Personally, I would like to see an Industrial Center in Egypt, as otherwise there is no way for the UK to reinforce Egypt other than by conquering all of North Africa, or by sending a big convoy through the Med. I am not a fan of sending big convoys through the Med. I can see the no new ICs from a game balance standpoint, but Egypt is a major problem.
Anyone have any alternate strategies of reinforcing Egypt?
This is not a big issue in AAE for two reasons: (1) Russia can reinforce the Middle East from its territory, and (2) Germany needs to concentrate its forces in Europe. Germany cannot really afford to devote too much attention to holding Egypt, because it will cost Germany dearly elsewhere. Germany has to worry about preparing for the D-Day invasion while simultaneously bulking up to take Russia. Holding the Middle East is a low priority compared to these objectives.