From: New Jersey
in my game (stock) my oppenant is killing me with the bombing of resources/oil/HI/manpower. Tried to stop it at first with the woefully pathetic chinese AF and a couple US squadrens (allright they were P26's and P35s) and had some success in downing about 120 bombers, but once he moved in a couple of Zeros i got squashed and had to retreat my AF. At which point the supply situation became impossible to move in better US aircraft. Now all my cities are are in the red (except Chungking..its in the orange) and its only 3/1/42. I will probably be down to fortress Chungking w/in 3 more months
in starting this game Tom warned me he intended to bomb my resource centers in china and ask if i thought it was gamey. I thought..."of course not, you should be able to bomb whatever you want...its war". At the time my experience in playing China was very limited as past oppenants never really tried hard in that theatre...plus i played on Niks mod, and sat comfortably behind my level 9 forts. Now i have an oppenent who is a master at systematic destruction and despite all my best efforts, i'm gonna lose China w/in 6 months. Therefore my opinion now has somewhat change in regards to bombing resource centers. By that let me explain.
IMO I think it all depends on what map or mod you play on if the japanese are able to bomb resource centers. If you are playing Nik's mod, his front line cities are level 9 forts, so supply isn't wasted trying to build up forts, in which case i believe its fair to bomb cities. Never played CHS, but i heard that the lack of the high speed rail line really slows down the japanese advance, there i would say its fair for the Japanese to bomb cities to compensate for this. However, after experiencing the stock game rail system and japanese destroying my resources in a blink of an eye, and probably losing all of China in 6 months, i would have to disagree with the bombing of Chinese cities. Theres just too much stacked against the chinese b/t the inexperieced troops, only level 3 forts, vulnerable supply lines, high speed rail lines of death, inadeaquate garrison forces for the japanese, zero bonus, and pathetic AF.
In my next game i would probably make it a house rule not to bomb resource centers...and in return i won't station 4E bombers. Of course in my next game i will probably play CHS (in conjuction with Niks mod), in which case chinese cities are fair play.
of course...maybe i just suck at land warfare, and thats why i'm looking for a reason why i'm gonna lose China so fast
< Message edited by KDonovan -- 6/3/2006 7:45:39 PM >