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21st Jun 2005, 17:45
As a napoleonic fan i must first thank you for making a game of this period.

The first thing a i miss in the game is some kind of attrition losses.
In napoleonic wars attrition was a very important factor, and the losses by this concept were superior to the casualties in battle.
Two examples are the invasion of Rusia and the war in Spain.
Any army in provinces of these countries, in winter, etc must be penalised.


Age of Reason
21st Jun 2005, 21:11
Good point. I should've thought of that sooner, being that I am playing with Russia and the cold winters helped keep invaders out several times, from Napoleon to Hitler.

22nd Jun 2005, 10:15
There IS Attrition. Food supplies run out very fast when trying to take the Russian Capital. As the Prussians, I made a move on them and had 4 full 5 stack armies but they were dying off before long because I never made sure I had enough food before setting out on my long haul. Half my army fell purely due to lack of food. Although I'm sure they were expert scavengers but the enemy used to burn crops in their path I believe to starve them.