Hitler decides that the Wehrmacht is truly invincible after invading France and tries to annex literally all of Europe by invading every neutral or allied state in the continent.
US bans all arms sales for the cause of world peace.
Good try but real insanity surely demands an air invasion instead!A British/French invasion by sea of Germany in 1939.
Didn't you know that talking sense risks showing up the rest of us?I think the point of insanity options is for them to actually make sense from a certain point of view, be somewhat reasonable or seem good at the time without hindsight.
And honestly I find it hard to find such cases as every major power involved during WW2 had to be mentally insane with some decisions they took... some more insane than others. (IJA-IJN, British tank manufacturing, the RLM, etc.)
Ironically this might make them more effective as infantry support and against the riveted armored of the Italian tanks : )The Infantry tank is now an infantry weapon purely for infantry support and not for fighting tanks. The Matildas and Valentines are issued with a 57mm HE only gun. While immune to Italian AT weapons, the Italian tanks in North Africa are immune to the Matilda and Valentine, but fortunately the portee mounted 2 pounders make the difference.
A British/French invasion by sea of Germany in 1939.
There's method in much of that madness.- German invasion of Switzerland and Sweden
- South American State like Paraguay joins Axis
- German invasion of Portugal to secure Atlantic coast
- Spain joining Axis
- Japanese successfully invade Madagascar and set up bases
- Axis Powers get more involved in Middle East theatre
- Iraq or Iran becoming a member of the Axis
- Turkey joins the war much earlier for whatever reasons
Think either of these could be possible. The British might lose Iraq if they got too tied down on every other front, or if Spain and Turkey join the Axis and control the entire Mediterranean. Iran might join the Axis in these scenarios, too -- and/or if things go a lot worse for the USSR. Iran especially is very mountainous, and has a large population with many good reasons to hate Britain and Russia -- it could be a theatre for a long, bloody, costly, and slow insurgency. But then again, Iran was already under British/Russian occupation, and the Pahlavi dynasty's position was precarious.Iraq or Iran becoming a member of the Axis.
Why I have the feeling that this is the inspiration for the Frisian Islands Landing nonsense?Back when the Avalon Hill game Co published their First Edition of the Game Third Reich in 1975... That year or the next a game replay was featured in the AH house magazine The General. The game ended in the second or third turn when the British player landed on the entirely undefended Frisian beaches and exploited a armor piece to undefended Berlin. Game over. The Axis player had no effective counter attack force to retake his capitol by the end of his turn. Since in the past 48 years I have never seen a example of Frisian left undefended by a German player in this game.