From: PDX (and now) London, UK
ORIGINAL: John 3rd
I didn't want to jinx things but a week ago (July 1st) I picked up two ID from Langsa. They are passing the Philippines now and are headed for Tokyo. At Tokyo they shall refit and draw winter clothes for a probably assault landing at Ulak and Adak.
Time to push the Allies and make them react a bit to US.
Sho--Zui, Hiryu--Soryu and two CVL are now ready at Tokyo. Akagi--Kaga--Ryujo need another week before completion of their upgrades. My eyes keep looking at the map and Wake is sort of nice and secluded presently. It sure might be easy to go to Wake and then drop right into the Assault Shipping lanes of this Marshalls Offensive. The chance to raise some HELL would be most welcome...
I know you have a certain style, and play the game the way you like for whatever reason. Of course you have a lot more experience than I do, and there is no reason to really challenge this style, but I can't help myself. I see your position and feel like you're going against what you really want here, which is to ultimately win the game against your archrival and friend.
You are in a mod that gives Japan all kinds of extra material advantages, except you only have the same economy as stock (maybe with just a bit more oil?).
So I'm curious if you've started to prepare for the next 2-3 years by conserving supply, building pools of HI, armaments and vehicles, oil and fuel, all of the stuff that will make your endgame work beyond mid 44?
To consistently want to "raise some HELL" makes me think you're not quite dealing with the realities of playing Japan into the endgame. To want to keep pushing into what is newly re-conquered non-threatening Allied territory, using all kinds of fuel, supply, material in terms of ships and troops and planes, and not actually fight in areas where you pick the conditions (like LBA support, far from Allied home bases, etc) is making me wonder.
Based on your playing history and your current position in game, IMHO the most effective and psychologically unnerving thing you could do to an opponent would be to prepare in the background, counterpunch when possible (on your terms) and offensively to actually do ...
< Message edited by obvert -- 4/10/2016 3:03:09 PM >
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