Playing strategy and type
Which coutntries should play Offensive? - All of the Axis, USA
Which coutntries should play Defensive? - Russia (If Germany doesn’t do a Sealion), China
Which countries should play Balanced? - Everyone Else
Type of Battles
Which coutntries fight primarily Land battles? - Russia, Germany, China, everyone else is rather balanced.
Which coutntries fight primarily Sea Battles? - If “sea” includes amphibious assaults, US, Japan, UK
Country Economics (based on IPC income at beginning of game)
Which countries are Rich? - US
Which countries are Middle Class? - Germany, Russia, Japan, UK
Which countries are Poor? - ANZAC, China, Italy (Although they generally end up more middle-ish a few turns in)
Which countries are easy to play as? - Russia
Which countriies are medium to play as? -
Which countries are hard to play as? - UK
For the Frequent mistake makers
Which countries allow major mistakes? - I think a MAJOR mistake could really mess up any nation.
Which countries allow many major mistakes? - Same
Which countries allow only minor mistakes? - Russia
Which countries if you made a mistake , even a minor one it would cost the game? - Germany
And also, what is the ideal type of player for each country?
Germany - A player who prefers huge land based battles
Russia - A player who prefers defensive land battles, and absolutely no need for a navy
Japan - A player with a mind for naval war and the ability to break up his forces into smaller pieces
UK - A player who is able to think about the war as a whole instead of only focusing on one piece of the war at a time
ANZAC - Should always be played by the UK player, as it’s too tiny to be fun to play alone, and their political rules are tied together
Italy - A player who is able to balance a naval invasion of Africa with a land invasion of Russia.
US - A player who likes to meticulously plan his attacks beforehand, as the US has plenty of time to do so
China - Should be played by the US or USSR player to give them something to do for 3-4 turns while they wait to bring in their main nation. China should never be its own player, as they get very little money and can’t even produce any non infantry/artillery units
France - Should be played by the US or USSR to give them something to do for those 3-4 turns. Their capital generally falls on turn 1, and they often don’t even end up producing any units until the game is basically over anyway.