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by khbynum
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: solo play
Replies: 1
Views: 677

solo play

I'm coming back to the game after a while away and would like to play it against myself (as I did so many board games). I seem to remember a thread about it, but searching turned up nothing. I would appreciate how-to instructions or a link to a thread.
by khbynum
Sat May 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Combat Tactics
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Combat Tactics

The fog of war could indeed descend on Civil War battlefields rapidly, under the right conditions. If you've been to a reenactment involving more than a few hundred, you've seen it. Such studies as I have read put the average range of infantry combat at 100-120 yards, not much more than the Napoleon...
by khbynum
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How much Hand-to-hand combat actually occured?
Replies: 19
Views: 4350

Re: How much Hand-to-hand combat actually occured?

Those are interesting numbers, hanny1. I would have expected the percentage of such wounds to be more like 5%. I wonder if the relative lethality of different kinds of wounds might not be a factor. If wounds from edged weapons were less immediately lethal, the victims would show up at field hospital...
by khbynum
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions
Replies: 42
Views: 3357

Re: Promotions

In my game neither Benjamin McCulloch nor H. McCulloch is listed as promotable.
by khbynum
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions
Replies: 42
Views: 3357

Re: Promotions

Click the last tab, "Various". If that panel has the line "Upgrade to:" followed by the general's name, he is promotable. Otherwise, no.
by khbynum
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: New Ageod Forum
Replies: 82
Views: 60183

Re: New Ageod Forum

Thank you, Sir, I'll reset all my links - and link this thread, too. :hat:
by khbynum
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Where does it show number of troops?
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Where does it show number of troops?

If the stack bar is open at the bottom of the screen, mouse over the gray box (combat power) below any of the NATO icons and total number of men, horses and guns will show up in tiny letters at the bottom of each unit box. You may have to do a bit of arithmetic to get actual number of infantry (for ...
by khbynum
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: New Ageod Forum
Replies: 82
Views: 60183

Re: New Ageod Forum

Is there any chance all the broken forum links will be restored? I had about 20 threads bookmarked to help me remember all the rules not covered in the manual and now none of the links work. Fortunately I saved a text file of Straight Arrow 's "Points to Know" thread, otherwise I couldn't ...
by khbynum
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Replacement Issue/Bug?
Replies: 46
Views: 3923

Deleted by poster. I'll plague you gentlemen no longer.
by khbynum
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: What have you leaned about the civil war from ageod's civil war series?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

I learned how complicated it is to organize a large army and march (rail, etc) it anywhere while keeping the troops coordinated and healthy enough to fight. I learned how a sudden change in the weather can foil my brilliant operational deployment (I hear you, Gen. Burnside). I learned, as the CSA, t...
by khbynum
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the South have won the Civil War?
Replies: 90
Views: 35642

In the decades following WWII, watching the quick and dramatic recovery of the German and Japanese economies, some wags argued that the best way to ensure your country's future prosperity was to lose a war with the United States. I really don't think it worked for the Confederacy.
by khbynum
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Bishop Polk stays in the Church?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Thanks to all for the help. I'm sorry I sent out a premature Missing General report, but I'm used to seeing him earlier. I got a message at the start of the early July turn that he was awaiting orders in Memphis.
by khbynum
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Bishop Polk stays in the Church?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Bishop Polk stays in the Church?

I'm starting a game as the CSA and am into June, but no Polk. Anyone else had this happen? He's not my favorite so I almost didn't miss him, but anyone with 2 stars and high strategic rating is valuable early-on.
by khbynum
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Wars of Napoleon has been updated to version 1.02!
Replies: 31
Views: 8881

The game installer put mine in C:/Program Files (x86)/Matrix Games/Wars of Napoleon; don't know if that makes a difference. Anyway, the patch is an installer. You don't drop it into a folder, you unzip it to desktop and run it.
by khbynum
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Is Play the CSA like playing Japan in War in the Pacific?
Replies: 97
Views: 6388

vicberg , you should realize that most of the people who play this game, though perhaps not most of those who post here, play against the AI. I am one of them and can only speak for myself, but I couldn't care less about NM and VP rules. I play the game to understand history, not to win a game by t...
by khbynum
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Who were these guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Who were these guys?

