New player,needed tips for my current situation

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    • New player,needed tips for my current situation

      Hello, i am new to this game and i am playing as canada in my first game. I used shell shock tactics to overrun northern united states of america starting from day 1 and ending by day 5 and then overruning southern united states and cuba without letting my units rest. This way he was not prepared for me cuz he thought that i might wait for a day. Now i am done with these people and was preparing to invade europe but uk tried to invade me so now i dropped my plans for invasion and have turned the whole continent into an impenetrable fortress i have built fortifications at major cities,choke points,industrial centres and lakes. My navy is defending the north part of the continent, i have more troops in the southern united states cuz my navy can't be there except two submarines and i have built fortifications on the coastal areas too. I have forts on the southern united states northern united states border cuz if the norther part of the continent gets overrun atleast the southern part remains and vice versa. I plan to fight for every inch of ground. So now can some one point out mistakes in the defence and tell me what should i do next cuz its boring to sit around waiting for the invasion.
    • There's no guarrentee an invasion force will actually come, so with that being said maybe try probing out into the Atlantic with some of your navy to see if you have a clear passage to the rest of the map.

      You could use spies to reveal the entire British military by going into the espionage tab and buying spies then setting those spies to military sabotage in any province controlled by the UK. Normally 3 or 4 military sabotage spies should work you'll get a report from your spies at day change in the espionage tab.

      Another thing you could do is look for allies on in Africa or western Europe that will help ensure a relatively safe trip across the Atlantic. Beware of enemy subs. Don't send unit convoys without a navy escort.

      Generally it's not good defend for long as the longer you defend the more time the enemy has to gather land, units and resources. Most times you can do without going heavily into defenses.
      Dante Bugler1
      Game Operator
      EN Support Team | Bytro Labs Gmbh
    • Dante Bugler1 wrote:

      There's no guarrentee an invasion force will actually come, so with that being said maybe try probing out into the Atlantic with some of your navy to see if you have a clear passage to the rest of the map.

      You could use spies to reveal the entire British military by going into the espionage tab and buying spies then setting those spies to military sabotage in any province controlled by the UK. Normally 3 or 4 military sabotage spies should work you'll get a report from your spies at day change in the espionage tab.

      Another thing you could do is look for allies on in Africa or western Europe that will help ensure a relatively safe trip across the Atlantic. Beware of enemy subs. Don't send unit convoys without a navy escort.

      Generally it's not good defend for long as the longer you defend the more time the enemy has to gather land, units and resources. Most times you can do without going heavily into defenses.
      thanks for tip.
      edit: some random planes from enemy aircraft carrier just came and flew over my territory and went back without doing anything but came back again and again. Why are they not doing anything and why can't my aa shoot them. is it a bug?

      The post was edited 1 time, last by blue44elephant ().

    • blue44elephant wrote:

      some random planes from enemy aircraft carrier just came and flew over my territory and went back without doing anything but came back again and again. Why are they not doing anything and why can't my aa shoot them. is it a bug?
      I use that airplane patrolling tactic to locate enemy units- I just don't let my planes linger more than 2-3 seconds just to take a peek without them taking any damage ... By the way, to ensure good long term performance in a game, I advise that you develop technology and your economy (e.g. industrial complexes and infrastructure) ... 8)
    • gusv wrote:

      blue44elephant wrote:

      some random planes from enemy aircraft carrier just came and flew over my territory and went back without doing anything but came back again and again. Why are they not doing anything and why can't my aa shoot them. is it a bug?
      I use that airplane patrolling tactic to locate enemy units- I just don't let my planes linger more than 2-3 seconds just to take a peek without them taking any damage ... By the way, to ensure good long term performance in a game, I advise that you develop technology and your economy (e.g. industrial complexes and infrastructure) ... 8)
      is there a way to hide my units so that the enemy can't see them?
    • blue44elephant wrote:

      edit: some random planes from enemy aircraft carrier just came and flew over my territory and went back without doing anything but came back again and again. Why are they not doing anything and why can't my aa shoot them. is it a bug?
      this is not a bug, players can send their planes to patrol enemy or neutral land to see how strong they are in the area, planes on patrol will only be able to see a small area but they can change the area they patrol several times and may not need to head back to refuel. Another note for patrol is they need 15 minutes in the same area before they do damage they will only do up to 25% of their listed damaged and will not damage neutral units.

