Im on Turn 4 and I attacked Turn 3 with the Japs, kind of expirimenting and felt it was a terrible idea because England gets tons of bonuses which they spent entirely on infantry. Ive taken most of the DEI (save for Malaya), and the British Navy was defeated by a force of a carrier and a battleship next to Malaya.
China is mostly taken but I have an overabundance of planes and a massive shortage of infantry.
I have a large fleet in the Carolina Islands: 4 carriers with 4 tac-bombers, and 4 fighters. 1 battleship, and 7 destroyers. 25 hits, and 46 die points.
Against me harbored at Pearl are: 3 American Carriers, 1 Battleship, 2 Cruisers, 1 Destroyer, and 1 Submarine. 4 Fighters, 3 Tactical Bombers, and 3 regular bombers stationed on the island. This is the sole American navy. 22 hits, and 47 die points.
What do I do? Im thinking to Crush the American navy and use my transports in the DEI to take out Austrailia in the oncoming turns, and forget India. Or should I build a huge factory in Hong Kong and start pumping out troops.
Any ideas or suggestions?
How many IPCs do you have? How strong is China exactly? Do you control Yunnan? How many transports do you have? How many fighters does the ANZAC player have?
You should take mayala to bring the UK down to 6 IPC(generaly Japan should take mayala before it takes any of the other East Indies).
Dont worry about the UK’s inf stack, aslong as you have enough units to defend against their army, you can just wait till you can consolidate the japanese airforce in the west and take out his whole army in one turn.
Allthough you have good chances of destroying the US fleet, I would not risk the heavy causaulties that your fleet is bound to take, aslong as your fleet is increasing in streagth compared to the US fleet you dont have anything to worry about.
A major IC in Kwantung is a good idea for defending your holdings in mainland asia until you have enough airpower to attack.
aslong as you can hold what you have in Asia it is proably best to gather your fleet,aircraft, and transports for an decisive attak on either Hawwai or NSW. I decisive attak means you kill everything within two rounds of combat.