Well, I’m going to offer some thoughts, but take them with some caution as I am an AI player.
You’ve played very well so far in the sense of where the boundaries currently are, but you have finally arrived at the time of transition for IJ … the most dangerous time.
Supply. At 5M for 9/1/44 it isn’t bad. Of course you always want more, but this isn’t way low or anything like that. Make sure you keep it dispersed around the HI. A lot of supply is lost in bombing raids, keep it dispersed as best you can and lose less.
Fuel: So HI will consume about 15K/day, 450K/month. So you have 10 months’ worth of full production HI left IF you put all of your fuel into it and if you are able to preserve your HI factories from B29 raids. Granted you are still making some fuel, but in terms of big numbers, you need to be thinking in this context.
HI: you are low here for me, but given your current perimeter it isn’t terrible at all. Converting 1.7M HI into 1E AC equivalents, you have less than 45,000. You’re actually building 2E and 4E as well, so it is like 32K AC total left to build. 2K AC/month for 16 months. Assume the rest of the HI will be converted to ARM/VEH … 6000 HI/day => 180KHI / month. This also assumes you will lose most of your HI production within 9 months; you’ve been playing very well, if you extend this date then things get much better for you here. And of course, there is the additional HI production from above to help as well. Net of your ARM/VEH production you can add an additional 9K/day => 270K/month. That’s over 5000 potential aircraft each month you keep the HI at full steam. A big deal. I am assuming your NSY/MSY are shutting down very soon; there should not be much left to build ….
ARM/VEH: very low. Keep ARM and VEH factories running wide open for rest of the game … you have a lot of units coming and you will need a lot of replacements. ARM points will just fly off the board.
So, basically you are in pretty good shape. The path for IJ victory is a very thin line, and while you have a couple of areas of concern, the IJ is all about that. Keep a close watch on your HI pool ... convert as much as you can into end products ASAP: engines, ARM, VEH pools cannot be bombed. Build away.
Great game thus far.
< Message edited by PaxMondo -- 9/17/2018 3:20:16 AM >