Citizen X wrote:
France starts with a HUGE advantage and she wants to use it to make a big leap forward and keep everybody else stalled. AFTER that is achieved she can ally with whomever, even England.
Your scenario makes more sense from the Russian perspective than from the French. They would rather ally with the Ottos to keep Russia (and Austria) at bay.
Citizen X, thank you for the answer!
Yes, there are HUGE brilliant French corps with famous marshals (and BTW beautiful Units images! WON is one of my fav AGEod title).
But anyway, as a French player I do not feel myself safety.
1. Fleet blocked everywhere in Atlantic ports. And will be blocked for sure in mediterranean as soon as Britain decide to clear Sicily from French force.
2. France has to spray your strength along its borders and coasts. Imminent British invasion – who knows where and when??; “my” Prussia wants to be a part of this invasion to get some French land; Mack corps threatens near Milano... That is why “my” France wants to unite with Russia and gobble together big fat pieces of Austria and Prussia.
3. I do not want waste my force for Ottomans. France do not have an extra ones. If only push Austria from south, but that`s another case.
Conversely Russian bear is calm. No threats at the moment! Conquest of Ottomans is just a matter of time. The next step is Prussia. War alliance with France give to Russia a chance for conquest of Austria.
So, finally these are benefits I see for both Russia and France.
Ok, may be I`m wrong. But that is my vision for now.