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by Banks6060
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Hey Q-Ball. There may be something here and there worth sharing, but for all intents and purposes, I would consider this (turn by turn) AAR pretty well toast. I would post AAR updates in less detail, but doing so just wouldn't feel right. I'm a journalist by trade and there are so many things which ...
by Banks6060
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Alright, sad news friends. The AAR is done :( The last time I did this with Soundoff I was younger and I had quite a bit more time on my hands to use in producing it. There is also a considerably diminished interest (for a variety of reasons, all understandable). I appreciate everyone keeping along ...
by Banks6060
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Ace, you are probably right. The replay function of my game hasn't been working properly (I haven't wanted to hassle Soundoff about it). I probably would have noticed that had it been.

I bring up the screen, enter "loadreplay" and then nothing happens. Let me know if I'm missing something.
by Banks6060
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"] MOSTLY BAD NEWS [/color] http://i58.tinypic.com/2uyhfdk.jpg I don't typically dedicate a whole lot of space to the "events" which occur from turn to turn -- most who are reading this know the game well enough to have memorized them by now, but this particular turn prompted a sort o...
by Banks6060
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"] REBEL MENACE [/color] http://i62.tinypic.com/mkc3gl.jpg Eagerly did I await the processed turn to finish loading on my screen so I could quickly mouse over and see what befell my brave Union boys in Harper's Ferry. Frantically did I search for either Gen. Wood or Gen. Stone's portr...
by Banks6060
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

As you could probably surmise from Soundoff's most recent entry, there was not much action during the Early June turn. Of course there is the update and some of the changes worth explaining before I dig all the way into my thought process through this new turn. There were a few changes in the 1.03 u...
by Banks6060
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Alright, happily, I'm able to report live from my own home computer which has been newly repaired. Luckily it was only a power supply issue. Not exactly a "cheap fix", but much better than the alternative. That said, there are apparently some pretty solid changes coming (or perhaps already released)...
by Banks6060
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Citizen X - What you described as my machine "showing no signs of life" is spot on. I earnestly hope it is a power supply issue.
by Banks6060
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

You're probably right Ace. This is a notice: We just went through a TERRIBLE ice storm here where I live and I neglected to take good care to unplug most of my electronics, including my home computer. Sure enough, my apartment lost power during the worst of the storm while my machine was still on. N...
by Banks6060
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Thanks fellas!! Next I share something I just managed to stumble upon recently. I don't know how many of you have seen it, but I may refer back to this map a time or two to illustrate what happens on the eastern front of the war. Pretty dang cool stuff here in my mind. [color="#008080"] I SAVED IT A...
by Banks6060
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"] MORE FIGHTING AROUND HARPERS: [/color] http://i42.tinypic.com/2mpfpy0.jpg Well, the result of this particular series of engagements certainly doesn't come as a surprise, but I must say I was a little shocked to see such a strong mobile Confederate force so early in the game. Having...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

This will be a relatively brief report (most of my "weekday reports" will have to be) and it certainly is frustrating not to have the full time I desire to devote to this. First, we will start with Thomas Wood's very successful campaign to retake Harper's Ferry. [color="#008080"] BATTLES OF HARPERS ...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Falling behind a bit. I am working on my update for Late May currently and should have it posted soon!! I have realized, I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew with the UJN. It takes a considerable amount of time I just don't have to get that done along with the regular AAR, so I will c...
by Banks6060
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

bugwar, thank you very much! Eugene there had seen the first draft of this edition of UJN which included a mention about "few atrocities" committed in Fredericktown. I was basically making the announcement about the change in order to inform guys like him who might well notice it. [color="#008080"] ...
by Banks6060
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

You got it bugwar!! Thank you for the feedback :) http://i42.tinypic.com/27y4mex.jpg I had to make a change to the "atrocities" article about Harper's Ferry and Fredericktown. I had completely forgotten to include Soundoff's capture of Norfolk. To think that WOULDN'T make national news....haha. I ju...
by Banks6060
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

