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by pgr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Division composition question

There has been a lot written on the topic, but I'll make a few points. Mixed divisions are best for small CP limited stacks, or if you need flexability in detaching forces from a main stack. Cav is nessary in a stack for screening/pursuit After battles. I believe a 16 cp stack needs 4 cav to screen ...
by pgr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM

Quick answer, get NM elsewhere. A little costal fort busting can get you some easy NM. That said, you are still better off loosing 10 NM than if you badly loose 1st bull run trying to take Manassas. As long as you build enough troops, the NM hit is not going to kill you. The trick when behind in NM ...
by pgr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transport and Strategic Movement Question
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Transport and Strategic Movement Question

1. Look in the log messages. (Specifically the one on the far right that looks a bit like a key.) It will tell you the exact amount of money and WS is being gained. The number you are seeing is the amount of GS and ammo being transfered via ocean shipping during the supply phase. 2. The stratigic re...
by pgr
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Penetration/Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Penetration/Protection

I was thinking about going some unit modding, and as I looked in the files for artillery and Ironclads, I realized I didn't quite know the interplay of the penetration vs protection stats. From the old wiki, the combat section has a brief mention of protection: "PM = Protection Modifier: (1-lev...
by pgr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Modding units

Quick question... When modding the Unit models, the database excels have 2 excel files v9q and v9t. At first look they seem to be the same. Should one be used over the other?
by pgr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2 PBEM CSA needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

CW2 PBEM CSA needed

Looking for a CW2 PBEM opponent to play the CSA. Can do the full campaign or one of the shorter ones. PM me if interested.
by pgr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2 pbem..
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: CW2 pbem..

I dropped you a PM...
by pgr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.
Replies: 18
Views: 4811

Re: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.

Gray Fox wrote:The Army commander gives a bonus or a loss to the Corps commander. So he can indirectly boost or lower the stack commander if he is also one of his Corps commanders.


If the Army commander is in the fight, he will impact frontage and retreat rolls for all stacks as CiC
by pgr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition - usefulness of elements
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Re: Division composition - usefulness of elements

Although I worked through the topics that are about the division composition I still have questions about the usefulness of some elements. Zouaves Any benefit except filling infantry divisions as they come a single elements? Cavalry(in infantry formations) If these are good for screening to prevent...
by pgr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Interested in a Civil War II Gold version?
Replies: 11
Views: 5653

Re: Interested in a Civil War II Gold version?

Well polish is a bit relative. Everyone has their own private tweaks they would make to the engine. I would vote for a DLC of a few more campaigns...and perhaps something we aren't thinking of. It's a big beautiful map...how about a Red Cloud's war campaign way out west? Or a Mexican-American civil ...
by pgr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Suicide of Bad Generals
Replies: 24
Views: 2795

Re: Suicide of Bad Generals

Another option is to win battles with the General you want promoted. His seniority may eventually surpass the two less capable Generals. IIRC, you also get about 3 more available Army commands to assign each year. This! Go forth and conquer with the good ones so they can promote and gain seniority....
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transport ships transported 20 supply points oversea?
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: Transport ships transported 20 supply points oversea?

Welcome to the game! So supply can be transported overland, via rail, via river shopping, or by sea (from port to port on costal regions). Sea transport requires transport ships in the sea lanes box. By putting some transports there, you gained some capacity. Don't worry, you didn't loose any supply...
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Recruiting Officer attribute
Replies: 10
Views: 8499

Re: Recruiting Officer attribute

I put them in the cities. The recruit bonus does indeed show up on the production screen. (And i think production can be upped by higher loyality. )
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Recruiting Officer attribute
Replies: 10
Views: 8499

Re: Recruiting Officer attribute

I put them in the cities. The recruit bonus does indeed show up on the production screen. (And i think production can be upped by higher loyality. )
by pgr
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

I wonder how hard it would be to create a "hidden leadership" setting. (Like hidden activation) . All leaders start as showing as 3-1-1, but they need to fight a battle as a division, stack, or army commander for their true stats to appear. That kind of setting with leader randomization wo...
by pgr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

And of course, half the fun is the surprise you get when you hit the promote button!
by pgr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

I have never lost stats when promoting. However, you can pick up some unfourtnate traits. Off the top of my head, a 3 star Jackson gets a "quickly angers" trait, which is most unfourtnate.

