Just my two cents:
Chuck is very good and he played the Soviet aggression. As Axis, I was very worried. But now, well into it, Axis is so darn tough early and a Soviet army is so weak that Germany can strike out in both directions very effectively. Also, Japan can be a huge thorn in the east for the Soviets. A Soviet player can do much harm to the cause of himself and allies by being too aggressive early. Soviets and allies must work together and then, like the real WW2, both must attack from two front and race to be the winner in the end game. France is just a speed bump. The longer it takes the better. Also, a Soviet player that's too aggressive starts the clock for war early and that gives Germany more time. Now, the Axis player must be careful... it's no cake walk. But from my perspective, I was once quite dim on my chances, but now I feel pretty good. Timing is key. Germany can be patient, but if the allies get Belgium it will be tough. Overall though, early Soviets aggression cripples the Allies and commies and brings two nooses. Germany must be aggressive, but the time for that aggression depends on the moves of the players. I see if anything that Axis has the advantage if anyone does.
< Message edited by ArmouredLion -- 10/8/2018 3:10:04 AM >