Yeah, my mistake, I meant Baltic cruiser, not BB.
Not sure what you mean by 4 USA DD in turn 1. The us has almost no fleet in the Atlantic at the start. And I’m not forgetting about the USA, but in my experience it takes about 4 turns before they can start dropping significant amts of stuff in Europe, and Russia can sometimes be dead or nearly dead by that point.
Wrt to Egypt , I am surprised to hear that it opens up on g2. Do you tend to just evacuate and leave it to the Germans? in my experience if Germany cracks Africa, they become too powerful, and the Brits lose too much income to be effective.
I dunno, it seems like the allies are setup to get absolutely creamed on turn 1, and I found it hard to recover. I should also mention that Japan took all 3 USA held china territories on j1 with relatively light losses.