Axis and Allies 1941: Naval superiority is key to victory. Fearful of German bombers, the Allies have yet to make amphibious landings into Europe. Japan meanwhile is the Tiger of the Pacific on the road to India. The war began on May 19th, 2014.
House rules allow deployment of reinforcements greater than IPC value of territory.
Round 4 Soviet Union
“We have to try to seize a landing zone for our allies.”
IPC board: RU 1, GE 20, UK 7, JA 13, US 14
With 0 IPC, acquires nothing (cost 0, left with 0)
Archangel into Karelia: 6 infantry
Battle for Karelia
Soviet Union recaptures Karelia with 3 infantry
Soviets gain +1 IPC (RU 2) from Germany (GE 19)
Mobilize and collect income
With 0 IPC in hand, collects 0 for a total of 0 IPC.
Round 4 Germany
“India must fall before the allies arrive in Europe.”
IPC board: RU 2, GE 19, UK 7, JA 13, US 14
With 20 IPC, acquires 4 infantry, 1 destroyer (cost 20, left with 0)
Middle East into India: 1 infantry, 2 armor
AE Egypt into India: 1 armor
Caucasus into India: 1 armor, 1 fighter
Germany into India: 1 bomber (5 spaces)
Germany into Karelia: 1 armor
Eastern Europe into Karelia: 1 infantry
Russia into Karelia: 1 armor
Russia into Archangel: 2 infantry
Russia, uncontested, captures Archangel gaining +1 IPC (GE 20) from the Soviet Union (RU 1)
Germany into sea zone-8: 1 fighter
Battle for India
Germany captures India with 2 armor
Germany gains +1 IPC (GE 21) from United Kingdom (UK 6)
German air units land in Middle East
Battle for sea zone-8
Germany sinks British destroyer and returns to Germany
Battle for Karelia
A draw. All units eliminated.
Territory remains in control of the Soviet Union
Blaming fatigue, all powers call to end of the war with the Allies conceding. With the United Kingdom losing most all of their global influence, the future of the war comes down to an American invasion into France near the shores of the United Kingdom. Furthermore, an inevitable conflict between two major navies in the Pacific is imminent.