From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
2 Malta. I did take that by pounding it with Bombers for three turns and then attacking with a Italian marine.
It is a bit easy to take now and also as is, Malta is really hard to defense.
This is what Italy should have done, and what Malta was expecting. When Italy declared war in June, 1940, Malta expected an Italian invasion right on the night after the declaration. There was little hope of repulsing such an attack. When Italy did nothing... and then nothing... and then nothing, resignation turned to... perplexity on the island (Mussolini, most famously, declared war so to have a place at the winners' table, but not to actually make war for real).
Italy was the weakest among the "Great Powers", but it also made a lot of mistakes. Not grabbing Malta at once was only one of them.
"Yes darling, I served in the Navy for eight years. I was a cook..."
"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"
(My 10 years old daughter after watching "The Hunt for Red October")