Banfus (Allies +15) defeats Handsome (Axis) in round 18, and gives Handsome a good lession in balanced Allied play.
Allies defended Africa heavily, and Germany/Italy used to much resources trying to secure a high income for a long game. This lead to a very strong Russia. Even though both Germany (round 5) and Italy (round 9) was able to conquer Karelia, Axis could not hold it, and Moscow was never realy threatened.
Japan was able to capture both Australia/India round 2, but due to bad leadership, decides to focus to much on an Allied threat in the Pacific. An golden opportunity to put early stress on Russia with a factory in India is missed. Banfus manages to keep the pressure on Japan in the Pacific, and the Japanese pressure on Moscow comes to late.
Germany, manages to scramble enough forces to destroy the main Russian Army in East Poland in round 15, so Japan can conquer Moscow in round 16. However, the Japanese rush to support Berlin comes to late, as the cost of the attack in East Poland has weakened the European defences in the west and south to much.
The best player won, and great thanks to Banfus for a good game.ToC5_Banfus_vs_Handsome_UK#18.tsvg