Ok! forbidding ics is nice because that way the axis have a chance and territories are unlimited!!! when they ar ein hands of rightful owner but for the conquerer they do not get the unlimited a know nice tactic!!
Thanks DM. It was the low luck aspect that really threw me the curveball. Taking a cursory look, it seemed that LL makes a lot of the first round battles, on both side, that are deemed “must do’s” by most players a little more palatable so, all things being equal, it was hard to judge which side would come out ahead at the end of the 1st turn.
Australian IC is a great idea
and personally i favor it
i can say its my standard move, altough i must say UK play depends( a lot or not ) upon the G1 move
so Australia IC can be put in round 1
even in round 2 if its a surprise
but i agree with Emperor Mollari without USA going forcefully in Pacific, UK forces down there are doomed
and altough this strategy is great, if Australian IC falls to the Japanese, it leads Allies to almost certain defeat, since UK spent a lot of IPC on their fleet here and (partially) egnored European theatre, so overall
i would say anyone go for it
and dont be dissapointed if it fails, even a few times, find a way to improve the strategy, it can be done, but it requires a good coordination, USSR and USA are (very) important here altought it doesnt seem that way on the first look
But im all for the hit Japan first thing (not neccesarily killing him), but he canÂ´t be let free to roam Asia/Africa/Australia-new zeeland…Â Â itÂ´s devestating for the allies, and more importantly the Russians.
If russia stacks Buryatia, puts 2 arm in yakut, UK kills the kwang trn (witch i failed to do twice in a row…), UK attacks FIC with 3 inf, 1 fig, lands fig in Sinkiang), Assembles UK Pacific fleet in SZ30.
USA can then choose how to do things, same for Russia and UK on turn 2.
Germany and Japan have allready shown their hand, and with 1 Trn Buryatia attack is risky, even if Pearl is ignored, if Fic was wiped, China will be harder, Sinkiang IC would look tempting.
If japan ignores pearl US have got a free carrier/sub/fig that can be nasty in the long run…
But my bottom line is Japan canÂ´t be set loose unrestrained.
If anyone wants to monitor this in action see the league game between Nix and myself. 😉
Func has it right, that C-Sub paper is super old and makes alot of bad assumptions….it needs an edit. Obviously if Japan drops absolutely everything to deal with India than the Russians should help out. In any case, if the Japs put everything into a J3 attack and lose some planes to the aa then sometimes the Russians can simply liberate it and UK can build there on the same turn.
I’m not really big on India for the reasons outlined above–it ties down valuable hardware in an area of secondary strategic value, and if Japan plays it right UK is forced into a defensive posture there. Still, it is fun to play and every good A&A player should give it a try–just preferably not against your toughest adversary.
These days I hardly buy any UK factories unless its late game and UK has the cash to spare…but if you are going to go with a factory UK1 then India is probably the most interesting option.