alaska is a non issue. can block hawaii with a dd.
us cannot take DEI if it is dutch, but anzac and uk pac already did, you did not DOW yet, of course they took all the dutch islands round 2.
Keeping japan in sz 6 doesn’t keep us honest. it is away from your objectives. It is the exact opposite. America is not afraid of losing alaska. 16 units is not going to take and hold hollywood. usa can spam ground forces after the fact, the hell.
block hawaii with a dd and done. don’t worry about pacific. No J1 or J2 dow = you are not trying to win in the pacific.
take fleet to queensland and screw making pacific ships. If japan doesn’t want to be near the cash islands, he won’t make enough to win in the pacific. america won’t need to be there.
Would I abandon calcutta, I’d have enough to defend it considering the 20+ income it makes, but I’d move stuff out for sure.
If you are away from your money and not declaring war, that is a big green light for usa to go full atlantic.
plus there are enough dds laying around in the pacific to block your naval from hitting calcutta, in which case calcutta moves.
if you telegraph what you are doing like this, of course america is going to try and drop on italy. Egypt can be well defended too you know.
lots of people drop egypt minor and build off south africa and egypt with uk, instead of making a silly london fleet.
Don’t get me wrong, the strategy works the first time around usually, but after that people figure it out easy.
but staying in sz6 is absolutely silly, you aren’t fooling anyone. At least if you are near the money, usa might think you are trying with japan.
Anyway, most people don’t buy much in the pacific when there is no J2 DOW, regardless of where your naval is. you might see 3 units of sub/dd mix, but that is about it.
sometimes on USA 2 if no J2 dow happened and Japan doesn’t look like he will dow… I pull the USA 1 buy off west usa into the atlantic. get hawaii to queensland and taunt.