8.0 STRATEGIES AND HINTS
Garrisons your Industrial Centers
Garrison your Industrial Centers with a large number of troops. Industrial Centers are the only place you can build armies and navies, and you need armies and navies to score points.
Attack where the computer is not attacking. There are 8 regions and only 6 players. You can avoid a long and costly war and build up your economic base by attacking a region that has been left alone by other players.
Take control of an entire theater if possible and then garrison it with a large number of troops. The economic bonus for controlling a theater is well worth the time and trouble it takes to control the theater. If the computer decides to enter a theater already under another player’s control, then the computer attacks and starts a war.
Use the Espionage Phase to determine a weak spot in the region you wish to attack. Attack the weak country and use it as a base to attack the other surrounding neutral countries.
Remember, if you launch a naval attack on an area from outside of the region and lose the attack, all your attacking armies are lost
Stay at Peace
Do not attack a country controlled by the computer unless you feel you are ready for a long bloody war.
Check your Position
Never forget about your position on the sequence of play. The players before you can spy on you and determine your approximate strength before you send armies on attacks.
You can spy on the players following and possibly get an idea of their intentions. This information is especially important if you are playing a multiple player version and are using the diplomacy feature of the game. Any information you obtain can be used to make deals with other players. If you are at war with a computer controlled country that follows you in the sequence of play, you can end the war easily in the Economic Aid Phase.
Know your Country
Determine the weaknesses and strengths of your country and try to use them to your advantage. Example: Britain has the best trained, most effective armies of all the countries. Unfortunately, they cost more than any other and there are fewer of them.