Look. The few players who seem to indicate Axis victories don't seem to have tried Sealion. I'm starting to think that it is easier to take 3 SU cities, Paris, and Cairo. I'm gonna do the usual two transports and a carrier G1 on the weekend, but then, it's Major IC in Romania and men and artillery until we take Moscow. Hopefully the Italians can slow down the US long enough for the victory, given they should still have most of their fleet.
I think that maybe the case, i would like the chance to play the Germans again to get the chance to take the fight wholly to the Russians. Partly it's down to speed i guess, rapidly taking down the Russian victory cities, possibly kicked of by some concentrated assault (sea, air) through the Baltic States. Though i imagine the tactics have been discussed at length on the forum already.
However though i did not go into my second game playing as the Axis i'll mention that i suffered horribly with the Italians, lost my navy to some horrible luck and even failed in the attack on Southern France even though in both cases i used more troops than they had defending. From then on i was unable to force anything other than stalemate in Africa, I felt the loss of the additional power the Italians had from the first game keenly in my second and I honestly think the Germans suffered because of it.
Sorry but I think your oponent(s) / UK Players simply wasnīt smart enough.
IMO Sea Lion cannot be preformed w/o significant losses and/or extrem luck...
Oh and i agree totally, we are all new to the game and both opponents i played simply did not reinforce UK with much of anything, though i was very lucky in both games as well in terms of taking few casualties. In my first game i only lost two subs and two planes and in the second game i lost even less.
WTF ? Didnīt the UK Player made the Tranto Raid ?
(I think so b/c Italy wouldnīt have been massively sucessful in the MED)
AND lost London on G2 too
I would like to have such an (unclever) opponent just once
I'll put that down to Mistakes and not seeing the big picture
Though i also made mistakes I imagine it would be interesting to play the same opponents again in the same roles just to see what would happen in concern to the defence of the UK. Though i imagine i would actively ignore the UK this time and go straight for Russia
belegard sounds like belagert so you mean sieged, right ?
Because I failed Sea Lion in my first Game as Axis,
I will try Barbarossa on G2 or G3 next time,
with a IC (Maybe G1 Minor , G2 upgrade to Major) in Romania.
But this reminds me of the Old AAEurope,
where it was the only option to win for Germany.
Hope (but donīt see how) the Game could be won with a Early G2 or G3 Sea Lion
if players are head 2 head in experience and either has more luck with the dice.
If Sea Lion succeeds it will depend on the ongoing turns....
If it fails the game is just over in G2/G3 - no need to play further.
I want the chance to play the Axis again, then i can attempt Barbarossa without the concern of defending UK against a possible assault from the US. Mainly to see how rapid the push on the Russian VC is if i throw everything i can muster in Germany. And personally i believe it becomes about speed when you enter into Op Barbarossa
In the end even though i had succesfully taken UK i don't believe it helped my cause and my basic mistake of not placing a factory closer to the Russian front led to slow reinforcement of the main army attacking Moscow though in the end Russia was in a losing battle as i'd reduced it's IPC. However like you pointed out i believe if we had have been more experianced then i believe the US could have caused me massive problems if the player had taken the time to liberate Britain instead of singularly becoming obsessed with assaulting Normandy and pushing into France and then on into Germany.