I dont see how that is an argument? Without house rules the game is unbalanced.
I believe there are two concerns here:
1) One is the early invasion of the USSR by the Axis side which hopefully Bill's message just above has addressed, e.g. that changes have been made to ideally make this a bit of a riskier proposal.
2) The idea that campaigns that start in 1942 or 1943 are one sided, perhaps favouring one side over the other.
As manickennel mentioned, the rounds are mirrored, so each round will have two games of the same campaign, where one player will play as the Axis side, and the other as the Allied side, and then vice versa.
There is a scoring system in place relative to the victory conditions for each campaign, and since each game is mirrored, it does at least become for these campaigns, more than just winning and losing, but indeed how you win or lose.
For example, the round scoring will be your combined score from each game. This just means that while you may lose the 1943 campaign as the Axis, if you limit your opponent to let's say a Minor victory, but in the other game where you play as the Axis are able to achieve a Major victory, then you will end up with a combined score greater than your opponent for that round and so on.
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The tournament will start with the 1943 campaign, followed by the 1942, and finish with the 1939 grand campaign.
Hope this helps,
< Message edited by Hubert Cater -- 1/21/2021 4:53:37 PM >