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by Captain_Orso
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Points to Know
Replies: 154
Views: 32544

Re: Points to Know

Hi Straight Arrow, you might want to add the info found in these of my recent posts. I get kind of tired of having to repeat them :o Controlling a City Union Income - Shipping Lanes - Transports Union Income - Shipping Lanes - Merchantmen VP costs of RGD's - a list of CS Brigs as Blockade Runners, R...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Still Having Problems with VP's
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Still Having Problems with VP's

Yeah, but if you are playing the Union and trying to monitor the Confederacy, you certainly won't get a message for every RGD the CS AI plays. It does seem like something is greatly amiss. Maybe something like Matagorda. I don't recall the details, but if the South holds certain location around Mata...
by Captain_Orso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Still Having Problems with VP's
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Still Having Problems with VP's

There are a bunch of RGD's which cost or earn VP's. Earn: Open Trail: 1 Roads: 3 Create Telegraph: 5 Develop Territory: 5 Cost: Disassemble Industry: 5 Suspend Habeas Corpus: 3 Scorched Earth: 5 Partisans: 5 Muster Unionists: 5 Muster Copperheads: 5 Draft: 15 Requisitions: 1 Plunder: 5 These might b...
by Captain_Orso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Union Economy

Thanks, just wondering if the merchants also have a diminishing effect on the returns so that it may not be wise to add too many transports as there are 9 Union merchants squadrons by 63. Merchantmen are the same as Transports, only you get them through events and/or through options. IIRC buying Tr...
by Captain_Orso
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Blockade System Explained
Replies: 39
Views: 34928

Re: The Blockade System Explained

CS Brigs in the Blockade Boxes are considered Blockade Runners and bring some money and occasionally a WSU per turn. When the Brigs return to port they also are given a bonus of money and/or WSU, but there are dangers involved. Entering and leaving the Blockade Boxes, when Blockade Flotillas and/or ...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Union Economy

I did an analysis of what Transports in the Shipping Box actually bring way back in AACW. I don't think the rules for this have changed in CW2. I only took Transport Squadrons into account, because you can only buy squadrons (2 ships), but I'll refer to them as Transports, because I'm too lazy to wr...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Still Having Problems with VP's
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Still Having Problems with VP's

Hi GF :wavey: I'm gonna have to disagree again :siffle: IIRC, it's the objectives for the Western Campaign that give VP's. Those few city regions are what you have to take and hold. You also don't get VP's for regions where you have 50% MC or less. I don't have access to the game at work, so someone...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery

Gray Fox wrote:https://www.google.com/search?q=toby+keith+aint+as+good+as+i+once+was&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

:)


:mdr: How true... except the girl in the ambulance. She'd have just squeezed the drip bag. You have no idea how lovely 100 psi on a vein feels :blink: :cuit:
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Still Having Problems with VP's
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Still Having Problems with VP's

You're never going to figure out why the South is gaining so many VP's without looking at the South's region list. This might seem a bit provocative, or like cheating, but it depends on what you do with it. I don't think it's cheating to see a list of where your enemy is gaining VP's; YMMV. Simply l...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery

Gray Fox wrote:Hi CO,

I think we both posted that the answer to #1 is No, for the same reasoning.


Hi GF, lol you are right, and I need new glasses :wacko:
by Captain_Orso
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery

I think what you are trying to ask is, if your division has no artillery in it, but you have an artillery division, will the artillery division fill the support slots in frontage. From my understanding, once the size of frontage is determined, the best unit (a division is a unit, and generally you w...
by Captain_Orso
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery

In 1861, some brigades start with missing elements. These only take up the slots in a Division for the elements present. So I would say #1-No and #2-Yes. Hi GF, this is not true. Only present elements are counted for divisions. If a brigade is missing some element, it is simply missing it. For exam...
by Captain_Orso
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WoN current state
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: WoN current state

I'm far from a Napoleonic era expert--I'll leave the historical facts and details to Colonel Marbot & Co.--, but I think giving the player too much control over minor nations would lead directly to their being abused. Comparing with CW2, WON comes out of the gates with a huge map practically ful...
by Captain_Orso
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WoN current state
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: WoN current state

From personal experience gained while testing some aspects of the game, if you run "too many" turns, one after the other, without shutting down the game, you can experience crashes caused by what I think is data corruption. I suggest, after each execution of a turn, quit the game, start th...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Marching to the sound of guns.
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Marching to the sound of guns.

