1. Malta needs an adjustment downwards. German HQ, Four German TAC at GA2, two German Medium at GA2, One Italian Medium at GA1, all ports reduced to zero and it hangs on for eight turns.....Is it getting supply somehow? I can't tell without spotting.
2. USSR unit density a bit better but still so overwhelming in Spring 1942. Soooooo many tank corps on every front.
3. There are too many Allied destroyers. 1941 into 1942 should be the U-Boat "happy time" but there are so many DDs.
4. The UK navy sailed right up to Venice to attack the RM. Not expecting that! Nice.
1 - Did you disrupt the supply of Malta itself (not just the ports)? There are no shenanigans other than an experienced unit if the UK upgrades the aircraft defenses via decision event
2 - I'll have to defer this, I am also trying a campaign but it's been anything but historic, but I never found Soviet units high until the beginning of 1943 (a note on this to follow)
3 - I am pretty sure the Axis receives additional U-boats as well, were your U-boats wiped out?
4 - It's always nice when the AI surprises.
I'm playing my first Axis match since my PBEM right now, having lost against the AI the previous I decided to try something different this game. The AI were on board apparently bringing Portugal into the war early. There was no invasion of Norway, and I attempted a simultaneous Sealion and all of France Gambit. The French gambit worked, Spain was eventually brought into the war after capturing Gibraltar, and I managed to bring Greece into the Axis camp the same year. Sealion was a year long fight and was eventually defeated by the Americans (who entered early) with their pesky Amphibious landings. After saving the British, both nations have invaded the Iberian Peninsula and now in early 1943 it's become an all out war along the Portuguese/Spanish border. In North Africa it's been a see-saw, the DAK were pushed back to Homs (near Tripoli) but are now fighting Canadian and American forces near Alexandria and Cairo. As for the Eastern Front I was severely stretched during Barbarossa but even still Axis and Soviet units were about on par manpower wise all through the end of 1942. Currently fighting for lines near Leningrad, Smolensk, Kursk, Kharkov in March 1943. Soviet units were in the 90-110 range throughout all of 1942. I've only destroyed 3 Soviet Tank Armies, 8 Tank Corps and 12 Tank Divisions through 2 years of the war.