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by hanny1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

Except when comparing eithers performence in a campaign, when each is mainly on the offensive/defensive/meeting engagments that then shows who was more effiecent at attacking/defening/mixed, ditto for defending, and hey ho you have not an opinion based on nothing, but a mathamatical explanation bas...
by hanny1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Nathan Bedford Forrest “The Wizard of the Saddle”
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Re: Nathan Bedford Forrest “The Wizard of the Saddle”

wery intersing readin, and this leads to few questions. he was manytimes injured, but he survived, even multipletimes in one battle, how it is that posible he survived ? why he didnt died of infection as many others ? which effect on war will be if he fozght on union side ? it will be even posible ...
by hanny1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

As noted, the south may have initially had an advantage due to the larger percentage of West Point graduates in their ranks and the strength of the militia tradition across the south. Maybe not such an advantage at all; I believe Maj. Gen. George Pickett said, "The Yankees got all the smart on...
by hanny1
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

Except when comparing eithers performence in a campaign, when each is mainly on the offensive/defensive/meeting engagments that then shows who was more effiecent at attacking/defening/mixed, ditto for defending, and hey ho you have not an opinion based on nothing, but a mathamatical explanation base...
by hanny1
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

question and larger picture are the same, how to measure combat superiority. Grant in 40 days to lees is what i posted. AoP was half as effiecent at casualty infliction, with a numerical advantage of 2 to 1. That Lee was on the offensive strategicly in the valley, tacticly at wilderness, and other i...
by hanny1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

honestly, if you were my commanding officer at war, and perented this to my and other man...ques who will be shot first at deployment ? you can use your belowed statistic and match, where number counts and matter, like in indutry, production, or logisticks, but you cant use it for actual combat. an...
by hanny1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

How to meausure superiority of combatents. one way is to compare what a commander has in resources, and what he removes from the enemies resources compared with the cost of his own rersources. Or in buissines, if it cost me 2 to produce an item and it can only sell for 2 im breaking even, if it sel...
by hanny1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

How to meausure superiority of combatents. one way is to compare what a commander has in resources, and what he removes from the enemies resources compared with the cost of his own rersources. Or in buissines, if it cost me 2 to produce an item and it can only sell for 2 im breaking even, if it sel...
by hanny1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 43
Views: 6331

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

Try using maths to answer who had a qualitive advantge in a battle or campaign, easier to argue about then. math, math,math....hmmm..how can you use it for anything so compes like battle ? if by math you meaned sheer numbers of troops, weapons, etc, it isnt that simple, you need to consider terrain...
by hanny1
Sat May 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Re: Landing Penalities Too Harsh?

These are several reasons about no possible retreat in an opposed landing. One is that the specific code was never fully working so was abandoned. Also, game balance, we don't want the Union to be too bold with opposed landing, as this was not the practice of the time. Opposed landing was, correct ...
by hanny1
Sat May 06, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Feed Conundrum
Replies: 20
Views: 3558

Re:

With respect to the good Captain, his description is more romantic than accurate. He did cut loose from the Orange and Alexandria...and established new supply lines as described in detail by every history of the campaign. er it's his official report, as the qm of grants army, explaining what happen...
by hanny1
Sat May 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Feed Conundrum
Replies: 20
Views: 3558

Re: The Feed Conundrum

Ran into a nice little analysis done on the logistics of the Pea Ridge campaign. http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA623051 Major Bailey does a good job of laying out the challenges and how they were overcome. "Draft animals added to the logistical problem of an army. Animals had to eat...
by hanny1
Sat May 06, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Combat Tactics
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Combat Tactics

