Pocus wrote:That was fun. Defend the croissants at all cost. Or throw them at the enemy if frozen.
Baris wrote:I was also beaten in this scenario by Narwhal !
Later I've played with other opponent and we have found out how supply is important. I sense, to know the weakness and strenghts of each faction and for scenario knowledge it is important to play multiple times same scenario in PBEM.
Thanks for writing this AAR.
steelwarrior77 wrote:Very interesting keep it going - how do I know which cities spawn Amerisan reinforcements? How do i know which ones produce extra EPs?
Field Marshal Hotzendorf wrote:Hi loki100,
Great AAR loki100! What is your plan in regards to the Boston area in the future? Will you continue to hold your position? Abandon the city? Or perhaps launch an offensive of some kind?
- Field Marshal Hotzendorf
steelwarrior77 wrote:Interesting AAR and great update ;-D
Field Marshal Hotzendorf wrote:So why exactly is Boston such a supply problem? If you were to enter the city would you be in good supply compared to being outside of the city? Does it matter as far as supply goes?
loki100 wrote:The problem in WiA is it captures the small size of most North American cities up the end of the war of independence - its notable that it is less of a problem in the War of 1812. Add on to this there are very few depots as the British didn't really envisage having to supply large armies in the region. So Boston, although relatively large, produces about 10 supply per turn. Even my relatively small army uses 50. Now I can keep things stable by shuttling in supply wagons but its hard to build up a stockpile.
The result in general is a need to disperse your army at the end of the campaign season so that hopefully each block is in supply - but of course this risks being defeated piecemeal if your opponent stays in a large army - its a nice (ie horrible) dilemna.
If I retreated into Boston I get some supply but not all the 10. Now its possible I could deter an attack with a smaller force if I was in the city so there is again a trade off.
I'm not sure what the right answer is. This is only my second go at the big campaign. Last time I completely missed the importance of limited supply and Narwhal pretty much had my forces wiped out by the end of 1777 .... if I recall the final act was a desparate attempt to seize New York.
An alternative is to give up Boston, retreat to Newfoundland (where there is a depot) and attack again the next season. Given what is going to happen (spoiler alert), I'm now thinking that might be the best solution?
Cardinal Ape wrote:Thank you for taking the time to document your game. Good reads.
WiA is an incredible game. Sadly, I have yet to play a human in this scenario. Though I did recently have a match against a human in the Seven Years War... And you are right, after not playing this game for many years it was very easy to get back into.
Looks like Washington is packing some serious heat in that last screenshot. I wouldn't fear... I'd take inspiration from a Scotsman that once chastised Big G. Here
Kizig wrote:Agreed, thanks for the AAR Loki.
When I played solo in this scenario recently Washington split his forces, I got to break out, capture him and the depot. It was like a gift from the gods to resolve the Boston situation. I don't envy you having a human opponent who knows to keep all those bright green dots together right on your doorstep.
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