Ok, answering both your questions.
Doctor, if the US is smart, he wont counterattack your guys after the Hawaii attack. Why you ask? Because they destroys your navy, but his navy and airforce. This is a major blow. It makes it hard for… leading up to Bossk’s question
Bossk, A good german player could always take Russia without American. this is because, once Africa is taken (and low cash Britan is only one to defend it) Britan has an economy of -8 or so, and the Germans are up at least 8. Now with modest airforce buys (1 fighter every other turn) Germany can keep destroying the British navy whenever it comes in. (Britan cant buy a whole lot with max of 22 cash a turn). This enables Germany to put more inf and tanks on the front lines, into Africa, and to Flank Russia and attack India and China (Thats another -5 to Britan.) Now, if America wants to attack Japan, he needs lets say 4 turn prep time. This time, Japan is cashing out in Asia and building subs and fighters for anti americanism. Britan is so rapped up in Europe that it cant do much in india, and cant even think about Australia and New Zealand (Another -3 IPCs) Russia is so help up with Germany Asia can’t be reinforced. Japan has free reign over Asia, except maybe a Sinkang IC, which would delay Japan but would add more turns neededfor the US to prepare for attacking Japan, basically cancelling itself out.
Now, with average luck, in the 4 turns you took to repair, you could have 12 inf in Karelia or Britan or Africa or WEurope. Britan could be delaying Japan in India, Germany would be pressured enough that Russia could put some inf toward the East. Slowing down Japan further. Then when the allies Shuck-Shuck Berlin, They move everything else they have toward Japan for the quick kill or surrender.
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[ This Message was edited by: Yanny on 2001-11-24 20:45 ]