How a cheaper Navy helps the allies is this. The US comes in after turn 4. With a cheaper navy, namely transports, Japan could be a real threat to Australia, forcing the US to pay attention to it, making it historically accurate.
The US paying some attention to Japan helps the Germans.
Lastly, IMHO, the game is close enough that these changes don’t ruin the game. But seeing your point, to go along with this, you would also have to fix the sub problem which is horrible. The advantage Germany had in the beginning of the war with their subs just doesn’t exist in the game. They need to make the subs more stealthy, like rolling the dice to locate them before attacking them, (destroyers would have a better chance than other units) and greatly expanding the areas they can convoy. Also giving the Germans a wolf pack advantage that the US copies and made use of much later in the war against the Japanese.
This whole incredible aspect of WW2 was somehow left out of the game. A real shame. That would bring some balance.
Allweneedislove is correct.
So the way I see it… Japan could move the 2 destroyers during the combat phase as required, fight the American ships with different units, and than move the destroyers back into 25 during the non combat phase after the zone has been cleared. Â
Nope. Sea (and land) units that move in combat movement and/or participate in combat may not move in noncombat movement.
Its not a matter of quickly taking over america. If the US is 100% devoted to building units to defend against Japan, the Germans should finish off Russia.
And really, if japan can just place 1 more unit in alaska than the US can build, eventually…
In games with big bids for the Allies (35+ PUs), it is possible to hold Yunnan by adding in an additional Chinese art plus flying in an additional two or three Russian planes that were bought before the game started. If Japan pushes all of their units to Kwangsi on J1, the Allies will have to vacate Yunnan before J2 or face annihilation. However the Chinese can counterattack or strafe Yunnan on Ch2 since the Japanese air force can’t land in that territory, seriously harming Japan’s ground strength in Mainland Asia.
Russia will have to methodically retreat back towards Moscow for the first three rounds with this plan. The upside in Europe is that the US can execute a KGF plan since there is less urgency in the Pacific theater.