younggent
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Why won't he siege?

Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:41 pm

I am completely at a loss here.
I have been trying to siege Alexandria for the last 4 turns.
I have Johnston in the region with a big army and he is activated and has attack orders (both buttons orange).
He's been like that for the last 2 turns (the first turn he fought a battle which he won and the 2nd turn he was in defence mode as he was not activated.
But why hasn't he started the siege the last 2 turns?
The Union forces siege me all the time...
I'm sure there is a completely sane explanation here - but I just can't see it... :-)
I have an image but don't know how to attach one here yet.

younggent
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Re: Why won't he siege?

Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:25 pm

I think I have found the answer myself :-)
It looks like there is no siege option - as the union army is not inside the city.
The lack of action is apparently due to a lack of engaging the enemy.
I assume the union army has been skillfully avoiding battle the last few turns.

lightbrave
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Re: Why won't he siege?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:29 am

If there is no Army inside the city then there must be any army outside of it in the region I would think. If they still have an army in the field then I don't think you can siege.

younggent
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Re: Why won't he siege?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:54 pm

Yes, there was no sieging because the enemy had entrenched outside the city and my army had not succeeded in starting a battle yet.
I put it on assault mode next turn and then the battle came.
Alexandria is now mine but 5 turns later the union has built up several massive armies on the other side of the river and I'm streched out along the same line in handfuls of divisions - about half of their size the whole way.
Winter has set in and causing losses to my troops.
I have a bad feeling...

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Re: Why won't he siege?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:32 am

Siege is an automatic status, occurring when one side (defender) has >= 1 stack inside a region's structure (city, fort, etc.), while the attacker has >= 1 stack in the region, which is not in PP (Passive Posture), measured from the start of a turn.

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