Thank you Lokasenna, you're are of course correct. I actually figured that one out. I reached very aggressively early, and have several air units way out front. They are not receiving replacements quite so regularly, but I think it's going to work out.
As an aside, has anybody else noticed what lead magnets the IJN xAP, xxAp tend to be? Wow!
Hong Kong and Kendari fell Dec23, Singapore is invested by a (messy) Mersing landing, Tarakan and Cagayan fell Dec 24
(Jolo was an early 'reach'), Luzon is still holding the Bataan-Clark-Manila triangle but I captured 50k+ supply at both Iba and Batangas (what a pleasant surprise). I've been banging away at Rabaul for about two weeks now (Dec25) but should've brought more guys. I've got the spine of New Guinea and Lae. I don't remember so many allied ground forces in the this general area when a played Allies. My Oppo was a real hard head with Lady Lex and Enterprise (I didn't offer another restart) so I'm taking inoculations for VD (victory disease), but Noumea beckons. I have Bouganville, Tulagi, and Ndeni but it is all on shoestrings. Making some progress in China. Shipping losses 'high', air losses 'fairly high' having trouble replacing some airframes and certain pilot types. I have set up training units, including all who aren't directly in combat. Starting to put phase 2 of the logistics shipping in as I take places. Maybe this is kind of an AAR. The damn Brits somehow got a couple Wildebeests out to China, and just tubed an ASW north of Hainan. Bastards!
any 'watch out fors' greatly appreciated
If this thread needs to be moved, I don't know how to do it even if I can. I thought a light situational update might shed light on the questions I ask. It's very much been learn as I go (to work for the Emperor)
Down like a CLOWN!