The game starts with Japan having a massive war materiel advantage on the board but very limited resources to replace them. The Allies, in this case USA/China and British Commonwealth represented by Australia and India, must work to stem the tide until their economic advantage allows them to push the Imperial Army back. Japan gets victory points every turn based on how much territory they control; once they reach a magic number of VPs they win the game. That's why I jokingly call it The Doom Race: its a race to Japan's doom for the allies and the VP winning line for Japan.
|Japan's First Turn in progress.|
|Build Up Underway|
|Assault on Canberra!|
|US Task Fleets Approach.|
|India is threatened...|
|... but reinforcements have arrived!|
All in all it was a good game, lots of fun with friends. Its very hard to win with Japan against experienced allies players and I'm done this game enough to know not to panic at the initial destruction visited upon the allies by the Imperial forces in turns one and two. Australia was a close one though, we were one bad round of combat away from a loss there.
|Task Fleet OMFG|