Here is what I did in my last game against one of my good friend.
-Stacked Karelia with everything in range to make it’s capture costly.
-Sent 3 Inf in China to battle the Japanese and added a tank on turn two. Surprinsingly, they lasted many turns and helped China to have as much as 12 Inf on the board at one time.
-Sent one Inf (sometime two) to Persia to back the British in India/Middle East.
-Resisted German attack on Egypt and killed some Italian troops on UK1!
-Tryed to kill the four German Inf in Finland but missed two of them.
-Built a lot of Cruisers to protect future US transport landing off the Morrocan coast and to make shore bombardment in future UK landing on occupied Europe.
-I built two transports to join the one already in place to land 6 units a turn in Africa.
-All the rest of my IPC were spent in the Pacific
-The two bombers were sent to London and then to Africa to bomb Italy/Germany and also to harass the italian Fleet.
The game was one of the most excited one I ever played. Every area of the board was contested. My opponent event landed in Alaska at one moment. In the Pacific, My 3 carriers, 2 Destroyers, 1 Sub US fleet raided, with the UK fleet from Autralia, the Salomons, Iwo Jima, the Phillipines and Java. Japan was contested in China by plenty of Chineese troops supported by Russians and British troops. Southern Asia wasn’t heavily contested because Japan has his hands full in China and in Northern Russia where it attacked the Russian stack on J1.
In Europe, Germany lost many planes to the Royal Navy on G1 but established a strong presence in Russia, menacing Karelia and capturing Caucasus on turn 2! But Caucasus was taken back and my friend killed many of his best troops to get Karelia after that. The 6 surviving Panzers were then mopped by a UK landing.
UK was landing everywhere, got Scandinavia and Germany, lost a lot of times to fight the fires that were lighten everywhere.
The Soviet Union rebuilt his army and established strongly in Estern Poland and grabbed Romania or Poland now and then.
Italy had her hands full with the US landings in Northern Africa and got it’s battleship and two transports sunk by an audacious UK air raid. I tryed a lot to kill isolated axis troops in Africa, sometime with air raids alone to avoid losing african IPC to them. The American troops were directed toward the Middle East to ultimately fight the Japanese in the Far East!
In the last three turns of the game, all of the allies got all of their NOs and Germany and Japan were able to get only one. My friend gave up after that. It was a very good game that lasted four hours. Me and my friend had a lot of fun and I cannot help but think that it wouldn’t have been the same if we had followed the same old KGF patterns.