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Michael Burke
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Is there artillery in this game?
 
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Michael Burke
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Rockhopper01 wrote:
There are no explicit artillery units or rules in the game.


Seems a bit of a strange admission from a game from this period. Cheers for answering this for me.
 
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Aaron Cinzori
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Drittz wrote:
Rockhopper01 wrote:
There are no explicit artillery units or rules in the game.


Seems a bit of a strange admission from a game from this period. Cheers for answering this for me.


At this game's scale, it doesn't really make sense to have separate artillery units.
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Rick Rodrick
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Not an omission at all. The scale is Grand Strategy and none of the units represent a specific fighting force. Generally, you need a game with a lower level, tactical or operational, to have units represent a specific kind of unit.
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Kent Reuber
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Each unit represents a corps, so artillery is assumed to be with each unit.
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Tom Swider
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Artillery
I noticed that in CG's Bobby Lee and Sam Grant games, artillery is represented by individual units. Although those games are on a slightly smaller scale, it leaves some room to make the original question debatable.

Some have also asked why leaders are underrepresented in this game (compared to games like VG The Civil War). I'll chalk it up to designer's intent. In BL/SG, you could build the units by paying a build cost. In AHD, manpower limits seem to be more of a controlling factor (and I would imagine that artillery units didn't require as much manpower. So that might have made the economics of the game system more complicated that the designers and developers intended.
 
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tswider wrote:
I noticed that in CG's Bobby Lee and Sam Grant games, artillery is represented by individual units. Although those games are on a slightly smaller scale, it leaves some room to make the original question debatable.
This is not a detailed game. If you want that sort of detail in a strategic game about the whole war, try War Between The States (second edition).
 
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