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by Ripster8
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?

Thanks for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed the AAR's. I certainly enjoyed writing them. The TYW AI did run out of steam once I defeated the first large Protestant army, c. 1627? To keep the AAR going I started playing both sides and it turned out to be a pretty good game overall. The Swedes ...
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?

Hmm. I looked at the RUS AAR and all the pics seem to be there, too. But in any case the leader activation change is made from the initial game screen once it has finished loading. Select 'OPTIONS' and then 'GAME' and you should see a selection titled 'LEADER ACTIVATION'. I believe you move the slid...
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: 1. Red shading of regions, 2. pics here?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: 1. Red shading of regions, 2. pics here?

I believe the red shading indicates that for the Protestant force you have selected the red region is under the military control of the Catholics and you will not be able to retreat into it if you are defeated in combat. I have also seen times when I couldn't even move an army into a red-shaded regi...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?

Sorry about the AAR pictures. When AGEOD switched to a new forum format many of the pictures were lost. I thought I reloaded all of them so I will recheck it. Seems to be working for me. In any case, depots. Depots are vital to move your armies forward into enemy territory and they are constructed b...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: what to do with supply wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: what to do with supply wagons

My understanding is that when you hit the 'next turn' button part of the turn resolution is the supply production and allocation phase. Cities and depots produce supplies and it is given to units and supply wagons that are in the same province or an adjacent one automatically. Supplies are allocated...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: What is the secret to buying reinforcements?

Supply is automatically produced by cities and depots. The larger the city/depot the more supply is generated. Supply is automatically allocated to units located in the same province are adjacent provinces only - there is no supply chain as in other AGEOD games. Supply can be moved by units (who car...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: what to do with supply wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: what to do with supply wagons

Supply Wagons are critical for conducting offensive operations in enemy territory. When besieging an enemy city you will indeed shuttle them back and forth from your army to the nearest friendly supply point, normally a large city with a large depot. Additionally, supply wagons are used to build new...
by Ripster8
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's
Replies: 5
Views: 242

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

Thanks, Nikel. I will give that patch a try. Too bad about the game. Seems like it has a lot of potential...
by Ripster8
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's
Replies: 5
Views: 242

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

Nikel - greetings! It's been too long since last we chatted. In any case the Steam version on the game loading screen says 1.02a. And Colonel Marbot, I am afraid that is what I am going to have to end up doing. It seems there would be an easy fix for the problem, but I haven't found it yet. Thank yo...
by Ripster8
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Unable to Build New Units or Use RGD's

Just bought and installed WON from Steam. Everything was going well playing the GC as the French until I saved my game and then loaded and played the Waterloo scenario. When I went back to my saved GC the Recruit New Units and RGD buttons in the upper left hand corner of the display were locked, una...
by Ripster8
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Confused about army groups
Replies: 2
Views: 2450

Re: Confused about army groups

I think I am more confused by your question than by the game situation you are trying to solve, but I will attempt to shed some light on the issue. Military forces in TYW are (from smallest to largest) 'units' (individual regiments and squadrons), 'groups ' (several regiments/squadrons under a singl...
by Ripster8
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Prisoners
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Re: Prisoners

In the several TYW games that I have played there were never many prisoners, nor did the 'release prisoners' RDC ever work. I don't think this function was every implemented.
by Ripster8
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Diplomacy questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: Diplomacy questions

Greetings! Here has been my experience with the diplomacy questions you raise: 1. In my last game the French entered the war in the spring of 1635, the Swedes in the spring of 1636. Not sure if this is fixed or dependant on game conditions. I would guess it is fixed, though. 2. I never was able to g...
by Ripster8
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: How to go on the strategic offensive; the game as history
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: How to go on the strategic offensive; the game as history

