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by Major Tom
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Boardgame Central
Topic: Boardgame Geek
Replies: 3
Views: 18264

Boardgame Geek

As a collector of vintage board and card games, I think this site is the best boardgame site on the Web -- http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

The front page is a complete mess, but the real strength of the site is a very complete and detailed searchable database of board and card games.
by Major Tom
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: ZOC: The Untold Story
Replies: 51
Views: 12358

1. Wiki need to have better links and "advertising" (not later than last week, a friend told me the better way for him to find the AACW-WIKI link is still to look randomly in the forums to see a user who got the link inside it's signature...). The Wiki is advertised and linked to in a sticky post a...
by Major Tom
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: ZOC: The Untold Story
Replies: 51
Views: 12358

Gray_Lensman wrote:Get back to me in a couple of months with a progress report. :D


That's cold. :laugh:
by Major Tom
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Couple quick Q's
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Hi, GraniteStater. I suggest you read the Supply article in the Wiki, here: http://ageod.nsen.ch/aacwwiki/Supply and the detailed supply thread here http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?p=132957 * Keep a wagon with your formations. If you get more than one (1) region away from a static supply s...
by Major Tom
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: ZOC: The Untold Story
Replies: 51
Views: 12358

The Wiki's great, but it's still nice for peoiple to have easy access to the entire thread and all of the discussion. I think it makes sense to have a single sticky thread that consists of links to the most useful informational threads in the forum. One problem with the Wiki is that it won't let you...
by Major Tom
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Intellitips
Replies: 47
Views: 20954

Excellent post, Skywest. I learned a few things.
by Major Tom
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Agony of Embarking
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Sorry, I personally am not interested in a job done half way, but then again, thats the purpose of MODs... to placate those who want to experiment. Hopefully, we'll get some official support to make these issues go away and then the 4 turns per month campaign scenario can be made into a workable re...
by Major Tom
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: A Warning for CSA General Supply.
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Very interesting. Good catch!
by Major Tom
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Defender retreats and forts
Replies: 61
Views: 8782

Several months back there was a discussion beteen me and Pocus concerning entrenchement levels and how they are currently implemented in the game. Nothing has come of it yet for AACW, but the idea was to tie the entrenchment level to the region itself with the build rate affected by the size of the...
by Major Tom
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Defender retreats and forts
Replies: 61
Views: 8782

Putting a militia dug in for the attackers to fall back on and get entrenchment again is impossibly 'gamey'. I have to disagree. Yes, it does seem pretty "gamey" to leave a single militia element to hold entranchments open to retreat into. But, if you don't leave that militia element the entrenchme...
by Major Tom
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 112531

Congratulations to all of you. True gentlemen, every one.

And to Aphrodite for having this brilliant and fun idea ... :thumbsup:

Also...I can't tell if you're still waiting for a second and third vote for Dixicrat's commendation. If so, I will gladly provide +1.
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Very long load time?
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

I'll try the Windows key. Thanks for the tip. If I alt-tab while playing, I get a split-second glimpse of the desktop before instnatly returning to the game. I was thinking maybe I don't have enough free memory, or whatever the appropriate techie term is.
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Very long load time?
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

arsan wrote:At least on my PC, AACW alt-tabs flawlessly while loading and playing :coeurs:


Interesting. I'll have to try that. I can't alt-tab while playing, only from the main menu. Haven't tried while loading.
by Major Tom
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Promotions
Replies: 27
Views: 5367

Even worse, it looks like you have to do the promotion in the turn on which it applies. I have just won a major battle and had three officers in a Corps up for promotion - I decided to leave it until the final fight was resolved rather than disorganise the Corps that turn. This turn they are no lon...
by Major Tom
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

I think Pocus means that as you cannot create a "port" during game, the supply system just considers any coastal region as having some place along their coast where ships can anchor and send supplies to land units. Not a proper harbor (like the one shown on map) but a minor "anchorage" place where ...
by Major Tom
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

Pocus - I'll try to send the saved game tonight or this weekend, but your comment about "anchorage" might be the key to the problem. I'm not sure what you mean by "dynamic creation of an anchorage." Does the region with the coastal depot have to have an anchorage to receive ocean supply, and if so, ...
by Major Tom
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Grouping Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Banks - Good point about marching to the guns - somehting a corps can do but an independent division can't. Given that, yes i can see the value in a cavalry corps. Also, given their fast move, I guess they can march to the guns faster than a mixed corps. I've just never made a cavalry corps because ...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Grouping Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

In the East Coast '62 scenario, E. P. Alexander starts out in control of most of the artillery in Virginia. What is the purpose of this? Does artillery work better concentrated this way? Thanks. I haven't played the scenario, but in general, no, you don't want to concentrate your artillery. You cer...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Grouping Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

What is an effective grouping under an officer? I've tried to keep every division, and thus every corps, grouped with a good variety of units. For instance, my average division consists of several infantry groups, a sharpshooter unit, a cavalry unit or two, and an artillery unit or two. I am curiou...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

As far as I know...to receive sea supply...any depot WOULD definitely need a harbor. At least that's what common sense tells me. If the ships don't have a Harbor to park in...it's hard to move supplies to and fro. Well, that certainly makes sense, and it's what I would have expected if I had not se...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Web-based video demos
Replies: 26
Views: 4197

Beautiful. Excellent job.
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

I guess we'll wait for Pocus to enlighten us. I was under the impression that you had to have a harbor in order to receive sea supply. Pocus' statement is pretty unambiguous. But... it looks like it's also pretty wrong. I just ran a test, building a coastal depot in Florida and parking a division o...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 56269

When one of my Commanders becomes promotable I just go ahead and promote him, regardless of his senority. Does this have any long term affects or does it just temporarily anger those who are senior to him? I say if he earned it in battle, then he deserves the promotion. In some cases you can lose N...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is the PEGI rating system a suitable way of rating games?
Replies: 26
Views: 5829

Aphrodite Mae wrote:"Meh, when you quöte, make surrre tuu ät leest quotte corräctly..."

Wow! :w00t: Is that Norwegian?!

On a different matter...
Why does "Mum" suspiciously sound like... Jasta? :sherlock:

Just kinda wonderin'...


Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

Harbors and depots are 2 entirely different stuctures. Depots of course, pull in supply, but if in a coastal region without a harbor, they will not pull supply via the naval supply routines. You would need both. Gray - here's the relevant quote from Pocus: Supply by sea is completely different, don...
by Major Tom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Union Commanders
Replies: 34
Views: 7361

Thanks again. It's great to have this current info.
by Major Tom
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

Thanks, Pocus - That's all in the article, but I think you are correct that with all the extra info the article became so long that this obvious and important point may be lost. I've made some Wiki edits that should fix this -- I moved the "Effects of Supply" section from the bottom to the top of th...
by Major Tom
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Union Commanders
Replies: 34
Views: 7361

Thanks so much for this, Burns!

I have been thinking about doing this myself for a long time, but was daunted by the amount of work required.

I think I'll be shamelessly exploiting company resources at work tomorrow. I want ahard copy. In color. :thumbsup:
by Major Tom
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply help please
Replies: 103
Views: 18135

I have completely rewrritten my supply distribution description in post #25 of this thread, here: http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?p=132957 I have updated the Wiki article on Supply based on my article in this thread at post #25. Wiki page: http://ageod.nsen.ch/aacwwiki/Supply I've include...
by Major Tom
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Web-based video demos
Replies: 26
Views: 4197

I think this is a great idea. Now if we could just find some volunteers.

/ looks around and slowly backs out of the room...

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