No sense in keeping anything in Manchuria. I’d rather have a good counter force in korea than risk losing both like that.
Posts made by Komiserik
RE: G1 Attack on Russia?
Ever since Axis and Allies Classic, my axis strategy has been ‘early and often.’ Maybe to a fault, however I really don’t see a problem with a G1 attack. Its like a boxer throwing some annoying jabs before they use the knockout punch. Anything after G1 just allows Russia to get organized.
I’ve had great success against a capable opponent with the G1 Major IC in Romania and attacks on Bessarabia, Eastern Poland and Baltic States.
RE: G1 J4
I’m on a pretty big losing streak right now, so I’m going to pull this one out next time. My usual opponent is the weakest with Russia, so hopefully I can get back in the W column.
Im playing around with the J4 in tripleA right now (solitaire) and seeing if its possible to stage it so that on round 4, You unload a transport on every island involved in an NO (DEI, Guam, Midway etc). I haven’t thought about any of the pros or cons of it because its late in Toronto, but just seeing if its even possible.
RE: G1 J4
Im getting more and more comfortable with the G1 J4 move. Keeping the US out of Western Europe gives you time to build the italian counter in France as well as random german defenses while putting the majority of your money towards the Russian front.
The J4 also allows you to build any kind of amphibious/bombardment attack anywhere you want on the map. Its pretty fun to watch your opponent get frustrated as they set up destroyer blockers anticipating a J2 or J3, and you just move freely through their navy and set up shop where you wish.
What would you have done?
I staged a J5 Calcutta, off of a J4 DoW. I had the entire Japanese Navy sitting off of the coast with 4 guys on transports. I had the entire starting Japanese air force sitting in Yunan. (a ballsy move on his part wiped out all of my ground forces in burma).
He had 25 infantry 4 figs, and 3AAs in calcutta.
I had a 25% chance of taking calcutta with those numbers.
I chickened out because i had been winning some insanely lopsided battles in his favour all game, and didnt think my good luck would continue, and instead took the navy to persia (which had a minor British IC) and took it. I backtracked with the planes, instead going after the russian stack that made its way to Jehol.
What I want to ask is: If you have committed 4 Japanese turns for the sole objective of taking India, is it better to live and die by that plan, or can you/have you abandoned it before with success?
RE: Leaving Normandy-Bordeaux to the French
At first look, it seems crazy.
But, if you plan on going for a Pacific win, it could be a great diversion to get the US player to stack the atlantic.
I would be worried about allied fighter stacks though…but it would all depend on how your battle went in France on G1…
RE: The Allies playbook: Standard openers and suggestions for sequential rounds
I’d love to see your updated Japan guide.
RE: Major Factory in Romania
I’m in a slow moving game with my cousin right now. It is still the same game from when i first posted this (ie, the first time ive tried a major IC in Romania). It worked like a charm. I just took Moscow on what i THINK is G5, could be G6, with 10 tanks leftover. Italy doesn’t have egypt yet due to the UK being strong, but the Romania major IC will now pump everything down to the middle east and hopefully secure the win.
The Romania Major IC worked well with Japan only declaring war on Russia (he stacked in Amur so I took it out). Right now, because i am terrible with Japan, I’m sort of on the ropes, but I bought myself enough time that i should be able to win on the Europe board.
RE: Major Factory in Romania
I should say, this German move coincides with a Japanese attack across Siberia/ northern china (bringing everything you have at the stack in Amur/ chasing him back to moscow if he moves the stack back).
I have found that the major factory in romania makes USSR focus all of their money on the south in ukraine/stalingrad/moscow, meaning you can basically walk into Leningrad with minimal damage. If you can get Leningrad/ukraine quick enough, thats 16 units you can place on the Russian front by about turn 3-4.
I should say, the key to this method is keeping your airforce on the western front and crippling the UK with strategic bombing raids. If Japan doesn’t provoke the UK/USA in the pacific until the US is in the war, it buys germany time to focus 100% of their money to russia.