What is this, pile on Moose week?
Well, perhaps you should take a step back and review your comment to mine. I, in no way, endorsed John's "deep battle" strategy, if that is, indeed, in the making. However, your response indicates that I did endorse it. My observation was was meerly a suggestion as to what he might be up to, given his playing style. See comment at top of page 9.
You said: "So, he does deep battle against New Zealand on the east and Perth on the west, isolates Oz, and then moves against Oz itself. Maybe...that would seem to be his playing style. All those subs parked off Kiwiland....is he doing the same over at Perth?"
I said: "Style, smyle.
It's freakin' January 1942! So he "isolates" (huh? It's a darn big CONTINENT), Oz. So what? He has a myriad of undone tasks all over the map and the amphib bonus burning up daily. He's putting awnings on the windows while the foundation is leaking like a sieve. CR should ENCOURAGE such adventuring. Get out of his way, let him rampage 4000 miles from his logistics. Go nuts, Japan. Enjoy."
"Style, smyle" had a grinning emoticon. I was prefacing the next lines. IOW, style is nice, but it can't substitute for content, which John's moves on NZ and Oz lack in a strategic sense. Not that he doesn't have a "style", but that it's a bad one if he wants to win. Nothing about your point, which again I happen to agree with. John is often rash and impetuous, liking to run hither and yon and "blow stuff up." But often at the cost of a cohesive plan. At least to this observer.
The second paragraph is all about John. That's who "he" is.
Sorry if I come off as sensitive, but I feel as if my integrity and writing ability was questioned this week in several places on the forum. I try very hard to say what I mean around here.
Be that as it may, I harbor no umbrage toward you and apologize if I gave you pain. If there was a foul, it was certainly unintentional. You have seen me in the Forum before and should know that if I intend a foul it is quite clear. I just want the record straight that I did not endorse the strategy. It is too early to tell what John is up to and, I rather suspect John may not have made up his mind yet.
On that we agree. He's hanging his laundry out all over the place.