oh, believe me, I love having ACs…I’ve been known to pull up along shore with 4-6 of them with 2 fighters each.
We even have a house rule that SS don’t exist, but you can have Super ACs which hold 3 fighters instead of 2. (you can actually fit 3 fighters on the deck too, if you’re careful!) It’s a beautiful site.
BTW, we also have a house rule that there are no chips. When you run out of pieces you can’t build anymore. smile
On the Japan 1 move…
First off, add a bid of 5-9 for the Axis to even the odds.
Then build 1 IC, 2 TRN as Japan on J1. That gets you SEVEN units to Asia on J2, 9 if the SZ59 TRN miraculously survives…
Also, if you can take India, FIC is a better place for your first IC, if not then MANCHURIA, not KWANG.