From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Do not underestimate the AI!
In tandem to the game I’m slowly writing up, I’ve had another one on the go against an AI+. I have just surrendered. After 4 years of struggle my front line has been broken into 2 and enemy armour is roaming my rear areas. To save needless loss of life the white flag was raised. I just couldn’t see a way to victory. However, and this is why it is so hard to take:
In the 4 years of the game I had inflicted losses in the following ratios:
Air units 2:1
Of 2 capitals and 10 cities, I controlled 8 cities and my own capital. I controlled the bulk of the map in territory terms, but the numbers the AI could put in the field were simply overwhelming, the production advantages just ramp up and up! A warning to any player – AI+ is hard, and the rushes just keep coming… (Also, I hear there is an AI++ setting?? How, why, what?)
This is what makes ATG so compelling and fun - you can and will lose...but the eventual victory all the sweeter for it!
And still you lost, clearly you suck.
Just kidding. Totally agree with you, AI+ can be a serious challenge. I sometimes play against AI+ and have to fight over each and every hex, it's a *&@%$@@ damn slugfest. A serious challenge even for seasoned players. Once or twice I played against AI++.... now that was fun, after barely having researched Light Tanks II the AI shows up with Heavy Tanks II LOL it was brutal.