ORIGINAL: James Taylor
I have tried to bring Yugoslavia into the Axis realm, without success. Putting all of Germany's chits and Italians after they join, only gets me to perhaps 70% and then they join the Allies with "the event".
So, no use, save your diplomacy for Spain and Turkey, Sweden too.
I would like to see a possibility of "the event" being overcome by a certain % of Axis leaning, maybe variable per game, so that the Axis player could be enticed to invest in diplomacy to get Yugo to join. It would of course be a dubious use of MPPs.
Historically they were leaning toward the Axis. They actually joined the Axis for a few days Which would mean that they were at 100% in game terms.
So I do not see how a lower percentage should make a difference if the event fires or not.
I would say that it would matter more in how many chits were invested by both sides. So it would be more of an unknown by both sides. If the Axis have X more than the Allies at the time of the event firing then it does not happen.
Since joining the Axis and the coup were so close, you could use something like this.
- Yugo joins the Axis (like historical)
- If the Axis have X more chits invested than the Allies, Yugo stays Axis
- Otherwise it flips to Allied control
This would represent the Axis having to put more MMPs in than they historically did.
Another way would be just to have another event occur. If Germany invests X MMP over Y turns, then the other event will not fire.
Just some ideas
Yes, that would make sense... like "If you invest x chits in Yugoslavia", they'll join.
But that is not possible in the current editor (or at least, I don't see how, I do not claim to be an editor-expert at all).
But the way things are now, diplomacy on them is useless :(
And diplomacy as a whole is too unpredictable to my taste.
In my first game, Spain joined in 1941, so I could take Gibraltar and Portugal with them, which provided a truckload of MPPs!
In my current game, my diplomacy chits are stuck in Spain: 3 for Germany, 3 for Italy and they still haven't joined me in December 1941. I didn't even declare war on Vichy or anything.
In my first game, Turkey joined in 1943, which gave a nice MPP boost too.
In my current game, I can't convince Turkey, cause all my chits are in Spain :(
In my first game, I invaded Sweden before I took on Russia.
In my current game, I don't have the MPPs to do this: it takes about 500 MPP to get your troops in and out of Sweden. You earn this back over time, but I simply don't have the 500 MPP to spare in this second game :(