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Kingdom of Washington and the Pacific Northwest

#1 Post by Lord Byron » Sep 30 2005

As the United States began to break up, the once great state of Washington was faced with many difficulties. Turmoil, which threatened to rip the territory in two, was very much present between the eastern and western parts of the state with boundaries along the cascade mountain range. The military units which the state had control of after the breakup were not a balanced force. The fiscal problems were many. A large bureaucracy which had been built up by large federal inflows threatened the ability of the state to be productive and self sufficient. The large military left behind was not well suited to protect the state and was two costly to upkeep. To the south Oregon looked as if it would remain intact with their current government; California was in the process of tearing itself apart. Hard to replace assets were being destroyed in the process. To the east it looked as if Idaho, like Oregon, would also remain intact. In Eastern Washington a large number of people were agitating to break away and join Idaho. As the smallest state in the northwestern United States yet the most population, to survive as a territory Washington had to stay united. The west needed the east’s food, electric power and raw materials; the east needed the west’s population and industry.

The majority of the citizens lived in the western part of the state along the old interstate 5 corridor. Do to the larger population they had controlled the ballot box. They were overwhelmingly liberal and as such tended to run large deficits in their cities and counties. Much to the chagrin of the eastern half of the state these deficits were made up by taxing or passing surcharges on to the eastern part to pay for excesses in the west. With the west firmly in control of the state government they could get any taxes passed that they wanted. It only took five voting precincts, in the west, to pass any spending bill even if the rest of the state was against it. The saying was that all the votes you needed to pass any bill or win any statewide election could be seen from the top of the Seattle Space Needle. The stadium fiasco was still all too fresh in the minds of people living in the eastern part of the state. The state government had declared a state emergency because a Seattle sports team would leave if they did not get a new stadium and so a user fee was placed on items sold in the eastern part of the state so that Eastern Washington could buy Seattle two new stadiums. The eastern cities even took the matter to the state supreme court. However, the courts ruled that with the loss of a profession sports team riots could break out in the state. Therefore the fees were upheld. These memories and past offences were once again brought to the front of Eastern Washingtonian’s minds.

With the prospect of the eastern part of the territory wishing to break away from the western part and joining Idaho the state government became grid locked. Enough citizens in the west became aware that the old ways of taxing and spending would have to end. The uproar across the state became such that the state government stepped down so that a committee could be chosen to form a new government. The convention was often cantankerous but in the end all wanted the best for the territory. The convention realized that the eastern part the state had been far better fiscally run and was self sufficient and was much more able to purchase and undertake projects without assistance from the Federal Government. However, the problem still remained of the overwhelming population in the west. The eastern portion of the state was not going to tolerate the ways of old. If they were to be governed then they would much rather be governed by the people of Idaho whom they were much more aligned in their thinking. In the end a compromise was reached in which a constitutional monarchy was established. A well respected family acceptable on both sides of the cascades was chosen. Although the family resided and most of their ties were to eastern Washington, the western part of the state could not be ignored because of the much larger population and their heavy industries desperately needed if the new kingdom were to survive. This way the western part would have great influence upon the government, yet not control it as they had in the past with a democratically elected government.

Now with the territory united it was time to tackle the many challenges facing the new kingdom. A new cabinet had to be chosen to replace the one that had remained to operate the government while a new one was chosen. The armed forces had to be reorganized so that they would be better able to face the new threats the kingdom now faced. A large bloated bureaucracy needed to be trimmed. The kingdom needed it citizenry to be productive the federal government was no longer going to support the large numbers of people who chose to collect government money rather than work. The region long had more jobs than people to fill them but it could no longer afford to pay for people who chose not to work as they wanted a free ride. It could no longer afford a large portion of it citizenry employed by the government moving paper about. If Washington was going to survive it needed its citizens producing goods and being productive to bring in the capitol to build much needed kingdom improvements, to protect and feed itself. The gravy train of the federal government had stopped, from now on roads bridges the military and social programs and the like would have to be paid for by the kingdom. Productivity would have to increase and costs would have to be cut and fast. Money was gushing out of the kingdom at unsustainable levels. The kingdom was consuming faster than it was producing. It was like a car speeding towards a brick wall. Either they had to change course or things would come crashing down; much sooner than later.

Looking around the kingdom to find the right cabinet the new king found plenty of available talent. They ranged across the political spectrum. As it was felt that the first items to be tackled were fiscal responsibility, incentives to get the citizens to be productive, and a leaner more effective military a center right cabinet was chosen.

