This is BIs version of CTI, it is not quite the same 'flavour' as MFCTI.
All players are assumed to be human and any unused slots are left empty for those joining via JIP.
Each player gets to 'hire' 2 AI buddies.....enough to crew a tank with the player if he so chooses.
You don't appear to be able to hire any more troops or even to order vehicles, they seem to appear magically on the odd occasion.
What you do is.....you go out and capture towns from the local resistance forces, once captured, HQ send paratroopers to hold the town and later once it is secure, a new base might be built there.
Meanwhile the other side will be doing the same, provided humans are playing on that side.
Also the resistance will attempt to retake the town if they can.