@ABWorsham4 I haven’t used it in any games as of yet! I think there’s a couple reasons for it.
- Literally I think we almost forget it can be done at times haha.
- I think our group gets so involved with what needs to happen in Europe/the Atlantic, that it’s just not thought about a lot to do.
I think it should be explored more though. I hadn’t really considered a surface ship, as you have done, but submarines for sure. If it’s possible to get to the Pacific and convoy allied shipping there (if Japan isn’t at war yet, at least), I think it could be really smart.
Germany could be helping Japan without Japan even being at war yet. If Germany is at war with the West (UK/France), then they’re also at war with FEC and ANZAC, and maybe even the Netherlands (though probably not smart if Japan isn’t fighting yet). They could convoy precious IPP from the FEC and/or ANZAC, making things difficult for the Pacific powers to buy in preparations for war with Japan. I know the FEC especially might feel it if they have to build a destroyer or two to go on convoy patrol when they may well need those extra forces on land.
I haven’t played with this expansion at all, but using the Gruppe Monsun Expansion would certainly make this a better idea too.