In real war losing a battle is always a possibility.
Posts made by northstorm
RE: German Strategy
If u really want to have staying power in africa. The best course is offcourse to preserve your battleship, either by keeping it somewhat out of range from air, or (and this is somewhat risky) strenghten your med naval in G1 either by purchasing a carrier and landing fighters on it (then your med navy will last the whole game most likely) or by purchasing a destroyer making your med fleet a less interesting target to attack with airpower alone. (that would pretty much force an attacker into having four fighters b4 attacking in most cases).
RE: Low Luck
Yes I agree with u OP that it does somewhat take the war out of the wargame. To me LL makes the game feel more like chess and less like war. Also in some funny and twisted way the game also (in my opinion)in some cases becomes high luck because those small important battles suddenly has a greater importance, and a failed bombing run suddenly becomes more important cause of lowluck.
All in all I think LL changes the game in a way that in my opinion makes for a less interesting and a less warlike game.
RE: Is china impotant
Depending on jap actions and how well it goes in J1 there is always the rare possibility of a US factory in Sinkiang, supported by 4 rus inf in R1. in US2 they will be able to build 2 tanks there, and landing hawaii fighter and us bomber as well giving them 2 inf 2 tanks 1 fighter and 1 bomber +4 rus inf in Sinkiang at the end of US2.
If such a factory is established China becomes very important.
Even if such a factory is not established it could still be worth it for rus to join forces with the 2 chinese inf in Sinkiang depending on the game.
All in all it all depends on the game, but I just thought I would come with a couple of scenarios where China could become keyareas.
RE: Italian Navy to build or not to build?
If I were to strenghten the italien navy. I would do 1 cruiser and 1 transport. The sole purpose of this would be to give me the ability to land 4 units with 4 shorebombardments. I think that such a purchase would both strenghten Italy in on the african battlefield and on the eastern front.