DrPostman wrote:It's possible to take South Africa, but just barely. I send all my raiding forces to act
as transports to pick up the troops in SE Africa and invade South Africa. Don't try
this against a human opponent though.
Kensai wrote:If you feel we should improve the colonial starting powers for a better abstraction, please post a formal request and historical source. Philippe takes these things seriously!
bob. wrote:Don't forget that he is talking about the AI here. Any half-competent player can simply leave and or ship enough troops to South Africa.
I suppose the starting garrison there may be defeated by Lettow-Vorbeck, but just barely. But you can just ship some troops there and it will be 100 % safe. Or recruit some additional troops in South Africa directly.
bob. wrote:If the Germans have a high hide value, can't the Britains simply take the East Africa city and the Germans will not get any more supplies? Or does a hidden force block taking cities?
Shri wrote:German Colonies have huge forces to simulate the 'PITA' they were to the BRITISH, esp. East Africa where the British with 10:1 Superiority could not win.
Maybe one thing can be done is the supplies be drastically cut and ammo reduced to '0'. So no ships in Africa and any stack having more than 10000 will lose heavily to 'attrition' to the extent of 30-40% per 2 turns.
That would then simulate AFRICAN theater well. Now, these over-supply of troops are needed to Stop the BRITISH from conquering whole of Africa in 1914
DrPostman wrote:But they never did catch von Lettow-Vorbeck, right up to the end of the war. Why
make it easy to end it in 1914 when it ended up tying down over 1 million men (mostly
porters) for most of the war? As it is when I play the WE I take both colonies easily
by the end of 1914 or the first month or two of 1915. That's playing against Athena
and I don't see how a human player would do much better.
Shri wrote:I am asking for SUPPLY to be cut so that BRITISH losses increase .. i know VON-LETTOW was never caught or defeated in 4 years.
So the BIG British stacks would be losing so many men while traversing Africa that they will never be able to crush the Germans easily except in South-West Africa, even Cameroon proved a difficult win for the British.
DrPostman wrote:They needed over 1 million porters and many of them died, so there might be
some way to affect WE supply in just the German colonies.
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