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by Maqver
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: deep enemy assaults!
Replies: 92
Views: 15592

While I don't think the game, as it stands atm, realistically portrays deep raids and assaults, we can not deny that they happened on both sides; Forrest, Mosby, Stuarts rides, etc. for the south, and Grierson(sp) plus others for the north. That might be one of the solutions: all raids - the ones t...
by Maqver
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 94605

This might not be the right palce ofr this (I'm not sure what the protocol is for commenting on AAR's) but...


I guess that would be up to the AARers but I think it is immensely helpful to players old and new to have this kind of color commentary/analysis accompany the play by play.
by Maqver
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Thinking about buying
Replies: 23
Views: 5459

As a gamer, I prefer the full campaign possibilities available in AACW, but something about the NCP era and aura really captures me. It's too bad that some recent modding work didn't pan out. Are there plans to import the more recent improvements of WIA and AACW into NCP? Yeah, I am with you. I lov...
by Maqver
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

There is the possibility to accommodate both sides I believe. We are discussing the matter within the team. Clearly some of you just want bug fixes (and possibly only minor edits for the rest) while others are eager to have the game constantly polished even with new major features, concepts and cha...
by Maqver
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

Quote: Originally Posted by Mangudai Good point. I was implicitly referring to white men. I think reconstruction did contribute to racial hatred. In times when racial superiority was unquestionable, the hate was less. Men like Washington, Jefferson, Lee, etc were gentlemen. When racial equality cam...
by Maqver
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

Hopefully it will be based on units. Trying to fulfill that objective will be hard enough with negative 35 due to activation in addition to the negatives compiled by CP penalties.
by Maqver
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

My hope is that it can be adjusted to take elements into account rather than units, given the huge range in size differences between units and because it just doesn't seem right to me that breaking up your divisions should make you better able to suit the requirements Will the 1862 Threaten Richmon...
by Maqver
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Another GC possible? Roles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Newspaper. Text of time.

Ouch. :neener:
by Maqver
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

Wow. I hope you don't consider any of the discussion around this as a borderline flame war. People have been voicing pro's and cons in a reasonable manner I thought. In a game changing decision like this it is always better to have discussion and transparency even if contentious. The points of view,...
by Maqver
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

Trouble is Andrew given that the early Union commanders have such poor stats hitting them again by forcing them to fight with probably a huge penalty because the commanders are inactive creates a very big double whammy for the Union player and lets be honest its why most elect to stay put and defen...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Gen. McClellan and what are you suppose to do with him?
Replies: 30
Views: 6923

Send him to Washington to build forts. He was good at fortifications. Before Bull Run it had one fort. Following the battle Washington became the most fortified city in the world with a string of 30(?) forts....it is on the park service page don't remember how many exactly.
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

Very nice case in point. On the surface this appears to be simply about slavery, but what about the rule of law? Is it right and/or legal for the governor of one state to refuse to act on the complaint and request of the governor of another state simply because he refuses to recognize the validity ...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

well, I have only PBEM a few times (twice) as the Union. But I do not sit back and wait. Constant pressure, even if it is a feint, is worth it to keep the rebs spread out so it is harder for them to dig in big armies. One time in an early PBEM, it was in 1862 I think, I hit the exacta and three of ...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

Originally Posted by Maqver I don't see how someone who is a PBEM player, as he mentioned, could not keep up with the latest patch? Asdicus, I am with you. Made my arguments in another thread on same subject. I just don't think it takes into account what occurs in PBEM games. The only assumption th...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New patches / questionable game balance changes
Replies: 102
Views: 16637

I don't see how someone who is a PBEM player, as he mentioned, could not keep up with the latest patch? Asdicus, I am with you. Made my arguments in another thread on same subject. I just don't think it takes into account what occurs in PBEM games. The only assumption that seems to have been conside...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

No matter how many pages of statements indicating total dedication to the "cause" of slavery it should nonetheless be obvious the institution's days were numbered. It was politicized by both sides and those in the south who yet had a vested interest in its perpetuation were naturally outspoken and ...
by Maqver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

