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by Gray Fox
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Is this Racist?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Is this Racist?

I pointed this out...a few years ago.
by Gray Fox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Proper build order for provinces or areas.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Proper build order for provinces or areas.

Really? When I posted this advice on Steam, someone thanked me.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/1011390/ ... 245062301/

I guess you got that wrong, too.
by Gray Fox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Proper build order for provinces or areas.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Proper build order for provinces or areas.

"Legacy" is the factor that decides the winner. The word "this" is a singular reflexive pronoun. If I had meant the structures, I would have said "these". In point of fact, structure legacy was one eighth of my total legacy.
by Gray Fox
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: A snapshot of an end game.
Replies: 0
Views: 563

A snapshot of an end game.

Here's a save file for DL of my Rhodus victory: https://we.tl/t-IAnRMXJD5n Click the link to go to a file transfer service. Download the file to your computer. It's archived, so you need a program to open the file like "7-Zip". Move the unzipped file to the folder where your save games are...
by Gray Fox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Proper build order for provinces or areas.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Proper build order for provinces or areas.

You want structures in a region to be able to feed the population and maintain the infrastructure without the need to additionally employ citizens to these. Slaves can still be used, but that way all the citizens can produce culture. This is because culture in a region grows each turn so that certai...
by Gray Fox
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 26
Views: 3215

Re: Division composition question

A Division of 17 elements has more chances to do everything than a smaller Division, so I would go with 2 full Divisions and 1 smaller Division.
by Gray Fox
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Using the Union Navy
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Using the Union Navy

You're most welcome! Good luck!
by Gray Fox
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Using the Union Navy
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Using the Union Navy

Here's point #21 from the thread Union Points to Know: http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=43074 21. Here's one way to use the Union Navy units that you get for free. a. Make sure that you always fill out each of the ship units to full strength. Some of the Brig, Sail Frigate and Bl...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Movement and CP
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Movement and CP

A General with seniority to the Division commander. So the stack has a senior leader icon to the left of the Division leader icon. With a junior leader, I did not get the movement boost.
by Gray Fox
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FYI the Retaliate option
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

FYI the Retaliate option

This was added with 1.04. I did a search but did not find any strategy for its use, so here goes. To use the option, the stack must have a leader and at least one infantry unit. With "Retaliate" active, the stack may enter an enemy region, initiate combat, but then return to its friendly s...
by Gray Fox
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Not my first Rhodus
Replies: 0
Views: 920

Not my first Rhodus

I played Rhodus a lot as a beta tester, so I thought I would give it a test drive on Experienced level. As Rhodus, you start with only one region and a faction manpower shortage of -35%. So I disbanded most of the fleet and built a small land army. I then conquered Creta and Ionia ASAP. This gave me...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 26
Views: 3215

Re: Division composition question

That's correct. You don't get more than +1 initiative with extra SS elements. Line elements have a higher base Initiative than conscripts or militia, so a Division of all line infantry already has better initiative for firing first in combat. However, first shot is based on a random number in the ra...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Industry as CSA
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Industry as CSA

The cost of the Iron Works (IW) is quite small. For $600 and 150 War Supply (WS) you initially get 6 IWs. With War Bonds you can get the $600 at the cost of 25 Victory Points and -1% inflation, which is a good thing. Each IW produces $1 and 8WS per turn, and thus pays for the 150 WS in 4 turns (6x8=...
by Gray Fox
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 26
Views: 3215

Re: Division composition question

Yes, more than one Sharpshooter in a Division is a waste of a special ability. A great many combinations are possible. Militia upgrade quicker if you stack them with a HQ unit, so this also adds some possibilities.
by Gray Fox
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Movement and CP
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Movement and CP

Yes indeed! I just ran a test with a Division of 4 CP. I added a senior commander giving the unit 6 CP and the move changed from 25 days to 17. However, the CP boost had to be from a senior General providing a stack commander for the boost in movement to work. A second junior General adding 2 CPs di...
by Gray Fox
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 26
Views: 3215

