From: Bangor, Maine, USA
I think that it is first priority for the Germans to conquer Spain. This isn't going to be easy, since bad weather might be there soon. I don't know what's under the Spanish MECH, but if it is a nice unit, you are probably looking at a bloody fight. The southern units should continue towards Gibraltar. I don't think you've got enough units left for Portugal yet. You have to prevent CW units entering Spain from Gibraltar to delay you're moves towards Gibraltar.
Portugal can wait a turn or two, but shouldn't be forgotten. Rabat is now also a very important city to capture (since it the capital of France...).
I also noticed that Sudan is Italian controlled. This is nice, since it gives when Caïro is captured a supply path towards Italy from Italian East Africa. It might therefore be a good plan to try to put pressure on South Africa in 1941...
The total defense factors in Bilbao = 20
Plus, the CW rebased a few LND there, though they don't help all that much. However, using an O-chit, Germany can get about 100 factors against it (They just cleaned up the 3-1 GARR and now surround the city). Praying for good weather for Germany next impulse.
Because I screwed up the CW builds, everything they can get into the Gibraltar area is already at sea and about to land. This means that Gibraltar will, in fact, have a good enough defense to survive a few attacks, at least. Therefore, Japan is going to DOW Portugal next impulse (already has units at sea to take East Timor), which should let Germany attack it, too (unless I align it to China, which I suppose I could, but would the Allies do that in a real game?) Perhaps Germany will have to DOW also to prevent that.
Anyway, Germany can roll over Portugal, and there's nothing the Allies can do about it. Once that is secure, I'll return those units south. The CW can't do much to reinforce Spain, really.
Edit: Besides, I just realized I need to get my PARA and ATR down there before I try for an attack on Gibraltar. That means a rail move and a rebase, so I probably can't take it this turn, anyway.
< Message edited by Red Prince -- 10/20/2011 9:23:31 PM >
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