Ekaton wrote:I am currently playing during the Crimean War and I'm blocking the Russian port of Sevastpol using the French and British fleets. What happens is that the cohesion is hit really hard after about a month, why is that so? IRL port blockades can last for months and in game the fleet's strength dropped from around 1400 to 200 in a month. Do I need more transport fleets there?
If you want to sustain a long term blockade put your fleet onto the defensive stance. This will limit cohesion losses.
The downside is you won't intercept any enemy combat fleets but you will block the port.
Basically the attack stance is to prepare your fleet for active combat - so the ships are uncomfortable etc (basically everything is tied down or locked away). Defend stance makes life easier for your crews as the ships are not prepared for immediate combat.
Also, yes in time you will need to rotate, even using the defensive stance.