bayder (Allies) defeats QuarterMaster (Axis +9) in round 9 in a game played 2/3 pbem and 1/3 online. Axis built up two fleets early...one in Baltic, one in Med. This hampered the Allies early movement, but they soon built up enough fleet and air to crush both. That left Germany weak on the ground, while Russian had grown powerful and pushed to EEur. Japan tried to get going, but Russia was too strong and was able to hold them off. The Axis also suffered from poor luck in the early going, which compounded their problems. Thanks to QM for the fast and fun game!