This strat is inttiguing but I too think that with proper US buys that this will not work.
However, the mere threat of Japan from the Alleutian Island group may force US into early buys on land forces over naval forces which could prove devastating in rounds 4 and on when the US finally gets in the game.
So in other words its a gambit you pull back from later after round 3. As Allies I may consider attacking right away in rounds 2-3 with the Brits/ANZAC.
Has anyone tried this gambit and then pulled back to mess up the US early buys??? This may have a long-term payoff.
3 of us are testing this “gambit” right now. Links to the games are below. I think you will see that it’s more of a gimmick that might work once against a drunken opponent, but is generally not a viable strat.
Rounds 2-3?? :lol: The other allies, including and especially China, all get easy instant growth from round 1 while the bulk of the Japanese navy and air force are trying to get to Alaska for this rash invasion. The Chinese can buy 3 artillery right up front, and the Burma road is uncontested. And if you have to get most of the Jap airforce and navy out of position to get USA to buy 5 infantry with their whopping 17 starting IPC’s, well, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I’m not sure what round you’re thinking of aborting the bluff positioning, but I don’t see how this screws up the USA in rounds 4 and on.
If you would like to show me what you’re talking about, I’m up for a game.