Yes, I would also agree that a rd 3 lurch is too early for Germany.
In this game, EEU was stacked so well that it was unfeasible for Russia to attack it ever. This was also a good strat becuase the tanks just sat there for defense until they were needed in Karelia or WEU, and more and more inf just kept piling up there.
The 4 German inf bid in Libya also made things difficult for the allies. UK could have used its bomber against German ships but it was too preoccupied with liberating Africa.
I’m up and running on the zone now with XP. I have DirectX 8.1 which is needed, 9.0 doesn’t work. It seems to be impossible to uninstall unless your some type of tech computer nerd. I definately could not figure it out, which is why I wound up clean reinstalling XP. That puts DirectX 8.1 back. I used Microsoft tech support and the only other way of uninstalling is to use the system restore function back to the point that you installed DirectX 9.0.
For the Zone you also want to delete the file in ONLY the Axis and Allies Folder dplayx.dll. I guess the theory behind that is the dplayx.dll file will default to your windows version of the file which is then compatable.
Lastly, no router with firewall. I have to unplug the ethernet plug from the router and plug directly into the modem and reconnect before playing. Which is a pain but, once you get the system down, the only problem is remembering to put it back when your done. It’s well worth it to play on the zone. I’ve learned so much already getting my butt kicked.
Hope this helps, it’s about all I know about the subject.
P.S. Side effect of reinstalling Windows XP…… Flickering sreen in the Axis and Allies CD only Multiplayer or not. Good Luck!
After playing both versions, by far the Iron Blitz version is much much better, if not for the simple fact you can basically setup the game in any manner you wish. Just having the marines changes the way you do things in the game, the way you think thing through and whatnot. Plus as a bonus the AI isn’t completely horrid, it still is dumb and can be destroyed rather quickly but isn’t as bad as in just plain A&A.
"I downloaded A&A Iron Blitz from The underdogs.org and I think its an awesome game. "
I find a major contradiction here. The package is put together soo poorly that it is not even played on the zone, or ever was (cept for the first 2 weeks it ever was spammed).
If you are serious about wanting to play on the zone, you are in for a very big surprise. The bugs that show up in online play in every phase dwarf anything you’ve seen while playing the AI offline. And this is an understatement!