ORIGINAL: Hard Sarge
A shame though, they shouldn't of fought, they should of took land instead, they could of won the war, without fighting the Major battle (but with those kinds of numbers, it is HARD not to try to force a Major Battle)
one hassle with that type of battle, neither side had all of there troops there
No no, the AI never tried to do this battle, but as usual my armies were camped in Paris, and the enemy armies all marched to Champagne which they besieged and captured. I kept two armies in Paris and marched my remaining army around taking protectorates around the map. After a while I noticed that the AI continued to send army after army, corps after corps into Champagne and I decided I wanted to try that battle, marched my third army to Luxembourg, waited a turn and set all armies to attack towards Champagne. Only the two armies in Paris arrived, and I called in army #3 as reinforcements.
True, if anything this is more difficult than 1815 due to sheer numbers. But are the Prussian, Austrian and British morale better in 1815? French morale advantage should be less pronounced in 1815 after the losses of 1812 and 1813. Would be interesting to see a similar battle with a narrower morale gap.
Are you going to mod your game so that Nappy appears or is Dummy the new Nappy?
The Preussian and British morale is not really the major issue, they all can keep up (to some extent anyway, but more than enough to be able to win the day in a battle as this), the problem is Austria, Turkey and Russia who all fields far too many low quality troops (2-3 morale).
It does not help either, that this battle took place in 1799 which means that my armies have been fighting for 7 consecutive years gaining experience, while the enemy brings an army where alot of the troops have spent some time in a French POW camp ATLEAST once.
Nah I'm not gonna mod in anything
(too lazy! )