Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Axis rail units

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the West >> Axis rail units Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Axis rail units - 4/1/2017 3:18:37 PM   
cato12

 

Posts: 246
Joined: 7/19/2011
Status: offline
How come the axis don't get any rail construction units to fix damaged rail lines?

Post #: 1
RE: Axis rail units - 4/5/2017 6:04:07 PM   
cato12

 

Posts: 246
Joined: 7/19/2011
Status: offline
93 views and no response suggests i'm missing something obvious.

I don't see any listed with the construction filter in the commanders report. Shouldn't I have some railroad units to repair important rail tracks as relying on the auto ones to repair rail isn't working.


(in reply to cato12)
Post #: 2
RE: Axis rail units - 4/5/2017 8:17:55 PM   
Denniss

 

Posts: 6237
Joined: 1/10/2002
From: Germany, Hannover (region)
Status: offline
Indeed an interesting question but not easy to anwer. A quick search at Lexikon der Wehrmacht has soem info: FBD 5 was operating in Italy from Autumn 43, much smaller FBD 6/7 in Balkans area. So at least FBD 5 could be included.
As Axis what kind of rail do you have to repair ? Rather atypical for the side usually focussed on defense but not offense.

(in reply to cato12)
Post #: 3
RE: Axis rail units - 4/5/2017 11:45:11 PM   
LiquidSky


Posts: 2719
Joined: 6/24/2008
Status: offline


Every construction unit will repair the rails. You notice this when Italy collapses and partisan activity rips up the rails in southern Italy.

_____________________________

“My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” – Alexander the Great

(in reply to Denniss)
Post #: 4
RE: Axis rail units - 4/6/2017 6:10:36 PM   
cato12

 

Posts: 246
Joined: 7/19/2011
Status: offline
I have some static division holding the line in Italy. my plan was to cover them with my mobile units and rail them back to my 2nd fortified line but I was horrified to find that several rail lines are destroyed so I cant rail them out.

Italy surrendered several turns ago so I assume that was partisan activity. ive just ran the turn and no units have been dispatched to repair the tracks.

All the Italian labor units are with army group C in Italy, 11 labor units are with OKW with the rest attached to other corp hqs in Italy.

I was hoping these would help with building forts but they don't seem to do very much.

Any ideas what im doing wrong here?




(in reply to LiquidSky)
Post #: 5
RE: Axis rail units - 4/21/2017 12:25:43 PM   
munster847284728472

 

Posts: 15
Joined: 3/4/2009
Status: offline
l'v had the same problem and still do. the germans can't repair the rail lines if they push the allies back into the water. its something that needs fixing. l'v taken sicily back in multiple games and the rails never get auto repaired or manually.

< Message edited by Munster84728472 -- 4/21/2017 12:26:48 PM >

(in reply to cato12)
Post #: 6
RE: Axis rail units - 4/21/2017 8:24:17 PM   
Joel Billings


Posts: 26233
Joined: 9/20/2000
From: Santa Rosa, CA
Status: online
I'm surprised that the rails in Sicily don't get auto repaired. Do you have construction units on the island?

_____________________________

All understanding comes after the fact.
-- Soren Kierkegaard

(in reply to munster847284728472)
Post #: 7
RE: Axis rail units - 4/21/2017 11:50:48 PM   
LiquidSky


Posts: 2719
Joined: 6/24/2008
Status: offline


I am pretty sure that OKW is too far away to fix the rail lines in Sicily. Army Group Kesselring would be in range, however...and I think that is where the Italian construction units show up.

It is possible that more 'important' things are being fixed first.

Construction units in corps can only go out 5 hexes to repair...so they would have to be on Sicily to work.



_____________________________

“My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” – Alexander the Great

(in reply to Joel Billings)
Post #: 8
RE: Axis rail units - 4/24/2017 1:13:37 PM   
munster847284728472

 

Posts: 15
Joined: 3/4/2009
Status: offline
rail line would be repaired in mainland italy and on the small island but not sicily. con units all go to the port cities and just sit there. some cities had supplies depots other not. all the cities had no dmg . l moved con units in corps hq, army hq, heck i moved them in to all of the on the island i even moved army group C. i even moved the highest hw OKW i think it is and nothing will repair the rails in sicily. l am lost for new ideas to try and fix it. Maybe its a bug l'v found.

(in reply to LiquidSky)
Post #: 9
RE: Axis rail units - 4/24/2017 3:07:28 PM   
Bismarck2761

 

Posts: 83
Joined: 11/24/2012
Status: offline
I have same experience as Allies, when construction units on Mainland Italy.

(in reply to munster847284728472)
Post #: 10
RE: Axis rail units - 4/24/2017 3:53:17 PM   
Denniss

 

Posts: 6237
Joined: 1/10/2002
From: Germany, Hannover (region)
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bismarck2761

I have same experience as Allies, when construction units on Mainland Italy.
Some details please.

(in reply to Bismarck2761)
Post #: 11
RE: Axis rail units - 4/25/2017 1:29:15 PM   
Bismarck2761

 

Posts: 83
Joined: 11/24/2012
Status: offline
Situation: Allies control Sicily but no units there (both RR units on Italian mainland). Some eng'r units auto-move to Sicily to enlarge airfields, but no rail hexes ever repaired.

Latest patches, including latest BETA, running.

(in reply to Denniss)
Post #: 12
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the West >> Axis rail units Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.102