Draken, I like your ideas. I was asking if the AI wants to do an amphibious assult on another region
Sorry I though you were asking how to prevent/defend against amphibious assaults...
what path should it take, or how should it determine which way is safe?Should it send a patrol boat along a path and if the patrol boat doesn't die, then it's ok to try the landing? Those are the sorts of things that will help knowing.
Amphibious assaults are not easy to plan... Since you are asking about how to reach your assault point I'll assume that you already know where you will storm the beaches, and why and with what
Simple put, don't assume any route is safe! You just have to secure the route and landing area and make then safe! And do not forget to escort the convoy there! You must have naval and air superiority or a total tactical and strategic surprise on the landing zone. Gather as much data as you can about enemy forces in your target area so you can calculate your force package accordly (if the enemy have subs, send ASW ships, if it has planes send AirDefense ships, etc). How much units? Well, I guess you can come with a formula of strenght by type of attack/defense to compare both forces
Another tip: Stay away from the coast as much as you can (depending on your convoy supply levels).
Tony posted while I was typing....
As the mission is being created the AI needs
Interesting.... Making the (military)AI mission based... Each mission with a goal, a time table and forces assigned to it... hhhmmm.....