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by Gray Fox
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Points to know - Union - Work in Progress
Replies: 15
Views: 5101

Re: Points to know - Union - Work in Progress

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 Blockade Squadron (BS) units need replacements. Send them to a major port with a naval engineer like Philly, NYC or ...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Thanks for the clarification. I find that 12 Union ships in the Potomac River blockades any CSA move directly into D.C. from Alexandria. Then a stockade with a depot in Montgomery, MD garrisoned by a Division plus should slow any force trying to go around the outside. I'm experimenting with Grant as...
by Gray Fox
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Thanks! Bold moves by both of you.
by Gray Fox
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

So as I understand it, Lee chased McDowell out of Alexandria. Franklin retreated into the fortification in Alexandria. Lee then crossed the Potomac and attacked directly into D.C. Is that correct? Crossing a major river before battle always invites a slaughter. I cross the Potomac upstream and then ...
by Gray Fox
Sat May 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Tough luck! I usually invade Ft. Clark ASAP with Lyons in charge of the Division and Grant as stack commander. The addition of a stack commander gives you a few more percentage points of firepower, which might have made the difference in your case. This also gets Grant his 3rd star and seniority for...
by Gray Fox
Mon May 22, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect

True.

"Depending on the terrain and weather conditions, an army is limited in the number of troops that can be engaged."

http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Frontage
by Gray Fox
Mon May 22, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: battle results statistic
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: battle results statistic

What ACG posted. Much of the battle report screen is just for looks. I've had battles where my units all got the "murderous fire" icon, even though they had not inflicted a single casualty. IMHO, cowardice usually happens when your units lose cohesion. So if your units are low on cohesion ...
by Gray Fox
Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone

All true Cardinal Ape. From the above link: Withdrawal Attempt Modifiers A force that decides to withdraw must pass a Withdrawal check. The Withdrawal check is modified by: the existence of an ‘Evade Fight’ Special Order, the relative size of the opposing forces, a commanding officer’s Strategic Rat...
by Gray Fox
Fri May 19, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone

I believe that CW2 does not have a disruptor attribute. Cavalry seem to be discribed as screeners several places although this is not listed anywhere in their stats sheets. However, that fits their RW purpose. It's how J.E.B. Stewart redeemed himself with his cavalry in the retreat from Gettysburg.
by Gray Fox
Fri May 19, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Looking for Jubilation T Cornpone

http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Retreat_and_Routing http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Pursuit "... a damage reduction will be impacted if some retreating elements are screeners." Cavalry elements are screeners. The bottom line is that screeners reduce damage from pursuit. Add up all the retreating...
by Gray Fox
Tue May 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: question on MTSGs during assaults
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: question on MTSGs during assaults

Just now I put a Union Corps inside a stockade and assaulted it with a Confederate Army. The respective Union Army and two other of its Corps did MTSG to aid the Union Corps inside the Stockade.
by Gray Fox
Wed May 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: IS failing to MTSG possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: IS failing to MTSG possible?

In the battle logs I scrutinized, the second roll was to determine if the stack retreated from combat.
by Gray Fox
Sun May 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Aid-de-campe
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Aid-de-campe

I ran it for several turns and observed no change.
by Gray Fox
Sat May 06, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Aid-de-campe
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Aid-de-campe

P.S. I tried ADC with AACW and it didn't work there either.
by Gray Fox
Fri May 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Aid-de-campe
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Aid-de-campe

The description does not indicate that the Aid-de-Camp should be another three star. Up to four star's worth of Generals can add Command Points to one stack. This is a different effect. So early in the game, it might be useful to put four one-star Generals (8 CPs) and a Signal unit (2 CPs) in one st...
by Gray Fox
Fri May 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Aid-de-campe
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Aid-de-campe

I too have wondered about this. From the AgeodWiki for AACW: "An army headquarters that includes a capable aide de camp (A leader with a strategic rating of 4+ in the army stack who does not command any troops): 1 + 1 to all subordinate corps" I just did a test with an Army under McClellan...
by Gray Fox
Wed May 03, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scouting with Cavalry with success
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Scouting with Cavalry with success

What the good Cardinal said. Here's a link to an earlier discussion.

viewtopic.php?f=331&t=44547
by Gray Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

Correct ACG, synchronized move works only for an Army and its Corps. That's what the message box says if you cursor over the icon.
by Gray Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

You would be perfectly right to spread your stacks over several regions in the defense. Lots of players do this and as you no doubt recall from the Western Campaign, the Union starts with Left and Right flank forces. What Jomini in his book "The Art of War" that every CW General read and c...
by Gray Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.

If you want several stacks to move from the same region together to another region, you have a few options. If each stack is small, then you can drag and drop them all into one stack. This may cause a Command Point problem. In that case it might be better to move them as separate stacks using the un...
by Gray Fox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 4708

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Hanny, I referenced Gabel's work directly with a link. You post that you were referencing him with your figures, I suppose secretly...except for the line where he totally refutes your entire theme, absolutely. You are not only clueless but dishonest, inarticulate and apparently unable to use a spell...
by Gray Fox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 4708

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Christopher Gabel, Professor of Military History at the U.S. Commanding General Staff College: "The Civil War as we know it, could not have been waged with muscle power. It could not have been done with mules." https://www.c-span.org/video/?320456-1/discussion-railroads-civil-war "An ...
by Gray Fox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Struggling with broken links and such like.
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Struggling with broken links and such like.

The forum software was updated a while back. We all hoped that dead links were going to be restored...eventually. I'll see if I can find any checklists.

Here is a general checklist for AGEOD games:

viewtopic.php?f=306&t=50146
by Gray Fox
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 4708

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Hanny, you were the one that mistakenly assumed that mules were pack animals in the CW. I'm sure that massive run on posts with even the simplest words misspelled and no concept of official, expert references to back up your claims passes for actual knowledge where you reside. However, I see now tha...
by Gray Fox
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 4708

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

The mules pulled wagons. The wagons were loaded with food for the army...and food for the mules. The mules had to eat on the way out and the way back. The longer the journey, the smaller the portion of the load was for the army. At a certain distance, the wagon would only be full of food for the mul...
by Gray Fox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counter Battery Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Counter Battery Fire

Thank you, however with apologies, your sources don't hold up. Field guides and books from half a century ago may have had information that an official institution, like the actual U.S. Artillery proponent, have corrected in the present. Further, I don't think that Lee would have told Pickett, "...
by Gray Fox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Seeking advice on command points are where, if ever it is better to overload
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Seeking advice on command points are where, if ever it is better to overload

A Division requires 4 CPs, but the Commanding officer only provides 2. Some of the stacks labeled as Divisions also have an additional scouting element of cavalry. So you get a bunch of "5 CPs required, 2 Provided" messages. Fortunately, most of the Divisions aren't up to a full strength o...
by Gray Fox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counter Battery Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Counter Battery Fire

The link in my post is obviously from the U.S. Army Ordnance, i.e., the artillery school for the Army. That sort of makes them the experts, I would think. Do you have a link?
by Gray Fox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counter Battery Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Counter Battery Fire

The major threat to a gun crew was a sniper. The load carrier was trained to obscure the powder round with his body while carrying it, otherwise a sniper's bullet might set it off. Artillery was not very accurate. The gun had to be set on target each time, because the recoil moved the carriage off l...
by Gray Fox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Traffic Rule (Railroads)
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Traffic Rule (Railroads)

FYI, I asked once about the direction of march. If an Army and two Corps all enter a region from the east do they get a greater penalty than if one stack entered from the east, one from the north and one from the west. POCUS posted this was the case. I assume this would be true for egress as well.

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