Priorities were given to the new cabinet to reduce costs, increase revenue, encourage immigration, discourage emigration, increase military reserves, increase domestic prices and to improve technology and infrastructure.

With the new cabinet and priorities set it was hoped that the citizenry would be weaned off high social spending and increase their productivity. An economy which was able to produce more than it would consume would be able to purchase what was needed.

Now that Washington had to stand alone the ability to gather raw materials and produce goods needed to be increased. Although inefficient several oil fields were started to give Washington some oil production. It they were to face a WM boycott at least there would be some oil available. Ore and Coal mines were built. A consumer goods complex and two industrial goods complexes were built. Water, hydro power and farms were expanded and built. When these were completed Washington would only rely on the import of oil and ore; all other commodities would be available for export.

It was soon noticed that the prices of oil and ore had large swings in prices. Oil was volatile in price from the low 60’s to over $73. It was decided that Washington would make large purchases at the bottom of the market range for oil and ore rather than small daily purchases. This would lower the cost of these raw materials to below the average market price. It was also decided that Washington would look into the purchase of other commodities for resale at a higher price; the success of the oil and ore program would better enable us to determine the feasibility.

With a new cabinet now chosen the new king set about realigning the new military. A drastic change was needed but he had to be careful not to anger the military. Although the citizenry were currently happy he felt sure, that as the cuts in social spending hit, and until a habit of work, productivity and self reliance gained a foothold again his popularity, with the masses would fall. At least in the short run until the economy was realigned, if worse came to worse, he would need the support of his military.

The king started by returning the manpower of his large Pacific fleet to the reserves and selling off the hardware. The navy was not the only one hit. The air force sold all of their transports, tankers and patrol aircraft. The army sold all equipment for National guard and supply units. All three naval bases were shut down and scrapped. The airstrip in Renton was also scrapped. Millions of dollars would be saved each month on upkeep with the bases closed and the selling of hardware would provide much needed cash during the economic realignment.

With the military base realignment Washington was left with three bases for the Army and the Air force. The Air force had bases on Whidbey Island, McCord AFB and Fairchild. The Army had bases at Ft. Lewis, Vancouver and Spokane. With all those cuts in the military Washington’s military had moved from bloated to lean. At this time the kingdom was not prepared for any military action. But it had the funds available to realign the economy and begin construction of a balanced force. It was a gamble but the king did not feel he had much of a choice. He was sure other ex-states were also wrestling with their new status as well. He also counted on the other states having some residual feelings of being united. He knew that over time this would disappear, but what he needed was just a little time. Then with the industry and population in the kingdom they would soon become the powerhouse in the region. With California and Canada breaking apart and struggling to survive or fighting amongst themselves. It was decided to have no navy at this time. A war, if it came to that, would be decided on the land and air. Washington would need all the army and air it could get.

The bases of Vancouver, Spokane and Fairchild were enlarged to handle the needed production of military equipment the king felt they would be needing down the road. Although the bases under renovation and expansion could not produce equipment, once completed the military hardware the kingdom could produce would be the largest in the northwest and larger than several other states combined. Switching from a democracy to a monarchy had added to the suspicions amongst the regions. The king hoped that these could be resolved peacefully but so far diplomatic overtures to the other regions had been rebuked. He knew it was only a matter of time before Washington would need a first class military. As they were the most populous state, it seemed logical that the other states in the region would attack him. This would probably take place piecemeal but each region would not want Washington to become too dominant, so they would one at a time join in the fight against him. The king figured it would be similar to WW2 with countries joining the allies in fits and starts as Germany’s hegemony grew. His kingdom would have to stay two steps ahead militarily if he was to take on the whole region and prevail.

In meetings with his generals it was determined which areas were most threatened by his neighbors as well as the forces needed to man those defenses. The following shows the areas most threatened.
a. Across Columbia River from Astoria Oregon west of Portland Area
b. Across Columbia River from Portland Oregon near Vancouver WA
c. Across Columbia River in south central Washington across from Oregon’s army base
d. Across Columbia River west of Walla Walla
e. Eastern Washington near Spokane
f. South Eastern Washington east of Walla Walla

It was determined that the following forces and facilities would be needed to hold off any attack until additional forces could be brought up.