Re: Division composition question

I assume you mean Confederate Divisions. As I see it, by October 1861 the following units are available to be produced: 13 Divisions with a brigade of 3 line infantry, 1 conscript and one 6 pounder, a brigade of 2 line infantry and 1 sharpshooter, and 3 brigades of 1 line, 1 conscript and 1 cavalry ...
by Gray Fox
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Leader quality bonus
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: Leader quality bonus

Post at other gaming sites with a link to your series as I did above. Good luck!
by Gray Fox
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Leader quality bonus
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: Leader quality bonus

Gilmer, you should advertise your series on the game. Every bit helps get the word out.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCnBOV ... f1WsMyNNsw
by Gray Fox
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Chain of Command Question
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Chain of Command Question

Supposedly, the stack gets extra CPs for an aide-de-camp, but I have never seen this to work.
by Gray Fox
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transport Impact on Union Economy
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Transport Impact on Union Economy

Ocean Transports can add a lot of Money/War Materiel to the Union side. Check the event messages each turn. I have almost all of the transports in the shipping lanes box and I get a message like "Sir, our merchant fleet in shipping lanes has delivered 24 Money and 44 War Supply to our harbors.&...
by Gray Fox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Building a flatboat in Southeastern California
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Re: Building a flatboat in Southeastern California

My apologies. I'll correct this immediately.
by Gray Fox
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: ---> The manual is out <---
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: ---> The manual is out <---

In my writer's group, a member finally finished his great book. He edited every page over and over before publishing. Then he found out that he had misspelled his name.
by Gray Fox
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Is there a find command?
Replies: 3
Views: 3106

Re: Is there a find command?

Go to the ledger and choose "Regions". Each region is listed alphabetically. Go down the list, say to New York, NY and just click the flag icon. The map shifts so that region is in the center of the screen.
by Gray Fox
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Can anyone here advise a strategy for the small scenario Shiloh?
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: Can anyone here advise a strategy for the small scenario Shiloh?

First off, the Union forces are in a mess. You get a bunch of small Divisions with too many artillery batteries and cavalry. Here is what I do. Break all the Divisions in the Army of the Tennessee (AotTN) down and rearrange them. Grant should be in command of one stack. Leave 6 cavalry elements as e...
by Gray Fox
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 7084

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

I watched some Imperator: Rome on YouTube and was not impressed. I:R doesn't offer anything new. The basic inscrutable Paradox battle system is unchanged. Ageod has a new combat system in Empires that allows for tactical innovation and can plug in to FOG2. Also, I bought CK2 and got a score well ove...
by Gray Fox
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The horror
Replies: 7
Views: 6277

The horror

The Cathedral of Notre Dame has been burning for three hours, as though only the tears of the world could extinguish the inferno. Such a gut wrenching tragedy.
by Gray Fox
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What is the point to divisions?
Replies: 2
Views: 3097

Re: What is the point to divisions?

Each unit costs Command Points to use. If you have a deficit in CPs, then a stack of units moves and fights less effectively. All of the units in a Division are lead by one General and only cost 4 CPs. A Corps or Army may provide 18 or more CPs and can thus command several Divisions with much more c...
by Gray Fox
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Charter Merchants
Replies: 4
Views: 3271

Re: Charter Merchants

The message I got is called "Charter Ocean Transports", as above. Obviously, more than one message allows this. In your example, it's not as lucrative a deal, but still viable. The Union can make a sizable addition to its economy with shipping trade. I always go for it.
by Gray Fox
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Charter Merchants
Replies: 4
Views: 3271

Re: Charter Merchants

The message I get is a light warship and 5 merchants for $75 and +1% inflation. The warship is not much of a factor and the inflation can be countered with other decisions. So, 5 merchants for $75 is one merchant for $15. A merchant in the Atlantic Shipping box earns approximately $2 or the equivale...

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