What you have to play is the Allies, or a member of the Allies.
Trying to do things without your team = loss.
Generally, I go like - Build infantry plus other units in E. US, march them to W. US on next turn, transport to London with transport “A” on next turn, transport to Africa or Europe with transport “B” next turn. It takes a long time to set up a transport chain, but once it’s going as described, it’s a big pain. Especially when you take transport “A” off of shuttle duty and unite it with the rest of the fleet. Five UK transports followed by six US transports is quite a threat.
If you want to go KJF, you build a lotta navy.
Remember, you don’t need to know how to play the AMERICANS. You need to know how to play the ALLIES. It doesn’t matter if you build an Atlantic fleet OR a Pacific fleet if you have the UK doing nothing but building infantry on London, or if you have Moscow buildling nothing but bombers.
Baiting is best done AFTER you have determined that your opponent might be subject to it. The most common way of determining that is by a moderately risky attack by your opponent in the first 1-2 moves of the game. If they roll for moderate odds battles (70% or less) early on, then future baiting may pay off.
Or if they try for a Russian Triple on Russia 1. 😛
But honestly, baiting only pays off when you are winning. Otherwise, baiting will always help your opponent.
i’m new, and play A&A since december, so i’m not quite good yet and still discovering new options. we started a game yesterday, and i play axis but japan is getting tricky.
it’s J2 now and this is the situation:
i had unfortunate rolls on china so i couldn’t take it but i got rid of the PH fleet pretty easy. (lost the sub)
-UK fleet: BB is together with the US transports and destroyer on the east coast, no UK transports left in the atlantic so no pressure in the next round for germany. the indian fleet is in SZ33.
-the RAF (5 fig, 1bom) wiped out my baltic fleet and is now located at caucasus.
-manchung is taken by 5 rus inf.
-kwangtung IC, 2 fig
-FIC 3 inf, 2 fig, 1 tank
-india 5 uk inf
-china 1 us inf
-sinkiang i us inf, 2 rus inf, 1 rus tank, 1 rus fig.
-japan 4 inf, 2 art, 1 bomb.
i was thinking of taking china with 2 inf and 3-4 fig from FIC.
then take (non combat moves) 2 inf from manilla to kwangtung 2 fig, and my AA and 1 inf to FIC.and locate 4 fig
locate my FIC fleet next to kwangtung, my other fleet in 60.
then drop an AA and 1 tank at japan, trans at 60 and 3 inf in kwangtung
which leaves to:
FIC 2 inf, AA, 1 tank, 4 fig
china 1 or 2 inf
kwangtung 5 inf, 2 fig.
so now my fleets are pretty save, and only my transport next to FIC will probably be destroyed.
there’s 1 us fig at persia and 1fig/1 bom at alaska. uk can’t reach the fleet but may take FIC with good rolls. but then the raf will be way thinner.
please help me out, is this the best solution?
First priority should be to recapture Manchuria, which should be easy with all your air power and BB bombards. Then China , Sink, India.
You did not mention whether the USA was massing a Pacific fleet. Assuming not, there’s not alot of pressure on Japan, so just try to focus on the best targets where you can take out the most enemy troops with least loss and also balance that against IPC gain per territory.
In this case, you can take out 5 inf with relatively little loss, and the gain is 3 IPC versus 2 in China, so thats your best choice.
Well researched Krieghund! 😄
You get a gold star! (sorry, there is no gold star icon) :?
As for the rest of you
Plunder is always seperate from income, just ask any pirate! 😉
Arrrgh, I can see ye landlubbers know little of the Pirates ways . :roll: