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by Zardoz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea

Load the troops, put the whole force into passive mode, select avoid combat. This will get you out.


I managed to make this work in my current game. Perfect.
by Zardoz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Defending behind a river
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Defending behind a river

Oh I'm Pompey... Antonius' army has crossed from the province in red and crossed into the same province as me. There is a river between the two provinces. I was expecting that he would *have* to make that crossing in an offensive stance since he is entering a province 100% military controlled by me....
by Zardoz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Defending behind a river
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Defending behind a river

Oh I'm Pompey... Antonius' army has crossed from the province in red and crossed into the same province as me. There is a river between the two provinces. I was expecting that he would *have* to make that crossing in an offensive stance since he is entering a province 100% military controlled by me....
by Zardoz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Locked units not released in a siege.
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Locked units not released in a siege.

For the benefit of anybody reading this thread. Locked units in cities under siege can be dragged and dropped outside the city and they will attack or defend as per their stance. If they have no chance of winning, you can set them to green/green and the besiegers will probably attack them, unlocking...
by Zardoz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Defending behind a river
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Defending behind a river

Sigh somebody needs to explain this to me. See the attached picture. https://photos.app.goo.gl/DknEbzMbtx61djts7 Pompey is behind a river in blue/orange defensive stance. The area Pompey is in is 100% military controlled by him. But Antonius is able to cross the river and occupy the same region with...
by Zardoz
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Locked units not released in a siege.
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Locked units not released in a siege.

Yes they're usually a bit cr@ppy which is probably why I've never considered this issue before. Being able to sally out in support of an external relief force is probably the most useful thing they can do.
by Zardoz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Locked units not released in a siege.
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Locked units not released in a siege.

Here's an interesting one which I've just noticed. I have cities with locked units. The tooltip says "yada yada ... but will be unlocked if attacked". But "attacked" doesn't seem to mean besieged? If the besiegers just sit outside the walls and wait to starve me out, these guys n...
by Zardoz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Units are affected by our inability to pay their upkeep
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Units are affected by our inability to pay their upkeep

Hmmm... the first time I've seen a message like this. See the linked picture, message 5 in the message box: "46 elements of our units are affected by our inability to pay their upkeep". https://photos.app.goo.gl/YRVqQeqC1YaMzEGK7 :confused: I seem to have denarii in the piggy bank so I'm n...
by Zardoz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Naval combat from blockaded ports.
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Naval combat from blockaded ports.

Excellent summary as usual, thanks Durk. One other thing to note is that the wego system can allow the land and sea battles to interact in a favourable way. My fleet loaded with my land forces sailed out. Then the enemy land forces seized the town which meant that, following the sea battle, my fleet...
by Zardoz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Naval combat from blockaded ports.
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Naval combat from blockaded ports.

Hmmm... I'm assuming that my naval force in a blockaded port can just sail out and engage the blockading forces. Or are they restricted in the same way as besieged land forces where they can only sally out in support of an external attacking force? I can see why this might be restricted as a defeat ...
by Zardoz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: reconnaissance, probes and retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: reconnaissance, probes and retreats

What if you wait for the 24 turns to elapse? Hi Pocus I imagine that would work if you *could* wait, but generally the AI won't let you. 24 turns is enough to get across the "board" and I think that, in any situation where I could not win due to my army's weakness, the AI will "reali...
by Zardoz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: reconnaissance, probes and retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: reconnaissance, probes and retreats

Thanks, that's all clear. It is a different game to AJE - I'm probably just advancing and conquering one region at a time with no sweeping maneuvers across the countryside. The idea of using this game to add context to the FoG II tactical games is a real selling point but. If there is some way to ad...
by Zardoz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: reconnaissance, probes and retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 923

reconnaissance, probes and retreats

Coming from the old AJE scene I'm slowly adjusting to this wonderful new game. Old tactics die hard but. So some questions: 1. I seem to be able to inspect the army composition of enemy armies in neighbouring regions. Is this guaranteed to be accurate or is there some fog of war element? Is there so...
by Zardoz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?

Bargus wrote:Hope that helps. Good luck!


Thanks, that's a very useful summary. That little East Prussia scenario is a good starter scenario to experiment with these things.

cheers

Tony
by Zardoz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?

You need 3* for armies...... :cool: OK that explains it then :crying: Then the next thing I need to clarify is whether it is really possible to synchronize the moves of stacks not related by the GHQ-Army connection? The UI certainly allows me to click the button but since they're only moving a coup...
by Zardoz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Tannenberg. Or, dude where's my army?

