I was hoping some of you could provide some advice in how to wage the North African campaign as the Axis or Allies. As far as I've read, logistics should be a huge issue in Africa. And while the infrastructure is low, in the games I've played supplies have rarely been an issue. I tried holding as the UK with a "modest" 12 divisions but was quickly crushed as he deployed a good 30 divisions. Only after I deployed more of the British Army was the front restored. He had improved Libya's infrastructure a bit (perhaps 10-20%) but it was still rather bad.
I read on the forums that 5 divisions should be enough for North Africa. What tactics/strategies (units to moves) in that theatre? I tried making lighter armour units with 1 M Armour, 1 MOT 1 SP ART to reduce logistical difficulties but it wasnt needed it appears...
Linked to the 1st question, how important is infrastructure? I've generally awarded it a high value, trying to make "highways" through Poland or China when I play major Axis powers. Does it make sense for a British player to improve Africa or East Asia? Should a Japanese player work on improving infrastructure? (especially when I'm trying to move through China to India?)