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The British Blockade, Hunger & Ukraine Grain


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There is a mention that a large part of the grain for Austro-Hungary came from Romania and that A-H would not wish to lose this resource, so I assume that hunger is an issue. The British Blockade and the wide-spread hunger that it caused in Germany, at least, was a major issue.

1) Is, in fact, the hunger caused by the British Blockade and lose of access to Romanian grain represented?

2) Does a German defeat of Russia gain it access to Ukrainian grain as it did historically with the consequence increase in German morale?

3) If not :(, then is there some way it could be edited in? Hmmm, maybe make some Ukrainian cities produce NM values for the Central Powers if held? Don't know if that is possible.

If access to the Ukraine and it's grain is included, a' la 1941, it would have a huge impact on Central Power plans.

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There is a mention that a large part of the grain for Austro-Hungary came from Romania and that A-H would not wish to lose this resource, so I assume that hunger is an issue. The British Blockade and the wide-spread hunger that it caused in Germany, at least, was a major issue.

1) Is, in fact, the hunger caused by the British Blockade and lose of access to Romanian grain represented?

2) Does a German defeat of Russia gain it access to Ukrainian grain as it did historically with the consequence increase in German morale?

Hi akmatov

Yes, these are all included, at least in the Breakthrough version. Some, but not all, were included in the base game too.

The British blockade will reduce Germany's National Morale, and the more ships involved, the more effect it will have.

If Romania enters the war on the side of the Entente, then Austria-Hungary will lose 50 National Morale points a turn, representing the loss of food imports. The same applies to Holland in relation to Germany.

As to the Ukrainian grain, Germany gains both National Morale points and MPPs when Ukraine is independent AND friendly to the Central Powers. This requires keeping four German units within 5 tiles of Warsaw as their presence will hinder Bolsheviks or others from taking power in the Ukraine - and stopping the grain exports to Germany.

The Ukrainian grain is explained on pages 61-62 of the 1914 Call to Arms Strategy Guide, Breakthrough Edition. This can be found in the Manuals folder.

Romania will provide Germany with grain if the Treaty of Bucharest is signed, and this is explained on page 63.

There are also images of the Pop Ups that appear in the game relating to these subjects on pages 68 onwards.

Bill

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