Sunsmith
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noob question regarding reinforcements and Franco-German border

Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:01 am

Dear readers,

I'm beginning to feel like an utter moron for keeping on needing help, but please bear with me, I have the feeling I'm nearly there.

In the menu the auto reinforcements are turned on, whilst playing as CP sometimes I seem to encounter massive losses, needing close to 200 parts in the F2 menu.
So, I manually ordered troops for reinforcements, rather than ordering new units. All good and well, since this helped me keep momentum in the east, whilst maintaining the west
till approximately may 1915, whilst winning massively in the East France assembled a whopping 10k force overrunning the Franco-German border region.
So, I wondered; should one not order extra reinforcements, but rather spending them on new recruits and let the auto-reinforcements take care of losses, or does one simply need to
pull back massive amounts of eastern troops to the western front (when playing Moltke's plan) or is it better to defend a line in French territory rather than waiting for the east to finish?

Furthermore I couldn't use the forward machinegun emplacements options in the battle menu, is that because of Falkenheyn?

I am aware that this is my third (and fourth) question in a short amount of time, but I love the game, albeit I feel rather dumb sometimes when the AI breaks my defences.

Thanks in advance for your support, you've been of great help and I loved my experience so far,

Peter

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Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:08 pm

Sunsmith wrote:Dear readers,

I'm beginning to feel like an utter moron for keeping on needing help, but please bear with me, I have the feeling I'm nearly there.

In the menu the auto reinforcements are turned on, whilst playing as CP sometimes I seem to encounter massive losses, needing close to 200 parts in the F2 menu.
So, I manually ordered troops for reinforcements, rather than ordering new units. All good and well, since this helped me keep momentum in the east, whilst maintaining the west
till approximately may 1915, whilst winning massively in the East France assembled a whopping 10k force overrunning the Franco-German border region.
So, I wondered; should one not order extra reinforcements, but rather spending them on new recruits and let the auto-reinforcements take care of losses, or does one simply need to
pull back massive amounts of eastern troops to the western front (when playing Moltke's plan) or is it better to defend a line in French territory rather than waiting for the east to finish?

Furthermore I couldn't use the forward machinegun emplacements options in the battle menu, is that because of Falkenheyn?

I am aware that this is my third (and fourth) question in a short amount of time, but I love the game, albeit I feel rather dumb sometimes when the AI breaks my defences.

Thanks in advance for your support, you've been of great help and I loved my experience so far,

Peter



The Automated Replacements will order like what 15%?. Don't use it, it's retarded xD.

The replacement VS New Unit's - Well you can base it on really what you're doing at the time!, the first month's will require replacements as the Central power's as you're kicking France's back door in.

But once you start entering lull's just put together a corp's i.e 2 infantry - Artillery and a support and of course build what you think you will need for the task at hand but bear in mind your amount of conscripts as the WE will seemingly pull legion's of men out of their arses.

Battleplan's are probably based on their strategic rating's.

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Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:08 pm

Do not use the "Auto Replacements".
You should build new corps, since you have a shortage of manpower, use your existing militia to form- "Fortress Corps" - 1*Infantry+1*Militia+1/2*Artillery=1 Corps, about two dozen of these can be created by mixing and matching and purchasing judiciously, they can hold the lines for some time on "Non priority fronts" while you use your re-inforced corps (with artillery) to break-through.
History is a good marker, and Gorlice-Tarnow (the greatest offensive operation of the War) is a good primer to repeat.
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