From: San Diego, Ca.
Il Duce looked worried. It was not so much the fact that his invasion army (the one that had been attacking egypt) was in full flight. Not it was much more than that. The British papers were mocking the Great Italian Soldier, and the great leader himself was also a target of this ridicule. They called him "Fat, Pompous and Ridiculous". Somehow he had to change that image of himself.
It was not that there was a whole lot of bad news to report. In fact, the Italian army had just taken Tunis, from the pityfull French, and the Italian Navy had just scared off the British Navy in an engagement near Gibraltar. Things in general were good. Why did the British act like things were good for them. That annoyed the Duce.
If one was to look at the British position overall, they should not be reporting so optimistically. The Germans were taking the satelite state of Sweden with relative ease. In fact Göteborg had just fallen. The German subs, according to the Fuhrer, were wreaking havoc with the British supply system, and were almost unchecked. The British were attempting some air raids, and those preformed at day were disasters, acomplishing little, and for pretty high losses. The British were even still flying in their outdated Hurricanes, a plane that the newest Italian plane, the MC.200, was far superiour. The night raids that the British were attempting, also were pretty unsuccesful. Their latest raid, on Amsterdam, barely caused producton there to be affected, while the losses of British life was severe.
No if the Duce had to guess, they were trying to provoke him into making a mistake. And their provocations were working. Slowly the Duce was hatching a plan, that was going to criple the British.... or be the death of the Italian Empire. But it had to be done...
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I guess the Soviets have chosen to not do anything other than destroy my allies, right now would be perfect for them to launch an attack on the Germans. With 100% invinci German everything, I can understand the reluctance. The game is setup to favor the Germans, they don't lose at anything. Still it's just a waiting game for them to face the feld grau wrecking ball, sooner or later.
I think I have an even chance against the Italians, win some, lose some, that's how it's working out. Of course they have their own aspirations and I don't automatically assume that they would be exclusive of British aspirations, but we don't seem to have that any sort of diplomatic option available to us.
If the Soviets and Germans are not forced into conflict very soon, I have to wonder what logic was it that forced the French and British into conflict with Germany and the Soviets from turn # 1.
History began July 4th, 1776. Anything before that was a mistake.