From: Southern California
I wouldn't say the French army was neutered, they lost maybe two corps equivalents. But...it really wasn't all that necessary, either. A good German player could knock out the French even reinforced with colonials quickly enough. This ends up helping novice Germans, I guess. I don't think it breaks the game so I won't cry about it. The Axis just lost their free Yugoslavia, after all, so...
Nicely done, and now you have mastered this part of the game. Some allied players may choose to send a strong BEF, but that won't change the result, merely delay it a month and half or so.
The weather matters less here than you'd think, btw, since most of your new construction only begins to arrive in April anyways and won't be fully in place before May. It does help the Germans knock off Belgium in one turn. (Which should happen in just about every game. Highly unlikely you won't get at least one early clear turn before May.)
It's hard to go deep into France with only the two panzers you start with.
< Message edited by Flaviusx -- 8/2/2020 10:43:09 AM >
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