Gonz (Axis+9) wins versus Tulkas (Allies). The bid went to UKR, WR and LIB. Allies control Africa by round 3. In round 4 Germans leaves opportunity for US to carry out a very successful attack on SEU – But Axis respond with golden dice in the Japanese air strike against US fleet in round 5. The good Axis dice in that battle probably leveled the weak Germany play. Germany was able to ride off several Allied landings the following rounds. Both Japan and Russia were building troops. Japan a little faster as the game was without Pacific action. Over several rounds we had a lot of Allied troops in Persia and about the same Axis numbers in India. After the game Tulkas suggested that an earlier Russian offensive towards Berlin would have turned the game in favor of the Allied - which might be the case. The game ended with 9 victory cities for Axis after US 15. Many details in a great game – I will post file so you can look if you like.
Thanks to Tulkas for a pleasant, funny and fast played game. Best Gonz.