From: The Duchy of Cornwall, nr England
Great thread! The info here is much appreciated. Finally launched into the grand campaign last night (spent 5-6 hours just moving AG North!!) and have a couple rail repair questions:
I understand the FBD units and they seem to work fine (wish I had more of them!), but just wondering what happens if an enemy unit comes adjacent to them. Do they displace like HQs? (thought I read that somewhere but now can't find it in the manual)
Also, regarding construction Bns, I understand it's best to leave them in HQs, but does it help to have those HQs on or near rail lines...or does that not matter? Does the AI just automatically pick up the slack from what the FBD units missed? I assume they repair at a slower rate than FDB units? Does it help to load up on construction Bns in a particular HQ or is it best to spread them out to all HQs? Is it best to leave them only in corps HQs? Or would you also want them in the higher HQs?
yes they are type of HQ.
With regard to CBs, I think most people let them do their own thing, as they are only back-filling your rail grid.
The CBs do pull a double duty by contributing to entrenchment. To get maximum benefit from this you need corps HQs within 5 hexes of Army HQs and army HQs within 5 hexes of an Army Group HQ, so for corps that you can't get the coverage for, it may be worth transferring some CBs direct to the Corps HQs to help build entrenchments ready for the first winter.
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