Russia’s first turn should basically consist of this:
Russia should attack Manchuria with five infantry, one tank, and the fighter from Russia. This battle you should win with about two infantry and one tank left. Land the fighter in Yakut and move the two infantry from Evenki there for backup against Japan.Â
RUSSIA MUST ATTACK UKRAINE!!! Attack it with eight infantry, three tanks, and your Karelian fighter. You will win it with about four infantry and three tanks remaining. Land the fighter in Karelia, and move the four infantry from Russia into Karelia for it’s defense.Â Â
Attack the German sub in the Western Europe sea zone with your sub from Karelia and move your transport into the UK sea zone for it’s defense.Â
Now I will explain why you need to attack Ukraine instead of Eastern Europe. The German’s best move against the Russians is to take Karelia, and it has the power to do this easily ( 11 inf, 6 tanks within range). But with the three infantry and two tanks (two tanks as opposed to one is really the kicker) gone, a German attack has basically lost it’s punch, and whatever they manage to take Karelia with (against your four infantry and fighter) can easily be retaken with your three to four infantry and three tanks in Ukraine and whatever you have in Russia. Also, the fighter from that area could be landed in a German-occupied Karelia to help defend it against your counterattack. By the end of Russia’s second turn, Germany will be screwed on the Eastern Front.
Also, if and when Manchuria falls back to the Japanese, don’t move your two infantry and fighter in Yakut, leave them there and don’t attack with them, let them defend.
Now you are making 30 dollars per turn, you have basically castrated Germany in the East, and you have severely jeopardized Japan’s Asian holdings. I recommend buying two infantry, a tank, and a fighter. Put the infantry in Karelia to defend it better (six infantry and a fighter) and put the tank and fighter in Russia to attack German-occupied Karelia next turn.Â Â