One thing I forgot to ask... do you need intermediate depots/sources as "landing places" every 5 regions on the rail line or river line to keep the pull/push chain going?
I would recommend this, planefinder is on the ball here. The Northern papers hate my guts and I get NM taken away, because I can be positively glacial, but, as Daffy Duck once said, "Ah, but I'm a live
louse!" And well fed, too.
In other words, if unblocked by the enemy along the way somewhere, could supplies move from say Cincy all the way down to New Orleans without another depot or supply source along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers?
This image...scares me. I know I wouldn't even think of it. Let me illustrate - often enough, I can take Memphis, but #10 or Pillow are sitting there, shooting at your abstracted Stuff on abstracted vessels. Mouseover. See what the deal is. Often, the Big Places have enough Supply for Quite a While, even with two full Corps in town. I definitely want to establish an uninterrupted route. So my 'Paduchaland' campaign (P-land's southern border is Memphis-Corinth, as I deem it) is not over.
OTOH, I seize New Orleans and Ft Pike and ignore the forts at the mouth. Pike does open up a Supply Line from the Sea, but, sometimes, if Athena is insisting on keeping Pike, I just work around it & go do Other Things - if she's being That Way about Pike, other targets could well be open. NO has an immese amount of Supply.
Which brings up another question... how do you know if a river or rail line is blocked by the enemy? Do you have to manually go to each end point in the supply overlay and see if the region is "receiving" supplies? If not, then I guess you deduce that there is a block somewhere. Correct?
I would say, Yup, pretty much. See my comment about Memphis above.
Also, how can you easily tell if your units are "in supply?" I've rolled the tooltip over units that are cut off completely and it still says that they are "supplied."
I don't know what the UI is doing nowadays, but in AACW there was a green/red strip at the bottom of stacks on the map. I'm sure there is a similar one in CW2 - if not, I'm wrong again, but think there must be one. Haven't even looked; the way I play, it's rare for my guys to have Hey! moments with Supply. The Supply filter is excellent, of course.
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