| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 12:40 am |
This is insane. Fully falls to a country that attacked it with mainly jeeps, (assisted by some arty and tanks). JEEPS USE NO AMMO. This is an old Kebir tactic that was supposed to be fixed. I have never seen an army of jeeps in real life conquer a country. What did they do run over every fort, factory, and populace in their way? Imagine the fuel bill and the transport time for the jeep convoy to get there. Did they cause a massive traffic jam that stop all delivery of food and medical supplies? This is a joke (No offense Ian sorry for your loss) that paying customers on GR unfortunately are the victims. HEAVY ARMORED VEHICLES AND JEEPS ARE FOR TRANSPORT ONLY. STOP THE MADNESS.
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 01:19 am |
Actually there would have been no way I would have won without tanks. I got his war index down to 7 in about an hour and then ran out of tanks. It took me all day to wear down 7 points with only jeeps and heavy armored vehicles. I finally gave up and said that I wasnt going to take his country. Then he built forts for some reason and I was able to take it...why did you build forts?
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 02:07 am |
Jeeps can transport troops which can destroy things .. I took a country with Jeeps in GR once even before the war rules change.
That will be the last time I do that.
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 09:31 am |
If these amazing jeeps were carrying troops to do the damage, it would be reflected in the manpower requiremetn (ie it would take many more men to support) you would also require ammunition for those troops.
Mass jeeps attacks is an old tactic i saw being used over a year back
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 11:19 am |
why of course it's an old tactic not only in this game but in real life. Why do you think the Jeep was developed??
Historically it was due to the success of the military version of the volkswagen.
Three men in a jeep ... you never heard that saying???
Methinks you really don't understand just how valuable the Jeep really was to motorized infantry during WW2.
That was the one componet of a motorized infantry division that not only did every single ally want but only got about 1/2 of what they asked for.
As a force multiplier they were much more valuable than either tanks or artillery. The only thing askew in the game is they normally worked as a componet in combined arms.
They did however operate independently and were used very effectively in North Africa.
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 12:01 pm |
This isnt ww2
in todays world, whoever has air superiority rules. Tanks or jeeps alone, without air cover against an opponent in charge of the skies are basically mechanised coffins.
Actually even in ww2 rommel said as much, Rommel observed that "anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in control of the air, fights like a savage against a modern European army."
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 03:10 pm |
Good info Quest, but you left out one key part of that informative blurb. The jeeps in North Africa were outfitted with machine gun turrets. Unlike the ones we have in this game.
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 03:45 pm |
Who says Jeeps in our game don't have machine guns...!? It's just too negligible to care. Imagine the bookeeping to pay one dollar a bullet...!? They would have to include cents. Bullets are just free...
| Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 05:36 pm |
The logistical strain of sending tens of thousands of troops to war jeeps or not is not negligeble imho