Hello everyone. I have returned from my exile and now I have a question to ask the experts.
With a few dissenting voices, the emerging consensus about Global 1940 seems to be:
- Germany should attack Russia either G2 or I2/G3.
- Japan should attack the allies either J1 or J2.
- No one should ever attack a stack of cheap units with a bunch of planes.
However, that doesn’t match the experience of World War II, in which Germany invaded East Poland and the USSR beginning in June 1941 and Japan declared war in December of that year. There were good reasons for that schedule and those reasons are incorporated into the game in the form of the timetable for the Siberians reaching Moscow, Japan’s $10 NO for avoiding trade sanctions over FIC, and the need to keep America out of the war. So if anything, history shows us that Germany should attack Russia as soon as possible (G1) and Japan should avoid any conflict with USA until as late as possible (J4).
The following are opening moves for such a strategy. What I am looking for is advice on what the experts think the allies should do on round 1 if faced with an opener like this. First, a couple of warnings though:
- Japan can and will airstrike anything in Szechwan
- Germany can and will airstrike Belarus or z97. If you stack Belarus and attack z97, Germany will scramble.
- If Russians move back to Amur, Japan may stack Korea with 10 inf, 2 AA, and 1 fighter.
- Japan will not declare war on France or USA until round 4, but will attack British holdings if attacked or provoked. If not, the schedule is Burma J4, India J5, then on to Cairo. Moscow soon capitulates, and then the Americans show up….
OPENING MOVES FOR A G1/J4 STRATEGY:
Build 4 mech, 1 armor in Germany; 1 destroyer in z112
1 inf, 1 armor from Romania
2 inf, 1 armor from Hungary
3 inf, 1 armor from Poland
3 armor from Greater Southern Germany
1 fighter from Norway
1 fighter from Holland
2 tac from West Germany
2 bombers from Germany
1 sub from z103
1 sub from z108
1 battleship from z113
1 sub from z117
1 sub from z118
6 inf, 2 art from Greater Southern Germany
1 inf from Romania
Retreat to Romania
4 inf, 2 art, 3 armor from Holland
3 inf, 1 art, 2 fighters, 1 tac from West Germany
1 tac from Germany
1 tac from Poland
1 fighter from Hungary
11 inf, 3 art, 3 AA from Germany to Poland
4 mech from West Germany to Poland
3 inf from Norway to activate Finland
transport and cruiser from z114 to z112
2 inf from Denmark to Norway via transport
1 sub from z124 to z125
2 fighters, 1 tac from France to Southern Italy
1 fighter from z110 and 3 AA from West Germany to Holland
all remaining planes to West Germany
leave Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Greece for Italy
Build 2 transports in z6; 1 minor IC in Shantung
1 inf from Jehol
1 art from Jehol
3 inf, 1 art from Shantung
3 inf, 1 art from Kiangsu
2 inf from Kiangsi
2 fighters, 2 tacs from manchuuria
1 fighter from Fromosa
3 inf, 1 art from Kwangsi
1 fighter, 1 tac from Kiangsu
2 bombers from Japan
ALL planes land in Kwangsi except 1 fighter in Kiangsi (10 fig, 8 tac, 2 Bmb total).
ALL ships go to z36 except 1 destroyer in z43 and 2 destroyers in z6.
1 inf, 1 armor from Japan to Kwangsi via transport.
1 art from Kiangsi to Kwangsi
1 inf from Okinawa; 1 inf, 1 art, 1 mech from Manchuria to Kiangsi via transports.
2 inf from Manchuria to Jehol (3 total)
4 inf from Korea to Manchuria (7 inf, 1AA total)
What would be the BEST allied response? thanks