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by Charleson
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Opening Campaign Moves
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

Stonewall wrote: Next, I check all the events using the message filter. Then I check all the battles using the message filter. Then I check the reinforcement filter and move all my new units to their various staging points. I never thought about using the filters to look at the events log in an org...
by Charleson
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Industrialisation - is it ever worth it?
Replies: 52
Views: 9250

Hi Spruce,

Let me see if I understand what you said. If I want to increased war supplies, I should invest in a state that is already producing them. Investing in a rural state is more likely to yield an increase in general supply stock. Is this correct?

Thanks
by Charleson
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Industrialisation - is it ever worth it?
Replies: 52
Views: 9250

bump

In case I missed it in the latest readme file, what's the current thinking on industrializing the South? Do we still keep to focusing on those states with poorer industrial potential?

Thanks!
by Charleson
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: McPherson or Foote?
Replies: 61
Views: 8066

be carefull,the five volume set appears to only go as far as steele bayou,so its not the complete set. Aye, upon closer inspection that does look rather strange, thanks. (Makes me glad I bought the complete anniversary set when I did). I'd like to echo what others have mentioned about Foote capturi...
by Charleson
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: ---> AACW 1.05 Patch <---
Replies: 81
Views: 12319

Just a plug for the new division rules--I like 'em and they've revived my interest in AACW. Though my desire is in playing the '62, '63 and '64 campaigns, I can appreciate how the new division rules may create some historical imbalances for the start of the war. Any changes I hope would be along the...
by Charleson
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Economics of war... a Confederate brigadier-general's study
Replies: 24
Views: 4261

bump

Has there been any change with increasing the penalties for repeatedly printing greenbacks? I went through the readme file for the last couple of patches but nothing jumped out at me.

Thanks!
by Charleson
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: McPherson or Foote?
Replies: 61
Views: 8066

Time-Life offers a stunning, illustrated version of Foote's monumental work. I have the 14 Volume 40th anniversary edition which is now out of print, however there's a more recent 5 volume illustrated edition available. I assume it contains the same photos, drawings, and battle maps of the 14 volume...
by Charleson
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Main Map too cluttered
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Unless I have missed this somewhere in the documentation, or tutorials, is there any way to remove some of the detail from the main playing map just to be able to look over the strategic situation? I realize that a lot of the graphics on screen are to give rail, road, cities, etc., type of informat...
by Charleson
Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW Quick Reference Guide
Replies: 87
Views: 58046

I converted the Quick Reference Guide to PDF form for myself and others if so desired so you can print it out and add it to your current printed out manual. Note: I did very little in the way of format changes since it will probably have some changes made by development changes for a while. When th...
by Charleson
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: On the Fence
Replies: 29
Views: 4033

Take a long hard look at the command structure of AACW, if you like it or even love its rather novel approach then it's worth swimming up the learning curve of everything else. If you have a neutral reaction or actively dislike the unit shuffling it entails then perhaps it's best to steer clear of t...
by Charleson
Tue May 29, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The single front campaign beta
Replies: 28
Views: 4716

Actually I find the mid-length scenarios, such as Montcalms 32 turn game, far more enjoyable than any of the short 6-10 turn scenarios. Also the mid-length scenarios are a very nice change of pace from the exhausting marathon of the complete war type scenario. The lower unit density helps as well. ...
by Charleson
Sun May 27, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: General Sickles shot dead!
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Rebel cavalry leader, Earl Van Dorn was shot dead in 1864 by an irate and jealous husband!! Too bad for Rebs; he was a good'un. Tag Hmmm....may be by '64 I should disengage Van Dorn as leader of the Army of the West--just in case said jealous doctor-husband decides to go on a shooting spree and wip...
by Charleson
Sun May 27, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Grand Campaign I (archive)
Topic: The Grand Campaign Project
Replies: 366
Views: 47046

I'm off to make some popcorn and buy a six pack of Coke to consume while reading the AAR's!

:cwboy:
by Charleson
Sun May 27, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Looking for '62 campaign opponent.
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Looking for '62 campaign opponent.

I'm looking to play the '62 campaign, my opponent to choose the side he wishes to play.

I'm thinking of almost daily turns barring vacations, family activities, and work emergencies.

Send PM.

Regards
by Charleson
Sun May 27, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Anyone up for a AACW PBEM?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Hi PJL,

See your PM mailbox.