The White AI will defend Samara vigorously and is quite good at massing forces in this area. I have had some success as the Reds using three 1000 point corps working together to isolate the city from supply and then lay siege to it for a few turns to weaken the garrison. You may also need to employ ...
by Ripster8
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Thank you, M. andatiep! I am honored by your gracious declaration of at least a tentative victory for the kinder, gentler red movment. My game play was only mediocre at best: I should have attacked eastwards earlier, minimized the useless flopping around in the Baltics and Ukraine, and taken a chan...
by Ripster8
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Thanks, Buck Turgidson! You are very welcome for the AARs - it was a pleasure to write them and I am very pleased that so many folks have enjoyed my feeble efforts. AGEOD games, with just a little extra imagination and creativity, really seem to make history come alive, at least they do for me. Tha...
by Ripster8
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

M. Bruit Bleu , thank you so much for reading this AAR, and for sticking with it even during the challenging move to the new forums - well, it was challenging for me at least! It was a pleasure to highlight such a fine game and to use my limited skills to provide an enjoyable AAR to this noble grou...
by Ripster8
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

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by Ripster8
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Master Random , my oldest AGEOD forum friend, thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I, too, am saddened to leave the field of battle. No more huddling over maps with Commissar Trotsky at 2 am on a snowy winter's evening in the Kremlin, no more autum walks with Chairman Lenin as he tries...
by Ripster8
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Comrade ERISS, thank you for your many interesting historical comments, as always. On a side note, your Avatar is no longer visible on the new forum - may need to reload it or something.
by Ripster8
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Comrade clandini5 , thank you for reading and commenting on this AAR. One of the main reasons I did this AAR was to show just what a fine game RUS is and to expose it to a wider audience, especially here in the United States where the Russian Civil War is not very well known at all. Thank you for y...
by Ripster8
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Comrade Nikel, thank you for your kind comments and for your strong support during the difficult (at least for me!) change-over to the new forum. It was an incentive to me to continue the AAR (despite my grumpiness) knowing that I had people who were still interested in reading it. Thanks again! Th...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Comrade ERISS, thank you for your continued patronage of this AAR, and for your many comments. As to whether I achieved victory or not, in simple terms I did not achieve the conditions required by the game by January of 1922. I was surprised to see the victory screen telling me I had won on points, ...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Some Thoughts on this Alternate Reality, Part 3: Dramatis Personae Lenin.jpg Vladimir Lenin: Comrade Lenin, having led the revolution without terror, repression or requistion and while seeking an inclusive left movement, enjoyed good health and was an active part of the UFS government, serving as t...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Some Thoughts on this Alternate Reality Part 2: Foreign Affairs In the spring of 1922 UFS forces launched three major offensives. First, the remants of White forces in the Baltics were destroyed or pushed into East Prussia. The remaining Polish forces were destroyed in and around Krakow and the ent...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

Some Thoughts on this Alternate Reality, January 1922: Russia The Kinder, Gentler Red Movement (KGRM) encompassing a wide spectrum of leftist political views including communism, socialism, anarchist and green elements has managed to stay together in a functioning ruling coalition throughout the lo...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

January 1922, The Fronts North: North.jpg Should read 'Scattered BUT hard to pin down.' Poland: Poland.jpg Ukraine: Ukraine.jpg A special mention goes to KOMDIV Safonov: Tashkent.jpg Kuban: Liberated with a few partisans about and some White forces drifting down from the northeast. But they are poo...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

January 1922 - THE WAR IS OVER! Moscow: Pravda Jan22.jpg Victory Screen: Victory!.jpg Basically it says if you won under a 'Bolshevik Dictatorship' that's a bad thing, but if you won as the 'Bolshevik-Left/SR Alliance' that's a good thing. So I guess all that Left/SR whining was worth something aft...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

September 1921 Pravda LSep21.jpg And this really fries my bacon, amigos! Fries my bacon!.jpg So basically the game is telling me that there is no way to win on victory points as the Reds. You must capture 20 objective cities. Grrr! OK, fine. I'm a Big Red and I won't cry... In any case the Whites h...
by Ripster8
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: RUS: Revolution Under Siege AARs
Topic: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...
Replies: 261
Views: 10082

Re: Not god, nor tsar, nor hero...

August 1921


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