Following our 1st match of SC in Case Blue (see here https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4830546) Ash and I have decided to take to the main 1939 campaign. I always find the 1939 campaign incredibly daunting, especially as Axis, because you have so many choices to make, and every decision and every MPP spent in the first year or so can be incredibly impactive.
I've had a little read of some of the AARs here and I've seen that flavour of the month seems to be a Med-focused strategy with Sealion and aggressive diplo against Spain. That might be a little exotic for my first proper 1939 game but I'll keep an open mind.
I’m picking up this AAR after turn 3. Warsaw was captured on turn 2 and the armed forces are marching Westwards. I've refunded the Rockets research chit and ploughed it into inf weapons, long range and advanced aircraft and tank tech instead. Notably, the Allies are yet to spend anything on research or diplomacy as yet, choosing to build more units.
Quite a few decisions to make early on – I agreed to honour Molotov-Ribbentrop to keep Soviet readiness low, and deployed the Paras at half-strength early on; this to ensure a rapid capture of Denmark and get the MPPs flowing. I’ve offered the USSR the friendship treaty – not too sure of the ramifications of that one yet, but keeping Soviet mobilization as low as possible seems sensible.
A couple of subs were steaming their way towards the Med to assist the Italian fleet once they enter the fray, but got caught up by the Royal Navy off the coast of Spain. A few shots fired but only the British surface fleet takes any damage.
Meanwhile I’ve got subs and a cruiser making their way to Halifax, where I intend to start hitting the Canadian port and hurting British income.