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Archimedes 57
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winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Fri, 04 January 2013 11:05
I've been trying to get more experience by playing the two free scenarios, often against Johnny. I almost always win as the Allies, but I have never won either of these scenarios as Axis against either a human player or the computer. I've tried every strategy I could think of. I seldom even get within a point of winning.

In playing these scenarios so often, I think I've noticed that Johnny gets better cards than my human opponents. Does anyone know if this is a built-in handicap for the AI? Clearly you have to be lucky enough to have better cards to win as Axis, so a built-in advantage here would be almost a guaranteed win.
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Fri, 04 January 2013 12:05
Archimedes 57 wrote on Fri, 04 January 2013 14:05

I've been trying to get more experience by playing the two free scenarios, often against Johnny. I almost always win as the Allies, but I have never won either of these scenarios as Axis against either a human player or the computer. I've tried every strategy I could think of. I seldom even get within a point of winning.

In playing these scenarios so often, I think I've noticed that Johnny gets better cards than my human opponents. Does anyone know if this is a built-in handicap for the AI? Clearly you have to be lucky enough to have better cards to win as Axis, so a built-in advantage here would be almost a guaranteed win.


Johnny gets no advantages (in cards or in dice) but he does play a strategy that often makes it seem like he has better cards. Smile

Johnny is a pretty straight-forward kind of soldier, so he usually plays the cards that will allow him to move the most number of troops, or cards that will lead to the most attacks in a turn. This means that he usually plays his best cards without thinking about future turns...but human opponents might play weaker cards to build for a big attack or something. Because Johnny rolls so many dice per game, it will also seem like he gets great dice.

DoW has been very clear that there is no built-in advantage for the computer AI. Cool
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Fri, 04 January 2013 15:52
Juno as Axis:

Where this is done normaly involves an aggressive advance on the Axis right of centre, pinning the allies on the sand so they cannot advance or even shoot.

Where the Allies win is normally on the Axis left, so if they neglect to do anything on their own left you have an opportunity.


Or you wait for him to make mistakes and get bogged down assaulting and attacking your dug in forces while you whittle him down.

Generally this map requires the Allies to concentrate effort on one flank or another, usually the right. Advancing equaly on all of them is a recipe to be trading fire at a disadvantage with you in the open and him in cover.


And if all else fails, play cadets.
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Fri, 04 January 2013 16:02
Pegasus:

Not played for a hile, but I am sure someone will be along in a minute
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Sat, 05 January 2013 02:50
I have won Pegasus Bridge several times as Axis.
As you say, good cards and good dice help. However, you can maximize your chances by doing the following:

1. On your left flank, put your two units into the trees. Even if the Allies take the bridge here, do not come out to attack them. Just shoot at them from the trees. If things get tough, redeploy your infantry unit that starts closer to your baseline to your right flank.
2. In your center, try to get the unit that is not sandbagged into the trees as well--forward if you can, to the rear if necessary.
3. On your right flank, bring up the unit that starts on your baseline as soon as possible. Advance the other on your side of the river to try to take shots at the Allies (preferably in concert with the sandbagged unit on the center/right dividing line.

Hope that this helps!
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Tue, 05 March 2013 11:50
JAParker wrote on Fri, 04 January 2013 20:50

I have won Pegasus Bridge several times as Axis.
As you say, good cards and good dice help. However, you can maximize your chances by doing the following:

1. On your left flank, put your two units into the trees. Even if the Allies take the bridge here, do not come out to attack them. Just shoot at them from the trees. If things get tough, redeploy your infantry unit that starts closer to your baseline to your right flank.
Hope that this helps!


I try and move these 2 units over into the center (where they can help defend the other objective medal on your right) and away from the Allied right. If you leave them there then you are almost always giving the Allies 3 medals-1 for the bridge and 2 for killing those units. Then he needs only 1 more for a win.
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Sat, 09 March 2013 20:06
Not a fan of Pegasus Bridge (or most 4 medal scenarios) - but Juno is one of the most fun to play - as the axis. You have a pretty good chance if you can get (German right) cards en masse. Center cards can also win it for you in a more defensive play - but you have more or less lost if the game becomes a battle on the German left only chance then is to stay back and wait for better cards and pray that the allied player doesn't kill the advanced bunker unit too soon.
      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Mon, 18 March 2013 11:45
Pegazus Bridge:

I agree with tank commander that the 2 (axis) infantry units on the left wing are the key to victory.
My personal experience is similar:
I tried several times to move these infantry units into forest hexes. It can be useful for a while, but if the allies want to hunt down these units, he will. (in most of the cases). The question is how many units will loose?
You can try to defend the woods, but with average cards and average dice roll, you can only cause small casualties for allied troops.
Axis player must kill 4 enemy units to win. Allied player can do the same, but in my opinion the better way to get the left(axis)/right (allied) bridge for a medal, and kill those 2 bridge guards. And he needs one more medal. This can be another infantry or the second bridge.
To avoid this situation, i tried to move the lower axis infantry unit right to join his mates in the center. If he can escape from left flank, you will have a better chance to win.
The upper unit can move to the left upper corner(forest). It is a safe position, and he can be dangerous for allied troops.

The main idea: don't let the americans to collect easy points on their right flank. If they have 3 medals, they need only one.

I could win a few times on Pegazus bridge with axis using this strategy. Try it.

Bye!


      
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Re:winning Pegasus Bridge or Juno as Axis Tue, 19 March 2013 00:43
This always works for me.... Attack.

Attack attack attack... you only win by killing the other guys units and taking his stuff.... ok it works for D&D also, but M44 you wont win as much, by being defensive. I surprise many by rushing the beaches and shooting them in the water...

move units up, try to stay in cover, but remember, the more dice you throw, the better chance you have of hits. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a unit to win. get close, max dice, and hope for average dice. Hard to win with bad dice, but if you are too lucky someone will think you have a god mode cheat...

Ever win a game with no dice thrown? I did once... took me a dozen try's, but I did it.


      
    
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