Area Garrison Anti Tank Artillery Missile Anti Air Deployment
Astoria 1 1 1 2 2 7km front 14km deep
Vancouver 6 4 4 2 4 14km front 14km deep
S.C. WA 2 1 2 2 1 7km front 14km deep
Walla Walla 1 1 1 1 7km front 14km deep
Spokane 2 2 1 2 1 21 km front 14km deep
S.E. WA 3 2 1 1 21 km front 14km deep

As the I-5 corridor running north through the kingdom has the majority of our kingdom’s industry and population it is essential to protect. Two emplacements were built just across the Columbia river bridges by Vancouver to provide a defense in depth. Washington has no fighter cover for its army. So a SAM and Radar sight was built just north of Vancouver WA near Mt. St. Helens. Although it looks like we will not be able to control the air above our troops we should be able to deny the enemy control of the air.

In order to improve the kingdom’s interior lines to better be able to defend and/or attack the following improvements to the road network was started.
q Aberdeen to Columbia across from Oil wells in Oregon
q Vancouver WA along the Columbia river to road juncture in central WA
q Road juncture in central WA to Walla Walla
q Road Due east from Walla Walla to Idaho border then north to Spokane

It was also decided that if it came to a war with Oregon that Washington would quickly seize the oil well near Astoria, a road was built from the Aberdeen area down to the Columbia river near Astoria Oregon. This road would serve two purposes. It would increase supply to the defensive forces covering that route of advance from the military base in Astoria Oregon allowing for greater artillery efficiency from which to shell Oregon’s army base as well as units trying to force a crossing. It would also increase the supply efficiency of forces which were to seize the oil wells. As a commodity Washington was short of oil; the wells would be a valuable prize. The attack would be carried out by ( 2 engineers, 2 Armor, 2 mech inf, 6 leg inf, 3 anti tank, 2 anti air and 2 artillery, supported by helicopters and air units if available from McCord AFB )

As Oregon was determined to be the largest threat it was also decided that in case of war a crossing would be forced across the Columbia river east of Portland in the vicinity of their hydro dams. This would deny Oregon their electric power as well as cut off any forces in eastern Oregon from the Portland area. Once the oil and electric producing areas were secured the Portland area could be hit from three sides at once. As 80% of Oregon’s population lived in the Portland area, seizing this area would most likely cause its collapse. It was felt that Oregon would quickly collapse in the face of such an attack. Perhaps it would also cause other regions to be more weary of attacking Washington. This would be carried out by two groups:
1. Group One ( Across from Hydro Dams ) ( Anvil )
a. 2 engineers, 4 leg inf, 4 anti tank, 1 anti air
2. Group Two ( force bridge ) ( Hammer to crush units east of Portland )
a. 3 Armor, 4 mech inf, 3 anti tank, 6 leg inf, 2 anti air, 2 artillery

The kingdom of Washington’s government came up with the following analysis of their situation:

1. Weaknesses
a. Lack of Air power to begin with
b. Reliance on others for Oil and Ore production
2. Strengths
a. Large manpower base
b. Self sufficient in every commodity except for Oil and Ore
c. Over all producing more than consuming resulting in positive cash flow
3. Most likely turn of events
a. Oregon will attack
b. Idaho and Montana will attack shortly after Oregon
c. Faced with two front war
4. Plan of Attack in case of Attack
a. Oregon
i. Force crossing Columbia west of Portland to capture Oil fields, then head west to finish off army base and east to strike towards Portland
ii. Force crossing Columbia east of Portland to capture hydro dams and cut off Portland from eastern Oregon, destroy units in eastern Oregon and capture army base, then head west to strike Portland from east
iii. Once Portland attacked from west and east then attack across Columbia bridges from Vancouver.
b. Idaho
i. Push into Northern Idaho and grab production and resources. This should divert units up from southern Idaho
ii. Push down road through eastern Oregon into Heart of Idaho
c. Montana
i. Push through northern Idaho into Montana to capture and hold Oil and Ore fields.
ii. With fall of Idaho fall upon Montana from west and south
5. Overall strategy
a. Take the battle to the enemies ground and keep them off base through movement
b. Since we can’t out produce everybody we must start out with larger army and air
c. Must stay ahead of our rivals in unit preparedness
d. Activate 20% of reserves and put them in place when Casis Belli of neighbor reaches 50%
e. Go to DefCon 2 when neighboring territory has Casis Belli against us of 60%
f. Maintain control of the air or at least deny the enemy use of the air
g. When possible maneuver to location where enemy must attack and dig in to gain combat advantage, when enemy weakened destroy enemy unit then maneuver and dig in again

In order for the above plans to be carried out an offensive military had to be built. One that could take the offensive to the enemies territory and cause collateral damage on his territory rather than ours. An aggressive build up of military units was started. To keep costs low units produced would be kept in reserve as long as possible.

