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by Gray Fox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Battle Questions and Other Sundries
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Battle Questions and Other Sundries

The Battle Planner offers a lot of choices. To nail them each down would be a great task and perhaps unnecessary. I just run through the options available one by one. The planner gives you the possible results. I pick the one that offers a good chance. Sometimes an artillery choice is available, and...
by Gray Fox
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: I think trade needs tweaking
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: I think trade needs tweaking

Pocus posted this about trade on Steam: That's probabilistic, if you have a trade acumen of 3 and you have 2 foreign sources each with a TA of 3, then the weight are as follow 3 each for the foreigners 9 for your own source (triple weight bonus for your own resource) So your probability of having yo...
by Gray Fox
Fri May 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: So - How's the New Diplomacy ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: So - How's the New Diplomacy ?

Rome and Macedonia are game constructs. A faction can have high Legacy and get wiped out militarily, so why not diplomatically? Players accept that they can destroy an enemy on the battlefield, then take slaves from every region conquered and finally slaughter any rebels who object. In my Burgundi c...
by Gray Fox
Fri May 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions about farm fields
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Questions about farm fields

I was able to find this:

viewtopic.php?f=331&t=40287&p=355188#p355188

Apparently, my original post where I did a study of the Raze function. no longer exists.
by Gray Fox
Thu May 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Leader quality bonus
Replies: 27
Views: 5330

Re: Leader quality bonus

I wonder if faction qualifier has an effect? Sarmatia was a Warrior Caste when I got the Double Deuces. Aristocratic Elite grants a Leader Pool +3. Some rulers have a Superior Military trait that gives me more leaders, too. More leaders means more chances. Still, I suppose a military genius should b...
by Gray Fox
Thu May 14, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Leader quality bonus
Replies: 27
Views: 5330

Re: Leader quality bonus

If you Ctrl+cursor over a unit card, you can see a "(+1)" by the Defense value. The unit has to be static in the region with the armorer for at least one turn and only one unit gets the armor per turn. I only know that I got two "Double Deuce" Generals (2-2) after I started payin...
by Gray Fox
Tue May 12, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

Yep, AoE Bro. He mentioned the forum once. I've been watching History Guy, too. He knows a lot about the history, not so much about playing CW2. Still, he does seem to be down with the Richmond first strategy.
by Gray Fox
Sun May 10, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Using the Union Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Using the Union Navy

From my experience, if you build a Brig and use it as a blockade runner, then it never pays for itself. The blockade ships will eventually catch it, causing damage, before you break even. If you leave it out, then it can be sunk. If you put it into port for repairs, then you must also pay off the re...
by Gray Fox
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: new player, can't make legion no campus martius??
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: new player, can't make legion no campus martius??

In my Carthage campaign, I took Latium where the CM was and the Romans could still build Legions. So you can't build Legions anywhere?
by Gray Fox
Sat May 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

Great to hear from you, ACG! I've been playing Field of Glory: Empires, lately. I found a video someone did recently for CW2. He took all of the stuff we came up with for the game and barely mentioned the original source. I posted a link in his comments' section to this site.

Be safe!

Arch
by Gray Fox
Mon May 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

Here you go, gentlemen:

https://www.leqg.org/doc/age/www.ageod. ... _of_stacks

"Army HQs will never attack by themselves and always fight in support of another stack, if any is present."
by Gray Fox
Sat May 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why Won't My New General Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Why Won't My New General Work?

Welcome Colonel Ric!

You might want to post this in the CW2 Mods folder. I'm not a modder, but I'm sure someone there can help you. Good luck!
by Gray Fox
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: George McClellan
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: George McClellan

Yep, it's the election. I don't believe he comes back.
by Gray Fox
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Is this Racist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

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: 2393

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: 2393

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: 1743

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: 2393

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: 4695

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: 11
Views: 2131

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: 11
Views: 2131

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: 1632

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: 2390

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: 1996

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: 4695

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: 1516

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: 4695

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: 1632

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: 4695

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 ...

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