The game has progressed quite a bit since the last post. Suffice to say that the Axis, which includes the Soviet Union, in what seems an unbreakable alliance, have seized power in most places.
In Europe, the last remaining non-axis country (apart from Britain), Turkey, has become attacked by German and Italian troops. In the middle east the Soviet union has run over the defenses in Iraq, Syria and so on, Only Jerusalem is still a free city. It is bombarded constantly by Italian and Soviet artillery, and Italian air flies sorties at it, at will, as there is no longer any airdefence worth mentioning. Gibraltar is long gone as a british fortress city, but Malta remains, a spec in the water outside the Italian coast, without any supply to come from the Suez, which is now Italian too.
The Soviets are pouring into India, through Persia, which was gratiously handed over to the Soviets by the Germans. Pakistan is now a Soviet Province! In China, joint cooperation by Japanese and Soviet forces, has cut the Chinese in two pockets, that resist as best they can, but it seems inevitable that China will fall. A smaller action has taken place, in the south of China, resulting in Japanese troops pouring into Indochina, capturing half of it, and nearing occupation of it all.
Pearl harbor happened, after the Americans joined the war. It was still a complete surprise, and victory for the Japanese, who sunk the American pacific fleet. At present there is a huge naval battle going on all over the pacific, to determine who will gain the upper hand in dominating these waters. Mostly it is fought with Destroyers vs. Submarines. Both parties are now as advanced as they can be, in those research areas (Submarine IIIs, Destroyer IIs)...
In Latin America, several states are taking part in what is now in every sense of the word a global war. Brazil and Chile have joined the Axis, while Ecuador has become allied with the USA. So far there has been little ground war to report in this area, none frankly, but American planes keep strafing Brazilian airfields, while Brazilian and Chilean naval formations try and intercept supplies, and harass the coastal cities.
In Africa, the mediterranian coast is now completely Italian. Just this last month, the Casablanca fell, to Italian (spanish) forces, and it seems that the Italians can now relax, and make their way towards becoming a regime with some power. If it was not for the Ethiopian war, which is somewhat of a close race, between the British and the Italians, it would be all sunshine. Along the western coast of Africa, several subs keep supplies to a minimum for the forces there, and thus also preventing an invasion coming from the south. A bitter pill was when the Italians had to give up the Azores without a fight, to the Americans. But Mussolini is mostly a happy man these days, with Turkey soon to be an Italian province.
In the Atlantic, fierce convoy battles and naval clashes between the German uboat fleets and the British Surface navy and submarines, as well as the american fleets are keeping the waters unsafe for anyone daring to enter them. Recently Iceland was captured by the British. They however payed a heavy toll, as one of their major fleets, including several battleships was sunk, by enterprising German Uboats. In the air above Britain, it is not very safe either. There are daily sorties flown by the Luftwaffe, which is using their frontline fighters to puncture the British airdefence bubble.
This has been a short report, of what is going on atm. in the game.