Denmark and Norway - If the Allies want to raid the Baltic use air units to sink their ships. The UK does have an advantage in naval groups to the Allies but you sink 2-3 of them it becomes pretty even. Assuming the Axis took out Norway the Allies have to invade Norway, then Denmark, then get to the Baltic. Now if the Allies are all playing around in the Baltics in 1940 and you trap their fleet there the Italians have a free hand in the Med. WP allows more flexibility but often there is a cost involved and a counter strategy. Some things clearly are a no brainer advantage in the game and adjusted or removed like Greece to get Yugoslavia or the fact I forgot to give Ireland units. But in this case there is a cost for the Allies and you can always close the lane.
Alvaro, You can't use air units to sink their ships because the Allies will position their ships out of range near Lulea. This essentially means no Swedish iron for Germany until after the fall of France. Even later if the UK performs the same trick with a portion of its fleet. But it is primarily the French doing this that bothers me. By removing their landing craft you delay them doing this until early 40, so that is something. Of course, thye don't care about the Italians, becuase the French fleet will disappear before the Italians arrive anyway.
As for the US invasion - The best solution would be calling the national guard up when the Axis ships are West of St.Johns before they are in the war (45,43). Which I also do for the UK with the HG activation. This is making the assumption the UK was conquered by early 1941 and their fleet is vaporized. But if you are taking about the Germans sailing a tiny fleet with some divisions you didn't notice on the map during your turn then that's on you.
I'll add the NG reserves because it makes sense and I did it for the UK. Just in the spirit it cheeziness because I don't want a game ruined because someone's wife yelled at their husband and they hit end of turn replying "yes dear, right away dear" and forgot to check the East Coast for a Nazi invasion sneak fleet they could have easily prevented.
I am not sure how the UK fleet can stop a US invasion. Lets say the Germans capture France and occupy the French ports. They then sail a large force west from the Western French Ports moving 48 hexes into the middle of the Atlantic (hex row 96 or so). the RN can give chase, but unless they have their navy patrolling the middle of the Atlantic they won't have anything within the required 24 hexes able to attack. Next Turn the Germans move another 48 hexes west. Again the UK fleet gives chase but can't attack. Repeat for the next couple turns until the German fleet reaches the American coast and invades. I have not seen this done, but not sure why it can't be done.
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