So if it doesn’t use a first strike ability… it can’t be hit? wtf.
Pretty Much, it makes sense for game balance, but not so much for realism.
I am sure this has been stated but cannot find it. Can an axis minor, say Finland for example, attack the same territory as Germany on the same round? Not with the intention of using any combined arms advantages, just simply Finland attacks, softens the opponent and then Germany mops up, or vice versa.
The finnish pieces move as if they are Germans.
All attacks are combined at the same time. Like FEC/ANZAC or Japanese/Siam.