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Subject: Can Home Countries Be Attacked During War? rss

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Harambe
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If you keep Navy and Army units in your Home Country during a war, can they be attacked there?

For example, if you are early-stage Japan, without any areas under control, it would be interesting to send out your Navy to make attacks, and then just retreat to your home harbor before GB or France could send its main fleet to punish you.
 
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harambe9000 wrote:
If you keep Navy and Army units in your Home Country during a war, can they be attacked there?

For example, if you are early-stage Japan, without any areas under control, it would be interesting to send out your Navy to make attacks, and then just retreat to your home harbor before GB or France could send its main fleet to punish you.


Home nations can't be touched so you'd be safe there. But the damage you might do in a war without taking and holding any turf would hardly offset the increase in tensions that would be going on as a result. If it's not helping you win, then why engage in the war to begin with?
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Thanks. I agree it's a special case. The time where it might happen is with Japan in the early stage of the game.

You basically have to go for broke over Korea and Formosa right away, so if you end up in a naval war with GB, without support from a strong ally, one possible strategy would be to attack any small naval units they have in the Pacific, and then retreat before their main fleet can get out there.
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harambe9000 wrote:
Thanks. I agree it's a special case. The time where it might happen is with Japan in the early stage of the game.

You basically have to go for broke over Korea and Formosa right away, so if you end up in a naval war with GB, without support from a strong ally, one possible strategy would be to attack any small naval units they have in the Pacific, and then retreat before their main fleet can get out there.


By retreating, you cede Korea and Formosa to them by default, so there would be no point to doing this. You'd actually end up helping them by giving them valuable turf that they would have faced greater opposition over. You can save your fleet, but you give up everything outside of the home nation to do so.

Declaring war in Pax Britannica is very, very dangerous if you aren't reasonably certain you can win. That's where the diplomacy and the occasional secret treaty comes in to play.
 
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