Hey everyone. I’ve lately become a regular playing 1942.2 edition but just downloaded TripleA and decided to test my luck after watching a bunch of Global videos on YouTube(thank you Young Grasshopper). I decided to play my first game against Hard AI and I took all three Axis nations. Turn 1 went extremely well for me, a little too well in terms of luck actually. However after turn 1 I decided to ask for some advice on turn 2.I purchased a Carrier and 2 Transports with Germany and destroyed both UK/French fleets with my airforce and subs/battleship with the loss of 1 sub, 1 fighter and a hit on my Battleship. This was with a 3 plane scramble too. I also managed to take out the Canadian Destroyer and Transport with 1 sub. Rolled into France with a loss of only 4 or 5 Infantry and had a perfect strafe in Yogoslavia leaving only 1 standing Infantry left and moving everything into Romania. Like I said, excellent luck it would seem. Entire airforce is in Western Germany with the exception of a fighter and tactical in the SZ above it and a fighter in Southern Italy.
After Russia purchased nothing but Infantry and Artillery and set up their front lines it was my turn with Japan(note Russia pulled back everything but 1 Infantry next to Mongolia). I purchased a minor IC and 2 Transports and did not declare war on anyone first turn. Pushed into China as far as I could, landed almost my entire airforce into Kwansi and set myself up in the SZ next to FIC with the majority of my fleet and sized up the Caroline Islands a bit more, putting the squeeze on the Phillipines. I landed all I could with Transports next to FIC and left only 2 Destroyers to guard my 2 new Transports at home. Factory went in Shanghai.
Here’s what baffled me as I wasn’t expecting this Allied strategy. The US purchased in the Pacific except for an Atlantic Bomber and moved everything else towards the Atlantic(Hawaii is completely empty). Even Anzac is moving towards the Atlantic. The U.K. squeezed themselves through the Suez Canal and is positioned next to Egypt with their Pacific fleet on the way it seems. They also bought a transport in South Africa and London has 14 Infantry and whatever else was there to begin with and also added the Scotland Fighter. After much thought I went through with Italy’s turn and took Southern France, Gibraltor and Greece to get my 2 NO along with no allied ships in the med. However Trans-Jordan had only 1 Artillery there and I think I made a mistake in choosing 10 extra IPCs rather then closing the Suez Canal. The U.K. can only reach my Italian fleet in 2 turns but I feel I made a mistake there.
Here’s where I need advice. I will start turn 2 tomorrow or the next day and am not sure if I should buy for some defence or still go offence and put more pressure on Russia or the UK’s homeland while I know an apparent all Atlantic assault is on the way. Also Japan has been left completely alone and am confused as whether to keep the US out of the war for another turn to help Germany or DOW on everyone and quite possibly take the majority of the Pacific in turn 2?