I just simulated a game against myself.
G1, take East Poland with force (all tanks, 1 infantry and 1 artillery against 2 infantry), take Baltics States with Fleet support, 1 infantry +1 artillery from transport (so a total of 2 artillery, 3-4 infantry and 1 fighter + shore bombardment)
Ukraine was taken with 3 infantry and 1 fighter (the minimum)
Egypt was taken with 2 tank, 2 infantry, 1 artillery and 1 bomber
I sank 1 BB, 1 transport and 1 DD.
1 Aircraft carrier, 4 infantry and 1 tank for 31
With R1, I may have made a mistake. I tried a tactical retreat. Leaving 1 infantry in Karelia. 4 Infantry were moved toward India. Stacked 7 infantry against the Japanese. I’ve built 4 tank and 1 aircraft (I believe Russia needs some fighter. Later on, they can go offensive without losing material)
I think I shouldn’t give away Karelia like that! G2, I took it with (+2 infantry with the transport), with all the tanks and other infantry in Finland and Baltic states. That’s when I realized Russia couldn’t take it back :S (There were about (from memory) 5-7 infantry on it, with 1-2 Artillery and 6 tanks)
J1 : The traditional crazyness.
I’ve made a mistake J2. Russia had sent 4 infantry on India (Total 7 infantry and 1 artillery) . Ive sent about 5 infantry , 4 fighters and I’ve lost the fight(1 fighter shot down, and 4 kills with the infantry). The Japanese killed 3 infantry in the first round of fire. I was forced to retreat. On UK1, I was able to take Burm with 3 Infantry and 1 Artillery.
With UK, I tried something. 2 IC first turn. One in India and one in South Africa. With the remaining 13, I made a bomber (mistake??)
Did some strategic bombing against Germany. (I wanted to land in Gibraltar. But that’s when I realized I made a mistake. I should have sent some troops with transport on Gibraltar to protect my Air force)
UK2 : 2 infantry 1 tank in India, 2 Tank in South Africa. Already 21 of my money gone. No more money left to build a fleet to compete against Germans (I’ve built a first turn Aircraft carrier)
With US1 : Assuming a first turn 20 IPC in the pacific (1 submarine and 1 aircraft carrier), you have a fleet of 2 destroyer, 1 transport, 2 aicraft carrier (4 aircraft) and 1 submarine. In my simulation with J1 (1 DD + 4 fighter) against the lonely BB. The fight was won with 1 DD as casualty. I think this is correct, you don’t want to give America 1 BB (otherwise, their fleet will be impressive after 1 turn).
with the remaining 20, I’ve built 1 transport, 1 transport 1 bomber (save 1)
The bomber was useless, I thought after. But I don’t know. My 2 bombers were sent to England. I wanted to Strategic bomb Germany (since I wasn’t going to help directly Russia)
I played two rounds but I stopped. Germany was all over Russia (He was making in the 40-50 IPC/turn).
Although I made a mistake against India with Japan, the first turn IC in Manchuria was producing tank. The Chinese Fighter was destroyed in J1. China wasn’t a treat anymore.
The American fleet in the Pacific indeed forced me to dedicate some resources in my navy
I think my mistake with the Allies was :
-To not have sent troops to Gibraltar with UK (Sacrifice 1 transport) and with US (sacrifice 1 transport). Why? Because I could have landed my Fighter and UK (UK). Then use them in African theater.
-2 Industrial Complexe with England. I wanted to slow down Japan or keep him busy and I wanted to protect Africa. I think the way I’ve played Japan (certainly not optimal because of that mistake), there were no more treats to India for at least 1-2-3 turns. Most of the forces were in China and against Russia. Not sure if 2 IC is a smart move. I didn’t have money to rebuild a fleet with England (thus not being able to take down German’s fleet). It’s a slower move, but maybe its a good idea. Thoughts?
-Spending 20 IPc per turn with USA to build a fleet hurts a lot. Japan can quickly outmatch you. Plus, my first turn Buy was probably not optimal. 1 Bomber and 1 Transport in Eastern USA. There were nothing left to transport! And the STRB. I think 2 bomber were enough to just harass Germany. A third one was unnecessary. (Plus, UK had 2 too)
Do you recommend moving the fleet close to Japan? (In US2, I had 2 AC +4 fighters, 2 dd, 1 SS). Japan had only 1 BB, 2 AC (4 fighters). Its just to scare him. If he starts building a bigger fleet, I can move back. If he doesn’t I think I can take it down (if he doesn’t build more).
I think I will try UK tomorrow. I’ll try that 2 IC first turn to see if it works :). It will be against people that don’t think like me (5 people have experience with Revised, none has played AA50. The 1 girl will be a newbie, so I guess she will be Axis :)).
If they don’t attack Egypt or my BB, I will have a considerable advantage.
If I don’t play UK, I’ll definitely play Russia. A single mistake with them and Allies are doomed.
It’s going to be epic