mid-70ies and attacking french sounds a lot like Ems-Dispatch So maybe not really without reason?
Are you supposed to keep the needed replacements in the F3 screen at 0 at all times? Its putting a real strain on my state funds and man.goods, especially the replacements for the navy are very expensive so I have basically ignored them but now they need 87 replacements for transport ships and the number has turned red, what does this mean, and what happens if you dont order replacements?
Are you always fighting wars? Are your ships always at sea?
Troops and ships need breaks, in garrison, in rest mode.
You'll probably never get to 0, unless you're at peace for a few years.
Red means it's critical.
If you don't order replacements, strength of unit gets weaker and weaker until, eventually, it disappears entirely. Not a good thing.
Just look at the elements. Highlight the unit and check on the right. Red is bad.
Also, merchant fleets use replacements. Make sure they're in Green mode.
Don't have to be at sea to suffer.
Continued sea voyages without a rest adds up.
I find I need to occasionally bring merchant fleets home and let them rest up.
Nice to have a spare one in those cases.
Ships only recover damage if they're in passive mode in a naval base, or a harbour of level 3 or better. So any ships sitting in the Saigon coaling station will never repair, no matter how many replacements you have in stock.
Premier of Spain in Rise of Nations II, Vic MP game
England in Languish Universalis V
How do I put down strikes? Playing as Italy, are Carabinieri units, or anyone else, useful to that task?
I think that the only way to put down strikes is to raise contement. Martial law IIRC decrease militancy (what in the medium term helps to improve contement)
What is the best screen resolution for the game? The messages in the message log trail off the edge, and then disappear. The same thing happens when my troops move (where they are going hides behind the entrenchment/supply icons). I have 1024x768 currently.
Remember - The beatings will continue until morale improves
I think anything less than 900 high is going to suffer from the F screens filling the window. You get more space in the log with a wider screen resolution, and can see more units at once in a force 1280 should the minimum.
1440x900 should be fine - but 1920x1080 is better.
I find at 1600x1200 or 1920x1080 I can have the balance window open all the time, have one of the F screens open and still see the map.
Playing 1920x1080 here and it is marvelous indeed as I can open all important commerce windows without overlap (namely: T, B, F4). However, I had an issue with some graphics. I think, though, that it happens only with the Japanese paper.
Unrelated question: can dominions be traded as peace treaty options as well? Could a losing Great Britain for example be forced to give up Canada, one of the first dominions it gets? Or this happens only to colonies and protectorates?
Not sure if asked previously, but the thread is really long so I'll ask it. It's a question concerning troop movement in peacetime. Will the weather conditions affect troop attrition when troops are moved around inside a developed country as Prussia during winter months. I mean in general that was bugging me, because GC starts in winter and I usually like to restructure my armed forces (habit that haunts me from HoI3).