Techno, how is 70 ipcs enough to kill the Euro Axis? Germany will have about that amount of money, and it only needs to spend 6 ipcs for every 14 ipcs the US spends(2 inf vs inf, art, Transport), leaving it with plenty to fight Russia. Seriously, what in the world are Japan and Germany doing
From what i've seen, Germany's hard pressed devoting all it's resources to hitting USSR. USA can strike by US4 and Germany's unlikely to take moscow before G5 - and that's assuming no Sealion. Without Sealion, the euroUK is still active, tho not a major threat by itself. Combined w USA, the UK becomes v useful to punch holes in German defences. With a Sealion, Germany should be abt halfway to Moscow by the time USA arrives.
I'd repeat, its the extreme lack of pressure USA *currently* has on it that facilitates the 70ipcs being quite powerful. Yes it has to waste cash on trannies, but it can also use trannies to land wherever it wants etc, so its not all just cash down the toilet.
It seems like once the USA arrives in force, euroAxis are screwed. I'll happily admit that maybe my games havent balanced particularly well or something, but the basic issue of attrition always looked to eventually crush Germany at that point. Ideally Germany should have some ability to hold off the USA even if they land in europe. Maybe a better group of players than mine can reach that equilibrium where tactics come into play once more. And i'm hoping the proposed changes go a v long way to achieve that also.
Hell, it's probably best to test the proposed changes *as an official errata* and see what happens; so there's small steps of change occurring rather than being more drastic. However i suspect the KGF strategy may still be prevelant with that +20 bonus.
I'd keep in mind that its plausible that with the proposed changes that the USA could actually be 5 ipcs *higher* than it currently is; and that doesn't necessarily involve going hard at japan, just taking a few islands in the Pacific.
Tho i'm desperately hoping Japan will be greedy and want the islands too, hence the Pacific battles are ON, baby!!