I took Axis and bought 1 AC and 2 transports for G. I wasn’t sure of my strat but I thought that this buy would give me a little more flexibility and make the Allies wonder about my intentions.
I sank the fleets on SZ106, SZ110 and SZ112 at the cost of 3 subs, 2 planes and 1 damaged BB, while leaving 1 damaged UK BB on SZ111. I took France leaving all my armor and mech intact and also took Yugo and N/B and activated Finland and Bulgaria.
Russia bought 1 arm, 1 art and 6 inf and did pretty much what I had done, while the UK bought units for South Africa and the UK and attacked and sunk the Italian fleet on SZ95. He had to leave the UK carrier on SZ95 since I only got 1 hit for the Italians (it took the DD out), leaving him with 1 AC, 1 CA, 1 ftr and 1 tac.
The Italians attacked the French fleet on SZ93 and sunk it at no cost and used the transport to disembark reinforcements to the attack on Alexandria.
On G2 I decided to call off Sea Lion. I bought only land units for Germany and moved everything to the Eastern border (no attack on Greece). Then I used the entire Luftwaffe to sink the UK fleet on SZ95, clearing the Med of Allied ships.
UK bought units for South Africa and 1 tac and evacuated Egypt to Trans-Jordan. The Italians bought 2 transports and took Egypt.
Then on G3 Barbarossa started. Russia had massed its army on Eastern Poland (trying to repeat my idea of the previous game) - I had warned him that it might not be a good idea to do so but he ignored me. So G attacked it with everything on range destroying some 20 units at the cost of 6-8 infantry. Meanwhile the 3 transports made an amphibious assault on Novgorod and conquered it, sinking the Russian BB and transport first and the Finnish army conquered Karelia.
From that moment on the Russians were in full retreat. They retook Novgorod on R3 but simply couldn’t spare enough units to hold it so they tried to keep a line through Archangel/Smolensk/Ukraine. On G4 I bought a minor IC for Romania and the Germans took again Novgorod with some 12 units while the bulk of its army took Belarus and a smaller attack failed to take Western Ukraine.
On G5, it was 6 armor for the Novgorod and Romania ICs, all the rest to the West. The Germans moved the main army to Smolensk and took Archangel/Bryansk/Western Ukraine. The Russians could have tried a counter attack on Smolensk but the boatloads of infantry wouldn’t do much good against 10 inf/art and some 15 armor so they just retook Bryansk.
On G6 the Germans consolidated all of their inf/art on Smolensk, took Vologda, Ukraine and Bryansk, while moving the 6 armor to Belarus and all of its airforce to Novgorod. Then on G7 Moscow fell, with the Germans still having 5 armor and 2 tac.
Meanwhile the UK/US tried to keep landing on Western Europe but from turn 5 onwards G ceased to send units to the East, so any landings (on Norway, Benelux and N/B) were easily defeated. With the loss of Moscow the Allies surrendered though. The Italians had sent a small force through Persia to take Caucasus, Cairo was secured and when Stalingrad fell the Axis would have 8 cities.