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by Konrad von Richtmark
Thu May 12, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Help improve TYW
Topic: For next TYW patch
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Regional decision to build a wall. Donald Trump approves.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: jaggerndorf
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

^ that, or 1000 guys deserted or just didn't show up, but the low-level officers in charge kept them officially on the books and pocketed the salaries.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: GC Protestants questions
Replies: 20
Views: 4632

The thing with Protestant supply carts is that they indeed appear through events that give you new armies. You get the carts, but you don't get any corresponding increase of carts into your force pool. Thus, if you keep on getting carts by event and don't lose any, your actual number of carts in the...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11923

One thing I realized playing a Protestant campaign that I won against the AI without ever bringing in Sweden, is to aggressively use the event cards for requisitions and contributions. After Denmark has entered at the latest, you should have plenty of cities in North Germany far from the frontline, ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: TYW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Gabor Bethlen negotiations bug?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

In case it might be relevant, I should mention that I've played through a Protestant grand campaign in version 1.00. In it, Bohemia fell as expected, but Bethlen never pulled out of the war. Instead, he kept on commanding Protestant forces throughout the campaign, way after his Hungarian cavalry uni...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11923

I'm not sure directly including the Polish-Swedish War would be good game design. If Poland will just be yet another Imperial sub-faction, it would allow the Imperials to pool their resources a bit too well, make Poland support the Imperial cause in a way it shouldn't, not directly taking part in th...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11923

Danish entry into the war isn't tied to the fall of Heidelberg, or as far as I know, anything else. In my current Protestant campaign, Denmark entered the war just fine without Heidelberg ever falling.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Regional decisions - Defensive works. Do this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

What is the motivation behind making the event specifically require being in a province with a city? Does the presence of the city enable point defence like that to a greater extent than if the city wasn't there? Though, for the most part, I've actually used the event when I have besieged an enemy c...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Help improve TYW
Topic: TYW 1.01RC Public beta Patch (8th October 2015 update)
Replies: 12
Views: 3118

Ah, no, just with release version 1.0. Since the patch notes said that VP gains have been looked at, I was wondering if NM gains have been too.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Help improve TYW
Topic: TYW 1.01RC Public beta Patch (8th October 2015 update)
Replies: 12
Views: 3118

Has national morale gains and losses been looked at? I've played a Protestant grand campaign up to November 1635, managed to turn the tide after Danish intervention, and now I have occupied all objective cities except Stettin and Stralsund which are still in inactive regions. Swedish entry into the ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: ---> TYW patch 1.01RC available NOW! <---
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

edit: noticed there was another thread for patch content feedback
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6839

On the topic of (mis)using cuirassiers for outrider duties and other jobs usually left for light cavalry, does lighter cavalry actually perform better at such jobs in the game? Are they better at evading combat? When I've used lone cuirassiers for such jobs, they end up in combat against enemy field...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6839

Yeah, I suspect the scenario setups are a bit ahistorically biased towards heavy cavalry. The recruitment pools don't seem to be, though.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6839

Another question. For cuirassiers kept with armies, is it worth it including them in groups? Or, even stacking them together in an all-cuirassier group? Would doing the latter give them a good chance to get stuck in close combat on favourable terms?
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: [MOD] TYW Baroque music
Replies: 23
Views: 8590

Based on my experience of other Ageod games, I fully expected to be faced with a booming performance of Ein Feste Burg during the loading screen. :D

Looks interesting, I will check it out.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6839

I too am guilty of often using cuirassiers for outrider duty. I usually send them out alone to capture areas around my expected march route to enable the army to draw supplies from adjacent provinces. While using cheaper, lighter cavalry is of course preferable, often cuirassiers is the only thing I...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Planning the battle
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

What I'd like to see would be a formation that facilitates retreat from battle, or reduces casualties for both so that you have better chances of reducing number of casualties suffered before getting to retreat. Is there such a formation? Apart from, I suppose, choosing limited rather than standard ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: auto garrison
Replies: 23
Views: 12574

Doesn't that mean there's a little loophole for exploitation? How about just running around with a micro-unit of cavalry and keep on besieging and retreating repeatedly until you're lucky and the garrison does not spawn?
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 4206

About supply carts, also note that if you get new supply carts by event, that can take you over your force pool limit for them. In that case, you won't be able to rebuild them if you use them for depots, not until you've actually ended up below your force limit. Meaning that building depots may not ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 4206

I concur with the propriety of the simple supply system. If even a master organizer like Gustavus had to come to the supply rather than make the supply come to him, it was probably inevitable given the logistical constraints of the time. I agree though with the suggestion that there should be some a...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: auto garrison
Replies: 23
Views: 12574

I too would like to know exactly how garrisons work. Sometimes I've lost fortified cities without a fight due to erroneously believing garrisons would spawn if an enemy would besiege them.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 4206

Having played RoP with its advanced supply system, I've kind of come to appreciate the simple local supply of TYW more. TYW still allows you a certain amount of supply transportation, but you have to manually detach the supply wagons and use them to fetch the stuff. Thus, you can operate beyond the ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: GC: Protestants First turn
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Playing as the Protestants, it's worth remembering that historically, they were indeed badly outmatched until Sweden entered the war, which only happened 12 years after it had started. The game reflects this. The Catholics just outnumber and outspend you, and start the game with the rockstar general...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11923

Yeah, of course, first fix what's broken. Still, just changing the Catholic AI won't prevent players from abusing the feature, though I suspect most players would just house-rule it. As a longer-term goal, instead of an alternate scenario, why not allow for several ways for Swedish intervention to t...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: First impressions and some issues discovered
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

About the Wallenstein event, in case it helps you track down the cause, I should mention that I didn't play the event the first turn it was available. I had just managed to corner Wallenstein with Gustavus and wanted to smash him in the field, so I held off playing the event one turn (iirc). About t...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Battle results
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Most such battles that were close in terms of casualties ended with one side retreating, leaving the other in control of the field and thus, by convention, as the winner. The battle might have looked close based on the numbers, but with the retreating side being close to breaking. Thus, it retreated...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11923

Currently I'm playing the Catholics, it's 1628 and I've built every possible unit and taken every city that is accessible by land and I have: 321EP, 126 Thalers, and 118WS. I just finished crushing the negligible Danish army and seem to just be waiting for Gustavus to enter...so there's been very l...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Looting, what is it good for?
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Looting, what is it good for?

What the title says. I get it that looting happens when the supply capacity of an area (and adjacent areas) is insufficient to provide for the monthly need of troops, but does looting actually give you anything? Does the stack that does the looting get a one-off increase in general supply? If yes, h...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: First impressions and some issues discovered
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

First impressions and some issues discovered

Just got TYW and played through the Swedish Intervention scenario as the Protestant side (of course, as this is Gustavus's show!). I'm mostly but not entirely new to AGEOD, I've played through Rise of Prussia. I browsed the forums some to get the hang of things, especially the supply system. Seeing ...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Supply Question
Replies: 47
Views: 11618

I now went back a couple of turns. I reattached the supply wagons and made off towards Prague with the bulk of my force. One corps was left back in Pilsen, and it did manage to get supplied for a good while. So apparently the problem was simply low throughput, and not knowing that supply wagons had ...

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