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by Colonel Marbot
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Tolstoi's Война и миръ (war and peace)
Replies: 4
Views: 2278

Re: Tolstoi's Война и миръ (war and peace)

Of course, it depends on what you are interested. I would recommend that you try to watch one of the many movies of War and Peace and see if it holds your interest. If you are interested in the military side, then it is hard to beat the definitive work of "Campaigns of Napoleon" by David C...
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WON PBEM
Replies: 4
Views: 3647

Re: WON PBEM

It might be useful to say which nations are spoken for already.
by Colonel Marbot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Finland and Borodino scenarios
Replies: 1
Views: 3453

Re: Finland and Borodino scenarios

They are scenarios which were included with the last update. They are unpolished but they work. I did not play the Finish one but did try the Borodino scenario and it was fun.
by Colonel Marbot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Options and ratcheting up the AI challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 3414

Re: Options and ratcheting up the AI challenge

Hi Gwgardner: It is good to hear you are still playing this. I have never played he Prussian side, so by all means keep us posted on your progress. Just imagining how I would play it, my quick thought would be to try and pick up points against Denmark and maybe an early Holland before it is annexed ...
by Colonel Marbot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Options and ratcheting up the AI challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 3414

Options and ratcheting up the AI challenge

Reading through some of the recent comments of the "Negative Nicks" … or "haters" as the kids call them on social media who once more started a round of bad-mouthing this game, gave me the motivation to start my third campaign game. (I successfully had completed two previous ones...
by Colonel Marbot
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WoN current state
Replies: 38
Views: 8109

Re: WoN current state

If you are crashing that regularly, then I well understand your frustration. My original campaign was on a Windows 8 platform and my second on a newer system running windows 10, which had few problems. So... I can only conclude that the many of the crash issues are in terms of the system environment...
by Colonel Marbot
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WoN current state
Replies: 38
Views: 8109

Re: WoN current state

I am sorry but I beg to differ in terms of your evaluation of this game. Having played two complete campaigns games and (documenting them earlier in this forum), I know of no finer game on the period. This game truly requires players to utilize Napoleonic Grand Tactics, and to understand the persona...
by Colonel Marbot
Fri May 25, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 13
Views: 8240

Re: Replacements

Not sure if I have the answer for you, but it is partially addressed by Phoenix above. It is common to push forward with your stronger advanced corps such as France's 3rd, 4th and 5th corps. They do the brunt of the fighting and take losses. But since they have better commanders and better units, yo...
by Colonel Marbot
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: French Strategy in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 12304

Re: French Strategy in Spain

Hi: I am a bit confused with this post. There is no Spanish Scenario as part of Wars of Napoleon, but of course you can invade Spain as part of one of the campaign games. Therefore, I don't know how you would start with only Madrid, since you have to declare War on Spain and then invade it. Is there...
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is the AI game worth trying?
Replies: 5
Views: 11157

Re: Is the AI game worth trying?

Phoenix: I think that your question has not gotten responses because others may not want to put their neck on the line by recommending the campaign game because some have had problems with it. Let me summarize my experiences which has been to complete two full games. * the game stretches your comput...
by Colonel Marbot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Borodino scenario: Unpredictable and fun
Replies: 1
Views: 9581

Borodino scenario: Unpredictable and fun

Let me start this post by thanking Tallebois for mentioning this scenario and both Captain Orso and Durk for helping me find it. The first half of the SuperBowl was fun, but Justin Timberlake’s half time show bored the hell out of me, and I decided to give Borodino a try. In most cases, having a str...
by Colonel Marbot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 10702

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

Perhaps the same question as above. I found the Borodino scenario within the directory, but it does not show when I load the game and try a new game, so how can I load the scenario if it is not showing within the options for either the short scenarios or the campaign scenarios?
by Colonel Marbot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 10702

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

@Captain Orso: Thank you, your advice helped me find the Russian-Swedish conflict but I am unable to find a Borodino scenario/campaign that was mentioned at the start of this thread. Any help you can offer with this?
by Colonel Marbot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 10702

@Pocus

Pocus; Any idea how I can see and play these scenarios?
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 10702

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

I have never see this scenario. I just downloaded the Feb 2017 beta and it did not appear so it is curious that you have such a scenario. I would have liked to try it.
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Stuck on Turn 102 yikes !
Replies: 6
Views: 10278

Re: Stuck on Turn 102 yikes !

