I am not a micro-manager and the idea of AI control really makes this game for me. But I'm having a tough time getting the AI to behave sensibly. How do I make this work?
I did my normal build-up as Germany by just flipping on AI control at the theatre level and adjusting things as I get closer to war. Things go fine through the conquest of Poland, but once I shift my forces around for attacking Scandinavia and the west, the AI cannot seem to keep divisions/corps within command range of their commander. How do I detach an army from the eastern theatre and assign it to an army group in the west and have all the relevant pieces actually move across the country and line up in the front?
The second instance that really confused me was that I let the AI (at army level) take Denmark. Things went great and Denmark fell in a week or so. I then set objectives in Malmo and Goteborg in Sweden and declared war with the intent of installing a puppet. A couple divisions attacked across the straight, but the army HQs, corps HQs and the majority of the divisions did a strategic deployment to the French border! That seems completely wrong.
Am I just doing it wrong? What level should I be setting these objectives? I suppose it kind of makes sense to me that I should have one entity on AI level per logical front (ie an army group in charge of the French border and a separate army group in charge of the low countries), but then how do I setup more local objectives and axis of attacks? Do I really have to position each division myself? That seems broken.