When we play, my friends regularly laugh at Anzac, but I don’t. I find it to be a fun underdog to play, with plenty of potential as a strong adversary. Of course, that potential doesn’t equate to actual capability. Does anyone have any tips on how to make Anzac better? I’ve been reading about sending fighters to Russia, and that could be a good use.
A few games ago, with my strategy, I captured the Southeast Asian territories and used that quick cash to build up a respectable navy to defend these territories. That along with a Japan occupied elsewhere, gave me plenty of income. With national objectives, I could get thirty to forty IPCs each turn. The problem though, is what to do with it.
Anzac can only build 3 units a turn, and there’s no ability to improve the minor IC. So, I could build three cruisers, or three fighters, send them around my areas, and then keep the change. At the end of the game, I had about seventy IPCs in my hand that were essentially being wasted. The only good I did was I think defend the Philippines. Anzac grows slowly which prevents it from being a threat to Japan, and its inability to buy much also prevents it from really being effective.
Are there any tips out there for improving Anzac (and the Allies’ Pacific strategy in general)? Thanks.