- pick at least 6 spots to start, in case your opponent picks the same spots. (no problem this time, but you'll remember me once your 6th position turns out to be in a bonus full of wastelands)
- Ghana was a poor choice, it takes 3 turns to complete West Africa from there. Murmansk or Jessej would have been better (both complete in 2 turns)
- Asia was completely wasteland-free. Placing your 1st pick and only your 1st pick to Asia was not wise, you could be almost 100% sure your opponent would know your presence there.
- what were you planning to do in Hong Kong on your 1st turn? Don't waste your initial armies on bonuses other than those you started in, especially not if you aren't even sure where the other player started.
- again, poor picks in asia. Hong Kong had a much stronger position than Thailand. should have been 1 Hong Kong, 2 Philippines + maybe a 4th or 5th in the area, instead of only 3 Thailand, 4 Philippines.
- Turn 6: your order of moves was wrong, which cost you the game. The attacks on Pakistan and Xinjiang were the most important, you should have put all troops into them. Especially Xinjiang was crucial, because it shields your Caucasus from attacks and denies your opponent the Western China bonus. Instead you chose to concentrate on Pakistan and attack Xinjiang with only 4 armies, and not even with your last but with one of your first orders.
Generally, you should do things in the following order: a) move armies within your own territories, generate as many moves as possible b) start your attacks on the lesser important targets that you can afford to fail (in this case, greenland for example) c) delay your most important attacks as long as possible.
Unless, of course, you know an attack will certainly take place. In that case you might want to take that spot first with your order priority card and let your opponent run into you. But that wasn't the case here, you had the advantage, even though you lost your starting spot in India: You knew he started in West China, you knew he could be about to complete India, whereas he didn't know where to expect your next attack. You shouldn't have spent armies on expansion in Greenland, but instead you should've taken Xinjiang in numbers.