War in Europe Sea Lane Maps

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War in Europe Sea Lane Maps

Postby Robjess » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:37 pm

Here are download links to the War In Europe Sea Lane maps for each of the Axis and the Allies. Each map download is about 2 megs. Note that the sea lanes for each of the Axis and the Allies are different. So you will need to look at the respective one for the side you are playing.

Also note, that some lanes pass through land hexes. This means that a sea land can be blockaded by an enemy unit. For example, you can control Allied access to main land Greece from Nth Africa by controlling Rhodes and Crete etc..

Also remember there is a house rule that says that you can only embark (place units into ship transport mode) from an Urban Hex (port). You can disembark (invade or get off the ships) in any land hex.

War in Europe Allied Sea Lanes

Summary of Allied sea lanes. Invasion allows in Norway, North coast of Denmark and North and South coasts of France. In additon to this, there are invasion points in North Africa, Italy and Greece. As noted above, you need to control specific land hexes (ports or islands) to enable access to some sea lanes.

Of course there is also the Allied sea lane that goes from the UK along the east and south edge of the map - around Africa and comes out at Alexandria.

War in Europe Axis Sea Lanes

Most Axis sealanes are transport lanes and not invasion lanes. So therefore most of their sea lanes start from an port (urban hex) and also end at a port (urban hex). So for the Axis player, they wont be conducting many invasions, but rather transporting units from one friendly port to another friendly port. Of course if there is an enemy held port that is not garrisoned by the enemy then they Axis are free to 'invade' that port and capture it.

The exception is in the Black Sea though where there are invasion points available to the Axis in southern Russia. They really need to secure Odessa though to enable access to these invasion zones/sea lanes.

Note that in the current version of WiE, we has disabled the Operation Sealion (invasion of the UK) sea lanes. We did this because the original version where these sea lanes were available showed the game to be out of balance.

We will address this in the next release of the game.
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Postby Robjess » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:42 pm

One other thing.. its one thing to invade, but its another to have supplies! So pick your invasion points carefully, in many instances there will be an invasion supply point available to supply your invading forces - but the supply burst is very low and will NOT support any deep penetrations or major battles unless you are able to secure a vital port or urban hex on the coast. Most, if not all Urban hexes on the coast act and ports and therefore are supply sources.

Now who said that this games wasnt deep!
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Postby panzmatt » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:00 pm

GREAT HELP// so if the lane goes to land, port then only if you own that can yuo cccontinue yes?
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Postby Robjess » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:10 pm

No, thats not entirely correct. Have a look at Rhodes for example. A Sealane from Cyprus to Greece travels through Rhodes. If either I have a unit sitting in that hex in Rhodes that the sealane goes though - then you can not send any units in sea mode through that hex. So I can garrison that sealane and not give you full access to it.

But if Rhodes is under my control but I dont have a unit stationed in that hex then you can send a unit via sea mode either through that hex from Greece to Cyprus, or alternatively you could disembark in that hex and capture that port and then you could garrison it.

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Postby panzmatt » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:22 pm

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