I notice the west has icons that cycle during their turn. So do they have units during campaign that actually play a role? Like can you see a US fleet for example patroling around Japan? --- Sierra_Alpha
No, the only reason they are on the map is because you can trade with them. Silly I know but that's it, they never bring a fleet over or anything. --- This is what game designers like to call 'balanced gameplay' which roughly translates to 'you can have fun just as long as something's slightly irritating you.'