but did they fight against the japs?
In real life they fought until the France surrendered and then remained loyal to Vichy France (and surrendered to Japan). But since this game ignores Vichy France and assumes all French forces are Free French, I think it’s more accurate to have a small garrison there. My favorite is 2 infantry, plus a destroyer and a transport off of FIC. It balances the game a little more and gives France a little bit of involvement in the Pacific (assuming Japan forgoes a J1 attack…)
That was my point as well: The game assumes all french forces to be Free French. On the other hand the fact that they were Vichy might be better represented by NOT having any forces there, so as it is now.
I do agree that for game balancing purposes it would be better to introduce them, The same goes for Dutch forces. I’d make it a pro-Allied neutral. Give them a few infantry and also a small fleet. Cruiser and transport or so.