now you are learning…
note: this is my personal strategy and others certainly have other points of view but this works well for me (and is currently working well for me in the DAAK tournament for AA50).
The purpose of Germany is to keep Russia honest and drop the hammer IF they make a mistake. Germany really only gets 1 opportunity to punch Russia so it has to be for the win (and I don’t mean a 66% or 80% chance to win I mean 100% chance and hold the counter attack).
The Japanese’s job is to nibble away at Russia and kill their infantry. It doesn’t take long to get Russia into a steady state (meaning you are killing as many Russian infantry per turn as Russia is producing). Certainly you will be killing Russian infantry with Germany as well.
Realistically Russia can only handle an infantry deficit for 2-3 turns before a total collapse on all fronts.
It is your job to figure out how to do that with Germany and Japan in the most efficient way.
Hint: trading Axis tanks for Allied infantry is NOT a winning strategy.