Nevermind the introductions (I used to post here a few years ago, but have gone on A&A hiatus, now I’m back!), I’m in a bit of a pickle.
I started the game strong as the allies, but made a few serious miscalculations which will probably cost me the game. It is my opinion that in the revised edition, the U.S. must go after Japan. But we can argue that later.
It is currently the U.S. turn. I have 1 battleship, 2 destroyers, 1 aircraft carrier, two planes and 2 transports sitting in a zone 45 (Solomon Islands - captured w. 2 inf)
Japan has built two ICs on the Mainland, has captured China, Sikiang, India, The Soviet Far east, Yakut and Barratia.
( don’t ask me how I let this happen. Like I said, serious miscalculations)
Japan’s fleet in sea zone 60 consists of 2 battleships, 1 destroyer, 1 aircraft carrier, 2 fighters and 1 transport.
The way i see it, I have three options, and I don’t like any of them.
1.) Attack the main fleet with all I have, including 1 bomber from the Hawaiian islands.
(I’ve run two simulations and lost both times)
2.) Conquer the Philipine islands.
( Leaves my fleet vulnerable to attack by 4 extra planes from Mainland)
3.) Sit tight.
(may be joined by two extra subs next turn, 1 of them british).
The Japs are running rampant. I don’t see how I can seriously damage them short of miracle rolling.
Any thoughts, anyone?