Thanks! This one was exciting and quite original. It seems that fall of London is difficult to overcome if Japan plays well. In addition to what happened, I think it would be even better for Axis if Italy did not lose that fleet. I should have been patient, it was only question of time when Kairo would fall, and with Middle East and Africa open, Italy would probably go up to 35-40 IPC per turn.
I thought you might have gone for few more rounds, but you are probably right, Japan was becoming too strong and after fall of Hawaii, US would basically need to spend everything in Pacific - and still end up beyond Japan.
Let’s play another one. Do you want to bid or switch sides with same handicap? Send me a message.