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by dinsdale
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Too many supply problems
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Durk wrote:Just a quick note from someone who usually plays pbem, supply constraints work very well. So hopefully this nice historical limit is also maintained.


I think the AI struggles, would be good to have a solution which doesn't make it easier on the player.
by dinsdale
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5404

I like the 'simple' supply rules of this and BOA, they make more sense for the era. However, I am not a fan of being able to manually create supply networks with carts, it feels like gaming the system and rewards micro-management in a way that is counter to everything else about the game. I've alway...
by dinsdale
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 13887

I agree with Conrad about timed entry. It's so unlikely that a Protestant player will do so well as to void the reasons for Swedish entry. Ideally a random variation of 6 months either side of a fixed date would be perfect.
by dinsdale
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 13887

I played one game so far, Bohemian Revolt HRE. I really think it captures the difficulty of managing armies. I spent most of my time not doing anything and trying to make sure I kept the Austrian army intact. I didn't recruit much, luckily as I just about managed to stay solvent later in the game. I...
by dinsdale
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: 7 Reasons Why The Battle of Waterloo is Still Important
Replies: 39
Views: 8641

Waterloo is a great victory but it is not as decisive as portrayed by the English press and propaganda which his accepted by some history books. The real blow to Napoleon was the losses in Spain and Russia followed by the coup de grace in Leipzig. Even if Napoleon wins Waterloo, the Russian army wa...
by dinsdale
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Good CW movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3637

Not a movie, but something you can listen to while playing: White Mansions A country concept album about the civil war written by an englishman is about the most absurd idea to explain, but this story is fantastic. Tells the experiences from a number of different characters from start to post war. I...
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: When to enter structures
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

I disagree on that, aside from Butler that is. In most of my games I enjoy irking Butler by promoting Nathaniel Lyon above him. Partly because Lyon looks a bit like me and shares my first name, but mostly because I dislike Butler. Freemont can be useful to bring loyalty up in contested regions like...
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: When to enter structures
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

I disagree on that, aside from Butler that is. In most of my games I enjoy irking Butler by promoting Nathaniel Lyon above him. Partly because Lyon looks a bit like me and shares my first name, but mostly because I dislike Butler. Freemont can be useful to bring loyalty up in contested regions like...
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: When to enter structures
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

I agree with the general advice here, don't put anything you don't want to lose in a structure close to the enemy. I would add three others: Halleck, Freemont, and Butler as close to or if possible behind enemy lines. I used to send them all to Buffalo, but I hold out the vain hope that they will be...
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: An Alternate Take on the ACW--a Canuck's Point of View
Replies: 25
Views: 4518

I would agree with you if the Union troops had destroyed the food and infrastructure, and then prevented the civilians from leaving the area by rounding them up in camps or otherwise keeping them tied to a man-made wasteland. As it was, they were free to leave and take their chances elsewhere. In b...
by dinsdale
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: An Alternate Take on the ACW--a Canuck's Point of View
Replies: 25
Views: 4518

I must respectfully disagree with this for two reasons. While the Shenandoah Valley Burning and March to Sea were brutal, spread fear and lawlessness, and resulted in civilian deaths, both indirectly and directly, neither was conducted for the sake of killing civilians, as the indiscriminate shelli...
by dinsdale
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: An Alternate Take on the ACW--a Canuck's Point of View
Replies: 25
Views: 4518

It was decimation , no other word for it. Furthermore, the Franco-Prussian War fought 15 years later, did not see either side stoop to the depths that Lincoln went to in giving Sheridan and Sherman carteblanche to pursue a complete scorched earth policy, pitilessly inflicted upon southern non-comba...
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Issues With 1.06 RC3
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Those sounds like some big issues. Can you verify that you are running 1.06rc3 by clicking on the credits button on the main menu? Perhaps you installed into the wrong location. Looks like I botched the installation, 1.06 went into a sub directory of my CW directory. Going to try again with a new i...
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: ROP Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Gold Version Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Gold Version Issue

Hi, After a fresh installation of ROP Gold I get the following: Game can't start, d3dx81ab.dll is missing I don't have the issue in the original ROP installation, which I bought from Ageod, only in the Matrix version gold download. Am I supposed to install the Gold version over the original version?
by dinsdale
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Issues With 1.06 RC3
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Issues With 1.06 RC3

Is anyone playing the 1861 campaign? Has anyone run into issues? Just to confirm, I installed a clean version of 1.00 and applied the patch to the same directory. I have come across the following: 1) Cannot form Corps. Played as union up to mid 1862 and still can't form corps 2) Many event titles an...
by dinsdale
Fri May 29, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Questions On Supply, Replacements, Combat And Pontus
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

hope others will chime in where I am wrong. 1 – Replacing*1 lost element => 1 chit. Replacing*1 hit in a unit with 10 SP => 1/10 chance to consume one chit. Replacing*1 hit in a unit with 6 SP => 1/6 chance to consume one chit. That makes sense....kind of. If I have 1/10 or 1/6 chance to consume a ...
by dinsdale
Fri May 29, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Questions On Supply, Replacements, Combat And Pontus
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

