From: Houston, TX
I'm trying to rediscover this game, having it on a shelf since far too long. For that matter, I'm trying a small scenario, the Campaign for North Africa 41-43, Axis side (Desert Fox start).
Some questions if you please:
1- despite what is in the manual, I can't manage to find the order to move an entire stack at once. Where should I look?
This is discussed in the "What's New" item IX 40: Skipping the Unit Movement Popup. When first installed, this feature is turned on, and you must hold the right mouse button down for the specified delay (in seconds) to get the popup. You can turn the feature off, though, by setting the "Menu Show Delay" to 1 (see the advanced rules dialog). Then a right-click will always bring up the popup.
2- I have 2 units with supply symbol, each with 999 trucks. Where should I put them? On a big city, close to my troops? I don't know.
Those are supply units. They enhance your supply trace by reducing the distance to a supply point by one supply radius, for all locations within a supply radius of them. Their effects are not cumulative, though. So, keep one of them within a supply radius of the front lines (25 in this scenario). Note that this scenario is designed to use the new supply rules - so that radius is 25 MPs (it would be 25 hexes under the old supply rules). Keep the other unit elsewhere as a spare, or to enhance some other part of the map. Note that supply units also provide a supply benefit to adjacent units, just like an HQ, as well.
3- Before launching a series of attacks, I must make sure that all my units have spend some portions of their move, or it will be lost, when the first attack 'eat up time' for the entire turn, right?
Correct, and this is best viewed using the Attack Planner. So always use that when setting up attacks. This is also visible in the "Circle of Stars" on the Control Panel, and in the Info Panel, if the cursor is held over that circle area. I have an article available (see the Article Index sticky thread) about maximizing combat rounds.
I also have an article on CFNA in that index as well.