Thursday, September 29, 2005

Axis Allies: Midweek Fest


Karl, my son, and Malv study the Big Board

Two rounds of A & A last night as good friends came over for some awesome A & A. In the first game Karl rolled over Russia and I conceded on the second turn. We started another one about 8, with my son playing the UK, me as Germany, Malv as Japan, and Karl as US and USSR.....

...about 11:15 Karl left and my son finally went to bed. He had acquitted himself brilliantly. Karl and I were covinced that it was a winning position for the Allies, but Malv insisted that he could win as the Axis. So I switched to the Allies to play it out against Malv as the Axis.

As it turned out, he was right and Karl and I were wrong.....by 3 am the situation was hopeless. The UK Navy and Army were wiped out, the US Navy was far from home in the Baltic, and the Japanese and Germans were about to eat Russia. Incredibly, I staged a sneak invasion of Japan, and emerged victorious. Malv staggered out the door at 3 AM into a cool September night. Hope he got home safe.


The final turn: as Russia is about to die in the Japanese/German pincer, the US pulls the game out its ass by taking Japan.


10 comments:

Karl said...

How did the UK navy get wiped out?

Michael Turton said...

Malv moved the Japanese Navy into the Med and then into the Baltic (!). He then wiped out the UK navy. I annihilated his fleet with the US Atlantic Fleet + Heavy bombers, but that left us unable to intervene in events on the continent for three turns (UK to build navy, US to return to US and get troops). Russia was doomed....

Michael

Karl said...

One more question- Why is there a factory in the Philippines?

Michael Turton said...

Karl, do you not get my emails? I sent you one about this.

I put the factory there because i wanted to build HVY BMB and ships there so I could grab the rest of his empire.

Michael

Malv said...

I don't know what to say. The game was mine to lose. I should not have attacked the US fleet at that time.

I snatched ignominious defeat from the jaws of glorious victory. Way to go, huh?

Michael Turton said...

You played brilliantly, man. I enjoyed that game very much.

I'm out of A & A time for this week, until the 10th, I think.

Michael

Karl said...

I didn't receive an e-mail about this. Where'd you send it?

Michael Turton said...

chaonk at gmail.dot.com

I've sent you a bunch that you've never replied to. I thought you were just busy.

Anyway, here's an excerpt from it:

.....At 3 AM!!!!!!!! My wife laughed her ass off in the morning.

You were great with my son, BTW. I really appreciated your patience, courtesy, and kindness with him.

Here's the link to the 25 questions about New Orleans....it's not quite what you think. I was too
tired to explain it last night:

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0928-21.htm

Michael

Karl said...

We got trouble. I have never received an E-mail from you to my gmail account. Better switch to the newtools address.

Michael Turton said...

OK, send me an email from the newtools address....