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by DrPostman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How to form division
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: How to form division

I might have that wrong. Could be the control key instead of the shift
key you hold down. I plead sleepiness ;)
by DrPostman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How to form division
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: How to form division

Once you enable a leader to form a division you select that leader, then holding down the shift key select up to 15 elements. A plus sign will appear after you select a few. If you click on that the division will be formed. There are quite a few posts on this group that discuss the pros and cons of ...
by DrPostman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: New player with questions
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: New player with questions

The numbers are Strategic Rating (higher the better) Attack rating, then Defense rating. The higher the strategic rating the better the chance for a leader to be activated (unfixed). if you play with the activation rules off then the only troops that are fixed are Fortress troops and those troops wh...
by DrPostman
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 25
Views: 3278

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

As noted, the south may have initially had an advantage due to the larger percentage of West Point graduates in their ranks and the strength of the militia tradition across the south. Maybe not such an advantage at all; I believe Maj. Gen. George Pickett said, "The Yankees got all the smart on...
by DrPostman
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Officers and Generals
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Officers and Generals

Captain_Orso wrote:*
Image


* Captain Orso out of uniform


Kittehs with thumbs would rule this planet. :pouet:
by DrPostman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Foreign Intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Foreign Intervention

Captain_Orso wrote:Have you read the events?

I've been too lazy. I will now though.
:fleb:

Only $5 if it succeeds? If I read it right. Damn, I want a raider!
:dada:
by DrPostman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Foreign Intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Foreign Intervention

I think he's asking if you can have any effect on the Trent Affair, and the answer is no. It's a random part of the game. Here's a ponder though. I've only ever seen one outcome for the Chapman plot. Does anyone know if there is another one? Can I get a raider on the West coast if it goes the other ...
by DrPostman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 3 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: 3 Questions

I've never seen Mescaleros amount to anything myself in the game.
by DrPostman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Athena needs Harpers Ferry/Winchester like an addict needs a drug
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Athena needs Harpers Ferry/Winchester like an addict needs a drug

See what happens if you increase the detection bonus. It's worth a try. Lieutenant level gives me a very
challenging game, at least for the first 2 years.
by DrPostman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Athena needs Harpers Ferry/Winchester like an addict needs a drug
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Athena needs Harpers Ferry/Winchester like an addict needs a drug

What level are you playing on, and how is the aggression set? I play on Lieutenant with average aggression. No matter what, an AI is limited, and you should be able to figure out exploits against her fairly soon. Norfolk is one, where she never moves in as the CSA right away and I can usually send e...
by DrPostman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gathering Intel
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Gathering Intel

I use cavalry, quick in and out runs. But I also use RGDs for Partisans and Copperheads/Unionists
if they can be placed where needed. Balloons help as well. :sherlock:
by DrPostman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Horse Artilllery and 6 lb guns
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Horse Artilllery and 6 lb guns

The only time I build them is when I want to use them to build a fort.
by DrPostman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Russian localization of CW2
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Russian localization of CW2

Welcome ti the group Bamak! :hat:
by DrPostman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Topic of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Topic of the day

One thing I remember from discussions on Beta was that BOTH sides have to select prisoner exchange during the same turn for that to go into effect. As others have said I don't ever use it, especially when playing the Union as they have plenty of manpower at that point and starving the South is my aim.
by DrPostman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Buy Army HQ
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Buy Army HQ

For example, I do not want replacements wasted on heavy artillery in some remote location that will
never see action. The computer doesn't know this and will buy replacements that I don't need. If you
are just learning the game auto replacements is OK, but learn to live without it soon. :hat:
by DrPostman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Buy Army HQ
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Buy Army HQ

Look for the icon with the caduceus symbol http://i.imgur.com/ltjDfPv.jpg Be sure to leave the ALL button selected instead of a region. Often you can't purchase an HQ if a region is selected even though it's available for purchase. Same thing happens with supply units too, for some reason.
by DrPostman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Diagonal Stripe on Leader
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Diagonal Stripe on Leader

Athena loves to drag those coastal guns around. Hope that gets fixed eventually. Until then I'll
gladly take them from her. :dada:
by DrPostman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

I agree with you about more use of your cavalry. You have some leaders with good raiding talents. Overall an
interesting series. Thanks for posting these!
by DrPostman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Suggestions Box
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Re: Suggestions Box

Blood and Thunder Brigade wrote:More realistic march times between one region & another. They strike me as being completely out of whack.

Always check the weather conditions when you see that happen. Often it's because of inclement weather.
by DrPostman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

That was a short video. Is your force in Richmond not a corps? If not why not? Also, it looks that
while you put a lot of forces on your West flank in Alabama your East flank is going all but un-
protected. Good series so far. Don't think it will go too many more turns though.
by DrPostman
Wed May 31, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Feed Me Seymour
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: Feed Me Seymour

Durk wrote:I occasionally play for West Virginia as the CSA. It can be a successful play, with luck and careful play.

And industry rich Pittsburgh becomes so tempting a target from a W VA base. :dada:
by DrPostman
Sun May 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Your opponent is pretty smart. Did you notice he's using pure artillery divisions? Don't think the war
is going to last much longer for the South. One good push and he can take Richmond. Good series.
by DrPostman
Tue May 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Brace yourself, here's a truly stupid question (Can't move units)
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Brace yourself, here's a truly stupid question (Can't move units)

Feel free to ask any question you have. The only stupid question is the one not asked. Lots of folks
are always willing to help here.
by DrPostman
Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: question on MTSGs during assaults
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: question on MTSGs during assaults

But he's talking about a major river here, the Mississippi.
by DrPostman
Sun May 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

I'm not sure what else to do with the garrison militia except PP. Maybe defend retreat is better. At this point, since I can't move the capital, if he takes Richmond that is the end of the game. It's been a tough series and I've had a few unlucky breaks. I wish the game allowed the choice of a city...
by DrPostman
Sat May 13, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

It appears that a lot of your units, especially garrison militia, are in PP stance. In my experience that tends to lead to a slaughter without even putting up a fight. Still, you are holding on and you might do better than historically. You're doing very well in Texas and perhaps you could send some...
by DrPostman
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

If you could detach a few more cavalry units to do some raiding it would put the Union on guard a little more but cutting rail lines like you are doing is good. Just remember that they also supply via the river as well. Speaking of, in Texas that New England Squadron the union has there is also carr...
by DrPostman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Commander Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Commander Statistics

Sorry for this question but I can't for the life of me find or figure out what the 3 numbers next to the commanders names mean. 1-0-0 and so for example. I must have missed it in the tutorial or manual. I know higher is better but I'd like to know what each number refers to. thanks, The manual is w...
by DrPostman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 5395

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

You've never run across the old adage "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar", have you? :papy: I have, it works better with those who disagree over what the evidence means, but those ignorant if the evidence and prefer there own made up crap, vinegar is all they can ex...
by DrPostman
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?

Everything I've read about Fredericksburg made me believe it was an awful crossing. Confederate
snipers took out a lot of engineers as they built their bridge.

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