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by Shri
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6807

Never played in Army-by-Army, found it unnecessarily complicated. The WEGO errors are part of History- so many times, orders were given- which were not received and armies did not march etc. As for the AI in WEGO it is very aggressive, suicidal assaults with RESERVE and MOBILISED Corps at times and ...
by Shri
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

You can't because they can't because it is... suicidal. As I recall the view of von Moltke the Elder applies here, to the effect that: "Any mistakes in the initial mobilization may only be made good in the next war." It's really difficult to see how Conrad, so often passed off as some sort of strat...
by Shri
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

@Random Thanks. I Installed it alongwith the Naval Improvements and locking of Askaris by you it is great. But- How do you make Austria succeed in this suicidal plan? Any tips/tricks? The Austrians have average troops, bad generals and low quantity no way you can successfully attack Russia. Even the...
by Shri
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: the GREAT War and effects on your country
Replies: 8
Views: 4270

@Tamas I never painted a rosy picture, but just wanted to give a view hidden from most Americans and Europeans. Most treaties treated the losers of the Great War very badly- the reason why they slipped into Fascism and Communism. (Brest-Litovksk, Severs, Trianon, Austrian Treaties, Turkey's treaties...
by Shri
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: WW1 mods and modding
Topic: Request for Random!
Replies: 33
Views: 10190

@ German Command & Control Army Group strategy was most effectively utilised by the Germans, witness the creations of Rupprecht, Albrecht, Kronprinz and Luitpold commands (also the fact all these nominal controllers were Royal Crown Princes). In the German army system the Commanders were relatively ...
by Shri
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: WW1 mods and modding
Topic: Request for Random!
Replies: 33
Views: 10190

@ Belgian army By some accounts- Belgian army was 117000 strong at start of war i.e. 3 corps (German Army sized corps), now due to lack of heavy artillery, paucity of machine guns, trained officers and NCO's this can be considered as 1 Cavalry Corps, 1 Regular Army Corps, 1 Reserve Corps and 1-2 Mob...
by Shri
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

@Random Yes it is your naval mod with the askaris locked in africa.. very good one. I downloaded from this forum. I was asking link for your "CONRAD PLAN" mod- is it there? Haber, Nobel, Gatling, Maxim, Oppenheimer, Einstein, Kalashnikov?? (he gave an interview on BBC after fall of SU saying- he wou...
by Shri
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

@ Random Thanks for the compliment! But as i said in my post - it is gamey, i myself acknowledge it. . i just laid it out as some people said it could not be done in the game, i think it can be done with nearly 2/3rd accuracy. Interesting mod, i don't think it is your naval mod (can you give me the ...
by Shri
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: WW1 mods and modding
Topic: Request for Random!
Replies: 33
Views: 10190

If Belgian Army took automaticaly their bonus, it will became worthless to use the demoralize belgium option or to try to send diplomats in Brussels in the pre-diplo phase. I have only secceded in taking Paris in 1914 few times, you need a lot of luck to succeded. - "Good" (for you) french warplan ...
by Shri
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Just one query- Does anyone use the CONRAD plan (Historic) as AUSTRIA? It was probably the most disastrous plan almost equal to Plan XVII, at least the French had British help, the Austrians had no help to remove themselves from their own soup; finally Falkenhyn had to weaken the western front and d...
by Shri
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: the GREAT War and effects on your country
Replies: 8
Views: 4270

the GREAT War and effects on your country

Please mention you country and the effects of the Great War on it, if need be (club 1+2) mention of the 2nd 30 year War- For me, INDIA got her freedom directly due to the GREAT WAR , history's irony. I for one am thankful for it, most people in Asia and Africa should be thankful for it too as it pro...
by Shri
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: AI Rupprecht Plan
Replies: 14
Views: 7627

+1 I think you have had this sort of conversation 100 times in the past and have thought all the moves on the chess board thrice over! :thumbsup: With regards to German allies- Turkey and Italy and USA you are spot on. With regards to UK -more or less spot on but there could have been a swing to UK'...
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: AI Rupprecht Plan
Replies: 14
Views: 7627

I agree to an extent with that thesis, but if Germany has not supported Austria in 1914, it would have been a humiliation for Austria or maybe a Austro-Serb war in which Russia may launch on Austria with disastrous consequences for Germany as Austria was the only ally left due to horrible diplomacy....
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Ludendorff writes about the Greek and Rumanian episodes with a lot of bitter after taste and blames British propaganda a lot for the bad German image, this was picked up by Adolf Hitler too. The British have been past masters for the past 500 years and for a good period of this time they ran their w...
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Assault and Stosstrupen use
Replies: 5
Views: 2874

