France


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I hold out every game with France.  And I roll over Germany with tankettes by round 5!



  • France get annihilated in every game the only useful thing they have is 2 or 3 boats and a fighter after Paris falls which happens at the begining of every game.



  • I agree that France is always gone G1. But they’re not nothing–the Cruiser/DD in the Med draw Italians, and they have holdings in Africa that require Italian action.

    So more of an annoyance. The one change I’d like to see is the addition of an Inf. and/or DD in French Indo-China.


  • Customizer

    @techroll42:

    So more of an annoyance. The one change I’d like to see is the addition of an Inf. and/or DD in French Indo-China.

    I agree with you there.  I have always thought there should at least be a couple of infantry on French Indo-China.  After the 3 main French territories in Europe, FIC is France’s most valuable territory.

    I asked about that once and was told that the French presence in French Indo-China in 1940 was very small, so much so that it didn’t really deserve even a single infantry piece.  Since in this game, at this scale, a single infantry piece represents an entire division if not more, I guess I can understand that.



  • There are no French units in FIC because there is no France in just the Pacific 1940 game.

    Kim



  • I my last game as allied, we did not lose Paris in G1. In UK1 we stacked with everything we could and after a few mighty battles for Paris we lost it to Germany in G5. It can be done 😄


  • Customizer

    One time we played a sort of alternative history game where France was actually part of the Axis with Germany and Italy.  It was neat to see France actually being a part of the game for a long time and actually buying units and working strategy.



  • That sounds interesting. I’ve been trying to come up with some Vichy France rules…



  • I have seen only 1 game in which France edured past the first round. By the end of Round 1 France had 8 infantry, 1 tanks and 7 fighters protecting Pairs and the collected 24 IPC (they had taken North Italy with a small force). With Severe German loses on turn 1 and the British acting as “can-openers”, The French managed to storm into Berlin by turn 4(while Britian took Rome that same turn)! It was a fluke of a game but it was still fun!



  • I actually played a game today, a noob on Germany.

    France held throughout the seven turn game.  I had UK fighters parked in Paris.  Germany didn’t attack France on their first turn, giving me time to buy infr.  All in all Germany probably lost twenty units to Paris.  Struggled Germany,  on turn seven Berlin fell to the Soviet union.  Japan was over powered in the Pacific,  the axis conceded.



  • Total noob. Not even trying for France? What did he do, hit Russia G1?



  • @techroll42:

    Total noob. Not even trying for France? What did he do, hit Russia G1?

    Lol. I had to declare war on Germany.


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