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by Zardoz
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Sieges and river ports
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Sieges and river ports

Fair enough although poor old Vitellius shed a more than a few kilos of weight before I could rescue him. :crying:
The African grain supply was the least of his worries for a while.
by Zardoz
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Sieges and river ports
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Sieges and river ports

An interesting observation from my Year of the 4 Emperors game. As Vitellius I have several cities along the Rhine, some with ports onto the river. But when they are besieged, the city's supply goes to zero. This seems to be different to coastal cities with ports where the seaport provides some supp...
by Zardoz
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Why do I have supply here?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Why do I have supply here?

I was mainly concerned that I might have misunderstood a game mechanic, or how the supply system works. My 95% military control of the countryside gives me a small amount of supply but I need to take the city to get serious supply is my understanding. I went back and read Narwhal's excellent Beginne...
by Zardoz
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Why do I have supply here?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Why do I have supply here?

otherwise known as a bug? That's OK; I write software for a living so I'm sure I've put plenty of bugs out there in my time. I'll go back to figuring out how to take Otho and Vespasian down. BTW I did a quick read of Tacitus before starting this scenario... none of the candidate emperors sound parti...
by Zardoz
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Why do I have supply here?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Why do I have supply here?

Hi all. Back playing AJE again after a break and having fun with the four emperors... :dada: A quick question based on the screen shot linked below. I have an army outside Genua, controlled by the enemy, Otho in this case. I haven't conquered the town and the region is not next to any of my regions....
by Zardoz
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Caesar's too strong!
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Caesar's too strong!

So yes indeed it is a hard strategy to play, not fighting Caesar until your units are trained fighting his allies, but in my view, it is the only way to win as Pompey. Yes indeed it is a hard strategy which is why I'm starting to really enjoy these games. A damn fine system you've created. I can se...
by Zardoz
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Caesar's too strong!
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Caesar's too strong!

Hi delcastel Yes, national morale is very important in battles. In this case, but, my national morale is higher than Caesar's as you can see from the attached picture. I think the answer lies in the forum thread linked in my second post - the relative abilities of the general and the experience leve...
by Zardoz
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Caesar's too strong!
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Caesar's too strong!

and yes I'm off to study this...
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and it has reminded me to ask for instructions to generate the most detailed combat log. :dada:
by Zardoz
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Caesar's too strong!
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Caesar's too strong!

Hi all I need some clues on how to adjust my army composition based on the 'battle report' data given by the game. As you can see from the attached pictures my Pompeian 24k man army got whacked by Caesar's 10k man army. :cuit: But why exactly? I can see that I was up against a better general and tha...
by Zardoz
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: I need higher walls.
Replies: 1
Views: 2571

I need higher walls.

Is it possible to improve the fortification level of a walled city? So if city "X" has a level ("size") 1 fort, how do I get it up to size 2 and higher? I'm guessing the answer is "no" but I thought I'd check. The fortification level does not seem related to the size of...
by Zardoz
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Re: How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?

Thanks all. I'll try out those supply ideas when I play next. The Christmas break should allow some time for serious gaming.
by Zardoz
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Re: How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?

Thanks Franciscus. A simple explanation is always good :) The manual is a bit vague about using transport ships to move supplies (9.2.2 of my manual...) First, it suggests that supplies can be moved to land forces in adjacent provinces which I imagine is not right either? Do I have to load impedimen...
by Zardoz
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

How do I supply ships from an adjacent province?

According to the manual, naval forces can be supplied from a friendly province even though there is no port there. But it doesn't seem to be working for me. I've made up a collage of screenshots from the game: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11409105/Naval%20supply%20standing%20off%20friendly%20...
by Zardoz
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: How do I take control of a strategic town?
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: How do I take control of a strategic town?

Thanks, all. Yes the shield in the objectives view is the red one with crossed spears. I've invested in some loyalty-improving decisions for the region, but of course they don't have an immediate effect. We'll see how things go over the next few turns.

The wiki looks very useful.
by Zardoz
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: How do I take control of a strategic town?
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

How do I take control of a strategic town?

Hi all. Another new AJE player here, thanks to the Bundle Stars sale of some months ago. First off thanks to everyone on this forum for clarifying many important game details. Now my first question. I've captured a strategic town and occupied it for several turns. But the tooltip and the F7 objectiv...

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