From: Bedfordshire UK
Rasputitsa, I assume your supply control is set to player so off-hand my guess would be captured Austrian supply wagons?
From afar there's not much else I would guess at.
Supply is set to 'computer control' and I did think that this may be captured supply, as the town of DEGGENDORF was taken, but was surprised to see such a big supply convoy (3426) and destination NEUMARKT, which is not my LOC.
This much supply has to be the AI LOC. There were other odd convoys appearing uncommanded elsewhere on the map taking supplies to random towns in the rear areas, with no relevance to current operations.
The points :
There should never be one convoy this big.
If it's captured supply (the whole enemy LOC) the AI should have an opportunity (random) to burn, or move some supplies, before capture. It's big hit for the AI to lose so much supply and a game breaker. If it happens to the player, too bad, but the AI needs a hand to protect its LOC, even if moving supply goes outside the normal rules.
Strange the supply was being sent to NEUMARKT, which is outside the normal procedure, although it is a good idea to move captured supply to somewhere safe. So if the destination was WAD, that's OK, but it was a surprise.
I don't recall a message during turn resolution to indicate that the supply had been captured.
The AI may need some help to protect it's LOC, with supply depots of a certain size (or designated LOC), it should trigger an AI supply protection routine, which would randomly save and reposition a large part of the captured supply, maybe burn some and allow some to still be captured, all on a biased odds basis to ensure that the majority of the supply is saved, otherwise the AI is toast.
All this needs to happen outside the normal game timescale, as the AI cannot anticipate as the player can, and the 'supply save routine' needs to trigger on AI LOC capture.
It also needs to cover any very large depots, such an AI LOC which has moved, but leaving a large supply in a town no longer designated as LOC.
I'll try and run the turns from the Austrian side to see what happened.
< Message edited by Rasputitsa -- 8/1/2019 7:23:25 AM >
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