elxaime wrote:I have a couple of questions on the White event options if the Komuch falls.
1. Can the Directory or Military Dictatorship events be played even if Omsk is in the hands of the Reds?
2. If a Military Dictatorship is established, and then Omsk falls, does the fall of Omsk cancel any ongoing effects from establishment of the Dictatorship? For example, the experience and cohesion boosts?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
andatiep wrote:Omsk is the last main town to hold to make it a capital for a government event, because if you do not have it then you look like hordes. Omsk fallen, you lose the boost effects of dictatorship (you lose the cohesion but you keep the already experience, of course).
elxaime wrote:Thanks. On Number 2, to elaborate:
The Dictatorship event gives the White units one star of experience each turn for nine turns. Here is a hypothetical situation. The Dictatorship has been established for three turns, which means all White units now have three stars experience. Then Omsk falls to the Reds. According to the event description, this seems to indicate the Dictatorship also ends. While the three stars experience remains, the fall of Omsk means the Whites stop getting another star each turn (up to the limit of nine) and of course also loose the cohesion boosts. Is that correct?.
elxaime wrote: In other words, does the fall of Omsk stop the Whites from gaining more stars of experience each turn?
elxaime wrote:Thanks for the replies. One of the reasons I'd asked was because my sense remains that the experience boosts of the White Dictatorship event need some balancing.
In a current PBEM, the Whites lost the Komuch in late 1919 and declared dictatorship. Over the course of the next nine turns, as each White combat unit on the map got a star each turn, the overall combat power balance between the two sides went from roughly 1:1 to well over 2:1 in favor of the Whites. The Reds basically forgot about going on the offensive for the rest of the game, as the White units were now demi-gods. In a typical battle pre-White dictatorship, it was not unusual for the Reds to lose twice as many troops in an otherwise equal battle. Post-White dictatorship, it is common for the Reds to lose four to five times as many men per battle, especially in restricted terrain. This is one of those times where I think a game mechanic was devised with combat versus AI in mind, namely a Red player looking for a challenge against the White AI. But for PBEM, it can really kill a game when such a one-sided boost is handed out. The negatives from declaring dictatorship are far outweighed by the positives - I've never had a white opponent hold off from declaring dictatorship when it was available.
andatiep wrote:If confirmed, the PBEM Red players will have to very carefully not let the Eastern Whites hold Omsk too long after they are able to switch to a Military dictatorship (untill some new volunteers and patch show up).
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