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Finicky Finns - 5/19/2017 3:50:45 PM   
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In my first outing with the Allies against the V1.03 AI at default settings, the British-French intervention in Finland was successful. The Finns showed as 10% pro Wallies in the diplomatic screen. They stayed there after the fall of France, and also through Barbarossa- in spite of the Germs taking the trigger towns of Pskow, Ostrov, and Polotsk.

The Soviets held Leningrad and Novograd and winter arrived. It seemed like a perfect time to redeploy most of the extra units guarding the border hexes. The Soviet Baltic Fleet was ordered to stop raiding the Swedish convoy route and return to port, and carelessly ended their turn adjacent to neutral Helsinki. The Finns became outraged and immediately declared war on the USSR- nice touch!
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RE: Finicky Finns - 5/19/2017 6:08:39 PM   
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I am in a similar position i a game against the AI, thanks for the tip! Incidentally, your typo made me belly-laugh, the Allies will now forever be known as the "Wallies" :)

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RE: Finicky Finns - 5/19/2017 7:50:18 PM   
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Thank you, but I can't take credit for the abbreviation for Western Allies. It does point out an important distinction here, particularly for the Finns- and the subtlety came as some surprise for me.

It is a pleasant surprise SC is loaded with these kind of subtleties, even when it's an unpleasant surprise...


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RE: Finicky Finns - 5/25/2017 11:46:24 AM   
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Yes, that is a nice design nuance. Historically plausible too IMO. After the Finns were attacked by the SU in the Winter War, I would think they were looking for anything resembling an opportune moment to get a bit of their own back. Wallies be damned, they'd throw in the Axis if it looked like a chance to hit back at the Bolshies.

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