Questions On Supply, Replacements, Combat And Pontus

I know I'm about 3 years late, but just getting into the game quite recently. Would appreciate some help: 1) Replacements. I understand that buying 1 replacement counts as approximately 10 replacement points. Is this correct, is it 10 or another calculation. Are existing replacement points (the numb...
by dinsdale
Thu May 14, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Victory balance CSA vs USA
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

As a new player i have just finished playing against the AI as both sides. I wanted to know what the opinions are of experienced players vs AI and human opponents on the balance between the nations. 1] Mainly does it seem 50-50 on who wins by either victory points or NM? if fought by even players 2...
by dinsdale
Mon May 11, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Reasons Why the West and Far West Matters
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

As an advocate of the Eastern strategy, here is what the plan is about...and not about.... Guderian said, "Don't poke it with your finger, smash it with your fist!" Thats a really interesting strategy. How do you prevent the Confederates from amassing 100k troops in Richmond and turning it into Ver...
by dinsdale
Thu May 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Public Beta Patch 1.06 RC3 (upd May 13th)
Replies: 126
Views: 23842

I played 1.06 through the end of 1862, couple of issues: - I could not form corps as the Union at any point. Divisions worked on schedule, but corps were never activated. - Union Siege artillery is missing images. It showed up in the reinforcement tool, but was not selectable - State militias - the ...
by dinsdale
Tue May 05, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Chaotic force structures of the Union.
Replies: 40
Views: 6193

You may want to check out this thread http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?39384-Is-it-me-or-in-1-05-is-the-CSA-smaller-more-passive and try 1.06 beta. Pocus's AI's have been good, going all the way back to Birth Of America, I think if there are issues this major then the answer is not to turn ...
by dinsdale
Mon May 04, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Public Beta Patch 1.06 RC3 (upd May 13th)
Replies: 126
Views: 23842

what setting have you use i would love to have an ai like that im not seeing it on mine using this pacth AI at Lieutenant, simple supply off, historical attrition moved 1 place to the right, everything else as standard. It doesn't seem too radical. I had hoped to defend in the east and attack in th...
by dinsdale
Mon May 04, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Public Beta Patch 1.06 RC3 (upd May 13th)
Replies: 126
Views: 23842

Is anyone else noticing the CSA AI going nuts in 1.06? I'm playing with the AI setting in the middle and I can't keep up with their troops in 1861. They have raided with multiple brigade sized forces as far as Pittsburg and their main armies are currently sieging in Delaware and Philadelphia while l...
by dinsdale
Fri May 01, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Decisive Battles
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

I took New Orleans in 1862 and destroyed the future Marine Corps and amphibious ambition somewhere outside Charleston in 1863. I am thinking of more widespread raids with smaller forces next time, it does seem as though every unit the South produced was either in Kentucky or Virginia. There were 2 a...
by dinsdale
Fri May 01, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Decisive Battles
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Buckeye et al, thanks for the excellent advice. Some very good stuff here. I managed to complete a game and win, without ever really 'winning' a battle. I got lucky and Lee's army retreated inside Richmond, the entire army surrendered some months later. The rest of the battles were either victory or...
by dinsdale
Fri May 01, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Decisive Battles
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Decisive Battles

Hi all, Although really enjoying the game, I am struggling to win anything like a significant victory in the field. All I seem to achieve is equal losses on both sides and the opposition quickly retreating. The McClennan in me doesn't seem to be able to effectively follow up either :) I understand w...
by dinsdale
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Any new AGEOD games in December 2011 or in 2012?
Replies: 469
Views: 109550

I havent posted in a while, life has reduced the amount of time I get to play, and practically eliminated the time I get to spend talking about games :) While I'm sad that the new game isn't on AGE, I understand that compromises are necessary, and if it keeps Phil+Phil making games, then the results...
by dinsdale
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: WW1 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Mouse Sensitivity
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

Thanks,

Just for clarification, the map isn't scrolling too fast, it's the mouse moving flying around the window. The map moves fairly slowly with my current settings. Will this configuration correct the mouse speed or adjust how the map moves?
by dinsdale
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: WW1 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Game Freezes
Replies: 100
Views: 22447

Game crashed for me during the diplomatic phase.
by dinsdale
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: WW1 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Mouse Sensitivity
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

Mouse Sensitivity

Hi, is there any way to adjust mouse sensitivity? My mouse is flying over the screen at light speed and I can't reall control the game.

I remember this was configurable in Great Invasions via a text file, is there a similar mechanism here?

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