Usually Germany stealmates around moscow around G7 with US and GB Eur slowly advancing on the West.
My question is: do you play to take moscow (so a medium game) or do you play on the income and play in the long term (14-15 turns)?
Not being able to take Moscow and having the Allies in France isn’t that big a deal for Germany if:
-Germany isn’t going to lose Berlin
-Italy isn’t going to lose Rome
-USSR is down to a few IPCs of income
-Japan is thriving in the Pacific
Germany should be able to hold off Britain and America long enough that Japan grows to match American income and either wins or forces some pressure (from America) off of Germany.
Maybe Germany is overestimating the Western Allies’ forces? From what I read, KJF is the preferred USA strategy, which means they won’t have much to devote to Europe. Of course, if the Japan play is ineffective, that’s a whole different issue. But it seems from earlier posts that Japan usually does well in your games.
Taking Moscow quickly is not the only way to win. Taking Russia’s income works as well, and has the added effect of turning the economic balance toward the Axis.