We've discussed this in the past, the Victory Conditions are all about Russia. Thus, the players just abandon Pacific. Been there, done that.
The Axis cannot regain their Morale after losing key cities. Thus swarm Italy strategy at all costs. In reverse, the Japs have no means to win. I stated it probably about a year ago, the Japs need a way to win. Capturing Hawaii is a waste of time. Costs 3+ ground units + HQ + fleet support. What do they get in return, not much. USA can just bypass or better yet, leave. India is the new Capital for Yanks.
We all know, the United State entered World War II based on the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. Half the country enlisted that week. Soon, war with Germany. Since the morale was so high, causing the DOW soon on Germany, any losses or failure of victory in the Pacific was critical for the United States. This translates, the United States should have to do something in the Pacific and/or the Japs should get huge morale for holding key citys (Hawaii, some Islands, name it).
What is the "What If" scenario in real life? If the Japs were not touched by the USA, could they build some Super Weapons? Some funky Jet Planes, Nukes, etc. They certainly should have more income.
1) Japs get huge Morale for Capturing something cool. Hawaii is a joke now. Nothing.
2) Japs can begin massive Chemical Weapons. With no battles with USA, Japs had Chemicals vs. Chinese. More time to develop
3) Japs should get some Ports that are greater than strength 5.
4) Japs should be allowed to store Oil. No USA around, they would be building more than Pokémon games.
5) Japs should get something special, more than bland units.
Needs design work.
My question is what are you doing as the Japanese or your opponents doing as the Japanese? I run wild with them and I love it. If an allied player abandons the Pacific against me they will pay. Hawaii, San Fran, Los Angeles, Canberra, Wellington, Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay...are all NM cities now.
I do not agree that capturing China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, and the United States is easy as Japan. Not at all. It is very difficult to pull all of that off. But again if the allies abandon the Pacific all bets are off...
I agree maritime bombers should not be more powerful than carrier bombers. I think they should be about even. Except that one is land based.
It is almost impossible to take an atoll in this game if you cannot land troops. You can reduce the port supply to 0 and you still cannot reduce the unit supply enough even if you are pounding them with carrier air (which do almost nothing) and battleships. And you have to bring in several amphibious transports to make a dent in the unit. I think carrier bombers should have a stronger ground attack. Very very difficult.
My question is why are Washington DC and Ottawa not NM cities? How about making the Panama Canal more important? NM or convoy route going through?
And I will say it again Mobile, Alabama should be a port haha. There is a reason the Germans moved their subs to the Gulf of Mexico! New Orleans and Mobile!
< Message edited by Tanaka -- 4/13/2021 7:04:57 AM >