From: Southern California
Update Jan 1941. The Middle East staring contest continues. Neither side has moved for months.
France is now being occupied by a gaggle of Axis minors, and there is but a single air unit, covering the sub port in Bordeaux. The earlier invasion scare is off. But for the sake of insurance I'm pumping out single infantry divisions each turn, along with an escort, and either saving the rest or using it to repair/upgrade. I may eventually send off another infantry corps to the Middle East, but am holding the two mobile corps at home for future operations elsewhere. Thinking tentatively North Africa, once the Americans come in and in conjunction with them. I don't even think I will do anything in North Africa before then. A meeting engagement in the desert will just eat up precious production that might be better be used in the Soviet Union. So long as I hold my positions now until the Americans arrive I'm fine.
The Germans have no less than 3 air units in North Africa, along with 4-5 units and some Italians. Those are units that aren't fighting in the Soviet Union.
Is Barbarossa a go? I am thinking now probably yes. The Germans are building up in the east finally, although not as much as I'd think they should be. He must have a whole bunch of stuff in the queue still. There is an Italian contingent in Hungary, and a bunch of Germans just showed up in Romania. When combined with the lack of air cover in France, Sea Lion appears to be off.
The sub war continue to favor me and I have enough escorts to cover the South Atlantic, the North Atlantic and also the Africa convoy and his subs keep taking dings at a very favorable ratio. I've lost 5 escorts total so far and have about 40 on map now, plus plenty more in the queue, not including the USA which has more coming.
He's added some subs, finally. A second group is steaming across the Atlantic while 3 others are trying to get something going in the South Atlantic/Africa. This also lessens my Sea Lion fears. Germany doesn't have a lot of spare shipyards and it is hard for them to build subs and enough amphibious landing ability to matter.
< Message edited by Flaviusx -- 12/16/2020 6:39:09 AM >
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