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by Taillebois
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Well I've still got lots of AJE to play. And I have EU:Rome but have barely touched it. I'll certainly hold out for a while as my recent experience of buying new games has been bad (with the exception of Armored Brigade which been fine for me from the start). It may well be that my ageing body and c...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Building units
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Re: Building units

Thanks for the tip Leibst.

I was only thinking of playing this game again last week when I drove through Lyme Regis where the Parliamentarians held off a Royalist siege for 8 weeks in 1644.
by Taillebois
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 50
Views: 14206

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Yes I too like the games and the historical feel they give.

Even if I don't have the patience to play the longer scenarios I still look at the maps wistfully.

Good luck and thanks for the games.
by Taillebois
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?
Replies: 7
Views: 5837

Re: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?

Blimey, when I saw the thread title I thought I started a similar one called that ages ago - and lo - it was mine - and after a long time hibernating Hobbes has arrived with spring. Glad things seem fine. ----------------- I've just remembered, I think, that Yossarian in Catch 22 reflects "Wher...
by Taillebois
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Missing text
Replies: 3
Views: 4192

Re: Missing text

Oh yes so it does - playing as royalist, but it seemed ok as Parliament.

Can you tell me in more detail what you changed to what, and the effect if you don't do it?

Thanks
by Taillebois
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: War Supplies and money calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 3695

War Supplies and money calculations

Can someone explain the arithmetic to me in the calculations shown by the tooltips on the top left? For example mine currently shows: 29 next to the coin symbol Tooltip: 7 (+98) Variations during past turn: Initial amount :2 Changes from cities income: 98 Changes from units replacements: -32 Changes...
by Taillebois
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: New patch ?
Replies: 47
Views: 27106

Re: New patch ?

I guess that's another reason to avoid Windows 10 if possible. I generally install new games in a new directory, not whatever the default is, and set compatibility to Windows 7. I'm not technical enough to have a clue really to help you I'm afraid. My local computer shop is selling a re-furbished To...
by Taillebois
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: New patch ?
Replies: 47
Views: 27106

Re: New patch ?

I have no problems with any of the Ageod games on my Windows 10 laptop. Your problem with the opt file was that you possibly saved it as a txt file after the change. Notepad did this to me until I noticed it. My issue with Ageod games, and think I have nearly all of them, is that I don't have enough...
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Having trouble with Spartacus
Replies: 2
Views: 4725

Re: Having trouble with Spartacus

I just got a minor victory after capturing Spartacus in March -70. But on very easy settings.
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: ECW Battles at Pike & Shot Campaigns Battles?
Replies: 1
Views: 4610

Re: ECW Battles at Pike & Shot Campaigns Battles?

You may find some one at TWC interested https://thewargamingclub.com/ecw-game-5 ... -t282.html


Fellow 64 year old ! :)
by Taillebois
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 47
Views: 16632

Re: How old are you guys ?

64

I found a reference to Bish Iwaszko who I played modern wargames with - he was something of a guru in London in 1968:

http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/se ... %20Iwaszko
by Taillebois
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Royalist victory vs Athena
Replies: 2
Views: 8893

Re: Royalist victory vs Athena

Well done.

The Puritans don't like Christmas so that should make them even more miserable. :)
by Taillebois
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Command Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 12938

Re: Command Ratings

Are command ratings based on post war analysis or what was perceived before the event? For example: Smith might have a bad reputation so I give him a minor job but he turns out to be brilliant; Jones is highly regarded so I put him in charge of an army but he turns out to be useless - e.g. freezes u...
by Taillebois
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Wars of Succession has been updated to version 1.01
Replies: 16
Views: 20535

Re: Wars of Succession has been updated to version 1.01

It works even if you haven't upgraded?

Perhaps I'll change mine to say version 3.1 April 1st 2021

:)
by Taillebois
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: How did the game do?
Replies: 22
Views: 14265

Re: How did the game do?

I have just updated my version of "The Operational Art of War" - there are over 500 user made scenarios so it is no wonder it has become one of the most esteemed war games. I've always felt Ageod missed a trick by making it so hard to alter things or make new scenarios. If a fraction of th...
by Taillebois
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: One last push for victory 100 years on.
Replies: 1
Views: 17947

One last push for victory 100 years on.

