Soderini wrote:Playing as the Prussians, you can act aggressively the first two years, but then you have to go on the defensive, just as it happend in reality.
Soderini wrote:Remember that this is the age of manouevre warfare. Marching is more important than fighting battles, and destroying the enemy in a pitched battle is entirely out of the question. ROP does a good job of portraying this.
Soderini wrote:As for building new armies from scratch as in AACW, it wasn't done during the 7YW, so do really want this?
OneArmedMexican wrote:I beg to disagree: Frederic lost more than 25.000 men in May and June 1757 in the battles of Prague and Kolin alone. If one were to play equally agressive in the game, your army would never recuperate during the rest of the game due to the shortage of replacements.
Anazagar wrote:Not rly. Early on the losses to line inf are quite easy to replace at least in my experience.
In my last PBEM game by 58 I had +100k battle losses as Prusians (my opponent double that) and my armies were still fully battle ready - 70k in germany 80k in saxony and about 40k pommerania.
OneArmedMexican wrote:Which patch are you using? While playing with 1.02: I try to stay well below of 50.000 Prussian losses during the first two years (meaning until late in 1757). If I fail to do that, I am usually unable to keep all my troops at full strength in spite of putting at least 75% of my conscripts into replacements.
OneArmedMexican wrote:But perhaps, I was not specific enough: line infantry replacements aren't the real problem: it is elite infantry and cavalry replacements that run out first. That's why I would love to see depot cavalry units.
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