Another look at the SAF IC



  • I’m being serious, the rolling eyes is to express annoyance at having to manage logistics as the Allies. It’s like going  :roll: I have to take out the trash again… aww man.



  • yep guess if thats what you ment, then ya missunderstood  😉
    so ya, in that case i aggree.

    I have to take out the trash again… aww man.

    that reminds me, i got to do that.



  • Lol at Pervavita  :lol:

    Back to the original topic, I’m more interested in a Brazil complex than a UoSA complex.

    The reasons why are:

    1. It brings the Americans very quickly into the African game
    2. The Americans have more income to spare
    3. Brazil builds more units
    4. Brazil is more secure
    5. The UK should spent more time focusing on landing in Europe than spending so much income fighting Africa because the UK is very close
    6. The American have spare airforce to use in Africa while the UK probably needs it to fend off Navy + land troops

    I don’t think I like to build either complexes, but I would at least say that if you consider UoSA complex, you should probably go USA complex  :lol:



  • The Brazilian IC is another of things I would like try some day, as the Austalian IC. Maybe some day.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    I disagree that it is broken logic at all.

    They DEFEND together, but which one is more readily able to attack?  American infantry don’t attack with Russian infantry.  And Russia can pop out 8 units in Moscow on top of their units they already have there.  England and America are basically impotent for the first 5 rounds of the game.



  • i don’t see why go Brazil complex, i don’t think it realy speeds up the Africa game much, sure you can land south of the Sahara on the turn you load men, but then it’s 3 max, if you save that $ then spend it on 2 transports you can increase the flow form EUS to Algeria (i think the North West tip is that); if you need the troops south further, you can just take those 2 transports that cost the same as the complex (ok+1$ but you didn’t buy any transports for Brazil so it balances out) from Algeria and drop troops down further south, it adds a step in it all, but the first drop is just as fast and can have +1 unit to droop off. sure there is the threat of German planes striking your US navy, but isn’t there always? and each German plane waisted on the US is one less fighting the USSR that turn. the US should have a few war ships in that transport fleet, even if a few DD’s just to take subs out and add some fire against planes.



  • @Pervavita:

    i don’t see why go Brazil complex, i don’t think it realy speeds up the Africa game much,

    A brazilian complex can be used for more than just africa.  Late game pushes on Western Europe can be supplemented with unit buys dropped in Brazil (like an inf, tank and tpt) as they can hit the very next turn.

    Also extreme but doable is 3 bombers in brazil to hit WEU the next turn as well.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    I have to agree.  IC in Brazil seems less then optimal.

    Why not just have two transports bring units from America to Brazil and two more from brazil over for an extra 1 IPC?  Now you are bringing 4 units, not 3.

    Of course, a Brazil IC is great for Japan. 😃



  • Of course, a Brazil IC is great for Japan. 😃

    yep sure is

    ok if your bringing the troops up for an attack on WEU for the 1 turn transport, i can see, but again wouldn’t it be better to save the $ and transport the men from US into Africa and then use those same transports the next turn to drop those troops +1 extra off in EU.
    if this plan is for an invasion, it seams like a stupid plan as 3 units arn’t going to do much of a landing, expetally when the US should already have a mass transport chain in effect between US and Africa. all your realy doing is speeding up 3 units a turn that if you invested that same money into 2 transports could be bringing over 4 units and over the course of 2 turns the US transports are now out performing the vary small advantage that the Brazil complex gave.
    example

    US1
    build complex in Brazil
    US2
    trani and 2 land units
    US3
    land 2 land units in Africa OR WEU
    Build 1 trani and 2 land units
    US4
    tranis’ swap spots, land 2 land units
    Build 1 trani and 2 land units
    US5
    1 trani swaps again, land 2 units
    build 3 land units
    US6
    2 tranis drop 3 land units, 1 trani returns to Brazil
    Build 1 and 2

    it took 6 turns to drop 3 units well keeping consistent transport chanes going, and this is in a perfect world where the Germans won’t see this easy target and send fighters against it.
    if they stocked, then it would be 3 units every other turn.
    had they inported Tranis from US, then ya more would arive faster, but it would slow the US transport of MORE troops from the EUS

    compaired to spending the money on US tranis
    US1
    build 2 tranis, build 4 ground units
    US2
    Build 2 tranis, build 4 ground units
    transport 4 ground units to Africa
    US3
    build 2 tranis, build 4 ground units
    transport 4 ground units to Africa
    Transport from africa 4 ground units to WEU, SEU, or a few places along the African coast.

    this gives 4 units not 3 doing exactly what the Brazil complex did in half the time and gave more flex as it could strike more locations.
    Brazil can’t add any real value to a US stratagy other then it means the US is diverting resources in a diffrent place and in effect slowing there war on Germany.



