quote:Yes to all! Thanks for all the strategy tips. I definitely can use them! The good news is that all sides are being played by an inexperienced player.
In the south, the Japanese army group under the command of Umezu manages to capture the city of Nanning and advance into the mountains of the Kwangsi providence. The open city of Kweillin and a non-oil resource is there for their taking.
Note that you won't be able to use it until you bring it to a port by railway.
This involves either taking Vietnam (quite possible after a Vichy France); or Hengiang and all the railway lines to Canton. This is more difficult to achieve, especially as no Chinese ZOC is allowed for the resource to pass...
I'd also say that you Chinese are too scatered, sitting in cities. The Japanese should easily conquer China. Both warlords in central China should have been deployed in advanced positions, to prevent easy Japanese advance (the cities they protect are at no risk yet.)
More generally, the Japanese biggest problem is keeping supply in China ; their troops are vulnerable to being cut off, and the Chinese should be playing a war of movement, always trying to get behind the Japanese lines. For exemple, I'd move the infantry in the city south of Chenchow (that's a bad one because it is too slow, but it gives you an idea), and advance it east, until the Japanese react. If they don't, you threaten to advance into Suchow or, even better, Nanking : taking Nanking renders the Yamamoto army group more or less useless. Worst : your next reinforcements then can appear in the new city, which in the next turn is a supply source for China. Very soon, this can become a nightmare for Japan.
I've actually 3 turns ahead of my posting (i.e., I've complete the Jul/Aug 1940 turn).
< Message edited by rkr1958 -- 8/22/2014 3:20:21 AM >