The Axis Powers (German: Achsenmächte, Italian: Potenze dell'Asse, Japanese: 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), was the alliance of imperialist nations that fought in the Second World War against the Allied forces. The alliance began in 1936 when Germany signed treaties with Italy and Japan. The "Rome–Berlin Axis" became a military alliance in 1939 under the Pact of Steel, with the Tripartite Pact of 1940 leading to the integration of the military aims of Germany and its two treaty-bound allies. At their zenith during World War II, the Axis powers presided over empires that occupied large parts of Europe, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and islands of the Pacific Ocean.
The war ended in 1945 with the defeat of the Axis powers and the dissolution of the alliance.
In the game they are often appear as enemies but on the last missions they are your allies.
Notable Member CountriesEdit
- Germany: Though expensive to build, Germany's units are much more effective than those of other factions, with the exception of aerial units. Their artillery is also very accurate, but have shorter range as a result. Germany has many researchable and powerful units but they are quite expensive so tactics must be used to prevent the destruction of units. Germany is a suitable counter to the U.S. because of their massive and powerful units.
- Italy: Italian units are weak, but cheap to build, take almost no time to construct, and are much faster than equivalent units from opposing factions. The Italian war machine relies almost completely on maneuverability and superior numbers whilst in combat. Italy (having the strongest air defense) is the counter to the UK. They have 2 ultra heavy AA/AT units, a light AA unit, and a super AA unit. These guns will tear the British airforce to bits. Similarly, their many tanks can survive constant attacks by British fighter-bombers. It is probably sensible to use these units in groups or they will probably get picked of by the enemy.
- Japan: They have very good air units similar to the British. Likewise, their tanks typically lack armor but make up for it with higher firepower and speed, similar to Italy. Japan also has a variety of Infantry. Japan is a wild card, they can pretty much take on any nation, but they can in turn be beaten by any nation.