The lady and I will be playing as the Allies, and we’re going to attempt a neutral crush. The idea is Russia hits turkey hard R2, followed by the US landing in Spain US2.
The idea is roughly this:
R1: purchase 2 tanks & 1 mech for Stalingrad, 7 inf for Moscow. Back off the front lines, including sending the Leningrad troops to Archangel, then position 6 infantry in Caucasus and as many mechs and tanks as possible in Stalingrad. All air force goes to Moscow, giving Russia 23 units to hit Turkey with on R2. Should only lose 3 infantry in the counter attack, leaving 15 ground units in Turkey.
US1: purchase 7 transports, all in the EUS. Get the Pacific fleet to Hawaii, get some planes down to NZ and Queensland, consolidate the Atlantic fleet in EUS, move the EUS fighter to Gibraltar for extra defense. US2: all Pacific buy of 2 CV, 1 transport, 2 DD’s, 3 subs. Attack Spain in full force, should only lose 2 inf, leaving 14.
UK1: factory in Egypt, transport in Canada, fighter in South Africa. Standard Med and Africa moves: clear out the Malta SZ with a couple of planes, try to kill the Italian BB with the sub in SZ98, add planes to Gibraltar to defend. I’m going to use the Canada transport to drop a tank and inf in Suriname. Over on the India side I’ll move the fleet over to Africa and use the transport to take Persia. UK2: Buy ships out of Egypt, factory in Persia. From there, get as many men to Egypt as a I can, move the Royal Navy to SZ91 to help protect the American transports.
There is obviously a lot more to it, but this is the basic version. Thoughts and suggestions? The overall idea is to squeeze the Med and Italy. US can build a complex in Spain, or more likely just shuttle 8 units from EUS each turn. Russia can gradually advance into Southern Europe, especially if the UK has men and planes to back them up. The idea with UK is just that: build a lot of ships and planes to help secure the Med and the territories Russia and the US advance into.