I bought white neutral Infantry and colored chips at HBG.
I use white chips for true neutral, black chips for pro axis and light blue chips for pro allies.
The number of chips indicates the number of additional units as usual.
Also, by turn 5 or so, the US should be able to turn to Europe, as Japan’s income and navy will both be weak.
You did realize US4 is the first turn, US can even leave Hawaii?
No one declared war on them.
This would make it highly unlikely for them to turn to Europe in US5.
… but if their southern fleet is down taking the Money Islands or Malaya, taking the Caroline Islands gives the U.S. a lot of great options since it can hit Japan, Philippines, 3 out of the 4 money islands, and any factories on the Chinese coast, …
With Russia moving into China in force, Japan will not DOW turn 1.
In the above detailed strategy UKPAC and ANZAC declare war.
Which leaves Japan with no reason to declare at all. They simply have a free go at the money islands and other targets with the US forced to watch from afar.
Why would the UK have to declare war in order to use a blocker? Makes no sense. The UK just needs to leave a blocker in sz 79. Japan HAS to be the one to declare war if it wants to capture UK controlled Persia.
Taking Persia or Iraq in this scenario in J3 is not essential.
If any of them is still neutral you can occupy them without declaring war.
But that’s just bonus.
The real goal ist Egypt J4/J5.
Germany fights with a cruiser and a fighter against Russia with a submarine and a cruiser.
Russia decides not to dive the sub.
Germany scores double 3.
May Russia take the cruisers hit with his cruiser and declare his submarine immune to the fighters hit?
From my point of view it’s all situational.
Buying 2 Bombers G1 is always a viable buy.
However attacking Malta wouldn’t be my first priority.
If there’s a British fleet in the med in range that should be priority 1, since that annoys Italy the most.
Next in line would be a stack of ground forces in Alexandria.
Malta could be done, but it’s a high risk operation.
From my point of view the crucial fight for Germany was Barbarossa.
Loosing the battle for Moscow in late 1941 meant loosing the war whereas winning that fight would have resulted in victory.
Two thing could have been done to ensure victory.
A) Convincing Japan not to sign the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact.
Thus the siberian divisions wouldn’t have had the opportunity to save Moscow.
B) Not attacking Jugoslavia and Greece in spring 1941. This postponed Barbarossa for a full month which resulted in mud and ice.