Mirror games started:
Fafnir (Axis) vs. Marcinos1985 (Allies) 1-0
Marcinos1985 (Axis) vs. Fafnir (Allies).
Well, it went worse than I thought. Allies resigned in Nov 1940. Of course it was still somehow playable, but Axis did so damage to UK fleet and ground forces, that made me completely demoralized. Especially that some of these could be avoided.
France fell in April 1940, at least month too early because of 2 silly mistakes. In China Nanning, Changsha nad Chengchow were lost, with highest pressure against Sian.
I misplayed my fleet totally. Lost 2 LC's and a sub (!) to enemy planes quite early, and in last turn my sub hunting group has been ambushed by several axis capital ships, with 2 DD's down. One of carriers in the North got mauled badly, I don't know how he got such an odds with bad shape maritime bomber.
But you may cope with everything above. Unfortunately, in NA I outplayed my self. He generally abandoned it, leaving only some garrisons, so Tobruk and Benghazi were in UK hands quite quickly. But I overstretched, trying to get to Tripoli Asap, or at least bomb port to deny reinforcements. I actually succeded with port bombing, but he simply took Tunis in response. Then operated most of the Luftwaffe (which mauled Malta shortly before) near Tripoli and started bombing me, killing WDF in process and seriously harming UK HQ. A disaster hard to recover from, readiness and morale of my troops were all very low, supply never caught up during this rush. Maybe I should have stopped in Benghazi to refit and just wait, but against these planes and probably 2 tanks this would be "interesting".
I probably should have continued for educational purposes, to see how Russia would go. But I strongly believe that against such a strong player you have to do some damage to Axis, to make his job in USSR harder. Instead, he did damage to me.
Axis game is on and will last longer, more for edcuational purposes, because I already see writing on the wall. I expected what he was going to do, but I failed to prevent that completely. Shame.