I'm currently in an Iron Man game as Allies.
I had a problem with the AI which kept attacking Perth. Well, that has stopped, but now it doesn't react to anything I do anymore. I've takeng Guadalcanal without hassle, then the Rossel Island (to cut off Port Moresby) and finally Nauru Island. All without any opposition.
I then loaded as Japan and close to all the Japanese assets are sitting in Tokyo :(. While I have all my carriers + one Essex, they still have more CVs + better pilots (my navy replacements are ~30xp while he gets 55 + all his CVs have air groups in the 85-90 xp Range).
So the first question would be: is this a known problem and is there something I can do about it? I don't want to waste my three weeks work on this game.
The second question: what whould be the best scenario / side selection when playing against the AI? I've read that the Ironman Scenario is rather bad AI wise.
First, two things.
One, with Ironman, set your difficulty to at least HARD for 2 - 3 days/month. This helps the AI recover. Per Andy Mac.
Two, whenever I see the AI doing something a little "off" like attack a place piecemeal stupidly, I run a few turns head-to-head and steer it away from that. Put my attacks on hold, move the AI units around a little, fix a few things for it, and then go back to normal mode.
The game is incredibly complicated. To think that an AI will be able to keep up for +1000 turns is ludicrous. BUT, give it a little help every now and anon and it provides great entertainment, particularly the Ironman scenarios.
Finally, as already advised, be sure you are playing the latest update on the Ironman scenario. The new AI files are just fine. I only play as IJ (like Grafin, so I can't comment on the IJ AI), but the allied AI files are just fine. From our side the allied pilots, ~7500 of them each month, are coming in at 65 exp and skill. And don't even mention those cruise missile armed Dorniers ... they never miss and they must have 10,000kb bombs loaded!
< Message edited by PaxMondo -- 10/6/2012 2:26:05 PM >