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supply radius

Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:34 am

do supply sources i.e., cities, depot etc have a specific number of regions that it can supply before it diminishes the further away it gets from the source. For example if a city is a supply source how many regions away from that city does it's supply extend? Hope this makes sense!

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Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:07 pm

The answer is it depends.

Supply can move up to 5 regions (depends on weather). There are 3 supply "pulses" that allow supply to move forward, depending on your rail and riverine pool sizes. You have either 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 of your total pool, which means you can push/pull supplies either 1 time, 2 times, or 3 times (5, 10, or 15 regions from the start point).

The supply engine uses rail and riverine 1st. Then uses "virtual" wagons (you can't see them) to move supplies to the units from the rail/river line. The supply wagons movement depends on the terrain and weather that it has to move through (clear weather in clear terrain moves the furthest, while a blizzard in a swamp will move a very short distance).

Also, the size of the force matters (the game engine attempts to feed the largest forces first). Sometimes small forces don't have enough pull to get any supplies (usually happens with single brigades near small cities). Also supply wagons have a strong pull, and will give supplies to units in neighboring regions.

Hope this helps.
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:26 am

it does thanks!! So if I have a large enough riverine and rail pool size I increase the chances of having 3/3?

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Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:09 pm

When you hover over the icon showing your rail and riverine, it will tell you you are 1/3 or 2/3 or 3/3. It's not a chance, but a definitive statement by the game. IIRC, it also tells you how much you need to improve to reach the next level. Do note that if you use your rail/riverine to move troops, then some portion will not be available for supply movment.

So if you have 110 rail, and you move a 90 weight corps by rail, you will only have 20 points left. The game engine will note that 20 puts you in the 1/3 category (for example, it could also be the 0/3 category), and only pushes supply by rail for 1 of the 3 pulses (or none). The 1/3 could be values from 10-100 rail points, or 20-140. It will depend on the side, and how much stuff you have (the rail requirements go up as you have more on the game - not sure if it is units or supply requests, but as your troops get bigger, you need a bigger rail pool to satisfy the demands of supply movement).
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