Regardless of intent to actually do Sea Lion, but just in case UK leaves a solid opening, I’m making sure I have an optimal G1 for it that doesn’t cost me much against the more likely invasion of Russia.
Notes and help are welcome.
So far, I’ve got:
G1 buy, 2 bombers, save 6 ipcs (sub doesn’t help Sea Lion or Barbarossa, extra ipcs on G2 buy can be very useful)
Kill SZs 110 and 111
Land 2 German plans in S. Italy to force as many UK planes South as possible
Keep German artillery within 1 space of the coast (so none go to Yugoslavia)
Germany must get Normandy, not Italy (G1 or G2 - but don’t count on any troops in Normandy getting onto transports G3 if there is a UK ship alive to create a battle zone)
Italy must be able to bomb London airfield on I2 so one or both Italian fighters should end up in W. Germany on I1 IF its going to happen.
After that it gets messier, but mostly on G2
Buy transports and possibly 1 destroyer if worried about London fighters scrambling, or a sub if its a UK destroyer that will be a pest. Making sure German Inf still in Eastern Europe and the Italians are in Romania to block Russia; I take the invasion inf mostly from Norway to keep Europe stronger because if Russia invades Finland/Norway, Germany’s transports can easily bring troops to anything on the Baltic or North Sea. But if Russia gets into Romania and Bulgaria, its a PIA to get rid of them quickly.
G3 buys for Sea Lion can include ships for Normandy factory to place at end of G3 to help protect transports or even an air base on Normandy or Holland so you can scramble. G3 buy should also include more inf/art for German transports to pick up to hit Poland or Norway on G4.
G4 your transports should end in sz 112 because from there you can hit Gibraltor, Morocco, Norway, Finland, Novgorod, Karaeilia, Poland, and the Baltic States. Maybe all at once.