In our Facist Tide game France will not fall before summer 1941, 1939 and 1940 had only 2 impulses with Fine. Any tactics for a 1942 Barbarossa ?
I've seen a '42 Barbarossa that had moderate success, but have you considered waiting for '43? I'm not sure what your on-map forces consist of, but if you have the right mix you could drive south, take Suez, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and then Persia. The extra front could tie down some Russian forces and allow you to stretch them a bit thinner when you do go to war. I faced a '43 attack as Russia once, and though it was more akin to 'turning point Kiev' than it was to 'turning point Stalingrad', the Axis did manage to make some progress in their advance from the south, and they almost aligned Turkey from the Persian side (paradrop on an open hex failed or they would have).
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