This a continuation of yesterday's entry.
Orders of battle of armies of superpowers during WWII can be difficult to grasp. Hearts of Iron 3 Semper Fi has a great OOB browser (see screenshot below). It is also possible to reorganize forces according to your preferences.
In the next screenshot, I clicked on the HQ unit command the West Theatre (OKH) and I changed its stance to "blitzing" for land forces, to "offensive" for air units, and "defensive" for naval units (I don't want to mess with the Royal Navy). These stances will guide all actions of the land, air and naval units under the command of OKH.
The next step was to give OKH three objectives: Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Paris. In theory that is all I would have to do and let OKH take care of the whole theatre of operations.
By the first week of August 1940 (3 months into the operation), Amsterdam and Bruxelles have fallen. Paris is still out of reach.
Later in August, we are closing into Paris, but the Allies are putting a good fight for the city.
September begins, and Paris still is in the Allies hands. Note the encirclement threatening the Allied units in the East.
Please keep in mind that the AI is running the war and all the other things, including trade. In the next screenshot, we get the regretable news that El Salvador doesn't to trade with us anymore. Whatever, the German soldier was never too fond of their pupusas anyway. :)
In the next entry, Paris falls!