Hi guys! After playing the original Axis and Allies for a while now, I went out and bought Axis and Allies: Europe and we played our first game today. I played as Germany and got wrecked!
Reading the general comments on this forum, it appears most find Germany as having an advantage to start off with. I suspect I failed in my first turn and would like to go over it with you! I did not use any airplanes to attack planes, and spread my submarines over 3 battles in order to try and eliminate nearly all of Brotish fleet. However, the results were disastrous and most of my navy was destroyed by the first turn!
In Russia, I took over the 3 purple territories (Baltic states, Eastern Poland and the valueless one, Bessarabia) but that stretched my supply line and after 2-3 turns these states were back in Russian hands. What is the tactic on the Russian front? And how many people do I bring over from Western Europe? I left most men there as I was worried of a seaborn invasion by the UK and USA was happily building up navy with many transports and eventually attacked on the western front, just when there were chances for me to take Leningrad (17 tanks, 1 man for me vs. 21 men for him).
I am not a strong player and I do feel I had a bad game today, but I am mostly confused on how to deal with my navy? Do I take as many convoys as possible, but then become a sitting duck for Allied navy attacks?
Africa campaign went well, bought two men over from Southern Italy and took over all of Africa and Middle East, but Russians drove me out towards the end, when my African army was very weak indeed.
All help appreciated! At this stage, it seems to me impossible to win as Germany! My friend uses the stack system in Belorussia and Baltic states and it does not help that the nearest IC is in Germany, which is like 3-4 moves away from the fighting in these crucial areas.
Also, do I transport men from Denmark/Germany to Norway for strengthening? As I would like to move all my men to Finland for an attack on Karelia, and hopefully take away some heat from Russia’s Baltic states. I usually bring the transport in an attacking naval war, as “bait”.