It looks like RA will produce an even greater FUEL crunch for the Empire; not only a larger NAVY burning more Fuel, but hauling resources from distant spots is going to burn more as well.
Not sure how far anyone has gotten, but it looks like the Empire will be very Fuel-constrained. And that may be WAD
In my game, which reached May of 1942, I've managed to stabilize the oil/fuel situation, despite the massive fuel burn during the ongoing Hawaii invasion. But that's because SRA oil centers were taken 95% intact. If Palembang or even Balikpapan get trashed, the freedom of fleet operations is likely to be severely jeopardized.
The supply situation is tolerable at the moment, but stockpiles are slowly dwingling.
My biggest logistical problem at the moment is lifting massive amounts of fuel, oil and resources stockpiled in Southern Sumatra from the level-4 port of Palembang. I'll try to build up Oosthafen in hope that some of the resources flow there.
I sense that FatR is move experienced than I w/ fuel management. I also sense playing the IJ first time w/ this senario I have bit off more than I can chew. On the other hand, I feel for a short time in my game until his learing curve catches up I have more tactical experience than my opponent, so a balance in my game has occurred. Interesting.