Got the full game yesterday. After reading about a third of the manual, I jumped in.
Update 2, by the way.
The Michigan scenario has 3 countries: Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. As an Ohioian, I am disappointed this isnâ€™t a more involved scenario. I am especially disappointed that there arenâ€™t any nefarious Canadians.
This scenario is short, ending with a unification vote in May 2011. I decide to play it as a war game. I choose Monarchy as my government type which I think was the right choice. The WM was pleased and I didnâ€™t have to worry about my DAR.
My plan is simple: conquer Michigan and win the vote.
I expand a coal power station and build an oil well, otherwise I put all my energy into expanding my existing bases.
I mass infantry, artillery, tanks, ATs and especially AA. I also build interceptors, attack fighters and helios. Everything should be in place by Feb. 15, 2001.
On Feb. 1, 2001 I raise my DEFCON to 4 and deploy my reserves. The troops are massed along the Michigan border.
Ah! On Feb, 7, Michigan declares war! Good show! All hell breaks loose and as Iâ€™d hoped, the massed AA quickly eliminates Michiganâ€™s airforce.
Detroit falls with surprising ease. Michiganâ€™s main army is western Michigan and after a week of fighting I understand why: Indiana declares war on Michigan.