I am wondering under what circumstances it is wise for Germany to forget the African continent and focus entirely on Europe and USSR?
My initial post was about the OOB rules. I have not ventured into playing the Larry Harris version yet. I am also playing Axis and Allies Online. I found out the hard way that you can’t land fighters on friendly carriers. I realize pretty quickly that the game was stacked in favor of the Axis but am trying to find out for myself to what degree.
Thanks for the response. However the question I asked was about getting UK and US fighters into the rescue. I think the only way to get them there safely would be to end R2 with the major force in West Russia (4 spaces from Uk). I think all other spaces would be too vulnerable to loosing that fighter.
I have played take W Russia and strafe Ukraine several time against people and computer. My concern for that opening is the battles, especiallyUkraine, do not have overwhelming odds of success. Typically one of the battles goes okay and the other a little worse. Expecting positive outcomes on both, I find to be foolish. This has lead me to want and try to keep one central Russian force together from the big inning. R1 to west Russia, R2 would likely take it to retake Caucuses, R3 either retake W Russia, or move to Russia. Thoughts on that strategy?
I have read a lot of suggestions for R1. They seem to all say two things: that Karelia is a lost cause because G1 will have it and also to get Uk fighters to Russian aide. If the Uk is busy turn 1 sinking subs with their destroyer and fighters how or when should these fighters transition to Russia. What if West Russia needs to be used for an offensive in R2, where would the Uk fighters land?
I will continue by saying that at worse case scenario for the German African campaign would be UK duel IC’s in India and South Africa. If the UK is invested in South Africa for 15 IPC, you as Germany can make that investment a poor one if you cede Africa to the allies. How many IPCs can you expect to take and at what unit cost before the allies kick you out? If you have already purchased an additional Med transport, it could be repurposed for amphibious assaults or transporting units to the eastern front via the Black Sea.
Spain is an easy example to understand why there neutrality might be violated. Does anyone have good reason to violate other neutral territories?
Mongolia seems like the next logical option, probably as Japan. Maybe to threaten getting behind the Russian lines forcing them to retreat?
In AnA classic it says that neutral countries can be violated for 3 IPCs. It would appear to me that Spain would be a very good target to build up a force in Europe. The USA for UK could force Germany to add many more troops to Western Europe. Attacking the force in Spain would make Western Europe vulnerable to amphibious assault. If Germany does nothing, twice as many allied fighters can be brought to the fight in Western Europe then by amphibious assault alone.
Has anyone done this? I am prepping for my first game in about 6 years and want to try some new strategies