In my last game I was surprised to see I got a Axis Decisive Victory even though the Allies actually won.
This is my second full game, the first I won on normal, if I had continued that game I would have taken the whole world, but I just don't feel like it really counts unless you're at least playing challenging against the AI.
Anyway everything was going almost perfect as Germany(the computer was playing Japan), after taking France Italy joined right away and my European allies also joined in the Summer of 1940, I secured the Med almost right after Italy joined except one huge mistake I made was not taking Gibratar, but I got overconfident thinking the AI wouldn't do much anyway, got England in the Fall,40 turn and the Soviet war readiness was still only at 27. When it got to 33 I thought I better invade now but I only had about 40+ supplies due to all the repaires in England and France. After invading and not getting very far I still wasn't to worried since in the last game the Russians never really counterattacked. Well to make a long story short after thinking I was on my way to world domination(playing with no av and no end date) the russians counterattacked pushing me back into Western Poland, the allies took the med and took Italy by 1945, Germany surrenders Fall 1945, I have to admit I was surprised. I watched the Japanese and the WA AI battle it out along with the Soviets. Japan surrenders Winter,47 and I was expecting a Allied marginal victory but it was a Axis Decisive Victory, after reading the victory conditions in the manual I saw that if the axis don't surrender by the Fall,46 turn it is considered a Axis victory. I still don't consider that a victory though, regardless if they surrender in 47 or 1990 it still should be a Allied marginal victory, if I'm not mistaken thats the way it was in the first game. Is this game a little more unbalanced, in favor of the allies? If thats the case I understand but I still don't consider this a victory. Just my opinion.