I often read that people don`t do a attack on Russia the first round, but I think there is no post where someone reports how it went.
So I made a short strategy for G1 and want to know what you think about it before I will test it on my next game:
G1 buy: 3 tanks, 3 mech. Inf (all build in Germany)
3 Inf, 2 Art, 3 Tan, 1 Fig from Holland
3 Inf, 1 Art, 2 Mech. Inf., 2 Fig, 2 Tac from W. Germany
2 Tan from S.Germany
3 Inf, 1 Tan, 1 Tac from Poland
1 Fig from Norway
2 Inf, 1 Tan, 1 Fig from Hungary
1 Inf, 1 Tan from Romania
1 Tac from Germany
1 Tac from W.Germany
1 Cru, 1 Bat from 113
1 Sub from 124
1 Sub from 117
1 Sub from 118
1 Sub from 103
1 Sub from 108
IC Bombardment Ukraine:
1 S.Bomber from Germany
Without bad dice, all battles can be won.
Air units should move as near as possible to the Russian border (2 fighters to s.italy), also most of the land units. 2 Units can be shipped to Finland.
Most off the british navy will stay alive but on the long run there is no great chance to survive against the royal and US navy. So it`s maybe better to put the money in land&air units and let them come.
With 7 units lost and hopefully no more production capability in Ukraine, it can be become very hard for the russians to counter this.
G2 i think the best thing to build will be 10 tanks and many infantry.
Comabt moves will vary from here. Germany should take S.France and Normandy. With S.France Germany can support the italian navy in the med and with a transport also send land units to N.Africa and/or Gibraltar.
On the following turns build at least 1 Inf and 1 Art in Paris, so you can counterattack any landings in Normandy. On the russian border “just” push your way through Leningrad or Stalingrad towards Moscow, whatever you like more.
I haven`t made a strategy for Italy or Japan, because their moves depend on how the Germans do.