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by Carrington
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: African Americans in the CSA Army
Replies: 84
Views: 30869

Ad hominem statements, like this, are a good way to turn a constructive and friendly discussion into a flame war. We're both historians and we both have differing interpretations on history. This is what historians do and it's natural. To suggest someone else is wrong because you believe they have ...
by Carrington
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: African Americans in the CSA Army
Replies: 84
Views: 30869

Slavery was a national institution upheld by the Federal government, despite what state allowed it or didn't. It was a national problem that had to be dealt with and was tragically done so through a civil war. My point in mentioning the economic factors of the North was only to show that connection...
by Carrington
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: African Americans in the CSA Army
Replies: 84
Views: 30869

New Englanders were no angels in the history of the US. New Englanders had been fighting natives since Plymouth, just as Virginians had since Jamestown. They fought their share of native wars in the Ohio Valley before and during the Creek and Seminole Wars. Many Union officers and soldiers from the...
by Carrington
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: New to game, many questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

My understanding on KY: if you enter on the turn immediately following invasion, your units get a significant morale/cohesion hit.

If you wait a (further) turn, this does not occur.
by Carrington
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Leader Casualties
Replies: 23
Views: 6990

"General, they really could hit an elephant at this dist...."
by Carrington
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Renaming Units
Replies: 13
Views: 4415

Ok just a quick one. Getting back into the game after a break. I've forgotton how to rename units can someone help me out please? On a related question (maybe). I am playing PBEM and am south I have just built my 4 th Army HQ and attached to Bragg in Missouri. The Army has no name? Hence my questio...
by Carrington
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Besieged
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

I think it may have to do with the enemy force holding you in place. I know I tried to leave Richmond and was held there by forces that arrived after the start of the move. If you look at this thread you will see some similarities: http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=21710 I think it may be...
by Carrington
Mon May 23, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Seeing Battle Screens in PBEM
Replies: 14
Views: 3452

TheDoctorKing wrote:And if you really insist on seeing the whole thing, have your opponent send you the .rpl file and you can watch the turn execute.


I'm guessing he actually does that. It's just that he doesn't get to see the animated dial that shows the course of a battle.
by Carrington
Thu May 19, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Was World War One Inevitable?
Replies: 65
Views: 36980

:-).

No need to argue with robots.
by Carrington
Tue May 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Was World War One Inevitable?
Replies: 65
Views: 36980

John Sedgwick wrote:Gillian, forgive me, but it seems fishy that you would register for this forum only to resurrect a thread from 2009 and copy-paste an entry from Answers.com.



Ouch. Nice catch on Answers.com, Sedgewick. Annoying.
by Carrington
Tue May 17, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Was World War One Inevitable?
Replies: 65
Views: 36980

World War 1 was inevitable for one reason. That reason was that Germany wanted a war. They had been planning actions for a war for at least ten years. The Von Schlieffen plan was the German plan to win the war and if they didn't come one mile from Paris, I might be typing in German right now. The G...
by Carrington
Fri May 13, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: One-feature-a-day articles: #2 Generals and officers
Replies: 9
Views: 3619

You mentioned losses in your update and I was wondering how often those would be. I was always a little puzzled in AACW about the low rate of officer casualties. After all, I can list lots of wounded/killed generals in the civil war. Lyon, A. Johnston, Hood, Reynolds, Armistead, Chamberlain, Jackso...
by Carrington
Mon May 02, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Question: How to make Union stronger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Play PBEM
by Carrington
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Possible map bug with Decatur, AL
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

I was curious about this -- especially having landed Lyon somewhere around Chattanooga the last game I played. Joys of the search button. I suppose it would make sense that anything termed 'shoals' might not be navigable. Has anyone had misfortune of building river ships above the shoals as confeder...
by Carrington
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Naval Strategy Ideas - How do you use your navy?
Replies: 5
Views: 2622

The USN is an awfully nice way of convincing low-initiative union generals to be active for a turn.

