Exellent point Yoshi. I’m staring to come around although I still want Russia to be defended with alot of allied fighters, I will need to think out a good balance between both military arms. Does everyone agree that I shoud liberate the south pacific with a large US fleet and troops?
Sure, in 1942, USA CAN go toe-to-toe with Japan.
I mention the UK india complex as a key point to also defend for the allies. UK need only add inf early, with some russian units, with USA initially funneling fighters into australia and then india. Once the navy can get to the solomons, then to east indies, the ground based planes can help keep the Japanese navy from moving to threaten india.
As pointed out above, UK needs some navy in the atlantic. At the very least to take norway and battle for finland.
It IS possible to do this, but it’s a tricky balance.
Sometimes the US must not be afraid to throw some units out for bait because they can be expendable. The USA can bleed the Japanese dry if the chinese are doing well and there are some UK units in S.E. Asia. I am not suggesting getting silly/stupid. but putting out a TPT with 2 inf and a DD to cover to grab an island may be well worth it to bait the japanese out of position.