I REALLY appreciate the comments about the newspaper!! I spent a considerable amount of time putting that together. It was a labor of love to be sure :coeurs: So to the nuts and bolts of the turn itself. I will warn you ahead of time about two things. First, from here on out, there will be derivatio...
by Banks6060
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

http://i44.tinypic.com/33fap75.jpg I know there are no surprises among you veteran players reading this humble offering, but I thoroughly enjoy creative writing :) . I know there may be a couple of places where my history is off. I had to look a few things up, but did rely mainly on memory so I hop...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/41/bgvf.png Am I understanding correctly that by not announcing a 'Port Closure', you are roleplaying the idea of Lincoln just ignoring Southern diplomatic efforts? There is a difference between what you refer to as "Southern diplomatic efforts" and " potential...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"]SO FOR THE OBJECTIVES: [/color] http://i40.tinypic.com/35iue84.jpg I have already made my objectives relatively clear in early strategy discussions, so I won't spend a lot of time discussing that topic other than what I want to point out in terms of what I will stay focused on when...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Alright, quickly: I typically have dragged turn files and dropped them directly into the game files in "explorer" mode. I can't find the game on my hard drive. Please, let me know how to best get this done!! :)
by Banks6060
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

bugwar -- I am steadily falling behind in computer software savvy haha.

I hope to receive the first turn of the game from Soundoff later today.
by Banks6060
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

@bugwar -- I forgot to respond to your question from earlier. I'm putting that newspaper together using Microsoft Paint, so there are relatively limited font options yes. The font I used for the demo paper certainly isn't QUITE what I want. I plan to dig all the way through the program and find what...
by Banks6060
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

I'd be fine with the regular white letters on the black background that is the standard "darkvision" for the site. I appreciate your need for simple things :) I will, however strive to make this a slightly more visually stimulating product. I will stick with "white on black" when I explore my thoug...
by Banks6060
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Jim-NC wrote:I like the look of the paper. I also would be fine with the regular printing on the site (I'm not picky when it comes to AARs).


Thank you for the compliment!! When you say "regular printing on the site", what do you mean?
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

What you are looking at is totally a-historic, so just know that ahead of time, but I may have actually found the way I want to format "The Union Journal News". A fictional newspaper I have created to chronicle the many significant events of this epic struggle. I probably won't be able to fit everyt...
by Banks6060
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Q-Ball, you are right on man. Soundoff and I spoke briefly and we have agreed to go with the house rule. I could arguably be in Atlanta by late 1862 or early 1863 by the single act of taking Forts Henry and Donelson. (Now, here is where I admit that while it would throw the game's balance completely...
by Banks6060
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

I think I will forget about the newspaper format idea. Thank you fellas for the ideas!! An issue has been raised about creating a house rule which would limit my navy's access along the Tennessee River past Tuscumbia, AL. It is certainly true to history and it isn't necessarily a key issue in my own...
by Banks6060
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

Bugwar -- I think you are probably right. I was attempting to incorporate a "chronological color scheme" and it really did not work out as well as I had planned. Very sorry for the confusion on that part of the product. That will probably be the only time I use a map that is not generated by the gam...
by Banks6060
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"] Missouri Loves Company: [/color] http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6998/mw8z.jpg [color="#008080"] DEFEND EAST AND ATTACK WEST: [/color] So, before when I was fiddling around with California, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and...yanno the Far West, it seemed a lot like truly "fiddli...
by Banks6060
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Banks6060 (USA) vs. Soundoff (CSA)
Replies: 82
Views: 21910

[color="#008080"] FIGURING OUT THE WEST: [/color] http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9665/p4yc.jpg [color="#008080"] "WHOEVER HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES" [/color] There is so much more to consider and so many more pieces at play in this theater, but the above should really be the only true objecti...

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