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by Taillebois
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished
Replies: 2
Views: 46

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: 1
Views: 731

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: 447

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: 3
Views: 432

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: 25
Views: 3188

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: 12
Views: 2292

Re: is there anybody outthere....

Ain't nobody here 'cept us chickens.

:)
by Taillebois
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WoN current state
Replies: 38
Views: 4174

Re: WoN current state

It's a Spruce Goose. Like PON, a game that's just too big.
by Taillebois
Tue May 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 9678

Re: Hello? AARs

Thanks Baris for that link. And this one for an AJE beginner AAR https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-hero-the-traitor-and-the-barbarian-an-aje-pbem-beginner-aar.632034/page-10 Ugh page 10 This for page 1 https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-hero-the-trait...
by Taillebois
Tue May 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 9678

Re: Hello?

Oh come on, you'll only go and bankrupt yourselves with another Darien scheme or somesuch. It's not as if those Scottish banks haven't caused enough trouble already. How long before the begging bowl is out again? :) I think your time would be much better spent re-doing those AARs with Narwhal that a...
by Taillebois
Mon May 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Wars of Succession has been updated to version 1.01
Replies: 10
Views: 4588

Re: Wars of Succession has been updated to version 1.01

It can't be too hard to get it to display the correct version number can it? Looking in the credits mine still says version 1.0; even though the patch installer said installation successful. God I'm glad you guys don't program avionics; or do you?
by Taillebois
Sat May 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 11
Views: 9678

Re: Hello?

Mad Jack Churchill shot a German with an arrow in the defence of Dunkirk 1940

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... ill.html/2
by Taillebois
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: US WW1 memorial at Dun sur Meuse
Replies: 2
Views: 5876

Re: US WW1 memorial at Dun sur Meuse

Well tonight I'm in St Hippolyte in the Jura but I went via Arracourt which some of you may know from the small scenario in The Operational Art of War. There I found another Sherman tank by the road and a description of the battle which was about the biggest tank battle for the US before the Bulge. ...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: US WW1 memorial at Dun sur Meuse
Replies: 2
Views: 5876

US WW1 memorial at Dun sur Meuse

Randomly driving my campervan round France I am in Dun sur Meuse tonight where the war memorial I expected to be for the French is actually to WW1 Americans. Anyway, that inspired me to have a rare go at this game - I have a laptop when travelling. I tried the 1918 scenario to see if the US troops t...
by Taillebois
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: WSS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Second Post Release Patch
Replies: 55
Views: 15862

Re: Second Post Release Patch

I definitely think events should be a surprise for most players - which I guess means a few developers and beta testers need to be let in on the list for testing prior to release of a game. History is a series of coincidences happening or not happening. If Franz Ferdinand's driver had not got lost t...
by Taillebois
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Not enough scenarios - biggest problem of Ageod games
Replies: 8
Views: 5421

Not enough scenarios - biggest problem of Ageod games

Birth of America had lots of short scenarios. ECW has three medium/long ones, Historical wargaming is a pretty niche market but I feel Ageod restricts the appeal of its games by making them too long, difficult and complicated for casual players. Not everybody is a genius with hours days or weeks to ...
by Taillebois
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Poll. To be or not to be hexed.
Replies: 19
Views: 9961

Re: Poll. To be or not to be hexed.

I thought the regions were mostly hexes but with wiggly lines. I think Ageod should produce a wargame construction kit covering lots of eras and with a random scenario generator. The lack of player made scenarios always limits the games in my mind because not everyone wants to play massive campaigns...
by Taillebois
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Polishing Polish
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Polishing Polish

Nice pun.

There is a road sign on one of the main roads out of London (A40) - "Polish War Memorial" - I'm glad it is cleaned.
by Taillebois
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 9567

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

Clearly some of us have the special version. I paid extra. :)
by Taillebois
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 9567

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

hmm... I have a Russian Finnish one too. My game say 1.03 24 Feb 2017 when it starts.
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 9567

Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

Well I thought I might at least give WON small scenarios a go as I never have time or patience for 500 turn games.

I notice the Borodino scenario has no intro text - just says "strxxx" in the selection box. Does it actually play OK or was it a 1.03 add-on that was never finished?
by Taillebois
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: War of the Roses
Replies: 1
Views: 8261

Re: War of the Roses

Good idea.

I visited Bloody Meadow at Tewkesbury recently.

http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resour ... FieldId=45


The map could be the same as for ECW.
by Taillebois
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: I still like this game because....
Replies: 0
Views: 9954

I still like this game because....

Playing 1.06d which is what the DVD box has, I can win the "Seeing the elephant" scenario by taking Richmond and getting a complete victory.
by Taillebois
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Rail lines
Replies: 33
Views: 6354

Re: Rail lines

It shouldn't take a year to repair. Particularly an engineer called Herman Haupt seemed to get them fixed in no time. There are some books on the issue and one by Osprey. This link might work: https://rpg.rem.uz/Deadlands/Misc/Osprey%20-%20ACW/Osprey%20-%20ELI%20171%20-%20American%20Civil%20War%20Ra...
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: How to destroy Mack in Ulm?
Replies: 3
Views: 26109

Re: How to destroy Mack in Ulm?

Well I've had another go and I think Mack must have been drinking too much Red Bull. Anyway, he eventually died (probably a heart attack) and overall the French lost 180,000 and the coalition 290,000. A very bloody points win.
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: How to destroy Mack in Ulm?
Replies: 3
Views: 26109

Re: How to destroy Mack in Ulm?

I've just tried following that walkthrough too. I got a broadly similar outcome to the AAR but only attacked Ulm on turn 3- it seems that things may have changed a bit as the troop numbers I have are different from those in the pictures - I'm running 1.10 but the AAR must have an earlier version. Un...
by Taillebois
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners
Replies: 14
Views: 11053

Re: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners

Thank you for that gracious apology Pocus.
by Taillebois
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners
Replies: 14
Views: 11053

Re: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners

Which still doesn't address the issue of why Matrix/Ageod were happy to issue patches for PON up to 1.04 - and then suddenly ambush those who didn't have a serial number on the whitelist/blacklist. Not with a polite "sorry this upgrade patch is only for those who bought from Matrix" but mo...
by Taillebois
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners
Replies: 14
Views: 11053

Re: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners

I'm beginning to think that whichever so and so at Matrix put together this blacklist/whitelist of PON serial numbers didn't ask Gamersgate for their serials because they thought the Gamersgate numbers were included in those from Paradox when in fact Gamersgate has been separate since about 2009. No...
by Taillebois
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners
Replies: 14
Views: 11053

Re: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners

1. Paradox didn't fail to hand over keys; they handed over all the data they had. Paradox separated from Gamersgate in about 2009. 2. Your install is persona suspecta because you are effectively part of the home team and also all the development work you have done (and kudos for that, and your AARs)...
by Taillebois
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners
Replies: 14
Views: 11053

Re: 1.04.5 not available for Gamersgate or Paradox PON owners

This is what Slitherine support said to me: "We can only support keys bought directly from AGEOD or from the Slitherine or Matrix shops. We are sorry for this. Kind Regards, Paulo Costa The Slitherine Group" In other words if you have a Paradox, Gamersgate or other version with a serial nu...

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