Well unlike me, you did have a plan.
After my current game I intend to replay the scenario as Paris. There is a lot to remember and it's surprising how quickly you might seem to run out of units.
It's not much fun when another country attacks you as it really messes with your plans. Next time I'm going to try to garrison a secure border to at least slow down any incursions...if only I can stop myself 'borrowing' every unit I can for the battles I want to fight.
I was up till 2am this morning too...
I wanted to start with a relatively powerful region so I'd have all the options available. Hopefully I'll get to grips with air power tomorrow night. I've just got an email from Gamestop telling me the full game has shipped. Can't wait to rule the waves as blighty!