Question about Political Situation



  • There is not a single US unit, aside from the transport at Pearl, that you can hit J1 that you would be unable to strike J2.

    With proper positioning of your fleet, there is no where for the UK fleet to hide from a J2 strike either, other than perhaps SZ 59, and if they go after the indies you can smash there transports anyway.

    What is with this obsession with a J1 attack, it is about as brilliant as the all armor for G buys that were unbeatable, for about a week.  The war rules encourage a cat and mouse game, where the allies and japan try to draw each other into attacking by exposing valuable units.  A J1 attack will end in axis defeat once the allies know how to play.



  • [[/quote]page 8 “when the U.S. enters a state of war with Japan its income is immediately increased by 40 ipc to reflect its wartime economy”.
    So I believe U.S. would be able to spend that extra money its next turn. It doesn’t say you have to wait till your collect income phase.



  • @Llordbone:

    page 8 “when the U.S. enters a state of war with Japan its income is immediately increased by 40 ipc to reflect its wartime economy”.
    So I believe U.S. would be able to spend that extra money its next turn. It doesn’t say you have to wait till your collect income phase.

    I’m 99% positive that that is NOT how you would interpret the rules.  It’s income increases 40 IPCs, but you don’t COLLECT that increased income till the end of your phase.  Until then your “industry” has not has sufficient time to gear up and enlist.



  • See Q and Frontovik above.

    The USA can not attack until it’s round 4.

    Look at the wording of the war rule and how & when income is calculated.

    Confirmed at Harris Game Design:

    http://www.harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2112



  • Vareel,
    I did mention we were exploring different tactics. I have seen Japan be very patient trying to get UK to attack them. This game I wanted to see how things worked out w/aggressive Japan. You are 100% right the learning curve for the allies is normally much longer. We still haven’t had time to finish this game (past rd #4) so it might even turn out to be a bad strat this game, but for now things seem to be going my way. Both sides have made mistakes (to be expected). I never said it was a fool proof always win axis tactic. I can see the pro’s/con’s of a patient vs aggressive Japan. I think the best part about AA games is the first couple of games you play, nothing is scripted.



  • Thats right Vareel, and this game is less scriptet that anyone before, because now you got so many political options, since the Allies are not automatically in the war from turn 1.



  • @General:

    One more thought.

    If Japan does not attack any Allied Power through Japan’s first three turns it’s possible, although very unlikely, that it will only be at war with United States at that point.  If Britain/ANZAC refuse to commence hostilities against Japan and Japan does not attack them or the Dutch either, only the U.S.A and China would be at war with Japan come round 3.

    My point is… maybe the British/ANZAC player should be patient (if possible) and let Japan attack first– because a Japanese attack automatically brings America and its huge income into the war, too.

    If Britain and/or ANZAC attack Japan first, Japan can retaliate without provoking the U.S, therefore limiting the U.S IPC income until round three.

    I couldn’t agree more!



  • @General:

    One more thought. 
    If Britain/ANZAC refuse to commence hostilities against Japan and Japan does not attack them or the Dutch either, only the U.S.A and China would be at war with Japan come round 3.

    Then UK will collect 41 IPC and ANZAC will collect 15 IPC. I would not sleep safe as Japan. I would not be very rich either, since there are not many money to collect in China or the american islands.



  • Does that mean it’s thinkable (I know it’s not logical, smart, wise and/or strategic at all) that UK & ANZAC are not going to war during the hole game?? When USA attacks, Japan can retaliate without provoking UK & ANZAC . Correct?


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