A mix of air units were put into production. F-14s for long range air attack and F-18 were started. F-111s, A-10s and Apaches were started as well. First priority was given to the fighters as without air superiority the rest would not be worth much. However, although fighters were first to start the other aircraft were building or queued up as well. For Supply and rapid movement of leg units helicopters were built for supply, and transportation of units. As the airbases under construction were completed air unit construction was started.

Anti Tank, Anti Air, Artillery, Missile Units, Armor, and leg units were built. As Washington was reliant on imports of oil and the majority of the initial fighting would take place in cities ( Portland ) or rough terrain ( N Idaho, N Montana ) the majority of units were leg units. As the army bases under construction were completed army units were immediately begun to be constructed.

After two months a the economy was beginning to turn so missile production was started. At this time all bases had completed construction and full military buildup was underway. The king was very pleased with the way things were going, 1/3 of the days now had positive cash flow the military was growing as fast as it could, which was over twice its largest rival Oregon, and several production facilities had yet to be completed. If all went according to plan the kingdom should have an overall positive cash flow before the end of July. He should even have some cash left in his coffers.

Now it was a race against time. Could Washington build up its military and reach a level quickly enough before the rest of the region began to declare war against them? Would the economy planned be able to support the military build up and draw in the needed population? Only time would tell.

Lord Byron
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#2 Post by Lord Byron » Oct 03 2005

October 2010

Looking back the kingdom has made quite a bit of progress. From information gathered we have been doing better than others in our region. Our treasury is slowly growing. Troops and planes are regularly coming off the line. We have some fighters and ground attack aircraft and helicopters. We have a small amount of units deployed. We have over 300 missiles deployed and almost 200 in reserve.

Our economic indicators are pointing up. Although our robust economy has attracted several thousand people it looks like our economy is creating jobs faster than our citizens can fill them. Infrastructure is at 104, social spending is under control and the people and military are happy. Unemployment has declined below 5% and inflation is slowly creeping up. The king has ordered the treasury secretary to raise the overall tax rate by 3% to cool down the economy. He has left it up to the minister to decide how to implement the changes. With a cooler but growing economy, inflation will be brought under control while it is still low.

The only dark cloud, but one that was expected, is the region is slowly but steadily growing more hostile. All of our diplomatic offerings trying to lower this hostility have failed. It appears that no territory is having luck on the diplomatic front as no one else seems to be unifying. It looks as if the whole breakup has left everyone too weary and untrusting. It looks like we shall be going to war as we had envisioned. The king has said “ If it comes to war, let them fire the first shot.” That should help to keep the WM in check and slow the rate at which others join in the fray against us.

With our current production rates, we should be able to take on Oregon, Idaho and Montana by January 2011. The current number of units is below what was hoped for, however, unit production speed is progressing well.

Purchasing oil and ore at the bottom of the market price range has worked well. So far we have been able to maintain an average of 25 day stock on hand and at near bottom of the market prices. We are currently near the end of our study on playing the commodities market for other goods as well. Due to the overwhelming success of the oil and ore purchases, taking advantage of the volatile market prices looks very promising.

Late November 2010

Oregon has grown quite hostile towards us. As suspected Idaho and Montana are following close behind, yet at this time unless things change it looks as though there will be up to a months delay between Oregon attacking and Idaho and Montana joining in the fray.

The purchase of commodities for resale has resulted in greatly increasing the volatility of our treasury balance but the upward trend has slightly accelerated to the upside. It is taking too much time to monitor the prices. This is not something that I will be able to keep up with in time of war. It is too bad my minister can not handle selling produce towards the higher prices and making purchases near the lower end. But with all the changes going on he is two busy to add one more thing to his plate.

The 3% rise in taxes did the trick. Unemployment has climbed to a sustainable rate and inflation has slid to just under 4%. Yet our economy has continued to grow.

We have increased the number of active units slightly in response to Oregon having a Casis Belli of over 55% and climbing. Several fighter groups have been pulled out of reserve and placed at McCord AFB. We have made several attempts to resolve this peacefully or at least to cool things down, all to no avail. So we have steeled ourselves to the reality that war is coming.

If Oregon attacks to prematurely without being followed by Idaho and Montana our forces will make quick work of them. Unless Oregon has quite a few reserves, they are doing a lot of saber rattling with a very short sword.

