They can’t sorry. They were in 118 last time and thats 2 away from normandy. ok so what about the U.S. invading on turn 5
Well, Norway isn’t a bad target, if the situation allows. What would be your estimated US fleet (including ground units)?
Probably the best place to work from is (as usual) Gibraltar, since it potentially targets a lot countries, giving a lot of choice, depending on what the enemy does. Also they can’t predict if you will attack Norway or not, which is good too. If Germany beefs up Norway, good, that is less troops elsewhere and you do another thing, if they don’t, lock the target!
I had the feeling you want to attack Norway from SZ125 (safer for your fleet) then you indeed need to sail by UK first, and Germany is likely to have a clue about your plans.
Some things i always consider before i’d strike:
1. how much ground forces can USA bring with them? (the earlier they want to attack, the less troops they can bring with, and you don’t want to loose them along the way)
2. what can Germany throw on Norway after you have taken it (fleet, transports, air force and units in Finland), possible scramblers if you invade from SZ112.
If Germany has no transports but has warfleet, keep in mind they can buy transports and attack back the next turn and take your IC away. So you need a 2nd wave with troops and/or planes the next turn.
3. what can UK send to reinforce the US fleet and the freshly conquered Norway (fighters, infantry per ship) and is it enough to keep Norway with?
4. What can Russia do? Maybe attack Finland in preparation for a Norway invasion. Spare a fighter. Depends. If you are planning a Norway strat, be sure to have Russia to be agressive in the north.
The thing is… for 1, 2 and 3 you will probably need more turns to get all that ready. So, going Norway, sure. But (in my case at least) it takes more turns because i want to keep it once i take it.
But maybe i am too careful