Fumbling My Way through History
- Oct 18, 2009
I've become a big fan of nukes. I've had them in mid-'44 as the USA, and early '45 as the UK. The trick is to keep researching Nuclear Theory at the top of your queue (or whatever its name is) so you lose less and less through practical degradation.
For those who haven't used nukes, the following occurs: All infrastructure and facilities are knocked down to 0. ALL resources are wiped out if you drop it on a capitol (Berlin, Tokyo, Rome). The first nuke dropped usually gives about a 20 point deduction in their national unity. Each subsequent nuke on the country is cut roughly in half each time for the NU hit, so 10, 5, etc.
If Germany is already on the precipice with no manpower, losing all of their resources is the death knell.
The first facility built is the hardest. As the USA, I usually start piling them into the queue when the first one is about one third of the way done. I'm sure I could be more efficient, but I always build them in the same province - I haven't checked to see if they can be spread across ten different provinces.
if you're rushing the builds, be sure to build them in level 10 infra.
In one recent game, I nuked Tokyo in August of '44.
Do you need several facilities, or is that just to speed up the production of the nukes themselves? Either way, I'm going to quote you in the previous chapter, if you don't mind.