So, being ever so new to this game (logged 200+ hours, so I'm still learning a lot) - I find myself asking a few questions regarding France's situation early game, and was hoping someone could clear up a few things for me.
- What is up with the lack of leaders? France didn't send 100s of divisions into battle w/ no leaders - so why do I have to? I suspect it is to make the game harder for French players, but I think just including a normal list and giving everyone the Old Guard tag would probably make up for it...
- Did the French historically have such a small force on the Maginot line? In the two games I have started, it always seems that the German AI can put just enough pressure to break the lines with very little effort (three infantry and an armor if I recall) if I don't reinforce it from its starting point. If that was true in RL, why didn't they just do that? If it isn't true, why does France start without enough to defend a line that historically they could?
- From the rumor mill on the forum, I'm lead to understand that France is severely underpowered to allow the German AI to have its cake and eat it too. Wouldn't it make more sense to return them to normal strength (which would allow a French player to use more accurate forces), and just code the French AI to make the same silly decisions they did IRL? Granted, I have no idea what they are - I'm just wondering.
I feel like some of these questions are probably answered on the forum as well, but I can't seem to find any threads that discuss the above points. I'm sure someone who's been around longer than I have can answer these, so I'd appreciate it.