Here at Virginia Tech we’ve got a neat little house rule that we just love.
Here is a Russian strategy that has proven so devastating to the Axis powers that it has forced my A&A buddies and I to a dopt a permanent “no Russian first attack” rule to compensate. Conventional wisdom has the Russians attacking eastern Europe on their first move.
Russia is given the advantage of going first and having the ability to do too much damage to Germany. What is the worst case scenario? I believe it is a move Germany can not immediately counter. A Russian capture of Finland-Norway is such a move and when combined with the destruction of the German Fleet in the Baltic, this would leave the territory and its surviving Russian tanks in relative safety.