The Axis can’t lose. And here is why.
Despite the Russian attempt to blockade the Germans from getting to the capital or even Karelia, the overwhelming German attack force is too much for the outmanned Russians. Russia buys nothing but inf on all turns, and puts all on Karelia. It can also, and should, move some troops to defend Caucasus. Best Russian T1 strategy is to throw everything it can at Eastern Europe. This is done to cut the German supply line and prevent the Germans from smashing into Karelia with all it has. It should survive with 2 infantry and maybe a tank. This isn’t meant to hold, it is meant to cut the line and take 3 ipc’s. This can count for one more inf on Karelia. Use the Russian sub and transport to attack the German sub in the Atlantic. Now with the other troops on the eastern front, use them to assault Manchuria. This is done to slow the Japanese and possibly prevent them from putting an Industrial Complex down on Kwangtung. Despite this seemingly foolproof Russian T1, the Germans will prevail. Here is how:
German T1, use planes and sea units to assault British sea units. This gives you the advantage in the sea. Buy nothing but tanks, 6 tanks, save 2 IPC. Take back Eastern Europe with what you have only from the west. Leave what you have in Ukraine for defense. You should have more than enough tanks and inf from germany and western to use. Move the two Southern Europe inf to Western Europe. Use the transport to move down a tank into Africa. It can then work with the other tank and inf to take out most of Africa. By the end of Ger T1 you should have everything under control. Return one of the fighters that you used earlier against the sea units to Fin-Nor for defense. Collect somewhere around 34 IPC.
Then the British. The British now can’t do too much with their Atlantic Fleet because it has been destroyed. If the British want they might attempt to stop the Japanese by placing an IC on India, but it will be taken in 2 or 3 more turns by Japan. The British can fly what planes they have into Karelia for defense, for prolonging the inevitable. Transport the tank off of Eastern Canada into the UK. UK T1 doesn’t have much more to do. Africa will be lost despite any US attempt to take it back. Even if they do, it won’t stop the German advance.
The Japanse. Best country in the game. Here is why. Nothing can be done to quickly enough to stop the Japanese. From a British IC on India to US landings in SFE, the Japanese can get a foothold fast on the mainland. Buy an IC for Japan T1 and place on Kwangtung. Japan should take its planes from surrounding islands and put one of French Indo-China Burma and the other on Manchuria if it hasn’t been taken over. If it has, place one on Kwangtung and the other on French Indo-China Burma. This bulks up the Japanese front and makes attacking it less appealing. Take all naval units except the transports and the 1 bomber from Japan to attack the US Fleet at Hawaii. You should take it out on the first turn. If you don’t, lose the sub to keep the Battleships and Carrier with the fighter. Return the bomber to Japan. Transport 2 inf off of the Philippines to French Indo-China Burma. Transport a tank off of Japan to Manchuria if it hasn’t been taken. If it has, transport 2 inf to Kwangtung. This gives the Japanese a force that is too strong for any one country to handle. Collect around 25 IPC.
The American’s cannot do too much now to stop the Japanese. To this day I have not found an American strategy that can help quickly enough to stop the Japanese. They can try to hold Africa but it won’t be effective enough. By the time they do the Germans and the Japanese will have sandwhiched the Russian capital. Tech-rolls are too inefficient and will do too little too late.
Tell me what you think. And if you have a way to stop the Axis then tell me. Thanks for reading this.