ORIGINAL: Mad Russian
I like to play Japan. For me personally, they offer the most challenge of any nation in the game.
MR can you win as Japan or is it a kind of hang in there to the bell rings? And what constitutes victory in WIF for Japan.
Japan by herself cannot win. But I think that's true of the Axis as a whole. You can't lose a major axis country and still win in my experience. MAYBE you could lose Italy, and still get an Axis win, but I'm not really sure that's possible either.
We play side victories and not countries. What that means is that Japan, Italy or Germany doesn't win, the Axis does.
In other computer games I play as Japan it is imperative for Japan to move fast which can lead to some bad mistakes, Is it advisable to take the Pacific Islands as Japan, Guam, Wake, etc?
Japan can do one of three things.
1) Take out China. Meaning at least cripple them, if not make them surrender.
2) Take on the US forces in the Pacific. Do massive damage to US held areas.
3) Add the rest of the Pacific in some form of military resource allocation. In other words, you invade the Dutch East Indies, Indo China...etc. while you do either 1 or 2.
You MUST choose either 1 or 2 from the very first turn of the game as Japan. You can't do both. If you go to China you start a militarization of the Imperial Japanese Army. If you go against the US you start a militarization of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
You can't do both. IMO, if you try doing both you won't accomplish either 1 or 2 and Japan will be out of the war early.
Do you feel there is a time line to adhere to like the capture of Manila as close to the date that it fell in reality in the Pacific war.
Or strategic group takes what they are given. Of course you would like for certain things to be done by a certain time but we don't push that. That can get you in deep trouble if you're not careful.
Having a player trying for all the objectives, in historical order, will find them ambushed at some point along the way in a battle they should be nowhere near and losing it badly.
Did you ever try to take Oahu or any of the other Hawaiian islands?
No. I've never tried to take Hawaii. There is very little reward for investment for taking Hawaii. Very high risk, not so much to gain.
Is it feasible to do so, I would think the rewards would be to take it at any cost. I am just starting to work on you sharpen up your stratigies PLEASE.
It's possible. Whether or not you want to take the risk is another story. You want a winner take all naval battle early? Winner take all is only a US result. If Japan wins the US will be back in another year to do it all over again. If Japan loses the war will be over in about another year or so. IMO, it's not worth it.
< Message edited by Mad Russian -- 4/24/2009 2:21:22 AM >
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