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- Jan 17, 2017
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
This constant accusing of ideological opponents of treason and being international infiltrators does not befit a proper Navy man, but it is typical of the incompetent and brainless Kempeitai officers behind the recent rash of "tourism incidents". Which explains why our "colleague" here was so focused on drawing connections to imagined American intrigues that he missed the blatant display of pro-Communist propaganda in his immediate surroundings!
Fuel is only consumed when units actually move, or at least so the game mechanics are supposed to be. As long as those ships sit in port and don't move, fuel is not used.If you want to save fuel sail the unneeded part of the Navy to Tokyo where they would be last in the line to get supplies.
The Navy War
OK, so that’s a problem. Hope some of the convoys are at the top of the production queue: is it worth cancelling any of the trade deals currently using merchant shipping, or diverting them to the supply runs (If that is the problem)?OOC Peek Behind The Scenes : If you look close you can see WHY we are having supply issues.
The IJA couldn't capitalise on an opportunity to get drunk in a Saki brewery! Just as the IJN has had to take over the air war, so the marines (that the incompetent Utsunimiya has so belatedly started to train) will have to win the ground war.Things are looking grim, and the war is far from over. Let's hope the IJA can capitalise on the opportunities it is presented with.
This is bad.By the 13th of October not ONE engagement had been started by the Army.
A little harsh, perhaps. Logistics is the killer here, not the fighting spirit of the troops per se.The media was pretty harsh from the lack of action and the people were chilly towards members of the Army in public.
Yes, and the carriers are helping, albeit not in the role they’re really designed for. But ships can’t take and hold ground.By this time the newspapers, politicians, and members of the public seemed to think the Navy was carrying the whole war on its shoulders.
How embarrassing.Likely due to the Imperial Japanese Army's failure to even cross their borders!
BUT the infrastructure of China was just so horrible that many units on the edge of the supply networks were still not getting what they needed.
The one where some troops are withdrawn to allow the rest to function in key areas? And money is invested in infrastructure and research in supply distribution is prioritised (if it isn’t already)?He wondered which one would be debated and voted on by the Advisers?
About damn time someone said so. Well, besides everyone else in the thread.Chapter Fifty-Nine : It's The Navy's Show
Leave it to the Army to do nothing more than complain while the Navy actually solves problems.On the 7th the supply issue within the Imperial Japanese Army was causing some complaints. The 19. in Korea, for example, were still complaining about a lack of supplies.
Amateurs. A proper Navy man would fight even more aggressively under such conditions, knowing that killing the enemy would be one way to secure some of those things for themselves.The units were just not getting the ammo, food, and fuel they needed to continue to fight. So they didn't.
Whichever two-bit "minister" decided we should start another war before finishing the one we already started should be drawn and quartered - or worse, enlisted in the Army.The Communists on the other hand were active enough to take the Province of Fangshan.
You know it's true when even the Army brat admits it.By this time the newspapers, politicians, and members of the public seemed to think the Navy was carrying the whole war on its shoulders. Even General Shō-ichi Utsunimiya had to admit that there was truth in this viewpoint.
"Debated"? Any suggestion coming up from Army men will be roundly ignored in favor of transferring more funding into IJN coffers, asStill, he had an idea he had passed up to his superiors. And he had heard the Army also had a suggestion on how to improve on the situation. He wondered which one would be debated and voted on by the Advisers?
In the long term, the sensible solution is to put more resources into the Navy as it looks like the Army isn't even able to supply what it's currently fielding, as @nuclearslurpee put it so eloquently. In the short term, I see two options.Still, he had an idea he had passed up to his superiors. And he had heard the Army also had a suggestion on how to improve on the situation. He wondered which one would be debated and voted on by the Advisers?