-Re your comments on African strategy it depends on what your opponent does G1. It isn’t clear from your post whether he/she will hit Egy or leave the units in Libya. I’m not big on the SAF factory but it could work ok if USA is going Pacific…Allies shouldn’t be in danger of losing it in any case. You may also want to consider an India factory …unlike SAF its in the middle of the action and will help you weaken Japan, and down the road you can use it to pump tanks into Africa or even assist Russia.
-Hitting Belo and WR is a tried and true opening in Revised, and is no doubt similarly effective in 42. The drawbacks, compared to WR/UKR, are not killing those German units, and leaving Cauc potentially exposed. The benefits are having more units in position to deadzone Karelia in the early stages of the game. While in Revised the hope was that the Russians could blitz Norway in conjunction with this move, here the benefit is potentially trapping whatever units are in Norway by preventing them from combining in Karelia with units from Eastern Europe.
Belo/WR is worth a shot, but I’m not convinced its better then WR/Ukr.