If i am not wrong, you need GRAND offensive with infiltration research and Strosstruppen research to implement this.
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: AI Rupprecht Plan
Replies: 14
Views: 7627

Ersatz here is used in the original German Army sense, replacement troops, fully trained and equipped but not yet assigned as replacements to field units. Every annual conscription class produced soldiers in excess of the numbers necessary for the field units. In 1914, Ersatz units up to division l...
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

I just wanted to know an opinion as to how historically plausible is ITALY in the CP? As most of the authors and books- KEEGAN etc., write how ITALIAN navy was built to counter the AUSTRIAN in the adriatic and not the FRENCH in the MED. considering that and also the issue of "TYROL", how much was it...
by Shri
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

GERMANY- Schlieffen always, have tried MOLTKE too a few times in combination with DIPLOMATIC POKER, KRONPRINZ plan is a good if you want to have general massacre- useful to have DIPLOMATIC POKER here also. Austria- EUGEN mostly, at times- KOENIG (good to knock out serbs) to try and push back if not ...
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Yankees can't naval transport to France
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

I had spoken of more canadians, saxon and bavarians once and the game designers told me this- All allied men- Shock Troops were CANADIAN. (includes scots and irish) All axis men- other than Prussians were Bavarian or Saxon. The CANADIANS, SCOTS, IRISH and ANZAC were the SHOCK troops of the ALLIES al...
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Plans for a new "official" patch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Please allow as suggested by some members.. ability to deploy troops on friendly territory if contiguous by rail.. max of 10-20% of your total army.
As Britain in France and as GERMANY in Eastern front this is needed.
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Help improve WW1!
Topic: AI behavior in redeployment phase
Replies: 2
Views: 2974

hey +1

As GERMANY you need to help those stupid AUSTRIANS
and as BRIT the FRENCH and do need this option
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Ai grand offensive
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Ai grand offensive

Often in my games if i don't take PARIS in 1914 (mostly as i don't want to end the game too soon and hence voluntarily retire 2 paces) I find in 1915 GRAND OFFENSIVES- AI never takes its objectives but still gets the 10 bonus morale and i get a -3. For GERMANY even -30 is ok, but for poor AUSTRIA a ...
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: AI Rupprecht Plan
Replies: 14
Views: 7627

With the caveat that none of the War Plans were actually war plans per se, a reasonable answer is probably "sort of". What are generally referred to as war plans were more or less mobilization schemes in that hard objectives beyond initial contact were usually left pretty nebulous. In the case of v...
by Shri
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Capture Paris = Automatic victory?
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Look at it like 1940.. As soon as the French were cut off by Guderian, the Bits ran back to their Island.. Similarly as soon as Paris falls, GAME over- British will go back to London and the Royal Navy will make a blocking stand in the channel and the north sea. Taking Berlin as the Russian is a JOK...
by Shri
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Great Game, a few queries?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

Well,
Since there is so much problem of the GHQ reserves esp. in the Eastern Front; for the C.P. who have a long eastern front esp. Konigsberg to Armenia!, some extra reserves will help hold the line.
by Shri
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Great Game, a few queries?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

I added a new Mutitines event that can affect France or Italy. :) Thanks. Well, i am surprised this great game has not caught the attention of more fans. Armchair General and several other strategy guides have rated it high, rightly so. Well; i am going to continue to pester you- one more query; Is...
by Shri
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Great Game, a few queries?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

Adding the entry year condition is fine for me indeed. ;) Now, more specifically on your questions 2. Boreovic v.Bojna is given 1 offensive but no defensive stars, why? he faced the Italians in countless battles on the Isonzo and fought defensive victories. Also Germany has only 1 Guard Korps, in w...
by Shri
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Help for new player
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Well, having played the week for a couple of weeks i have to say a few things must be kept in mind when playing- 1. If T.E. never ever attack Germany with Russian troops- Disaster... only defend and crush Turkey with the English and then attack Austria. 2. If C.P. use all your dip-lo on Italy to mai...
by Shri
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Great Game, a few queries?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

Tks

Hello, I answer you for what I can. Perhaps Philippe will integrate my post. Yes, it's a WAD. The penalty for Large Rivers is applied randomly. I remember it's 50% of cases, not sure though, sorry. In simple words, crossing such Large Rivers is risky... Ok, so it is a coin-toss, esp. since a lot of...
by Shri
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Great Game, a few queries?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

Great Game, a few queries?

Hi all, I am a big history buff (part- time) and WW1 and around is a favorite period even more than WW2 because of its huge impact on us even today!. Well, i was once surfing and found the reviews of this great game, downloaded the demo not expecting much but was really captivated in the way the gam...

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