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Author Topic: Dealing With the Italian Fleet and Securing Africa  (Read 2699 times)
war monger
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 11:26:56 am »
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cts17...you are correct. You can only build three things from Brazil. My bad. Still you could have 2 inf and 1 tank or 2 tanks and one inf. My point was after the IC was established and production began on turn 2 the African continent is pretty much under control if you tie up or destroy the Italian navy by turn 3 or 4. In my opinion the only real threat to Africa is Japan but by that time the Allies (if played right) should have Italy and Germany to the point of surrender.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2010, 03:32:43 am »
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Wor Monger...
I like your idea about the Brazil IC. But in my eyes it should be used as a cheap and secure way to support africa with units while US goes Pacific with everything else Smiley From Brazil you can shuck troops over every round, out of reach of axis airforce....
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2010, 11:17:22 am »
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Oh the long debate over Brazil. I disagree with its existence entirely. It is a waist. Lets wait for a second and compare costs. You are moving three units so you need 2 transports. So you already have two. Now I am going to suggest that you walk your units from US East coast into Panama. Now have two transports pick them up and drop them in Brazil. Now use your other two transports to pick them up from Brazil and land them into Africa. It costs you a dollar less and unless the Germans or Italians have bombers in Morocco then the transports are free to run without defense. Same as having a IC in Brazil.
 
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2010, 10:08:21 pm »
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Why not just move the troops to East Canada and drop them with US transports protected by the UK fleet?
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 01:45:25 am »
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What I like about the Brazil IC is that you already have one transport down there by round 2 when it starts producing and it is out of harms way. So it's a cheap, independent and simple way of getting troops to Africa, while you're doing the real fighting in the Pacific.
I must admit that I haven't tried it yet..... But it's a tempting idea!
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 07:41:21 am »
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Transports are better.  If don't have the naval strength to land in sz12, then you need to build it.  Once you start landing in SZ12, you are

1) Taking out an Italian NO
2) Threatening Italy
3) Threatening France/NWE

That's alot for Germany to worry about, and it requires alot of resources to protect Italy and France.  

By contrast, Axis can totally ignore a Brazil factory and a transport or 2 going to Congo.  By not contesting North Africa and/or threatening Germany's rear end, this Brazil strat helps Germany put more income into destroying Russia.
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