Next Topic POW's and Prisoner Exchange.
I know this is an extreme one sided scenario but I was playing Athena and ended up taking like 170,000 prisoners. I'm guessing they took about 10,000 by the time the game is over.
Is keeping prisoners a drain on supply (trying to guard and feed 170,000 prisoners)?
Do any prisoners die at any point? (Starvation/disease exc..)
Where are they kept?
Can they be freed by an army?
I took over the whole east coastline with one Army of 40,000 men all the way up to Boston taking every town on the way up there and all of the state of Massachusetts. (By the way NM for the Union never dipped below 70 after all that). I'm sure I took at least 50,000 prisoners on the way up there. How did my Army deal with them? How did the prisoners get to the "prison camps" down south?
Are all the questions I just asked not part of the game?
When playing a real person opponent, when you do a prisoner exchange does it lower moral for both sides or the one who initiated it? How do you know how many prisoner the opponent has?
If I take 5,000 prisoners and my opponent has 10,000 and we decide to exchange, does the exchange option just do 5,000 each? How does that work?
Had a battle where I had about 17,000 men and the Union had about 9,000. I won with around 2000 casualties and inflicting about 4000 on the Union. NO PRISONERS WHERE TAKED BY EITHER SIDE. How does that even happen?
Thanks guys and I look forward to your responses and thanks for participating.