If nothing is changeing in the PI area, I'll attack him there with my strong SAG with 1BB, 2BCs + many cruisers.
As I already told, I will use my ships, but I'll always care about their value. So I retreated the CV near Midway, as even the sinking of 10 more APs and AKs can never be worth the lost of a CV. As allied player, I can always be assure "I'll get them anyway, sooner or later!" If I were on the Japanese side, this would be totally different as the Japanese player has no choice but to sink everything possible to let the allied superiority begin a little later.
Concerning this, the Adelaide was used very offensively, as my only tactical concept for a slowly ship without heavy guns or at least heavy AAA is: use them as much and as long as they swim. They are to slowly for later intruder missions like bombardement or night attacks on enemy fleets, their guns are neglible for shore bombardement and their AAA isn't enough to provide considerable protection against ships.
Following this, my AMCs (=CLs in RHS) are also on runs into his territory. On the other hand, I evacuated all but two (which were sunk while fleeing) BBs from Pearl. They are slowly as well, but they'll get a mighty AAA and their guns will have much more worth in prepareing an amphibious mission than one of my "expandable CLs" can ever have even being in a transport group to protect the APs from coastal guns.
Instead, the other CAs have a great value for me. Especially as there's no respawning of cruisers and CVs in RHS, I always must consider that in RHS lost defently is lost. (In CHS I used both CVs and Cruisers very offensive [4 Carrier battles until July 42 in a PBEM], as I'll get them all back later). This ment, I did "hit and run" with them at Tarawa, Wake and Midway. One might think I should have been more greedy sinking his ships there, but if I started chasing his ships there, I might have lost them to Bettys.
I am prepared to loose my ships - but not on a mission with the only goal to sink one or two AK/APs...
I already told, that I'll do "Sir Robin" at Singapore. I debated with Sid while trying to carmourflage the case we were talking about. I really intend to honor his "Do not do what they wouldn't have done" rule, but does that mean I'll have to do all their mistakes, too? I don't think so! So I will no longer evacuate militas off their territory until their surrender is imminent - but I will do with my regular troops whatever is usefull.
So the question is: What is defending Singapore good for?
Will I be able to hold it? No! He's human, no AI. If my defense is too strong, he'll simply ship in more or he can conquer everything around it and starve the city...
The only benefit I'll have then is buying some time - in most cases nor more than two to three weeks. While two or three weeks of delay may be very usefull, are they worth loosing around or over 1000 AV in several (good) brigades?
I think: Defenitly NO!
It's much more usefull evacuating the troops to another place where they may delay him, too - but without haveing to surrender when beaten! So I'll try to ship them to Burma to halt him there. If these troops get beaten there, they'll retreat to India, but I'll keep them.
I already told him that I'm going to do with my regular troops what makes a military sense despite political or prestige arguments, but I hope he will not be too disappointed finding Singapore nearly empty...
On the other hand, I think about reinforceing the Dutch Oilfields with other Dutch troops from Java. Even as Dutch forces (except their tanks) don't upgrade AFAIK, they will still keep some use even in later stages of war. They'll be week, of course, but week troops are always better than none.
But if I send them to the oilfields, I might have the chance that they destroy huge parts of the oilwells when they are beaten/surrender. Just imagine that I manage to reduce the oilfields just about 20% - shouldn't this be worth it?
Without any doubt: I am the spawn of evil - and the Bavarian Beer Monster (BBM)!
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