Ah, Just got HOI III, first HOI game, but familiar enough with the rest. So I deceided to start a game as Australia, nice and far away, but some combat near me later in the game. So I spent the first few years building up. Japan during this period gets completly wrecked by Commie China, and is incredibly weak (and is thus NOT going to provide me with some military experiance to play around with), this is due to a bug in the game (or a few, the hotfix causes my game to crash more often). So when the main war comes around I'm wanting in on that action. So whilst I prepare my fleet and Expeditionary forces, Germany beats up Poland, Italy beats up France (and loses ALL its gains in the Vichy event :/). Germany then appears to have had the secret plan of preparing to invade the UK, which they pull off :|. And Italian Ethiopia puppet and master are going crazy. Thus I launch my first intervention at Ethiopia. Which I destroy pretty handidly. Then on up to Italian North african holdings. Then in a daring game of chance, I land in Sicily, easy. Then in Naples, easy. Then in Rome, hmmm this is easy no-one seems to be around, ah well. Finally waiting for my main forces to coalace near Rome the Italians think I might be a bit of a problem and send some troops down. Thus I have a bit of fun crushing them. Then land some troops in Sardinia and Genoa. Then the italians capitulate, or rather give me all their mainland holdings but without surrendering to the vile australians, yeah all 5 of you. In the mean-time, the UK with not much else to do but attend parties has managed to get most the world on their side. Thus the USA lands in france, and crushes everything in their way, currently in Poland with Yugoslavia coming in to help. I'm thinking of launching a fleet to take back the UK, or rather I'm waiting on my fleet to repair itself and searching out the situation with some fighters. However I need some help, the vast untapped potential of Italy can solve all my resource issues and my leadership problems (i.e. its not very high at all). Thus How the heck does the convoy system work? I keep assigning convoys and some escorts but the ships don't "Stick" to the route and come back to the convoy pool, bug? WAD? EDIT: Or was that last problem what the hotfix was meant to fix?