Interesting Change to Germany Strategy

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I've just found a potential new trick for the Germany strategy involving an early invasion of Belgium!

In 1936, Belgium leaves the Allies, but is still guaranteed by France. For some reason, I thought I'd try declaring on Belgium, and I found that France would not intervene in '36, which meant I have enough time to force the AI to give me an offer, handing over Hasselt, Mons, Namur, Liege and Hasselt. This will make the '39 war harder as I'll be defending a wider frontage against France, but the extra IC and Manpower from a puppet Walloonia and an easier time finishing the Belgians, who have lost most of their IC, should be worth it - not to mention an easier time for the Panzers who now won't have to push through the Liege forts!

I'll update on how it's gone in due course! Save attached below. Note I've made a few edits to the scenario rules, mostly around giving more tech team slots so the Majors can get their research completed.
 

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I was actually thinking of doing this myself. Would you do it again? Or was it not worth it?
It meant I finished the UK before 1940 was over, but I haven't been able to reproduce the lack of a DoW from the French - it might be something to do with the size of the army on the border.
 
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I knew about this but never tried it due to how insane the AI gets when you DOW outside of the game's timeframe.
 

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I've just found a potential new trick for the Germany strategy involving an early invasion of Belgium!

In 1936, Belgium leaves the Allies, but is still guaranteed by France. For some reason, I thought I'd try declaring on Belgium, and I found that France would not intervene in '36, which meant I have enough time to force the AI to give me an offer, handing over Hasselt, Mons, Namur, Liege and Hasselt. This will make the '39 war harder as I'll be defending a wider frontage against France, but the extra IC and Manpower from a puppet Walloonia and an easier time finishing the Belgians, who have lost most of their IC, should be worth it - not to mention an easier time for the Panzers who now won't have to push through the Liege forts!

I'll update on how it's gone in due course! Save attached below. Note I've made a few edits to the scenario rules, mostly around giving more tech team slots so the Majors can get their research completed.
Just came across this in the forums , that's actually good info you put right there , i am belgian and I don't know why I'm happy reading this
 
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