Starting to build tanks with Russian ICs for eventual march on Cairo, but once he shifted his very large fleet of 7CVs + 12 fighters and other support ships to Malta, he was out of range to get back to a weakly held London. Built a large fleet of transports and shifted entire air force west and managed to take London on my next move. It’s questionable whether I will hold, but he will be putting his fleet within range of my air force when he moves to try to take it back. Eventually I feel I’ll have a chance to take it again and hold it.
Also, thanks for pointing out I should have only been sending three, maybe four bombers, rather than five. I’m used to the original games where a 2 was not added to the die roll.