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      ernieernie
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      Ever notice how creating a formation costs 1 Political Point, and creating an HQ costs 5 Political Points. You also gain 1 Political Point when disbanding a unit and 5 Political Points when disbanding an HQ. Seems fair, right?

        Political Points make the world go round. So whenever you can get some extra, it is worth doing. Thus if you are not using them for anything special, why not disband those units you will not need. That’s right, disbanding is good.

          So many players begin the game by cannibalizing units they do not intend to use, or need to use right now. There are many variants of doing so. Some do it for all their units, and put them into their contents into their HQs. Some just change the makeup of their forces, making formations bigger.This is of course not something you can do if you want to or will get into war soon.

            Cannibalizing this way gives an initial boost to your amount of Political Points too. Which can be very important as there are some actions that can only be done once each turn.

              Another reason to cannibalize is if a bunch of units are going to die anyway. Why not save some Political Points, and merge them. Once a unit or HQ is lost it is lost forever, including it’s Political Points. This is one of the reasons I like to eliminate each unit possible, and each HQ possible. You are robbing your opponent of valuable Political Points.

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            1. #279
              BomburBombur
              Participant

              It makes sense, but it also deprives you from ability to maneuver. In some circumstances you simply need lots of divisions to surround that bunch of Soviet infantry.

            2. #339
              Armoured LionArmoured Lion
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              Hey, guys… sorry for the delay on getting involved. For me, I cannibalize a lot. The points help me kick start things and make my forces nice and lean so I can visualize them and tailor them. I do need to reinvest later, but especially for Germany, it’s key to get the early advantage with my style. I do like bigger units than most as well. I’ve been trying a bit of a new look to my forces by having three compositions of Corp of 120+ stack points, a division of 60- 120, and a battalion of 30-60. But I just don’t like having a billion smallish units and I love those extra points!!!

            3. #349
              MariusMarius
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              As Germany you need a lot of units to cover the front in Russia.

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            • #211
              ernieernie
              Keymaster

              Ever notice how creating a formation costs 1 Political Point, and creating an HQ costs 5 Political Points. You also gain 1 Political Point when disbanding a unit and 5 Political Points when disbanding an HQ. Seems fair, right?

                Political Points make the world go round. So whenever you can get some extra, it is worth doing. Thus if you are not using them for anything special, why not disband those units you will not need. That’s right, disbanding is good.

                  So many players begin the game by cannibalizing units they do not intend to use, or need to use right now. There are many variants of doing so. Some do it for all their units, and put them into their contents into their HQs. Some just change the makeup of their forces, making formations bigger.This is of course not something you can do if you want to or will get into war soon.

                    Cannibalizing this way gives an initial boost to your amount of Political Points too. Which can be very important as there are some actions that can only be done once each turn.

                      Another reason to cannibalize is if a bunch of units are going to die anyway. Why not save some Political Points, and merge them. Once a unit or HQ is lost it is lost forever, including it’s Political Points. This is one of the reasons I like to eliminate each unit possible, and each HQ possible. You are robbing your opponent of valuable Political Points.

                      • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by ernieernie.
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                      • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by ernieernie.
                      • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by ernieernie.
                    1. #279
                      BomburBombur
                      Participant

                      It makes sense, but it also deprives you from ability to maneuver. In some circumstances you simply need lots of divisions to surround that bunch of Soviet infantry.

                    2. #339
                      Armoured LionArmoured Lion
                      Participant

                      Hey, guys… sorry for the delay on getting involved. For me, I cannibalize a lot. The points help me kick start things and make my forces nice and lean so I can visualize them and tailor them. I do need to reinvest later, but especially for Germany, it’s key to get the early advantage with my style. I do like bigger units than most as well. I’ve been trying a bit of a new look to my forces by having three compositions of Corp of 120+ stack points, a division of 60- 120, and a battalion of 30-60. But I just don’t like having a billion smallish units and I love those extra points!!!

                    3. #349
                      MariusMarius
                      Participant

                      As Germany you need a lot of units to cover the front in Russia.

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