From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
What's the status of the allied navies? I know that the KB got pretty well clobbered on December 8th, but since then, it seems like Obverts done much better than one would expect, having lost 4 carriers on the 2nd day of the war. Might we see a list of losses?
I've just begun to play the game (It took me a long time to get it to work on my PC), and I've got a question. This stage, would it be better to leave Japan in Australia and the Southwest Pacific? It seems that at this stage, the most important thing is to move towards Japan or its oil centers, rather than trying to extirpate them from Allied territory that is not directly needed to get your bombers/ships/armies right up to Japan's front door?
1. I quickly looked through the naval losses early on and will go back and do a more thorough census soon. What I found is that the Allies are in great shape for carriers, have suffered moderate losses in BBs, and I think cruiser and destroyer numbers are fine.
Some of the carriers and BBs are in shipyards after recently taking damage, but I'm pretty sure that the Allied navy and merchantmarine are in fine shape to take the war to Japan. Partly that feeling may be because this is stock and I'm accustomed to playing against a considerably beefed up Japanese navy. I feel like a batter who's been facing a a pitching machine that throws at 105 miles per hour and is now going to face a real pitcher that throws at 90.
2. When I say that the entire weight of the Allied power is in SWPac, I'm not exaggerating. Joseph brought everything plus the kitchen sink. He could wage war from this base forever and forever. He understood power and staying power.
It would make sense to simply continue his strategy, tweaking it to suit my own notions but using the same base of operations and orienting along the same vector. To change drastically will require tremendous effort that may be inefficient or harmful. But I'm considering lots of options.
< Message edited by Canoerebel -- 8/22/2017 4:32:07 PM >