Against the AI you need only survive the first 6 months in decent shape and you will know everything you have to about the game. Without giving anything away a couple of genreal things to know:
You will take a beating
you will lose lots of stuff
Protect your carriers, they won't be much use to you the first 6 months so preserve them
don't waste carrier aircraft on silly missions in the beginning of the war. You will be short of everything, but really short of carrier aircraft.
Preserve your TK's and AO's. You can get some fuel out of the DEI, but those tankers are best protected to bring fuel from the west coast, middle east and cape town
escort you shipping
build bases for and logistics for late 42. If your carefull you will be able to give the AI a bloddy nose by then
ship fuel to bases
learn seach arcs
learn pilot training. Train at range 0 or 1 to prevent ops losses
learn political points
start to "prep" you units for the future. When a new unit shows up, think about where you want it to be in 3 months
learn "modes". Nothing as usless as a bunch of engineer units building nothing because they got left in strategic mode.
Find the Flying Tigers (AVG) and get them out of where they are becuase that base will change hands and you will lose them
Don't try and counter all the Japanese moves. In fact, don't try to counter most of them. The beginning is an onslaught
Don't roll over entirely, pick a place to fight and try to make a stand
Check you taskforces "at sea" at the beginning of the game. They might be sending troops to a bad place.
Build bases, build fuel reserves, build supplies. Use history as a general guide to where
You were surprised once. Be careful to not be supprised again
You have big repair yards on the west coast. If a captial ship can make it there, send it ther for repair
maybe try "Quite China" to start
altitude is life. Get those figters as high as you can
You will get more of everything, much more
< Message edited by JohnDillworth -- 7/25/2011 1:37:07 PM >
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