- Jan 14, 2003
YAY! A Rensslaer update! I've heard how mythical these things are...now I get to experience one! I do need to re-read this again just to get in my mind what's going on here.
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Well, I have 2 things working against that kind of strategic thinking.Would it not have been more sensible to gather every one of these three units at Kuching, concentrating enough force to prevent the Brits from retaking it and wait for them to run run out of supplies? Or are they supplied from another harbor on the island?
Unfortunately, as I mentioned in the prior response just above, I cannot trace supply through Spain, and so I can't do what you suggest. Besides, Gibraltar is in the way. The British divisions, as far as I can tell, are rooted in place, and won't move. I need to gather enough force to assault them. I will take care of some of these other things soon, and you can enjoy watching!Wilst you could send troops to overrun French West Africa from Portugal thorough Spain and the Belgian Congo, though to do so would leave you e short of troop to oppose the British forces, who, let's face it, are the only effective resistance you've met.I'd still try it. Your forces depend on mobility and behind the lines landings. It's the only way you can maintain the intiative. You can't concentrate your forces and expect to win. You are pretty much committed to defending Kumasi with defensive bonuses from terrain., though your other division ought to be able to overrun the rest of British Borneo. Hopefully you can then hit the British after a failed assault on Kuching and cut off their supplies and degrade them from the air. Taking British Borneo provides a platform for the Dutch East Indies, though you want to go and take French Indochina.
British forces are pretty much rooted to Accra and Sierra Leone. The move, you move in. You have got bomber squadrons, but you'll use those to eliminate the British defenders in Sierra Leone, first.
You've got sizeable forces in Cabinda. these can threaten, from a captured Belgian Congo, the whole of the British east coast African possessions and offer a strike towards South Africa's resource rich provinces.
I'd like to see you try a move on France's Caribbean territories and the taking of french. British and Dutch Guyana. Not sure you have the brigades, transports and destroyers you'd need to mount the operation.
I don't remember what law that was, exactly, but there are times when I disagree with the computer as to whether changing a law will improve my situation or not.Still doing well! I got a question though, in the pictures it shows you can pass one or more of the new laws to help your nation. Why havent you done this? You may have covered it in the past but I can't remember.
Yeah, you would think that. But I don't think it worked that way in v1.2. I think they fixed something in v1.3 to make it work, but this is way back when this happened. Thanks!Edge of the seat stuff!
I think the Brits can actually draw supplies from the port the Netherlands owns to the south though
We're starting to transition into medium-term goals now. I've grabbed most of what I can take, and you'll now start to see me trying to consolidate, such as in Borneo.I know there is a general strategy of grab what you can, but is there a medium term goal for Portugal? Is there a hope of consolidating some of these gains? Or do the game mechanics take everything away as the larger Powers achieve their objectives?
Refresh my memory: in Brunei, are you trying to take territory (and/or resources there), or are you trying to destroy the British force? I know you have to juggle a great many priorities at any given moment, but it feels like you're overconcentrating on Borneo, with not much to show for it, while around you your other positions are collapsing (the Vietnam seesaw, for one).
Africa's looking pretty impressive, though, given the scarce number and relatively poor quality of the troops you have there.