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by Shabaka
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AACW slow pbem game
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

hello

i would try a game with you. let me know.
by Shabaka
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Wishlist
Replies: 296
Views: 49630

Increase divisions for Confederacy

This has been discussed previously on another string someplace. The bottom line after research, the 30 division limit for the south causes numerous problems when defending. I am constantly deleting divisions on one side of map and paying the cost to reform division on the other side. Secondly it is ...
by Shabaka
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: ---> Patch 1.10c released
Replies: 114
Views: 14449

you may have answered this already

how are on going pbem games effected? I assume both should be upgraded right after a turn is processed. However, what will be impact if we happen to be off kilter for one turn?
by Shabaka
Fri May 23, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

You have to keep in mind though that the average manpower of a historical CSA division was considerably less than 5000 men on the average, but the game has divisions that can have up to 18 elements which allowing for a few artillery units have an average manpower size of 10,000 to 12,000 men when f...
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Recruiter leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Do they need to be in command of a force? ie do you have to pay division leadership cost and put them in command of a small division in order for the recruitment to take effect?
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Hmmm found this and was amused
Replies: 64
Views: 10220

Why did the South not do better?

1. Jefferson Davis' orders were followed. 2. Joe Johnston's strategies and orders were not followed. 3. Robert E. Lee was too much of a gambler. Three of Jefferson Davis' major blunders which precluded foreign intervention and led to the defeat of George McClellan in the '64 election. 1. He ordered ...
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Hmmm found this and was amused
Replies: 64
Views: 10220

The attack at Peachtree by John Bell Hood

was based on Joe Johnston's plan. Why did the South lose the war? BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT WIN THE WAR!!! :niark: Unless: 1. War weariness occurred and a Democrat was elected to surrender to the enemy (sound familiar?). This was precluded by the victory in Atlanta which derailed George McClellan's cha...
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

The Manpower generation is an issue

and does in fact impact the divisional numbers problem. However, to get back to the original post about their being to few divisions in game......and in fact there are too few divisions from an historical perspective as well. Please see the following: In the summer of 1863 this is the divisional bre...
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Reinforcements/Replacements
Replies: 21
Views: 3917

Seriously

i agree, it is a pain not knowing where they will show up...especially for the South.

Is there a logical reason why we cant determine where these new troopers will be trained?
by Shabaka
Thu May 22, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Reinforcements/Replacements
Replies: 21
Views: 3917

Bah

I just build em and let god sort them out later. Wait, wait is that kill em all and let god sort them out later..hmmm...im confused. :bonk:
by Shabaka
Tue May 20, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Joseph E. Johnston
Replies: 22
Views: 7775

I would actually lobby for a change in Joe Johnston's ratings. I believe a 5-1-6 or a 4-2-6 is more appropriate. His defensive skills were at least the equal of Lee's. He gave up similar amount of territory in the Atlanta campaign to Sherman as Lee gave up to Grant in the Overland campaign. Both cam...
by Shabaka
Tue May 20, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Officers room
Topic: William S. Rosecrans
Replies: 12
Views: 5682

Rosecrans had the good fortune of facing Braxton Bragg in the 1862 Tennessee campaigns. Win lose or draw Bragg tended to retreat after a battle. If Rosecrans had faced off against Joe Johnston he would have had his derriere handed to him at Stones River. Joe Johnston's rating of 4-2-4 should be more...
by Shabaka
Tue May 20, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

Gardner and Pemberton are putzes

This research made me remember how bad these 2 generals were. By bottling themselves up in Port Hudson and Vicksburg they threw away ~35K troops and prevented Joe Johnston from the opportunity take his rightful place as the greatest general in the Confederacy :niark:
by Shabaka
Tue May 20, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

I had some time to do a little research on the actual divisions counts during the Civil War. It looks like the Order of Battle for the AoNV was typically in the 7 to 11 division range: Gettysburg = 9 Infantry + 1 cav McClaws, Pickett, Hood, Early, Johnson, Rodes, Anderson, Heth, Pender + Stuart Wild...
by Shabaka
Mon May 19, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

As a fellow historical grognard, I agree with you that in absolute historical terms the divisional cap is not arbitrary. The issue is the game does not generate "real world" historical manpower levels. The current game system yields significantly more manpower than was historically the case. As such...
by Shabaka
Sun May 18, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

It is Spring of 1863 in one of my pbem games. I have 30 divisions as CSA..one has 2 or 3 elements. about 4 or 5 are at 9-12 elements, the other 25 or so are at full complement of 18 elements. I have zero inflation so have not been maxing conscription out with $$. I am playing against an aggressive U...
by Shabaka
Sun May 18, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

Great idea from Brochgale!!

"More divisions - drool!!!! I could have one Army to invade Mexico. Another Army to invade Canada. 2 Armies just to play about with the Feds. Might even give Jackson an Army. A Confederate Empire then I could attack the Brits/French whilst I am about it?" This is a simple matter of a complete map of...
by Shabaka
Sun May 18, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Divisions
Replies: 162
Views: 31966

30 division limit

I agree the 30 division limit is a problem for the south.....a HUGE problem!! However, as previously stated if the conscription companies are made available in the current game then the ability to convert these into divisions should be in place as well. This is an historical simulation and if the no...
by Shabaka
Sat May 03, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AACW 1.09e game
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Excellent

Go ahead and start the game. I will upgrade to 1.10 if that is ok with you?

vanilla please...no mods.

my email:
rmshank@sbcglobal.net
by Shabaka
Sat May 03, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AACW 1.09e game
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

AACW 1.09e game

I am interested in playing an April 61 game with someone. I could average about 1 turn per day with weekends more active than weekdays. Would be willing to play either side and upgrade to new version once it becomes official.
by Shabaka
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Modding AGE engine games
Topic: Param1 = Experience and Upgrade ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

upgrade list?

How do we know which units have an upgrade path?
by Shabaka
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: ---> PBEM games, register here <---
Replies: 195
Views: 108224

Fingolfin

Did you get an opponent? Im up for a game if you still need a victim.
by Shabaka
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Punic Wars Project
Topic: List of possible scenarios
Replies: 11
Views: 4253

Another scenario option

In 280 BC Pyrrhus invaded the boot of Italy with an army of Greeks to assist the Tarentines. This is a simple campaign...which might fit your purposes. However, it introduced the Romans to the War Elephant at Heraclea where the Roman army under Laevinius was defeated with heavy losses to Pyrrhus' ar...
by Shabaka
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Punic Wars Project
Topic: Set up questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

I just saw this a few minutes ago

Excellent. Any ideas on break down of cohesiveness based on terrain? Sword/shieldmen were much better in rough terrain for example than phalangist/spearmen. There were also different frontages for spearmen, swordsmen etc. so maybe the 18 elements could reflect that in some manner? I know im late to ...
by Shabaka
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: ACW - Looking for Reb Opponent
Replies: 1
Views: 945

I am up for a game. my email is:

rmshank@sbcglobal.net
by Shabaka
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AACW novice looking for pbem game
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

excellent

how do we do this? I will take the north as you suggest. I am back from vacation and can start this weekend if that works for you.
by Shabaka
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AACW novice looking for pbem game
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

AACW novice looking for pbem game

Hello, I have not done a pbem game before but would like to try either side in an april 1861 campaign. I have played games on internet (Everquest, EQ2, Vanguard, Star Wars Galaxy, Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis) but have not done pbem. I can do two or three turns per week minimum (probably mo...

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