Hey All, I was involved in my 1st serious Modern-Era offensive war in the last GOTM, and found it quite a bit more difficult than warfare in earlier eras. The main thing that hampers an invasion is railroads. A good rail network means that your opponent can bring in reinforcements instantaneously from half way across the map, and harrass your troops easily with artillery and bombardment while you're slowly 1 tile at a time advance on their closest city. It seems that to win this sort of war you'd need a great advantage in troop numbers, something that's very hard to achieve against the AI at Monarch and higher difficulties. I thought of a strategy recently (while daydreaming about civ ) which i havent tried yet, but it might be effective: With your attacking stacks, bring a special set of several Gunships that will be on pillage duty only. Every time your stack takes a step forward, the gunships should fly tile ahead, pillage the rail (will need several pillage attempts if other improvements are on the tile too) and fly back to the stack. You'll need A LOT of gunships to do this, as you probably need to pillage 3-5 tiles every step, each tile needing up to 5 pillage attempts if there's towns on them. Pity about the towns though Since you're only pillaging one square away you'd still be attackable by gunships and tanks, but the SAMs and Gunships in your stacks should be able to take care of them (although tanks cause collateral dmg too, grr!! ) Plus you will still be bombed a fair bit, your SAMs cant intercept everything. This strategy MIGHT be able to get your stack to the city in more or less 1 piece though. What do you guys think of this strategy? Any other Modern-Era strategies?