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by penlin
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Civil war *era* games?
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Civil war *era* games?

I am wondering if anyone can recommend good games that treat the political side of the civil war in more detail? Has anyone ever made an interesting game about the lead up to the civil war or about Reconstruction?
by penlin
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: East Campaign Close Out - New Guy with Questions!
Replies: 20
Views: 2375

I noticed the same bug about money options never going away no matter how many times you selected them in the East scenario when I played as Union. I suspect that only noobs like us play the smaller scenarios, so these bugs get overlooked. This is a pity since the BRS expansion costs decent money an...
by penlin
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: First impression - after playing a Grand CSA campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Just my two cents as someone new-ish to AGEOD titles. I had bought Napoleon's Campaigns and ACW previously but never got into them. AACW2 is the first AGEOD game I have played much with. In my opinion, the new interace is MUCH more accessible to new players. Although some options are nested down, th...
by penlin
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: España 1936
Topic: The Republicans
Replies: 24
Views: 41738

Almost 80 years later, the Republicans are still experiencing factional in-fighting. :)
by penlin
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: España 1936
Topic: Some questions and comparison with ACW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Some questions and comparison with ACW2?

I have been having a great time with ACW2, and I'm deciding which AGEOD title to get next. I am mostly leaning towards Espana, but also considering one of Alea Jacta Est series or To End All Wars. Historically, I am more interested in SCW than either other title. Here are some questions: 1) How big ...
by penlin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Early Aggressiveness
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Of course, you can also leave most of the volunteer brigades outside of the fortifications, give them some artillery and and a few leaders and have them dig in and set them to hold at all cost. BTW an engineer unit is locked in the Prince George region, so they can entrench the volunteers pretty qu...
by penlin
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: predicting fort bombardment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Thanks very much for the tips thus far. I just finished the East Theater scenario successfully (I admit I had Athena at the Private level of difficulty, which was a cakewalk), and I'm starting a full campaign with default AI settings. So, these tips will help a lot. Thanks for the specific info on t...
by penlin
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: predicting fort bombardment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

predicting fort bombardment?

I'm learning the game still, especially the naval part. Sometimes, it seems a Union fleet can go past river/coastal forts without trouble. Other times, the bombardment from the fort is decimating. A few questions: 1) how to know exactly what sort of movement will trigger a bombardment? I've found th...
by penlin
Tue May 27, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Interface
Replies: 71
Views: 17870

This has turned into something of a flame war. The interface is decent, but it should be uncontroversial to say that there is a lot of room for improvement (lots of clicks to raise units, too much info in text form, etc etc). For starters, it would be nice if the unit raising filters had memory. For...
by penlin
Sun May 11, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Feature Request - Leader List
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

Yup. Considering the emphasis that ageod games place on command and control, especially in aacw2, this is a conspicuous absence.
by penlin
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Confusion on changing corps/division leaders
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Confusion on changing corps/division leaders

I want to do some shuffling of corps and division commands, but several things are confusing. There seems to be no way to "replace" one leader with another. For example, to replace a division commander, it appears I have to disband the division and then re-form it with a new commander. This changes ...
by penlin
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Do people find automated replacements helpful?
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Ok, thanks for the replies. Sounds like it reduces micromanagement but it's not good to ignore it entirely. My need numbers were getting up into the red. I started ordering extra replacements manually (meaning 2 turns without forming brand new units), and the need numbers are no longer red. And, jus...
by penlin
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Do people find automated replacements helpful?
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Do people find automated replacements helpful?

I'm playing the W Campaign (1862) scenario, and I turned on automated replacements to avoid some micromanagement. Even though it's set to 15% (the maximum), I don't seem to be getting many replacements effectively. When I got to the War Production screen (F2), the replacement pool numbers that tell ...
by penlin
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: A layman's guide to Combat Resolution (long post)
Replies: 34
Views: 5712

Would you clarify or break out what ROF is, or stands for, please? Lost me there, couldn't find the apposite for it. - Rate of Fire, maybe? And you might want to make this crystal clear: (Discipline)*(Assault)/2 - do you mean [(D)*(A)] / 2 or (D) * [(A)/2)] ? The two equations give the same result....
by penlin
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: how to organize New Orleans seaborne expedition in W 1862 campaign?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Ace wrote:Just play a few turns, expedition forces should arrive by an event.


Thanks! Now I don't have to worry that I'm not planning for an important objective.
by penlin
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: how to organize New Orleans seaborne expedition in W 1862 campaign?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

how to organize New Orleans seaborne expedition in W 1862 campaign?

I just started playing the one-year "west" campaign, and the scenario notes talk about organizing the seaborne expedition to capture New Orleans. I am wondering how to do this? In the regular campaign, you would raise units on the east coast, load them on a transport and move them down, I assume. Gi...

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