• well, my normal FTF opponent and I are closely matched, we’re not masters, but we’re good and have a good handle on the tactics of Axis and Allies.  We have also learned that a KGF strat doesn’t work well for the allies because someone has to try and keep Jap in check(=USA).  I think perhaps I am trying too hard to trade India or hold it.  I send 2 russian inf to china on R1, and 2 inf to Persia to move to India on R2.  I build a Russian bomber to hit Jap trns off Sumatra.  After Round2, the russians retreat back to Caucusus and I switch from holding INdia to trading it, but I know that if I let Japan have India then the very next turn an IC is going down and pumping 3 tanks 2 territories away from Caucasus.

    All the while, my opponent is sending 9-11 units through the north…per turn!  He just holds the japsz, and sends those units through SFE.  I have toyed with the idea of sending a small force to try and squash his fleet off SFE, but Japan can counter by taking Midway and closing the pacific.  My opponent is also wise enough to never lose the naval arms race.  He always mirrors US purchases, US builds a BB, he builds a bb… This keeps Japan well ahead of US naval presence.  The most I can do is hold US NO and perhaps retake Aust.

    The Manch IC is killing me because it can be used against China or to beef up the northern advance.  Japan is advancing in the north not so much for the IPCS as he is for the divergent front that is the furthest from the Germans and also grabbing a few Russian IPCs while he’s at it.  Also, we have been playing with a 12 bid.  I recently changed my bid to 1 inf Egypt, 1 inf Kar, 1 sub off India and it certainly worked better!


  • @SilverBullet:

    if usa goes pac, then i dont do my twin island factories, i usually buy 1 factory in fic and 3 subs on j1. if usa goes atl, on j1 i buy 2 transports and a man.

    how do you know on J1 if USA is going pacific or not ?

    otherwise, even after a US1 towards atlantic, you cannot know if the US will invest in pacific or not. Beggining the pacific fleet purchase in round 2 is quite common. I’m not a big fan, but sometimes, the board makes that you need at least to buy a CV for sz10 on US1. But if I see an opponent building 2IC on EI and Borneo on turn 2, I’ll certainly go after Japan heavy : that will be very hard for Japan to hold against the US with so many positions to protect (when you build an IC, you cannot afford to loose it one turn or two ; whereas you can afford the loss of EI or Borneo for a couple of turns if it gives you some strategical advantage…

  • '10

    i do standard jap buy on j1 , 2 transports and a man,  then i buy twin island factories if i see usa go atl, if usa comes pac, i buy fic factory and 3 subs.

    my logic isnt flawed, its just a start, if u r worried japs cant go north or south then why even run the japs, stick with the easy countries like usa and uk.

  • '16 '15 '10

    @SilverBullet:

    i do standard jap buy on j1 , 2 transports and a man,  then i buy twin island factories if i see usa go atl, if usa comes pac, i buy fic factory and 3 subs.

    my logic isnt flawed, its just a start, if u r worried japs cant go north or south then why even run the jpas, stick with the easy countries like usa and uk.

    But haven’t you been in a game where you made the double island factory buy J2 and then USA came for Japan 100% starting USA2?  I know that with my standard USA KGF opening I would be very tempted to switch gears and go for Japan.  For me it would be a tough choice, because KGF would also have good chances of success against that opening.  But I think more experienced Pacific campaigners would not hesitate to come for Japan.

  • '10

    zhuk im sure u could counter any strat i have anyway so i might as well stick with this one  😉


  • I normally put my IC in Man, but I’ve been considering going for the islands on turn 2 if it looks like a KGF strat.

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