Ah, okay good to know. I was thinking I must have played extremely poorly because the Soviets still have so many units left. It's early June 1942 and I've destroyed 88 Soviet land/air units (most of them at supply level less than 5 for a "full kill") and they still have large armies opposing me on three fronts. I thought damn I would totally lose against a human player. Ditto for China, I've destroyed 70 Chinese units and they are basically wiped out at this point but there's no way I think a human player would have surely beaten me if they had that many units
Yeah, I destroyed some 110 Soviet units the first time I played, if I recall correctly, by early 1943; and I got stuck at the three main objective cities of Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad. I just quit in frustration.
Did you get past those 3 cities? And when did you start Barbarossa?
I think 'scorched earth' could be a little stronger as a buff for the Soviets...but the rest I think is fine imo.
You are a veteran though. Most new players will start at Intermediate and vs. the AI; and I can guarantee that the vast majority will feel the free AI units to be overwhelming and maddening. (There are more threads to this effect on the Steam forums - which, unlike this forum, is more populated by newer players.)
Well, I can consistently beat the USSR, but the only way I can defeat China is by taking their western cities out with Germany. Last game I tried going 'all in' from the get-go on China, including massive airpower and throwing everything into it just to see what it takes, and still can't quite get there until it 1944 and everything else has fallen apart. I would like to hear if anyone else has done it.
Do you have room to focus on China as Japan that late?
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