This is not as important in 1944 because the Allies will have Mulberry supply (Level 2) in the invasion area. It's quite easy taking Cherbourg if you cut-off the peninsula. Rennes in a supply Source as well and not a fortified city. Remember that the Coastal cities are NOT fortresses, but rather fortified cities. The defense bonus is quite a bit less than fortresses.Carlos_Danger wrote:Supply: The first thing the landing has to do is get a port to get supply level 3. Landing in France in 1944 all the ports are forts and are sometimes hard to capture, landing in Northern Germany the only port, Wilhelmshaven, is not a fort! Seem like it might actual be easier to get supply in Northern German?by Vokt » 11 Nov 2017 11:30
Another downside of directly landing in Northern Germany is the supply issues that Allies have to undergo.
Overall, I still think landing in Northern Germany is a better place for a 1944 D-day?
The only true fortresses in the game are Sevastopol, Liege and the Maginot line. Liege is converted to a regular city in a fair weather turn when the Germans have paratroopers available.
In order to succeed with the invasion you need to prep the area you want to invade. E. g. Cherbourg can be bombarded every turn for some time to deplete the unit within. You can even shore bombard the unit there. If you use Strategic bombers on Cherbourg you can drop the instrinsic strength so low so the defenders can't repair if cut-off.
Paratroopers are very good at screening the invasion area so the Axis can't threaten the beachheads.