Have you noticed Germany not capturing Belgium and Netherlands, or was this just on my game because of my diplomacy with them? It made it very easy for england to invade and destroy the germans through that region once germany over-extended and began to atrophy due to lack of goods. Also, Japan has about 30 days of 'advance' before they are pushed into the sea and become a third world country, i hear that is common?
As a further note, i would like to see paratroopers AT LEAST take as long as marines to train. or maybe two levels of paratrooper, like a cheaper weaker basic para (like slightly better infantry), and the better, longer to build version that is current--only longer to build.
Back to Turkey!
In June of 44 the brits invaded as above alluded to and began conquering the rhine in no time with help from the Belgians. NED troops appear to be used only as defenders, while the Belgium troops and brit troops appear to be making the advances. Once Frankfurt fell in April of 45, Italy got into the action, but did little to repel the NED troops past Frankfurt itself before running low on supplies... however, british, Belgian, or NED reserves are nowhere to be seen in the theater. A possible breakthrough could eliminated the pocket, but without a DoW on the two proxy nations, the beachhead will remain secure.
In 44/45 i saw a juicy opportunity to use my recently constructed glitch-paratrooper army to steam Romaina's vast russian gains my capping the capitol, unfortunately the bridge was captured by Germany and only my marines got through to the city, they failed, germany succeeded, and vast territory is theirs (soon englands). I am about to join the war in favor of the allies, through action against bulgaria first, to shore up my defenses and protect the capitol, and then push from my Romanian holdings into Germany, pending they survive the german onslaught (they are in three cut-off pockets, one cut off... I have a picture that i am not sure how to load...)
My war goals are to capture bulgaria and the rest of SE europe, then try to nab as much of Russia as i can after Berlin falls, assuming the german capitol moves, rather than everything go to England in a pinch. I'll scrap everything too heavily damaged and any fabs i dont want right away for the goods, then use the goods for electricity and more goods facilities. If Italy is still there by the time I have done this, I will turn my attention to them.
QUESTION: I noticed the AI germans send merchant fleets of units to Norway, including a few pioneers... the pioneers appeared capable of amphibious action FROM THE MERCHANT SHIP, is this correct? if so, i'll do my marines that way, with paras and artillery behind, rather than march through land (as that route is blocked by unfriendly nations. )
Yes, turkey, now gripped by iron dictatorship, has pseudo-stabilized its economy through oppressive taxation and inflated prices--and conquest of new peasants from Europe. (and donations from happy allies) Maybe someday we will rise to challenge the new superpowers... China, England, and USA. Only time will tell.
War has begun, i must leave to command my forces against the Bulgarian menace! the enemy fleet was sunk in our canal in the opening minutes of war, all part of the plan... muahahaha