how are you supposed to conquer a heavily fortified position head-on, without air superiority?

how are you supposed to conquer a heavily fortified position head-on, without air superiority? just throw units at it until it falls?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how are you supposed to conquer a heavily fortified position head-on
    you don't, you surround it and starve them out

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ok but what if you cant?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        then you fail

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Then you failed to plan accordingly, you lose the campaign and Sun Tzu was once again proven right.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How are you supposed to beat rock? Just keep throwing scissors at it? And DONT answer paper!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only way you couldn't would be that you don't have enough men to surround the place which means you were a fool to start anything in the first place.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Shut the fuck up bro.
          I will raise my eyebrow and they will know, they will know I can take their fortress in 3 days,

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how are you supposed to conquer a heavily fortified position head-on, without air superiority?
    rule of warfare is to secure all advantages before you begin the campaign
    grand strategy is to set realistic goals within the capabilities of your forces to begin with
    >just throw units at it until it falls?
    build a defensive ring around the enemy fortifications to ward off relief forces
    keep mobile reserves ready to counter the enemy ability to counter-encircle your forces

    if the enemy keeps pouring men into the hardpoint, thats men that isnt going elsewhere
    so its possible to attack a different area entirely
    keep the defenders guessing where the main axis of advance is

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this the fortress garrison of Kodema?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no its clearly pisky (donetsk oblast)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        damn I almost confused it for pisky (luhansk oblast)

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    armor piercing, 800mm

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine how autistic that train is

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do trains get vaccines at birth?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    shell the place with arty and sweep the remaining rubble
    if it's not an urban area you could try a tank assault but it's usually not a good idea
    starving them out is foolproof but time consuming

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >production next to stockpile
    Now that's minmaxing
    >builds oxtether in front of gate
    Heh nothing personnel, varlet

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just go round it, fortress is also a prison.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The swedish word for "fortress" also used to mean "prison" up until the late 1800s.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Heinlein used mass launchers as artillery. The trebuchet is artillery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Throw dead bodies over there and let them die from disease.

      moooo

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Brainlet here. What are the tactical differences between a trebuchet and a catapult?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Catapult is torsion draw, trebuchet uses a counterweight (generally speaking).

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >What are the tactical differences between a trebuchet and a catapult?

          lenght moron

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >lenght
            >moron

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            naw its girth

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            A catapult functions with torsion strength much like a crossbow or a bow, while a trebuchet is more similar to a sling that works on gravity.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Is one more effective than the other for siege warfare?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Trebuchets had on average a longer range and could handle heavier loads I think, mostly because they tend to be larger.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Catapult is generally more portable and cheaper. Depending on the ammo catapults can be far more accurate.

          Catapult is torsion draw, trebuchet uses a counterweight (generally speaking).

          They said tactical differences.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Throw dead bodies over there and let them die from disease.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just use horse archer and shield spam,

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >trebuchet
    >trenches
    >military engineering to destroy your defences.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    starve them, 3000 years ago this was already a solved problem.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You pretend like that is heavily defended but I'm just going to yolo 400 archers/crossbowmen into the towers until they are clear on one side, yeet some rocks into the wall, and unga 200 swordsmen straight at the lord unless you feel like burning down your entire castle and crippling yourself for the next attack.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spam fire ballistas and catapults (or you can systematically destroy the towers with trebutches without getting into their range if you're a fucking pussy), use archers/crossbows for support and then send in your melee troops of choice to clean up the lord.

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