Yeah I agree. UK is fine as is. UK isn’t going to take on Germany by itself. The UKs job is to pick off the weak points in Germany’s defenses. Counterattack anything Germany leaves and just trade territories and support Russia if necessary. The main force to take out Germany should come from the US most of the time. The US can bring over 12 units per round and stack them in France or Finland.
Germany generally cannot defend both Karelia and France unless the Allies were very slow getting their transports going or lost a bunch of transports. Go for whichever one is weaker. Also, don’t just drop a mass of bodies into a dead zone to get wiped out unless Germany has very little air power. If NW Europe is undefended, I commonly just drop 1 unit there. If it has a single defender, then I use 2 to take it. Use the minimum to take the territory. Send the rest somewhere safe like Finland.
If Germany lost a lot of planes attacking a fleet, then you can land a ton in Western Europe to force big trades or if they refuse to attack, then it builds a big stack in France.
Another decent strategy I do with the UK is this: If I see Germany has 4 fighters in range of the UK sea zone after G1 and they’ve got something like 1 sub, 1 cruiser in SZ7, then I’ll buy 1 carrier, 1 destroyer plus troops for India. Typically I lose a ship to their cruiser in the battle and end up with just 1 destroyer, 1 carrier, 2 fighters vs the 4 fighters that Germany has. It’s a 50/50 battle. I’ll even take a 40/60 battle favoring Germany if it means taking out German planes. But just don’t risk transports. If you’ve got a transport in the sea zone, then the battle should favor the Allies or don’t do it.
Another tactic to get rid of some German planes is with Russia. If you attack Ukraine and the battle goes really lucky for Russia and you’ve got something like 3 tanks, 1 artillery left in Ukraine, then pull in an AA gun. Set it to die first in the battle. Germany either has to risk planes taking it back, or they have to bring in a lot of tanks to take it. Either you’re picking off their planes or their tanks.