Ok I’m still not clear if there’s an extra inf on West Russia or not (or whether that is part of another count). Also I see one Jap bomber (that can reach Moscow)….are there other Jap planes in range?
Assuming there is the extra inf in WR (and if not you can either take it from the Moscow stack or from the Ukraine battle…odds are still in your favor either way), here’s how I’d play it
Russia buys 5 inf 3 art
Attk Ukraine with 6 inf 2 arm from cauc plus 1 arm from Kar
Don’t attack Belo or Kazach
Move 5 inf 2 art to EE
Move 2 inf from WR and Cauc to Moscow
Novo units also to Moscow
Place everything in Moscow, leave aa gun in Cauc
You are 95% to win in Ukr, 88% with just 5 inf. You should move the Brit tank and fighter to Moscow as well after–that gives you 98% to survive against 8 arm, 2 inf, 1 bmb.
Meanwhile this makes the Eastern Europe attack unappetizing and costly for Germany–you don’t want to give up that expensive British gear without a stiff fight. Germs could choose to forego and hit Ukraine–that doesn’t matter, if he doesn’t hit EE you can counter Ukraine with the UK units. Either way he has to fly over an aa…and basically his odds of winning the EE battle if he sends everything are far less without those Ukraine tanks.
When the UK turn comes, move the Cauc units to Moscow (attack something with the fig and the art if possible). If the EE units are alive move them to Ukraine and the tanks to West Russia, while attacking Balkans and Belo and Ukraine if Germs retakes. You don’t want to be stacking Eastern Europe, you want to help Moscow hold on until your Pacific offensive regains the economic edge for you. 2 Nor tanks to West Russia.
This way you have seriously slowed down Germany. If Germs puts everything into attacking Eastern he might kill alot but probably won’t take it, and whatever remains can hit Balkans and/or retreat.
Fleetwood is right that your chief priority is hold Russia until the Pacific offensive bails you out buy crushing Japan.
I changed my mind… take East Indies with UK :mrgreen:, this sets u up to land India or Afr. Build gear for Nor and Aussie. Take Borneo and Phill with the USA (or Japan if its open)…which leaves them in position to hit India and/or French Indochina the following turn. Buy transports (at least 2) and inf/tanks with the USA. With Russia, if the EE units survived, leave 1 inf in EE and pull everything back to Ukr…if Japan captures Cauc with its units you can do a 1-2 attack on them with Russia and whatever UK has left. If Japan stages in Kazach its a bit harder…you might want to wait another turn before attacking…its ok as long as you retake Cauc and protect Moscow.
Fleetwood’s advice is sound and might be a bit safer, but I think this way limits the damage Axis can do to you the most and protects Moscow adequately. Axis won’t have any attacks except an overly risky attack on Moscow and the expensive battle for Eastern Europe.
Anyway interesting map, interesting problem.