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Robert Moeller
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After you have conquered France as the Axis in a west first game, how many units do you leave behind as a garrison? In the few games I've played I've thrown most of the half step garrison armies in there so I could be safe and forget about it, but I find myself later wishing I had only kept a small number in the west so the others could back my lines in Russia. If there's any type of war happening in Africa, the UK doesn't have much to spare in terms of ground forces, so even if they land successfully they'd be more of an annoyance than an actual threat. Would it be crazy to leave garrisons in only the more geographically important ports?
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Salvatore Vasta
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I mostly leave garrisons at strategic locations. As you point out, how busy the UK is elsewhere will dictate the quantity. Losing Brest to a UK invasion is annoying as it impacts Strategic Warfare and then you have to spend production kicking them out.

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cobert wrote:
After you have conquered France as the Axis in a west first game, how many units do you leave behind as a garrison?


Depends on the UK/Med situation and how many allies I have (you only need so many garrisons/minor armies in Russia), but not many.

The compulsory three home defence armies can already protect important points like Brest. Before the US there's not that much the UK can do in France, and I find their surprise attack way too important in the Med to be used in some invasion that will ultimately lead nowhere. So, I gradually strat move garrisons west as the US starts to build a presence in England.
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