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by John Sedgwick
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Royalist victory vs Athena
Replies: 2
Views: 11494

Royalist victory vs Athena

http://i68.tinypic.com/2i2hxi.jpg Save your congratulations, I don't deserve them—it was a Minor Victory on points, and that after many unsuccessful starts, switching AI from Colonel to Lieutenant and from Hard to Normal Activation Bonus and, in this game, reversing bad outcomes on two occasions. I...
by John Sedgwick
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Best scenario for balanced PBEM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4860

Thanks, ERISS; I am coming around to similar conclusions. Eastern Whites have less offensive oomph than Western but more staying power in the long run, so should favour the defense, while the Western Whites have a lot more punch early on. But my idea of winning is taking Moscow (and not recognizing ...
by John Sedgwick
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Best scenario for balanced PBEM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4860

I still can't pull off a viable Eastern White strategy (possibly because I'm playing against myself) - it seems close cooperation between Eastern and Western White factions is the key to victory, which makes sense. Do most people play with activation off, as the manual recommends? I always played wi...
by John Sedgwick
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Help to improve RUS
Topic: Rail pool icon not reflecting used transport capacity
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

I've learned this bug only affects the hotkey Shift-R - if I click on 'Move by rail' in the UI the rail pool updates correctly.
by John Sedgwick
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: RUS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Game crashes when zooming out
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

I feel I should add, it only happens the very first time I start a game. When I go back in and load the same game, it seems to work fine.
by John Sedgwick
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Help to improve RUS
Topic: Rail pool icon not reflecting used transport capacity
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Rail pool icon not reflecting used transport capacity

When I load troops on trains, this is not reflected in the rail pool icon at the top of the screen. Conscripts and war supplies go down when I order new units/replacements, but the rail pool does not update to reflect used capacity, which is frustrating. It would also be handy if the tooltip showed ...
by John Sedgwick
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: RUS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Game crashes when zooming out
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Game crashes when zooming out

Whenever I start a new game, I get a CTD when I zoom out using the mouse scroll wheel. I always switch to military control map mode first, not sure if that has anything to do with it. I'm playing the steam version of RUS Gold 1.01c on Windows 8.1 64bit (6.3, build 9600), AMD A-10 5800K APU, AMD Rade...
by John Sedgwick
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Best scenario for balanced PBEM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4860

Cool, thanks for the replies, guys! It sounds like most people play the GC, so I guess I'll practice for that. Playing the Western Whites does get a bit claustrophobic when a Red player focuses on them early, so I suppose I shouldn't feel so bad for doing poorly with them my first couple tries again...
by John Sedgwick
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Best scenario for balanced PBEM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4860

Best scenario for balanced PBEM?

I seem to recall people saying that the Grand Campaign was almost impossible for a Red player to win against a competent White player(s) (which didn't stop me from getting my butt kicked my first couple tries in PBEM). Is this still the case in the Gold version? The Short Campaign ("Red Spring", May...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The Eagle needs you! Help us finding a good name for our upcoming game!
Replies: 63
Views: 16249

Here are my suggestions Revolution Under Siege ... wait, no, that's already taken :neener: La Grande Armée The Tricolour Rising or The Tricolour Over Europe or the Eagle and the Tricolour or somesuch Napoleon Ascendant Napoleon's Revolution , possibly subtitled: The Crown in the Gutter ...or the ver...
by John Sedgwick
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Naval Leaders in the Blockade Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

They might give you an advantage in combat/retreat rolls if they are intercepted (especially if they have the blockade runner ability), but in terms of resources, I don't think they add anything to the amount of money and war supplies coming in. I would keep blockade runners separated, in passive po...
by John Sedgwick
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: McClellan not given command of the AotP?
Replies: 6
Views: 6976

McClellan not given command of the AotP?

Why isn't George McClellan put in command of the Army of the Potomac by event as he was in AACW? The event appears to be more or less the same, except that he is not automatically promoted, and of course there is no incentive to do so manually. Is this WAD? I am using the latest public beta, 1.05 RC9.
by John Sedgwick
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Athena seems to suck at defending Richmond
Replies: 12
Views: 3382

Yes, that was a weird way to phrase it. Heh, that's a good analogy. The AI really is hopeless at the moment, much worse than in AACW, and even then I had to play the CSA in the 1864 scenario before I was even remotely challenged by the AI. My first time out of the gate with CW2, I annihilated the C...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Armies retreat to regions with 0% MC? Or too difficult to destroy entire stacks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

I should probably add, this is based on my experience with encirclements in AACW - perhaps they made it harder in CW2, but I would expect the same general principles apply. Forces in adjacent regions will not always prevent retreat, but if total destruction is your aim, it is necessary to have at le...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Armies retreat to regions with 0% MC? Or too difficult to destroy entire stacks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

