Japan first turn purchase

  • From your experience is it totally wrong not to buy anything on Japan first turn? (1941 - entry lvl map)
    But wait to see how the battles will end up and also check what US will buy and if they will focus on Atlantic or pacific so i can better decide what to purchase on second turn.

  • 2019 2018 2017

    While I can see the reasoning in saving your money as Japan, I think that fully loading their transports is important for Japan. I like to buy three infantry on turn one. Saving your money from turn one to augment your purchase on your second turn may very well work out for you. But unless I was buying fleet or aircraft on my second turn I would buy that infantry on my first turn.

    You start the game with 2 transports. Keeping those transports loaded with infantry is key to having any kind of success in mainland Asia, whether you are targeting the UK or Russia. If you can convince the US to attack you, so much the better. Germany can normally handle the UK and Russia by itself, especially if you as Japan are chewing on their IPCs.

    My 2 IPCs,


  • Thanks for the reply! Most of the times, i save them and in case US buy a battleship on pacific i also buy a battleship. Not sure if its a good plan though. if US go to Atlantic i buy one more transport and infs

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