Creating the Map part 64 - Convoys and more Tweaks
Hi again. After the excitement of last week's playtest it's back down to more mundane things. I've added in numerous convoy routes that can be seen in the below picture, taking them clockwise from the top:
- A convoy of German supplies from Wilhelmshaven to Boston, Mass.
- A UK supply convoy for the Canadians going from Portsmouth, UK to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The idea here is that it will be replace firstly with a convoy to Quebec City and then with a convoy to the Hudson Bay as the USA advances into Canada, with each having a narrower window in which supplies can be shipped before the ice of winter closes the route. A side-effect of this is that I'm going to have to make Canada a major power as minors cannot receive convoys.
- French supplies from La Rochelle, France to Charleston, South Carolina.
- A Spanish convoy going from Vigo to either Brooklyn, NY, or Savannah, Georgia, depending on who manages to influence Spain over to their side.
- A convoy from Buenos, Aires, Argentina up to the UK. Argentina is a major source of food for the UK and cutting this route will end the war fair quickly for the UK.
- A convoy from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, up to Miami, Florida. The Dominican Republic is friendly to the CSA and can be influenced to join the Entente cause in exchange for being given a free hand and support against their Haitian neighbours.
- A convoy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Philadelphia, PA. The Haitians rely on the US to defend them against their Dominican neighbours.
- A convoy from Veracruz, Mexico across the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans, Louisiana. Mexico is effectively a semi-colony of the CSA and part of its industry may be called on to bolster the CSA war effort.
- A convoy from Santiago, Chile, up to San Diego, California. Chile is friendly to the USA in the world of TL-191 and may lend a cruiser to the US cause if influenced far enough over to the US side.
- A convoy from Shanghai, China to San Francisco, California. The Entente can shut this down by giving free-reign to the Japanese, though this will come at a diplomatic cost elsewhere.
- A convoy from Tokyo, Japan, to Vancouver, British Columbia. This carries badly-needed supplies to the Canadians.
- A convoy from Vladivostok, Russia, to Prince Rupert, British Columbia similarly taking supplies to the Canadians.
Each of the above convoys coming from a European/Asian/South American country has meant adding a port to the edge of the map. I don't particularly like this solution but I don't see a better way of having a convoy on the map and a place to deploy units for these countries.
I other tweaks I've added the Bahamas, Jamaica, and British Honduras to the map as minor powers, and played around with the OOBS a bit as well as implementing some of the other changes discussed in relation to the play-test.
< Message edited by FOARP -- 10/15/2020 4:01:14 PM >
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