I am playing Britain,and fighting the Crimean war against Russia, with the latest patch installed.
Some rather strange things have been happening in the Black sea.
My fleets in the Western Black Sea area have fought and won several battles....against Russian land units. No Naval units involved on the Russian side. Yet infantry and artillery, and even some Cossacks, are fighting battles with my British fleets. And getting sunk. while walking on water, because the battle report shows no ships of any sort among the Russian units.
I have taken Sevastopol. I load up most of my army on transports in the city. The stack panel shows the units loaded. I send them stack of naval and land units to Constantinople, having an access treaty with the Ottomans. I have previously landed a stack there, from England, which was landed in the land area, outside of the city. Yet the when the stack of land and naval units arrives in Constantinople, only the naval units arrive, while the army has somehow unloaded itself back in Sevastopol. I have tried this twice, with identical results.
I load up a large army at Sevastopol, on transports, and send it to the western black sea. I also send two huge British fleets into the same area. The next turn, I select all the land units on the transport fleet, and drag and drop them on the Odessa area. I order the other fleets to bombard the area.
The next turn, a good deal of bombardment occurs. The log says that one of my large fleets has avoided combat with enemy units. It also says that Lord Raglans army has been committed to battle in the Western Black Sea. Raglans army is made up of land units, and is the stack I ordered to invade Odessa. No battle report. No Russian naval units. Yet my large stack of land units is sitting in their transports, with half their cohesion gone. Even though they had been ordered to invade the Odessa region. And my fleet that is reported to have avoided combat is sitting one area over, in Sevastopol.
I considered whether my ships had just failed ot spot the Russian naval units. But I had over twenty naval units in that area, with a number of scouting and frigate squadrons, most of them having four stars of experience.
This seems very strange to me. Does anyone have an idea of what is happening, and has anyone had a similar experience?