Yeah, the main problem I see with this strategy is it doesn’t matter if the Allies capture Tokyo first. The Allies win condition is to capture all 3 Axis capitols, and the Axis can still win on the Europe half if Tokyo is in Allied hands.
So, it doesn’t really matter if it takes Germany a turn or two after Japan falls to take Egypt.
I must confess, truly, i was in error. Never saw the rulebook on that one. The games I played, usually if G to Moscow… or US took Tokyo… the other players conceded… Thought Victory conditions of Allies mirrored that of Axis (either Berlin+Rome or 8 VC… in Europe… or Tokyo or 6 VC in Asia).
It is laughable… i agree, but honest confession is proper here.
I agree that the allies win conditions are laughable. I’d like to see a win condition that states either Germany or Japan in allied hands is a victory, but I still don’t see how the allies could win with this strat. It would take too long to take Tokyo. Egypt would be in German hands at least 2 turns before tokyo fell. Like many have stated, all Japan has to do if he see’s Russia doing a crazy tactic, like you described, is all out defense. Then Germany takes Egypt turn 10-12 100%.