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by Captain_Orso
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: How great was the southern qualitative advantage over the north?

I think the greatest difference between the Federals and Confederates was that the Rebels believed they had every right to leave the Union and even those Southerners who didn't give a hoot about slavery, slaves were a wealthy man's subject, felt they were fighting for their homeland. Northerners wer...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Support Elements (like Army HQs)
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Support Elements (like Army HQs)

As their icon tool-tip states, they affect the stack they are in.
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: CW2 Excel Database
Replies: 41
Views: 9524

Re: CW2 Excel Database

First off, the link to the CW2 database files in Official Files for modding does not match the link in Post#1 of this thread. In fact, without having tested every single link in Official Files for modding , I haven't found a single one that works :( I was putting a tutorial together on how to mod un...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How do I edit generals' skills and traits?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: How do I edit generals' skills and traits?

I was just putting a short tutorial together and discovered a problem with the datebase files, which is too complex to describe here.

When I've found some clarity, I'll put a short tutorial together.
by Captain_Orso
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How do I edit generals' skills and traits?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: How do I edit generals' skills and traits?

Just how many leaders are you intending on modding?
by Captain_Orso
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question about brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Question about brigades

Am I right in saying that in the 1861 full theatre campaign, There are two full campaigns (two theaters campaigns), the April '61 Full Campaign, and the July '61 Full Campaign. Mississippi, for example, only has 4 brigades (Baldwin's, Featherston's, TM. Jones', and Statham's) available for the enti...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Hold at all costs
Replies: 19
Views: 255

Re: Hold at all costs

Ace, if I understand correctly, your defending force retreated from the battle. If your force has retreated from battle, and it is now in PP (Passive Posture) then it has no further influence on the battle outcome. Thus, even if your force has not yet left the region, because of the day the battle o...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: PP Bombardement n No Loss Report
Replies: 0
Views: 100

PP Bombardement n No Loss Report

I setup a small scenario at patch level 1.6.3 and tested units in the Island #10 Redoubt in PP (Passive Posture) bombarding a passing fleet. Units in PP, even if inside a fort or redoubt should not bombard. They did however. Also, only the number of hits are being reported, but lost vessels are not....
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Theater campaigns?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Theater campaigns?

If you're just starting out, the one year theater scenarios might be a good jumping off point if you don't want to take the head long dive into the cold water of the full campaigns. The advantage would be having half the map to pay attention to while still having enough to get nearly everything unde...
by Captain_Orso
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Theater campaigns?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Theater campaigns?

Hi Morelyn and welcome to the forum :hat: excluding DLC there is the Western Campaign which isn't the entire war in the west, but starts in Late Feb. '62 and runs 24 turns until late Feb. '63, and Sibley's New Mexico Campaign, which is only the Far West and goes from early Jan. '62 until early Feb. ...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question about brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Question about brigades

Barksdale's Bde. is a unit generated per an event. The Unit definitions are set up so that all brigade units associated with the same state share a single set of Unit Names, regardless of the size of the brigade. Using Alabama as an example, AL has 3 different types of brigades, Inf-Inf-Art-Cav, Inf...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question about brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Question about brigades

Brigades are allocated to your build-pools through events, which IIRC are complete about mid-'61. The pools can be associated with a home state, or an home area such as Mid-Atlantic or Deep-South, which determine where the units may be built. There are also a few pools which are unrestricted by home...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Can't change game resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Can't change game resolution

Try running AGESettings.exe with admin privileges.
by Captain_Orso
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Ottoman Stacks have Disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Ottoman Stacks have Disappeared

EURICA!! :D There's an error in 'GC1805_MonarchEvents.sct' StartEvent = evt_nam_TUR_Mustafa4_Sultan1807|1|0|NULL|NULL|$Constantinople|NULL Conditions MinDate = 1807/05/29 MaxDate = 1808/07/28 Probability = 100 Actions ChangeFacMorale = 10 ChgVPCount = 100 AddRulerToFac = $ruler_TUR_Mustafa4;0 Select...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Cannot use Land Mine here, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Cannot use Land Mine here, why?

