Let's all be honest here, (and before I am accused of being an Axis fanboy), that the Victory Point conditions have been created by the Kremlin. I think a proper re-valuation by the dev team on the victory conditions would go a long way towards keeping the game fresh and competitive throughout the entire campaign.
Here's a proposal, and I'm just throwing this out there to get some debate going, but I think that there needs to be some outright important cities that Axis has to take in order to secure victory. As is this stands now with the araments situation, Leningrad and Moscow are almost after-thoughts when it comes to over-all strategy, yet these are extremely high-profile targets politically. I highly doubt that OKH would not have these cities on the radar...at least in '41.
What do you guys think? What about some sudden death, decisive victory conditions, such as if Leningrad, Moscow, Kursk, Kharkov, etc are controlled by Axis in '41, it's game over. Such as:
'41: Leningrad, Moscow, Kursk, Kharkov, Stalino -- Decisive Victory
'42: Same as above, and Stalingrad
'43-'45 is up for debate, just throwing out some ideas.
And if the above isn't met, the Axis lose.