The race continues, from our intelligence, it appears that our kingdom will be tested by fire within two months. Mark January 2011 on the calendars for we should be at war by then at the latest.

December 2010

As the year ends we are still at peace. Our treasury continues its slow upward advance and now stands at just over $10,000. We lowered our tax rate back down by 3% as the economy had cooled down sufficiently to keep inflation at bay. Our military reserves continue to grow stronger.

We have close to 700 missiles in total. Whenever war breaks out it will be a sight to see all those missiles flying. Our military hardware procurement department assures us these missiles will be devastating to the enemy. Yet, being untested we shall see just how effective they are once the shooting starts. Then we shall see just how affective all these non battle tested hardware is. Just like any other war in history. The troops on the ground will find out soon enough and they will adapt. As none of our leaders have ever seen any of our military equipment used in war we shall have to find out the hard way if we have made the right preparations and assumptions.

War is expected any day. We went to Defcon 2 early in the month. Oregon’s people and government pretty much despise us. The Casis Belli also stands 65% and climbing. Our military intelligence shows Oregon to still be at DefCon 1. It is comforting to know that not only do we outnumber them our military is also in a greater sense of readiness.

It is only a matter of time before Oregon attacks. Idaho and Montana, at this time, look like they will not be spoiling for a fight for another few months. It will be a mistake if Oregon attacks before Idaho and Montana are ready, but that would be good for us, if it has to come to war.

As the month draws to a close our military is going to Defcon 3. Oregon is still showing their forces at DefCon 1. The forces for invading Oregon have been activated and placed into position to sweep into Oregon. When Oregon attacks we shall give the long arm of artillery and missiles a few days to soften up the Oregonian troops; then the infantry and air force will sweep in and finish them off. Or at least that is how the plan goes.

It looks as if this year will end in peace. Next year will be marked by war. How long it will take to suppress the enemies of our kingdom, or our kingdom to be suppressed; we will all to soon find out.

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#3 Post by CptBritish » Oct 03 2005

Holy Sh*t
You put alot of effort into great stuff...

Sounds Really Interesting look forward to more...
Supporting Nuclear Power in the UK.

Just because the Japanese happened to build one near multiple fault lines doesn't make them any more dangerous than they were before the Earthquake.

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#4 Post by Lord Byron » Oct 11 2005

January 2011

The new year started peacefully enough but by mid month Oregon had attacked us across our southern border. Our plan worked well. The garrison troops backed by artillery and anti Tank units absorbed most of their thrust while inflicting great damage to their troops. In the air Oregon’s airplanes tried to take to the skies but the anti air units and SAM sights were more than enough to knock them out of the sky. The Air units seem unusually fragile. A few days of them battering against a brick wall then it was time to go on to the offensive.

In central Washington across from Oregon’s power plants engineer units followed by anti tank and infantry forced the Columbia river unopposed and dug in on Oregon’s side of the river. The units attacking from just west of Walla Walla were able to perform a classic hammer and anvil. The Oregonian forces were quickly crushed in that area.

West of Portland the going was not as smooth. The forcing of the Columbia was opposed by troops from Oregon. One of the engineer units was forced to turn back. Only one engineer unit was able to make the crossing. The pontoon bridge that the engineers erected was enough to allow our forces to begin the crossing. We won the race to get there the firstest with the mostest. We quickly seized the oil fields of Oregon and then finished mopping up the remaining Oregonian troops and capturing the military base by Astoria.

Now the race to capture Portland metro area was on. Hit from the west, north and east the Oregonians fought hard. Quickly surrounded and mercilessly pounded by artillery they were quickly overcome with a minimal of losses.

We noticed that the air power is extremely fragile. It is only good for one or two runs against ordinary ground units before it is used up and needs to be rebuilt. We will have to change priorities and pretty much only build fighter aircraft and use artillery to do the bombardment.

After the battle was won and Oregon surrendered it was time to take stock on the costs. We had a handful of garrison units which were damaged and needed repairs. Five infantry units were damaged and three destroyed. Our air force was pretty much shot up from only flying air superiority against a pretty shot up enemy. The only aircraft to get through it all in any kind of condition were the F-14 Tomcats and that was only because of their attack range.

We were once again at peace as Oregon had acted alone. Idaho and Montana look to be starting something soon but I should have some time to prepare. Our DefCon was lowered to level 3 to help lower the costs and spur on the economy. Several of the redundant production facilities were scrapped and the majority of Oregon’s military bases were closed. We decided on a net gain of two air and one military bases.

