Defense of island nations?

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    • Defense of island nations?

      How do you?

      On land, i'd generally build-up a good enough territory around me so that i would see enemies coming loooong before they'd reach my homeland, so i'd keep something (mostly air defense, missile defense later on) in my capital, and a few units here and there depending on the city, but the large majority of my units would be out there doing damage.

      I have been playing now a few games as Indonesia, and... with 7 homeland cities where anyone could arrive with no notice, i wonder what the best strategy is.

      I have been:

      1. sending ships home, and generally spreading them, when i go to sleep;
      2. using AWACS (later game) to keep an eye out
      3. keeping 2-3 units / city, just to protect from the odd defeated enemy that wants to do a last run
      4. at times, keep naval units / subs patrolling, in the chance they catch the odd transport taking too long to disembark (even though we know there's a way to make them 'unship' faster)
      5. when i have nothing else to research, using naval patrol planes close to the cities on water

      Am i on the right track? better ways?

      thanks much!
    • Indonesia is really hard because it is soo spread out. Even so, you can simply patrol the "choke points" - the places in the ocean map where a ship must traverse in order to reach your cities. That's what I do anyways. It won't stop a country from making a surprise attack, as they will sail right past your ship/plane. However, it can alert you to their presence before they want it known and it will stop enemies.
    • Sgniappo wrote:

      How do you?

      On land, i'd generally build-up a good enough territory around me so that i would see enemies coming loooong before they'd reach my homeland, so i'd keep something (mostly air defense, missile defense later on) in my capital, and a few units here and there depending on the city, but the large majority of my units would be out there doing damage.

      I have been playing now a few games as Indonesia, and... with 7 homeland cities where anyone could arrive with no notice, i wonder what the best strategy is.

      I have been:

      1. sending ships home, and generally spreading them, when i go to sleep;
      2. using AWACS (later game) to keep an eye out
      3. keeping 2-3 units / city, just to protect from the odd defeated enemy that wants to do a last run
      4. at times, keep naval units / subs patrolling, in the chance they catch the odd transport taking too long to disembark (even though we know there's a way to make them 'unship' faster)
      5. when i have nothing else to research, using naval patrol planes close to the cities on water

      Am i on the right track? better ways?

      thanks much!
      Last time I played Australia, I sacrificed a lot to get airbases in all my home cities, then I kept a stack of units at Alice Springs which I could deploy to any invaded city. Later, I had a stack of 6 MRLS that I could deploy the same way.
      "Death comes to us all. Shall I deal you in?" - DoD
    • Station some higher level ships around your coastal cities, especially the capital as soon as possible. I had a friend who played a game as Thailand, and he kept being attacked by Iran in his capital, he had no ships and his morale and population permanently suffered so much he ended up quitting.
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