  • @Pervavita:

    if this plan is for an invasion, it seams like a stupid plan as 3 units arn’t going to do much of a landing, expetally when the US should already have a mass transport chain in effect between US and Africa. all your realy doing is speeding up 3 units a turn that if you invested

    Pardon me for offering another use of the Brazilian IC other than to support Africa.

    I prefaced my post with the fact that it was meant to be a bit of a boost on an all out push into WEU.  In fact, they are many ‘optimal’ way to accomplish the movement of troops, but at times the need to have troops in certain areas before they can be moved is the optimal strategic move, maybe not the most efficient method.

    Too many individuals are tied into scripted moves and ultra-optimal ways to ‘win’ the game.  Being able to adjust your strategy as needed is more important, IMHO.  It also is a major differentiator between good and great players.

    I won’t stoop so low as to call your opinion stupid.
    I have seen many good players utilize a US IC in Brazil.

    Like MANY other options in this game, alot depends on what’s happened/is happening in the game.



  • it was not ment to be an attack on you, and i am sorry if it came off as such.
    i was stating that (although worded poor) that the strat was not a good one as it could be done more economicly in a diffrent way.

    now flexability i agree with, you should always have a flexable strat, and i am always for trying new things. i just didn’t see this as a viable one, i have considered it in games but never saw any time that it could help the Allies in any way, but i have on the other hand sceen many times as Japan i would love the US to waist the money on it.



  • @Cmdr:

    I have to agree.  IC in Brazil seems less then optimal.

    Why not just have two transports bring units from America to Brazil and two more from brazil over for an extra 1 IPC?  Now you are bringing 4 units, not 3.

    Of course, a Brazil IC is great for Japan. 😃

    Thanks, once again my post was completely misread. I did not say I would like to build a Brazil complex. I did not say it was optimal, or even a good idea.

    I simply think that it is less silly than a UK complex in UoSA. The UK cannot afford it, it is less safe, it produces less units, and UK has less airforce to have fooling around in Africa.

    I have to conclude logically that if you think the Brazil complex sucks, that the UK complex in UoSA sucks even harder.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    Yes, but England is also hamstrung by England producing maximum 8 units a round.

    S. Africa at least lets them hold Africa easier.  Australia is just too far away from anything to be worth anything, either to Japan taking it, or England holding it.



  • England to me never gets hamstrung by 8 units a round. I struggle very hard to get more than $32 per round against a competent Axis player, because of losing so much territory in the Pacific/Asia. I think it’s silly for the UK to build a complex anywhere, even Norway, because at some point you will dip below $32 and say to yourself, why I do have 11 production spots but am using only 8? Why did I pay for those extra 3 production spots with no units?

    America can easily afford to fight for Africa; UK cannot.



  • If England has issues with a build limit of 8, then there are better choices for an IC… Norway (which they almost certainly hold if they have build limit issues) or even ECan.

    Both are better options than UOSA.



  • I disagree with East Canada better than South Africa. Canada still needs trannies for being usable, SAf not. If Japan is not careful, Saf complex can mean armors runing to Caucasus…

    Of course, Norway is OK, but better with the USA.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    I think we need to look at the England complex in a different light.

    If England gets a FREE complex, where should they put it? (Prior to Russia 1.)

    Why?  Because that’s the majority of complexes England gets.  Not many people are buying Complexes for England until much later in the game when they can put them up in W. Europe or Norway. 😛

    So, to me the choices are:

    1. S. Africa (2)
    2. E. Canada (3)
    3. Australia (2)
    4. India (3)

    And that’s pretty much the order i would put them in.  Unless there are some neat things going on with America and Russia that can help reinforce India faster.  Then it might change.

    I like E. Canada over Australia because you can invest in a 5th & 6th Transport (something some of you want to do ANYWAY) with England and be landing 10 troops a round in Asia. 2 From E. Canada to England. 10 From England to North Europe.


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