Bertram wrote:We switched over to version 1.03 beta 4. It has some problems of its own (especially the display of the elements in a brigade), but solves the Russian supply problem, and gives the Cossacks replacements.
On a related note: in beta 4 you can change militia replacements in line replacements, at a rate of 2 for 1, with some additional costs. (I would like it better if it was 1 to 1, with costs, as the number of men is the same, the difference is the training and the costs involved).
baris30 wrote:Hello Bertram.
Thats alot of loss of troops for austria in Dresden(90 infantry elements maybe to much
the main use for cities or fortifications are i guess for winter quartering and speed up the replacements that armies receieve, maybe forts must have some other advantage in defence.
in assault stage after breach i guess there is frontage penalty for the attacker. or does it?
what units do you mostly purchase i read the aar but i mostly see depot type of units.
Bertram wrote:The destoying of 90 elements was certainly a bit much. I think several things came together to come to this result.
- first (I think) the elements were all very depleted. They did garrison duty to recover, and that was for a reason.
- second, the Austrian morale was 79 at the time, the Prusian was 121. This gives the Austrian a 10% penalty, and the Prusian a 10% bonus.
- third, I had a much better commander.
So the stage was set for a rather lopsided battle.
This might be a bit unrealistic when the force inside is 10.000 or 20.000 men, and the attacker has a force just a bit larger, but it is how it works. If you have that much men you are advised to put a small garrison inside, and put the majority outside the structure. It has the added benefit that the attacker has to fight twice, and often stops after driving the defender outside the walls off
BUT, taken together with the depleted status of the Austrian elements, it here actually works against him...This is why (serious) depleted units (or elements) should be kept from a battle, and this is why it is a problem that there is no mechanism to merge depleted elements (even if only within the same regiment) or disband them into a force pool (well, you can do that, but it will cost you the game, as the NM and VP costs are so high that disbanding a few of them wil drop both to 0).
Fianlly I also purchase mostly replacements. As Prusian I have loads of money (at one point I had a million gold to spare) and warsupply. I am chronically short on men though.
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