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by Gray Fox
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Conscripts will forever remain the conscripts?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Conscripts will forever remain the conscripts?

You're much better off to train militia/volunteers that are less expensive than conscripts with Halleck/Siegel/McClellan. All of them upgrade to the same unit.
by Gray Fox
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Couple of questions

The unit that repairs the rails must also not be militia/volunteer. Merchants and transports in the shipping lanes box automatically move supplies from high concentrations, like NYC, to lower concentrations, like Fort Monroe. The message indicates that you have a capacity to supply more units by sea...
by Gray Fox
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Postures and Blockades
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Postures and Blockades

I use a sword and shield strategy. Entrench a mixed Division inside the cities of St. Louis, Cairo, Evansville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Ashville, Parkersburg, Wheeling and Pittsburgh. Assemble this garrison Division from the starting brigades with the weak 6-lber, the brigades with a light and 2 vol...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Postures and Blockades
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Postures and Blockades

One stack of Blockade Squadrons on Green/Green will still engage runners. Being on a higher setting just makes their cohesion run out sooner. By my reckoning, the squadrons need to be on station to lower CSA production, so do the right things to keep them on station. Foote, Farragut and Dahlgren can...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Postures and Blockades
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Postures and Blockades

1. A brown water blockade costs you more than it will the CSA. 2. Yes. 3. The merchant fleet should be escorted and the stack should be Green/Green evade combat. 4. All of the ocean transports should be in the merchant ship stack to increase your income from foreign trade. 5. The Union Fort Pickens ...
by Gray Fox
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Will Units only be Giants ? Or will AGEOD Style Units be an Option?
Replies: 24
Views: 2927

Re: Will Units only be Giants ? Or will AGEOD Style Units be an Option?

Gee, I guess those ridiculous horse heads and little towers should be replaced in Chess. The whole set from pawns to King should each get the equivalent 2-D NATO symbol for a replacement. Gentlemen, I'm retired Army and 63 years old. I have no problem using the symbolic miniatures that no doubt Alex...
by Gray Fox
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Destroy Rail
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Destroy Rail

IIRC, no, they spend a few days cutting the rail line where they begin the turn and then move out.
by Gray Fox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Battle Planner
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Battle Planner

I use it. It's a little more involved than "rock-paper- scissors". Depending on your leader's assessment, you see what might be the enemy plans. So I go through every choice my guy gets to see which one gives me the best advantage(s). That choice is the winner. Remember, the leader's asses...
by Gray Fox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Have battle, I do not understand the outcome.
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Have battle, I do not understand the outcome.

Nicely done! If you want to fight with just brigades in that scenario, then assign each brigade in your Army stack to a one star General. You'll get a little more firepower out of each brigade that way. Also, two stacks don't attack in a coordinated way together until Corps are activated. So two sta...
by Gray Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 10 000 Power in Richmond
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: 10 000 Power in Richmond

If a city gets the Regional Decision Card to gain a telegraph, then it may become Rich. This provides much more supply. Other players have encountered a seemingly unlimited supply in their capital. I tried to sever VA from the rest of the CSA once by taking the railhead at Garysburg and destroying a...
by Gray Fox
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Excel Spreadsheet of Recruitable Units
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: Excel Spreadsheet of Recruitable Units

What you can see with your eyes is not so important as what you see with your heart. Good luck!
by Gray Fox
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Three questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Three questions

Welcome coach! 1. I find the AI sufficient on the higher settings for a good challenge. What did you not like about the AI in WON? 2. This is a solution from ERISS at Ageod to small font size: "You have to: . in Win10, put your system fonts to 175% (168DPI! the cursor all to the right in displa...
by Gray Fox
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: FYI
Replies: 1
Views: 112

FYI

This was asked yesterday at the Matrix Games Forum: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4570785 I have an older laptop. It play wars of napoleon fine. (A little slower - later in the game.) it only has 512 of vram. Specs for won say 1024. Will civil war I play on my computer with these specs....
by Gray Fox
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Excel Spreadsheet of Recruitable Units
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: Excel Spreadsheet of Recruitable Units

All of that data is in the CW2 Dbase:

viewtopic.php?f=340&t=35005

It's not all in one file, though.

