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revised Can a “crippled” aircraft carrier launch airplanes in Midway?
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comment Can a “crippled” aircraft carrier launch airplanes in Midway?
+1 for comment on differences between Japanese and American cultures. Maybe one "handicap" for Japanese players is that only they are allowed to launch suicide attacks.
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asked Can a “crippled” aircraft carrier launch airplanes in Midway?
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comment In Midway, would it make sense for the U.S. player to save his “punch” for the arrival of the Atago on Day 2?
The only way around this is to wait for the fourth wave of Yamato, Nagato, and Mutsu at the end of the second day. The four "medium" battleships (Hiei, Kongo, Haruna, and Kirishima) all have an anti-aircraft factor of 5.
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comment In Midway, would it make sense for the U.S. player to save his “punch” for the arrival of the Atago on Day 2?
That's certainly a consideration. But I'd put 15 dive bomber squadrons atop the Atago, at 3-1 odds against the antiaircraft fire of a battleship (5). Then 5 torpedo squadrons on either side of the ship, that's 1-1 odds against a single battleship, or cruiser. Assuming minimum hits (2, 1, 1), that should provide the four hits needed to sink the Atago. One issue is to identify which cruiser is the Atago. But I'd introduce a "house rule" to "asterisk" it. Because it is really a proxy for a bunch of transports, that can be identified separately.
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comment Is there any good cure in Midway for Japan's lack of search capabilities?
@Npst: The difference in search reflected relative historical capabilities. The Japanese had the "option" of using their less valuable ships for "ship searches" but failed to do so. "Enhanced" air search (within the limits of the seven space rule) makes the most sense, since the Japanese have more airpower after the second day.
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asked Is there any good cure in Midway for Japan's lack of search capabilities?
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comment Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?
My concern is that even if partner has, say the Q or K, we might be missing the T and 9. Change the 8 to a T, so that I'm leading from JT752, and I'd lead a diamond. In the actual example, East had 64 in diamonds.
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accepted Are there good ways to “handicap” Midway?
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comment Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?
One point you seem to be making is that North should have bid two spades (invitational) with his ten points instead of jumping to game. Would you jump to game as North with an extra jack (11 points instead of 10? Even as it was, the contract was makeable, but the declarer blew it.
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revised Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?
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comment Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?
@AlexanderWoo: Rubber bridge.
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asked Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?
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revised Are there good ways to “handicap” Midway?
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asked Are there good ways to “handicap” Midway?
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comment How does Magic the Gathering play differently with proxies?
I have (hopefully) made the question more objective and wonder if it can be re-opened in its current form.
Aug
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revised How does Magic the Gathering play differently with proxies?
Clarified by the question, and (hopefully) made it less subjective
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revised Bridge: Which transfer do you use with both majors - one 5 carder and another 4 carder
Clarified question.