We have a few German and Japanese strategy threads, but no Italian ones!
The reason being probably is that there is so little for Italy to do, that there aren’t many options. Here is what I worked out for Italy to do.
Purchase: 2 Infantry 1 Artillery
I’ve toyed with getting a fighter or a destroyer, but Italy really needs some ground units to put into Africa, and a destroyer would get destroyed easily since It must be placed in SZ 14 while my navy will be moving to SZ15 to support operations against Egypt.
Combat: Egypt and France
FRANCE: I assume that France is taken by the British, as I like to prepare for the worst case scenario. If France is taken, I estimated that the Brits will have at most 1 tank or 1 tank and 1 infantry there. The 1 infantry, 1 artillery, and 1 tank should be sufficient to neutralize them.
EGYPT: I hit Egypt first the Germans. I know its virtually impossible to take, but it can be softened up for Italy to hit.
2 Infantry from Libya, 1 Infantry and a tank from the Balkans, the fighter from Italy, and a BB and CA offshore shot should be sufficient to take Egypt, even if the Brits reinforce it with the units from Transjordan.
In summary, Italy is up by 2 IPC’s and might have one of their NO’s meaning they collect 12-17 IPCs.
Purchase: Personally I love naval forces, so depending on how the Germans are doing against the U.S.S.R. and defending on if their air force destroyed the British transports, I will build either a tank, infantry, and artillery, or a cruiser.
Combat: Trans Jordan and Persia
You should have a tank left in Egypt, so blitzing into Persia should be an easy matter as I doubt the British will send forces that ways when Japan is coming. The British still have troops in Africa remember, so transport an infantry and artillery into Egypt, and maybe land a fighter there. The Americans have probably taken Algeria at this point though, so you might want to attack that amphibiously, but dont put your navy in a vulnerable area.
Thats pretty much it for Italy. It’s hard to come up with strategies for them because they start so weak and their turn is after Britain, but I hope this helps.