From: Bedfordshire UK
I was wondering about the losses in stragglers as you retreat East, are you using forced march (I see Kutsusov is), because if the units keep moving, then the stragglers cannot re-join and a retreating army could melt away.
True, but the stragglers seem to rejoin when the unit is staying in a city for a while. Otherwise I wouldn't have an army any longer, because the French forced me to force march most of the time. Attached a screenshot of Kutusov's stats I've just taken, almost all of his stragglers have rejoined.
Btw I've just finished the campaign and will update the AAR this afternoon.
Thanks again, Kutusov looks good, I was wondering if the units were looking as good as the commander. I found, with the Austrians, that the commanders lost confidence faster than the individual units, sometimes the 'View units' gave a different story from the commander panel.
I am also using house rules to represent the Coalition historical performance, not using 'force march' until the commander stress reaches +10 (still using 'force march' for detached units) and not using 'To the guns' in the commander panel.
This represents the slower marching rate achieved by the Coalition forces early in the campaign, until they realised the seriousness of their position, when they successfully out-marched the French to get away.
The lack of co-ordination amongst the senior Coalition commanders means that it is difficult to achieve a concentration, senior Austrian commanders often did not 'march to the guns', but rigidly stuck to their written orders.
All of this makes the game even more of a challenge and closer to historical reality, playing as the Coalition.
It easier to keep an army in shape chasing a beaten enemy, but much more difficult to keep an army in fighting trim, during a retreat.
< Message edited by Rasputitsa -- 1/3/2018 11:55:28 AM >
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