One Round Pound
You’ve brought in a huge army and nearly decimated your opponent’s
forces. You’re salivating at the thought of now getting to chew
through the last couple of enemy tanks and fighter that are remaining
and killing those premium units.
But wait a second; is that really the best decision?
What happens on your opponent’s next turn, when they get to go and
obliterate your main army? While killing a couple of premium units is
certainly a lot of fun, every decision you make must be weighed with the
consideration of what maximizes your chances of winning the game.
You cannot afford to have a large army crushed needlessly. Since Axis
& Allies is a turn based game, you can with a high degree of
accuracy calculate everything that your opponent will be able to throw
at you on his turn. There shouldn’t be any surprises as to what you’ll
face on your opponent’s next turn.
So what should you do when you have an opportunity to send your main
army against a vulnerable territory that you could easily crush, winning
handily, but your opponent would then be able to crush your main army in
The one-round pound or two-round pound, if the case calls for it.
Bring in enough troops to do maximum damage to your opponents vulnerable
army, but not so many that you’ll kill them all on the first roll and
then be stuck in the territory. Ideally, you’d kill all but one unit.
Then after you’ve massacred most of his forces, resist the urge to
crush them all, and pull back. You can usually get around 2:1 kill ratio
in this fashion, and should be willing to take those odds all day long.
Always look for opportunities to create army-size mismatches and hit
your opponent for one round or two rounds of battle. The main thing is
to inflict <100% damage to your opponent, while receiving far fewer
losses yourself, without getting stuck in the territory.