Taking out SZ 97 is the most crucial move for UK 1. Even if Germany is threatening Sealion all UK has to do is send the strategic bomber + the SZ 98 fleet (assuming a sub bid) and they have a 78% chance against a 3 fighter scramble. The only other viable option is buying an air base and Non combating the SZ 98 fleet over to Gibraltar. This is an inferior move in my opinion. Smashing Italy’s Cruiser, transport and BB on turn 1 is just so good.
GHG's Strategy Series for Global 40
I finished my strategy series for G40 on YouTube yesterday. These will probably be more helpful to new players than experienced players. If you’re interested give them a look at;
I have only watched the German video but enjoyed it very much, would be interesting to perhaps try this strategy in hand with a dark skies strategy. Ill try this strategy out though on my next axis game, only difference would be taking southern France on G1, great video though!
Thanks Tirano. The reason that I didn’t take Southern France on the first turn is because I want to disguise my trip to the Med. I want the UK to have to bite on Sealion and they won’t know that the Italians aren’t taking S. France until after they have taken their first turn. Other than slipping a couple of units into Northern Italy (which I try to do inconspicuously)I have given no indication at all that I’m going to the Med. I don’t need to put units on the complex in S. France right away anyway so it wasn’t necessary to have it on the first turn.