I'm having a look at TEAW via the East Prussia scenario and tutorial. I've managed to convert Hindenburg's stack into the OHL, but I can't seem to convert any of my 2-star Armee-Korps into actual *armies* (ie stacks with the diamond on their tab and so forth). See the error message in the screenshot...
by Zardoz
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea

And Empires is the spiritual heir to AGE... Yes that seems to be the case based on the FoG:E screenshots I've seen so far. The data items in the tooltips and dialog boxes do seem to be in the finest traditions of the AGEOD œuvre :coeurs: -- just a lot easier to find and interpret. It's gonna be a h...
by Zardoz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The 'punish' decision.
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: The 'punish' decision.

Thanks for the heads-up on "RgnDecisions". That makes everything much clearer. In the relevant files we have: Punish.rgd -> BaseSuccess = 33 and Pacify.rgd -> BaseSuccess = 75. Looks like I better use a lot more Pacify. Neither file has "CityMinLevel" but both files have "Ci...
by Zardoz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The 'punish' decision.
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: The 'punish' decision.

Hi Durk This screenshot shows the tooltip text for the 'pacify' and 'punish' decisions: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cyhfuNtvo6xAwzir5 There is no mention of any probability of success - unlike other decisions which do have a chance of failure over multiple turns. Looking at the tooltip text more close...
by Zardoz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea

Nikel wrote:Cannot believe you have forgotten how you own creation works! :fleb:

LOL that's OK. We need to keep Pocus focused on FoG:Empires. I'm *really* looking forward to that :dada: .

Meanwhile, 'passive' && 'avoid combat', gotcha. Thanks.
by Zardoz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Moving troops out of besieged cities by sea

I have an odd situation where I load some troops in a besieged city onto ships. I can drag the stack out of the city and to a neighboring port and the troops appear to be leaving with the ships. But when I complete the turn and check what happened, the ships have arrived at their destination but the...
by Zardoz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The 'punish' decision.
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

The 'punish' decision.

Back playing AJE and with a couple of new issues. I'm trying to use the 'punish' decision to boost MC in key locations but when I do, I get a message saying that it was unsuccessful. There seems to be a probability issue that isn't mentioned anywhere. What determines whether the decision is applied ...
by Zardoz
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Lay-down sallies
Replies: 4
Views: 10858

Re: Lay-down sallies

Thanks, that's clear.

cheers

Tony
by Zardoz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Actual city supply and province loyalty again.
Replies: 4
Views: 10058

Re: Actual city supply and province loyalty again.

On page 13 of my manual, there is a discussion of how declining national morale decreases production and supply: a 5% production decline per each 10-unit decline in national morale. OK, that's clear. Then on the next line we have the statement "NB Production is directly affected by region loyal...
by Zardoz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Actual city supply and province loyalty again.
Replies: 4
Views: 10058

Re: Actual city supply and province loyalty again.

I think there might be more to it. The basics of supply seem to be: multiply the tooltip value by 5 and keep the total stack consumption below that number. But I've got a bunch of starvin' marvin Parthians telling me the numbers don't add up. :pleure: Is it possible that terrain matters too? The des...
by Zardoz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Lay-down sallies
Replies: 4
Views: 10858

Re: Lay-down sallies

Yes, thanks. I realize that I have always operated under the belief that besieged forces were trapped in the city. Not sure where I got that idea from but it does seem to be wrong. :confused: Does that mean that besieged forces can always try to escape? If I drag a stack into the province, and it fi...
by Zardoz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Lay-down sallies
Replies: 4
Views: 10858

Lay-down sallies

If I'm besieged and I want my guys in the city to sally out :dada: to support a relief army, do I have to set their posture to anything special as well as clicking the special order button? Obviously not green/green, but I was um... surprised... :pleure: in my latest game to find some of my guys sal...
by Zardoz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Actual city supply and province loyalty again.
Replies: 4
Views: 10058

Actual city supply and province loyalty again.

Oh dear... a couple of interesting things happening in my latest game. :bonk: The supply available from a city is reported in the tooltip but *actual* supply is reduced if my side's loyalty in that province is low but that reduction is not reflected in the tooltip. So for city X, tooltip supply numb...
by Zardoz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Marching to the sound of the ballistae
Replies: 1
Views: 9044

Re: Marching to the sound of the ballistae

Ah! this has been answered before:

viewtopic.php?f=306&t=26434

and

viewtopic.php?f=306&t=26529

I'll have to organise my notes a bit better. :confused: :siffle:
by Zardoz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Marching to the sound of the ballistae
Replies: 1
Views: 9044

Marching to the sound of the ballistae

There's one very important point that I suspect I still don't quite get. If I have (say) 3 stacks in a province, all on blue/blue and one enemy stack on orange/* enters the province, which stack does it attack? All three, or one? If one, which one? If I want maximum force in a province do I make one...

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