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by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: New game engine title?
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: New game engine title?

French guys who make some of the best early American war games; How can you not name the new engine 'Lafayette'? On his return to America, us Americans named just about everything after him. I drove over his bridge yesterday (where St. Paul was on the right side of the river..) So why not continue t...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Sneak-in Blockade Runner
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Sneak-in Blockade Runner

Sorry for the bad news...

The return on this RGD is a grand total of 8 WS, not 48. The duration of 6 turns is how long it takes to sneak in that 8WS. Like Fox says, it can be counted if the Union takes control of the region.
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Counter-Intel RGD
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Counter-Intel RGD

I don't think the Counter-Intel RGD is capable of doing what it is intended to do. It can't actually be used to counter most intel RGD's. The main reason it cannot be used to counter is because the card requires an active intel RGD in play as a target. All but the demonstration decisions are finishe...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

Using the cavalry screen and the disinformation RGDs can increase the hide value of all your regular troops by 4. These RGD's cannot be countered when played in hostile territory. I've seen full sized corps escape using that combo of cards. Still, its best to break down the corps into smaller units ...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Military Control
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Military Control

While a lack of military control causes a force to flip to offensive posture it does not guarantee that a battle will take place. I would guess that your opponent is getting messages about how his force successfully managed to retreat before battle. Perhaps from being overpowered by a decent margin ...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Rail lines
Replies: 32
Views: 1128

Re: Rail lines

The CSA navy did seize some of their own rail stock to weld onto their own ships for armor...

Don't broken railroads have a chance to repair themselves? It might be based on their development level. If they auto repair themselves does it cost WS?
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The Italian Shakes
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: The Italian Shakes

The forces in the capital may unlock if Rome lands an invasion force in the surrounding area. It would be easy to change. Removing or replacing the unforgiving trait would fix it. Should be able to find a suitable replacement from the 200+ list this game has, some I've never seen. Stressed, megaloma...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The Italian Shakes
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: The Italian Shakes

Did the loyalty loss happen all at once? Might it have happened over time? Its been a while but I seem to recall that Suffete Hano II Magnus, the leader in Carthage has the 'unforgiving' trait which lowers loyalty by 5% per turn. I remember spending some time trying to devise a way to unlock Suffete...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Union Gold

Farmfields can be destroyed. Like mines, the farmfields on map icon will not be removed but its destruction can be seen in the message log and the region ledger. I'd assume plantations can be destroyed too but I can't recall for certain. And with that ends the glory days of bushwhacking with Quantri...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Union Gold

Capturing those gold mines against Athena is a possibility so I wouldn't be so quick to burn and run. She isn't too good at cutting those thin supply lines needed to hold those mines like a human would be. Also, if I played demonstration cards on the gold mines against a human they would immediately...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Union Gold

Capturing that gold is a fools errand. :leprechau Destroying the two gold mines in Virginia City and Colorado can be done against a human. You need to get partisans with the RGD cards. Partisans have the pillager trait and will auto destroy the mines if they take the region. Though, they will only d...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone

I don't think any cavalry units in CW2 count as 'screeners' (nor disrupters.) That's where I was coming from when I said only a general with the screener trait will work. In other ageod games, cavalry capable of screening maneuvers has the attribute listed in the model file: Attributes = *screener*|...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu May 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone

Nope. The only thing that can reduce damage while retreating is to have a general with the 'screener' trait present. This trait will reduce damage taken by 50%.

Jubilation T Cornpone, what a name and a musical... Nice reference.
by Cardinal Ape
Fri May 12, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

Ya, after thinking about it more, I'm pretty sure the first set of 'commit' rolls are a preliminary test to check if a battle should even happen. I'm sure you can recall getting messages about a force retreating before battle in the in-game message box. I gave the theory a test. Trying to get a retr...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu May 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

Yup, that ASJ Def Bory Att battlelog is a bit weird. You'd think the Army of Mississippi would show up in the commit rolls on later rounds to support Bory's corps. Stranger is how the Army of Mississippi succeeds in retreating twice in two different rounds of the same combat and suffers hits in both...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue May 09, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: IS failing to MTSG possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: IS failing to MTSG possible?

