questioneer wrote:[Hey questioneer, as one of my main contributors I've got to tell you that I'm about to pull the plug on this phase of the game's development. I want to break away and analyze the material I have at this time, a lot of which is from you. I realize that you have not completely finished your testing but I've got to let you and others know that I will not be spending as much time interfacing with you but will instead be putting together what I hope will become Global 1940. I've got a mountain of material to look into and tons of test to perform.
Well then let me give you my final report now. I'll be brief as much of what I already gave you was given a few pages ago anyway.
Based on Alpha +1
G4 is doable but nearly suicide. G3 is optimal but it will cost you material and possible a disadvantage in the Med because you cannot help Italy as much there. G3 gives you a round to get back and defend the East. Like I've said before, I like Sealion as an optional playable opening but I do not want it to become standard. Seems pretty balanced to me. The French fighter on England would be OK if you give Italy a sub/ship and/or a tac bomber to even the imbalance.
Probably a little better than Sealion though it has its disadvantages also...keeping Britain alive and producing units etc. Eastern Front is awesome in this version!!!
Keep'em as is.
Pretty balanced in my opinion- so if you are going to add anything there you have to balance it with a unit(s) for the other side.
Russia too strong???
Yes, a little- your right they need to suffer a little more- Subtract a couple of units here.
US too strong???
Yes, a little here also, your suggested subtractions of 1ftr and 1tac are just fine.
Perfect- don't touch it please- best improvement in my opinion- I've played attacking and waiting from both sides- great balance.
National Objectives/SBRs/Adjusted Rules including building IC issues
I think these are just fine- vast improvements here. I would not touch these, subtract or add to them.
Add a Russian destroyer/ship???
I thought about this but NO- in a couple of my games they just built one if needed.
Final opinion on setup changes based from the current Alpha+1 setup/rules:
Subtract 2inf, 1tnk from USSR
Subract 1ftr, 1tac from WUS
Add 1 French ftr to England
Add 1sub in z97, 1tac bmr to Italy
Add 1 mec to Egypt
All I want for Christmas is an official final version of this great game so I can enjoy it over the break with my buds. Thanks Larry and looking forward to the final!!!
Got it... well, actually already had it.