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it does indeed seem to be heading that way, the earliest that Fred could attack Prag is 3 turns?Nice update, but not much to say. Decisive events should happen in Late May / Early june, though !
glad to have you along for the ride ... I know how much you appreciate utter military incompetence and so far the most I've done is to move a single cavalry brigade ... so yes, war Austrian style seems to involve an awful lot of drinking beer and eating Jitnice in Prag (I feel I am channelling Jaroslav Hasek at the moment)Great to see another AAR from yourself and I'm very glad to be following this near to the start before too much has happened. That is to say, I'm very glad to be following this before anything seems to have happened! I have to salute Austria, she knows how to fight a war; do nothing and simply sit about in fields all day. Wonderful stuff.
Joking aside, I continue to be impressed by the complexity and detail in RoP, I remain very tempted to buy the game, both Narwhal and yourself have really shown the game in a good light with your excellent AARs. I am, of course, subscribed!
the moustache is a thing of beauty, I think its actually a sausage which he's keeping as an emergency ration ... Hungarians like sausages and I guess from his name he's HungarianMy, look at the size of Nadasy's column... It's so big, and neat and he's in full command of it... Oo-er, missus (and that handlebar 'tache is pretty intimidating, too)!
The organization of your forces seems sensible. Do you have enough quantity and quality to stop Freddie at this time? I guess we'll have to wait and see... At least you have the (slight) benefit of letting the Prussians come to you, right?
thank you, that perspective would be incredibly useful. My instinct is the game is good fun SP, but with its PBEM approach it really is set up for 2 player, with all the uncertainty that generates.Good update.
Frederick should attack at some time. Against AI you can push 2 regions north for a defensive line. 2 corps near the river adjacent to each other to Prevent Frederick crossing a river(AI will rarely flank you,or cut your supply,well Narwhal will ). If Frederick decides to march to Kasel or Hannover you can build a depot near Dresden to prepare the siege of Dresden. If he doesnt march Kasel you can distract Frederick by staying idle not attacking. You can then siege and conquer Hannover, Kasel, Minden with French.
At first I was counting man while attacking but then I started to count leaders, they have great impact in battles and better prussian infantry ( when Prussia played intelligently by human player you will have more of an idea about what I mean) 1 vs 1*5 or 2 casualties is normal against Prussia if not played well.
Narwhal will demonstrate what will happen when idle,cautious Swedish decides to move further to Berlin.
Also you dont need to move Picolomini separetely against AI. Just combine all Austrian forces and defend/attack Frederick. In first battles be cautious not to lose(Frederick will attack across the river even he will have penalties.But Narwhal wont ) If you start to win battles you can be more free,confident to attack.
In the next days and after reading your AAR further I will try to tell differences (from your movements and AI movements on the map) about playing against AI and Narwhal. When played Pbem it is totaly different experience about tactics. Most important part is to know how to use Military Control.
well I'm now hooked on the image - last night I played the next turn and I was humming the theme tune to Jaws as I watched Freddie moving. It also has that feeling of being menaced by something large and dangerous that isn't quite committing itself.The continual "Jaws" comparisons have had me chuckling. You need to mod it to play the tune you realise
I can't help but feel that this update was the calm before the storm.
boys, boys, behave. But yes, since so far I'm on the defense I've not overworried about the mysteries of Military Control except as it influences supply routes.Still thinking about those 50K dead Austrians due to a province having 10% MC less than another ?
Something is indeed about to happen! Freddy will wander off once more and the Austrian soldiers will give their livers even more of a workout. Well, that or some battle action. It does seem very tense though, ever unsure of exactly where the Prussian hammer blow will fall on your lines.something maybe about to happen ?
.... and the answer is ...Something is indeed about to happen! Freddy will wander off once more and the Austrian soldiers will give their livers even more of a workout. Well, that or some battle action. It does seem very tense though, ever unsure of exactly where the Prussian hammer blow will fall on your lines.
well, in the next post I start to wonder .... I actually think the AI is being quite cute -- why not knock out all my smaller stuff first?For a war there's not been much...er...warring. Either the Prussians are being extremely cunning or the AI is not sure what to make of your brilliant tactics
That's what you get when you concentrate multiple Austrian generals within easy horseride of each other: generalized debauchery, drinking and whoring - well, that's my explanation for the rash of inactivations, at least.Firstly 50% of my Generals have fallen back to sleep...
I'd forgotten that naturally any Paradox related game will be biased towards a Johan ... but as July will make clear, my initial decision was spectacularly dim. Its a really good lesson in one concept embedded in this game, moving its not always a good idea, esp with my generals tendency to fall asleep ... should have titled this aar the 'narcoleptic perspective'. Anyway the Austrians do indeed continue to guard the pubs of Prag.Vexing that you were defeated by the Hannoverians, but it seems clear why; the Hannover commander (unless I am mistaken and I am mixing both sides up) is named Johan. Any game with even the slightest connection to Paradox will always make those named Johan in said game unbeatable! Nonetheless the move towards Wesel seems a good idea, as too does allowing the Russian and French forces to nibble away at Prussia whilst letting your Austrian troops continue their drinking.
Problem is I think that large but inept Swedish army is now utterly done for.That's what you get when you concentrate multiple Austrian generals within easy horseride of each other: generalized debauchery, drinking and whoring - well, that's my explanation for the rash of inactivations, at least.
Amazing how just a few pixels can turn Herr Saxe-Hildburg's face into that monstrosity. I might have to sleep with the lights on, tonight.
Numbers-wise, your defeats with the Swedes don't look very bad, but if you can't find a way to stop the Prussians, those Swedes will just die from a thousand little cuts.
Regarding your question about the looted provinces in Saxony: did some of your more enterprising Cossacks find their way over there?
All corps in the same army can automatically march "to the sound of the guns". The only condition is that they must NOT be in "inactive" mode (the green mode).Now this raises a game question - do all corps in the same army automatically 'march to the sound of the guns'? which is my guess or is there a special order ... and if so what is it?
Karlkrona is the most important Western port of Sweden (the other on the East being Göteborg, not in game - two ports were needed so Sweden doesn't pay the Sund toll). It is on the other side of the sea - the Prussians actually landed in Sweden. First time I see that. Good luck to go help Karlskrona.but that thing about Karlskrona is a worry ... not least I need to find out where it is.
Karlskrona is on the east and Göteborg in the west, alasKarlkrona is the most important Western port of Sweden (the other on the East being Göteborg, not in game - two ports were needed so Sweden doesn't pay the Sund toll). It is on the other side of the sea - the Prussians actually landed in Sweden. First time I see that. Good luck to go help Karlskrona.