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by vorkosigan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Opponent Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Opponent Wanted

Scenario:

* Full Campaign w/KY, 1.17 version.

Settings:

* Historical Attrition
* Medium Battle Delay

House Rules etc.: Open to suggestions

PM me if interested.
by vorkosigan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: To Arms: WW1G Beginner looking forward to 1v1 match
Replies: 0
Views: 630

To Arms: WW1G Beginner looking forward to 1v1 match

If anybody is interested, please, PM me.
by vorkosigan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: The Year of the Four Emperors - no balance at all
Replies: 24
Views: 5026

Well spoken! Exactly my point. The ultimate goal of any wannabe emperor during this time was and must be Italia and Rome - as of now that is not reflected in the VP distribution. I totally agree. The historical goal of Vespasian was to become an Emperor... of the whole thing, not just the richest. ...
by vorkosigan
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Marius vs. Sulla and Strategy Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 17765

Yeah Koning, you are probably right. Even to concede Italy for a year or two while dealing with Spain would still probably spell defeat for the Populares. Also, in my euphoria I was forgetting something very important. The Populares initially do not have the transport capacity to move a large force...
by vorkosigan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Marius vs. Sulla and Strategy Guide
Replies: 60
Views: 17765

This is a quite hard scenario to play as the Populares vs. the AI. Against human players, the story might indeed be different. Against the AI - with detection bonus, extra time, all behaviors enabled and at Centurion level - I'm finding the bloody thing to be pretty tough. A few thoughts on my ongoi...
by vorkosigan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: AJE Preorder
Replies: 174
Views: 39679

Bargain bin promotions are mostly interesting for digital platforms that will attract (may I say lure?) people in buying games they will often not play in the end. But for a development studio, sells incoming one year after the release of their product is too late to influence positively they survi...
by vorkosigan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: AJE History club / Discussions historiques sur les Romains
Topic: livres historiques
Replies: 29
Views: 23183

For people looking to a general, short and affordable introduction to the subject of Ancient Warfare I think I can recommend this one: Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction Harry Sidebottom Oxford University Press, 2004 Here you can find a review of the book: http://www.michiganwarstudiesreview...
by vorkosigan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Supplies in the time of Romans
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

I've been reading over the years more about military history of the Roman Republic and Empire than civil history. That thing you write about the public grain distribution system is quite interesting. Regarding supply wagons. From my experience with AGEOD games, players will tend to build a lot of su...
by vorkosigan
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Spanish forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

+1
by vorkosigan
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Cuartel General "AJE: Alea Jacta Est"
Topic: Intercambio de ideas y impresiones
Replies: 444
Views: 67358

Laruku wrote:Que estará al comienzo del día 19... si la cierva de Sertorio lo quiere. :)


Me pregunto si los que estamos en Australia lo recibiremos antes. A fin de cuentas, vivimos en el "futuro"...
by vorkosigan
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Supplies in the time of Romans
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

This is a quite controversial and therefore interesting topic :) A few sources for those interested: The Logistics of the Roman Army At War (264 BC - 235 AD) J. P. Roth Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars P. Erdkamp Both are from the late 90's, and that I think is ...
by vorkosigan
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: PBEM after release. Anyone willing to play?
Replies: 16
Views: 3138

PBEM in this setting will be extremely interesting :)
by vorkosigan
Tue May 19, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

Baaaahhh... you complain about "Shoemaker", but only spaniards got who these people were. :siffle: :D I wasn't complaining at all, I personally think he's doing a good job. But all that unfounded optimism... sounds a bit like the French in August'14 thinking that red-and-blue uniforms and frontal c...
by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

Perhaps that the forecasts of our PM about getting soon out of the recession will be right after all? :bonk:
by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

Remembered his face from a portrait in this book... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crimean-War-Clash-Empires/dp/1862272387/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242405306&sr=1-17 which I found a bit curious: it was quite caustic when discussing the abilities of certain characters who played a part in the Crimea...
by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

1 - Lieutnant Colonel Eduard Totleben, Engineer in charge of assiting Admirals Kornilov and Nakhimov during the Siege of Sevastopol

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by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

8 - Field Marshal Iwao Oyama, CO of the Imperial Japanese Army deployed at Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War

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by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

Not sure about this one:

7 - General Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, successor of von Steinmetz at the command of I. Armee.
by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

6 - General Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz, commander of I Armee. Noted for wasting his troops badly at Gravelotte, got a golden retirement as a reward.

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by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

His biography is quite interesting: he was offered the throne of Greece, commander of the Imperial Guard who refused to commit it to battle at Gravelotte, shot himself and was lucky (or unlucky) enough to survive it... Not to mention the cadre of French mathematicians publishing several papers under...
by vorkosigan
Fri May 15, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: VGN Military leaders: Who is who?
Replies: 42
Views: 16021

3 - General Charles Denis Bourbaki

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by vorkosigan
Thu May 14, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Reading List
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Age of Empire: 1875-1914 by Eric Hobsbawm for an outstanding synthesis of economic and social history of the period (through an unapologetically Marxist stance).
by vorkosigan
Wed May 06, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: battle resolution
Replies: 39
Views: 10573

With more control you really eliminate the issues of poor leadership, or awesome leadership, as you now take the role of Robert E Lee and George B McClellan. Very few players will play like McClellan, so the Union will win in the first few battles (one of the reasons why AACW is good, because you a...
by vorkosigan
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: about Colony
Replies: 7
Views: 3320

I don't visit very often these forums, and today I just found out the answer to one post of mine recalling the - interesting & relevant - mechanics of Pax Britannica: philippe thibaut and I at least (don't know for Pocus and others) have known and practised this game since long, as we did for SSI "i...
by vorkosigan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 226636

Last weekend I took part (and finished after 15 hours) a Pax Britannica (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1209) game... plenty of nice ideas of diplomacy mechanics in that game.
by vorkosigan
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: How It Works
Replies: 98
Views: 75208

Some simple questions about the interface... (game patched to 1.05A, official came out while at work). * How do I create detachments? I have gone through the Tutorial #2 and it was an exercise in frustration... Instructions seemed pretty clear: just drag & drop the unit you want to detach from the m...

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