I am very curious to know what you all buy the first two round. I understand that this depends sometimes on what is happening on the board (especially with Italy and UK), so you can give several options…
This is what I buy (we play without aireal bombardments). Let’s say Germany DOW Russia in G2 and Japan DOW in J3:
G1 = carrier + 2 subs (I save 2, so I CAN buy an extra transport in R2)
G2 = 10 artillery + Mech Inf and tanks…
R1 = 7 artillery + 3 infantry
R2 = 4 artillery + 7 infantry
J1 = Minor IC + 2 transports
J2 = 3 Mech Inf + 2 destroyers + 2 subs
US1 = 3 carriers (Pacific)
US2 = 4 destroyers + 4 subs (Pacific)
UK1 = 6 inf + fighter
UK2 = carrier + destroyer + sub + ?
ANZAC1 = sub or transport
ANZAC2 = carrier
India1 = 2 mech inf + 3 inf
India2 = 2 mech inf + 4 inf
Italy1 = sub
Italy2 = sub + ???
(You can leave China out).