To me, that’s the same concept of using the chassis of a Lamborghini with the body of a Yugo. A Lamborghini isn’t just about the engine that drives it, people love it because it’s how it LOOKS.
The same thing can be said of Axis and Allies. Maybe the body of a Yugo is more practical to some, but I wouldn’t bother playing Axis and Allies at all, if I felt I was sitting in a Yugo.
If you don’t know what a Yugo is:
Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint. Interestingly, in a car where “carpet” was listed as a standard feature, the Yugo had a rear-window defroster, reportedly to keep your hands warm while you pushed it…