The '''1936 scenario''' is designed to allow the game to likely follow a very different course from history. The player is provided plenty of time in helping shape what that new history may become. Actions the player does ''or does not do'' will likely have an impact on how history unfolds. This mode is favoured by experienced players who have a high level of mastery and ability to influence the game.
The '''1938''' scenario is designed for multiplayer games, but also offers a balance between the 1936 and 1939 scenarios: the
build up period is shorter, the game is a little less open ended than in 1936, and war isn't too far away. For newbies who would like to experience some build up before war begins, yet would still like an approximate historical experience, 1938 is a good option.
The '''1939''' scenario begins the game with Germany at war with Poland. It is an excellent way to dive directly into combat, and will offer a setup that is closer to history for those interested.