Well as we all know, games can be won or lost in africa. Such has been the case for this unassuming continent for every edition printed in which (generally speaking) successful axis players have taken at some point, be it with japan, germany, or italy.
I JUST PAY THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS
on your first round in global, you may feel bummed out your battleship got sunk and 2 transports were lost and it may seem odd to get only 10 ipc, and it may seem tempting to buy a fighter (after all fighters cost 10), don’t do it. Buy a destroyer ONLY if you have to protect a transport (or if your bship wasn’t sunk) or nothing at all.
clear the naval out of the water if you can, depending on what is left, if you can’t do it all, don’t gamble for it, kill what you can with 2 rolls for every 1, let the germans take care of the rest.
You may leave southern france alone if you prefer a german fleet rather an italian fleet. Greece is also up to you as well, in any case do not lose the two tanks you start with, they need to assist the germans in killing any blocker units (or making the russians block with 3-4 infantry rather than just 1, which is just as good as germany blitzing anyway).
Round 2. things are looking up, you have at the worst 20 ipc to spend on naval. Sounds like a carrier buy to me! a destroyer if you made a NO or got southern france and greece or a transport if a carrier handles the possible threats to sinking you.
now sometimes people send the india air to syria round 1 and join it with egypt… now this can be a pesky problem… you just do another carrier buy and get the germans on it and delay a round (those india fighters are highly needed in pacific, count on the japanese to have success sooner than later in his campaign, which is punishment enough for allies pestering your plans).
you may also notice at times, 3 mech or 3 inf a turn in union of africa being placed by UK… (having 2-3 transports shipping men should solve the problem.
work hard for africa while you can, but do recognize when the americans have become a formidable threat to europe. If your income is good take over defending europe for the germans so he can expend more resources on taking russia.
IF usa steps in, your naval can simply cross the canal and stay hidden from disaster, possibly go to the pacific and haunt the anzac. Good times late game.