Lesson #1 Part 2: What are those things on the map?
***********VICTORY POINT OBJECTIVES ***********
There are three ways to earn victory points (and the side with the most victory points wins the game!):
1. Destroy units
2. Capture Victory Point Objectives (Note: A side can only “capture” a VP objective that it does not control at the start of the game… capture only gives victory points once).
3. Control Victory Point Objectives
Finding the Victory Point Objectives.
There’s two easy ways to find the VP Objectives:
1. Use the “u” (units visible) hotkey to remove all units from view (they return to view by pressing “u” hotkey again).
Next use the “i” (VP indicator visible) hotkey to display the VP indicators. There are three settings to the “i” hotkey: all indicators, important indicators, no indicators.
Finally use the “c” (city name visible) hotkey to display the town names associated with the objectives. The town names are color coded to indicate side control (blue indicates Axis control, Orange is Allied control). Town names also have three hotkey settings: all, important, none.
Here’s a look at all the VP objectives in the tutorial.
Northern Map Area:
Central Map Area:
Southern Map Area:
Now let’s take a look at a specific VP Objective hex (5, 64), the Embassy Square. This is firmly in Blueland (Axis) Control so only the Axis side is gaining points for control at this point.
A right click pop up on the hex reveals that there is separate info on the VP Objective for the Axis and the Allies. Moving the mouse pointer over each side’s indicator provides details.
2. The second way (& quickest!) to identify the objectives is to use the F9 hotkey. The VP Objective hexes become shaded and display the points available to each side in the hexes.
***********SUPPLY SOURCES ***********
Knowing where your supply sources are located is critical to success in the game. Supply sources can be map edge, supply depot (dump) on the map, airdrop dump, or invasion beach source. Typically invasion beach sources don’t work for a turn or two after you control the hex they’re located in…
Here’s a quick look at the supply sources available to the Axis in the Southern map area.
Right clicking on hex (1, 59) shows that there is an Axis supply source located there.
Ending the Axis turn brings up the Allied turn 1. The picture below shows where the Allies have four invasion beach supply sources that are inactive (waiting for the Allies to land and take control of the hexes).
The Allies have 8 standard on map supply depots.
Finally, the Allies start in control of two special supply depots… the Oilwell Fields. These supply depots will operate for both sides (provides supply to the side controlling the VP Objective hex that they’re located in).
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