seathom wrote:It really didn't occur to me when I processed my turn of early June 1917 that the war was going to end. My NM was sitting at 128 and I figured I would take Petrograd which would put my NM up to 146. I even put my German Fleet of almost 11,000 PWR into the Atlantic Shipping Box to try to goad the WE into a fight. No naval battle, but still happened to gain 4 NM from other battles which put me at 150 NM. Surprisingly, no war wariness and voila, game over.
The EE still had 11 NM after Petrograd fell and I didn't even get the opportunity to play the Kornikov RGD. The WE still had control of Paris. Just a surprising way to end the game. What has been a bang up game goes out on a whimper. Oh well.
I did learn a lot from playing the game and think it is a great game to play -- very absorbing!
seathom wrote:I agree with you, or is the correct nomenclature "+1"!
I understand that the NM is to reflect the will to fight, but I can't even see Russia holding up its hands because they lost Petrograd (they still had Moscow and a lot of backbone). I understand that because of the Revolution, Russia did call it quits so their spunk wasn't up to its usual par (a la Napoleon or WW2). With NM at 11 and land combat PWR at 18, they were close, but arguably not quite ready to quit.
But the WE?? No way would they have quit! In my game, their NM was still in the low 30's with plenty of troops, even though so far I had been able to get enough WE battle losses to keep their land combat PWR between 67 - 75 with the USA in the war for 6 months. It is what it is, but it felt hallow. I don't think there would be any tears spilled if the "win" condition was scrapped, but I do understand keeping the "lose" condition, after all, wars basically end up with someone losing and often with no real winners.
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