YAAAAAAY!!! i finally did it!!! but it took me like 2 days and like 7-8 hours of gameplay and dozens of reloads
i should say it's most difficult and unbalanced scenario ever made - even following 6th scenario is waay easier.
Yeah... now you may consider that you've had the "baptising by real fire"... from now on other scenarios and even World Wars against some live opponents will feel much easier, eh?
However, there are still MORE difficult scenarios than this one.
And still i should say - in multiplayer you have choice - which ally to activate or do NOT activate ally in place where enemy has 3-to-1 superiority and will slaughter you easily.
It's true partially, but the whole concept of World Wars is that you do NOT know, wheter the enemy has or doesn't have superiority in this or that regeion, because his Allies are also Secret.
Example: You have two Secret Allier on a continent.
Is it a lot or is it still your "weak" region? Will they survive if you disclose one or two of them? - it's hard to tell! Because if the enemy has only one or none Secret Allies on this continent - of course it's YOU who have superiority here and may even conquer the whole continent.
However, if the enemy has 3 or 4 Secret Allies in the visinity (and he may also have some Secret Allies just across the channel and disclose them and bring huge reinforcements by Naval Transports). In this case, you may find yourself fighing in the circumstances similar to that "unbalanced" scenario against your will. If you lose that country fast - you will give the enemy huge advantage - he will get the Indemnity, Revenue, plus he will have a huge amount of freed forces and will direct it to other regions.
But if you manage to defend (or at least hold for a very long time) this country of yours (like blocking a narrow path, or using your city as an airbase , etc.), then you will "FREEZE" a lot of enemy troops, which he will not be able to use in other regions.
I am not saying that you will keep getting that "Scenario 5" situation in each and every World War, but if you play with experienced players, you will have to be able to cope with extremely hard situations like this and many other even harder "set ups". In this game the World War rarely goes according to YOUR plan 100%. Usually, the enemy's actions make BIG modifications to your plans and often the whole situation changes completely after the enemy discloses his new Secret Ally.