Allied ftrs CAN defend, but they CANNOT attack.
A typical scerio is a UK 1 AC buy with the US landing 2 ftrs on the AC on US 1.
This Navy is all but untouchable for the Germans b/c the US ftrs defend with the Brits.
However, moving the UK AC on UK 2 to attack say German ships off Spain, the US planes can indeed be taken as loses but not fight offensively in the battle.
It is no different then land combat,
multinational defense - yes,
multinational attack - no.
I would have to say that it is illegal. You must conduct all your combat movement in one turn. You can´t load the tr with inf as part of your combat move because you don´t know that your tr won´t be destoyed in the sea battle (however unlikely it may be).
Remember, the sea combat precedes the loading of the tr, which means the loading of the tr has to be conducted on the next move.
Sorry, but no dice. Besides, chess is so much different from A&A. At least in chess, the moves are preprogrammed and don’t have to worry about supply lines!
The whole axis and allies game is all about chance calculation and strategy, so I think computerplayers should be better than humans if the right strategy is implanted.
Hmmm, now that I think about it you may be right Yanny, Britian may have lost those transports already. With a little help from the Russians Britian might still have the transport from around the UK, and chances are the Germans will ignore the one off of Canada, so my plan still has a chance.