minipol wrote:A few days ago, I started a new campaign as the CSA.
Wow, last couple of times, I won against the Union by capturing Washington after capturing a few other important cities.
I won both games as the CSA at the end of 1861.
However, now I used slightly more difficult settings and the AI is a whole different "person".
I can't get to Washington. If i want to go up North, I'm blocked.
AND, I saw 5 (!!!) landings on my shore. 1 near New Orleans, a few units at the end of 1861.
1 big stack directly targeting New Orleans by Feb 1861, power +-1250. Several divisions, luckily,
I had a few ships near to attack the fleet, and a few transports sunk killing several units otherwise NO was lost.
I had to bring over lots of units to form a division able to deal with the threat.
Next turn, boom, 2 small units land near Savannah and Charleston. Again, I had to divert troops from somewhere else to deal with the threat,
as I don't trust the small garrisons to be able to deal with them.
Also Butler left Ft Monroe to attack (and take) Suffolk and besiege Norfolk. He left a garrison behind.
That's 5 units/stacks on my shores by beginning of February. I also feel that with the last patch I'm not able to make units as quick as with the previous patches.
I have money and recruits waiting, but no WS. 2 times I have now issued orders to build armories but at the moment, my cities only bring me 37 WS a turn.
All combined I have between 62 and 77 WS a turn.
Not enough to quickly build new armories all the time. I have to choose between that, new troops or a few ships.
It makes the game hard. Once the union is steamrolling, I will have to retreat. In the west, I took Cairo, and held on to Rolla and Jefferson City.
On the plains, the CSA rules but it's not like there is a lot to be won there.
I'm impressed, and it now seems like I have to put out fires all over the place instead of just worrying about VA.
I got the message that Kentucky is leaning towards the Union. Aaarghh. Another fire ...
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