From: Oxford, United Kingdom
Has anyone seen Uber Diplomacy in reverse? In other words the game proceeds as usual with no Allied uber diplomacy. Then after the Axis conquer France the Germans and Italians immediately purchase the maximum chits in the USSR. Even if the UK counters with 1 chit a turn (which at 150 MPPS a pop is a big investment at that point of the game) the Axis will get an average of 1.5 hits within the first 5 turns. Thereafter they will average a hit every Axis 7 turns. So has anyone done the math to determine if, on average, the Axis can keep Russia out of the War until the late spring (April or May) of 42? I would try this in a future game; but I'm pretty sure I would get below average luck.
Yes, I've got something like this happening in one of my games, I'm the allies and my axis opponent did a late 1940 Sealion (preceded by heavy air attacks), and has invested both Germany and Italy heavily into both diplo and tech. I've seen Axis diplo hits against Spain, USA AND USSR and it's still only early 1941... The British are very short of MPPs due to Sea Lion (and defending against Axis activity in North Africa), so have not had much available for countering diplomatic action by the Axis (nor much for tech after Sea Lion was apparent). On the plus side the Royal Navy has sunk both German starting Battlecruisers and two Heavy Cruisers, despite Germany having teched-up naval. He also seems to have sent the majority of the Regia Marina into the Atlantic to bolster what's left of the German fleet, though.