Tally one for the Axis this weekend. It was a good war and the Axis won a few key battles with some luckier rolls than the Allies , no Sea Lion or fake Sea Lion just Barbarossa . Japan went after China and the Soviet Union on one, set up for landings in the Philippines Aleutians Hong Kong the Pearl Harbor battle and Borneo I also put pressure on ANZAC with my Carrier and Destroyer from the Caroline Islands. I brought the Carrier and planes up to hit Hawaii along with the Destroyer . J1 was 2 Trans and 2 Subs. J2 was 1 Carrier 1Dest 2 Subs 1Trans. J3 was a Minor Fact, Inf, Art enough to fill my Trans and the rest on Navy. I was lucky on a few key battles to keep the USA at bay time after time, of the 4 times I’ve pulled Japan out of the cup, the Axis have won 2. My Axis partner, this was the first time he’s pulled Germany, he’s had 10 or so games to see how everybody else has played the Axis. Yes Japan has taken some real beatings.
Who else has played Global 42? Has anyone else found a huge axis advantage, not so much with Germany /Italy but Japan is a monster. Round 1 Japan takes out the US force around Solomon’s and Pearl Harbor and usually has India by round 3 or 4. The only way to try and mitigate the Japan is for the US to throw all their money to the Pacific. Do other groups bid for the allies?
Japan is ridiculously strong (but then is on 1940 too).
Germany can be held a while and Italy should not grow at all, but the U.S. must invest nearly all its income in the Pacific.
Still makes a refreshing change from 1940 though.