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by Taillebois
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hold at all costs
Replies: 19
Views: 197

Re: Hold at all costs

I just tried it a couple of times - only defending Floyd - all units on HAAC. There were three battles in the 15 days, confederates won the first two, lost the third. The next turn the confederates were all across the river but so were the Federals. Now I seem to recall that Jomini, among others, di...
by Taillebois
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Problems with a fresh install and latest patch
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Problems with a fresh install and latest patch

Me too.

I have a DVD - "Military Strategies II" with PON on it.

First attempt did the update but it wouldn't work - flashing screens and freeze on selecting a scenario.

So, I uninstalled, and now it won't accept the serial number from the DVD .
by Taillebois
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Matrix ECW and updates
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Matrix ECW and updates

The latest beta patch is from the first post on the thread 1.03RC Patch You have to check it will install to the correct directory as it is not the full final installer package. It seems to work OK for me albeit still with a couple of typo errors. Some people say there is an issue with automatic rep...
by Taillebois
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: ECW 1.03RC Patch
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: ECW 1.03RC Patch

Oxford and London have STC_NAM label issues. Playing Naseby as Parliament.
by Taillebois
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Graphics issues
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Graphics issues

Hi Vaalen, My screen size is mostly 1600x900 and 1280x800 on laptops. Actually, writing this reply on the Ageod forum I am finding it hard to see the text as it is grey on white to me! I've driven and hitch hiked around Scotland a few times. May and June are the likely to be the best times unless yo...
by Taillebois
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Graphics issues
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Graphics issues

They are white on black to me, with the numbers a sort of purple! (Did you ever play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with the Alternate Color patch?) I think all games should include something like this because whenever there are those occasional items in the press about the color of items I see them dif...
by Taillebois
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Reflections Over a Cuppa
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Reflections Over a Cuppa

Yes, it seems horribly realistic.

Small armies, and troops that slip off in the night.


A castle near me was apparently beseiged in the Civil War. An initial attack was repulsed so the beseigers settled down.
The beseiged colonel slipped out in the night to see his mistress in the nearby town.
by Taillebois
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Royalist win by 6,490 to 642.
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Royalist win by 6,490 to 642.

I managed to play a complete game and lose to the Royalists by 6,490 to 642. I tried all I could to get my morale down to below 25 to trigger a sudden defeat but couldn't get it below 58. I even put Cromwell and several other leaders on a boat and had them bobbing around in the North Sea for a coupl...
by Taillebois
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: ECW 1.03RC Patch
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: ECW 1.03RC Patch

1. I seem to have only two scenarios now - Naseby is no more. Probably me borking something. 2. But I get the new map with Surrey replacing Berkshire, however I have noticed another map blip. Is Reading Reading or Newbury and if Reading should the region between it and Surrey be labelled something e...
by Taillebois
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Where is everybody? On holiday?
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Where is everybody? On holiday?

Well I've just got back from holiday in Spain (Catalonia. not Madrid - sorry Liebst !) and there's been no posts for almost a fortnight. Is the war over? Why wasn't I told?

:)
by Taillebois
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: So nice to be fighting in England, sort of
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Re: So nice to be fighting in England, sort of

From Wikipedia on Bradford During the Civil War the town was garrisoned for the Parliamentarians and in 1642 was unsuccessfully attacked by Royalist forces from Leeds. Sir Thomas Fairfax took the command of the garrison and marched to meet the Duke of Newcastle but was defeated. The Parliamentarians...
by Taillebois
Mon May 29, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Review at Wargamer
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Review at Wargamer

That's a great review for you. Just make sure the next patch clears up as many of the niggles that people are spotting and the game can get widespread recommendation.

Can you consider producing a demo version with just one scenario so the game can be tried without commitment?
by Taillebois
Fri May 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Help us test the ECW 1.02 update!
Replies: 21
Views: 1858

Re: Help us test the ECW 1.02 update!

I've had a complete run through all 106 turns of the full campaign with no crashes. This was on a low spec XP laptop - 1.6 ghz, 2 gb ram Intel graphics. It ran really well. I think there is still some funny arithmetic on the money and war supplies calculations - sometimes it seems right other times ...
by Taillebois
Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Help us test the ECW 1.02 update!
Replies: 21
Views: 1858

Re: Help us test the ECW 1.02 update!

I'm playing the Naseby scenario as Royalists, all options set to default. There seems to be some strange results for the money and war supplies display in the top left. Sometimes it seems to add up correctly and display the final amount, other times not. Can somebody else try it and let me know if I...
by Taillebois
Wed May 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: running very slowly
Replies: 17
Views: 1760

Re: running very slowly

I play on a really low spec laptop machine with 1.7 ghz and HD graphics and it works fine when I turn Windows Defender off. This makes it scroll OK. So I do this and turn Windows Defender back on when I want to go back to the internet etc. There's a thread else where about this and you can make the ...
by Taillebois
Wed May 17, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Critical error again and 2 GB main log ...
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Critical error again and 2 GB main log ...

