The War Club
As Germany spend money on the Baltic Sea fleet build up buying 2 battleships every turn while spending other resources on defending Eastern, Southern Front, and Bulgaria. Then once your fleet is stronger than the British one(hit and run Battleship tactics will help_ buy 6 transports off of Hanover(before make sure there are 7 infantry and 7 artillery). Then Invade the UK. Once they are conquered send transports to the Baltic which will make the Eastern Front way easier as the mobility will force Russia to defend territories behind its front ones. Another risky strategy is to buy all transports first turn to conquer St. Petersburg but this works with variable success. But, once UK fleet is destroyed and UK is conquered make sure to blockade country and prevent USA from joining the war. As for Austria, focus on Balkans briefly but shift to Italy buying a factory or two in the north and sending everything not on the eastern front there. For Ottomans take Cairo as soon as possible. Then strike north agianst Russia. buy 6 transports in the black sea and a factory in Ankara(while your army is advancing up the caucasus) then send 6 infantry and 6 artilery up to Russia's Black sea coast every turn until you take Crimea in 2-3 moves. Then send troops to Southern Italy and take Italy after building a strong enough navy
Pros of Big World v3
-Japan's bogged down in China depicted well.
-Representation of British colonial facilities.
-v3 rules, Italian presence
Cons of Big World v3;
-Lack of two ocean going USA
-Lack of Soviet factories on Siberia
-Japan's outproducing potential over Germany
-Germany being unable to response US bomber spam.
-One of the weakest and predicatable Germany which sometimes even outproduced by Russia, no reinforcement of Africa, Scandinavia, build-up navy options. No Arctic, Black Sea campaigns either. Only viable thing is turtling or rushing Leningrad and waiting massive Italian and Japanese helps.
-Moscow-Berlin distance is so high.
-Purchasing phrase is before than the movement one which should have been the other way around.
-Russia isn't the original owner of all German occupied Eastern Europe. Neither Italy is in Ethiopia.
-Useless territories like Bermuda, Novaya Zemlya, Iceland, Caribbeans, some Siberian territories two piece Brazil etc...
What are your preferences for which Big World version and why? Big World seems to be the better map for longer term play but I'm still new here and have limited experience with both maps.
So which version do you prefer and why? I interested in the pros and cons to them.