From: the Netherlands
You can grab Anchorage with a division or less early on, I think. I'd do it.
I have got my eye on Victoria and Coal Harbor and Alliford Bay too. Victoria has some coastal guns, mines, but I am tempted to go for it all now. Victoria is a wide strait I believe so everything will be deadlier, but features some really nice runways and port.
The question is how bad will the mines and coastal guns be? I have plenty of dms, several battleships, the kb, and I probably can probably really spread the invading troops out amongst a fair number of merchants. 9" Guns plus smaller...
This question is holding up my processing of the turn. Do I launch or not? I actually have divisions prepped for Victoria. Again, I tempted to say go for it, but will sleep on it today.
I managed to get a huge convoy of oilers into Miri without sub losses today, plus I am dispatching large supply convoys to Pearl and Aleutians, while another supply convoy unloaded at Pearl raising the supply there to 60K.
Coal Harbor is I believe 1 hex below the winter rules. Grabbing these three base should make Anchorage pretty doable as a follow on I think plus allow some really good air wars over the US and perhaps bottle up some ships.
In this phase of the campaign you do not need preparation... Just push in two divisions into any northern city and it will fall.... Keep a floating reserve just in case...
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