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I had been doing a little reading lately about some of the historic battles and I was reading about Oda's invasion of the Mori, and how in order to invade and besiege one of Mori's castles he had to send his navy in. He of course lost the battle, and regrouped to design new ships and came back to eventually win the province.
So this had me thinking of what a navy really should be for. I feel like my navies should protect my provinces that are away from the front lines, but how can it?
Lets take this scenario. A player that I am not currently at war with could move his navy anywhere up and down my coasts and on any turn not only declare war, but drop his massive armies from his ships on to my coastlines before my navy ever has a chance to stop the invasion. I have a problem with this because if I have a giant navy the idea is to to be able to stop any invasion from taking place unless you first are able to defeat me in the oceans. The way things are set up now, you can declare war, drop troops on the same turn, before ever having to answer to the huge fleet sitting right next to you which is a tad bit ridiculous imho.