From: Salinas, CA
Thanks for the observations, some valuable things posted. :)
Thanks, just trying to help make this a better game so I can enjoy it more as well as others. I find the 1939 senario to be a bad starting point in both games, SWiE and ToF. As a human trying to reach the 1941 start level is just too difficult, especially for Germany and the Axis. I started the 1941 scenario as Switzerland last night and watched the AI's play with FoW on, so actually couldn't see them play but could run through the game quickly. I just turn off FoW once in a while to see how things look for all countries.
The 1941 research levels are really good, better than I can achieve on normal. At the end I opened up the autosave and looked at all countries as human. I found that Germany had a 5 level of reasearch in all 5 categories and every Axis ally had achieved level 4 in all 5 categories. All major country AI's had a level 5 for all categories at the end. I finally figured out that there must be some kind of help events that either give AI's lightbulbs every so often or events that just award these countries new levels at predetermined times. No way the Axis minors could generate enough PP's to buy the lightbulbs in the time frame of the game to achieve those levels. Gives me research envy.
I liked the way you did that Crete event for Time of Fury. Maybe some event for Norway for a human German player to select that costs PP's but gives the human Norway with garrisons, depleted of course. Actually would be good for the German AI since it never garrisons Norway until the Allies land at Narvik.