The issue with Man vs. Europe is, you can essentially gain Asia without placing (that many) extra units there.
If you are really concerned about a Russia attack on Man, you are better off with placing only 1-2 inf on Man to protect.Â At this point it can be extremely risky for Russia to attack.Â Now you can maximize the rest of your bid to Germany so you can get an immediate gain out of it and really make the Allies work for Afr or for Russia into some tough choices.
4 inf in Man is just a bit of overkill.
Think of it like this, with 4 inf in Man the earliest they can attack Moscow is J3-J4, that gives the Allies 3-4 turns to counter, or pick off inf here and there (which appearded to happen in your game) as you move toward Novo and Mos BUT 4-5 inf in Afr with a few in europe means, the Germans can immediately take/hold Egy and secure their European boarders, forcing the Allies to do something about Afr or they’ll see Germany use the Afr income to force the Allies out of Kar and the German afr army moves back toward the middle east and you now see a squeeze of Germany moving towards Kar and Per and Japan now hitting Novo.
i am losing because i am not handling germany too well.
This is the key.Â Regardless of what you place in Asia, Germany needs to play well.Â Japan can afford set backs, Germany cannot.Â And IMO, the best way to prevent (slow down) German setbacks is by using about 80% of the bid for Germany.
I think you’ll find 2 inf in Man to be more effective than 4 in helping out Germany.
Now, if you are just trying new stuff, then great, nothing wrong with that, as long as you continue to learn why the new stuff may or may not work.