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How Closely Did Afrika Korps simulate the actual campaign conditions?

Not very well at all, but good enough for a board game. The impact of Malta is reflected in-game as the difficulty of the Germans getting reinforcements and resupply as the game goes on. (I'd get the ...
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Is there any good cure in Midway for Japan's lack of search capabilities?

There are some differences in play between the original (60s) and updated (90s) editions of Midway - not least of which is where ships come into the game from (the newer edition uses hexes instead of ...
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Are there good ways to "handicap" Midway?

Depending on the edition (60s or 90s), you can handicap for the Japanese by: 60s: allow Japanese player to start a day (or partial day) sooner than the American player 90s: allow Japanese player ...
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Can a "crippled" aircraft carrier launch airplanes in Midway?

I don't think this idea is a valid simulation. The two most critical tasks of an aircraft carrier, in order, are staying afloat and launching/retrieving it's planes. Provided the crew is not fully ...
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Could the Japanese player suffer anti-aircraft losses under the Midway reduction rules?

Historically, Midway had both fighter defense (although mostly older fighters) and anti-aircraft, both of which inflicted some losses on the Japanese. Midway-based Marine fighters led by Major Floyd ...
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Could B-17 bombers identify individual ships in Midway?

Attacking B-17s would have a better view than reconnaissance planes and would be able to id a carrier by class... Dedicated reconnaissance aircraft (as opposed to fighter patrols) would fly at very ...
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Is there any good cure in Midway for Japan's lack of search capabilities?

The Japanese are likely to have inferior search capabilities. That's just based on a historical reality that can only be partially overcome by suggestions made in the question. What can be affected ...
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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 drawback of such a strategy (I've tried it as the US player in the 1960s edition, and responded as the Japanese player) is that you can, in fact, prevent the Atago from being sunk - unless you ...
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