Oh you can just never tell what the dice will do, I have been part of a axis team (I was japan) that had Russia by turn 7, and a good supply of troops on Western Europe. Things went very very wrong, and by turn 19 I am stacking troops on japan hoping for a break…we lost, and it was a lesson learned - Never ever count on victory in this game until it is done, I think that is the appeal of this game, keeps me playing it anyway.