Man, this is so frustrating.
First off, long time player. Began with 1ed back in '84. Played 2ed for many, many years. It’s almost impossible for the allies to lose that game. Recently began playing revised. I’ve got maybe 20 games under my belt. As the allies, my opponent plays a strategy that I simply cannot find an answer to.
Normally R1, I’m stocking up on Inf, attacking WRus and maybe Ukraine. It seems attacking Ukraine on R1 can leave you mighty thin for defense.
G1, my opponent purchases all armor. With a bomber, fighter, and sub, Germans take out UK navy in 2. With fighters, Germans destroy UK BB in 13. With German BB, germans destroy destroyer in 15, then land troops from Southern Europe into Anglo along with Lybian forces.
G1 may or may not try to reclaim WRus, plus options on Karelia, Ukr.
This leaves UK without any navy. Sure they have the Indian/Aus navy, but Japan will wipe that out J1 unless UK moves india navy to South Africa. UK has to spend a couple rounds rebuilding a navy. Russia is going full defense because of the constant waves of Ger Armor since G has no threat for a couple turns from UK. USA is a couple turns from Shuck Shuck and always seems to get there too late.
Japan always drops a J1 IC on mainland. Begins taking India, China, Siberia. Drops tanks every turn and builds mroe IC’s when it is safe to increase tanks/turn.
I think in this situation, US needs to put pressure on Japan. Getting started is the hard part. I tried a BB and AC on USA1. Japan has the firepower left in the Pacific to sink this formidable US navy on J2. I’m wondering about Super Subs to help clear the pacific and start shucking from Alaska into Siberia ASAP.
With waves of tanks from Germany and waves of tanks from Japan, Russia is slipping fast!!