I can get the US to land in Norway and the UK Fleet can hold near Denmark. The fleet should be enough without Air support to take out the German Navy in Sz113. I will divert everything to taking out Italian Fleet in the Med.
Is it worth me losing all of my air/Med Fleet to take out Navy in 95/96/97? That’s a total of
SZ 95: 1 transport, 1 submarine, 1 destroyer, 1 cruiser
SZ 96: 1 transport, 1 destroyer
SZ 97: 1 transport, 1 cruiser, 1 battleship
And I can bring
1 transport, 1 destroyer, 1 cruiser, 1 aircraft carrier (carrying 1 tactical bomber)
Looks fairly close and I will incur some losses. Can seem me 2 Fighters, a Destroyer and Cruiser at least.
I guess I can follow up with the French fleet and Fighter
Will buy 1 Infantry/Artillery for a T2 invasion. I don’t think I have the points for a carrier. Perhaps 1 bomber and a destroyer.
I think I will be buying 2 Carriers, 1 Destroyer, 2 Subs for US T1 and split the force between Pacific and Atlantic. Will send Pacific Fleet down to Austrailia. T2 will be fighters for the carriers.
I have also sent 1 Tank/1Mech Infantry/2 Infantry down to NW Persia from Caucasus. Am split between attacking Iraq and openign up Persia. I currently have pulled back all on Soviet/Germany border just leaving a single infantry and have stacked 18 Infantry in Novogorod and about 10 (with a further 6 on their way from Moscow the following turn) in Ukraine along with some other assets. Will be concentrating on Artillery next round.
On a seperate note, where I can find out about all the abreviations you all use?
You can’t hit all three SZs that contain Italian ships in the Med- Usually SZ 95 is left alone. Send the Cruiser from Gibraltar to SZ 96 along with the Fighter from Gibraltar. Everything else to SZ 97. Depending on where the German airforce is, and how well you roll, you can leave fighters on the UK Carrier in SZ 96 or land all British air in Malta. Typically I only win with the Carrier and fighters, so I leave the carrier to die and save my air. From there you can move some Indian ocean boats up through the Suez and/or bring British boats from Canada/UK to the Med if you want. the SZ to the left of Gibraltar is powerful- from there (and its NB) you can hit Norway, France, Denmark, and Italy.
One thing to think about is using the US to take Denmark and then the UK move into the Baltic and take Berlin! My last game Germany had only light defenses in Berlin not thinking about the one-two punch of US/UK.
As Russia, if you can take Iraq it is great because it is worth 5 IPCs for them. Persia is also good, but sometimes I take Persia with the UK to build a minor factory there- all depends on what your plans are.
I would definitely be aggressive with the UK because of Germany’s weakness in France. I agree with the above posters- Don’t bother with a UK factory in Norway- better to land in France/Denmark/Belgium or Southern France/Italy (Depending on where you want to attack).