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Old November 25th, 2010, 09:05 AM

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Default Not Being Charged for Purchases

Am I missing something? The full game allows me to purchase units as long as I have enough money, but it does not charge me for them. My money after a turn is

$ at start of turn + income - supply

regardless of what I purchase. The only penalty for buying units is that my supply goes up in subsequent turns.

Is it supposed to work that way?
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Old November 25th, 2010, 11:07 AM

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Default Re: Not Being Charged for Purchases

This issue is made worse by the fact that you can run out of money and still supply any number of units without penalty.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:14 AM

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Default Re: Not Being Charged for Purchases

Must be using Pentagon accounting methods!
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Old November 26th, 2010, 08:40 AM

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Default Re: Not Being Charged for Purchases

I think it might be intended, in order to prevent negative budgets from maintenace on units in play. For example- If I have 20 million income. Over three turns I dont increase my income, but buy units having more than 20 million in maintenance, I would either start losing units, or be in a negative balance. This being a beer and pretzels game I think the dev probably chose to make it simple and not give players budgeting and accounting nightmares to have to deal with.

Consider how much money you have as your 'buying power' per turn instead of actual funds.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 08:45 AM

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Default Re: Not Being Charged for Purchases

I think it is intended, in order to prevent negative budgets from supply costs on units in play. For example- If I have 20 million income. Over three turns I dont increase my income, but buy units having more than 20 million in supply cost, I would either start losing units, or be in a negative balance. This being a beer and pretzels game I think the dev probably chose to make it simple and not give players budgeting and accounting nightmares to have to deal with.

Consider how much money you have as your 'buying power' per turn instead of actual funds.


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This issue is made worse by the fact that you can run out of money and still supply any number of units without penalty.
You pay for supply after you collect income,. so early in the game you never have to worry about supply being more than you have. But later in the game,..on larger maps,..it is possible to have enough units that supply on them takes up your entire income............
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Old November 26th, 2010, 11:44 AM

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Default Re: Not Being Charged for Purchases

Yes Scott, exactly! BTW, each turn is 1 month in time. When I played that long azz 9 hour game yesterday, I went a few "game years" not being able to purchase any new units because my supply cost exceeded my income. You have to either keep expanding, or lose units in combat, or dismiss them voluntarily. Building cities early on really helped me out tonight on a medium size battle. I had more money than I knew what to do with.
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