From: Tucson, AZ
A big mess that I'd rather not think about. I'm thinking that with so little pushing and shoving going on maybe Jim's giving China a cold shoulder too.
I wouldn't mind doing a 'quiet china' scenario if that's possible. Maybe if I don't start any massive movement(s) in China Jim will largely forget about
I'm more interested in the blue water ops. The interplay of ships, planes, and troops being moved via ship somewhere. I'm guessing that the
period of intense invasions are largely a thing of the past for Japan maybe. I've, for the most part, already captured maybe 90% of what I'm after I
guess. I've been giving some thought to maybe investing some troops in Australia in some small way and see how that goes, maybe capture Darwin
or some other Allied city hard to supply for the Allies but easy for me to take quickly. I'll build some airports on the islands north of Darwin and see
if conditions merit going ahead.
I'm half-way convinced that the Phillippines is going to be a major problem for me unless and until I get some more planes actively bombing. I've
tried to shoot up Bataan and got some DMS boats sunk. That's not going to work......so I'll have to see what I can do overland and by air.
Operation Beat Down was schedlued to end sometime in April like in real history, but it's looking like there's going to be some land action going
on in Manila way past April. Maybe not. We'll see.
I'm thinking maybe I'll have to give up Port Moresby. Everytime Jim does a bombardment attack I lose 130 people or so. There's only 7500
people left there of mine and they are really low on supply. So I either gotta get them some supplies somehow or maybe put together a
super-convoy and get those people out of there to save their lives. On the other hand, I could leave that unit there and just bring in
another divisions worth of troops. I'll have to see if I can buy out something from Manchuria or somewhere and get them here most ricky
tic. Which is a basterdization of Vietnamese for "a real hurry".
I'm still moving people south. I need to have at least parity before I move into the Singapore hex....I figure that ought to be enough to harry
the defenders a bit. But on the other hand I'm not sure I have enough troops already landed to give me parity with the Allies. I may have
to bring in more troops yet to really get the process moving. I've got a bombing campaign going on to beat down the Singapore defenders
and it's not really up to speed yet but I expect it to get going any day now. I don't figure on doing any Strategic Bombing of Singapore since
I plan on using it after I capture it. I'd like the facilities to be intact thank you very much.
Um......Java is the newest adventure I've got going. I've landed on the two ends of the island and I've got people moving toward the middle
but it's taking longer than I had planned and we're looking at the end of March at the earliest for that particular campaign to end. Not much
more than a matter of taking the cities and destroying the enemy troops, all happening overland pretty much. I'm planning on building some
air fields and repairing those there already so as to have some bombing help the process. Not very many Dutch fighters have flown here
lately....maybe he's running out of Dutch fighters. I've got a CVE moving into position to surpress either Singapore or Java as the need
Christmas Island IO:
I'm planning on giving this back to the Allies at some point. I don't really need it for much, it adds very little and is hard to defend adequately
so I'm thinking I'll just evacuate the troops and keep drawing resources from it as long as I continue to own it. I just took it for the resources.
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