@Luftwaffles41 said in UK Strategy -"Middle Earth":
No, 60+ at the bottom of the Med is not something the Americans can afford to lose. If they lose it then its something they won’t be able to rebuild in time to stop the Axis powers
Throwing it away is not a good thing but if they can take a full loaded carrier or the italian navy with it, then why not. It’s like you said, Allies have the lead in IPC so losing more than you kill is not that bad.
Plus, the threat bombers pose is volatile:
in europe they can attack a fleet, or strat bomb. They can move very quickly to pacific to attack a portion of the japanse fleet or strat bomb the factories.
It also hides the intentions of going for germany or japan.
I must say i have never tried it, but my friends and i have been debating the pro’s and con’s of it.