A few final thoughts. First off, it was a tough game! I think I played OK in the period from 1939-1942 - although the Russians weren't quite prepared for the German invasion. In 1942-1943, I think more long-term planning was called for. In vanilla WAW, the US economy gets going quickly after war begins although Southeast Asia quickly falls. I thought that would happen and the US would crank up to 3x production, but I shouldn't have! I think I was right to hold onto part of the Dutch East Indies as it held Japan back and made it easier for me to attack when the time came. But I exposed a lot of transports when I probably should have been more careful, let India's infrastructure collapse, and didn't give enough lend-lease to Russia to allow it to fully rebuild it's infrastructure. Also, I was vulnerable to the super-sneaky uboats (evasion 4) when they appeared + my bomber force was a little weak to support landings in Europe. And I almost forgot about those German jets, which really gave the WA a headache until we finally upgraded!
After D-Day #1 failed, I also thought there was a good chance I couldn't get Germany. When the opportunity to take Denmark and Poland came, I had to do it - although this meant almost entirely dismantling my transport chain to Africa and Asia! (Again, more transports would have helped.) And the next turn, I had to keep the transports in Europe to do the combined attack from Poland and amphibious invasion into East Germany. It's interesting because I think this was the key to taking out Germany, but left me vulnerable against Japan and completely unable to advance there. One turn, I connected my 2 transports to Australia just to maintain the semblance of activity and get a few supplies. Perhaps if I had sent some heavy bombers in that direction in Winter, I could have still made it in Spring. Anyway, there are a few things I would do differently + probably Tim feels the same. But the game was definitely a lot of fun and I enjoyed doing the AAR!
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