Besides continuing the Russian invasion, do you commit to?
Battle of Britain (Air War) attempting to destroy their Industry
Battle of the Atlantic, reinforcing the uBoats via Bordeaux or the Baltic factories, as each Sea Zone with a German flag denies the enemy of 1pu and grant you 1pu per turn.
North Africa and attempt to taking Cario (Victory Centre & PUs) and then drive on to take Baghdad area Oil-Fields (2x Victory Centre & PUs)
Invest in a Industry-Lgt in Algiers to reinforce North Africa
Syria and stir up trouble by droping two Base-Camps (infantry production), forcing Britain to counter
Africa and stir up trouble by droping one or two Base-Camps (infantry production), again forcing Britain to counter
Committing to any of the above detracts from your primary object of crushing the USSR.
Barents Sea Fleet - as they Blockade your coastal PUs and reduce your PU by 8 per turn
Black Sea Fleet - as they Blockade your coastal PUs and reduce your PU by 7 per turn
Leningrad (Industry-Hvy) to join up with your Finland Army Group
Moscow (Industry-Hvy) - forward production centre
Baku area Oil-Fields (Victory Centre & PUs)
Uzbekistan area Oil-Fields (Victory Centre & PUs)
@unternehmer Okej, I implied and triple checked your approach but without the desired result: a damaged unit remains untouched after next turn, no "to repair pop-up" ( I prefer) not even a automatic repair... hmm..
Just started this map vs AI recently and I find Saruman taking Tharbad early never works. It costs too many troops, and no way you can hold it. The Freefolk have too many units and the strength/speed of the ranger is too much for Saruman troops to handle.
I usually take Lond Daer and Ost-in Edhil in or near round 1, and try to hold as long as possible until Mordor/Harad can clean up the mess Rohan/Freefolk will make of that whole region.
Lorien an Rohan with help from Gondor usually keep you busy protecting Isengard... and there isn't near enough left to hold off Freefolk, let alone push them back.