Okay, first of all, yes, yes, yes I know I always plays as Germany, well I just think this game is defined around them, and you can not play many of the other nations in single player with as much fun as you can with Germany. The only exception is Russia to this rule, but I am still yet trying for the Axis to conquer the world as my last saved game failed. So I am now trying it again with ICE. Now I am a little late on the AAR, I will try to catch you up on what has happened so far and I will also try to get some screen shots ready from the previous times. Okay the plan here is to take the world with any that wish to join the Axis. The main focus from 1936 to 1939 was simply raising infantry and tank divisions with the usually attachments to each unit, as well of course as the build up of the Navy which will eventually take part in the Channel crossing. The first ever tech started is always the techs to learn Nuclear weapons, they are usually 3 years behind, but it gives me a great head start. Garrison divisions were built and allocated to the "North Germany Defense" Army, designed to spread out across the top of Germany in case of a seaborne invasion. Austria was annexed, and I noticed that in the ICE version of HOI, you actually get the entire Austrian army currently employed, these men I left in Austria to defend against the southern borders. Czechoslovakia was also taken with no fighting and Slovakia was created. September 1939 would have seen the start of ww2, however the delayment of a month was essential to the defenses on the Western front. The eventual battle started on 30th of October, some 1 month or so after the historical date, the Polish stood no chance, and no real feats occurred either for or against my Forces, Poland was annexed some 26 days later with it being split between myself and Russia, with the agreement signed. From there came the rush to get my forces back across the country to the up and coming war with France and the low lands, with of course a small force left on the Eastern front as a buffer should the Russians break the agreement. In december 1939 Italy still was not part of the Axis forces, and actually dared to say to Germany, "we will not join the Axis until Paris falls" This has lead me to take France alone.