I’ve heard/read a few people say that the Germans should capture Leningrad (and Vyborg) on their first turn in order to prevent the Soviets from absorbing fighters from their allies.
Now, I know the Germans can buy an extra transport with their initial 12 IPC, and amphibiously invade Leningrad, under cover of the Luftwaffe.
But at the end of their turn the Germans can only have a maximum of 4 ground units in Leningrad. The Soviets are the next to play. They can easily recapture Leningrad. So by the time it’s Britain’s turn, they can send fighters to the Soviets without any hassle.
So what’s the deal? How do the Germans prevent the Soviets from absorbing allied fighters? Am I missing something here?