ok guys, here we go.
Time to reveal the name of Mr.X....*drums*....
As you know Q-Ball is a very experienced "all-round" player. As far as i know he's best known as a japanese player, which makes him probably the worst opponent for an virgin japanese like me.... however, challenge is what makes a game thrilling, so...here we are!
Here are the final HRs...
-Just one Port attack on turn one
-Reliable torps off, allied damage control on
-Para units must be whole before paradroppping (not fragments all over)
-Landing or paradrops only on base or dot-base hexes
-Must pay PPs to cross borders that start *friendly* (e.g., Manchuria
-> China, or India -> Burma). Note that you can cross borders that
start out enemy (e.g., Kwangtung units can move into Russia or Thay
Army to Burma).
-1 week russian activation if Japan decides to invade.
-Thai units can move into the Burma panhandle and Indochina.
- 4Es on ground bombing mission must be at 10k feet minimum-
- Only 50 planes for each AF level
- 4Es on naval attack only from PBY4s (or Navy 4Es anyway) but only from 6k feet-
- night bombing allowed with at least 50% moonlight....
- No strat bombing before 1943 .
- No Allied Air or naval units in Russia are allowed, even if Russia is activated.
- No Mersing Gambit on turn 1
- SWEEP and CAP altitudes at second best mnvr. band....
- no 1 ship TF except for the allies in the first turns
plus my own restrictions: only one ride at PH; max 6 months in advance for R&D
Ok, for my first turn i have to thank NY59Giants who, with a lot of patience, took me by hand and helped me to work out the first turn.... which was really a monster!
However.... The initial strategy for phase 1 is the following:
PI: landings at Vigan, San Fernando, Lyngayen and Aparri (Legaspi will follow during the first week of war). Usual disposition (65th bde, 48th Division plus some SNLF units).
Malaya: the idea is a fast conquest of the Peninsula, with the use of 6 full divisions. The goal is to conquer Singapore by the first week of Jan 42.
Borneo: for the moment only Miri will be invaded.
Southern DEI: i'll wait for more naval forces before committing towards Ambon, Timor etc...
Sumatra: will be invaded during the third week of war.
Java: only after the fall of Sumatra.
Burma: the Imperial Guard div + 2 weak thai divisions will be used for the initial advance, along with the 55th Cav Bde.
CENTPAC: Wake, Tarawa and Rabaul will wait untill the KB gets back from PH.
Being my first japanese game i don't wanna rush too much. Play safe and wise, avoiding any major defeat during the first 3 months.
Once the phase 1 is finished (historical perimeter) - possibly by the end of march 42 - we'll see what we can do for the second phase.
I have 3 possible targets at the moment...
North and western Oz
Cylon and Southern India
New Caledonia, Fijii and line islands...
...ok, i know i'm not that original...
Oh, well, China for sure... i'd like to secure a good offensive perimeter by July 42....so to say: conquer Changsha and the cities around it.
One more note... i know these first turns will be boring for you readers...always the same soup... so i will try not to bore you too much with combat reports etc, trying to summerize as much as i can and posting only interesting (if ever) screenshots
Thanks for being here