I have been developing a allied strategy wondering what others thought. I never see any other players do this so wondering why? I have gone 10-2 being allies only loosing both games to a skilled Axis player who Blitzes HARD with Germany and Japan.
first destroy German navy
Basically Russia consolidates Asian forces in Yakut. then retreats everything in Europe to Russia but one infantry on Karelia and 1 one on Caucus. I even move the AA gun back to Russia just to be an A@@. Then just buy infantry until Germany is hurting and can buy tanks.
UK buys and moves 5 fighters to Russia ASAP and with USA help knocks Germany out of Africa ASAP. then buys nothing but Bombers and industrial bombs Germany.
USA helps UK get Germany out of Africa ASAP and gets 5 fighters to Russia ASAP. then buys nothing but bombers and industrial bombs Germany.
When Germany starts getting hurt by the industrial bombing USA starts switching to Naval Units and attacking western Europe ASAP
So far i have found only one player who has beaten me twice but BARELY. He is axis and with Germany he buys all tanks 1st turn then buys nothing but infantry rest of game. Moves his army one space at a time once he reaches Caucus he starts attacking Russia but retreats before his tanks and and aircraft get hit then retreats and reinforces with a new pile of infantry and attacks and retreats over and over.
Meanwhile with Japan he does not “Pearl Harbor” he buys transports and infantry for 2 turns with Japan then moves his whole air force navy and some infantry and tanks and takes India. He builds an industrial complex on India and Burma then begins buying one bomber a turn and the rest tanks he attacks Russia every turn with the tanks and Industrial bombs Russia every turn as well. he eventually builds up about 3-5 bombers and basically removes all Russian IPC’s while Germany is like an infantry battering ram supported by tanks but the key to his victory is he retreats Germany before his tanks get killed sometimes only doing one combat roll then retreat. And moves columns of infantry one space a time from Germany the tactic is brutal.
I beat him when my bombers basically reduce his IPC’s to like 5-20 a turn and hopefully the 10 fighters in Russia keep Germany from breaking through. then the American navy landing on Western Europe overwhelms Germany. Also the bombers also help when attacking Western Europe with landing infantry. Only draw back is i have seen AA roll like 3-5 1’s which sucks but still i think the gamble is worth it rolling multiple 5’s and 6’s with industrial bombing is so devastating.