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by FightingBuckeye
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

Well, I'll end that speculation right now. No DC has not fallen and maybe vigorous flag waving may have played a part.
by FightingBuckeye
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

Unfortunately, I wish you were right. :-p

But this is my 3rd hospital visit in the past 1.5 years due to my condition .. . so I'm really getting tired of hospital food about now.
by FightingBuckeye
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Forming army question
Replies: 23
Views: 1966

Each stack may not have its own frontage, but there's always the possibility of that small corps getting tagged by an enemy corps. We've all probably been in situations where we've been forced to improvise due to some unexpected situation or enemy action. Counting on that corps to solely be a reserv...
by FightingBuckeye
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Forming army question
Replies: 23
Views: 1966

Cavalry will only be picked to populate frontage if there are no infantry units left to populate it. I stand by my statement, please refer to the mix he suggested of a single division each of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. In most cases a single infantry division is not going to be able to provi...
by FightingBuckeye
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Forming army question
Replies: 23
Views: 1966

Cavalry divisions tend to fare rather poorly in large pitched battles. Cavalry divisions are really great in other roles though. As for the question, I use my army stacks as I would a corps stack. And depending on the front or leadership quality, it'll usually be one of my strongest formations as we...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Causalities
Replies: 1
Views: 575

It does include POW numbers into account. It's easiest to tell in a small battle, especially a single militia regiment that surrenders en masse. It's pretty common to come out of those battles with 400+ prisoners with 450 total casualties. Considering those militia regiments only have 450 men, those...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

Sorry for the delay. I got a little busy and then capped my weekend off with a couple nights stay at the hospital. Nothing major and I'm fine now, should have a turn out in another day or so.
by FightingBuckeye
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Naval Engineers
Replies: 20
Views: 3804

I'm not sure about the under the hood stuff, but they definitely work. Try building two identical ships in a port with and then in a port without a naval engineer and look at the difference in completion time. Or just lay down a ship in a port with said engineer and check the completion time against...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Do enemy forts fire when you land to take them
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Generally speaking, the CSA should never get any coastal batteries as even the Union can find it hard to justify the exorbitant expense. And replacements costs are pretty expensive as well. It can be difficult to do in some cases, but your best option is either capturing union batteries at places li...
by FightingBuckeye
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

[color="#808080"]Late October 1861[/color] [color="#808080"]OVERVIEW:[/color] Clear weather in DC! Johnston prepares to lead the Army of the Shenandoah against Washington DC. Confederate forces lose battles in Bowling Green, KY and Erie, MO but win a key battle at Manassas. Demonstrations fail to t...
by FightingBuckeye
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Corps turn CW2 to slowgoing
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

I'm not sure how else you could do it that would be historically accurate and would work within the game. I'm not sure how else you could defend a wide front without maybe going to 1-2 day turns or doing everything in real time. I love Hearts of Iron (HOI). But one of the reasons I don't play it mul...
by FightingBuckeye
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

[color="#808080"]Early October 1861[/color] [color="#808080"]OVERVIEW:[/color] Union forces are on the march and the valley falls to the oppressive regime of the North. Union forces gather outside of Bowling Green as well as in Missouri. An Indian Treaty is reached, giving us the very capable Gen W...
by FightingBuckeye
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who are your favorite Union generals not in the game?
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

I've loved it since I heard it on 'We were Soldiers', and not just because of the name either. I'm pretty sure I included it in my Union AAR at some point. When I was a kid I got one of those table top books with lots of pictures. You know, light reading material for an office or living room. This o...
by FightingBuckeye
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

[color="#808080"]Late September 1861[/color] [color="#808080"]OVERVIEW:[/color] Jubilant crowds take to the street as news of DC’s encirclement travels back from the front lines. Shelby fails in his attack last turn and Gen Lyon retains his supply base for now. Sieges continue in the valley and thi...
by FightingBuckeye
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Us of Militia and morale
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

