Lets talk about the best Luck I had
I played a game against myself yesterday.
Russia (13IPC) was down to almost Italy (11IPC) in term of IPC. Russia was surrounded by About 12 Japanese tanks. 7 Fighters, 1 Bomber, and a mass of infantry. JApanese could attack both Moscow and Caucasse. Germany had Karelia and could take the remaining Russia territory. Even Italy was at Caucasse door!!
Africa has been retaken by UK (26 IPC or so)
Japanese set foot on Alaska with 6 infantry 2 artillery. (With about 58 IPC excluding NO, so 73)
So it all starts like this. I finish my Japanese turn by moving my Fleet to Hawaiians and took the Island. I had 2 AC 4 Fighter, 2 DD, 1 SS, 1 BB, 1 Cruiser. American had 1 AC (2 fighter), 3 DD, 2 SS. It looked to me like an easy win. BUT, that’s before realizing that 2 American Bomber could reach my Japanese fleet. The American Bomber had Heavy Bombers.
On American turn, I attack the Japanese fleet.
2 Bomber @ 4, 2 Fighter @ 3, 5 @ 2 and 1 @ 1 against 2 AC 4 Fighter, 2 DD, 1 SS, 1 BB, 1 Cruiser
Not only have I won, but I’ve lost only 2 Submarine and 2 Destroyer! The Bomber hit 7 times out of 8.
Japan was not defended. The American fleet could reach it. So I decided to make 5 Infantry + 1 AC 2 fighter. I think it was really a mistake. I should have made 8 tanks or 7 Aircraft + infantry to defend Japan. At first, I made a fleet to make sure that the Fighters would be forced to fight. But then, I realized that even with 1 AC and 2 fighters, the American could easily wipe out that fleet. (There were a Japanese Island I’ve took so the bombers from Western USA could attack the fleet and could land and the 2 other bombers that participated in Hawaiians island could attack Japan and land too!)
Anyway, the JApanese fleet was easily wiped out. With 2 bombers and 2 transports (4 infantry), I easily took Japan.
On that round too, I decided to push my luck a little more. I decided to attack Germany that was defended by
11 Infantry, 2 artillery, 2 tank, 2 fighter (France was already taken).
3 infantry and 1 tank from France (UK had about 8 units there too, making it “too risky” for the Germans) and 2 infantry and 1 tank from Norway. I’ve sent 5 Bombers from UK too.
basically, I had 7 grounds units to take some damage and 5 killer.
First round of fire, I’ve lost all my infantry, but I’ve killed Germany’s infantry and artillery! (Talk about luck on one side and no luck on the other!) I took Germany with 1 tank remaining.
So USA made like 60IPC that round, and took 73 from Japan and 47 from Germany for a total of about 120 IPC. I decided to call it a game. Russia was dead. I mean, Russia was going to be wiped out of the game. But that doesn’t change the fact that Japanese had 0 IPC and couldn’t take back her Island. Italy was doing ok, but there was no way he could defend Italy with 12 IPC.
good game luck
I know I’ve made some mistakes during the game, but I think I’ve made some on both side. I did build on UK1 an IC in India. Was forced to abandon it UK3 :S