As this topic has fallen asleep, I want to discuss the allied bidding strategies in aa50-41, no tech, low-luck, bid: 13 IPC
I - Russian fighter
a) fighter on the western front, maybe on Caucasus to eventually kill the German transport in the med or to Karelia to make a German assault to expensive (high losing risk and forgoing too many other targets) and eventually killing the lone German transport (if the cruiser attacked the UK destroyer)
The 3 IPC left can be used for any allied country, e.g. an infantry in Egypt
b) fighter on the eastern front to Buryatia to kill the transport in SZ 62
b1) With 3 IPC go to the US and buy an infantry on the Philippines, land the fighter there. 3 Inf + 1 Fighter is hard for Japan lacking one transport and having no shore bombardment
b2) With the 3 IPC go to UK, e.g. Egypt, land in Yakut und go to the western front against Germany
b3) With an infantry bid in Burma or India: land in Yunnan. Yes, this is a sacrifice, but 3 Inf + 2 Fighters just allow the Japanese to clear the country, but probably not conquer it. This will slow the Japanese very much in moving against India.
Bid: 1 Inf to Buryatia and 1 tank to Soviet far east and one to Stanovoj C.
attack Manchuria with 4 Inf + 2 Tanks - 2,5 units left is the expected result in low luck, means 2 tanks or 2 tank + 1 inf
a hard punch against Japan but no bid for Africa/Europe
IIIa destroyer in SZ2
While SZ 2 is still attractive, only 2 subs + fighter + bomber is a safe deal.
Which means Germany has to sacrifice one fighter in SZ 12 for at least one battle round to secure the Italian fleet.
IIIb destroyer in SZ12
in SZ 12 the italien fleet is endangered severely so Germany must attack here.
both attacks, SZ 2 with 1 sub+fighter+bomber and at the same time SZ12 with sub+2 fighter make both somewhat risky, probably losing a fighter for Germany too.
the 5 IPC remaining will probably be a UK tank in Egypt or a Russian tank on the front against Germany
IIIc a sub in SZ12 and a sub in SZ 35
the one in SZ 12 is to threaten Italy, while the one in SZ 35 wants to harrass Japanese ships or lone transports
Buying both at the same time is one option, the other is buy only of of those subs and some ground units
IV - pro Russia
buy any units for Russia for 13 IPC placing them on the front with Germany
V pro UK
buy any units for 13 IPC for UK, maybe to strengthen either India oder Egypt/Africa
Have I missed some good allied bids ?