I agree that if you play at a level where you’re playing tournaments or lots of play by email games then you’re at a level where this might not work,
Doesn’t mean anything : there are some bad players also in Pbem and tournament games.
It is just about being experienced.
but I think that even if you don’t take India on J3 moving to SZ36 and putting a NB there is a good idea for J1. It just gives you many options.
Never said it wasn’t a good idea. Actually, it is this J1 NB purchase that creates the J3 India Crush threat, which is very serious. Also, it’s always interesting to be able to reach sz6 from sz36. I’ve build NB in Hai several times (but i personally prefer J2 for that).
I’m sure a crafty opponent wouldn’t fall for this a lot. BUT if you’re playing friendlies occasionally, (as I assumed MightyPol was when I posted based on his original post) then this strat or variations of it can be very effective. I feel as though all of these India defenses that people are bringing up are out of the greater context of an actual global game. I feel like they are defenses that are possible to theorize when you know exactly what’s coming because I just brought it up to you, but that in an actual game wehre you didn’t announce ahead of time that you’re going for a J3 crush that no actual real life opponent would do half that. And if they did then you have other benefits, like a weak egypt.
Again, you seem to make a big difference between a “normal real life player” and internet players…It’s just about how experienced and skilled a player is. Of course, someone who play a lot on internet gets to play with a lot of different people, which is very good to get experience. When you only get to play everytime with the same 4-6 players in real life, it might be more difficult to discover all the best strats and counter.
Also, if by me simply putting my fleet on SZ36 in J1 is such an obvious J3 India crush to so many of A&A players than its even better. Then you can easily fool an opponent. Axisplaya, if you would stack exactly what you said on India based simply on me moving to sz36 on J1 then you would be easier to feint than anybody else since you are so sure I’d attack India. It’d be easy to hit the allies somewhere else while you sit on India with 2 turns of builds and most of your starting units.
Err….What about playing a game with me ? Then you’ll find out if i am so easy to feint…
I just said that for an experienced player, a fleet + transports in sz36 + J1 NB build on Hainan = emphasis on India Defense.
The only move i mentioned in my previous post that i might not do in the situation described is the tnk from Alx to Cpr, because this move depends on what Germany has done on G1 (saving UK is more important than saving India).
All the rest of units i mentioned would be in india for sure. And i don’t care if my UK units are turtling in India. From sz36 you are not going to surprise me with any move, believe me.
Just chill out man. My previous post wasn’t mean to critisize your idea. And whatever happens after your J1, the NB is not a waste of IPCs, you can use it for India Crush or for other interesting moves if you see that your oponent reacts well to it.