From: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Well I decided to ignore North Africa - first campaign on Normal, I manage to take all of Russia by 43, most of the oil fields by 44, didn't know where US/UK were going to attack so I had a battle line setup from germany to italy - sure enough Normandy not Italy though.
I kept producing tanks pretty much the entire game, the air war seems quite limited or useless except against tanks, one or two stukas I had were used against the russian tanks groups before pincer moving on them.
I finished the campaign with the Axis as victors, russia had the highest individual score, Germany second. I didn't have a single naval combat, few subs struck here and there - I flew countless missions against naval targets - no damage really.
I didn't manage to take norway, couldn't figure out how to land or transport the units.
Hi. What's your conclusion regarding this game?
For me it was rather to quick - kind of pushy, forcing a player vs the AI to "follow the war" example attacking norway, low countries, france, help Italy in Africa...russia.
I'd like to see the game slowed down a tab, maybe double the turns - 70 just seems so fast, maybe boost it to 140 to give players time to make some moves, the AI is completely terrible - I didn't set foot in russia until 43 and simply smacked it back to edge of the map with no airpower. It only had one fighter plane on the map, as I only had two fighters and one dive bomber. Later I bought a few trying to sink the allied ships trying to land in Normandy, however some reason no damage was done after countless air attacks.
For $15 I can see why it was such a steal, not BAD in any sense, but the AI needs a ton of work, and gameplay.
As for the Shipping - Doomtrader - I bought AIP points to transport 1 Armored Corps and 2 Infantry to Norway - Had them loaded on the ships - it simply doesn't give me a place to send them - either out to sea to be bombed by UK or send them over to Danzig - no choice to land in sweden (who was pro Axis at the time) or norway.
They were assault landing or whatever, I tried normal transport as well.
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