From: Adelaide, Australia
Once you've got the hang of the opening moves, Paris should always fall against the AI. Indeed, against a skilled CP player in an MP game, it is a real challenge to stop this as the Entente. It can be done (I've done it 4/4 times so far), but it's a close run thing, and not guaranteed.
I say this because I just learned a harsh lesson in one of my current games (the first one I am likely to lose, against Naskra), is NEVER leave even a small hole in your eastern line as the French - a good player will ruthlessly exploit it! I moved a southern Inf to plug a gap closer to Paris, and it's been bad news ever since! He hasn't taken Paris yet, but he's moving to do a grand encirclement around the south - time will tell...
Following on from this point, does anyone have a strong opinion about the relative merits of either: (i) retreating the Belgian armoured car south and moving the Belgian Inf to Antwerp (abandoning Brussels without a fight), or (ii) moving the armoured car to Antwerp and sacrificing the Belgian Inf to hold the Germans back a little? I can see pros and cons to either strategy.
< Message edited by Amaranthus -- 12/31/2012 3:35:29 AM >