From: Republic of Cascadia
Further testing this morning, very interesting. I changed the terrain in hex 183,99 from hills to mountains. Supply remained unchanged at 9 because of the railway but the Austro-Hungarian unit was no longer able to move on to the new "high mountain" hex at 184,99 (directly north of Cetinje). So the attack now has to come along the railway line from Ragusa and the A-H unit can attack from the mountain hex 183,98. The Detachment defending Cetinje was attached to the Serbian HQ unit.
Test 1 - Germans took Cetinje in 3 attacks, losses (German losses first) 4-3, 1-3, 3-4
Test 2 - Cetinje held after 4 attacks, losses 3-1, 3-1, 3-2 AH unit 1-1
Test 3 - Cetinje held after 4 attacks, losses 4-2, 1-0, 4-2, AH unit 1-1
Test 4 - Cetinje held after 4 attacks, losses 4-1, 3-2, 1-2, AH unit 1-2
Test 5 - Cetinje held after 4 attacks, losses 2-3, 2-1, 2-2, AH unit 2-3
It seems that if you toughen up the terrain around Cetinje and attach the defending Detachment to the Serbian HQ then there is a reasonable chance of defending Cetinje. The next turn the South Serb Infantry Corp can go into Cetinje to relieve the besieged Detachment. Also worth considering is whether the DE that allows a second Serbian HQ could be brought forward a week.
The next turn when the South Serb Infantry Corps gets into Cetinje means that the German attack will fail with heavy casualties.
Who knows anything about the Sanjak Corps? They seem to be a huge unit for the Montenegrin army to have.
There should not be a railway between Cetinje and Pec, I believe.
This is very interesting. I always thought the approaches to Cetinje were a little too accessible. So, having a high mountain tile on 184/99 seems to approximate Mt. Lovcen, also called 'Mt Doom' by the Montenegrins in WW1.(realistically it would be placed on the coastal hex NW of Cetinje but placing any terrain tile at this scale is an abstraction).
Apparently, Mt Lovcen, which is a huge massif, wasn't taken until Jan 1916 by the Austro-Hungarians. When they did, then Cetinje fell shortly afterward.
Nice test Stockwellpete. I'm going to add this to the Trento/Alta Adige edit and give it a whirl...it seems you found a very good solution that's realistic and reasonable.
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