I'm saying that there is NO exploit, and used the example of how it would be if there were one, to demonstrate how illogical it would be. I believe the siege check occurs at the end of the turn, after all movement etc. This is supported by the fact that at the start of the next turn, when you are lo...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Officers and Generals
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Officers and Generals

Seems legit... :p
by Captain_Orso
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Confederate Seniority + Army Command Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Confederate Seniority + Army Command Problem

Hmmm... this is an issue I've never seen before. The tool-tip messages obviously are incorrect in that R.E.Lee has a higher seniority than both Polk and Beauregard. Maybe, just maybe, it has to do with your having dropping Lee into Beauregard's stack. I would have expected him to automatically be pu...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Ottoman Stacks have Disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Ottoman Stacks have Disappeared

I would especially need the script files: '..\My Games\CivilWarII\CW2\Scripts\ScriptReportxxxx.txt', where 'xxxx' are four digits, and its date and time correspond to the date and time when the turn was executed which caused the TUR units to disappeared and '..\My Games\CivilWarII\CW2\Scripts\Script...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Officers and Generals
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Officers and Generals

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by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Officers and Generals
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Officers and Generals

GF what you are talking about is the leaders in the stack. What LT is talking about are the so-called FlavorNames. These used to be defined in the element models, and displayed in the element detail window in AACW, but for whatever reason they were forgotten in CW2, and dropped from the model files....
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Foreign Intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Foreign Intervention

Have you read the events?
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gathering Intel
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Gathering Intel

If you start with the movement-type of the element model, you then can factor in (right off the top of my head): current cohesion (will change during the turn) terrain being entered weather (can change in the coming turn during execution) leadership (abilities) Command Points of stack Command Points...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Gathering Intel
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Gathering Intel

The important thing is, will/could YOUR unit accidentally enter a region with an enemy force. The actual cost of entering a region is dependent on so many factors, each having a larger or smaller affect on the actual movement, that it would be impossible to tally up into a simple table. Besides, the...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Foreign Intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Foreign Intervention

IIRC it's a matter of luck to escalate the Trent Affair.

But I don't think the Trent Affair is the end-all-be-all trigger. It's just one of many. The boycott of Cotton sales is at least as important, and something the CS player can actively do.
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Army Commander Bonuses?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Army Commander Bonuses?

Haha! I like that description. Well said :thumbsup:
by Captain_Orso
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Database of Generals
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Database of Generals

Yes, but not all leaders are generated through those files.

You can also simply look at the games event files. No need to download the spreadsheets.
by Captain_Orso
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Database of Generals
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Database of Generals

I think what JBE is talking about are these two PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/faebdah0s9807ij/AACW%20Confederate%20Generals%20List%201.15.pdf?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i30gls4d62u2ejc/AACW%20Union%20Generals%20List%201.15.pdf?dl=0 They are not 100% up-to-date, but as far as prominent leaders g...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Bug with Ottoman Empire Reform event
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Bug with Ottoman Empire Reform event

The evt_nam_TUR_Mustafa4_Sultan1807 event looks simply and straightforward enough, and I can't see an error in it. The only unit it should remove is 'Sultan Selim III' (ldr_TUR_Selim4). But looking at the <F1> unit list one can see that the only Turk unit in the game is 'Sultan Mustafa IV'. I would ...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Big Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Big Problem

Don't forget to re-patch Windows and then do your backups again ;)
by Captain_Orso
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Cannot use Land Mine here, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Cannot use Land Mine here, why?

Hi, After reviewing the CSA position, the arty advantage didnt explain my inability to gain breaches. I had 3 field guns and 2 siege mortars while they had 2 field guns. There were some recent CSA attempts to escape via the Mississippi (which ended very badly for them) so they could have shipped so...

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