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Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 10/31/2010 7:12:27 AM   
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Something that would be good to fix in ATG is the ability to invade directly of landing ships into a port, and destroy any fleets or air forces stationed there.

In a game I'm playing (and I'm not telling the player off - it's a fair tactic as long as the game allows it), unescorted landing craft did just that - while loaded aircraft carriers, cruisers & destroyers in the target hex did nothing.

Had I known the capability existed to do so I might have garrisoned the city - or possibly not thinking it was to outlandish to ever happen ! lol

And of course there remains the option of landing in an adjacent hex & moving in...

But generally IMO air and naval should relocate to somewhere within their movement range if possible, rather than be destroyed by land advancing.

Of course they should take a big hit in readiness for doing such an emergency evac, and/or lose some proportion of their force due to being unable to be moved - probably something like only the % ready have the opportunity to get away.


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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 10/31/2010 10:56:00 PM   
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Just the thought of unescorted landing craft moving in to kill off loaded aircraft carriers, cruisers & destroyers is a bit strange. I'd guess the commanders of the ships would have at least fired a warning shot or two before opening up the hatches to flood the ships. Maybe even launched the occasional aircraft?

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/2/2010 6:39:04 AM   
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To be completely accurate is wasn't the landing craft that did the killing! 

But yeah - I think that another thing that could be changed is that if you are landing in a hex that contains naval you should probably have to fight the naval presence first- so you can send in a bombardment/combat force and then land when they have won the battle.

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/2/2010 7:52:00 AM   
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He, he. I know. Just tries to imagine the scene in a real situation... I fully agree with what you're saying. The rules for this needs to change in future versions.

  • Ships with guns should fire against attackers, and at least be allowed to try to rebase. Given that could be hard since you'd now have to have escorts to your invasion fleet.
  • Aircraft should be allowed to try to attack / rebase.
  • An element of surprise might be needed, to make it possible to catch ships at anchor and aircraft on the ground and destroy them with a proper attack. Not as a secondary effect of unarmed landing craft appearing on the beach :-)


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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/2/2010 10:33:38 AM   
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Yep I'd agree with all that :)

Perhaps the chance of each and every SFT escaping could be linked to their readiness - roll for each SFT - maybe all get away, maybe none - and take a hit on readiness in the next turn depending on how well they make their roll?

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/2/2010 7:25:36 PM   
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There were other requests floating around for addition of Naval interception rules. If done well, some sort of interception rules might prohibit this kind of 'sploit.

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/3/2010 5:23:49 PM   
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It is possible to embed land forces inside a naval unit so wherever you dock the ships always have their own complement of land defense against such an occasion as above.

But to be honest i did not consider this myself an issue. Its very easy with minimal garrison to defend against amphibious assault (which gives attackers big penalty). Especially cause most ports are towns and can be deeply entrenched in.

Other reason i did not implement evacs for sea and air is that they represent the result of a surprise overrun. It will make the player think twice about stationing aircraft close to the front for example. It should also make the player think twice about leaving ports ungarrisoned. I like that effect very much.

The partial fleeing suggesting is interesting though.. i'll give it some more thought. But dont expect to see it in AT Gold at first release.

By the way on a more positive note : A complaint that has been adressed is the mega air stack problem. Wonder where that thead has gone? :)

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/3/2010 7:42:43 PM   
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To be honest, I've had some very memorable moments playing against the AI when I captured a city or port in a suprise attack and bagged a huge airforce or navy in the process. It was usually a turning point in a toughly fought game and it was all good fun at the same time.

Good point about the SFT embedding in naval units, I haven't thought about that one.

Vic - tongue in cheek comment - You've stickied one such thread about mega airstacks.


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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/4/2010 7:03:36 AM   
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Vic it is easy to do if you know that you need to!  I didn't, coming back to the game from a holiday of a couple of years,and so am being screwed because of lack of knowledge.