My experience with this game and when I played it on a windows 8 platform. (Windows 10 runs much better for me). - go back the number of saved games that the system is retaining. (I usually set it to 6, and when I start my next campaign may set it to 9. - If you get an error, it may not crash, but i...
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Stuck on Turn 102 yikes !
Replies: 6
Views: 10278

Re: Stuck on Turn 102 yikes !

My experience with this game and when I played it on a windows 8 platform. (Windows 10 runs much better for me). - go back the number of saved games that the system is retaining. (I usually set it to 6, and when I start my next campaign may set it to 9. - If you get an error, it may not crash, but i...
by Colonel Marbot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: NM gain from winning battles
Replies: 2
Views: 8967

Re: NM gain from winning battles

I think you will find that the Campaign game is a whole different ball game than the scenarios. Although you might want to crank the difficulty level up at least one level. In the Campaign it is about preservation of your armies as well as winning the battles and taking and holding the strategic cit...
by Colonel Marbot
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: New game engine title?
Replies: 14
Views: 11730

New game engine title?

Curious when we will see a title using the new game engine, and if you can reveal... what the subject matter will be?
by Colonel Marbot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Viewing in City
Replies: 3
Views: 8805

Re: Viewing in City

It is hard to say without knowing the city and the nation he belongs to. If it is a country which it is logical that you will Ally with, then he may activate and become useful once that nation joins your coalition. Or if you successfully request an expeditionary force from that allied nation, he may...
by Colonel Marbot
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Commanding another nation's troops
Replies: 4
Views: 5970

Re: Commanding another nation's troops

Never tried it from the Coalition side, but the way it works on the French side is that you use the diplomacy option to request expeditionary forces to be given to England from Portugal. Once they have given you forces, you should be able to command them by generals who have the ability to command t...
by Colonel Marbot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance

Evan of Saxony: Sorry you had that error that stopped you. You might try adjusting the setting of how many turns it saves. I use 6, but even 9 would not be out of order. Going back a few turns in order to bypass a corrupted file is rough, but it is better than starting all over again. I'm curious wh...
by Colonel Marbot
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance

Evan of Saxony: Thanks for sharing your game progress. I find what you say interesting. Ofen/Budapest is very deep in into Austrian territory to be there so early.. September. Also, that it is Lauristan and Mortier there. in the historical setup Lauristan has an expeditionary force poised to sail fr...
by Colonel Marbot
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's

A work around might be to just delete the program, reload it from Steam and then go immediately into the Campaign game.
by Colonel Marbot
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Not sure what to do next, need some guidance

Evan of Saxony: I have never played the Austrian side, but you mention it is June 1805. My expectation is that come September, you will be in a world of hurt. It is going to feel like the Tsunami rolled over you. You must be playing the larger of the two Campaign games which begins with the French a...
by Colonel Marbot
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: game crashes to desktop
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: game crashes to desktop

A couple of things that helped me are: 1. Disconnect from the internet and then shut down your virus control programs. 2. I had problems in a windows 7 environment but very few in a windows 10. When I had the older operating system, I had luck loading task manager and then shutting down a lot of the...
by Colonel Marbot
Sun May 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: "Old Hickory" vs. "El Presidente" Bonaparte
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: "Old Hickory" vs. "El Presidente" Bonaparte

@Captain Orso Thank you. I enjoyed reading your alternate history and yes, I see this to be quite plausible. I found your information about how important Haiti's economic production of coffee and sugar to be very interesting. I had not understood that Haiti was that strong. With so many European pow...
by Colonel Marbot
Sun May 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Setup Occupation
Replies: 8
Views: 2030

Re: Setup Occupation

"Gamey?"... a good description. That flag denotes the military control of the area, not the political ownership and it is temporary only. After Russia has retreated back east, the territory will convert back to its political ownership. A good example of how this bears of game play is as th...
by Colonel Marbot
Sun May 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Setup Occupation
Replies: 8
Views: 2030

Re: Setup Occupation

I will go ahead and make an educated guess to answer your question concerning Russian control of those areas. The concept of Lines of communication were a vital one during the Napoleonic war, and Napoleonic strategy was frequently to conceal his own line of communications and to turn his enemies. In...
by Colonel Marbot
Sat May 13, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: "Old Hickory" vs. "El Presidente" Bonaparte
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

"Old Hickory" vs. "El Presidente" Bonaparte

I am sure that many of you would be enthusiastic over a set of expansion scenarios for Wars of Napoleon. 1808, 1809, 1812, 13 & 14 would all be interesting in differing ways. The scenarios included with Wars of Napoleon are well received and there is no doubt that scenario scale was preferable t...

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