Problems With the Spanish Civil War in HoI3
As I can see it the current Spanish Civil War suffers from a large amount of errors in HoI3, of which I might tender the following.
The current events give a decisive edge towards the Nationalists. While this might be well and good from a historic view it completely overlooks the role which militia and volunteers played. I manage to get a total of nine infantry brigades through events at the start of the civil war and nothing else? Where are the tanks and bombers that the Soviets sent? Where are the volunteer brigades from the United States, Britain, and France? Moreover you’ve managed to give Spain so many more provinces and don’t give me near enough units to adequately use all of them?
There is absolutely no provision for Basque and other factions raising their own militia to combat the Nationalists. This just seems odd.
How come there aren’t any decisions to allow me to let the leftists to become a greater part of the government in exchange for more combat forces? Likewise why can’t I align myself with Moscow further to get more overt support?
Essentially right now the Spanish Civil War seems broken - sure the initial period seems fine and well made to promote the idea that this is a chaotic no-holds barred fight but there isn’t nearly enough on the board to get a real good fight that can last the amount of time that the real war went on for. As it seems it looks like the Republicans will always contract around Madrid and eventually be crushed in time by the larger Nationalist edge in regular forces.