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by jeff b
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW Patch 1.17a Official Legacy = November 21, 2012
Replies: 50
Views: 25027

Anybody know where the last patch went? When I click on the link I get file not found.
by jeff b
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Who Agree's? Grant Sucks!
Replies: 54
Views: 5987

In my games, Grant seems to be like Napoleon. The enemy generals avoid him. So, I create a nice army and he hardly fights. Gets slowed down more by supply issues than anything else.
by jeff b
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Who Agree's? Grant Sucks!
Replies: 54
Views: 5987

In real life Grant was quite the butcher, so it makes sense. For instance it can be argued that Grant lost every major engagement with Lee up until Petersburg. In fact, at Cold Harbor Virginia in June of 1864 Grant ordered an assault on fortified Confederate positions that led to 12 to 13,000 casua...
by jeff b
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: winning
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

Unfortunately I am into Game 2. rev 1.09. In the Summer/Autumn 1862 I managed to take Richmond, Nashville, Memphis on 3 consecutive turns. That put me up to 145NM, but the CSA was only reduced to 80NM. I have even refrained from replacing Generals. The only hit I have taken on that front was promoti...
by jeff b
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Knoxville
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Great! So how do I incorporate the mod into my games?
by jeff b
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Knoxville
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Knoxville

I was looking over the objective cities and I noted that Knoxville is not an objective city. I find this very odd considering how many times Lincoln ordered his Armies to take Knoxville and the determental effect not taking the place had on the careers of more than one Union General. I also noted th...
by jeff b
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to get rid of poor 3 star generals
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

The question is, do you want to game the system? I would rather have the system fixed. I don't imagine the algorithm for adjusting seniority could be that difficult to adjust.
by jeff b
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to get rid of poor 3 star generals
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Combat stats is not the same thing as being FIRED. A generals combat stats have very little to do with the ability to promote / demote him. Seniority is the only stat that really counts. If you wish to examine Rosecrans, he held a series of posts, and small army like commands before being promoted t...
by jeff b
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to get rid of poor 3 star generals
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

I think one of the problems in the game is that Generals are not penalized enough for not doing well. How many opportunities did McClellan, Pope, Buell, Rosecrans, Hooker, even Thomas actually have. Not many. Most of them were out on their ear the moment they faltered. If Thomas had not actually bee...
by jeff b
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: McPherson or Foote?
Replies: 61
Views: 7956

So many good books, so little time. I agree with all the recommendations. All I can say, is that if you know very little about the war, and want to come up to speed in 500 pages or less, than the McPherson is the best 1 volume history out there. If you have the time to read Foote, then you probably ...
by jeff b
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW Advanced Mathematics 101
Replies: 36
Views: 4497

I like the idea of hiding the actual commander ratings from the player. Give the general a reputation - starting with their pre-war rep, and moving up/down based on results. So Little mac and Halleck would start with good reps, but not necessarily have good performance. The more you fight with the g...
by jeff b
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Experience, Drilling & Upgrading
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

How in the world do you drill troops?

I don't think I have seen anything I can do to upgrade units, it seems to happen automatically. Am I wrong?
by jeff b
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: winning
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

I want to say I am about 30-40 pts below the level need to win, and the cornfeds are about the same above what is needed to lose.

Is it possible that the rebs will relocate their capitol to a place other than an objective city? I would hate to have to chase down every last city in the game.
by jeff b
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: winning
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

In the game I am playing the confederates have moved their capitol, and I never did quite figure out to where. I am certain that I have captured it. I believe that you have accurately described the situation I am in. I had thought that I would win automatically once i had captured every objective, b...
by jeff b
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: winning
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

winning

What does it take to win the game? I have captured every objective city in the south yet the computer fights on. I have over 1000 vp more than the computer, but the enemies morale has not broken. Another question, what good do the different loyalty levels do for you? what are the practical advantage...
by jeff b
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

