Hmm. So apparently after 70+ views, no one else seems to have a problem with it.
I recall that the subject was discussed at length in that other thread you mentioned, but I don’t remember what the outcome of the discussion was. My opinion at the time was that such a scenario was completely implausible from a historical point of view, but that the game map and the game’s overall area-based movement system created a situation in which it did look plausible.
Yeah. As i said, some other games require possession of the North German ports in order to be allowed to pass freely into and out of the Baltic; which seems more historically accurate. Guess I may try this as a houserule for AA Europe and Global '40. It of course does take away from the Allies’options…