September 26th, 2026
I am running the beta test of Ruge's SR2020 6.6.2 compatible Mod 3.38.
After six years of building units and missiles I finally decided to deploy against China.
In my game, China has successfully DOWed and conquored many of its neighboring regions. China is technically still at war with Malaysia, Phillipines, Taiwan, Thailand and now with the U.S - none of which China has borders with.
Pakistan has conquored India, but is not at war with China.
So, except for my U.S. invasion, these are "wars on paper" only, rather than actual conflicts.
This was a 100% deployment, although I did not have sufficient transport to get everyone to the theatre of battle.
I took a long time thinking how best to attack the Chinese capital at Beijing. I was not yet at war with China and I actually had full transit treaties with them. China now had control of all of Eastern continential Asia except for the South-East Asian nations and Japanese-controlled coastal Mancheria.
After lengthy consideration I decided to enter Asia via the supplied part of allied, Japanese-controlled Mancheria. These units had to be introduced into Mancheria either by tranporting them with amphibious assault ships, flying them into the two crowded Japanese air bases in the North, or by pains-takingly steaming non-amphib transport ships 500 km up the Amure River to the "secret" naval/sub base there.
This is the former Russian base with a naval fab, sea-pier, barracks, air-strip and a river full of warships and submarines. Unfortunitly the other Japanese-held, air field on the Pacific coast does not come equipped with a sea pier.
January 24th, 2027
After about 4 months of logistics I managed to land about 240 land combat units and supply trucks in allied, Japanese-controlled Mancheria, on the Pacific coast, mostly by air-lift.
Japanese supply was strong in an East-to-West band that roughly followed the Amure River. North of the River to the Arctic Ocean and South of the Japanese river-base (where the enemy bases were) lacked supply since there were only the three allied bases there to generate them. Japan also held a lot of Mancheria farther South, all of the way to Vladivostok.
In order to establish our foot-hold in China, my units would need to capture Chinese territory to the West of the Japanese river-base/air-field. Also we wanted to stay as far away from the Chinese as possible. But in the end, this did not really help.