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by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: HQ Support
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: HQ Support

Once an element has its first star it rolls to upgrade each turn (assuming it has an available upgrade path). The percentage is low, but eventually they do upgrade. The sooner you can get them a star the sooner they start rolling. Training Master is extremely useful for the CSA in moving conscripts ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: AI Supply What Am I Missing
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: AI Supply What Am I Missing

Even if they had a depot in Fayetteville the CSA would need good weather for supplies to flow from it to Springfield: an imaginary wagon needs to be able to make the trip within 15 days or supplies do not flow. Don't forget that stockades can also send (and more importantly relay) supplies to forces...
by ArmChairGeneral
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: confused...
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: confused...

CW2 is a sequel to AACW and has always been a standalone game with expanded mechanics, graphics, music and upgrades to the original engine. There is a CW2 expansion called Bloody Roads South which has a number of interesting scenarios, particularly covering later periods of the war.
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hold at all costs
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: Hold at all costs

Ace said: And the bigger problem is how the game calculates who won the battles. It works well when 1 army leaves the field. But when both armies are in the same region (when noone retreats), the game assignes victory status to larger army which is plain wrong (there is no draw - I haven't seen it f...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hold at all costs
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: Hold at all costs

Ace said:

These combats are after I lowered chance to retreat while in HAAC mode. Before that, I would retreat on the first or second day of the battle.


I guess I should read things more carefully, I speculated this was the case but Ace had already confirmed it.
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hold at all costs
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: Hold at all costs

Gray Fox said: HAAC doesn't affect retreat of the stack. It affects the level of losses accepted before withdrawal of a unit engaged from combat. The Wiki has been hacked, but there used to be a table and on that table HAAC had a higher number, IIRC 0.38, for determining withdrawal. I'm not sure thi...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Officers and Generals
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Officers and Generals

Not to get too far into the cat memes, but someone pointed out to me recently that cats are proof that the Earth is not flat: if it were they would have already knocked everything off the edge by now....
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Topic of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Topic of the day

No, you still get increased benefits. I had thought that the rate of increase flattened out after 110, but not sure now.
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Topic of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Topic of the day

You gain or lose NM from events, from some RGD's, (the "Cards") from taking strategic cities, and from decisively winning battles. If you have a NM below 100 you have a random chance each turn to regain some of it until you get back to 100. Cards and events are limited and typically give t...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Topic of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Topic of the day

NM is the single most important stat in the game. It directly affects combat performance and linearly increases or decreases your production of general supply, ammo, War Supply and Money (Conscript production is unaffected, IIRC). According to the documentation a 2% increase in NM will get you a 1% ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Buy Army HQ
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Buy Army HQ

I would go so far as to say that ESPECIALLY if you are jsut learning the game you should not set auto-replacements. Your money will inexplicably disappear and builds will get canceled in favor of purchasing replacements you may not need and cannot afford, while getting zero reporting from the AI on ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 29, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect

Marching DOES have a direct effect on combat via the Cohesion mechanic: troops that march farther will be tired and less effective in battle, becoming shaken or outright breaking more easily. Adverse terrain and weather in the region they are marching from makes the march longer and thus reduces the...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue May 23, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Checking on Weather and Terrain Effect

"Weather and terrain traversing effect combat frontage." =/= "Depending on the terrain and weather conditions, an army is limited in the number of troops that can be engaged." What do you mean by traversing? That armies on the move enter battle with smaller potential frontage tha...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: battle results statistic
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: battle results statistic

The most important bonus for the defender is Entrenchments; these have a very big effect. Being near a supply unit is important no matter what. The Luck and Leadership medallions happen because of random rolls or because you have high quality or low quality leaders. The Effect of Entrenchments > Eff...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: battle results statistic
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: battle results statistic

Ahh, On the Battle Report Screen that happens after each battle, below each unit (divisions are units) it shows colored medallions that tell you what happened to that unit during the battle. Hover over them and they tell you stuff like how entrenchments or supply affected that unit in battle, whethe...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: battle results statistic
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: battle results statistic

I am not sure I understand what you are asking. Could you be more specific, or try to ask the same question a different way if you are not a native english speaker?
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 17, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: question on MTSGs during assaults
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: question on MTSGs during assaults

Hey aariediger, Off topic, but it sounds like you are playing the 1863 scenario unless you are in a PbEM that has been going for a very long time. I love that scenario since I never get to do the whole Vicksburg/Deep South thing in the Grand Campaigns since I have usually already won by then or else...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 10, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: IS failing to MTSG possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: IS failing to MTSG possible?

I am beginning to suspect that the log uses the word commit in multiple contexts. There is one commit roll (the ones you have in your snippet) to see whether battle occurs at all and on which day. Then once the battle actually starts, there are two more "commitment" rolls that have more to...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

Also, bear in mind that I haven't gotten to anything that touches on MTSG yet. Both stacks are in the same region so the MTSG rules don't apply. Proof of this is that ASJ's commit percentages are only 50% where we would expect them to be much higher if he were MTSGing from 0 days away. I am pretty s...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

Ape, I used whatever the default delayed commitment settings are, I have never touched that slider in all the time I have played the game :-)
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

Once I can test the situation where there are two corps rather than an army and a corps I think we will be able to say more definitively about the two commitment rolls. I am pretty sure you are on track for the first roll: if the second stack does not commit on the initial roll then the first stack ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue May 09, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

Thanks Ape!

I will probably switch it up then. Although I don't have any issue with any of you guys having that, I might as well not leave it laying around.
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue May 09, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Can someone check to see if this works? There should be 5 battle log files...

Also, can anyone who knows more about how these things work point out if I have left a big security hole or anything by doing it like this?
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

1st set of tests complete, run with an army and a corps against an army, all in same region, with the "defenders" in combinations of Off and Def postures. Can I post log files somehow? I can't figure out how to attach them in the new forum. Short version so far is that stacks keep their po...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scouting with Cavalry with success
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Scouting with Cavalry with success

Major_snafu, sometimes that happens by coincidence, i.e. they just happened to be moving that way already, so bam you get engaged. That is very common if you are on one of their rail lines.

In this case I'm guessing they spotted you approaching on the turn before, and sent a counter-scout.
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scouting with Cavalry with success
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Scouting with Cavalry with success

Also pay attention to the non-combat stats for your individual cav elements; they vary widely between conscripts, regulars, and regulars with experience stars. If you have a two-cav stack but one of them has low Evasion because it is a conscript, well.... Cav gain stars quickly and can benefit a lot...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

OK, so I was a little imprecise with the "dumped into the frontage" phrase. I should have said "joining the pool of elements that can potentially be selected for the frontage." Looking back, the way I phrased it may have sounded a little snide, I'm sorry if I came off that way. I...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

No, I'm fairly certain this is not true. I've simply never read anything ever insinuating that posture is shared. I believe the elements fighting in the battle simply enjoy the modifiers inherited to them by their leaders. This is easy enough to test, it will show in the battle log. It will take me...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

6..... If they arrive in the battle region in time, they will simply be added to the units engaged in the battle. I am with you on everything except this. The MTSGer is a stack, and the first step in a round is stack targetting. I have been in this exact situation dozens and dozens of times at the ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie questions about combining stacks for combat, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

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

" each corps in battle has their own, independent posture." I am not sure this is correct, although I could certainly be wrong. As far as I understand it, if any friendly stack is in Offensive or Assault posture (Red or Orange) then every stack on their side will fight with that posture. F...

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