I’m currently playing a game with a friend, putting in about an hour each weekend. I thought I had a pretty good, if standard, strategy for the first part of the game. Unfortunately in the last turn things went a little sour. He managed a couple of strikes against considerable odds, which included the complete sinking of my British navy when I had an 87 percent chance of victory in the encounter. Not only did he win (beginning with 4 fighters and a bomber), but he had a bomber and fighter left over afterwards. Pretty crippling for Britain.
He also managed flawless strikes on pearl harbor and in nearly every Asian fight, leaving him spread out, but completely unhampered, in Asia. In particular, he just managed to WIN a fight between my bomber and his transport (his transport hit me, and I missed - Ouch). That transport concerns me greatly for the mobility it gives him in africa. I will have to leave men there to defend it now… men I don’t have.
I’ve tried to compensate as best I can. I combined an american carrier with British waters so I could build more transports after the complete annihilation. America is slowing trying to shunt men to africa on a march to asia, but he’s also dropped men into alaska (forcing me to build an army to move up there). This is precarious because it leaves my american transports undefended going to/from africa (I had to move the american carrier to try to help britain). If he noticed and sent his remaining airforce, he can potentially disrupt american reinforcements for another turn or two.
As a bottom line, I think Russia can hold off Japan for an almost indefinite period of time (at least 5 turns, based on his current troop layout). But to do so requires Russia to leave germany alone. Britain is not prepared to mount a successful attack on germany, who has far more troops (and I just lost my navy). And I can’t see how America can help britain, because doing so leaves Japan to grow completely unrestricted.
I think I’ve lost at this point, his luck more than his strategy has turned me at every attempt. My plan it to try to hunker Russia into Russia (the territory), and have infantry/plane strikes at armies that come within one spot of it. Meanwhile I would like to try and get Britain into Karerlia and begin attacking Germany from there with Britain. Since an American carrier is protecting british transports, and britian doesn’t have the money for a carrier of its own, I can’t move my fleet to hit germany where it’s weak. I see my only option as the karelia one. But I don’t see how Britain can win alone, so it would require at least America. But I’m in a rock/hardplace situation, because as I mentioned earlier, his luck in Asia has made Japan unstoppable there. Without America on a steady stream into Africa->Asia, his Japan can and will easily take africa and eventually russia.
I’m very interested in opinions on what my upcoming strategy should be. Please be aware that it’s GERMANY’s turn, so he will go before I can do anything. The file is from TripleA.
Thanks for anyone who has the time/interest to check it out.
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