I believe it is WAD, yes. It is very difficult to destroy entire stacks, which is as it should be - it's hard to pull off a kesselschlacht without panzers, but it is by no means impossible - I've pulled it off a number of times against the AI and a couple times against human opponents, but it takes ...
by John Sedgwick
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Seeking Rebel Opponent
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Seeking Rebel Opponent

Looking for a patient opponent - I can't promise daily turns, but hopefully ever other day or so. Playing current release candidate (RC9) - historical settings, medium delay, activation penalty with chance of immobilization - however these are negotiable along with any house rules you may wish to ad...
by John Sedgwick
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Russian Beginner Help
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

How does the Hoffman event work exactly? Is the card played on one turn and then IVAN is locked down for the next turn? I'm the CP and I don't see any locked down units on Ivan's part at all? This is a PBEM. Well this is probably too late to be helpful in your PBEM, but yes, all Russian stacks on G...
by John Sedgwick
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Russian Beginner Help
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

Yes, as Durk indicated, the Revolution is by no means inevitable - just, you know, don't lose basically. Easy enough against the AI, but unfortunately I haven't yet had the opportunity to try it out against a human opponent. As Merlin said, militia have their uses in the frontline as "filler" troops...
by John Sedgwick
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Russian Beginner Help
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

I like playing the EE because the field is wide open for manoeuvre warfare and the quantity-over-quality aspect presents some unique challenges and of course a quality all its own. The major drawbacks for me are the lack of diplomatic influence and limited naval options, and the fact that the AI doe...
by John Sedgwick
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Russian Beginner Help
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

1) Don't worry too much about Germany, France should be in no immediate danger of collapse. Austria is the weakest link, focus on her. 2) Linking up with Serbia might be a long term goal, sure. If Austria is focused on them, press hard on Galicia until you control the plains up to the Carpathians, t...
by John Sedgwick
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: Missing Leader Portraits
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

I almost forgot about these... I never got very far with this project, and with a new job and a newborn baby, don't know if and when I ever will. Anyway, here are the portraits I did finish, along with a blank template.
by John Sedgwick
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Opening moves in the East
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

The Berlin plan is probably the best in terms of activated areas, but I'd be prepared to abandon the Polish salient west of Warsaw if the CP player attempts to cut it off in a massive pincers movement. Austria is the weak link, as others have suggested - it's relatively easy to outflank advances on ...
by John Sedgwick
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Planes Inside Structures
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Ah, thanks Red Baron. I thought I'd seen it in a tooltip somewhere once upon a time, but couldn't remember where.
by John Sedgwick
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Planes Inside Structures
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Huh, I did not know that - makes sense, and I figured it was something like that, but I couldn't find anything about it in the manual. Thanks, ohms_law.

Is there a way to see a structure's available capacity in-game?
by John Sedgwick
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Planes Inside Structures
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

You'll also impact overcapacity on all combats units in case of a battle. So that's not a great tactical decision. I don't understand - I often put air units in fortresses for their command and artillery bonuses - are you saying besieged units will actually perform worse in combat despite the advan...
by John Sedgwick
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: Missing Leader Portraits
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

wow great. looks like the original style. i thought they are hand made (according to photographs) or there is some process to make this from photo? They are hand made from existing photographs, yes. I'm using the artist's workflow that PhilThib mentioned above - if you'd like to pitch in, you can P...
by John Sedgwick
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: multiplayer EAW is a blast
Replies: 33
Views: 4338

Ah, the alternative history debate again. :cool: I've seen some real blood shed in discussions like this on other boards and for what? Sure, it's a lot of fun to speculate what might have happened if, but somebody always has to go and stop the fun by taking it all too seriously. The soon as you ope...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: Missing Leader Portraits
Replies: 18
Views: 4533

Hi Ganbatte, The portraits look good in game, they show up in the battle summary now and everywhere else. You only need to delete the Models.Cached file in EAW/GameData/Models, shouldn't crash the game, dunno about older saves though. Haven't had much time to work on them so it's slow going, but her...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: multiplayer EAW is a blast
Replies: 33
Views: 4338

...If the Germans manage to make a good dash to Paris in the first two months (4 turns), the chances are very high of actually winning the game. Of course this applies if the player has chosen the historical war plan cause all the other are mixing the cards. :) That's good, the first few turns shou...
by John Sedgwick
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Passive posture benefit for second line units?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

What Kensai said. It increases the chances of retreat before battle but gives a combat penalty otherwise, so it's risky near the front, but I constantly use it for small cavalry raids/patrols, and to separate damaged units into structures for speedy recovery. I also set units under construction to p...

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