- Feb 6, 2010
That is a monstrous army...250,000 troops at full strength. That's just a horrific tidal wave of enemies!
I hope that you can fight back and restore the situation!
That's certainly the long-term plan, but in the short term, the better part of valour!
A 253 K stack? I strongly believe that's the largest I've ever seen. But of course, it's not a smart move to have so many men in one stack. You still cause more casualties - you'll be able to beat them if you can find the time and space to avoid them long enough to regain morale.
The gap might look small by numbers alone, but you're on different sides of the threshold (Land Tech 58) for the final Military Tactics level. That makes a big difference in casualties - along with discipline of course, like you said.
That certainly answers the question as to what tactics does. I've also got Napoleonic infantry and the related artillery and cavalry. I don't think Austria's quite there yet, and even if it is I'm guessing the AI won't switch mid-war (for good reason).
Now that is what I called a stack of death! Quite a surprising reverse considering that everything had been going very well until then. Its nice to see that the AI can still prove a bit of a challenge this last on however. I assume that you have enough of a peace score for a good peace deal regardless. If not, well, I'm sure Austria shall be suffering defeat soon enough once again!
It was a bit of a shock - I just got too cocky and thought I could take them, then forgot what I was doing. My morale evaporated so fast I didn't really have time to monitor the progress of the fight.
Mexico! I don't see that one form too often.
Speaking of doomstacks and attrition, in the late game, do you still bother to "march separately, fight together" to minimise attrition, or is it not much of a factor by now?
Mexico is only there because of me!
I generally try to keep stacks fairly small and combine when I'm up against a big enemy. I haven't taken the attrition reducing NI, so it's still a fairly big factor in enemy territory, particularly as I'm so far from home.
The reason causaultie are so off is becuase you reloaded.
I believe you're right, but this is the first time I've seen it.
So many pretty regiments... and they are all yours to destroy!
I envy thee!
If you want me to dump 250+ Austrian regiments on you you can have them!