Dan, did the Russian build of a bomber on R1 cause you not to attack Sz2 in G1 for some reason? If so, was the reason because it could hit Norway and perhaps the german fighter would be lost as you used those troops against Kar in G1 there would have been no defense for the surviving bomber?
No, it wasn't the bomber build that stopped the attack on z2. For other readers, here's the situation. R1 build is 4 inf, bomber. Russia takes West Russia with 7 inf, art, tank and takes Ukraine with art, 3 tanks. For the precise move: http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=19028.0
In short, I wanted a Karelia stack on G1. Germany couldn't afford to defend Norway if I did this. I would be more afraid of surviving German planes on Norway being attacked by the UK's potential inf, tank, 2 fighters, and bomber. Realistically, if the German planes are naked, the Allies don't need to commit so much. Also, the German destroyer to z3 could force the UK to peal off a plane from the ground attack. Any time a Russian plane dogfights an Axis plane on fairly even odds is a good day for the Axis. I'd invite that bomber versus fighter battle.