From: expatriate german
greetings, well, i think the computer opponent taken in account, as someone make point very well, taken in account all variables of such a game, all facets is not that bad as seems, in 1805 it is austerlitz, most french troops are around ulm, northern italy fighting and maneouvering against austria and russia superior and combined armies, in the game is a fact of deccision for the player that plays france, but for france, given the victory point system is crucial to gain regions and increase the victory point income, that needed much troops trough austria and possibly prussia, in adding, this is not the first time that a play of empires in arms the english chanel is the key to victory, for both england and france, but it is more difficult to invade england as england have not to worry about spain prussia and austria, as the french player indeed must or should worry if not want to go to the fiasco zone on the victory, and standard is not enough for victory most of the plays in this game for france, historically is when all european nations pact against france when france is defeated, leipzig 1813 onwards, but the fact is that such a alliance with human players can arise from the first turn, not in 1813, or i am missing something?, well, do you think that a computer opponent can arise victorious if human players under control of england prussia austria and russia pact against france in 1805?, for sure even a experienced and high-dexterity player, playing france in such a game or play will be defeated, as a colateral note i can say that this style of coalitions is not a "feature" of this game alone, it happens now and then at a common pace in all games about diplomacy, most players of empires in arms know that france if not "reduced" will win most of the games played, that arise a interesting question and concern, about two at start setup different, one if it is historical france against europe or instead a free for all and france will be free of all this pressure, maybe with at hand rules comes to mind some short of "house rules" about fixed at start alliances for a fast fix, main factions being england and france and onwards each of them select out one allied of available players and so the "all against france" problem is solved as there will have two capable of wining sides from start,
it is my oppinion, thanks for take the time to read out all this,
with best regards,
Murat30, much as I hate to say it, this is nearly unreadable. There is exactly one "." and that is after alarick. To top it off, youre english is a tad hard to read in the first place - no offense please, Im obviously not native english either. I value your opinion, we have both been around here for a while waiting for this one. This time, I gave up on your input, which is a shame.