When an Allie takes enemy land, when exactly is that land considered friendly? Would it be directly at the end of that allie’s turn or would it not be until that allie can land it’s own planes there?
This is what we ran into. I was fighting a loosing battle in Moscow. I had 9 soldiers, 11 fighters and 1 tank. Germany was on the boarder with 39 soldiers, 31 tanks, 4 fighters.
It is now UK’s turn (5?) and Germany (G5) had just pushed up it’s units to western Russia. I have a UK fleet off the northern/east coast of Africa with 1 trans holding 1 soldier, 1 tank, 1 aircraft carrier, 2 fighters, 1 destroyer. I dropped them off in Southern Europe or “Rome” and took it while it was undefended. Germany left only 4 fighters in it’s capitol, the rest of the army was on the Russian front.
So speed ahead past J5, US5, and onto R6. I wanted to abandon Moscow with my 11 fighters by dropping them onto Southern Europe (Rome).
So this is where we’re stuck, my bud says you can’t drop allied planes until the UK is capable of dropping them and I read in the book that planes can land in “friendly territories” only. So the question is, when is a territory considered friendly so that an allie can drop fighters onto that territory?
Also, if allies can’t drop planes onto a territory that was just taken, how in the heck can you even consider an sea based invasion with US? All Germany has to do is turtle up, let US land then counter attack. That would negate the bombarding from the battle. From what I can tell, and I’ll admit I’m still new to this, it just doesn’t seem possible to take and hold land with a US sea invasion into Europe.
I spent every dollar from around 6-7 turns building an evasion fleet for that very purpose, and when it came time (Russia was in trouble) all I could muster was 10 transports, 10 soldiers, 10 tanks, 5 battleships, and 2 destroyers to send from the East coast (Washington). Thats just not enough to stave off a counter attack from Germany. It just makes the whole move useless. Am I missing something here?
I also built 7 bombers with the “super bomber” tech in UK to help with the U.S. landing. When Germany turtled up, all I could do was hope to do some damage to the counter attack force that was prepared in Germany. I lost them all and only got 7 kills. His force was just too big. Something Like 20+ infantry, 10 tanks, 4 fighters and AA to contend with inside Germany.