• Theduke,
    Lets say US and UK build an IC in India and in China (the territory closest to Moscow) and just pumping out some tanks to reinforce Russia. Wouldn´t you go for these ICs first, since those reinforcements are worth more than Japan can reduce in income for Russia by a direct attack! :wink:


  • @B.:

    Theduke,
    Lets say US and UK build an IC in India and in China (the territory closest to Moscow) and just pumping out some tanks to reinforce Russia. Wouldn´t you go for these ICs first, since those reinforcements are worth more than Japan can reduce in income for Russia by a direct attack! :wink:

    well to start with building those complexes there by the allies is not a very smart thing to do, usually the japanesse player will terminate those facotries en 1 or 2 turns by the most and the allies would have given away 2 factories at a decent range from russia, basicly messing up the allied war effort.


  • It really is possible to play with those ics. Crucial is the Russian setup in round 1. Attack (or if possible strafe) Man and send support to Per and Sin. Uk can build ic in Ind. US ic in Sin. Russians units can free Ind if Jap took it (and UK can build in UK2). This opening is possible against a PE bid (up to 8 inf) so should very well be playable vs a 0 bid.



  • Japan should always help Germany cuz once Russia is out of the way the Allies are probably not too far from falling flat on their faces. It is really hard for Germany to defeat Russia without the help of the Japanese.


  • Now Germany is a fragile country so yes. This will be a wise decision! duh!! :roll:


  • A & A is similar to Risk as opposed to most other war games in that there are no stacking limits.

    This allows you to heavily concentrate your forces. The concentrated force is powerful on offense and even more so on defense.

    You also want to prevent your opponents from doing the same. This allows your concentrated force a selection of weak opposing targets. They will be easily defeated without much expense to your concentrated forces.

    As the Axis, the focal point of concentration for you and likewise dissapation for the Allies lies across Russia. This target is wedged between your two powers. There are other territories where the Axis can concentrate, but the UK and WUS capitals are way off of the path of Axis concentration. As the game can quickly unwind with the taking of enemy capitals, Russia is the common logical path for Axis victory.


  • If Japan pushes towards America and sends only some infantry and a few fighters it will give Germany more time till the eventual D-Day


  • That minor delay does not help Germany much.

    By the time of D-Day, the UK or US will have already taken back F-Nor and dropped off enough inf + ftr to Kar for defense. By then, Jpn is the only avenue of attack on Rus.

    Attacking US w/Jpn looks great on paper, but in real time and turns, stalls the taking of Rus. With every passing turn, the Allied economic advantage will make them stronger in arms.


  • @Linkon:

    Attacking US w/Jpn looks great on paper, but in real time and turns, stalls the taking of Rus.  With every passing turn, the Allied economic advantage will make them stronger in arms.

    So true.  Attacking the US (except for China & Sinkiang) is a BAD move.

    Japan is the nation that can turn the economic tide in favor of the Axis in short order.  By focusing on a steady assault on Russia using a Japan transport fleet (using a fleet instead of an IC is faster, more flexible, and helps keep the US “honest” since those forces can reach AK in a single move) combined with a modest roving south pacific/indian ocean fleet, Japan can quickly be the leading IPC nation in the game.  In games I have played, it is not unusual for Japan to be in the 40’s for IPC’s by the end of round 2.

    A Japan with more IPC’s than the US (down to 32 at most), with UK weakened (low 20’s or teens depending on Germany in Africa) and Russia in the teens or less after losing the eastern territories, the economic winds favor the Axis.

    Then it only is a matter of Japan playing smart 9since they have most of the IPC’s) to crush Russia, saving the Germans, and then turning on the US while bombing the tar out of UK…

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