I am wondering how people handle France as Germany in the 1936 scenario? I played Hoi2 DD Arma before and I never had any problem with France. Darkest Hour seems much more difficult.
I defeat Poland no problem by the first week of September 1939.
I then redeploy my army to the West and start the invasion of Netherlands and Belgium. I successfully overrun these two countries but the problem starts when my armies reach the French border. It is impossible for me to break through. France goes on the offensive, I take heavy losses and I have to retreat. Then a WWI situation ensues and the border is totally static. Matters are made even worse when Republican Spain and Yugoslavia join the allies.
I am wondering what I am doing wrong.
How do you break through? What sort of army/airforce composition do you have on the eve of the invasion of France (May 1940)? What building strategies do you use? Do you build IC?
Thank you for your advice