Just wondering what you gys do in the med witht the British if you decide to try and hold it.
Of course, if you are going with the setup with two airbases in Italy, I wouldn’t bother trying, just pull back and save things to retake when you have a bit more stuff, or at least stop the Italians from taking all of Africa.
If you are going with the setup with only one air-base in Italy, where the British fleet is off Egypt and there is an airfield and a plane in Malta, and a plane in gibralter, an attack on the italians is a possibility. This is mostly what I am interested in.
In the next game, we are using that setup. We are playing so that you can scramble against a sea assault on any territory in the same sea zone as the airbase.
I am Britain and will try to hold Egypt and the Med. Subject to what goes on with the royal navy and the Germans, I’m gonna think about purchasing a minor IC for Egypt and an airbase for trans-jordan.
I will hit Iraq with two men on an Egyptian transport and the planes from India - to land in Transjordan after 1 round, unless it looks like I will win withuot air casualties.
My major question is, what do I do with the Navy. Three options spring to mind:
Hit SZ 97 and use a cruiser to block in sz 96 = 15 pips (7 hits) v 19 pips (6 hits). If I win, Egypt will be held and the Italian navy will eventually get taken out
Hit SZ 95 wiht everything that will reach = 18 pips (8 hits) v 18 pips (7 hits).
just hold in sz 98 - maybe block 99 and 96 with a destroyer and a cruiser.
Can anyone please provide some perspectives on this, or describe experiences with these options.