I've heard great things about SAI and the Campaign expansion from a discussion on Matrix Games. I've been searching for a while for a great WW1 Naval Game and think this will do the trick just fine.
I'm planning to order both the game and expansion later today but wondered on the activation key. It says it can take 1 working day for it to be sent. As such if I order later today does that mean I won't be receiving the key until Tuesday potentially?!
Post by williammiller on May 7, 2016 9:58:07 GMT -5
It depends, but from my experience most likely you would receive the key either tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday at the latest. The online store, unfortunately, has no method at present to automatically generate and send serial numbers to customers so it has to be done manually by Chris when orders are put through the store.
Is this normal, have I been lucky or do I just need to play on hard?
Turn 12 was a close affair (and the biggest threat I've encountered yet). I sailed 3 x BC, CL's and DD's to bombard Sunderland. En route I encountered what turned out to be 16 x BB! I figured this out quick enough to turn tail, head off at 25 knots, launch my DD's on a flotilla to cover this and bring out the HSF but by the time they got there the Grand Fleet was no where to be seen. Just as well really as they had 16 x BB out there! BC Seydlitz suffered 4 x 12/13" hits and a destroyed turret and von der Taan 2 x 12" hits.
Post by randomizer on May 10, 2016 11:48:04 GMT -5
Hope that you're enjoying SAI.
Some minor points. Please open a new thread for observations or comments. Burying game-related questions in this thread increases the chance that they will be missed by the Team. Also just posting losses without details is of limited value as there are so many potential reasons for the imbalance that you observe. There is a lot going on "under the hood" and without more details it is impossible to speculate as to why this has happened. That said, early in the campaign there are a number of armoured cruisers operating in the Channel that can provide the Germans with some easy victories. There are good reasons why Director, Naval Operations at the Admiralty referred to the 7th Cruiser Squadron (HMS Bacchante, Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue) as "The Live Bait Squadron" because of the fear of surface attacks by the HSF and not the submarine threat.
Please try to be as specific and detailed with critiques or possible issues as you can.