I’m a newcomer to this site although I have been playing A&A for maybe twenty years now. I got A&A Pacific a couple of years ago but unluckily my gaming group has always had more than three players available, so we tend to end up playing A&A revised and A&A Europe.
However, we do play Pacific now and then and we by the second Pacific session we had learned what Saburo Sakai lays out in this essay– Japan had better buy subs and India had better start stacking land forces up in anticipation of an India assault. Couple that idea with the realization that territories such as New Britain are vital due to the Naval Base rule and you are well on your way to an enjoyable and hard fought Pacific campaign. Cheers!!