korvessa
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Can the Swedes actually win?

Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:47 am

The victory conditions of this game seem impossible to reach.
I have been playing the Swedish Intervention scenario for months.
Here are the end results of my most recent effort:
Swedish Morale: 166
Empire: 30
Swedish VP: 3108
Empire VP: 4026
Swedish Losses: 54,193
Empire Losses: 61,843
Swedes captured ever single objective city
I had it on “private” setting with increased forces and manual replacements
I am not sure what more I can do….

I don’t see how I can capture towns any faster than I did. Hamburg fell on the next to last turn. Munich with & Wurzberg with 2 or 3 turns to go.
I basically split the Swedes into 3 major groups. Each Group basically could only take one major city a year, and because sieges take so long, you had to begin fairly early in the year. I tried to be mindful of supplies. Brandenburg never joined in spite of being 100% protestant. France joined but accomplished nothing.
Main Army: Gustavus, Baner, Bernie Saxe-Weimar, Knyphousen & Tott:
1630: Captured Gartz & wintered there
1631: Captured Frankfurt/Oder & marched to Dresden for winter
1632: Captured Prague & Pilsen & wintered there
1633: Captured Brunn & wintered there
1634: Captured Vienna & wintered there
1635: Captured Munich

2nd Group: Horn, Johan Ernst
1631: Captured Kolberg, Marched to Leipzig
1632: Captured Erfurt, stayed for Winter
1633: Captured Frankfurt, Mannheim,
1634: Heidelberg,
1635: Wurzburg

3rd Group: Wille Saxe-Weimar, Leslie
Captured Rostock, Lübeck & Hamburg
These took forever – Rostock & Hamburg more than a year each.

I had a couple of other small groups running around. The only city I ever lost was Kassel. Arnim & the Saxons eventually recaptured that

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Durk
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Re: Can the Swedes actually win?

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:26 am

Why do you think this is not winning? Is it the final report? AGEOD games are pretty harsh with victory conditions. You must meet or best the historical.

korvessa
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Re: Can the Swedes actually win?

Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:01 am

Only because the computer awarded a minor victory to the imperialists

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Re: Can the Swedes actually win?

Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:23 am

Gotcha, yes you must understand this. In AGEOD games things like losing to a minor victory or even gaining a minor victory are good things. The name victory has some relationship to how well you have done, but mostly the level of victory is very parsimonious with regard to other non-AGEOD games. Sounds like you are doing well in my view.

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