Only tyranny will presume to impose its will on those outside its jurisdiction. Well, in the antebellum south, they imposed tyranny on those within their jurisdiction as well. Some individuals were more sovereign than others it seems. The destruction of slavery was a work in progress by its own imp...
by Maqver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD games and you: habits & intents [Poll]
Replies: 62
Views: 16529

For me its only ever PBEM. Computer AI's dont cut it IMO. Also I'm one player at least who is only interested in full campaigns. Thus I have ACCW and enjoy it tremendously but I've steered away from NCP because it has no overarching campaign feature, even though its my favoured period. Ditto. Love ...
by Maqver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

(According to the constitution every individual is sovereign). What happens when one individual attempts to take the sovereignty of another? Either he takes it or authoratative bodies and structures are created to prevent that from happening or....if he believes the authorities are interfering with...
by Maqver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

Then for the North in 61 in the game the trade off of adopting 'sound military objectives' over the ' political necessities' need to be far more severe than they currently are. If this is the case then there needs to be a reasonable chance to make it happen. If there are large southern armies full ...
by Maqver
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

I like to think that the historical political pressures need to be present, as the ACW was the most political of wars the US has ever fought. ACTING historically is one thing, but being subject to the same historical political pressures and potential consequences is another I think. Sound military ...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

OK so you know the South has better generals (history and the game tells you so) but was that known at the outbreak of the REAL Civil War. Did militia turn line infantry that quickly happen in the REAL Civil War? There is a qualitative difference from following a pre-determined battle path and the ...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

I just did an experiment with all three leaders in early Sept 1861. The results are rather surpising since they do not coralate with city size or conscription by region. Early Sept 1861 from 38 conscripts to Boston 45 New York 45 Philly 46 Pittsburgh 46 Baltimore 43 Washington 44 Cincy 46 Indianapo...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: New Artillery Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

http://www.cwartillery.org/aguns.html This is just a link to basic stuff but does contain a nice table of the various types. http://www.cwartillery.org/ws-reg.html This is an interesting link that shows surviving pieces at various battlefields. While not conclusive it does reveal a lot of things go...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

I do the recruiting leaders, though I usually put them in Baltimore, Philly, and Cincinnati, does that make a difference? I thought as long as it was a certain size it didn't matter, but should I put them in the biggest city possible? It does matter. You can check the top of the screen to see how m...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

And yes, I know how to change the mobilization options to get more recruits. I assumed you did. He just probably used this screen and the financial screen more efficiently. Plus he has higher NM and VPs. I don't buy the line brigades either, except in an emergency, I buy almost exclusively militia,...
by Maqver
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: My first PBEM game was an eye opener!
Replies: 87
Views: 14508

Give how close the casualities were, how does the CSA build an army almost twice the size of the Union? And where did the get the steel and production capacity to build all the artillery and the navy? Yup. This has happened to me as well. Ridiculous ain't it? He probably rush built nothing but mili...
by Maqver
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Civil War Historical Accuracy Pre-Patch
Replies: 469
Views: 48409

Your understanding it incorrectly then. The intention is to provide an incentive for the USA player/gamer to move a sizable enough army forward out of their trenches/fortifications to "Threaten Richmond" regardless of whether they attack or not. Fair enough. I appreciate you taking the time to resp...
by Maqver
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Motivations for fighting the ACW
Replies: 116
Views: 21811

Lets be clear. The war was fought to stop the south from secceeding . Well this is certainly true. Slavery was just one of the reasons the south felt the need to secceed. This, not so much. Just read their own words in the link above. While what motivated individuals to fight was one thing...it usu...
by Maqver
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Civil War Historical Accuracy Pre-Patch
Replies: 469
Views: 48409

Since the game has been out for a while, it is much easier to get a handle on correctly designing new events to fix what was overlooked in the initial rush to get it to market. I consider the lack of any motivation for the USA player to initiate any sort of aggressive action in 1862 to be one of th...

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