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Longshanks
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Blockade Problem?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:25 pm

I must be doing something wrong in this brownwater blockade of Richmond, but I can't see what it is... I'm hoping one of you will explain my stupidity!

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The ship icon in question is the one above the word "James" on the map. Some details have been censored, as this is a current PBEM game.

There's a boatload (ahem!) of elements in there: 8 on the first unit alone - all the rest have 1, except the USS Seminole has 2 = 19 elements in all, way more than the 12 needed. No ships are missing from the elements and they're all in reasonably good shape (i.e., none ready to sink!).

In the past, I've always seen the Richmond and other ports in the upper James River area blockaded, but not this time.

Ideas?

von Sachsen
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Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:28 pm

Could it be that they are on passive?

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Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:32 pm

Lack of cohesion is my guess :)
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Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:02 pm

No, von Sachsen is right.

Your fleet is in passive mode.

Switch to defense or attack will do the trick.

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Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:01 pm

I kinda missed the scary green label :bonk:
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Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:06 pm

Longshanks, this is obviously due to the fact that the fleet is in passive attitude. You can be sure. The blockade only becomes effective if the fleet is in defensive or offensive attitude (or assault). ;)

Regards! :thumbsup:
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Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:58 pm

THanks guys, I knew it was something obvious. Man, you take 10 days off from the game and the rust sets in fast!

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Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Yeah, it's true. AACW is a game with a lot of little details. :)
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Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:23 am

Thank you all for discussing this. I have been trying to make blockades work, now I understand how to see the blockade symbol as confirmation.

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:52 pm

Sure enough, the next turn it was fixed. CitizenX is no doubt pleased you have helped me blockade his capitol! :D

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Longshanks wrote:Sure enough, the next turn it was fixed. CitizenX is no doubt pleased you have helped me blockade his capitol! :D


Yeah! Thanks a lot, folks. Appreciate it. ;)

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:52 pm

Anyway, it's not an easy move to prevent, from Johnny's Reb perpective :D
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Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:02 pm

Longshanks wrote:Sure enough, the next turn it was fixed. CitizenX is no doubt pleased you have helped me blockade his capitol! :D


:niark: :niark:

Regards! :thumbsup:
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