Everything below might be a terrible idea, I don't really know as this is my first campaign and I'm only a little over 4 months in. But here's what I have been doing so far with all of those guys and in the theater in general:
I directed as many of the British and Australian troops as I could to Rangoon. A ton of troops show up in Aden, my route for them was by ship to Karachi, then by rail to Calcutta, then by ship to Rangoon. The last leg of the trip is treacherous, since the AI can cover the approach into Rangoon with land-based air. I've tried to pick fast xAPs and xAKs for the run from Calcutta and set them on full speed. I got as much CAP into Burma as I could. I also pulled as much armor out of India as I could find.
Ended up with about 60-70k troops in Rangoon when the Japanese arrived in late Feb '42 (I evacuated Moulmein and Pegu, better player could probably defend them). They easily held off the IJA attacks for a little over a month, then forced the Japanese out of the hex with about 3 days of deliberate attacks in early April. A few divisions pursued them to Pegu but I'm not sure I'll be able to break through. My goal is to push the Japanese at least out of Pegu and hopefully back into Thailand.
Meanwhile about 10k Japanese troops are advancing on Mandalay, where I have only token forces. I'll probably not bother to defend the area since it's difficult to get to, and instead meet them somewhere between Chittagong and Ledo. Would rather focus on defending the airfields at Prome and Akyab for now. I've sent base forces and some Indian brigades to both, and will probably send a few thousand British troops to Prome.
I've organized the British ships that arrive into a CTF with Indomitable and uh the other one that isn't Hermes and a SAG with the handful of BBs, CAs, etc. that show up. They've been useful at stopping occasional IJN forays into the Indian Ocean. The AI has sent a couple cruiser forces and the odd destroyer or two into the Bay of Bengal. At one point the BBs found and sunk a convoy with about 20k Japanese troops - I think maybe it was headed for Akyab or Calcutta. The SAG has also been useful for occasionally bombarding Moulmein to suppress the airfield.
Supply/Fuel I've been building up at Colombo, Calcutta, and Rangoon, and to a lesser extent Bombay.
Basically anything arriving via Aden or Abadan has been sent into Burma or NE India. Maybe I should be sending more of these guys to Australia? I dunno. The Japanese so far aren't threatening Darwin at all.
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