I tried out Sea Lion in a game, again, with a few changes. I did do a J1 because its just sooo good for Japan.
*before Sea Lion invasion, the U.S. positioned itself for Gibraltor route, rather than Canada. So Germany used its cruiser in SZ104 and bombed Gibraltor’s naval base I2 so the U.S. could not counter attack. Alternatively, if the U.K. hadn’t had planes in place to reinforce, I might’ve let U.S. retake London, so UK could collect on UK3, and Germany could just take London again on G4 and pocket 30ipc instead of 8.
*on G3, Germany bought a carrier for SZ110 so transports wouldn’t be sunk. Bombers couldn’t hit because I’d taken Scotland on G2
*on G3 I bought 3 inf for Normandy so that they could end up in London on G4 with the 3 inf I could buy and prevent the U.S. from taking it.
*used all the inf from Norway/Finland for Sea Lion, except one as a blocker in Finland. This left quite a lot of German troops in the way on mainland Europe, 25+. I parked them in Romania along with Italy’s 2inf, 2arton G3 once Russia committed its stack to the southern route. He never did attack there.
*also on G3/G4, I bought slow movers. I had 10 transports available to take back Norway, Finland, and also hit Baltic States and Novgorod all at once. This was a serious hit to Russia who lost 10ish inf/art spread out over these areas.
With Japan whooping in the Pacific, the U.S. had an impossible choice and made the mistake of splitting his focus. He never did liberate London.
Italy committed its land forces to Eastern Europe. I used its planes to hit anything I could of the UK’s in the Med or Egypt. By the end of turn 5, UK had 2 inf and an anti air gun, 2 transports left, total.
Russia was a PIA for quite a while, but by round 6 the front line was finally at Ukraine in the south and Germany solidly had Leningrad, and could start bombing Moscow and buying nothing but fast movers.
IPC’s were nice. After G4, Germany was making 52 ipc base plus 15 ipc NO bonuses (London, Scandinavia, and Novgorod). This plus the 30 ipcs from sacking London easily paid for the units to take and keep London.