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by Taillebois
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1421

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

Durk wrote:I find France to be the Goldilocks faction to play, not too hot, not too cold, just right. Lots of colonial action and internal development, but not difficult challenges.



And as Goldilocks was a trespasser and a thief - I suppose it is quite appropriate :)
by Taillebois
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1421

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

I've never got beyond the short scenarios like the Franco Prussian War because 1600 turns of solving 27 simultaneous equations or whatever to decide on trade goods just overwhelms me. So I fire it up, look at the map, think I must learn to play one day, and move on to something else. Anyway Loki if ...
by Taillebois
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1421

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

Pride of Nations has a scenario on the Boer War doesn't it?
by Taillebois
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: See how many soldiers in an army...
Replies: 12
Views: 1249

Re: See how many soldiers in an army...

I agree Temgesic. Numbers of soldiers is how battle reports and campaign reports are written. This, I've just looked up Cannae: Armies: Carthage: 50,000: 32,000 heavy infantry, 8,000 light infantry, 10,000 cavalry Rome: 86,400: 40,000 Roman infantry, 40,000 allied infantry, 2,400 Roman cavalry, 4,00...
by Taillebois
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Plutarch's chapter on Sertorius
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Plutarch's chapter on Sertorius

I imagine most of you who are fans of this game and era have come across this - but I have just read the chapter on Sertorius in Plutarch's - "Makers of Rome" - about 25 pages and a cracking read.
by Taillebois
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Re: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players

Hooray 1.03 and I finally get a victory as Rome in the Epirus scenario.

OK, it was on easy but I still feel my life has now been worthwhile. :)
by Taillebois
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players

Well done. I'm really pleased for you that the launch of this seems to have gone so well. I hope it does well and the new engine can be used for more games. ----- Hint if you jumped in to the small Rome v Epirus scenario - and got thrashed in three or four turns several times on Easy setting. :) Sta...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6077

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: 10673

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: 20550

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: 9427

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: 6851

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: 6402

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: 32274

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: 32274

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: 7519

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: 7165

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: 56
Views: 23430

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: 11549

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: 13704

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: 24940

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: 17704

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: 20794

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: 9666

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: 9666

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: 56
Views: 23430

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: 15589

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: 4102

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: 20550

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: 27930

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.

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