So it goes like this =)
My opponent is like George Thomas, is you give him time to prepare, he will crush you.
Against that type of opponent, you can either try and upset him, or get out of his way.
He is an OLD SCHOOL war gamer, raised on games like 1914.
So my decisions at the start:
My reasoning is simple, if I dont have a country to defend, who cares if inflation is rampant?
It is easily possible that I will regret the morale costs, but ... no man can predict the future.
Long term objectives? Take Ft Monroe and Ft Pickens if possible.
I have had way too many games where the Confed Center collapses and the Union simply drives on Atlanta.
The rivers are simply highways.
West Virginia, even if I could get forces into the area, how would I supply them?
Missouri, I WILL fight, tooth and nail, but I dont really expect to win.
Kentucky, I do not intend to invade Kentucky.
Industrialization whatever I can afford.
I intend to build some ships to raid the USA. This is more to hopefully trigger USN overspending to stop me, than expect to accomplish much.
My mobilization yards are:
and New Orleans
I will hold off on calls for volunteers until I know how much cash I have.
More on this later