We are saving only 1600 HI points/day...not enough, i know. We have 2.3 millions in the bank...but it's not enough either.
The problem is that i really don't know what to stop.
Have already stopped all the xAK,xAP,TK, AO, SS and CV/CVE (but one) production. I'm just producing DDs and Es for the moment, but the yards keep on demanding a lot of HIs...
Engines and A/Cs cannot be stopped obviously. I need the bigger possible pools for the last year of war...
Vehicles and armaments points? No way...
Only 300k oil is left in the Empire...
fuel isn't a problem yet, but supplies are running low everywhere. My merchant fleet is running everywhere to deliver supplies...from Marcus/Wake, to Truk, from Chritsmas I.O. to Burma, and from the DEI to the CentPac...
Most of my first line garrisons are in "red"...
The KB is on the move again. We're moving to be able to intercept an enemy's move towards Sarmi or Taberfane... but i know his CVs are massing somewhere else in the shadows... i think he's ready to open another front and his CVs will be his weapon...and that's why he's keeping them hidden... i am trying to rely on my naval search ability in order to be informed of the problem in time to move in my reserves...and possibly the combined fleet.... finger crossed.
A "mini" fighting fleet is now re-assembling at Singapore. 5 CVEs, 2 BBs, 4 CAs, 4 CLs and 15 DDs, along with some fast "E" class ships. 250 LBA planes are backing up this fleet against a "coup the main" the allies may try against Sumatra.
Obviously, if needed, i can transfer to Singa more LBA reserves in a couple of days...and the KB can be there in 3/4 days from its Anchorage at Menado..
In the I.O. 5 gleen-equipped subs are operating along with 3 AVs with a total of 27 Norms (15 hexes of search range). Nells and Emilies are based at Bankoleng, Christams I.O. and Sebang.... cannot do more
Thing is so far you have made the easy choices, ie in terms of cutting production, etc.. It may be time for harder choices, ie places that are too far and unstrategic to justify sending a fleet to supply it, etc... Time to think long and hard.
Mate, i've already abbandoned the Marshalls/Gilberts and decided not to defend them. They are left since late 1942...
The only real hard choice is Burma... is it Worth to keep on defending it? Should i move back to Thailand? Hard to say... i know it's easy for the allies to Mount an easy land campaign in northern Thailand once Burma is theirs... and, above all, they could start supplying China with the Burma road... and possibly start an offensive from there...
Think my perimeter is already as shrinked as possible at the moment.