      blue44elephant wrote:

      is there a way to hide my units so that the enemy can't see them?
      If you build level 3.5 forts then put your units inside the enemy won't be able to see the units right away. If they have their planes patrol over the fort for 15 minutes they will reveal what is inside, also if the enemy has employed spies they could also reveal what is in the forts, then the obvious if the forts get damaged to below 3.5 in level they will lose the function to hide your units.
      Dante Bugler1
      Game Operator
      EN Support Team | Bytro Labs Gmbh
    • Dante Bugler1 wrote:

      blue44elephant wrote:

      edit: some random planes from enemy aircraft carrier just came and flew over my territory and went back without doing anything but came back again and again. Why are they not doing anything and why can't my aa shoot them. is it a bug?
      this is not a bug, players can send their planes to patrol enemy or neutral land to see how strong they are in the area, planes on patrol will only be able to see a small area but they can change the area they patrol several times and may not need to head back to refuel. Another note for patrol is they need 15 minutes in the same area before they do damage they will only do up to 25% of their listed damaged and will not damage neutral units.

      blue44elephant wrote:

      is there a way to hide my units so that the enemy can't see them?
      If you build level 3.5 forts then put your units inside the enemy won't be able to see the units right away. If they have their planes patrol over the fort for 15 minutes they will reveal what is inside, also if the enemy has employed spies they could also reveal what is in the forts, then the obvious if the forts get damaged to below 3.5 in level they will lose the function to hide your units.
      oh ok. I see.
      also btw my tanks saw this small infantry group who were roaming around and probably checking out my stuff in schefferville so i made my tanks attack them. and now the newspaper said i started war with them even though it was his troops who were on my territory trying to get a look at my stuff. my popularity went down. pls explain to me this mechanism of the game.
    • K.Rokossovski wrote:

      Crossing the border isn't considered an act of war in this game, until you actually conquer a province by walking to the " dot" .

      Opening fire on someone IS an act of war though, so you are the "agressor" in this case.
      i guess this pretty unfair cuz by now his forces have already landed on my coasts but are being driven back by suffering heavy losses. He has the quantity and i have the quality but still the amount of casualties i suffer might be nothing for him but are a big thing for me the game doesn't have a good diplomatic system.
    • Put some artillery and naval bombers on the coast for defence. Naval bombers can see subs, while artillery deals lots of damage to any troop that comes near. Looking at what you said, it would seem that you don't really have many troops to spare. Do you have tac bombers? They are the best at destroying land troops, in addition to arti. Like what others said earlier, the game is about attacking, and you eventually need to cross over and invade some country.
      "As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable." Albert Einstein

      "Giving up is not an option in war, for it proves one's incapability and incompetence as a leader." - Me (Little Racoon)
    • Little Racoon wrote:

      Put some artillery and naval bombers on the coast for defence. Naval bombers can see subs, while artillery deals lots of damage to any troop that comes near. Looking at what you said, it would seem that you don't really have many troops to spare. Do you have tac bombers? They are the best at destroying land troops, in addition to arti. Like what others said earlier, the game is about attacking, and you eventually need to cross over and invade some country.
      I have the strongest economy but don't want to take chances.now that was one week ago by now troops from africa,uk and france are ganging up on me but haven't won a single battle. my trops are holding out pretty well and in some areas even better but still i have lost 3 infantry,3 light tanks, 2 medium tanks and 5 heavy tanks and an armored car. i regularly swap troops from one area to another so when the enemy comes for a counter for troop A he will find troop B waiting for him. i have developed a lot of light tanks and armored cars because they are fast so i use thier ability to be able to move fast to go and fight many enemies in a short span. my navy takes out half of their convoys and navy. soory i am german so my englesh is bad. i hope you understand most of what i wrote.
    • K.Rokossovski wrote:

      Yes, click on the flag in the upper right and select the language as "German". Should be done for the game itself and the forum separately.
      Also you will have to start a new game in the language you select, as each map is tied to the language server that you started the game on.
      War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin keep out of the way til you can. - Winston Churchill



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