At least we get out of December. Here's the intel screen, which shows the AI being up a cool 2:1 in VPs after less than a month.
Ship losses (1456 VPs):
+ a bunch of smaller ships & xAP/xAK/xAKL
Claimed enemy losses (883):
4 SS (maybe got one of these)
I have no idea if those numbers are good, as I have no idea how many ships Andy put in here. Obviously, I haven't really faced many real combat ships (might be an area of improvement, to see if the AI can escort those deep strikes better).
My plans for the next few months are:
- In India, fortify the ports against deep strikes on the other side of the map
- In Australia, fortifying ports in the southern half of the country, and preparing for an invasion of NE/Western Australia (probably after Java finishes falling, but they already hold PM in divisional strength, so maybe sooner)
- In SOPAC, planning on losing New Caledonia & Fiji, which means I may need to plan on an invasion of NZ. Working on fortifications, and getting some kind of US combat LCU down there (harder after getting my APs whacked off SF).
- Fortifying Hawaii, as I won't have a lot of early warning with both Johnston & Midway taken. I'm hoping to get a relatively early counterstrike at Christmas, Nuku Hiva, & Tahiti, which will reopen a safe resupply route to NZ/Australia from the east
Other than neutralizing Japanese bases on my supply lines, I'm probably going to be limited to raids to try to get some breathing room and keep up on VPs.