I made first enemy contact in the resource location. I had only cavalry unit of 13 strong over there, so I bugged out and took my time to consider what to do about it. For the time being I focused on building up my forces and securing town Osju. Working on assumption that each sub-unit is company strong, I started to build up a fighting force. After consulting Wikipedia about different sized military units, I decided on with 4 companies (sub-units) in a battalion, 12 companies (3 battalions) in a regiment, and 4-6 regiments + HQ unit in a division. Coincidentally my existing cavalry units were already in regiment size, so I only needed to reinforce my infantry units, make few more of them, and then new HQ units nearby to provide HQP. My most common divisions have 3 infantry regiments, artillery battalion/regiment, and HQ unit. I placed some infantry in HQ unit for its self-defense so I don't need to use infantry regiment for that (also serves as a replacement pool for the regiments). Some divisions also have a cavalry regiment and/or recon regiment.
See how the stream circles around Osju? I recognized it a good natural defensive position and positioned one of my first divisions in there. Enemy started advancing bit earlier than I liked, but I managed to hold them off. I used engineer division to build fort for a good measure. As I got more divisions and started advance of my own, I placed garrison units in the town and fort. Infantry battalion + ATG battery each, HQ unit in town, and one howitzer battery in the fort. Resource location was troublesome. I hammered its defenders with two artillery regiments (12 Artillery sub-units + Horses/Trucks each), but I couldn't seem to make an attack across the stream. No other way than around it with infantry and cavalry while HQ units and engineer division stand by. I got around it, put defenders into motti, finished them off, and made a bridge over the stream. I considered about continuing the road just past the mine and over the hills. But then I got other engineer divisions building roads just short distance in the north, so I just made roads and bridges north to connect the roads, kick some enemies along the way, and then take the road bit more south between mountains and jungle.
Osju is now a new home to supply depot HQ which used to be slightly further away.
< Message edited by Kuokkanen -- 3/29/2021 4:15:31 PM >
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