There’s one problem, you just gave Russia 2 rounds of much needed time to gain Territory, Units, and IPC’s.
With what? If the Russians actually attack, they will suffer losses at a higher rate than Germany, something they can ill afford when Germany has a significantly larger budget than them anyway.
Because you said in your post above to mass subs on G2 (just like you did on G1). So now your going to go almost exclusively Infantry? Sounds pretty defense to me. But that’s probably a good call because on UK2 and US2 turn……you’ll need to get everyone in their bomb shelters. (Better hope they’re not HB’s)
Subs are a deterrent. You only mass them if the enemy needs deterrence. Building a Sub fleet on G2 instead, building 5 Subs and either 5 Infantry or 3 Tanks, might be doable.
OK sinks the American fleet with what? Transports? You just spent all your IPC’s on Tech? And if your going to sink my American fleet (which is subs) how you gonna do that without Destroyers? That tactic sounds familiar…now where did I hear that? Also how is Japan gonna pound Russia if you’re sinking all your IPC’s in Tech dice and Subs? In order to pound Russia you gotta buy ground forces and Transports and keep shipping to the mainland.
You may notice that Japan has starting units. This strategy works better if they use them. The American fleet in the Pacific, by the start of A1, consists of a Destroyer, a Carrier, and 2 Fighters, with an additional pair of Fighters and Bombers that aren’t in range yet, but can quickly join up. Japan’s Consists of 3 Carriers with as many as 6 Fighters, a Battleship, and a Cruiser.
J1: Tech Research*3
J2: If by now, you got Heavy Bombers, mass Bombers, if you get Jet Fighters, mass them and Carriers, if you get LRA, mass either, if you get Improved Shipyards, get a conventional fleet, if get Super Subs, Radar, or nothing, you should mass Subs and Bombers.