AA50 came off the shelf this weekend. Being Japan, in the past I’ve taken an aggressive approach to China, Russia and the Indian Ocean. This time I played:
3fig z57 - z53
1fig z57, 1inf jpn 1inf iwo via z62 trn - z57, mid
1inf car via z51 trn - z46, sol
2fig z61 - z50
1inf 1art via z61 trn, 2inf car via z51 trn - z50, phi
1bb 1cru 2inf via trn z61 - z52, wak
Asia - less committed
2inf kia, 1fig man - fuk
2inf fic, 1fig for - kwa
Hold 1ftr jpn for non-combat support to pacific fleet.
Depending on Pacific FTR losses, noncombat
1dd z51 - z57
1cv z61 - z52
all surviving ftr in Pacific land on carriers, including 1ftr jpn so 3 in z57 and hopefully more than 1 in z52
if naval FTR loss is heavy (3 or more), consolidate fleet on z52
This removes 2 NO for the USA straight away, and there’s a good chance 3 ftrs are not lost, which allow 2 fleets to protect WUS threatening trn at z57 and z52.
PRO - USA must consider unfavorable counterattack or a pacific fleet build and/or WUS land defense; little or no KGF commitment.
CONS - UK ships are untouched, minimal damage to China, end turn @21 + 5 = 26ipc
I’m curious what experts have to say about the UK/USA first round response? Does this increase probability of an IC in India? If so, does it not limit KGF for both UK and USA?