buy a navel base for hainan. Then you can go everywhere from there. And your fleet from japan can reach India in 2 moves with land units. They can also reach most of australia… Then it is easy to defend because of location…
Minor IC requires a 2 space. Major a 3. Hainan has a value of Zero. No IC can be built.
Very true. However, that restriction does not apply to Naval Bases or Airbases. They can be built on any territory provided it was not captured that turn. Naval Bases have the added restriction that they must be built on a territory with a coastline or on an island (obviously).
Personally, the Hainan island Naval Base is always in my J1 purchase and I usually consolidate the entire fleet there J1. It forces an a very defensive build for UK(pacific) and forces them to consolidate everything to protect Calcutta. It also makes for a great naval “triangle” between Hainan, Japan and the Carolines.
heck ya. I will have to try this strat next time I’m the Axis. this recent game I didn’t go for the Pacific map, but maybe next time I will . seems totally logical for me to do both. build a naval base and an IC and then upgrade it later to launch attacks into India and then western australia. Of course I would need to take burma to get all the planes there, but there are always plenty on carriers and such to fight it out with. the tough part is getting Australia afterwards, but I believe that if I can get India early enough anzac would have wasted resources on subs and bombers and such instead of immediately preparing for its defense. I could get lucky and the allied player may never see that his navy and capitol are under serious threat, but I doubt it. Only thing is if I do take FIC and US enters the war, I better have also hit the Aleutian Islands and the Phillipines on J1 ( US 10 IPC’s NO’s) and I’m not sure if I’m so ready to spread out so much on J1.