From: San Antonio, TX
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?
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.
It's 'style, schmyle', moose.
Ordinarily, I try not to agree with the moose on general principle, but he's got this one. Early uber-aggressive (take it for the sake of taking it with no heed to consolidation) Japanese players really are asking for their necks to be cut off at the base. John has done this before, to his detriment. He may say that he's not going to in the beginning-but a tiger can't change his stripes so easily.
Of course, this is in keeping with the spirit of the "Auto-vic or die trying" mentality. 99% of the time, they get the latter outcome.
CR's quote from once-upon-a-time about 'rocks rattling around in a can' (John's troops running around Central India on a pointless invasion late in the war) sums up this approach. John took great pride in putting a few divisions ashore and running around the Indian heartland. What did it accomplish? Nada. Zip-diddly. Bupkis. What it DID do is take several divisions of valuable LCUs that could be used in a defensive battle in Southeast Asia out of the picture.