2)Â As Russia attack his baltic fleet with your 2 ftrs.
This will kill the transport and make a G1 landing impossible.
I disagree with using both fighters. From my experience, one should be more than enough, unless you’re extremely unlucky. It’s only about a one in five chance that you won’t win the combat, and the second fighter could be better served putting pressure on Germany in the opening move.
The only problem with ALWAYS buy an IC for india on turn 1 is this. If I’m japan, I will devote many resources to making that a jap IC. And while you’re laughing as you purchase the last 2 IC’s, I will be snickering at the fact that uk is blowing all that money and producing no pressure on ger, and very little on japan!!
Agreed. I’ve only played three games against human opponents, but in the games I’ve played, India ICs aren’t terribly useful. It’s best to take out Germany as quickly as possible, and then prepare for an Eastern assault. In all of the Allies games I’ve played, except for the first two, Russia’s been able to hold up to a Japanese assault before Germany was taken (with assistance from Britain and America, of course), and that lowers the importance of the Eastern front (don’t just give up without a fight, though!).
Just remember: After Germany’s gone, you have all the time in the world to build an IC out East.