From: Bedfordshire UK
Here's what happens if you exceed the size restriction on supply convoys.
Tried to remove the 2000 points of supply from MUNICH in one go, but this exceeds the 1000 pnts limit, so the convoy size defaults to only 1 point, as can be seen in the city list where MUNICH has reduced to 1999 pnts.
Either way, I think that 1000 pnts and as many convoys as you want to select is too much, hence the suggestion for house rules.
The reason for not being too strict on supply movement is the initiative that could be shown by supply officers, as this extract shows :
With respect to its material, it so happened that the Park of Reserve Ammunition Waggons had, in the first instance, been directed upon Gembloux; and Colonel Röhl, who superintended the Ordnance Department of the army, sent his aide de camp during the night of the 16th to conduct this reserve to Wavre; whilst he himself hastened to the latter town, for the purpose of putting the whole of the artillery, accordingly as it arrived there, again in a fit state for action. The supply of ammunition, however, was necessarily incomplete; but in order to prevent any failure in this respect, should some mishap occur to the Park of Reserve Ammunition Wagons, a courier was despatched to Maestricht, with directions for the speedy transport of a supply of ammunition from thence to the Army, by means of the common wagons of the country. Similar orders were conveyed to Cologne, Wesel, and Münster: and, by way of precaution, an express was sent to Liege for the removal of the Battering Train to Maestricht;
Fortunately, however, the Reserve Ammunition Wagons reached Wavre safely at five oclock in the afternoon of the 17th. The corps and batteries were furnished with a complete supply of ammunition, and the army was thus placed in a perfectly efficient state for commencing another battle. This turn of affairs was most encouraging, and Blücher delayed not another moment in despatching to Wellington the reply to which allusion has already been made.
Siborne, William. Sibornes 1815 Campaign: Volume 1 . Leonaur. Kindle Edition.
This is the situation after the battle of Ligny 1815, where the Prussian army has expended a great deal of powder and shot and whilst they can steal, or buy food, ammunition has to come from the depots, or the army is helpless. They are preparing to take civilian wagons from far and wide to collect supply from remote depots.
It would be useful in the game to be able to re-direct supply convoys, already created and on the move, to alternative destinations.
The game system for supply is quite generous in quantity and speed, but could be seen as representing much more than just basic supply convoys, so the apparent anomalies are not that serious when controlled by house rules.
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