Thanx again for the advice. To address some of the points you have made:
My invasions in the last game were never in 42. I built up and waited until I could hit with a ton of stuff (summer 44). I got almost to paris when he op moved a bunch of big tanks and good hq's over from russia. Although this slowed him in russia, the russians don't have the strength to hit him, as their units just bounce off. and he tossed all my allied units into the sea.
I diplo took turkey, and tried invasion from the underbelly, and got chased to the turkish capital. his tac bombers didn't even need escort as they defeated intercepting fighters themselves.
I've read the manual, and have a good understanding of the game. I always check hq support before attacking/defending. i hit with artillery and air first to soften defenses etc. I have a good understanding or research, and command and control is always my first priority, along with fighters, inf weapons, and tanks.
Here is an example that just happened in our new game:
My russian attacking army:
zukov support, supply 11, rediness of 101, morale of 97, inf weapons lvl 1inf weapons.
defender: german corps. unknown hq support, supply 3, rediness of 49, morale of 17, entrenchment of 0 and strength of 3, lvl 2 inf weapons.
predicted results, attacker lose 1, defender 0. I didn't even bother to attack :(
really, how can the allies ever win??? I know that the corps has essentially 2 levels of inf weapons on me, but the rest of the stats are so bad that
this should really be an easy victory. and my past game tells me that even when russians have lvl 3, the odds just won't get much better.
I would really like someone who has won this scenario against a competent german opponent tell me how he did it.