A while since I been here and I’m not sure if this move has been discussed before, at least I didn’t find it.
To begin with this is not a move to actually threaten Japan seriously just a way to either force them make some tough decisions and I would like some feedback on what you would do as Japan. I have avoided to include purchases as I feel these moves could be made in conjunction with several strategies.
Russian turn has a few moves that is important to make.
1. Putting the 6 infantry in the eastern areas in Buryatia.
2. Moving the MOS fig to the UK carrier of India.
3. Moving 2 inf (pref. from Kaz to Persia).
4. Hit West Russia with 8/9inf, 1art, 1/2arm.
5. Hit Ukr with 3inf, 1art, 1fig and 2/3 arm. The goal is to kill at least the infantry. Top scenario is to just leave the fighter alive and then pull back to CAU with the tanks.
Germanys matter doesn’t matter that much at this point for this particular move so on to the UK move where I will just explain the moves in Asia.
1. Move the entire UK fleet of Indias coast in position outside Kwangtung (SZ 59) and attack with 2inf and the fig from the carrier.
2. Move Aussie TRN to SZ 46 and the Sub should attack the Solomon sub.
Now the sea combat (59) should normally be won without any losses. I am hoping to remove 2 infantry from Kwangtung at the same time I loose my both infantry but fig stays alive. Always withdraw the fighter if thats the only unit left regardless of oppositon left in Kwangtung and land it on the carrier.
What have hopefully been accomplished is the loss of some Jap mainland infantry, which I feel is really important to their ability to march against Russia. The Jap player also faces some decisions. If everything goes according to plan you should have 5 units in SZ 59 with the rolls of 1,3,3,4,4. To attack this the Jap player would have to focus some serious firepower against this fleet. He would rather not have my planes defending for two turns. This makes it harder for him/her to allocate forces against the Hawaiian fleet and even though he could beat two, there are fairly good chances that he looses quite a number of units himself. I’d say he would actually be forced to hit the UK fleet, otherwise it either makes TRNs incredibly hard to place in Japan or leaving the fleet alive and given the opportuniy to join forces with the US and even use the 6inf in Bury to use on offense with the Russian fighter on the carrier.
If he allows the US fleet to live they will be ready to start hopping about in US turn 2 possibly reinforced with some UK tranny fodder and possibility to hit SZ 60 with Bomber and 2 figs for newly placed TRNs. This in combination with a factory in Sinkiang (with the lost infantry he really looses his ability to hit Sinkiang hard. And that’s only 15 spent IPCs. You still have 27 IPC to start building up the force to put pressure on Germany.
So, any ideas on the general idea or tips on how to improve it (or reasons why I should never ever ever do this :)?
Edit: And this assumes there is either no bid or at least no units places in any of these SZs or territories.