For the most part its nearly 70 IPCs going to Gibraltar every turn, how can Italy afford to place itself on the Eastern Front?
Italy is the softest underbelly ever. If you do the Taranto/Tobruk simultaneously you completely neuter them. Or if Tobruk doesn’t go through because the UK cruiser by Gibraltar was taken out then then Italy is still likened to nothing but a piece oof gum on your show and in this scenario a portion of the UK navy was left untouched around the mainland.
If Italy doesn’t turtle immediately then the southern flank to Germany’s world domination is completely undefended. The smartest Russian player would literally build a wall of infantry and the 1-2 IPCs leftover would be to upgrade an infantry to an artillery. Germany can match Russia by building a wall of cheap units but then it doesn’t have mobility for the absolute shit storm of America that’s landing 70 IPCs of guys every turn.
So still it just seems like a way overpowered Allies advantage. America doe snot declare IRL until Pearl Harbor occurs. So FEC and ANZAC being attacked should not trigger them entering the war, this is the buff that the Axis should get imo.
If Japan does not take care of the BB near Malaya then FEC becomes a real pain in the ass to where Japan would have invest more in the Pacific than on the Asian continent which can become quickly out of hand with the addition of 3-4 Chinese units a turn.
In reality I think any axis buff would have to involve Italy income being upgraded to at least 12-15IPC/turn to allow for the production 4-5 infantry/turn to protect Europe’s soft underbelly and work on the majority of the Atlantic wall in order for Germany to focus completely on Russia OR the other detail becomes in which US always enters the war at the end of its third turn and starts collecting its NOs (or of course unless attacked).