A little follow up on the 'delayed commitment' option: When two opposing forces meet the chances per day for a battle to start are: -Large = 30 -Medium = 40 -Small = 50 -None = 100 However, those numbers may be misleading. If both opposing forces are in offensive posture then they each get to make t...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue May 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

@Orso, Your post reminds me of one of my all time favorite Onion videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juQcZO_WnsI :rofl: @ACG, What 'delayed commitment' setting are you using? I've been trying to figure out more about how MTSG works, I think the wiki is a bit outdated. One of the things I'm havin...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue May 09, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

Can someone check to see if this works? There should be 5 battle log files... Also, can anyone who knows more about how these things work point out if I have left a big security hole or anything by doing it like this? Yup, the five files are there. Nah, I don't think it leaves a security hole. Its ...
by Cardinal Ape
Sun May 07, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?

Anyway, I was just trying to get a little discussion going. The penalty doesn't strike me as too harsh. Sure, it would be nice to be able to retreat back to the transports. But, failing that one can always land other units in an adjacent region to setup a place to flee to. For me the biggest flaw i...
by Cardinal Ape
Sun May 07, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Beauregard: Risen from the Dead to Lead the South
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Beauregard: Risen from the Dead to Lead the South

Huh. :bonk:

The event that creates the Army of the Potomac doesn't check if Beauregard is dead. Temporary immortality, indeed.
by Cardinal Ape
Wed May 03, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: IS failing to MTSG possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: IS failing to MTSG possible?

Huh. So it appears that the delayed commitment option has a rather large impact on MTSG. That caught me by surprise; I don't remember seeing that documented anywhere. Anyhow, the reason why I couldn't get a single MTSG failure in my first test was that my delayed commitment option was set to 'no del...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue May 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scouting with Cavalry with success
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Scouting with Cavalry with success

I tend to run my scouts in Passive/Passive with evade orders. If I need to gain MC then I might put them in Defensive/Passive. I think the key to not getting busted is to all always keep moving; the evade combat special order only works if the unit is moving. Using the shift key while issuing orders...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue May 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Blockade System Explained
Replies: 30
Views: 24858

Re: The Blockade System Explained

Hi everyone! I just purchased this game as well as the DLC expansion and this is my first post. I'm trying to figure out blockades and read through the posts I could find on the is forum. I'm trying to sort out if I've actually blockaded a port. In a scenario I'm playing I'm trying to blockade the ...
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

No, I'm fairly certain this is not true. I've simply never read anything ever insinuating that posture is shared. I believe the elements fighting in the battle simply enjoy the modifiers inherited to them by their leaders. This is easy enough to test, it will show in the battle log. It will take me...
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

I think a common misconception in the inner working of MTSG combat is who leads who. Just because the portraits in the battle report show Grant and Lee does not mean they actually led troops in battle. An element only receives combat bonuses from his division commander and his corps commander. Army...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: IS failing to MTSG possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

IS failing to MTSG possible?

Its never been my experience in this game that stacks failing to MTSG is something one needs to pay any attention to. For as long as I have played this game MTSG'ing has always seemed to work all of the time. At some point I just stopped paying it any heed at all because it never failed. Is this not...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

But if you don't want a Corps stack to MTSG, the only way to truly prevent it, is by setting it to PP (Passive Posture), which I would not suggest doing with any Corps in the proximity of an enemy stack, unless you are in the process of trying to get it out of the area at all costs, and it is alrea...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: To the Mountians!
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: To the Mountians!

I honestly have no idea what you guys are moaning about; no really. You sound like, " mehhhhh , I always retreat into the worst location possible; Athena's cheating against me"; "my army retreated into the mountains, because there was absolutely nothing else for which it to retreat t...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: To the Mountians!
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: To the Mountians!

Oo! Oo! Can I join in on this howling at the moon? Some punk just attacked me in Fort Niagara - my troops, led by Ethen Allen retreated UP the falls into Canada - instead of retreating anywhere towards America. Man, I know Ethen Allen is a bad-ass mountain man, but leading his force up the waterfall...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: More beginner questions on forming Corps and Divisions
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: More beginner questions on forming Corps and Divisions

Wow. Somehow you got really off track. You coulda been home hours ago... All you need to form a corps is a 2 star general that is within the command range of the army you wish to attach to. The general can't be leading a division or an army, (you can also use 3* as corps commanders) then you can dra...

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