steelwarrior77 wrote:I had the Sam Houston event - does it happen always or only sometimes?
In the April campaign from start until July '61 there's a 5% chance per turn of the event firing.
steelwarrior77 wrote:Anyways I have two cavalry units now - should I rather evacuate them North or try to hold on?
Versus Athena, look around at what forces she has in the area. You might be able to cause some trouble and distract her for a while, maybe hit some settlements, or take a couple of towns. (The event gives you +50% loyalty in northern Texas, so there will be a number of towns you can take with early war cavalry).
From my experience, the more you do, the more she will react, in which case you can get the hell out of Dodge, if your force has enough supplies and is still in good enough condition.
Or if you're crazy like me, you could reinforce Dallas by sea and cause some real trouble. You can sail transports and brigs all the way up the Naches River to Tyler, Texas, which produces a fairly good amount of supplies. I've never seen CS gunboats patrolling the river, but you never know. Also, in I think July or so you get some RGD's which allow you to call Partisans, which can then garrison Dallas while your cavalry is off doing their dirty-work.
Of course any units you send to Texas you will be pulling out of somewhere else, and if you send any units, you better commit to supporting them, otherwise you will probably lose them and it will have been a waist of resources to just busy Athena for a few months.
steelwarrior77 wrote:Will there be additional units, if I hold on?
No. Anything else you have to send, or call up partisans.
steelwarrior77 wrote:How to defend Norfolk - or should I just give it up?
I like to try to hold it against Athena, but I think in PBEM a clever opponent will swoop down on it rather quickly and take it back, before you can afford to reinforce it too strongly.
steelwarrior77 wrote:Where did you make good experiences with Naval inavsion?
New Orleans. It's worth a lot to take it from the South, so it's worth investing it. The sooner the better, before it's strongly reinforced.