From: Be'eri, Hadarom, Israel
Come to think of it, the engine rooms do have a lot of parts that say "Made in Japan".
For what its worth, the AI unexpectedly sprang to life again, just before I was ready to declare it dead and throw in the towel, at the beginning of February 1924. It is still giving me quite a bit of naval combat. I'm in March now, and from the sighting reports I'm getting I don't think the Japanese Navy is done with me yet. I don't know if it had anything to do with the game time, or if I hit a trigger by invading Taichu. The ship hijackings also started happening in February of '24, but if that's the price of a more agressive AI I'm all for it.
I'm hoping if I just take Taichu it will stop, but there's over 270,000 Japanese troops defending it so this may take awhile. In the meantime, loaded AKs continue to depart from Manila, and I keep turning them around at Corregidor - its just an annoyance at this point. About 5 AKs did make it to Taichu, carrying about 17,250 supplies, so I don't think my troops will be starving anytime soon.
I'd say it would take along time to take the city. Do you have alot of guns and tanks on this front?
But when Territories are acquired in regions where there are differences in language, customs, and laws then great good fortune and much hard work are required to hold them.
-Machiavelli, Il Principe, Book III-