Good game, I thought Rostov was going to hold. Oh well. I could have put the 2 fighters there, that will teach me.
The reason I didn't give up, I had planned on moving the Pacific fleet to W. India, using India's 18 to build a naval base and then secure Egypt the turn after Italy grabbed Vol.
Did you see how stacking in Spain could create issues for the axis? Granted in this game you had a great income. I figured Moscow would hold around two more rounds and Italy's income could be dealt with.
The turn I grabbed Egypt, I was debating about moving the Atlantic fleet to Malta. Then both fleets, via combat and noncombat could either park in 97 and grab Romania and assault Sukr. Or try for Italy. I wasn't sure how the map was going to look.
I'll test the Spain concept on my next game.
You definitely showed my what Japan with 9 carriers can look like
I had considered not responding to it with the US, but I figured that would get you 6 cities even if I got Europe handled.
Thanks for the game. That was my first forum game, pretty fun.
We'll have to play again if you like when you are less busy.