I am also new to the game having only been introduced to it late last year; however, the “bidding” rule I have never used in the twelve games I have played since.Â The Axis powers come equipped with high salaries, strategic geographical centering, and take their turns at rather advantagous times to both defend against opening Allied attack stratagem and to attack Russia in its fragile early state.
Bidding can only lead to lopsided victory except in the case of a handicap for a less adept player.
Now go take over the world!
In 2nd edition just follow DM’s instructions… Play without bid’s untill the Allies seems to win all the time… Your assumption is that the Axis are stronger, wich is a common mistake. Just keep playing the game and try to find a way to optimize each country.