88 knows that I agree with him;
“#1 The most fun you’ll have is by trial and error. There is no perfect strategy.”
The one tidbit that I will add in any thread or discussion in any of the posts,
“What are the victory conditions you have set for the game?”
If you are after a minor victory (8 cities) then Germany can focus on a land war, navy be damned.
However, a major victory (10 cities) or total victory (12 cities) is going to require an Axis navy to reach the 10th/12th city.
IMO, I have a German Navy at the start of the game that is easier to add to and maintain in order to play a role in the 10/12 city VC (Victory Condition).