Stroid (allies) defeats polarole (axis, G11)
Axis started with a tank and inf in africa and an inf in belo. UK was able to take egypt back on her turn, leaving axis very weak in africa. But it came at a cost: not being able to sink the german fleet in the english channel. Germany decided to combine fleets at gibraltor but was exposed to a large USA air and fleet attack. This left the germans completely out of africa and the med at a very early round. USA started shucking units into africa, britian harassing germany's northern shores and the russians were growing rapidly. Then in one round, the russian/german border trades went hugley in russias favor. All along, dice favored allies pretty strongly. It made for a very difficult game for the axis. Japan was slow to expand but near the end started making some steam. Japan dropped a couple ground units into alaska and canada, USA responded by buying some air. But USA was able to take canada back, allowing a british bomber is moscow to sink the two jap trans. Japan sent 3 more trans to canada to kill the successful british bomber, but this allowed the american air to sink the jap trans. In the end, allies lost two bombers and the japs lost 5 trannys, pretty big sway for allies. To add insult to injury, USA takes southern europe with 1 tranny and the russian sub floating in the sea zone. Germany, now facing a huge combined allied stack in eastern Europe, sends one bomber to kill the american/russian fleet. But, fitting for the dice of the game, the bomber misses and the tranny hits... This led to a reasonable surrender. Thxs for the game polar, it was fun (for me with all the dice at least).
Thank-you so much for this GREAT tourney. And thank-you even more for all your leadership and organization in the AA community. You do us all proud and are a great servant-leader. I, on behalf of all the participants and also on behalf of all the former GTO players now on triplea, wish to extend our greatest thanks to you for your service. For my prize money, I wish for you to keep it and take your wife out to a really nice dinner. Tell her it is with Stroid's compliments for all your fine work. Many thxs!
I have attempted to upload the game save to this post, whether it worked or not we shall see...