Newpaintbrush: Just a few pointers to your response to your message.
First of all, using transport in the Bury fight will remove the "0" from the UK battle leaving you with one free hit and then removing offensive units. The forces you have picked out to attack would have an average first round of 3 hits thus making it likely for carrier/fighter to survive first round at the same time as the UK fleet has an average of 2,5 hits.
Of course the decision to either withdraw or wipe them out is heavily based on the results of the first roll but if you do decide to remove that fleet you would be leaving your units in SZ59. Also, using naval bombardment with the Bury attack makes it impossible to disrupt attacks and retreat to SZ60.
That leaves us with a BB and possibly a number of transports in SZ60. Buying offensive vessels with Japan is not an option as I would think that would make this strategy a success. With Pearl untouched I could go with at least of sub/carrier/3 fig against SZ60 which I would do without hesitating at all. Since you are committing all your possible forces in the combat phase there is a slight chance I could go with a bomber there as well and that would most likely kill of most of the transports (if not all) you might have purchased and that would be a heavy setback for Japan.
And I don't see why it should be such a huge setback for the German progress. You still haven't allocated any resources against ��� with neither UK nor US. The heaviest cost should be the Russian fighter, other than that it doesn't take more than 2 additional infantry and possibly an armor to delay the Japanese from the northern route (where the ��� really doesn't expand his IPC fast enough). By turn 4 it should be possible to start hammering the German territories quite heavily (with smaller landings the previous turns) and the question is if the Germans are far enough into Russia by then.
I presume you refer to the Kwangtung battle. The "0" is not a transport. Battleships in Axis and Allies Revised have two hit points, so take two hits to kill. The "0" is the free hit from the battleship. Leaving the Japanese navy in the middle of the ocean is not a problem, because any Allied attack will mean a lot of dead Allies, and maybe a dead ��� fighter. The battleship used to attack Kwangtung is the one in the South Pacific. I hope that clears things up.
I feel that I have explained in detail why there will be a considerable setback against Germany, particularly since it is NOT the case that " You still haven't allocated any resources against ��� with neither UK nor US." Your post stated that UK was going to attack Kwangtung. That is serious resource allocation; allocation of your existing resources. You also stated that you were NOT going to retake Anglo-Egypt. You can use 2 inf 1 tank in Yakut if you want, but that's even MORE drain against Germany, and you'll be forced to retreat as soon as China falls anyways. Finally, with the listed moves, it should not be a question of IF the Germans are far into Russia. Without a Russian fighter to trade territories, and African-powered German industry, and Russian strength being bled off to the Japanese front, I believe that Germany being a good way into Russia is inevitable, UNLESS the German player really sucks horribly.
(edit) Look, I really hate this whole "It doesn't cost you anything!" Okay, I'm going to take EVERYTHING that Germany has and consolidate in Berlin. That doesn't cost me anything at all!
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