Germany Overall Strategy
Buying that second transport for the Mediterranean on your first turn
should start a game long funnel of infantry into Africa to capture those
critical 11 IPCs, or at least force the Allies to spend lots of
resources trying to stop you.
Focus on Russia. Except for extreme circumstances or opponents that
like to play until the last man is standing, you’re never going to
invade the US or UK. For you the game will either be won or lost most
likely in Karelia. Win the big battle in Karelia and Russia is often an
easy next step. Lose Karelia and you may never recover.
If you strategic bomb, do it only when there is no better
alternative, and you guessed it – bomb Russia.
Take out as much of the British fleet as you can on round one. Save
what’s left of the Luftwaffe as long as possible, just in case the
Allies ever leave an unprotected transport or two within range. Those
remaining German planes will keep the Allies honest and force them to
carefully position expensive capitol ships for protection.
The only things you should ever buy are that first round transport
and maybe another one to replace it should it get destroyed, tanks on
the last turn before you attack into Karelia (that way your purchases
from the turn before can reach and get involved in the battle), and tons
and tons of infantry. Be unwavering in your purchasing of infantry.