G1 the Germans kill all the English transports, the Canadians are not coming to the rescue.
I1 the Italians take Gibralter and Moroco, the English planes cannot get back to England after Taranto.
Sure, the Germans can only build 3 troops per turn on London with the minor factory, but they can still transport more troops over from the mainland each turn if needed.
By the time the US is prepared to make a decent fight for London (U6 maybe), the Germans can have dozens of troops there holding on, and also start pushing back on the Russians.
It seems the ONLY option for E1 is to build 9 infantry in London, never do Taranto, and hope the Germans feel like going East. Even then, London is probably going to fall on turn 4 if the Axis make it their #1 goal.
At that point, I’ve not sure how the Allies can win in the end.
Thx for the comments… much appreciated!