At the start of the scenario Conti corps garrisoned in Landsberg east of Brandenburg region. First task is to move his stack to a safer location, Frankfurt Oder when he is unlocked after 2 turns. By the time there is risk of an attack he’ll fall back deeper to the south immediately.
Imperial detachments south of Magdeburg move to Minden and wait for Pappenheim corps to unlock after 7 turns. Supply situation may necessitate building depots in both regions. Kassel and Magdeburg will be immediate priority for launching attack before Swedish army improve their supply quality. Those cities necessary for delaying Swedish army and protecting Brandenburg region in early campaign.
In the north, Elbe river between Hamburg and Lunebeck permits passing through. Any troop stationed or move through there will be possibly isolated.
When Tilly and his troops arrive in Frankfurt they will station for a while and wait for Bavarian recruits from Regensburg, Munchen. Tilly by himself can march and merge with Conti corps to improve supply quality in Frankfurt Oder which is not sufficient.
From option panel there will be raider cavalry recruits from Wien to harrass and pillage unprotected cities of the enemy. As the supply situation may not be yet sufficient for Swedish, already pillaged regions may prevent economic gain from it. I’ll be using Raid RGD when there is an opportunity to do so.
Ebbingford wrote:Swedish Intervention opening background and scenario notes for the Protestants.
The Swedes start this scenario with a lot of under strength units, my first task is to build a depot in Stettin and then get these units up to full strength.
In early game according to the plan taking control of Göttingen, Kassel and Magdeburg was crucial. Unpredictable success was Berlin captured earlier. It did encourage moving large force to protect Berlin; Brandenburg region. From Frankfurt new recruits, artillery and supply wagons dispatched immediately in the vicinity of Pappenheim force.
4th Group composition in Pappenheim stack:
Kassel surrendered and Kolberg under control of Swedish army after long siege.
Swedish army lay a siege to Neu Brandenburg. By the time Savelli force march to battle city was surrendered already. It was unlucky defeat for HRE.
Pappenheim marched to Berlin and started to build entrenchments while Tilly stayed idle to bring his force when necessary.
Recruit pool for HRE&Catholic League:
Blue color represents Bavarian, grey color is HRE
From left to right: HRE,Bavaria, Croatia and Spain
Regional Decisions and diplomacy cards:
All unit models consume some portion of War Supply for replacement and recruitment. Through long war it is important to keep sufficient WS. Regional decisions such as contribution maintain WS from cities with a loyalty loss. With war exhaustion through late game it is possible to build cheaper and weaker light infantry models without WS requirement.
Winter quarters in Berlin with additional level supply depot building put on hold with Gustav attack in April 1632. Pappenheim force defeated in battle but didn't retreat. Tilly immediately reinforce the region without taking supply wagons and artillery with him not to slow him down..
But that battle was also failure.
Wallenstein recalled to command, he was going to lead troops in Havelberg for following threat in Rostock. Garrison was under siege and navy put blockade to the city.
Garrison sally out before Wallenstein attack. Enemy retreated to adjacent region.
Tilly waited in Berlin for Wallenstein support. Battle started 8th of August and Wallenstein join in 27th. Both retreated to north of Berlin. It was time to split. Tilly would stay in Brandenburg and Lower Saxony while Wallenstein will move to confront with the new enemy, Saxony..