That is what I’m trying currently, Japan turtle. An orderly retreat with Japan into Manchuria while stacking infantry on the home islands. Germany has just brought down Russia, now the german tanks are going going to speed to the East to backup Japan. I just hope there will be some territories left for Japan to take for some IPCs when it’s all said and done.
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RE: Countering KJF as Japan in 1942SE
Countering KJF as Japan in 1942SE
My opponent has settled on a full KJF strat in each of the last few games we are playing where I am the Axis and thus far it’s been pretty effective. With the EI Japanese fleet gone first turn and the UK dumping 3 tanks/art/inf in India each turn while the US Pacific fleet either goes Solomon’s or Alaska to threaten Japan with everything they have I’m finding that Japan has not enough economy to try to take both fronts on.
Generally the UK is buying 3 tanks a turn in India. Normally this would sound like a death sentence for Russia but even without the British fighters Russia is living until round 5 pretty easily and by that time there are British tanks all over south-east asia/china with Japan typically booted from the mainland. Also by round 5 there is a massive US fleet attacking what I have left of a Japanese fleet. Once the Japanese fleet is gone that’s game over without transports.
Basically if I transport enough ground troops to Asia to hold off the UK then my fleet suffers. If I spend any cash on ships (other than a couple of transports) then my Asia ground forces suffer and I get rolled up on by UK tanks.
I read plenty of Germany-centric strats on various boards but I have really read anything from the Japanese perspective on countering a full KJF push by the UK and US. Any help would be greatly appreciated.