So can we just all agree that, baring a person playing without LHTR and without a bid for Germany, this is an incredibly risky move that has almost a nil chance to succeed and will most likely (though, since dice are involved, nothing is final) result in a speedy defeat for Germany?
Who here has done the math?
With 8 dice tech rolls, you have a 76% of getting the tech.
With 1 inf 1 tank 6 fighters + 1 bomber, you have a 72% of winning against 2 inf 1 art 1 arm 1 bomber 2 fighters 1 aa gun.
Thus, you have a composite chance of 54% to take the UK. That's not 30% like the guy a few posts up was saying, nor is it an "incredibly risky move that has almost a nil chance to succeed." In fact, if I could win 54% of the games with the Axis without a bid I'd be really happy.
It is indeed moot because of LHTR, but it was precisely this move that inspired LHTR. It's dumb for a game to be decided in less time it takes to set it up, and it's also dumb to lose your capital before you even made a move.