GaiusJulius78 wrote:Many thanks for your reply Durk! I have been a long time lurker in Ageod forums and your contribution to the community, with your enthusiasm, passion, competence and knowledge of the games, has been invaluable for my learning of the games (I have finished ROP, RUS, AJE, ACWII and TEAW so far and your posts have been a great help).
I think TYW has the potential to become one of the best AGEOD games, I love the low unit density and the challenging supply system. I hope they keep supporting it/patching it in the future.
Out of curiosity, what is the issue with the Mantua war event? In my case a new army appeared there but it did not affect my forces (mind you I stopped playing summer 1630).
I have now restarted a campaign and really enjoying it. I guess when April 1629 comes I will try some different things to avoid my previous campaign's issue (maybe dividing my forces in smaller groups each with some supply wagons?).
Another issue I noticed is that, when verifying files on Steam, the games seems to recreate save games for every scenario (very weird every save game is few turns into every scenario) which overrides a current campaign.
Just thought it was worth mentioning as an unaware player may have his campaign overwritten when verifying files (I am talking of the Steam version).
I was playing with Durk a Grand Campaign game with the Catholics when the Mantua event fired. Like you, my forces were basically divided between two armies (one slightly bigger led by Tilly and the other by Wallenstein) plus some scattered forces here and there and the locked garrison units. I got a first event sending troops to the Mantua War... the whole army led by Tilly! At first I though 'OK this is becoming interesting, I have temporarily lost my strongest army and it has been deployed in a place with no depots' I built 4 depots at once and some new troops were added in Pavia.
Until here the game became more difficult but all the forces sent to Italy plus the new ones would be safe from starvation now with the four depots built.
But then came the second event sending troops to Mantua and the whole Wallenstein Army was sent too. In Germany I had no forces to oppose to the enemy and with the new army in Italy the supply consumption was so high that all the forces there were condemned to starvation in a matter of time. So game over after 120 turns more or less. Durk is trying to find some solution but from now the game is on hold because it makes no sense continue playing if the Catholic side is left with almost no troops and all the units are sent to a place where they will be eliminated due to lack of supply.
So all in all my experience with the Mantua War event is very similar to yours regarding sending troops to Poland.
Hope we can get some kind of fix. Like you, I like very much this game and the difficulty of getting big armies supplied.