As probably the only person who plays this game, and even then only occasionally, I've fired it up for a couple of short scenarios. There is an AAR by someone on the Matrix site which covers the Moltke plan of Russia first which is unusual and which caught my eye. I've also played the Paradox game V...
by Taillebois
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Europa Universalis is 25 years old
Replies: 6
Views: 9247

Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

By coincidence I have my copy of Paradox's version of Diplomacy to hand wondering whether to re install it just to remind myself what an awful mess they made of such a well known game. It has cartoonish characters with animal names making grunting sounds from which you are supposed to judge whether ...
by Taillebois
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Europa Universalis is 25 years old
Replies: 6
Views: 9247

Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

I have EU1 - but still haven't read the manual all the way through.

Recently got For The Glory - a sort of EU2 on steroids.


There's so much history in these games - thanks for all that Phil - I wish I could get more people interested in them.
by Taillebois
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 47
Views: 16632

Re: How old are you guys ?

64
by Taillebois
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Should I stay or should I go ?
Replies: 14
Views: 12276

Re: Should I stay or should I go ?

Try the earlier Napoleon's Campaigns. Less than a £/$/€ (used) on Amazon in UK a few minutes ago and you get a paper manual.

Here's an AAR albeit some pictures don't work now: viewtopic.php?f=138&t=7475
by Taillebois
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished
Replies: 4
Views: 3811

Re: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished

Well I just played the Gettysburg scenario - albeit on AACW 1.06 - and got a glorious victory as the confederates by occupying Washington rather than Gettysburg having feinted a rush to get those mythical shoes.
by Taillebois
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 50
Views: 14206

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Ain't nobody here but us chickens.
by Taillebois
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: How to get a new download for my copy?
Replies: 5
Views: 24727

Re: How to get a new download for my copy?

I've just played the invasion of England scenario for the first time. I got ashore but was defeated outside London.

Good fun - definitely worth a few dollars.
by Taillebois
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Finland and Borodino scenarios
Replies: 1
Views: 11780

Finland and Borodino scenarios

I thought I would fire WON up again and I noticed on my 1.02 new game listing there are two called:

"StrFinland1808DispName" and "StrBorodino1812DispName"

Have I got an unfinished patch or what? There's no description but they start up with some forces allocated.
by Taillebois
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished
Replies: 4
Views: 3811

Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished

I visited this in about 1968. Random idling on Wikipedia led me to this - via Mission 66.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclorama ... Gettysburg


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Cyclorama


Time to play the Gettysburg scenario from CW2 and AACW again.
by Taillebois
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: How to get a new download for my copy?
Replies: 5
Views: 24727

Re: How to get a new download for my copy?

About £2 for a used boxed copy with manual on Amazon near me. I think the latest patches can be downloaded still. I've long had doubts about digital only games and used to nearly always buy a boxed copy but they are not always offered now. File note: remember to copy the download files for new games...
by Taillebois
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: DLCs
Replies: 5
Views: 12432

Re: DLCs

I have found the Cantabrain War DLC to be a nasty business for Rome. Brutal terrain, too few troops with too many missions coupled with a potentially deadly opponent. It is cheap to buy and offers some really challenging asymmetrical warfare experience. That said, the entire franchise is worth play...
by Taillebois
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?
Replies: 7
Views: 5837

Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?

Rafiki
Hobbes
Narwhal

Have we been forsaken?

I hope all is well wherever you are.
by Taillebois
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: In the meantime, what do you play and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 14489

Re: In the meantime, what do you play and why?

Waterloo scenario from NCP Gettysburg scenario from AACW Franco Prussian War scenario from PON Non Ageod: Random short scenarios from Combat Mission Beyond Overlord Campaigns on the Danube Arracourt scenario from The Operational Art of War Why? Time and attention span. Also a visit earlier this year...
by Taillebois
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: is there anybody outthere....
Replies: 22
Views: 18137

Re: is there anybody outthere....

Ain't nobody here 'cept us chickens.

:)

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