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by Gray Fox
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Victory Points
Replies: 1
Views: 937

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: 2435

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: 4774

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: 2922

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: 917

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 18
Views: 4434

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: 323

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: 1896

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: 1896

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: 1896

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

That's a respectable first effort. I'm sure that you gave your opponent quite a shock. ;)
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

The conventional wisdom is that capitals get extra supplies and basically never starve out. This may no longer be the case with D.C. as a normal city, but it's something to keep in mind. For the "take D.C. strategy" to work, you must cross the Potomac and assault the capital in one turn be...
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Building CSA coastal art?
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Building CSA coastal art?

Coastal artillery are an expensive waste of limited resources. Units inside a fort don't resist an invading force directly. So the Union can land an amphibious force on a fortress and unless the stack is in assault mode, no battle takes place. The artillery will fire at passing ships, but the invade...
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

Now that the Union moved their capital, the stack you had to assault D.C. can be used to harass every weak spot in the Union position. Wherever Grant shows up, hammer him. A General gains seniority by causing more casualties than he loses. If you can give Grant a large negative casualty count ASAP, ...
by Gray Fox
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: CW hardtack bread
Replies: 5
Views: 323

CW hardtack bread

I suppose that every CW history buff eventually reads about the awful "hardtack" that the soldiers had to eat. Here is a video of how the "indestructible bread" is made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy15R6yPvR4
by Gray Fox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

Most of the locked units in D.C. are trash and they can't be put into Divisions. The fortifications actually have a smaller capacity than the city itself, causing an overcrowding penalty if the Union puts a big stack there. I took it in Oct. 1861 against a maxed out AI. A human opponent has to reall...
by Gray Fox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA PBEM winning strategy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: CSA PBEM winning strategy?

Threaten D.C. right from 1861 onward with a powerful stack. If the Union player has to defend his capital, then he has less available to invade the coast, move in the west or do anything else. If he ignores the defense of his capital, then take it and crush his morale. http://www.ageod-forum.com/dow...
by Gray Fox
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Various difficulty settings and options
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Various difficulty settings and options

TBH, I have not used this setting. At normal, the AI does some challenging things, like trying to take Cairo, IL. I would expect that Low might make the AI into nothing more than a punching bag. You are welcome to give it a try and let us know.
by Gray Fox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Various difficulty settings and options
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Various difficulty settings and options

Welcome! On Media: Regroup armies-Off Battle attrition-Low (as you mentioned, high just hurts the underdog) Pause after battle-On Game: Fog of War-On Delayed Commitment-Low Foreign Entry-Normal Historical Attrition Auto-replacements-Not Battle planner-On Activation-"Land forces with a non-activ...
by Gray Fox
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Haven't seen a traitor since beta testing ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Haven't seen a traitor since beta testing ;)

Sweet!

Perhaps this is Athena's way of flirting with you.
by Gray Fox
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: New Mexico Union Strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 4085

Re: New Mexico Union Strategy

If you are referring to the Sibley Campaign, then El Paso is the CSA supply base with an Arsenal, a Powder Mill, etc. Create the Partisan unit in Western AZ from the Regional Decision (RGD) card and send it to NM set to Green/Green Evade Combat. As soon as your group with Canby unlocks, blow the dep...
by Gray Fox
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CV1 vs CV2
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

Re: CV1 vs CV2

As a strategic war game, AACW is similar to CW2. The "all east" Union strategy and the quick blitz of D.C. works in both. The artillery Division works in both games. Many of the combat mechanics are also similar if not identical. A game feature not in the original is the Regional Decision ...
by Gray Fox
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

Re: Gettysburg cyclorama building demolished

If I read everything correctly, the actual painting(s) still hang in the Museum and Visitor's Center. The Cyclorama building no longer remains. The historical artifact was saved for the respectful admiration of future guests. So, the memorial art outlived the architecture that housed it. Hopefully s...
by Gray Fox
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Just bought it !!
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Re: Just bought it !!

Welcome!

You are correct on both counts.
by Gray Fox
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62

I actually don't get to the point where I can promote them
;)
by Gray Fox
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62

You might assemble the forces available in Leesburg and cross the Potomac into Montgomery, MD. The Union stacks don't seem to have a good commander among them. If they MTSG piecemeal, you might beat the whole lot and then march on D.C. Very interesting.
by Gray Fox
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62

Good luck my friend!

That pic was one of my first games from several years ago. Thanks to advice from the forum, I'm a lot better now.
:)
by Gray Fox
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62

If D.C. is still the Union capital, then assemble your best force under Lee and take it. This crushes Union morale and should lead to ultimate victory.

Screenshots are always interesting if you can get that to work.

download/file.php?id=26969
by Gray Fox
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Civil War III
Replies: 37
Views: 14224

Re: Civil War III

http://www.nellaware.com/blog/civil-war ... -rank.html

This states that CSA Divisions were sometimes twice as large as the Union's. What if we only gave Union Divisions 10 slots? Until CW3, such a house rule might put some new life in the CSA.

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