I play on a really low spec laptop machine with 1.7 ghz and HD graphics and it works fine when I turn Windows Defender off. This makes it scroll OK. So I do this and turn Windows Defender back on when I want to go back to the internet etc. There's a thread else where about this and you can make the ...
by Taillebois
Tue May 16, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: So nice to be fighting in England, sort of
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Re: So nice to be fighting in England, sort of

I agree. There seem to be some real nit pickers over on the Matrix site. It isn't only there and about this game. It seems some people rush to get a new thing just so they can immediately find an error of some sort and shout about it. I don't think I could stand it if I had spent months of work maki...
by Taillebois
Tue May 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Traffic penalty?
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Traffic penalty?

For the time being given the newness of the game and its small team I would suggest following the manual page 13:

"We believe the best historical feel is achieved by using the default settings."
by Taillebois
Sat May 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: So nice to be fighting in England, sort of
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

So nice to be fighting in England, sort of

Well over the years I feel I know Normandy, the Ardennes, Gettysburg and Berlin. But now, Lyme Regis - my house is about 5 miles from there. And Gloucester; about 10 miles from where I write this. And I am amply supplied with apostrophes for the myriad of forces I command. Well done for making this ...
by Taillebois
Fri May 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Version 1.01 Patchnotes
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Version 1.01 Patchnotes

Me too. Says 1.00 Incidentally, I posted a massive copy of an article on the ECW from Britannica 1911 on the Matrix site. I think it is interesting but others may not. I must admit the inclusion in the game of places like Basing House, Lyme Regis, and Selby and Nantwich just shows how little of my o...
by Taillebois
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Fix for Missing Brest-Litovsk Fortress
Replies: 36
Views: 6825

Re: Fix for Missing Brest-Litovsk Fortress

Thanks for trying - it's a niche within a niche.

What's Calvinus up to now? I admire him and those like him who do these solo or almost solo projects.
by Taillebois
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: A Full Campaign played... two years after my first.
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Re: A Full Campaign played... two years after my first.

Excellent post,

Can you put it on the Matrix site also to give some positive views there.
by Taillebois
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 5350

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Has anybody modded the game so that they feel it gives about 50:50 balance? There are games where you can vary lots of factors for one or more sides so that you get a balance that you the player feels right for your enjoyment, rather than the game maker having to say that's it, no variation. Battles...
by Taillebois
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Does RUS actually work well enough for new players?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Does RUS actually work well enough for new players?

I have the game but only ever played the short Finnish and Ice March scenarios. However, I have just recommended the game on today's Financial Times (not a regular source of wargamers I know) because they have quite a long article on the coverage of the revolution. https://www.ft.com/content/c270e00...
by Taillebois
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Maps and battlefields of the English Civil War
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

Maps and battlefields of the English Civil War

There's lots of info at the Battlefield Trust website - including a map showing the roads at the time and the boggy marshy areas that meant a long trudge from say Kings Lynn to Boston. This link might work - but go to BattlefieldTrust website anyway for info on the English Civil War http://www.battl...
by Taillebois
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: GREAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: GREAT

This site lists some campaigns. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/index.asp I would love a one day turn game like Campaigns on the Danube to mimic the short term "cat and mouse" movements - see the bit on the Stow on the Wold campaign at the site I linked to. These...
by Taillebois
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Please check mix of towns and counties .
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Please check mix of towns and counties .

Thanks Leibst. I am looking forward to this game. I suggested to someone at the English Civil War museum in Newark that they mention Pike And Shot. You might get in touch and see if they are interested.
by Taillebois
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Please check mix of towns and counties .
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Please check mix of towns and counties .

There's a post in the Matrix forum pointing out strange language and wording on the game. "" Product page: "From Scotland to Dover, from Wales to Kent the counties raise their regiments" That text is just plain weird. Of those places, only Kent is a county, and Dover is within Ke...
by Taillebois
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Ageod Announces English Civil War!
Replies: 33
Views: 4338

Re: Ageod Announces English Civil War!

Excellent

Time to read Antonia Fraser's book on Cromwell
by Taillebois
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: TYW Static Flag Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

Re: TYW Static Flag Mod

Can I use this on my Steam version, and if so any idea where the files will be? I've downloaded the zip but after 20 minutes of searching I still can't find where the files should go. I hate the waving flags and once knew how to fix it in CW2 but can't remember. Anyway, if you can produce a fix Wigg...

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