I like that sucker move… players assume that moving a unit is more favorable or useful than simply leaving it be. Take German territory to add the income to the National Bank of Paris…German-owned!
One thing I preach about game-strategy is to talk to your opponent and learn what their predilections and views are. I had one opponent who told me at dinner that he “never strat bombs, because it isn’t worth it”.
He’s partly correct–in many cases the risk-reward isn’t there. However, knowing that he disfavored Stratbombing, I didn’t need to take measures to protect against it and could use that information to conceptually limit the potential uses of his bombers when setting up my Noncoms.
It depends a lot if taking holland is a bad move. Normally it is but if UK wants to build fleet R1 and you take holland then suddenly germany can only attack it with with bombers.
So sacreficing 1 french inf unit to save some UK fleet might be worth it.
It all depends on what happened before in the round, how the board looks after J1 what is the best choice.