I really enjoyed the old AAR's on this forum, so I thought I would contribute one of my own. Taking a page from the WITP forum, this will be an Allied only thread. I'll discuss what is going on, my future plans and thoughts, etc. As this isn't a ladder game, suggestions, critiques, and even mild sarcasm are all welcom.
Campaign '40, FOW, Adv. Supply, Auto Victory, 1.087
Larry threw all 7 panzers at France, and reinforced with infantry, artillery, and air. He also occupied Sardinia with a garrison of infantry, aa, air, and artillery. An infantry and militia force was sent to Libya. The combination leads me to suspect that he is looking at an England first policy.
I'm going with what I call my slow build up plan, given my hunch that Russia won't see an early invasion. By this, I intend to build up to 5 AA units, 10 artillery, 5 tanks, and whatever round number of infantry is divisible by 5. At the same time, I'm researching infanty, tank, & artillery LA and evasion, as well as AA AA. By keeping down the initial build of AA and artillery for the next few turns, I save a couple points of research. Not sure if this is a good idea, what do you guys think? If I'm not sure of Axis intentions in the next turn or two, I'll have to put down another round of AA and artillery, giving me no gain for the plan, and a delayed build up. However, if Larry does postpone the invasion of Russia I can save 3 points of production .
The main goal of China is to remain a force in being so that Japan has to occupy his Chinese possessions. I consolidate in Lanchow and Changsha, both of which have started to build an AA unit. I'd like to hold out in both place until Winter, pick up the extra AA guns and retreat then.
The main aim of England is to stay alive until Russia and the US are in the war. To this end, we will defend actively as long as we are sure that Scotland and London cannot be successfully invaded.
This turn, I destroyed the Italian tranny in the W. Med, and then organized three fleets.
Home Fleet: 2 BB, 4 DD's, 1 CV
Force Gibralter: 3 BB, 2 DD, 1 CV
Force Alexandria: 2 BB, 2 DD.
The Home Fleet will try to protect the transport line to Sweden and eventually the Lend Lease line to Russia. The Gibralter force will eventually force the Med if Axis air power heads east, otherwise it will try to bottle up Axis subs in the Med. Alexandria will defend the sea approaches to the Middle East as long as possible.
The common wealth forces were divided between England, Gibralter, and the Middle East, with a fighter squadron going to Egypt.
For builds, I started infantry, artillery, and AA in Scotland and England for the short term. Long term, a bomber squadron and a tank division were started. I postponed building the transports in England until I'm sure which way the Axis will jump.
Look forward to any thoughts people may have.