ORIGINAL: Grapeshot Bob
How is the AI? Is it anywhere near normally functioning?
Well, with the last official version, my Austria and another human's Prussia vs. the rest of the world as hard AI -- by the time the game was over, we never lost a major battle, lost no wars, controlled every single minor with the possible exceptions of Corfu and Malta (can't recall if we bothered), had reduced all AIs except Russia to just their capital (and the Russian exception was simply an artifact of the 18-mo minimum timeout combined with size; the *Syrian* military alone was larger than Russia's by the time the game was over), and had by far the most powerful fleets (!). Russia's troops never left her borders except to venture barely into Finland and much of their army starved to death, Turkey's army always starved to death (and never even took Egypt, or any other minor for that matter), Britain failed to invade France even while we left Britain untouched for a long time while gobbling up the rest of the Continent, France never posed a threat after the first war...