From: Kinmel bay
I was going to start a new thread, but I think I've found partial answers to my questions here, so this would be the place to post.
If anybody has seen my other posts they'll realise I'm a bit new to all this, so apologise if I'm posting the blindingly obvious!
I'm currently learning the game and on my third playthrough of the linked campaign. In my current game it was fairly obvious I'd mucked up the combat fairly early on and was heading for a loss, so I thought I'd play around with the cards, replacements and reinforcements, to see how they reached my frontline units.
I played a few replacement cards, including infantry, trucks and level bombers. The above post from Blind Sniper explains how units reach the front line units, so next time I'll have a play around with requested levels to see if I can get the units where I want them. But, I cant quite figure how long it takes units to get from 1st Pz Army HQ to the frontline units. I received approximately 10,000 infantry replacements when I played the card which was really good. But, by the end of the scenario (sent back to Fuhrer HQ in disgrace!) there were still 6000+ infantry at 1st PZ Army HQ waiting to be sent out to units and trust me, there were plenty of spaces for them! So, is there some kind of formula as to how long they take? In my own mind I'm thinking that replacements naturally get sent to army HQ and then it takes some time to distribute them and it doesnt help when your frontline units are fighting in the mountains. Have I got that about right, or is there a way to speed up the process?
The other one I struggled with was the level bombers I got. I didnt seem to manage to get them anywhere. I had taken losses on my aircraft so did expect them to be sent into units, but by game's end none had reached my bomber unit. Again, have I missed something, should I be looking at the type of aircraft (i.e. only certain types can reach the unit)?
One final point is the amount of Romanians I seem to be acquiring, including staff units. When I play through again I was going to see if I could build a Romanian HQ to filter them into that. Am I on the right lines there?
I have lots more questions, but I'm trying to figure them out for myself, but on the replacement side of things I think I'm not quite getting there at the moment, so wouldnt mind a bit of advice. I dont want to really move onto the full campaign until I've figured it out, I'm a boring kind of general and like to make sure I have my supplies and replacements sorted and hope the combat takes care of itself.
As an aside to this, I'm still having loads of fun. I'm up to the scenario where the Germans have to capture Gronzy, let's just say it went spectacularly wrong and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to explain to HQ exactly what my panzers were doing fighting on the frontlines in mountains..ouch! The replay starts tonight....