As per my play with A&A1940 Europe, I feel Axis has it very rough in the Global version.
G3 takes London after obliterating Brit navel presence in the first two turns. I hadnt realized how many planes could get there.
Japan chooses not to go to war with anyone but Russia until J3.
Italians rolled bad in almost every engagement.
I think slow rolling Japan might have been a bad idea. The money it prevented US from getting seemed more than offset by the easy Dutch/ANZAC National Obj bonus’ the allis got. And Italians never had much luck, Cairo never fell.
But you’d think taking 35 IPC’s from London and pretty much locking UK out of the game on the western hemisphere should be an easy win.
Germany staled out in Russia after taking Leningrad. US eventually staged 7 full transports, 2 full Carriers and a Battleship off Gibralter. Germans 4 Fighters and 4 Tact Fighers guarding London decided to strike first at the fleet and failed. US takes back London next turn easily. Axis player concedes at 1:30am in the morning after about 7 turns.
German had held London for about 4 turns.
My opinion stands that Axis have it very hard in this A&A version.
ARGH!!! You had the game man, you had it! If Germany can knock England out of the war it is very difficult for the Allies to come back from it. Attacking the US navy from England is difficult if not impossible since they can build twice the amount of IPCs you’re making every turn in the Atlantic. You had 8 planes in England, all you had to do was shuck enough infantry there to defend it and you’re golden. Let the Americans be the ones sinking tons of money into transports to retake England while you’re already sitting pretty with your own transports and tons of inf from W. Germany to reinforce. With 8 planes as defense those 7 loaded transports would have had no chance if you’d had a stack of 10+ infantry present.
I’m guessing sorry-bitch-ass Italy was in danger so you felt you had to attack in the Atlantic to save them. It was easier to me to defend against the US Gibraltar threat by reinforcing Italy with my own inf/tanks from W. Germany fora few turns until they get enough infantry made to hold the capital.