In order to have all players in on the action right away, we’ve played Europe with the setup for 1942 Global a few times now.
The only thing we’ve changed is the turn order, putting the US behind GB like in Europe. Which is beneficiary to Germany, but still we’ve found in nigh impossible to win with the Axis.
Main gripes are the few German troops standing on the Eastern front after the first turn and hardly any Infs on the Eastern front in Action until turn 4, pressuming you build a lot turn 1. So trading is very difficult for Germany, and you always have many high cost units at risk.
Now I’ve posted this in the Global forum, because I assume the number of players having played the Globbal 42 variant is much higher than the ones haveing played “Europe 42”, and what helps in the global variant also helps when playing Europe only.
What do you do as the Axis on the European side in Global? Just hope Japan puts enough pressure on the Allies so the US have to spend their income mainly in the Pacific?