So you have a fat stack of infantry in the East? That means that Germany MUST be FAR stronger in the west. And all those Allied fighters, too. So Germany probably controls Africa (if the Allies didn’t spend a fair number of IPCs there, that’s what will happen). Germany is going to be smashing through Russia. (By the time Allied fighters reach China, it is going to be third or fourth turn, and Germany’s first turn infantry buy will be in the Caucasus.)
My attitude towards the Allies attacking French Indochina, Manchuria, and Kwangtung - LET them. I would be SO pleased. Considering that in a game in which the US does not have a mighty Pacific fleet, I run five to six transports, by all means, let them come where I can drop six plus infantry, two plus artillery, and move my Asian tanks in. The Allies just solved Japan’s logistic problem of getting to the front. Also, I probably just lost six infantry for ten infantry and odd tanks, considering my overwhelming numerical superiority.
“If Japan goes thin in China, US can wipe out those forces. Then Russia flows into China en masse. Now Japan has a force of 10 INF, 1 ARM, plus any US forces that survived the China fight. That is enough to destroy the newly built units in any IC along the coast. And is enough that Japan would ahve to bring their entire available force to bear in order to take it back.”
Not quite. Japan can see a punch coming from a mile away. It is very easy to reinforce the IC with the Japan transports. Assuming there IS an IC, the IC produces too. Plus there’s Japan’s mainland forces. 10 inf 1 arm? They have to punch through at least 5 inf 4 tanks plus probable fighters. Not going to happen. Also, it is incredibly unlikely that any US forces will survive the China fight.
I’m not saying that the Allies cannot make a strong defense in Ssinkiang. They CAN. They can make a GREAT defense in Ssinkiang. But doing so bleeds the Allies out. Now one of two things is going to be true. EITHER the US will have a moderately sized Pacific fleet that will force Japan to be more defensive, BUT then Germany will be going absolutely crazy with African IPCs and very possibly a London attack. OR Germany will be somewhat contained, but there will be no Pacific fleet, and Japan can smash or work around the Ssinkiang defense.
I seriously don’t see how the Allies can control Africa, contain Germany, defend Ssinkiang in force, AND have a Pacific fleet.