With any global or theater game, I’ve had trouble deciding if a noob should play as the Axis or the Allies. On one hand, the Axis usually have the most advantageous starting positions and most starting units. The Allies generally have better incomes but less starting units.
Another issue is I don’t want the noob(s) to get crushed in their first few turns of playing Axis and Allies?
So, should noobs play Axis or Allies first?