Read on these forums that the smoke created by powder weapons made the ranges on a lot of these era firearms worthless. So after a few volleys you got in pretty close to shoot or you probably wouldn't see or hit anything. Is that actually true? Also since I read Badge of Courage(untrained men, run)...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Luck is not a factor in Lo gistics. Every qm department records for the us exist, they show in fiscal year 62 to 63, the us government through its qm departments issued 320,000 tons of food to its armies, 120,000 tons of munitions. They also procured and issued for service 197000 horses, 120000 mule...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

hanny1 said, So it's an insult to keep posting when you don't have a clue. Seriously, dude, this is what I am talking about. Your arguments are a little hard to follow, but this kind of thing makes me not want to bother following them. Unless you actually have Tourette's syndrome and you are asking...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

hanny1, Being neither an historian nor a military logistician, I cannot comment on your assertions of fact, nor of anyone else's in this thread. ok. Nothing to contribute, you don't know if Sherman was starving or not for instance, and don't want to follow contribute the maths of logistics to find ...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Christopher Gabel, Professor of Military History at the U.S. Commanding General Staff College: "The Civil War as we know it, could not have been waged with muscle power. It could not have been done with mules." https://www.c-span.org/video/?320456-1/discussion-railroads-civil-war "An...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Artillery: In or Out?
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

Re: Artillery: In or Out?

Why Fodder? If you simply increase the amount of GS for example a cavalry unit requires per turn, plus their capacity to carry GS so that they can remain in the field the same number of turns without picking up additional GS, 2 turns, you will make them into small fast supply units. I did a quick a...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Artillery: In or Out?
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

Re: Artillery: In or Out?

Captain_Orso wrote:
Honestly I don't know enough about the details of the economies of the North and South to say all too much about it, but it could be done better. Biggest Room in Existence <=∞> Room For Improvement
have you read, use and manufacture of field artillery in the confederacy by Justin stanage?
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Capt or so, always interesting content in your posts, you are a rare example of a net user able to modify their understanding by exposure to new points of views, unfamiliar evidence or logic used in argument, sadly this is not the norm, many refuse to modify an opinion once expressed regardless of a...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Good Reads?
Replies: 11
Views: 3076

Re: Good Reads?

A good place to start is to find a uni online source packet, with the required reading material, Keele university in tyhe uk for example, or a mil college tha tcovers the time period your interested in. Carl, combined arms research library in the usa,for instance will have master thesis that cover t...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Let's go back to the logistics. Does game logistics system minorizes living off the land and overemphasizes the ability to carry supplies with wagons? As a game it functions quite well, my personal pref is to reduce the amount of wagon units by half for the side played while leaving the ai with ful...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

You've never run across the old adage "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar", have you? :papy: I have, it works better with those who disagree over what the evidence means, but those ignorant if the evidence and prefer there own made up crap, vinegar is all they can ex...
by hanny1
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Man...I forgot how the subject of logistics could bring out the trolling... Grey Fox and others are absolutely correct in stressing the logistical challenges of providing feed for an army's worth of combat and draft animals, and the limits it placed on wagon trains in particular, something that rea...
by hanny1
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

You've never run across the old adage "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar", have you? :papy: I have, it works better with those who disagree over what the evidence means, but those ignorant if the evidence and prefer there own made up crap, vinegar is all they can ex...
by hanny1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Hanny, you were the one that mistakenly assumed that mules were pack animals in the CW. I'm sure that massive run on posts with even the simplest words misspelled and no concept of official, expert references to back up your claims passes for actual knowledge where you reside. However, I see now th...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

The mules pulled wagons. The wagons were loaded with food for the army...and food for the mules. The mules had to eat on the way out and the way back. The longer the journey, the smaller the portion of the load was for the army. At a certain distance, the wagon would only be full of food for the mu...
by hanny1
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counter Battery Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Counter Battery Fire

Accurate means something more than the effect of fire, which is what has interested yourself, it also means can I hit where I want, standard tests by the Army found the Springfield and Enfield at 600 yards had a standard deviation of 3 feet at 1200 yards 12 feet, rifle mounted in fixed rigged holder...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Counter Battery Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Counter Battery Fire

Thank you, however with apologies, your sources don't hold up. actually they do. your the one using hunts number of pieces lost through being captured, rather than those lost for other reasons, rather a bad mistake. Almost as bad as not understanding counter batty fire as it relates to field combat...
by hanny1
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Game still to unbalanced for CSA
Replies: 111
Views: 13256

Re: Game still to unbalanced for CSA

Welcome back, pgr! Speaking of old posts, when players objected to the "all east strategy", we discussed the importance of the Mississippi River to the Union. Everyone seemed to agree that railroads and the Erie Canal had eliminated the need for the Midwest to rely on the waterway. After ...

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