From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Sounds good. One thing to think about is not just a full play for either India or OZ but a collection of various places with big point differentials for Japan as a method of going fro AV. Looking at my game I thought from the first few weeks when Nic's para-drop on Malaya opened a chance for an early Singapore, which collection of bases can bring the Japanese close to AV. With PDU-off the Japanese have an even greater advantage early in the air war. This could make it tough for the Allies to start the offensive early enough to pull back lost VPs.
1. China - A full collapse in China is a LOT of VPs between troops, initial base VPs and the gains from building infrastructure here. If Chungking goes that is a huge turn around in points.
2. East India - Just this area alone has a bunch of industry, it has some oil and a good amount of VPs that once taken are not so easily rolled back before 1/43, especially with PDU-off for the Allies.
3. SW OZ - A lot of VPs from Perth plus industry and it's hard to take back before 1/43, pre-Hellcat and with a KB intact.
4. So Pac - Has some bases with big modifiers, like Noumea, Fiji, Pago, etc.
5. No Pac and Alaska - Unless there is a big Allied investment early, it would be easy for Japan to roll all of the way through Anchorage, which has a big modifier, as do some of the smaller bases nearby.
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