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I'm sure you've all seen the image of these three hard cases. Does anyone know who they were, or even what unit they belonged to?
by khbynum
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Artillery replacments
Replies: 100
Views: 6692

If, as W. Barksdale writes, there is no such thing as a partial replacement chit, maybe it works just as we have been told. Replace a whole element, use a whole chit. Chits cost differently for various types of elements since elements have different costs for conscripts, money or war supply. Replace...
by khbynum
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Install with BRS? And patches, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Install BRS , then update with 1.06, which is comprehensive. Windows 7 puts the game in C:\Games. BRS is just scenarios, so I think needs to be installed in the same directory as the game.
by khbynum
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The rifled musket in the civil war revolution or evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 2846

I've read all the references cited except Paddy Griffith and there's still some things I don't understand. Perhaps this diverse and learned forum can enlighten me. I'm not a shooter. My understanding is that rifle muskets were accurate at 300m, or at 100m, but the shot would go over the head of anyo...
by khbynum
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Does Athena "know" when each of my generals or stacks are not activated...?
Replies: 29
Views: 1806

I just turned 56, so watch out, I'm catching up to you :mdr: You know that song from the Who, My Generation? Well I still say it's MY Generation! So all those hip-hoppers and rappers can f-f-f-fade way ! ;) I'm 68, do I win a prize? As my avatar would say, "Too old to rock 'n' roll, too young to di...
by khbynum
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Beef and Sugar
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Yes, and from what I've read, Confederate pickets "moo"-ed across the lines to their Union counterparts for weeks thereafter. Civil War armies often herded cattle as a ready supply of rations on the hoof. Despite the amount of pork Civil War (or, at least Southern) soldiers ate, I've never read of t...
by khbynum
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Beef and Sugar
Replies: 6
Views: 789

I agree said operations reduced flow across the river to a trickle, but not the rest. Northern Florida produced a lot of beef at that time. Coastal SC produced sugar (and thus, I assume, molasses) as did other Deep South states. We've had this discussion before, with general agreement that the South...
by khbynum
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ahistorical Scenario, Lee Takes Command
Replies: 59
Views: 3079

Sorry, Temgesic , I didn't mean to blow off your suggestion. I think that if given Lee's military genius early on, in addition to all the other advantages the Union had, the war would have been much shorter and the outcome never remotely in doubt. I'm sure the talented folks at AGEod could produce s...
by khbynum
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ahistorical Scenario, Lee Takes Command
Replies: 59
Views: 3079

He ends up in Halleck's position, chained to a desk shuffling papers for the rest of the war. The field commanders are still crap, but they are now better coordinated so the war ends a year earlier. If he takes command of the Army of the Potomac, the war ends 2 years earlier. AGEod never publishes t...
by khbynum
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Southern "Hold Them" Strategy in a Tea Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 1823

I never come to this forum without learning something, for which I thank you all. Thorpe won the traditional (track and field) pentathlon that year. Patton competed in the first of the modern pentathlons, as you defined it. He used a .38 rather than the common .22 and claimed that the holes were so ...
by khbynum
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Southern "Hold Them" Strategy in a Tea Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 1823

I'll have to go with Georges Danton, who is credited with a somewhat more embellished version of the expression for which, as I recall, there is historical documentation. I always assumed it was Napoleonic until I saw the Danton version, but to be honest it could have been made up by any fencing ins...
by khbynum
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Would European Intervention have changed the outcome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Good point, 1stvermont , about a very early intervention perhaps preventing the war. I think it very unlikely, though. What could the European powers, in fact, have done to affect the war? As pgr stated, both England and France had huge commitments elsewhere. Their foreign policy goal was not to fig...
by khbynum
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: R. E. Lee Biography
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Cacrict, I think you've lost your way on the Internet. I hope you sing better than you surf.
by khbynum
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Apple removes games with Confederate battle flag from iTunes
Replies: 66
Views: 6932

All that said, I'm not sure what I think should be happening. My gut feeling is that we are being too sensitive, but also that we are too slow to speak out when we see racism and white supremacy in others. As usual, a thoughtful and literate post, tripax . Please excuse me for only quoting the last...
by khbynum
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: An Alternate Take on the ACW--a Canuck's Point of View
Replies: 25
Views: 2080

We both know it was a lot more complicated than that. Tariffs were stifling the Southern economy. Control of Congress was slipping away and with it the ability to steer the nation the way some Southerners wanted. Lincoln set about a war to restore the Union by force, not to free blacks from slavery....

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