Kind regards
by Charleson
Thu May 24, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CTDs with beta patch
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Per the sticky in the support forum on how to report bugs: In case of a bug or a crash: 1. Quit as soon as possible the game 2. Go to the folder AGEod's American Civil War\ACW\Saves\. 3. You will find there the game you were playing. If you have several games with the same name, then its the one wit...
by Charleson
Tue May 22, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW v. VG The Civil War
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Well, since we're talking about boardgames, I'll hijack this topic and ask if anyone has played Eagle Games' The American Civil War ? see: http://www.eaglegames.net/products/ACW/acw_resources.shtml I'm intrigued with it since it has a graded scale of rule complexity. I can usually get my kids and ne...
by Charleson
Mon May 21, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

NP, I was only a few turns into said campaign.

Thanks for stomping so quickly on the bug. :dada:
by Charleson
Mon May 21, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Pocus wrote:problem identified and fixed, thanks.


Great!
by Charleson
Sat May 19, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

You should have 3 available HQ's. You get 2 by event in mid-late 1861. A 3rd in January 1862, a 4th in January 1863, and a 5th in January 1864. Looking at the 1862 scenario file, I only see two Confederate Army HQ units. One with J. E. Johnston, and the other with A.S. Johnston. Theoretically, you ...
by Charleson
Fri May 18, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Pocus wrote:I got it, but I can already tell you that the replacement is of no use here. A replacement is used to fill the ranks of a weakened HQ element, and only that.


Aye, I know I'm grasping a straws, but without a new HQ for the ANV I think I'm up the creek with this campaign. :p leure:
by Charleson
Fri May 18, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

I did purchase an army HQ from the replacement screen after the fact, but the replacement HQ stays in the reserve pool and I cannot access it. My roaster reports two army HQ's; the Army of Mississippi and the Army of the West--but no ANV. There is no option to purchase a new army HQ from the reinfor...
by Charleson
Fri May 18, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need a new Amry HQ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Need a new Amry HQ...

Er....early in the '62 Struggle for the Heartland campaign J. Johnson managed to get the ANV all shot up to the tune of 18k casualties which included the ANV HQ (though the Union did lose 15K). Johnson was wounded in the battle and is off mending in Winchester. I didn't see this as too much of a pro...
by Charleson
Wed May 16, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Ironclads
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

I did an Army "staff ride" of the Vicksburg campaign last week...including an extended stop at the USS Cairo exhibit. Its a must visit if anyone is in the area. Awesome, I didn't know there were surviving (if albeit raised from the mud) ironclads around. http://www.nps.gov/archive/vick/cairo/cairo....
by Charleson
Sun May 13, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: ---> PBEM games, register here <---
Replies: 186
Views: 57093

Nickname: Charleson
E-mail: klimushyn@yahoo.com
AACW: 1862-Battle for the Heartland
Preferred side: CSA
Turn frequency: Close to daily but not a rigid requirement.
Spoken languages: English
by Charleson
Sun May 13, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: The first 100 days
Replies: 14
Views: 3980

I'm in Late-Oct. 1862 with my CSA game. In general I have followed the following strategy. 1) Build up in the East and focus on consolidating positions in Winchester, Fredricksburg, and Manassas with strong (800-900+) Corps. Avoid major engagements, let the Federal troops break themselves upon my e...
by Charleson
Sun May 13, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Combat Model Needs Tweaking
Replies: 131
Views: 14386

ROFL

Charleson <---heading into kitchen to grab a paper towel to clean up the coffee he just spewed on the computer monitor while reading Pasternakski's last post.
by Charleson
Wed May 02, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Reenactors
Replies: 11
Views: 2636

Green beans? Coffee paste?

That's fascinating, thanks Soccercw.

I'll have to see if I can find any coffee paste at the upcoming reenactment at Greenfield Village this month. ;)
by Charleson
Wed May 02, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Launching an invasion on New Orleans
Replies: 24
Views: 4625

You know you can form a Corps back out East, load it on ships (or at least load ships onto the Corps), move down South and still have a working corps? Of course you won't get support from your Army commander, but you will have unrestricted Command. Actually, I did not know that Caranorn. I thought ...
by Charleson
Wed May 02, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 1
Views: 921

I used to subscribe to Blue and Gray. I loved their subtitle of: for those that still hear the guns. ;)

http://www.bluegraymagazine.com/

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