Mid February 2011

Idaho attacked us. Mainly along the road through central Washington and eastern Oregon. DefCon was once again raised to level 5. They met our entrenched garrison troops and anti tank units, supported by artillery. Once again it was like hitting a brick wall. We suffered very little damage while heavily damaging their units. As soon as it looked like the force had begun to die out of their attack our forces poured into the heartland of Idaho and swept through their state. It looked like this would be an easy victory but since Idaho had started out much stronger than Oregon it would take longer.

March 2011
Just as my troops are beginning flow through Idaho’s major metro area Montana decides to join the fight. They are going to be too little to late. Soon we are seeing fresh units from Montana defending Idaho. Our northern army group has been idle in Northern Washington just waiting for Montana to join in the fray. As Montana’s forces are moving south to support Idaho our forces are sweeping into Northern Idaho and beginning to enter Montana from the north to capture their oil and western resource fields.

With the entrance of Montana and their troops coming to the aid of Idaho We have fallen back to the tactic of maneuvering then digging in. It has slowed our progress considerably but has greatly increased the amount of damage we are inflicting on Montana’s army, while minimizing ours. This will also allow the supply net to catch up with our advance. Our cargo helicopters have been straining to keep the forward units in supply. With the near total collapse of Idaho’s military it has allowed us to advance with little opposition. As long as there is petrol our units are good to go; not as much need for ammunition. That is until Montana’s army showed up.

Now it is mid March. Montana’s troops are broken and on the retreat. Idaho has surrendered. In northern Montana our troops have swept all before them, capturing most of the resource areas in the north and western portions of the state. Soon Montana will be feeling the pinch from the north, west and south. Right now we are once again feeling the pinch of over extended supply lines. Our troops in the south have not yet crossed into Montana yet; supply is greatly slowing them down. Montana has kept more units in reserve so even though most of their strength has been neutralized there is still enough resistance to warrant units in supply.

April 2011

It has taken some time for the supply net to catch up again with our troops. Montana continues to fall back. We have now crossed into southern Montana. Their remaining reserves must have been committed because almost all units encountered are way under strength and running to the nearest base. Unfortunately for them we often air lift in ground units to seize the base and dig in before they make it. So they are forced to head off to the next one.

By mid April Montana surrenders. The biggest obstacle to conquering Montana was supply. Our forces are slightly weaker then when we started the campaign against these two states. We have not been able to keep up with the losses. Once again the economy is put into balance by trimming excess production capability and adding where needed. We have decided to have a net gain of three army and air bases from the latest conquests of Idaho and Montana. Several of the bases are expanded to increase the number of units produced each month.

With the slow rate of return of units to the field which are undergoing repair we are a little concerned about the ability of maintaining military strength in a prolonged conflict. The slightly prolonged battle with Idaho and Montana due to long supply lines has resulted in a reduction of about 10% of military strength.

So far the strategy of maneuvering to force the enemy to attack then entrenching with artillery support has inflicted far more damage on our enemies then to us. The only use for air units seems to be air superiority. Any other mission just chews them up and sends them to many months of repair. None of our air units from our fight with Oregon have been repaired yet.

With the large expanse of mountains in the south, Nevada looks to be a supply nightmare. Unfortunately, they look like the next fight coming.

As long as the northwest regions comes against us one at a time we should be able to defeat all. However, if the remaining regions attack us all together our forces will be stretched thin. It would be a tough fight. There is just to much frontage to adequately cover likely routes of attack.

For now we must try to organize our units to be ready for the next fight. A large number of leg units need to be air lifted back to bases to be ready for the next air lifts. Heavily damaged units will be sent back for repair and defenses set up along the new border. Fighter aircraft need to be realigned and supply aircraft and Helicopters sent to bases strategicaly located. All this needs to be done if we are to be ready for the next fight.
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#5 Post by Lord Byron » Oct 11 2005

Thanks for the feedback. :-)

This is my first time playing so it is fun trying to figure out what I need to do with only theories to go by. My lesson on the over fragile air power was a painful one. I could not believe it when ground attacking four different infantry units, each one stacked individually, with two full strength A-10 units, resulted in the air units almost complete destruction. :oops: I know air units are somewhat fragile but I think this is over stated, or the air units should repair faster to reflect minor repairs and component replacements of damaged aircraft. I was also caught by surprise by the slower more realistic unit build rate and have not built enough military facilities to keep up with the losses.

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