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by ncuman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 104058

Banks6060 wrote:Alright...so a few hiccups in the schedule. I will be able to get a FULL update up by tommorrow for sure. VERY sorry about the delay everyone.


Banks is such a tease :( . Reminds me of one of my old gf's :bonk: .
by ncuman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: PBEM Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Thanks for the help, everyone :coeurs: . My brother clicked compatability files and then he saw the file. Now I can get back to spilling Yankee blood :dada: ! Again, thanks for the help.
by ncuman
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: PBEM Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

PBEM Question

My brother and I decided to play a PBEM against each other, with me hosting. I sent him the trn file like normal. The problem is that when my bro put in his turns and saved the game, an ord file apparently wasn't created. The game said that the file was created, but the file wasn't listed when he tr...
by ncuman
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: What does "historical" mean in a strategic wargame like AACW?
Replies: 32
Views: 11580

I voted B, just as almost everyone else. The problem I have with a game engine requiring players to follow history is you get a situation like another Civil War game I have, called Robert E. Lee: Civil War General. It was a cool game, but what made it a little silly was the campaign had the player ...
by ncuman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 104058

Again, I apologize for such a nasty delay. The day-to-day work hours have REALLY picked up. That combined with an increased summer social calendar makes it tougher to get in front of the computer and get this AAR done. I certainly hope I've not chased anyone away with what may seem to be my lack of...
by ncuman
Tue May 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 104058

So Banks, are you going to start up the AAR again soon? I think I speak for all of your loyal readers of Soundoff and your splended AAR's when I say "We want more War!" :dada:
by ncuman
Thu May 21, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Books on the War in the West
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Thanks for replying to my inquiry. I will check them out.
by ncuman
Sat May 16, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Books on the War in the West
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Books on the War in the West

I was wondering what are good books about the Civil War in the West? I feel I know about the war in the east pretty well, but I know very little about the war in the west. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
by ncuman
Sat May 02, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Killing Enemy Generals
Replies: 22
Views: 4533

My nephew in our PvP games only told me afterwards which General if any he had lost KIA - it is not something I would expect to be informed about - as to making details known during a game - not sure about that. It might give Yankees even more of an advatage in game if they here that Jackson and Lo...
by ncuman
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21337

Comparing Soundoff and Bank's AAR's it looks like there is about to be a big battle at Amherst. Anybody have thoughts on who the likely winner will be? If I had to guess I would say that Soundoff should win, but I am not entirely certain. It sure will be interesting to find out to see how Bank's bol...
by ncuman
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Against the Union AI...in Struggle for a Vast Future mod
Replies: 60
Views: 9170

Unfortunatly, the release of SVF 1.0 (yes I can ;) ) has forced me to leave this AAR as it wouldn't be fully compatable with the new version. But I will do another... :D Thanks for the AAR anyway. Overall the Union AI seemed to be doing a pretty good job. Maybe a couple errors, but if you think abo...
by ncuman
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 55926

Soundoff,
I have noticed that you don;t seem to use much support units (field hospitals, balloons, etc.) Why is that? Do you think that they are more expensive than they are worth? Or is there some other reason?
by ncuman
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 55926

Congratulations on your latest victory at Amherst. While I wouldn't call the victory a death blow for Banks, I think it does put him at a severe disadvantage for at least the rest of the summer. Keep up the good work. I think everyone agrees that this has been a great AAR.
by ncuman
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21337

I think that may well be that. :( The Lee attack was probably all Banks could do but he couldn't carry the day... I think that it will be a surprise if Banks carries on... I can't see how he can stop Richmond falling and with it his entire Eastern front. It has been very entertaining though. Not ne...
by ncuman
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Promotions
Replies: 27
Views: 5944

Question... I am playing the Grand 1861 campaign as CSA. Not doing to bad but have a question about promoting. CSA General Braxton Bragg is available for promotion. I think he is at 4 or 5 in seniority, and I want to make him a 2 Star Corp commander (he is currently a 1 star). The promote button is...
by ncuman
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 55926