On the whole, promoting leads to good things, but a few leaders have nasty suprises.
by pgr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: As CSA Should I Build 1 set of IW's or 2 and When
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: As CSA Should I Build 1 set of IW's or 2 and When

In my limited CSA experience, (PMEM) building 2 IW decisions solves your WS problem. In fact, it may be overkill. When things start to get tight for me, I tend to lack money, conscripts, and WS in that order. Plus it seems like the CSA does not benefit from the from the same dynamic of converting 50...
by pgr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3325

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

If I am able to get Forrest promoted to 2 stars, I like to use him as a great stack commander period. Even commanding infantry, he is fast and his offensive/defensive stats are top rate. He is the best hammer out West, so give him the resources to act as such. (I have had sucess with 3 infantry divi...
by pgr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?

To be a bit more specific, you need at least 1 "regular" Line infantry unit (not vols) to get vps from a province where you have less than 50% loyalty.
by pgr
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Combat further explained by loki100
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: Combat further explained by loki100

Very nice post loki, thanks for the link Fox! Fox, Ape, Orso, pgr, et. al.: Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't we also determine that defending Army stacks are not targeted by attackers unless there is no remaining stack for them to target? So if for example, a single stack attacks an Army and a ...
by pgr
Thu May 31, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 2737

Re: Union Economy

To second Fox, the best investment for money problems, is transports in the shipping box. (WS is nice to build sometimes, as the $50 bonus for surplus can be handy, but it's more of a happy side effect.) Also, promote loyalty in your money making places, esp the gold mines out West. Also remember th...
by pgr
Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Level 7 entrenchment
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Level 7 entrenchment

As others have stated, attempt to go around. However, sometimes it isn't really possible (especially given the East is so supply rich... I'm looking at you Richmond), so if you are going to attack, you need to attack with a lot. Given that the game uses power ratings when rolling for retreat, try to...
by pgr
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

So i had a look at the file in question, it is indeed strange. He is in Jan of 63, and there is no reason the corps shoulden't form. Perhaps the corps enabling event failed to fire?
by pgr
Tue May 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

Gosh fellas, all the formality... lower case please! Based on what you described above, I am at a bit of a loss for why you are having a hard time forming corps. Feel free to PM me if you want to have me take at your host file (hst). You could also try a screen shot of what is going on, so we can tr...
by pgr
Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

I wish I could have a look at your hst file. It sounds like you are doing every thing correctly. What activation setting are you playing with? You might be having a bad union activation day. (I believe inactive leaders cant form corps, though i could be remembering incorrectly)
by pgr
Sun May 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counting on my Fingers
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Re: Counting on my Fingers

Yep, you did your math's right. Keep in mind, if you are in unrestricted terrain the CiC will provide a frontage bonus in addition to the base. (Also, hit the 7 key again when things are muddy and look at what the difference ends up being.) (Oh, and if you have Cav, in clear weather, the frontage qu...
by pgr
Sun May 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop

I find that 6lbs can still offer good service in the defense. So I would use them to give artillery support to garrison divisions. (Say a Union force dug in at HF in order to keep the valley bottled up).
by pgr
Thu May 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Weather
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

Weather

Do any of you other oldtimers know how the weather works? I get what the impacts are, but does weather change every game day or is it per turn. (Say it starts clear for 6 days and then rains and turns muddy for the next 6 days etc.)

I have always wondered.
by pgr
Wed May 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Army Commanders Not Leading Battles
Replies: 15
Views: 3609

Re: Army Commanders Not Leading Battles

Let me clarify some things. Memphis is in the Shelby Tennessee Region. Holly Springs is in the Marshall Mississippi Region. These regions are most definitely connected. I have 1 Army within these 2 regions. I have 2 Corps in this Army. The Army is led by Albert Sydney Johnston. (He is solitary to h...

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