Hello, had some queries about how I get through so many moves so quickly, so
herewith, some of my "tricks" ...
1) rail moves: embark the unit(s) you want to move, determine their destination,
then "hide" all units (press SpaceBar") and THEN move your rail. That way, the
move is nearly instantaneous ... no need to watch the ants crawl, unless you want to
watch them crawl across the map. Press SpaceBar again to reveal all units.
2) air unit moves: same idea, choose your air unit that you want to rebase,
locate the destination, and then "hide" all units and then make the move.
Almost instantaneous, unless you want to watch the fly and listen to propellers.
Then, press "U" to reset the air unit setting (e.g., combat support or air superiority, and range)
3) While playing the game, I don't agonize about what's going on w/ individual units.
I look at the "big picture" and focus on keeping my formations together and
plan out what I envision happening a few moves out. This isn't a tactical game
(until you get into retaking Vyazama or how to punch through AGS etc.) I try to
look at what is going to happen a month down the road.
4) Don't agonize about what you're going to do with ALL of your units. Again,
look at the big picture. There is no requirement to move EVERYTHING. If a unit is at
1% supply, dig him in and wait for supply.
5) Use the short cut keys, like (for example) "SHIFT+L" changes the whole stack
loss settings. Use "SHIFT+D" to dig in an entire stack.
6) Most important for navigating huge maps: learn how to use the "B" key and hex
locations, or just even city names. E.g., want to rail a stack to Moscow?
Embark them, locate Moscow by pressing "B" and then typing "MOSCOW", hide all units,
make the move, and BOOM your stack of reinforcements are in Moscow.
Similarly, want to look at Odessa area? Press "B" key, type ODESSA, and BOOM there you are.
If you want to scroll the map, don't use the mouse: hide city names and then use NUMPAD keys to move the map.
Or, use "LEFT CLICK" to center map on location you want in tiny view, then zoom in.
These are my main "tricks" for navigating the big scenes. I hope they are helpful to you! Okay, well, have a great TOAWIV gaming day!