As far as I know, you can only make small 2 element "brigades" with 2 militia, volunteer, or Unionist/CSA equivalent. I don't think you can make anything else short of a division.
by FightingBuckeye
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Us of Militia and morale
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Volunteers are decent to hold/build fallback entrenchments, garrison duty, and in a pinch can be used as cannon fodder. They can actually be pretty decent in the right circumstances, ie good defensive terrain and/or dug in. So I'll build them for those purposes and if I'm the CSA I'll use them to he...
by FightingBuckeye
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who are your favorite Union generals not in the game?
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

I don't know if this counts or not but while mostly known as a Colonel wasn't Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain promoted to General by Grant after getting injured during the Siege of Petersburg? I've actually never made it far enough into the war to know whether he does/doesn't pop up as a General. In my...
by FightingBuckeye
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

Wow, that is a massive amount of support units in D.C. It seems to me that early game build choices are a major factor in your success so far. I wouldn't disagree with that at all. Closely related is my paranoia about that 'missing' Union stack I just 'knew' was out there. At its peak I had 16K men...
by FightingBuckeye
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

I forgot to highlight McDowell's absence from the DC stack. He could be one of the two 'units' inside the city, but I'm not really sure as I didn't catch him leaving the region. And I'm hoping I don't regret my decision not to go for the capital now in the turns to come. I'm really enjoying this AAR...
by FightingBuckeye
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

[color="#808080"]Early September 1861[/color] [color="#808080"]OVERVIEW:[/color] Johnston’s Army of the Shenandoah now directly threatens DC without the Potomac blocking its path. Generals Lee & Cooper lend their services to the cause & new commissioners are sent to Europe to garner foreign support...
by FightingBuckeye
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scorched Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Scorched Earth

How does the Scorched Earth RGD select which elements gain cohesion? Does it apply the 20% increase to the units with the lowest cohesion or does it randomly select elements to boost?
by FightingBuckeye
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hosting pbem select both nations?
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

I'm not sure exactly what you're saying. BUT you should put the orders file in the same location as your (host's) orders.
by FightingBuckeye
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

[color="#808080"]Late August 1861[/color] [color="#808080"]OVERVIEW & History:[/color] Gen Johnston captures Alexandria and sends McDowell’s army scampering across the river to DC. The CSS Alabama and Florida are laid down in Europe. People calm down, costing me demonstration cards this turn. And t...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Trouble getting 2 player game started
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

Zip the file(s) and that won't happen. Glad everything seemed to be sorted out.
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Trouble getting 2 player game started
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

Cardinal Ape wrote:After all of the time and frustrastion these guys went through to get their game going, I bet they are going to be pissed that it all came down to one stupid little ~.


Or rather the lack of one ;)
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Trouble getting 2 player game started
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

No stress, let's hope we have another member of the CW2 Community. Plus you better not sack D.C. :P if you do that I will sneak into the game file an edit down Lee and Jackson to 1-0-0 :P Look at the bright side of things. If I do sack DC, you could read my AAR without fear of reading my mail so to...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Trouble getting 2 player game started
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

In my first PBEM game me and my opponent took at least a turn or two this figure this... get rid of the - and replace it with the ~ so that the .ord file matches precisely what the game can read. It won't read it due to that tiny hard to see little slash... funny I know but it the same one above th...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Trouble getting 2 player game started
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

The names don't quite match up. One hass "-" and the other has "~" It's a very small but important difference. I had the same problem at one time in one of my games. Rename the CSA orders with the tilde instead of the dash and it should work. You don't have to compress the files, but it could help i...
by FightingBuckeye
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The South Will Rise Again! FightingBuckeye (CSA) vs Tripax (North)
Replies: 29
Views: 4192

This could be a swift and glorious victory for the boys in Grey. It's certainly looking like it is heading in that direction. I don't know if I'll be able to deliver the coup de grace. But I'll certainly be looking to do so before tripax can recover and setup a strong defensive line. I still have a...

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