I am working on an opening German Strategy and would like some feedback from the collective wisdom of this board concerning when it would be best to use and responses.
So far I have looked at it with a 9 bid, allowing a Tank and Art in Libya so Egypt can be taken with 3 tanks, art & inf, bomber (fighter probably too), BB, trans & inf, sub and 2 figs take the UK BB and Gibralter.
Purchase carrier and 8 inf. Here is where it gets tricky. If Karelia empty (fairly often) I can take 2 armor from EE, Inf and armor from Germany, and land 2 figs in Norway (4 inf, 3 arm, 2 figs), carrier plus one fig, WE has 5 inf, 3 arm, art, fig with one inf a peice in Karelia, Belorus, Ukraine, rest pushed to EE.
Thought process is to threaten fleet unification and force US/UK to over purchase expensive naval units, and slow shuck, particularly directly to Karelia-Novobrisk.
G2 purchases - inf + art (with left over ipcs) possible with a second trans in med if UK moved DD to SE and Med fleet going to be sitting there end of G2. Shuck troops up to Norweigh, probably have 3 figs there at end G2 - depending on purchases - possible brought Baltic fleet out one SZ to increase attack range if safe from attack - very possible double US/UK attacks.
G3-G4 start mixing in tanks in prep for eventual EE-Norway merge in Karelia On one turn, back to EE to pick up inf art/purchased round before (heavy tank purchase this round + round before Karelian merge) then push all available ground units to UKR. By this time, Japan should be sending 10 tanks/turn to the Russian front and have about 20 inf already pushed up there.
From the Round you push to UKR and on its all defense in Europe, so long as tanks can come back to EE and SE those territories can be left empty as long as a double UK/US landing is not feasible. May also use Germ/ and a one Jap bomber on Brit around this time to reduce its ability to add troops to the front - Should be producing 20 or less ipcs.
Thanks for any feedback. I recognize that this probably cant/should not be done if there is an inf in Karelia or Ukraine was decimated R1. looking more on the situation of the WR super stack.
I think the main benefit is keeping UK/US troops out of Europe longer and making certain that UK and not Russia eventually takes Norway.