- Jul 1, 2008
ah that explains the mechanism, its actually quite handy as you can spread a large army out a bitThe 'move to the sound of the guns' is automatic (actually it's a check that will determine wether a stack of a neighbouring province will enter the fight), you don't have to order synchronized moving for that. In the case of an offensive action it helps, of course, when all columns arrive at the same time.
But hey: Congrats to your first victories against Freddie.
I know, I'm so proud ...A stalemate against Great White Freddie? Wow - well done you!
So does a good general really improve an army's chance of success (hence explaining your fear of GWF)?
Stuyvesant is right. Much more than in most Paradox games, its a bit like in CK when you send out your *15 marshall to duff up some *6 numpty. But its not just the basic stats. Fred is 6-4-3 and Daun 4-4-6. So apart from strategic activation changes it should be that Daun is either as good or, on the defense, much better. Its all the other traits that come into play as:My sense from reading this and other AARs (and reading the praise heaped on high-level generals, as well as the scorn on lowly ones) is that, yes, good generals really make a ton of difference.
so basically Fred brings a huge set of boosts to forces under his command, they fight better, on a lesser frontage etc etc
now Daun isn't too bad, but its nowhere near the same set of advantages, but on the defense, in good terrain his very tough ... as will become clear very soon
that is scaring me witless to be honest. I've lost so much to attrition so far and if this campaign goes wrong I'll end up with the Russians in the same state as the Swedes. So far, I've managed it by sending the supply wagons back but I need to take Kolberg before winter or they are all dead.Careful with the Russians. In my current PBME game I managed to lose the whole Russian army to attrition before they even got to the scene .
Looks like good progress, but I'll guard my optimism, knowing how quickly things can turn around in this game. The absence of Prussia's star generals is troubling...
well being pessimistic is a good frame of mind for this game. And yes, they do indeed go inert at the utterly critical moment ....Promising stuff. Good to see your Russian forces finally nearing their destination. Hopefully the year can continue in this current form, although I get the feeling your forces won't let you down and will be acting with customary incompetent inertia soon enough!