that woud make it a more even battle but you would also have the CCCP breathing down your nech with up to 9 inf. Thats bad for teh lighting war japan needs to out IPC the US.
That’s the point. Without this mod, Japan out-IPCs the US while easily crushing East Asia, which is highly Unrealistic. This makes China both a significant threat and a more valuable target
Looks good on paper. tweek it a bit more see if its possible to give china a fighting chance without tottaly bogging down the jappanesse.
In case you don’t remember, getting bogged down is exactly what happened to the Japanese, not Japan going Hulk Smash and conquering Eurasia by itself.
Japan needs no extra troops. Capturing China is much harder, but doing so allows them to win even if the US is closing in. Their best bet would be to not capture the Philipines, instead landing those 4 Infantry, 1 Artillery, and 1 Tank into East Asia, while producing 3 Tanks. Following turn, they land 3 Infantry and 3 Tanks into East Asia while capturing the Philipines. They focus on capturing Suiyan, Fukien, and Kwantung turn 1, then move those guys to Hupeh turn 2 and Sinkang turn 3. Excluding losses, you will have 12 Infantry, 1 Artillery, 4 Tanks, and an indeterminate number of Air units to hit Sinkang.