He has builds going for a massive navy - now, I probably have underbuilt to some extent, as my 'live' experience has shown me. Some of his choices reflect a fear of the FI, methinks. If I were to go Navyhappy with FI right now, I'd go for Oceanic - I could walk to N'Awlins on the river hull builds coming online. From the FI game I have [I have an AI FI game going, me as the CSA; it's about six months after FI, late summer '63; the Union moved its capital to NYC, Union NM is about 72, but Athena has been fighting back and is still viable], let me say this, IMO:
* Forget the French Army. You'll have what's in Mexico and that's it, unless there are some others that come into play (and I'm up to mid-63 in my AI FI game).
* The Royal and French Navies are large and have Warships, i.e., Ships of the Line in goodly numbers. They also have a good number of Arm'd Figates. Yes, you'll have a blue water navy at your disposal, a powerful one. This could be decisive.
* The British Army is not inconsiderable, but they're not awesome. They're good, but, all told, about three Corps or so. Some will be locked in England.
So, Im 'not afraid of FI. The Union AI has fought back and changed her capital and has actually regained some NM, although I've thrashed her pretty good. My predecessor didn't have the Blockade Option on, which I have put ON. This might trigger FI for you [N. B., it did, FI is now 100%]. Incidetnally, it's not a same Turn thing - it'll go to 100% and then might be a Turn or two before you can move those units.
Geeesh! -5 NM off 4 battles?!
OK, I'll give you the first Reelfoot win. But the rest .....?
I can't believe you got McClellan active, and THEN I can't believe he beat Bory on defense even if he did outnumber him 4-1 (I'm sure HE reported the opposite to Washington!)
THEN, I lose by less than 1,100 men to you in Mexico (my intell was REALLY bad on that one btw - showed you had almost nuttin'), AND you lose a unit and yet the Rebs get -2 NM?!
No idea why you get 1NM for that last Reelfoot Lake fight. I lost nothing. What a load of crap.
No offense directed at you, but the game is a witch sometimes, ain't it?
It's about time this application stopped hating me.
Yes, I was quite gratified at Mac's win. IIRC, though, PGT was not entrenched, which I saw on my side ('twas a deduction from the Combat Screen and the state of affairs) and therefore went for it.
The Big Mex General slipped into the D. F. (Distrito Federale) to join the rabble in arms - IIRC, it was more than just 1100 effectives, though I was surprised at the result. Also, AFAIK, there is not a direct trip from Vera Cruz to Northern Mexico, so the retreat is just what I wanted. 'Course, you could always give up on the Mexican thing and sail away...
And yes, NM awards or detractions can be...puzzling, shall we say, no doubt.
Longshanks wrote:Sent this note with attached game files to LL:
However, I've had several turns lately where the foreign troops are not obeying orders (!). This has occurred in both Mexico and in New York which the Canadians have invaded. No trouble with British troops in Maryland, however. The main problem is Assaults on Cities. In the attached files, you will see I ordered Sir Charles Doyle to take Buffalo during the E Jan 63 turn. He was active and was set on R/R (the previous turn I set him on R/O and he didn't attack then either). As you will see in the L Jan 63 he is still active, but he ignored the orders.
Hoping you could shed some light on these pesky Canadians!
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