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by principes romanes
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

Just a quick note. The game is still happening, although it's going slowly on my end because of RL. Actually playing the game is my priority over posting updates. The snag usually on doing the updates is that actually incorporating the images takes me a fair bit of time. I have the text (and unincor...
by principes romanes
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions
Replies: 42
Views: 1850

Re: Promotions

I've had a game where the McClellan promotion event failed to fire, then he got some experience putting him up to seniority 1 and not promotable.
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

14. Late July 1861

14. Late July 1861 There were two small surprises this turn. One at Fort Monroe and the other on the Mississippi. East First, Evans and Magruder did not combine their forces for an assault on Monroe. I may have a chance to run some reinforcements in. I suspect that my fleet will get highly beaten u...
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling

The main thing that deters me from the idea of cotton being a full resource like WS is that your main goal with cotton is to turn it into the other two resources. It would be great if cotton could get you more then just money, some WS would be great. Or maybe you could undersell, or give away free ...
by principes romanes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Signatures

I seem to have one, at least at the moment.
by principes romanes
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling

Thanks for the summary of the discussion BigDuke. My one additional point is that the current way the card works means that it prevents the CSA from playing all the smuggling in one turn. Of course, it would be possible to maintain that feature (if it is even desirable) by only giving the CSA a card...
by principes romanes
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling
Replies: 48
Views: 779

Re: Matagorda - Block Cotton selling

I'm of the opinion that the current system is actually quite a nice representation of how cotton smuggling works. Because the card can *only* be played in Matagorda, it means that the CSA can only play one card per turn - the smuggling is a slow, gradual process and cannot happen all at once. I thin...
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Can the CSA actually win?
Replies: 30
Views: 1592

Re: Can the CSA actually win?

if you have not seen mark hermans gmt boardgame, for the people, at his website or boardgamegeek, then check out the online rules for how he modeled the conflict. it has many excellent mechanisms that are easily ported into a pc game, such as the strategic will, csa production resource assets. many...
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

13. Early July 1861

13. Early July 1861 Congress has authorized a call for volunteers! http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d9/principesromanes/ACW2%20AAR/Posts%2011-20/13.1_zpsedyugjax.jpg The most important question this turn is what premium I should offer for volunteers. I do not know the exact effect of each option. ...
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

Thanks for the replies Yup, took screenshots of my spreadsheet for the tables. I sort of figured that the state capitols didn't have any independent effect, although I would bet that most of them are strategic cities with a VP or two. I'm not as consistent in using the "shift" key to check...
by principes romanes
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.
Replies: 36
Views: 1379

Re: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.

nickaepi wrote: I'm sure I'll be back to ask @Principes Romanes why the F#!/ did you recommend these crazy settings! Lol. :mdr:

:innocent:
by principes romanes
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.
Replies: 36
Views: 1379

Re: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.

Welcome to the forum Nick and I'm glad you're excited for the game! I am sure there are different opinions on what works well. I will give you my take on ideal "Game" and "AI" parameters. Game Parameters ⋅ Use Fog of War - On - I think this one is fairly self-evident &s...
by principes romanes
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who are more important, Corps or Division COs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1297

Re: Who are more important, Corps or Division COs?

Thanks for the link to your detailed analysis!
by principes romanes
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: CWII blood road south
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: CWII blood road south

Sorry for another post, but I read to the end of the other thread I linked. It seems Captain Orso was of the opinion that the money raising options should be working in Bloody Roads South Scenario (the 1864 start). Okay, to be clear and concise, using the 'Print Money', 'Sell Bonds', and 'Raise Taxe...
by principes romanes
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who are more important, Corps or Division COs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1297

Re: Who are more important, Corps or Division COs?

