I am currently trying to win the WWII Pacific Mod that Civ III Gold comes with, and i am trying to beat it on Regent as the americans(obviously I am not an amazing player). Even though I have played this as the americans over six times I end up failing because of naval problems. So here are my questions: what kind of modern naval ships do you build, where do you deploy them(near home territory or in the middle of the ocean), when assualting islands how many units (both naval ships and land units) do you have to capture and hold it, and how do you maximize time to conquer islands and not have your supply lines stretched to the breaking point ( where you start to lose more ships then you can replace in a few turns. For me, my land troops get stuck on Phillipines with my navy being destroyed before i can get reinforcements to back them up)? any suggestions would be most appreciated.