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I’ve experimented with two types of tranni chains. Running a chain of 4 transports (2 fleets of 4 transports each) or even 5 means a lot of ground troops whereas a chain of 3 transports provides you with more fighters und thus means more flexibility in my opinion. Some people say that you should better build more transports in successive turns (slowly) to be able to launch a big invasion.
What is your experience?
Assume that things in a “KGF” game go “normal”: Germany brings troops to the russian front and bolsters it’s defence in France. The United Kingdom und the USA do what they can to move as many forces as possible to the european theatre.
When does D-Day take place?
Do you wait until you massed plenty of troops and start an all out assault or do you skirmish (many D-Days)?.
What is more efficient? What does it depend on? It is only a matter of time that Japan conquers Moscow if the western allies are moving inefficient or it takes to long to crush Germany, so time is crucial.
How do you do it?
I played a couple of games with the Allies versus really skilled axis players and I loosed every single game against them. I’m familiar with the basic principles of strategy and tactics in the game but I would be happy to get some advice how to slow down the japanese movements to Moscow (if at all…) since Japan seems to be the major problem
When should I run and when (and where) should I stand and fight?
Usually I do the following:
I always try to sink the japanese Transport in the Kwangtung SZ with the british Destroyer and I withdraw the rest of the commonwealth troops in an attempt to recapture Egypt und to prepare a second attack on it if necessary (turn 2). The transport from SZ 40, loaded with 2 divisions from Australia an escortet by a Sub, moves east and therafter goes to Europe or Africa.
The eastern parts of the Red Army move west and 6 divisions will be concentrated in Novosibirsk.
The chinese troops from Sinkiang go north to unite with the Soviets in Novosibirsk.
But experience shows that all my efforts here seem to be useless.
Some further advice would be appreciated.