Yes, this. Plus forces reacting to movement by the enemy. Imagine making Jackson's '62 flanking march leading to 2nd Manassas in the game. His corps would be sitting around nearly two weeks while Pope is just staring blankly across the Rappahannock. Being able to spread your corps out, while still b...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Use of artillery
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: Use of artillery

Speaking of, why do brigades contain cav and art regiments in the first place. I thought artillery was handled at divisional level and cav was also not under brigade commander control? Historically in the US brigades were the largest units in the military; armies being organizations and not units. ...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?

Hi breunorgamer and welcome to the forums :hat: The crossed rifles are a bit more complex than that. They show contested control of a city, ei no faction controls the city. To control a city depends partly on the loyalty of the population in the region. - If your faction has >=51% loyalty in the reg...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: CW2 stopped working message
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: CW2 stopped working message

Do you know which file it was?
by Captain_Orso
Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Level 7 entrenchment
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Level 7 entrenchment

There is no trick. This was trench warfare and it will last until after The War To End All Wars. Cut his supplies; starve him out. If you have superior numbers, you can pull off some of your forces to clear out nearby areas, because the enemy will still not have the strength to attack you either. Th...
by Captain_Orso
Thu May 31, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Union Economy

You do not build industry to make money. You build industry to increase the output of a specific product.

If you do not have enough money, raise taxes or issue bonds.
by Captain_Orso
Mon May 28, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Replacements

Yes. That would make better sense to me if I saw a difference in the numbers though lol If an element is replaced, you get a message in the mail box (Message Panel); filter by clicking the icon in the middle with the 3 soldiers. This is where you get messages about new units completing their traini...
by Captain_Orso
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Window Mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 9179

Re: Window Mode?

I don't have multiple monitors, so I have no experience with this, but in borderless mode, you still get a title bar at the top of the game window (as long as your game window is shorter that your monitor's height resolution, which should always be the case), which you can use to drag it to another ...
by Captain_Orso
Sun May 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

Short Summery: If everything is being done correctly, and a Corps Command can still not be created, I'm guessing the running scenario had been corrupted some time during play. Just out of curiosity, search the hst file for '_CorpFormation' (without the apostrophes). You should find: {EventState} Nam...
by Captain_Orso
Wed May 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Training/Upgrading of militia, volunteers & conscripts
Replies: 28
Views: 6670

Re: Training/Upgrading of militia, volunteers & conscripts

Line Infantry have ProgRate 10, not 5. Conscripts have 5, for what ever reason. I'm not sure volunteers having ProgRate 15 is necessarily a bad thing. I'm not even sure why they ought to be different from conscripts or militia or the other way around. Green/raw is green/raw. Actually, if there is a ...
by Captain_Orso
Wed May 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

pgr wrote:Gosh fellas, all the formality... lower case please!

8<


If you only knew ol' friend. I had to edit, because I wrote RPG the first time :mdr:
by Captain_Orso
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Replacements

You mean on the <F2> page? That means that all the replacement chits you purchased of that type in previous turn have been expended to replace missing elements and/or missing hits.
by Captain_Orso
Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

What does the Create Corps Command SO button tool-tip say? Overlapping Army Command Radius is inconsequential. The Corps will belong to the closest Army. I think if both Army Stacks are equal distance, the "first" Army Stack it finds will be chosen, possibly going by the internal stack num...
by Captain_Orso
Mon May 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

Is the leader you are attempting to give Corps Command to within the Command Radius of the Army Commander? Select the Army Stack and press and hold the <Shift> key. A large number of regions will be overlaid in blue indicating the Command Radius of the Army Command. If your ** or *** leader you wish...
by Captain_Orso
Mon May 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Training/Upgrading of militia, volunteers & conscripts
Replies: 28
Views: 6670

Re: Training/Upgrading of militia, volunteers & conscripts

I think the solution is actually in the other direction; not in giving the South more Training Officers, but in reducing the number of Training Officers the Union has. On a side note, McClellan actually did have the authority to form policy to put a greater effort into training the men under his com...
by Captain_Orso
Mon May 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop

I would guess, not too complicated, but too much work. IIUC the devs have to represent the effort to their bosses on the basis of ROI, which would probably be pretty hard to do with a game that has already reached market saturation, and on a point, which most current players are not even aware of. A...

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