Since the J3 crush depends on taking Java. What if the set up for the Brit fleet was changed to:
1TT in India
1CA and 1TT in Singapore
1BB and 1DD in Java
The original pieces are still in roughly the same waters, so J2 and J3 should not be impacted.
But, this makes taking Java on J1 a little tougher. Assuming the Brit BB and and DD are attacked J1, by a loaded CV and a BB and DD, the J force should take 1, maybe 2 hits. This could make the J force attack-able by B with it’s air force on B1.
If that set up is not strong enough to counter the J3 crush, maybe we could add a SS to the TT in India.
I’m just thinking “out loud”. Trying to come up with a simple way to stop the J3 crush, without affecting a J2 or J3 attack.
Unfortunately, I will not have a chance to play test this until the 24th. So, until then, its just an idea. What do you think?