I am new to DA without a great deal of military simulation experience. I have a wide variety of questions I am hoping to get a better understanding from these boards.
Background: I am asking these questions in the context of the DA Blackhorse scenario which appears to be the next one in relative difficulty (NTC1 being the starter scenario).
1. Aviation: I have been trying to get my aviation attack units to attrit the Red maneuver units without success. a) Am I supposed to design a hover point for my aviation attack units or zig-zag them across the point of attack? b) Do I have to plan my route / attack points on a unit at the beginning of the turn or do I predict the point where the Red maneuver unit will be at after movement?
2. Artillery: I feel I've done a reasonable job of employing them thus far in the deep battle. Once the close battle develops, it seems as though my corps cannon artillery is MIA. a) Can Corps cannon artillery be employed in the 'opportunity fire' mode in conjunction with either a CFFZ or TAI or is this limited to DS artillery units? b) If they cannot, can I want to verify if I can attach corps cannon artillery to one of my Blue maneuver brigades?
3. Maneuver unit route planning: My cavalry screen seems to be getting the snot beat out of it, though I am returning the favor on their recon units . In addition, to some extent I would like to employ them in a defensive recon role and would like some color from someone who has more experience on the retreat routing. Second question, during a battle one of my brigades took on a 2 Red Brigades, a Recon, and an Engineer Battalion. In the process it dished out a fair amount of punishment, though due to fortifications and a terrain advantage took 5% losses (very acceptable imo), had average morale, good supply and C2, yet the unit retreated, any explanation?
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