From: Ottawa, Canada
This is a long game – up to four years worth of weekly turns. This means that I can take my time. The war will not be won in the opening moves.
I see a couple of strategic approaches that I can start with:
1. Aggressive attack from the start – the aim of this is to overwhelm the Red force and push them back quickly.
2. Defend initially – after grabbing some of the Red Allies cities, setup for the defence and let Red attack me. Then launch counter attack once the balance of forces is correct.
Both forces are about the same power and structure. Thus, I need to find ways to defeat the Red forces over time, I can expect that the quality of my units nor the quantity will overwhelm Red.
I need to capture some of the cities from Red’s Allies early on. Partly as a tradeoff for the cities that I will be losing to Red in the early stages.
I think it will be important to destroy units rather than push them back. Wherever possible, I want to encircle Red forces and set up for their destruction.
I need to use the Air Force both to support my ground forces but also to reduce the war fighting capabilities of the Red force – attacking the key transport, production and replacement nodes. My Strategic bombers can range over the entire map.
My other air assets have shorter ranges, so I will need to capture airfields as I move forward.
I need to remember to rebuild rail lines as I advance. Conversely, attacking rail lines in Red held territories will help reduce his supply and movement.
Starting two weeks in, I get reinforcements – an additional Corps on weeks 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8. I also get more air units over that time. This means that I have reserves coming early on. So, I do not need to worry so much about holding back an Army or Corps in the initial months.