Was thinking about this strategy for Alpha 2+ global.
Has anyone done it successfully?
Attack J1 soviet far east, amur, sibera. build a Major in Manchuria and keep UK India /china relatively occupied . pin down the US fleet with carrier builds and park fighters on it to keep the US building in the pacific.
Get my Italians to clear Soviet buffer troops (usually one or two units between main armies) and get the Italy Germany one two punch going. I found that my mech tank builds were very effective and getting to Russia quickly to support. but I may not build as many mechs this next game. I was matching them tank for mech. but that may only be necessary for clearing forces (IE forces trying to take rostov , caucus ) on the way to moscow.
Can Japan really turn the tide tho in the All Axis on the Soviets strat? thoughts anyone?
I did it once succesfully. First turn I took France, Normandy and Southern France with Germany, so Italy can move the troops from Northern Italy to Yugoslavia which was already taken by the Germans Round 1. With this support and Japan invading Russia Turn 2 and building a major Factory in Korea Russia was down.
The negative side is, that India and ANZAC had no problem to survive and invade the money islands.
Thanks Robby! Glad to hear from you! I have been taking Yugoslavia with the Italians, but getting them into the eastern front faster is a nice key. In my last Europe 1940 game I started with an Italian turn 2 attack and then reinforced with Germany. Sounds like Cmdr Jennifer agrees with the Italians take, Germany re-inforces one two punch in the East. I will definitely consider taking china from the rear, but at the same time I need the 12 IPC’s to keep Japan viable if my resources and ground units aren’t going after the DEI or UK india too hard. excited to see this play out friday evening. If my 2 other players show… and I get to play the Axis which I should since its my turn. I just have to watch out. The Axis Cannot make major mistakes, but the Allies can make plenty and still win the game. Time is on the side of the Allies in the long term with the Awesomeness of the US’s 70+ IPC’s…
Thanks for all the input everyone.