N00b struggling with AI skirmishes
This is my first RTS game, so I'm completely new to the genre, but not completely unfamiliar with the NATO weapons systems I'm trying to employ. I'm really struggling though - I'm getting my butt handed to me on a plate on easy mode. That shouldn't be right surely? I want to like the game, but in terms of easy mode being a lead in for n00bs, it isn't and I can't easily see what I'm doing wrong before it's all too late, my sections have been overrun and I'm down to 1 command vehicle with no hope. The tutorial didn't help much either - it really didn't prepare me for a full-on, all-arms battle.
Having watched a decent amount of gameplay on YouTube, including what should be identical UI skirmishes, I get the distinct impression that my easy mode isn't the same as the easy mode I'm seeing in the videos, with the videos showing a far more timid and less aggressive WarPac enemy in far fewer numbers than I'm seeing - I sense I could easily win those games!
The WarPac troop numbers make no sense to me either. I accept their units are cheaper so there will be more of them, but assuming they have the same 30-odd card deck I have, I shouldn't be seeing tons of armour AND aircraft AND artillery AND infantry AND recce AND helicopters AND AA, should I? The forces just don't seem to balance? The AI also knows exactly where all my forces are - it all seems a bit unfair!
Or maybe I just shouldn't be playing as NATO?
Anyone got any hints for playing the AI? Am I missing a setting somewhere? Is easy hard and vice versa?! :P
and yes, I understand that there are moans about the AI and that its probably as well to play against human oponents, but I don't want to go into a human game looking like a complete novice...! ;)