Cardinal Ape wrote:Athena says:
I'll complain again about how the surpriser trait is broken.
Gray Fox wrote:Straight Arrow, I will use what I spotted in Tripax's excellent AAR from his game with you (which should be made into a movie) for my comments.
In the AAR, you use Jackson in a lot of battles set to All Out Attack. This does give an offensive bonus (Rule of Engagement Modifier 1.35), but also gives the defender an even larger bonus (RoEM of 1.5) because your men are not taking cover, etc. This may be one big factor in the increase in losses you mentioned and would have nothing to do with any traits Jackson has. Another point I noticed was that you made several attacks at odds of 1 to 1 or less against an entrenched opponent. To once again echo Guderian, "Don't poke it with your finger, smash it with your fist." You'll still get casualties, but this isn't Sim Army. You're not painstakingly creating an army that is a work of art. Jackson exists to win battles that allow you to win the war. Paraphrasing, when Patton was asked why he lost so many men getting throught the Axis lines in Sicily he responded, "How many men would we have lost if we hadn't got through?"
Gray Fox wrote: It was interesting when both capitals were under siege at the same time. You should have given Jackson more than two infantry Divisions.
Gray Fox wrote:You sit down with a beer and some pretzels to have a lot of fun and then after many long hours you realize that you no longer want to defeat someone that you have grown to respect.
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