From: US Midwest
Thanks for chiming in Bill.
I just have trouble understanding why the effect is so dramatic. In my Game against BPIN, the Allies seem to have everything going their way, except that upon arriving in France, they are permanently stalled. Not only can I not advance against a thin line of corps, I can't even clear the cut off garrisons in Normandy behind me. I have a massive amount of force, but it is ineffective against the German units. When searching for the reason why, I noticed that Germany is at over 120% national morale, even though they have hardly advanced in Russia in year, and the US is under 90%(I'm not sure how). There does not appear to be any way to remedy this situation. Since I can't hurt the German units, I can't get unit kills or advance, and hence have no way to improve my morale. So, the situation was terminal.
A similar thing happened in Russia, where I launched a massive counter attack against a very weak part of his line, but could make no progress at all. Many tanks, shock armies, and mechanized infantry were no match for his garrisons and corps. And before anyone asks, yes, they were supported my multiple HQ's, to no avail.
It just seems like once you are down on national morale, is game is effectively over. No matter how good your tactics, no matter how complete the surprise, your offensive shatters against the flimsiest of defenses.
Anyway, hopefully I will recover my own morale and play again, but I need a break.
Lock up your wife and children now,
It's time to wield the blade..