I was wondering what would be the best settings for me to start my first grand campaign aginst the AI with? I have played a few scenarios, and have got a grip on most of the main concepts, though air warfare is still a bit of a work in progress, I haven't used HQ build-ups, and a few other things. Are there any self-imposed limititaions I should be thinking about?
What about blizzard - I see there is a reduced blizzard option. Is this because the original blizzard rules are somehow flawed or overpowered, or is it more to do with player v player etc? Is normal difficulty a good idea, or do i want to go one level up? What about Soviet combat bonus - is it better for the AI to have +1 attack or +1 defence? Should I tweak the level modfiers to help out the AI in any way?
In addition, I see there are a number of different GC campaign scenarios - normal, alt CVs, altvc260, bitter end, sudden death. Which of these gives the better experience?
Any advice would be much appreciated!