These game 'suggestions/wishlist',...'is/are' not mean't or intended for the main game itself!. To reiterate my previous post's, these suggestions are only for a 'what-if', or alternative game package to explore other possibilities that could very well have taken place.
So!, now...another suggestion!:
http://histclo.com/essay/war/ww2/eco/ra ... o-ger.html
There was an "Alternative War Plan" to Barbarossa
to the extent that "Oil" was now the Main Objective!.
This was a southern strategy championed by Admiral Raeder and others. That was to force Spain into the Axis and then seize Gibraltar--"Operation Felix". With Gibraltar in their hands, the Mediterranean would be essentially an Axis lake. Most of North Africa was already in Axis hands. The Libyan Italian colony, along with Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco which were controlled by Vichy France, were all intent on collaborating with the Germans. If this situation developed, the British would then be forced to withdraw or surrender Malta. The British force in 1940 was very small and poorly armed. Only Italian incompetence and Hitler's failure to exercise realizable opportunities enabled the British to hang on. Then once the Mediterranean was in Axis hands, the Germans could proceed to drive on British-held Suez from Italian Libya. From there, …there would be nothing standing between the Germans and the oil resources of the Middle East of both in Iraq and Iran. Also, there was considerable pro-German feeling (Because of British Rule) not only in Egypt, but also in Iraq and Iran as well. Given the relatively small British force in Egypt, this could have been accomplished with a modest force. It would have provided the Germans all the oil that they needed. Now!, …with the Mediterranean in their hands, a safe route to Italy and the Reich would have been realized.
Hitler rejected the whole idea out of hand. His focus was firmly set on the East and he wanted no distractions or diversion of forces. He clearly spelled out that Germany's destiny for the needed Lebensraum lay in the East. Now was his opportunity to seize it. And, also…thanks to Stalin for supplying oil by railcar to Germany to stockpile fuel reserves for his campaign in Norway and later, the low countries,…this time there was no longer a French Army in the West to divert scarce resources away from his effort to attack Russia.
Invasion plans of Nazi Germany and probable routes of British invasion.
Following the Fall of France in June 1940, Hermann Göring advised Adolf Hitler to occupy Spain and North Africa rather than invade the UK. As early as June 1940, before the armistice with France had been signed, General Heinz Guderian also argued for seizing Britain's strategically important naval base of Gibraltar. Guderian even urged Hitler to postpone the armistice so that he could rush on through Spain with two Panzer divisions, take Gibraltar, and then invade French North Africa. General Alfred Jodl, Chief of Staff of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) operations, presented Hitler with a formal plan to cut off Britain from its eastern empire by invading Spain, Gibraltar, North Africa, and the Suez Canal instead of invading the British Isles.
Despite these problems, German military leaders proceeded to prepare for a large-scale operation against Gibraltar. Codenamed Operation Felix, the plan called for two German army corps to enter Spain across the Pyrenees. One corps, under General Ludwig Kübler, was to cross Spain and assault Gibraltar, while the other, commanded by General Rudolf Schmidt, was to secure its flanks. Air support would need one fighter and two dive-bomber wings[clarification needed]. Overall command of Felix was to be assigned to Field Marshal Walther von Reichenau. The plan also made provisions for occupying Spanish possessions in North Africa: Spanish Morocco, Río de Oro, and the Canary Islands, whose ports could then be used as bases for German U-boats.
Proposed German order of battle
Expeditionary Corps (forming the covering force);
General Rudolf Schmidt
16th Motorized Infantry Division (to concentrate at Valladolid)
16th Panzer Division (Cáceres)
SS Division Totenkopf (Seville)
49 Gebirgsarmeekorps or Army Mountain Corps (forming the assault force);
General Ludwig Kübler
Grossdeutschland Infantry Regiment
98th Regiment of the 1st Mountain Division
26 medium and heavy artillery battalions
3 observation battalions
3 engineer battalions, which would use up to 150 "Goliath" remotely controlled mine clearing vehicles
2 Nebelwerfer battalions
Regiment Brandenburg (detachment of 150)
On Hitler's insistence, the OKW developed a revised plan for the capture of Gibraltar, which might be implemented once the German invasion of the Soviet Union had been completed. Codenamed Felix-Heinrich, the plan was submitted to General Franz Halder on 10 March 1941. It proposed that as soon as the invading forces in the Soviet Union reached a line between Kiev and Smolensk, hopefully by 15 July, units could then be withdrawn to prepare for the Gibraltar operation, which it was thought could begin on 15 October. Felix-Heinrich would broadly follow the original plan, with the same forces, but with new supporting units.