This is not a complete answer, but another consideration based on the game mechanics. From some time I've spent looking at combat results, I believe that the combat bonus for the officer directly commanding a unit (i.e. division) is halved compared to an officer commanding the overall formation (i.e...
by principes romanes
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: CWII blood road south
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: CWII blood road south

I found an earlier thread commenting on this: http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=42809-Help-needed-on-CSA-money-making-Options-at-Treasury&p=370673#post370673
The fact that this problem appears in a grand campaign type scenario appears to be new.
by principes romanes
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: CWII blood road south
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: CWII blood road south

It has been identified in some older posts that the treasury options appear as options in some scenarios but do not actually work. I'm not sure where the old post is that talked about this in more detail and, if I recall correctly, identified which scenarios the financial options didn't work for.
by principes romanes
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

12. Late June 1861

12. Late June 1861 This turn represents a bit of a gap in real life, so I am picking up the game thread again. The exciting news though is that we have now gotten to the point in the game where the replacement bug was addressed! I suspect the couple of turns of free replacements we both had early o...
by principes romanes
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

11. Early June 1861

11. Early June 1861 There is a rumour that a unit can only recover one missing element in a turn. It appears that is not true, as the message log states that the same blockade flotilla recovered two elements. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d9/principesromanes/ACW2%20AAR/Posts%2011-20/11.1_zpsc1n...
by principes romanes
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

10. Late May 1861

10. Late May 1861 Once things become more interesting, I may start breaking the turn into a results and an orders phase. For now though, the results are not particularly interesting. The most interesting intel I gathered is that my opponent is building depots in Northern Tennessee on the Kentucky b...
by principes romanes
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

9a. VP tallies

9a. VP tallies Having tracked VP accumulation for a few more turns, I have a slightly better sense of what it might be doing. It is clear to me though that there are some VPs that are being awarded that are not showing up when I scroll over the VP count. Some turns the stated amount of the VP incre...
by principes romanes
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

9. Early May 1861

9. Early May 1861 Sam Houston Sam Houston was familiar with secessionist thinking. He had fought for Texas's independence from Mexico. Texans still remembered the brief period when they were in fact and independent republic. And Washington was a long way away. Yet Washington had the might of the mo...
by principes romanes
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

I fully take your points on loyalty, and especially on actually using Fremont and Butler for something useful. As for the inflation, I have gotten nice negative inflation values in a game against Athena. The cost of a blockade flotilla here is $156 while the standard price is $185. The date is Early...
by principes romanes
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

Thanks for the comments Cardinal Ape. To my surprise, I am currently finding myself short on conscripts. I think it is interesting that different styles of play can be constrained by different resources. I think an infantry heavy army is limited by conscripts, an artillery heavy one largely by money...
by principes romanes
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Blockade Stratigy
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Blockade Stratigy

I agree with you that it seems ... implausible. :confused: I tried it, and it seems that the icons are at least there. I readily admit that is not a rigorous test. :confused: :confused:
by principes romanes
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

8. Late April 1861

8. Late April 1861 Early April occurred as expected. The Confederates stormed Fort Sumter. It looks like the Union battery did not actually take any losses – Major Anderson appears to have been true to his thoughts of not needlessly wasting lives (I forgot the screenshot of the battle – this is one...
by principes romanes
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Blockade Stratigy
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Blockade Stratigy

Cardinal Ape has also pointed out here that the problem is only with the first load of CW2, not of a scenario. As such, he proposed this work around: The host should run a dummy turn before running the PBEM turn; give the game a warm-up turn to get its sea-legs. :cthulhu: Any turn in any scenario sh...
by principes romanes
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: 5. Initial Strategy Considerations – What to Do

While that is true, you should be able to work around it so that it does not adversely affect your game. The host should run a dummy turn before running the PBEM turn; give the game a warm-up turn to get its sea-legs. :cthulhu: Any turn in any scenario should do. That should get rid of the hiccups ...
by principes romanes
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

7. Opening Moves – Early April 1861

7. Opening Moves – Early April 1861 The union has very few options on the first turn. I will essentially detail all of them. Build options: The Union has a few units available early on to build. These forces are unlikely to do much but I don't see a reason not to build the infantry and artillery ba...
by principes romanes
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1630

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

I'm glad. It is turning out to be more detailed than I intended. I suspect that the detail will drop off soon as I try not to spend so much time writing these posts.

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