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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

BG001-Initial Setup: Russia

The Russian set up for this game is pretty banal. Beside the required placements, most of the Army is deployed to take Eastern Europe. I also fortify Leningrad and I place two fleets there to threaten German interests. One fleet … Continue reading

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BG001-Initial Setup – Great Britain

The British Setup is dictated by Grand Strategy and my own limits. With the BEF limited to 3 ground factors, there is not much sense in keeping the Army home. I do place 3 3-4 Inf’s in London just because … Continue reading

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BG001-Initial Setup: France

In the west, France will face a German who – at least from the AI – is highly unlikely to attack before France has a chance to add builds. Thus the setup is very basic, with a single line using … Continue reading

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BG001-Initial Setup: Italy

The computer has given Italy a basic setup. For Italy, everything is a compromise. If the computer is thinking about declaring war on the first turn (it won’t) it needs to provide a legitimate threat to France. Otherwise it needs … Continue reading

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BG001-Initial Set Up: Poland

The Initial Polish Set up is pretty basic. The strongest possible defense in Warsaw, the 2-3 to the SW of Warsaw and surrounded by 1-3 Infantry units which forces the Germans to make cross river attacks before they can exploit … Continue reading

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