ANZAC Strategy


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    Can we talk about the fact it’s an hour long video?



  • @Cmdr:

    Can we talk about the fact it’s an hour long video?

    Pretty impressive eh?… no dinky 5 minute vids for my subscribers, they deserve an hour.


  • 2019 2017 2016

    @Young:

    @Cmdr:

    Can we talk about the fact it’s an hour long video?

    Pretty impressive eh?… no dinky 5 minute vids for my subscribers, they deserve an hour.

    Isn’t it about the same length as the US one and 2/3 the length of the UK one.

    The US one could have more and the ANZAC one less. But then your subscribers would say that there isn’t enough in there for ANZAC.

    I’ve got a few suggestions for what ANZAC can do:

    • Conquer Iraq or FIC. That provides a place they can build an IC
    • in a neutral crush game ANZAC can take Saudi Arabia. Sth America also has 3 2IPC neutrals and could have an IC on them although it isn’t very useful and Turkey isn’t very likely.

    @Cmdr:

    I, personally, like t get at least one carrier for the Australians at some point of time.  Failing that, keeping three fighters in the Pacific is nice because the US can take an island, ANZAC can land fighters there for Cover Combat Air Patrol (scrambling).

    Yes, CV for the Aussies makes them many times more useful. Generally requires some discipline to save enough to have 36IPCs in a round because you want the two fighters on the same turn.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    26 would be enough, you have 3 fighters.  Assuming 2 of them are deployed somewhere but the 3rd one is in decent range, you could just get 1 carrier, 1 fighter.  Unless you’re aiming for 5 fighters total for the ANZAC.


  • 2019 2017 2016

    36 is preferred though. Effectively, it means a fighter has to go backwards to sit on the carrier if you only have 26. And 29 is required to avoid a wastage of a production spot. With 34 you’d probably buy a DD.

    The lack of an airbase on Sydney makes buying fighters and sending them off shore a slow process.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016

    ANZAC should build the fighters ahead of time, not save the 20 IPCs for a single build. If you build the fighters early, they provide defense, limited offense, and you can still drop them on the carrier later. On the other hand if you’re hoarding cash and Japan heads your way, you are limited by factory capacity in how many units you can build.

    Doing it all at once is like storing money in your mattress instead of earning interest on it.

    Marsh


  • 2019 2017 2016

    I’m suggesting buying cheaper units like inf to save money rather than spending up on an expense mini navy which won’t be much use anyway.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016

    Also don’t overlook the possibility of just landing ANZAC fighters on US carriers. Great range extender, and gives Japan a lot to worry about.

    Marsh


  • 2019 2017 2016

    Always a good option in SZ33. Generally if the USN has gone further they’re out of range and you need to position into Queensland.



  • I have been wondering about this too.  What I have done in the past is if Japan has not been overly aggressive in the DEI, I will allow ANZAC to take Java.  On turn two I put all of my planes on the island for defense if Japan is still not a big threat, and then build a factory.  Many times, Japan hasn’t even declared war yet and my ANZAC factory is relatively safe for a turn, in which it can build some units for defense.  I find this strategy especially good at dividing the Japanese navy and some land units, as they want the money island as well as to take away my nuisance of a factory.  I have found that I have the most success when the Japanese have a large U.S. Strike on turn 3, because 70% or more of their navy is required to do this, leaving Java open to build.



  • You can’t build a factory on Java though…



  • @simon33:

    I’m suggesting buying cheaper units like inf to save money rather than spending up on an expense mini navy which won’t be much use anyway.

    I dunno, I think the Aussies need to build up some ships. It’s not a bad idea to use your Aussies to block SZs as needed instead of using a USN ship. And when the opportunity arises to target the IJN blockers. Do as much of the light work as possible in order to conserve the strength of the USN for big clashes with the IJN.



  • Yes that is my bad, i forgot we were play testing a house rule at the time.


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