What my envisioned first turn as Great Britian:
Depending on the naval situation, I will most likely buy a transport and a sub (skip the transport if the germans don’t sink the Canadian fleet) and then inf for the rest of the buy.
In europe don’t do much except for send the first batch of troops out to France, most likely just two from England into picardy or some provincec behind the sea, the same with the canadian corp if possible.
Now it’s time to go after the sick man of europe.
Do Larry’s Transjordan move, bringin over 1 inf and 1 art from Bombay and attacking Trans Jordan.
At the same time have the fleet in SZ 19 sail into the red sea, pick up the Inf from Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, sail to sz 27, and drop the inf off in Arabia mobilizing the army there (I assume Arabia is worth 1 so that’s an inf and an art right there for free).
Meanwhile, the Bombay army (5 inf and 1 art) invades Persia.
I assume a smart German player would take both nigeria and the gold coast so in Africa i will most likely just position my army to counter German moves until the french get at least two infantry into the area.
Assuming I don’t get terrible dice rolls I all of a sudden have created a wall of death around the south eastern borders of the Porte, forming a solid block in the south that I can then simply put as a threat in being in the southern flank, whilst on the East front I have linked up with the Russians and (hopefully) stopped any Ottoman aggresion against the Russians on the Ottomans first turn.
Right off the bat this would put the Porte on the defensive, and make up for any lost IPC I might have lost in Africa. With a relatively small starting army and small income to aford anything better than a few infantry every turn, if both the Russians and British (mostly British) heavily pressure the Ottomans I don’t see the Porte coming out on the winnign end without at least Habsburg assistance, which the Habsburgs may or may not be able to give. Keeping at least one british Transport off of Bombay, every turn I can plop down Infantry and artillery and then transport it wherever it needs to be in that theater (naval invasion of Mesopotamia, reinforce Trans-Jordan, or even africa) If I ever feel comfortable I’ll even plop down a fighter, something that will almost certainly give me total air supremecy over the theater.
Ah, I can taste the glory even now :mrgreen: