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by Captain_Orso
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Civil War III
Replies: 18
Views: 1477

Re: Civil War III

8< • River passages that could seasonally be blocked (shallows - see Red River Campaign), because it affected supplies, , strategies, and tactics greatly It exists in a way, shallow waters can freeze in the winter. One could add a "drought" thing for shallow waters for places like the Red...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Civil War III
Replies: 18
Views: 1477

Re: Civil War III

WHY? Why should Civil War be done a third time? What exactly should be changed, and why? Please, no vague "it's got too many different units", because in really it has too few, nor boi, it would be ef'ing awesome Should a 3rd CW game be striving for more of a simulation simulation feel, or...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Now that WOS is Out...How About WON as 2-Player?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Now that WOS is Out...How About WON as 2-Player?

Of one thing I am 99.5% certain, we will not see a WON with 30 day turns. It would take an immense amount of work to bend the current WON to run on 30 day turns. There are too many things hard coded to turn length, plus so many things in scripts and settings in flat files, plus the entire map is set...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: novice question - destroying infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: novice question - destroying infrastructure

8< 2) You can temporarily destroy railroads. You can neither build them, nor permantenly destroy them. Torn up track will be rebuilt quickly through a variety of methods, including a random chance to repair automatically each turn. Nonetheless, destroying rails that enemy stacks are trying to make ...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

@Captain Orso: Thank you, your advice helped me find the Russian-Swedish conflict but I am unable to find a Borodino scenario/campaign that was mentioned at the start of this thread. Any help you can offer with this? Look in '..\Wars of Napoleon\NGC\Scens\' if you have the file '9 - 1812 Borodino.s...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: novice question - destroying infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: novice question - destroying infrastructure

Setting the history aside, I'm not sure what you are saying about my questions, Capn Orso. That nothing like bridges and roads are destroyable? On the history - I'm sure you're right (of course) because I know very little. But Farragut had 10,000 men? On boats? Correct, you cannot directly influenc...
by Captain_Orso
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Is just playing scenarios - e.g. Borodino any good

It's listed under the Campaign Scenarios, because it is 30 turns long.

Only Scenarios of =< 12 turns are listed under Short Scenarios.
by Captain_Orso
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: novice question - destroying infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: novice question - destroying infrastructure

First off, bridges are not represented in the game, other than perhaps if a rail line spans a river, it might be easier to move across the river somewhat. You can only bombard land-stacks, and only if they are trying to bombard you as well, otherwise it is assumed they are holding off at a safe dist...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Harsh weather units disappear?!
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Harsh weather units disappear?!

Were those units being built? Did they have a lack of supply? I haven't see something like this in ages, and then it was because the unit was being built and there was not enough supply, so they were taking hits from a lack of supply and then from very harsh weather. Over-stacking the city might als...
by Captain_Orso
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

No, it was part of the new retreat rules, in which auto-switch to OP and auto-gain of 5 MC was implemented. Pocus's statement was something along the lines of, if one side has no stacks in OP and the other retreats, there's no reason for the retreating side to leave the region, because it's not bein...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

I cannot find my analysis of targeting stacks :pleure:

I did find one tidbit of information though, which is pretty important. When a stack is forced to retreat, if there are no enemy stacks in the region in OP, the retreating stack will do a "tactical retreat" to within the region.
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

Are these examples all from the same turn execution? The second battle is started by the Union's 2nd Corps. It also states the CS has no stacks in OP. Who started the first battle? If there are numerous Union stacks in the region, from my understanding each could start a battle, in which case, wheth...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

First off, pgr is using some terms incorrectly in describing the situation. A "Battle" is not all the combat taking place within one region during one turn, at least not in game terms. A "Battle" is what occurs when in a region during turn execution: • => 2 warring faction have =...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

Your assumption seems to be, that retreating within the region is causing additional battles. IIRC if a stack instigates a battle, in one region, it cannot instigate a second battle with the same enemy stack in the same region. I would really need to see the turn of the battles to have any chance of...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

I've finally found time to look at the files you provided pgr. I'm still not sure exactly what happened. I only see Ewell with a move plotted, but apparently all Lee's corps were fighting in Carroll against all, or nearly all of Meade's corps, so the moves in the ord file are not the ones you are co...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

Stacks in PP never start battles. I was going to disagree with this but then I decided to do an experiment before I put my foot in my mouth. I do this often myself :) I went with the Gettysburg battle. Indeed, passive stacks do not start battles, and I was able to get Ewell, passive, into Yankee oc...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Military Control
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Military Control

Without the Saves from the turn before the move and the turns until the actual battle, one can only guess what happened and assume that the reports of the situation were 100% correct. I've seen many reports which investigations repute to put much more thought into this. Retreating from a battle befo...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)
Replies: 29
Views: 1922

Re: My opponent is pissed (and i dont blame him)

Stacks in PP never start battles. Movement is...weird. Thought experiment Imagine this real world situation. County A is a level open area, mostly open fields, with no large changes in the height of the landscape nor anything more than a small meandering creek. County B is equally as flat, but mostl...
by Captain_Orso
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Rail lines
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Rail lines

It doesn't. Place a single elements--or more--in the region and give it the repair rail SO. Next turn, if you could pay the cost, the rails in the region will be repaired.
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

Re: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!

Both in their own categories, I guess.

TAB is mostly a question of preference.

UG:CW would have a great potential in PvP, but I've read they're not going to do that, unfortunately.
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Rail lines
Replies: 33
Views: 2223

Re: Rail lines

You need 100 power for 100% certainty. Basically roll a d100 < stack power. A Raider reduces needed power by 50% IIRC.
by Captain_Orso
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

Re: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!

I think you have to play They Are Billions a few times in Survival mode to learn the buildings and what they bring and generally how to use your time wisely. The guides in the Steam Community section of TAB are important, although everybody sometimes has their own opinion and you'll probably only le...
by Captain_Orso
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

Re: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and what are you doing these days thread!

Merry Chris.... *dangit* Happy New Y.... *crap* Happy Three Kings.... *#§%}{* Happy Hump Day!! ... *GAHHHH* :( ;) Good Day!! Everyone! It's 5:30 pm hear, and the sun is down, but in .... somewhere, the sun is just coming up, so I'm going to let the statistical average reign and just say good day to ...
by Captain_Orso
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Crash to Desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: Crash to Desktop

Yes, you can change General.opt manually--in fact all of the .opt files in the Settings folder. You should only manually change opt files where you are sure that it's okay. Changing LogBatch in General.opt is one of those cases. Always make a copy of the original to a safe place where you will be ab...
by Captain_Orso
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Look at Previous .ord file
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Look at Previous .ord file

If you still have the backups, you will have the .hst file. It depends on how far you've gotten on from the turn you want to look at. Basically, this is how you would do that. You create a folder underneath 'C:\Users\your-user\My Documents\My Games\CivilWarII\CW2\Saves' named anything you want, let'...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: British Fleet Questions - Mechanics
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: British Fleet Questions - Mechanics

*gasp* I missed this one. Actually I forgot it :siffle: The Trade and Commerce Boxes work the same way the Shipping Boxes work in CW2, except the Trade Boxes (Circles) are limited in their influence to their respective areas, noted in the tool-tips of each Trade Box. So they allow for moving supplie...
by Captain_Orso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Window Mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Re: Window Mode?

Yes, it can be run in windowed mode. Run AGESetting.exe and set windowed mode and choose with or without window borders. I would suggest using without borders, because with borders it is problematic to move the pointer to outside the window, without forcing the map to scroll, because when the pointe...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Windows screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: Windows screen?

Run the AGESettings.exe program, Screen mode -> Standard, Window Mode, probably Fixed Resolution, with border. Without border can be a PITA at times. Alternatively, if you really wish to, you can manually edit Display.opt in the Settings folder, but you are responsible for doing it correctly, if you...
by Captain_Orso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: How does one find Divisions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: How does one find Divisions?

mmmm curry :neener:
by Captain_Orso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Kentucky Card Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Kentucky Card Pool

That is a RAR archive. You will need an archiving program which understands RAR to unpack it. For example 7-Zip.

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