"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
My sister got this for me for Christmas. Stoked to have my first war game, but is this a good gateway war game?
A valid inquiry.
You might try posting the question here, at the game's BGG page:
Axis & Allies 1941
Even better, try posting the question in the BGG Wargame Forum, which can be accessed from the BGG front page.