Yeah, sorry, my quote there was only in reference to your original hypothetical after we established this wasn’t possible, @insaneHoshi! My point was only if you could have attacked (which again, you cannot), it would maybe have been a risky idea!
@insaneHoshi good points all around. I wasn’t think big picture when you said that. Of course others would have to be at war to Lend Lease. So yeah, that makes it a different situation anyways. Still though, just goes to show there are a plethora of possibilities!
When Germany takes Moscow in 2 rounds you just needed more units over all.
To prevent such a scenario, you also may want to consider, building a fortification in Moscow. Most likely that in order to take Moscow in 2 rounds Germany has to use their double impulse and/or Blitz into Moscow. Building a fort prevents blitzes and might give you enough time to rally your defenses ( and provide a good defence as well).
IF the allies are unlucky/unprepared it can work just fine.
But it might not do much if italy is taken out of the war by the UK before they are trashed.
If the US cannot get there quick enough having and keeping the UK is a big help for germany, it also ensures russia becomes bigger for a few turns but since you are close to 2 major factories you will outproduce russia soon to the point they have to back down.
How did things in Africa go for the CPs, and how do you feel the naval balance affected this, Chacmool?
Well like everytime in my games the northern African Units of the Allies were early shipped to the European theatre (to reinforce and/or activate Minors like Albania or Portugal) and the British Egypt Army invaded Trans Jordan.
South of the Sahara the Germans took some british colonies until the Allied armys catched them. There were some battles without hits/results in this contested areas until the Germans as defenders could decimate the attacking Aliies in South/East Africa. The naval forces of Britain were too busy bringing more troops into Arabia to push the turks back but after the colossal german/austrian naval investements they had to reduce their Mobilizatian in India to a minimum to enlarge their own Fleet in the North Sea… In the med Italy wasnt capable to answer this naval race and France had to buy Infantry…
At the End of the game strong turkish forces captured the last African tts that werent already in german control while Austrian units landed in Northern Africa.