'Lil Mac tend to do a lot of boat-hopping.
by Carrington
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Transports/Amphib Assaults
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

By the way, the AACW wiki is a great resource, use the search function there or here in the forums and you'll probably find some helpful articles/posts, for example: http://www.ageod.net/aacwwiki/River_naval_strategy As for marines, I believe they offer a bonus to naval/river crossings in terms of ...
by Carrington
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: CSA Grand Strategy - tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 14801

Ouch. I'm playing my first Union game and I can't imagine getting anything going in the west without Grant. I don't know anything about Clausewitzian strategy (is that the term?) but from your description, it sounds like a good strategy for the CSA to take. Let them overextend and counterstrike. Al...
by Carrington
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: CSA Grand Strategy - tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 14801

As Union player against ZardozLord, I can heartily endorse the strategy of issuing golden BBs to KY militia in Columbus KY.

Grant caught one of the magic BBs last turn while squashing the rebel militia.

Very demoralizing.
by Carrington
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: CSA Grand Strategy - tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 14801

Just googled that myself out of curiosity - he died of cholera in 1831, commanding a cordon sanitaire to contain a cholera outbreak in Poland. I'd say that's ironic, but on second thought, I suppose it makes perfect sense. I can just imagine Jomini doing a little dance at the death of his rival ;) ...
by Carrington
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: CSA Grand Strategy - tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 14801

Clausewitz actually wrote and lectured a great deal on small wars, drawing particularly on his study of the rebellion in the Vendée and guerrilla warfare in Spain. However, very little of this found its way into On War , in fact much of it has yet to be translated into English. Interesting. The cru...
by Carrington
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: CSA Grand Strategy - tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 14801

How did you manage to save your troops from starving? More often than not, I had to abandon positions simply because of pending starvation. I truely like that scenario, too. My personal, favorite is the '62 campaign, though. If I want a bigger challenge, I switch to '63. Defending Mississippi and L...
by Carrington
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Loosing generals due to starvation - concerns all AGE games
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

I have gone back to ACW and played a CSA campaign. During that campaign, I made a mistake, resulting to the starvation of large parts of a stack containing two divisions and lead by Joe Johnston in command of an army HQ. Here is a more detailed account of what happened: [INDENT]I had attacked Sprin...
by Carrington
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: 1st Mississippi Regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Funny, I'd tend to think the South is actually the kinder side to start with.
by Carrington
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Winfield Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

He's not in the game for long so you probably won't get much use out of him... Actually, the interesting thing: McDowell just got demoted (at the behest of horace greeley) Lil Mac moved to the AOP. But putting l'l Mac in charge will cost me 3 NM if I pass over Winfield Scott. Seems to me I've gotte...
by Carrington
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Winfield Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Winfield Scott

So my PBEM opponent had the bad manners to attack DC on Turn 6 of the campaign. End result: Longstreet and his one brigade retreated before combat, and Winfield Scott was unlocked. Now I face something of an embarrassment of riches as early-game Union: suddenly I have a respectable 4 (!) star who's ...
by Carrington
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

Well that's part of the funny thing: Contra Longfellow, Paul Revere got lost and really didn't accomplish that much of anything. Before Longfellow wrote his poem about how Revere rode from Boston, warning Massachusetts minutemen that the redcoats were coming, Revere wasn’t known for his ride (his ob...
by Carrington
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

... No, this post belongs in the AACW thread. There's a neat piece in American Scholar about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem on Paul Revere. The poem is the sort of thing my dad would recite for me -- to show the rigor of his schooling: I don't think we memorize that bit of doggerel in New England...
by Carrington
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Looking for Union/yankee opponent..
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

I'd be interested, but can't promise to be able to move that fast: prob 5 turns per week, with some bursts of activity.

Send me an email at carrington dot ward at gmail
by Carrington
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Corps operating outside of Army range
Replies: 38
Views: 7124

Cromagnonman wrote:By Jove, I think you're right. This is going to make my Grand Bahama cruise a little more interesting. I'll bet, tho, that Grant's command radius could reach there from southern Louisiana...


Just give the army a round trip ticket, leave its other corps behind.
by Carrington
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Corps operating outside of Army range
Replies: 38
Views: 7124

Not so far in my campaign, GL. Maybe it's being changed in 1.16? I'm on 1.15 until 1.16 is official. I've seen PBEM house rules imposing a voluntary restriction on prodigal corps. But I don't think there's any code. It is, arguably, a fairly large hole in the code when a corps from Army of the Poto...

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