With the way the game does entire phases turn based, is there a way to request an alliance, create the alliance, request access from said ally, and be granted access all in the same month. I thought I remember being able to do this in F2F games, but since it has to resolve the whole diplomacy phase in one go, and I can't request access until someone is an ally, I don't see a way I can do this. Am I missing anything, or do I simply have to create the alliance in one month and request access in the next?
As far as i remember, i think 1.02 had a fix, where you dont need to request access, but your ally needs to check his allow access box.
Then its checked after each nations reinforcement phase if access is allowed and to who.
So its important for your new ally to check the box in his reinforcement phase, or the access wont get allowed before, request access, or his next reinforcement phase (with the box checked) happens.