I read a thread or 2 concerning J1 opening in 42 but it dates now (2010-2011)!
Now with everyone having more experience what would be a good and aggressive J1 opening?
I am strongly leaning towards an all out for India tactic!
Buying 2 transports & 1 IC on turn 1. Also going after UK fleet in SZ35 and US fleet in SZ53.
There are 2 things in my plan that i’m not really sure how to approach:
1) where to put my IC? (F.I.C. or Burma directly under UK’s nose?).
A decent UK player would probably put an IC in India in response but also could muster 1 inf from Persia and 2 Fighters (Egypt & Australia). On my J2 i would be facing 4 inf, 2 fighters and 1 AA!
2) What to do with the Russians?
At first i could have 2 inf and 2 fighters defending Manchuria vs 3 inf, not really scary.
But having 7 Russians staring back at me on my second turn is something else entirely!
Should i go in and take Buryiatia S.S.R. right away to peel it off? => Manchuria + A.A. (1 inf/ 1 tank) + 2 fighters and 1 Battleship bombing?
What would be your advise concerning my plan? Consider that i am an aggressive player who is not afraid to deal with thin margin for error!