P.S. Welcome to the forum, LeBorgne! Forgive my oversight. Hopefully I am not from" the country where the blind are the kings."
;)
by Gray Fox
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Supply Lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

Re: Supply Lines?

A unit can forage for food, but not ammo. Without a Supply Unit, a stack can only fight two battles. They may still get some beans, but they'll be out of bullets and suffer in battle thereafter.
by Gray Fox
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Movement out of region when enemy is present
Replies: 4
Views: 3287

Re: Movement out of region when enemy is present

What patch are you using? In the original game, forces had to fight their way out of a situation like you describe. This was patched to where the trapped force would escape. This patch caused some CSA armies to move toward Canada in an endless running battle in single player. If he still wants to pl...
by Gray Fox
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Stopping the AI from building so many ships!
Replies: 4
Views: 3897

Re: Stopping the AI from building so many ships!

If you post the settings you use for preferences in the game, this would be helpful. I set Athena to Colonel and max some other settings so that she gets extra resources. I have noticed her to eventually build raiders, however the game is usually over by then. I have never experienced Athena to buil...
by Gray Fox
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Victory Points
Replies: 1
Views: 4530

Re: Victory Points

The only other thing mentioned in the Wiki are from battles:

http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/index.php? ... ction=edit

You can get VPs from some of the RGDs.
by Gray Fox
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What Determines a Battle "Victory"
Replies: 1
Views: 6771

Re: What Determines a Battle "Victory"

http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/index.php?title=Combat_Explained&action=edit "The "Victor" in a battle is determined by "Battle Points". *You gain 'Battle Points' at the end of battle. If you hold the ground, you gain 5 points. If you don't hold it (this means you have no f...
by Gray Fox
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Stopping CSA Leakers
Replies: 6
Views: 10587

Re: Stopping CSA Leakers

The Union starts in 1861 with a mix of brigades that have embedded 6-lber cannon. I prefer heavier guns in artillery Divisions and these brigades actually interfere with this strategy. The number of guns able to fire is finite and the light guns may be randomly chosen for use leaving the big guns id...
by Gray Fox
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4729

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

The first four books you linked are written by founders of the League of the South. This is a white nationalist organization. In their own words: “Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?” — Jack Kershaw, League of the South ...
by Gray Fox
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Confederate Ship Types
Replies: 1
Views: 3379

Re: Confederate Ship Types

Only Brigs are blockade runners. I believe that any CSA combat ships in the Atlantic sea box are raiders.
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4729

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

I don't believe that E = mc^2, this is supported by the Scientific Method independent of any belief otherwise. Every day the results are challenged by scientists all over the planet and vindicated. Historians can't use the Scientific Method, but scholars today use rules, facts and evidence in a way ...
by Gray Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4729

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

The war is over. The Confederate soldiers were pardoned by Presidential Proclamation and are no longer traitors. Widows and survivors built monuments and wrote their own histories because they once again lived in a country where freedom of speech honors all opinions. The only State Right that the So...
by Gray Fox
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Command Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 11423

Re: Command Ratings

The actual effect on combat for the General's stats is explained here: http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=38273 So the difference between a given General having a "4" instead of a "2" would equate to a change in element to-hit chance of times 0.1 in offensive fi...
by Gray Fox
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: CW hardtack bread
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: CW hardtack bread

Maybe give them out for "Trick or treat"...

...not!
:D
by Gray Fox
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3835

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

The Union has a finite number of troops. If he has a strong force in D.C., Alexandria, Harper's Ferry and Leesburg, then the threat to the capital succeeded in draining forces from anything else the Union wanted to do.
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3835

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

That's the spirit!

"An army of lions lead by a sheep, will always be overcome by an army of sheep lead by a lion." Napoleon

Be the lion.
:)
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3835

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

That's a respectable first effort. I'm sure that you gave your opponent quite a shock. ;)

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