I suspect the cause of my improvement was parking a transport in the port I wanted supply forwarded to. I can't definitively state that this is it, because of all the other activity I have been doing. Possibilities are: 1. Parking a transport in the port 2. Having a transport arrive from a port with...
by jeff b
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

164. Hard to say how things are going. I have managed to take Charleston, and Savanah. Plus I now keep a group of transports shuttling back and forth from the north to my army there. My division grew into a corp, then two and an army. My supply situation is improved, but I can't pinpoint the cause.
by jeff b
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to get rid of poor 3 star generals
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

#3 is not gamey either. There were several instances on both sides where high-ranking but somewhat inept Generals were reassigned to never-never land. General Pope to the Indian frontiers is just one example. Pope was not as inept as is sometimes assumed on this board. You should really read Cozzen...
by jeff b
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Promotions for Generals
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

I've noted that in the Roster, Generals that can be promoted NOW are highlighted in red. While i commend Ageod on promotion and penalties, some of the penalties are way out of line. I don't beleive that promoting a 1star to a 2star should incur the kind of penalties that I have seen. Even 2-3star sh...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

According to the indicator at the top of the screen my sea transport is in the category 3/3 range. I have more men there now since I originally posted up, but it is about 15,000 men.
by jeff b
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

yes I am the Union, and no, No enemy stacks near by. I have pushed the enemy back. If I park a transport there I seem to be gathering supply.
by jeff b
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Unfortunately, NO. Here is what wiki says: "Effects of ocean transport Supply by sea is quite different form the above, and takes place in its own phase. Your capacity will be 10 times the transport capacity you have in the Atlantic shipping box. Supply will be moved from ports with lots to ports or...
by jeff b
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Depots and Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Depots and Supply

I thought that to get supply to a location all you need was a depot connected by either another depot, rail, or naval. I have captured Georgetown SC, built a depot there, but I have noticed that it is not gathering supply, and that my units there are losing supply. What do you need to do to get supp...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Naval usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Jeff, if you go to your settings folder and mod the Bombard&Blockade file to the following values, you will find naval forces a bit more useful. bloAdjFriendlyFort = -2 // brown water blockade, bonus given by adjacent fort bloAdjEnemyFort = 2 // same, for an enemy fort (malus) bloMinSUToBlockade = ...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Naval usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

I understand the limits of what can be represented in game terms. I agree gunboats should not be doing Iwo. On the other hand, I can't help but wish for a greater role for the Naval Service. If you do an amphibious attack do the Naval Units count toward the battle? Perhaps some benefit to your attac...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: McPherson or Foote?
Replies: 61
Views: 7956

If you are only going to read 1 book, I would read McPherson. Definitely puts the war in context. For an excellent history that was ground breaking in its day, I suggest T.Harry Willams Lincoln and his Generals. I also have liked the Bruce Catton books. There are also the campanion books - How the N...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Naval usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Use your ironclads to fight enemy ships. Wooden gunboats are most useful in my opinion to blockade rivers for the purpose of blocking the movements of enemy land forces. Do not use ironclads or ships to bombard a fort. The fort will get all the best of it. Land forces must take the forts to clear t...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Disagreement on General Ratings Poll
Replies: 182
Views: 18926

Concerning 3* offensive and defensive ratings, the problem is that they represent 2 things : - the ability of that general to command the corps his is in charge of (the army counter itself is a corps, with troops..) and use it in battle, as a reserve, etc.... - the ability to influence his subordin...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: New Leader Mod for 1.07
Replies: 102
Views: 11899

An interesting idea is to look at early war 'Armies' and see them pretty much as corps. Early war theatres are pretty much 'Armies'. Until combined into the Army of Mississippi, there were a series of smaller armies throughout the Tennessee and Kentucy area (Army of Liberation, Army of Central Kent...
by jeff b
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Naval usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Naval operations is one area I have not yet tackled in the 101 thread. For now, here are a few tips. One ship is one element. In my opinion the brown water blockade is not worth your time, because the Confederacy can still get all the war supplies they need, and the blockade requirements are very h...

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