The lower cohesion a force is the slower they will move if not on RR. So, your foces near MD nearly have 0 cohesion, which means they basically won't move.
Generally, it isn't a good idea to keep forces inside a city as they can be besieged (like in NO). In the ACW, nearly all forces that were besieged eventually surrendered, so the game represents this well.
If you want, I can play a practice PBEM game with you and sort of guide you more on how to form divisions, corps, armies, etc, etc, etc. I'm around till March 27th before I go offline, basically.
Longshanks wrote:While in general it is not a good idea to leave units in cities, the action is completely appropriate if 1) you are building a relief force that will be coming to lift the siege, and/or 2) the location is completely vital to your survival (such as Washington DC), 3) you are really serious about delaying your enemy for 4 turns or so, knowing you'll lose the troops inside (Vicksburg, historically, I suppose).
I can't say I "do it all the time" but there is usually a situation or two during a game when I will allow units to be besieged, knowing that I have a high chance of relieveing them before they surrender or are assaulted. The hard decision on units inside such places is: 1) do I have enough supply? (it's pointless to leave them inside if you don't) and 2) should I use Red on defense (stand or die)?
Longshanks wrote:Just a word to Newman: courage!
He's getting an armful of learning in his current tourney game, where Durk (CSA) is showing him how the Rebel army can swarm over you on all fronts. However, he's sticking with it, trying to learn something every turn even in the face of seemingly sure defeat.
Most of us had our butts handed to us on a plate in an early PBEM. One-Armed Mexican, for example, "learnt me my lesson" as we say down South when I first tried to take New Orleans without knowing all the tricks of the trade.
But sometimes defeat is how you learn. Don't give up, you will learn this game, and one day you can teach Durk and me both a lesson WE haven't learned yet. So: courage!
charlesonmission wrote:Generally, it isn't a good idea to keep forces inside a city as they can be besieged (like in NO). In the ACW, nearly all forces that were besieged eventually surrendered, so the game represents this well.
Durk wrote:Is One Armed Mexican our mutual Antagonist, opponent from whom we learned the most? This was my learning, too.
I do love learning through watching someone so great defeat me.
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