Undine (Allies) defeats Deltium (Axis +10; 2 tanks in africa) in round 9 in a PBEM game.
The Axis were focused heavily on Russia right from the start. This was also reflected in heavy infantry buys, and then a well timed tank buy by Germany. Japan also did its part with 3 IC built all in reach of Persia within 1 turn with the help of transports. This resulted in a dedicated and heavy push for Russia very early on. At the end of round 5 Germany and Japan combined had 82 units in reach of Caucasus, and Russia had no other option than to retreat to Moscow. At the same time this dedication also meant that Allies could stack WE for a few turns and retake africa early. Germany had a strong army next to Moscow, but long supply lanes and pressure from UK and USA prevented Germany from increasing their army much more, and Japan still needed a few more turns to reach critical mass. In this situation Russia got lucky, and shot down both Axis bombers after only 3 successful bombing runs. With infantry production from Russia and Allied plane support, Moscow had just enough to withstand the Axis armies. Upon the Allied capture of Southern Europe, Axis offered their surrender.
Thanks for a great game Deltium!