ORIGINAL: Andy Mac
I think the new bases in Malaya help the AI advance in a more logical fashion as well
They do, but it is a plodding advance. That's ok really, but just need to find a way to make the Sir Robin more risky. That's why I'm thinking move up the time table for Sinkawang/Sambas/Pontiak. If the NW corner of Borneo is lost, and Netties are present, the Singapore Sir Robin is toast.
Anyway , just some thoughts.
Otherwise, AI is doing well. 1/5/42 Temuloh has fallen as has KL. I figure another 2 weeks before the IJ gets to Singers unopposed.
Hasn't shown up in Burma yet. I'm planning to defend at Katha (+2 terrain) fall back at Myitkyina (+3 terrain). Even against Ironman, I should be able to hold there and in India. I'm strengthening Calcutta/Chittagong and Ceylon (Singers refugees all going to Ceylon).
I haven't peeked at the scripts, but I'm assuming I will need to cede PM. I'm also prepared to give up Darwin and NE OZ to Brisbane. I don't think I will have to give up anything else and I won't give up PErth. That also is getting defenses set.
So far, what I'm seeing tells me all this should be doable and the allies will be on counter attack by 9/42 ... maybe a bit sooner.
I'm mostly curious on how fast you accelerate aircraft models and get them into production. My 9/42 date is assuming I'm still facing Tojo/Oscar not Frank ....
BTW: In my mod of your Nasty, Nasty variant (I play IJ, AI is Allies), I have really accelerated some models and then I have setup groups to disband where I can replenish AI pools. Aircraft for allies that I increased or modded beyond your Nasty, Nasty point include:
P-39 - re-armed with 20mm Hispano (as the SOV did IRL and I think the P400 was armed as such) so it is much more effective and much better than P40, increased production severely in 1st 6 months and all US Army, Canada, OZ, and NZ fighter groups can upgrade to it.
P-51 series. All arrive 6 - 9 months earlier (P-51A in 9/42). Again as with the P-39 in terms of what units can use it. Production numbers are 100's/month. I figure this is in response to IJ players accelerated RnD ... P51a is a good match against Tojo ...
This is just a few things ... mostly just spins from what you already have in place ...