Now you might say that newbies get screwed by experienced players....which would be true too.....but then newbies might be expecting "sensible" operations if the rules done tell them otherwise! :)

I don't expect it in 1st release....but it is something I expect some day...or perhaps the intercept Jeffrey mentioned :)

IMO the calling it a "surprise" aspect is not realistic in a strategic level game with month long turns.

And if naval can evacuate then why not air? There are examples of them doing so under fire such as the nearest airfields that supplied Stalingrad when they were over-run by the Russians. Getting over-run could still cause serious casualties..as it should...but IMO it is just wrong that the units are killed outright.

Thanks for reading...I've had my say and been seen & discussed...not much else one can ask for in the 1st instance :)



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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/4/2010 5:44:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SMK-at-work

Vic it is easy to do if you know that you need to!  I didn't, coming back to the game from a holiday of a couple of years,and so am being screwed because of lack of knowledge.

Now you might say that newbies get screwed by experienced players....which would be true too.....but then newbies might be expecting "sensible" operations if the rules done tell them otherwise! :)

I don't expect it in 1st release....but it is something I expect some day...or perhaps the intercept Jeffrey mentioned :)

IMO the calling it a "surprise" aspect is not realistic in a strategic level game with month long turns.

And if naval can evacuate then why not air? There are examples of them doing so under fire such as the nearest airfields that supplied Stalingrad when they were over-run by the Russians. Getting over-run could still cause serious casualties..as it should...but IMO it is just wrong that the units are killed outright.

Thanks for reading...I've had my say and been seen & discussed...not much else one can ask for in the 1st instance :)




Yes in understand your argument. And I am trying to improve the documentation for AT Gold compared to the AT manual.

@all,
see other thread. i am still looking for volunteers to help out with writing in december!

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/4/2010 5:48:56 PM   
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Vic - tongue in cheek comment - You've stickied one such thread about mega airstacks.



seriously? where?

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/4/2010 6:47:41 PM   
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Vic - tongue in cheek comment - You've stickied one such thread about mega airstacks.



seriously? where?


Ya, well that comment was maybe a bit misleading. In the George v Seille AAR thread the discussion came UP IIRC. I'm going by memory, which I'm finding is increasingly flawed.


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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/5/2010 7:14:52 PM   
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quote:

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Vic it is easy to do if you know that you need to!  I didn't, coming back to the game from a holiday of a couple of years,and so am being screwed because of lack of knowledge.

Now you might say that newbies get screwed by experienced players....which would be true too.....but then newbies might be expecting "sensible" operations if the rules done tell them otherwise! :)

I don't expect it in 1st release....but it is something I expect some day...or perhaps the intercept Jeffrey mentioned :)

IMO the calling it a "surprise" aspect is not realistic in a strategic level game with month long turns.

And if naval can evacuate then why not air? There are examples of them doing so under fire such as the nearest airfields that supplied Stalingrad when they were over-run by the Russians. Getting over-run could still cause serious casualties..as it should...but IMO it is just wrong that the units are killed outright.

Thanks for reading...I've had my say and been seen & discussed...not much else one can ask for in the 1st instance :)




Yes in understand your argument. And I am trying to improve the documentation for AT Gold compared to the AT manual.

@all,
see other thread. i am still looking for volunteers to help out with writing in december!

best regards,
Vic



Are you trying to have the manual finished by December ?




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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 11/30/2010 11:42:30 PM   
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I captured a city or port in a suprise attack


Didn't Patton do this historically, on the north coast of Sicily?

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Good point about the SFT embedding in naval units, I haven't thought about that one.


Don't most warships have a few marines on board?

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RE: Invasion silliness - fix in ATG? - 12/1/2010 8:59:41 PM   
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I captured a city or port in a suprise attack


Didn't Patton do this historically, on the north coast of Sicily?

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Good point about the SFT embedding in naval units, I haven't thought about that one.


Don't most warships have a few marines on board?


Good observations, just shows how restricted my thinking has been I suppose, but yeah load the ships with fighting men, seems like a good idea. I do like the suprise captures, like I stated above they are fun.


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