in a relative short amount of time, Japan should be making more IPC then US.
and Japan also starts with a more considerable fleet in the Pacific then the US.
Not really true (sfe, yak, bury, sin, chi, ind) = 40 for Japan
US = 38
Even if Japan trades novo that top out at 42-45 at best. That is still not enough of an adv to sink the US fleet.
It’s important to note the UK moves before Japan so you have a good chance at the US trns.
Not with a Pac strat. US goes right after Japan, thus moving first and UK reinforces (if available).
I also would almost consider a toe-toe fight with the US and force you to move foward enough as I can build and reinforce my fleet faster close to Japan then you can build them off the west coast and move them to East-Indies etc… Meaning I can build a force to whack that US fleet and still move moderate troops against Russia.
US ACs and Ftrs are very dangerous. :evil:
It is not easy to sink the US fleet and if Japan goes that route, they woun’t be getting much if anything to Asia. Certainly not enough to justify a round 1 IC (my whole point).
The US doesn’t need to sink the J fleet, just make sure it is stuck in Sz 60.
Germany will be making around 50$ in no time if the States moves off to the Pacific. (while Russia hovers around 20ish and the UK in the low 20’s) which means in a short amount of time lets say around turns 5-7 they will have amassed a nice force…enough to move forward and force the russians to abandon Cauc.
Not true at all.
Germany won’t have such an easy go in Afr. UK/US can still land in rd 1 (they can even wait until rd 2).
The UK has 6 inf (3 ind, 1 per, 1 trj, 1 safr) to work with. Plus 2-3 from Aus depending on when you pull them.
Russia earns ~29, ~30, ~29 for the first three turns at least. And it is not uncommon to hit over 30 for more than 1 rd.
Germany won’t top 50, they may max out at 44-46 but UK and Rus can certainly handle that, since they’ll be at a combined 55-56 ipc.
if the UK fleet doesn’t join together on UK1, as Japan you can pick them off hopefully without hardly any Naval Looses by using your Battleships to your advantage. And as discussed you can also setup your Japan fleet on turn 1 in a way that you can use it’s full force to attack any US fleet in the pacific on turn 2.
That would just be foolish to split the UK fleet, if you are even remotely considering US Pac strat.
Also remember, I specifically talking about Japan throwing down a round 1 IC.
And US goes after Japan which means US hasn’t commited anything to the Pac, yet Japan may have made suboptimal moves in preventing somthing that may never take place.
I just think if the allies let the Axis have all of Africa early and hard and it’s just hard for them to keep up if they all have low economy’s. not to mention that UK fleet will be an easier target for the German player without any significant US presence in the Atlantic/Europe/Africa
You won’t be conceding Afr.
I think a US presence in the Pacific can be devastating later on in the game after you have secured Africa and have the eastern-front stabalized and you need that extra push to force the Axis to surrender because they can’t keep up.
I agree with this, which is why I really like the mid-game switch.