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Logistics
Logistics NTW
Prerequisite None
Research Points Needed 130
Building Needed Barracks
Leads To None
Stream Military
Effects
  • +2% to replenishment rates in all your regions
  • +5% to army campaign movement range
Logistics are a military technology in Napoleon: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

A well-organised supply system mitigates any losses suffered by armies on campaign and in battle.

A supply system can aid in making sure that the attrition inevitably suffered by military units in hostile lands is reduced: soldiers who are properly supplied with all their necessaries are less likely to die or desert. The same system that can deliver a musket or a barrel of gunpowder to the front can also be used to send replacement soldiers forward as well.

Before gunpowder, armies could support themselves entirely by pillaging, even if this did ruin any land they crossed. This changed with the introduction of gunpowder, as it could rarely be stolen, and could not be manufactured on the march; a transportation system and supply dumps became absolutely vital.

The writings of Antoine-Henri Jomini, a Frenchman and eventually a Russian general officer, did much to advance the understanding of logistics, the art of military supply. His career included training to be a banker, and time working for an arms manufacturer, but his skills came to the fore when he was a secretary in the Swiss Ministry of War, in charge of reorganising the way the business of war was conducted. This gave him the grounding he needed for his organisational and supply work.

General InformationEdit

Along with Field Ambulances, Logistics are one of the only technologies that increase the rate of Replenishment. This effect stacks with any effects granted by buildings or general traits, allowing regiments to return to fighting strength more quickly. The increased movement range this technology grants also aids the ability of troops to quickly reach fights once they have sufficiently recovered.

Napoleon: Total War Technology
Civil Abolition of SlaveryClassical EconomicsCode NapoleonDialecticsMetric SystemNational CensusNational DebtNational PropagandaPassportsPublic SchoolingSemaphore LinesTrade Unions
Military Army Corps OrganisationCarcass ShotCarronadeConscript Infantry TacticsConscriptionDiamond FormationField AmbulancesFire and AdvanceGeneral StaffGrand BatteryImproved CopperingIron PlatingLogisticsMass MobilisationModern RiflesPercussion CapQuicklimeRifled CannonsRocketsStandardised ArtilleryTop GallantsUniform Armament
Industrial Bottling and CanningDivision of LabourInterchangeable PartsJoint Stock CompanyLand DrainageLimited Liability CompanyMass ProductionPlatewaysPoverty Control LawsScrew PropellerSteam EngineSteam LocomotiveSteam Ship Propulsion
Peninsular War Civil Abolition of the InquisitionAfrancescado PropagandaAnti-French PropagandaAnti-French SentimentBonapartist PropagandaCádiz CortesCitizen Recruitment InitiativesColonial FundingComplete AnnexationNational FervourRepressive Measures
Peninsular War Military Advanced Guerrilla TrainingBritish Training MethodsCall to ArmsCounter-guerrilla InitiativesFrench Cipher DecryptionGuerrilla Training NetworkLocal GuidesLocal Recruitment InitiativesPartisan MusketsThe Great Paris Cypher

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