Hi all, me and my friends got together for a first time game of 1940 global this semester and we got nearly to the end of round two last night, Stop at Italy because the player was busy. Allies have had some horrible rolls and things haven’t been going great. As UK, I attacked the Italian fleet in sz 97 and failed to sink his battleship. Maybe I missed a eligible plane but at the end of the day just got really unlucky. Cleaned up the atlantic a good bit from subs, and Germany failed to defeat my english passage fleet on the first turn but destroy it on his second with heavy airforce losses. Germanies navy now is left to two battleships and two subs way up by iceland. I have a pretty strong suspion that they are planning sea lion, and bought 9 infantry last round to defend (Wish I bought a tank and mech and put it on South Africa, but oh well). I still have a small med fleet outside of egypt, but all likelihood seems as though the italians will sink it on their next turn. America has taken Brazil but has little other presence.
In the Pacific, Calcutta has been slammed but at fairly heavy losses to japans airforce and ground troops. I was also able to snipe two transports with my tac bomber. Basically slamming infantry in India, holding off. Sydney and Honolulu are safe at the moment, ansac has taken little attrition.
I have the most experience because me and my buddies would play 1942 in high school, and all of us but italy played 1941 to get the hang of things before we jumped into 1940 global. Were all super enthralled and enjoying the game but I need some extra guidance from experienced players to make this situation work. Should we send American boats to Iceland to threaten sea lion? Should we focus a pacific play and take Japan first and hope London holds out? I’ll attach images of the board to this post, please let me know what y’all thoughts are for the next play from the allies. (keep in mind we are all new to this version of the game hence not very good yet)