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by BlasdeMondragon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Grand Alliance PBEM strategy guide thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: Grand Alliance PBEM strategy guide thread

Ditto! Many thanks for this Searry! It's great that folks are keeping this forum active! Out of curiosity, I've been thinking about ways to best organize the Dutch army ahead of the first summer of campaigning in the Low Countries. Scholarly consensus seems to be that they were in a tough spot strat...
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Ideas, suggestions & questions
Replies: 41
Views: 13439

Colonial/Overseas Boxes

Dear All, First, my sympathies to the AGEOD team re: health issues- I wish all concerned a speedy recovery! Second, I was just curious about which overseas regions in the Americas, Africa, and Asia will unlock as the game progresses? Work & RL commitments have been heavy the last 6 month, so I'm...
by BlasdeMondragon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: When can we expect new patch?
Replies: 16
Views: 3966

Re: When can we expect new patch?

Nikel wrote:PhilThib was answering most of WSS questions, he is gone, so... :(


Why gone? Has he left Ageod? :(
by BlasdeMondragon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: replacemnts
Replies: 8
Views: 9222

Dutch Reserve Stacks

Dear Friends, Pardon the newbie question, but when the States General and England declare war on the Bourbons, two fairly large stacks appear, with the names "Holland Reserve" and "Nimegen Reserve." Are the regiments in those stacks somehow part of the replacement pool? Or can we...
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 7313

Re: Reading recommendations

Another interesting memoir is by an Irish officer, Captain Peter Drake, who soldiered for both the Grand Alliance and the Bourbons, in the Nine Year's War and the WoS. He gives eyewitness accounts of the battles of Ramillies, Malplaquet, and others: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Memoirs_o...
by BlasdeMondragon
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 7313

Re: Reading recommendations

Hi All, For anyone interested in the experiences of ordinary soldiers and sailors in this period, I recommend the Life and Adventures of Matthew Bishop (free on archive.org). He served as a tar in the English navy and participated in the descent on Cadiz. Later, he switched to the infantry, and foug...
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Campaign Maps from the Rijksmuseum
Replies: 2
Views: 6794

Campaign Maps from the Rijksmuseum

Hi All,

For those interested, the Rijksmuseum has lots of digitized original campaign and battle maps from the Spanish Succession, Nine Year's War, and earlier! Enjoy!

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstud ... n?ii=0&p=0

Best,
Blas
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: WSS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: PBEM Clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: PBEM Clarification

Ok, many thanks Durk!
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: WSS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: PBEM Clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

PBEM Clarification

Hi All, I'm trying a PBEM game for the very first time, and my friend and I are finding one aspect of the instructions a bit vague: [b]"Host sends HST file to opponent: The Hosting player now sends his opponent the HST file with the opponent’s designation (i.e. if you play the Swedish Alliance,...
by BlasdeMondragon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Ideas, suggestions & questions
Replies: 41
Views: 13439

Re: Ideas, suggestions & questions

Hi All, Just a quick idea for possible inclusion in a future patch/mod, which might enhance the colonial side of the conflict: The Dutch, English, and French East India company ships were all heavily armed. While not quite as powerful as dedicated ships of the line, they tended to mount at least as ...
by BlasdeMondragon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Combined Allied Formations
Replies: 1
Views: 6552

Combined Allied Formations

Hey All, Just wanted to pose two quick Grand Alliance questions: 1. At the beginning of the full Spanish Succession campaign, independent Scottish and Swiss brigades appear in the Netherlands. Historically, I believe that these were (at least initially?) part of the States-General army. So I assume ...
by BlasdeMondragon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: WSS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Restoring Session
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Restoring Session

Hi Nikel,

I tried that, but I keep getting these error messages:

Unable to create the folder 'Backup3'

The System cannot find the path specified

Any ideas?
by BlasdeMondragon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: WSS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Restoring Session
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Restoring Session

Dear Friends, This game is proving to be something like a great wine- gorgeous, eminently enjoyable, and I keep coming back to it! Please pardon my inexperience, but I mistakenly deleted one of my saves (just clicked the wrong button when trying to take a game back a turn or two). I see the deleted ...
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Wars of Succession is OUT
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Wars of Succession is OUT

Dear Ageod Team and Beta-Testers, I just purchased and am beginning to play Wars of Succession. Based on what I've seen and tried thus far, I just wanted to say, congratulations to you all! This game represents a brilliant gateway into a fascinating age. The gorgeous maps and portraits, the theme mu...
by BlasdeMondragon
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: RNE Podcast about the War of the Spanish Succession
Replies: 0
Views: 1889

RNE Podcast about the War of the Spanish Succession

Dear All, For anyone who knows Spanish, here is a link to an RNE documentary on the war, with a particular emphasis on events in Spain and Catalonia. Note: I don't necessarily endorse all of the views/arguments expressed therein, but I did find it to be an interesting look at the period in which we'...
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Jean-Baptiste Lully - Armide, LWV 71, Passacaglia
Replies: 12
Views: 4672

Re: Jean-Baptiste Lully - Armide, LWV 71, Passacaglia

Many thanks for this Bruit Bleu! Great music & resources! :siffle:

Cheers,
Blas
by BlasdeMondragon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Jean-Baptiste Lully - Armide, LWV 71, Passacaglia
Replies: 12
Views: 4672

Over the Hills and Far Away (Queen Anne)

I suppose some of you may have already seen this, but thought I would share it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bs07OvqXp4&list=RD7bs07OvqXp4&t=7 A question for all: what was marching/battlefield music like in this period? Later 18th-century tunes seem to be pretty well-documented- what abo...
by BlasdeMondragon
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Jean-Baptiste Lully - Armide, LWV 71, Passacaglia
Replies: 12
Views: 4672

CD of Period Music

Dear All, As a newcomer to the forum (but not to Matrix titles), and as someone who's always been interested in this period, I'm looking forward to this! On the subject of music, I recently stumbled on a CD from the Dutch group Camerata Trajectina, "De Vrede van Utrecht (The Peace of Utrecht), ...

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