When i open the gameturn and go into the map i imediatly glance at my resources on the top of the window, se screenshot.
There is Morale, Commitment, Population, Draft and Replacements (we will leave replacements for a later topic)
Now NVA morale is quite easy to calculate. It never goes down but rises depending on several factors. North Vietnam always start the scenario with 10 in morale and i now have 28. Thats an 18 point increase that depends on the US commitment level (+3), current NVA morale (+5) and new US commitment for the round (+10). Since i automaticly get 20% of the new US commitment as an increase in NVA morale this tells me that the US must have deployed ca 50 points of commitment on the first season.
The resource that is used to build new NVA units, upgrade the trail, buy military supplies etc is commitment and you can never spend more commitment than you have morale. Since NVA starts with 0 commitment its quite easy to calculate that i can spend 28 points of commitment on units etc if i want.
Here is a small list of cost in commitment for new NVA units.
Division HQ.................1 commitment
Hvy Artillery Bn............2 commitment
2 Tank Battalions.........3 commitment
2 air defense Rgts........3 commitment
I can also use commitment to upgrade the Ho Chi Minh trail, Infiltrate recruits into the south (raising the population) and send Military Supplies to the south either via the Ho Chi Minh trail or by sea.
For the first round i buy 2 Division HQs, 4 infantry Regiments, 2 hvy Artillery Bns, and 4 air Defense regiments. for a total cost of 24 commitment. I save 4 commitment because i want to upgrade the trail but i dont have any units to defend the new base that would become available.
In the first round only i also have 1 free NVA division HQ and 3 regiments to place anywhere in NVA or Laos.
< Message edited by Grymme -- 8/27/2011 8:13:25 PM >