I’m interested in discussing whether the German Fall Blau Operation would succeed in the game.
1. Normal attack vs British Shipping
2. Motorised inf go to Yugoslavia.
2. Take France/ Normandy / Activate Finland/ Yugoslavia
3. Pick up bonus 5 Denmark and USSR Trade.
4. Air lands centrally to guard against Brit Ship builds but can strike USSR if they stack border.
5. (navy sets up for T2 hit on Gibraltar)
(build 6 INF 3 ART)
1. Take Greece
2. Activate Bulgaria
3. Ethiopian forces Head north
(Builds Mech + Tank)
Declare War USSR
Take Bessarabia/E Poland/Baltic States/ Karelia/Vyborg
Finish off the French in Southern France
Amphibious Assault on Gibraltar
1 Inf Loads onto Italian Transport
With 70 + cash build 5 Tanks 5 Mech + Planes
Units from Greece start heading to Bessarabia + tank and mech from T1
Planes Fly East
Take Western Poland Ukraine Novgorod
Unload inf to Egypt
Build more Tanks / Mech / Planes
Continue to move units to Bessarabia including air units
Build 2 Strategic Bombers
Push gently into Bryansk and Belarus
The goal is to get the Russians to commit their defenders to these locations which can then be bombed or bypassed.
German Italian remaining fleet link up to defend Med.
Hit Rostov with Tanks/Mech/Bombers/Fighters
Blitz through Rostov into Caucasus and Volgograd
From there Italians can hook back around to Egypt While Germans rampage through Central Asia. One Ukraine and Volgograd are producing it will be very difficult to stop the flow into India/China/ Central Russia.
The key to the Strategy is a single thrust towards Rostov. The double hit from Italians/Germans on T4 allows the Tanks to Blitz through. Decoy units will still operate around Novgorod and Belarus to pin down Russian defences. If Russians do counter the Rostov Blitz then that may leave The northern route to Moscow open.
From T3/4 A mix of subs/ planes and Inf/Art would be stationed in France to guard against allied incursions.
From Turn 5/6 a process of consolidation would begin around the Med and reacting to
US/ UK moves towards Europe and Africa.