I remember reading somewhere about buying ships on G1. It seems transports and air craft carriers were popular with some other posters in this forum. I was playing a “minor victory” game recently, and my brother-in-law bought a Destroyer on G1, and it worked well for him. But it worked well mostly because I was pretty stupid and left Britain wide open by not buying in infantry on UK1. He got lucky and had two direct hits when he combined the Meditteranean german ships with his Baltic ones to attack the UK.
Anyway, the destroyer threw me off, and I chickened out on attacking his fleet with my UK planes early on since the destroyer takes two hits to kill. But I was wondering what people thought of this move in general. Is it too expensive? Is the AC a better proposition, especially if Germany goes after the UK?