By league rule 5e, no posting for 9 days = default and loss
I don’t have to do this, but if you come back and want to complete this game, I would be very happy to play.
I would undo the result and we would play it out, so if you win you would get the league win.
For now I will post the win, in case you don’t take me up on the offer.
Actually, the Chinese placement rule isn’t quite as unfair as it would be for one of the big countries. Imagine if Russia could suddenly drop 37 IPCs worth of units in any of it’s original territories? Germany wouldn’t stand a chance.
The thing is, even with the Burma Road open, China usually only gets about 14-16 IPCs per round so they could only place 4-5 men in any territory. If Japan manages to keep the Burma Road closed, then it’s more like 8-10 IPCs per round so they could only place 2-3 men in any territory. Japan should still be overwhelming them overall.
Even if China drops 5 men in one territory, that will make things tough for Japan right there but what is going on in the rest of China? If China is plopping all their new men in a single territory, odds are they are leaving a lot of other territories undefended.
Also, it does make some sense historically. It’s like ghr2 said, back during the war the Chinese Army drew a lot of their new recruits right from the regular population.
The only thing that has deterred me personally if the German opener where they skip the SZ111 attack and use 3 Subs in 106. One plane goes to Italy and the rest land in a manner that they can be used to hit the surviving British ships wherever they go in the Atlantic. If the UK wishes to try and make sure their ships go down fighting G2 then the SZ97 attack will be skipped in order to keep air assets available. The Bomber (might) be used with the 109 DD to try and hit the German Subs off Canada, which is a big impact already on the odds at SZ97.