And to those watching now what would you do if you were me? What if Butler is successful? What if supplies do start to get to Florida with Woods still sitting off the coast....what if I'm able to consolidate in the Transmississippi? What if in the east my efforts to strengthen positions happen?.......
by ncuman
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21337

Forgot to mention that this is a new tactic that Banks is trying in Virginia. It will be interesting to see how it works for him.
by ncuman
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21337

So what do you guys think of the recent movements? I like the moves by Soundoff in the West taking Paducah. This puts him in good position to either head south and take Island 10 (what I would do) or else he could combine Foster's Corps and Pope's Corps and make a strong advance on Forts Donelson a...
by ncuman
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: general strategy playing Union 1961 campaigns...
Replies: 31
Views: 5312

This is all great advice, but there is a couple things extra that should be added. 1. Try to have one sharpshooter unit in every division or as many divisions as possible. This gives your divisions the advantage of firing first. 2. Perhaps it is a personal style, but I am a big believer in artillery...
by ncuman
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Mixed brigades
Replies: 76
Views: 12257

Getting (sort of) back on topic, does anyone know why this game originally went with the apparently unhistorical mixed brigades in the first place? Honestly I prefer keeping things the way they are because as others stated it maked things more logistically convenient to have mixed brigades, but I am...
by ncuman
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Mixed brigades
Replies: 76
Views: 12257

December 1863, and I have sort of exhausted my supply of "pure" infantry brigades. I am now left with a huge amount of more or less mixed brigades. Some are two infantry, one cavalry; some two infantry, one artillery; and those I can use to build divisions, at least together with others. But some a...
by ncuman
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 55926

Hi ncuman, Many thanks for the kind words and glad that you are enjoying Bank's and my AARs. Lets hope we can continue to keep you and any other readers entertained for a bit longer. As to why I'm committed to promoting Little Mac. Well its like this. I'm a darned cussed sort of a fella, very long ...
by ncuman
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 55926

First of all, let me say that your aar has been very informative and a fun read. Learning the importance of ZOC is priceless. Thank you very much for the time you are putting into this for our benefit. However, I am a little confused that you are going out of your way to give Little Mac an army comm...
by ncuman
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Cotton Embargo reports morale/VP loss
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Since it's the projected total, it makes it look like you're ending your turn losing VP and NM. The actual VP and NM display will show the correct amount next turn, but the projection screen give you the impression you're losing them. +1 I noticed that a while back and thought it was wierd too. How...
by ncuman
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Robert E. Lee
Replies: 31
Views: 8355

In evaluating this dispute, most people ignore the maxim that amatuers study tactics, professionals study logistics. In the Civil War, losses from desertions and deaths dwarfed losses in battles. Lee's army declined in the end not so much due to losses in battle, a few key commanders aside, but ina...
by ncuman
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 16238

Grey, I need clarification on a couple things. 1. You said that currently the number of units that needs to threaten Richmond is 10 units. By units I assume you mean regiments for infantry/cavalry or batteries for artillery. Is my understanding correct? 2. You say you want to change the Richmond eve...
by ncuman
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Totally new player questions
Replies: 134
Views: 22168

Major Dilemma, I think you are overthinking things. I suppose one could mess around to come up with the best "command point efficiency" for forming divisions. The problem is that the point of forming divisions is to fight (and hopefully win) against your opponent. So rather than forming divisions wi...
by ncuman
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: A few things
Replies: 45
Views: 7172

Sure I am willing to play a PBEM. You want to host? One thing though is I have never played a PBEM before. So we will see what kind of challenge I am to play against. Mind if I play as the Union?
by ncuman
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: A couple questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4723

Art99, I can understand your frustration at the game. It is a very complicated game. The problem is that the game is not designed for you to build large armies right away. You won't be able to build up 100,000 men armies until late 1862 at the earliest. But the good side is that your enemy will have...
by ncuman
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Possible Mistake?
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Possible Mistake?

I noticed that when I build 20 lb artillery in Illinois the computer will name the unit 1st WI Hvy, Bty. A or whatever. Is there some historical reason that the units are named like the came from Wisconsin even though they were raised in Illinois? Or was it a programming mistake? And yes I am using ...

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