From: Somewhere in the South Pacific.
As most people know, I normally play as the Japanese, but this time I felt like a change. So it’s my turn to get beat-up first, and then to do the beating-up later in the game (hopefully). But I think that playing the Japanese all these years, as taught me exactly the strategies needed to frustrate the chicken early in the game. Well that's the plan anyway, and as most of you guys know, most plans don’t take the opponents actions into account.
The general strategy at the start; will be building a line in the sand to stop the chickens forward momentum. Now, the trick I think is the sitting of this line along with the timing. Too far forward, and he’s going to roll right on over you. Too far back, I’ll be giving him his gains too easily and making my later offensives more difficult. Then there is supply and fuel, with fuel supplies for the South Pacific and the Australian area being a priority.
So my plan is to start from Pearl Harbor, and the US West Coast with system of base build-up and base building from scratch. Starting with Midway, Johnston, the Line Islands, Canton, and Pago Pago (Fleet support base) from the start. Then on to Fiji and Nouveau, as major forward defensive bases for the time being. I will build-up Auckland as the main logistics base for the South Pacific, stockpiling fuel and supplies.
The Reason I don’t want to use Sydney or Brisbane for the main Logistics base; is in my limited experience of fuel supplies to Australia, is that they seem to disappear overtime. This is even though I plan to turn of all the heavy industry in Australia. But I do intend to stockpile fuel on Perth, shipped from Cape town and the Middle East. This fuel I will then transship to the rest of Australia and DEI as need.
As for Basing in the Australian area; I would like to hold on to Port Moresby and Darwin, but won’t lose any sleep if I lose either or both of them. As for the rest of Australia; any of the coastal ports have the potential as major bases, and there are many towns easily built-up into major airfields. I also feel that any Japanese move onto the Australian mainland, would be the beginning of the end for them.
I'll just summarize the rest quickly; the Philippines, DEI, Malaya, and Burma are indefensible with the resources the Japanese player has in Scenario 2. But I have to delay and disrupt him with the forces available in those areas, as I am not going to commit any of my scares reinforcements to certain death. Time is what I need to build-up my line in the sand, and this is wear I get it. So stockpile supplies and build forts to holdout as long as I can, tip and run with naval forces to get up the Chickens noise is the Plan.
< Message edited by DivePac88 -- 12/20/2012 1:27:18 AM >
When you see the Southern Cross, For the first time
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