Playing PBEM as Axis vs. Harrybanana. Doing badly in August 1942 (stupidly tried Sealion when I shouldn't have).
The British and Americans landed in Normandy, but I had hopes of chasing them out.
So I DOWed Vichy Algeria and took Algiers via amphib.
According to the printed Manual, DE603 (Enticing Franco) should NOT have fired yet, because there were definitely Allied troops in France.
BUT, at the end of the turn after the one in which I took Algiers, I was offered the chance to invite Franco to join.
Of course I said yes, but I feel I may have benefited unfairly from a bug.
Is this WAD, or have the conditions for the DE been changed and the Manual is out of date?
If they have been changed, I think the ones in the Manual are more historically accurate. Franco was a wily survivor with his eye on the main chance.
If the Allies had landed in France and looked to have a credible chance to beat the Germans, Franco would not have joined the Axis, IMO.
Anyone else seen this?