I’ve only played 5 games of Global 40, but I’ve yet to see the Allies even come close to breaking through the Danish strait. Germany always decimates the British navy on Turn 1, and by the time the British can rebuild it (if they even can), Germany has the opportunity to stack enough Infantry and AAA guns to make taking Denmark a fool’s errand - at least for Britain alone. Even if the U.S. brings a flotilla of carriers and transports over, Germany still has enough time to stack it such that taking it is far more trouble than it’s worth and at relatively little cost to Germany.
And even if you did get lucky and take it, you’d likely have too few men to hold it for a turn so you could use the straight. I guess if the U.S. reinforces you, you might could hold it a turn, but it seems that if the U.S. has that much presence in the area, then A) Germany will see it coming and be prepared, and B) the U.S. is is probably having to yield the Pacific to Japan in order to threaten Germany with enough force.
All this is to say that the Allies seem to have little to no hope of entering the Baltic unless Germany is careless. It sure seems to make attacking Germany’s north-west front almost impossible. I don’t know why I find that so surprising, but I do. It just seems… wrong(?) to allow a single territory to deny access to an entire region to their opponents so effectively with so little cost.
Has anyone else found this frustrating/baffling? Am I missing something? Is there an easy way to circumvent/take the strait that I’m not seeing?