Axis France-Vichy strategy

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makiskrassas
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Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by makiskrassas » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:20 pm

As an Axis player is it a good strategy to accept France armistice and in 1-2 turns attack Vichy France and conquer all France?

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by BattlevonWar » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:31 am

I have seen a couple strategies with this. I am not sure how the scripts or situations have changed since the latest patches although it seemed it depended on the situation what the Axis should do with Vichy and what you're willing to risk :!: (P.S. and overextended Allied Player may give you strategic options and make any such strategy lucrative, aside being predictable is always bad)

I would try a Vichy Back Stab in Hotseat a few times. I would just play out a Denial of the surrender and all out take down of France in real time and see how the game develops and enjoy it.

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by makiskrassas » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:57 am

Thanks, the second question is if I do the above and capture Casablanca, Oran, Algiers,
Tunis before USA enters war, will Spain join the Axis?

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by GogTheMild » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:24 pm

Yes. :-)
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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by rominet » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:36 pm

GogTheMild wrote:Yes. :-)
Are you sure?

In the manual, it is explicitely written Spain will join Axis if French armistice offer is rejected ... and so on.

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by GogTheMild » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:40 pm

OK. No, I'm not sure :oops: . Not that I believe the manual. Perhaps someone could hotseat it.
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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by BattlevonWar » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:13 am

Hotseat, that question :twisted: It's always better to be absolutely sure the new versions haven't changed an item or two. I do believe the capture of N.Africa Key Cities does the job... I think

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by fangotango » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:51 am

Hotseat done. If the Armistice is accepted, then there is no option to activate Spain by a subsequent Axis DOW against Vichy and conquest of French North Africa. The Armistice must be rejected to give a chance at activating Spain as an Axis ally.

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Re: Axis France-Vichy strategy

Post by GogTheMild » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:56 pm

Ah. Thank you. So the answer to the original question is "no".
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