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by Longshanks
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Activity? Is the game dead?
Replies: 23
Views: 5532

On my part, just taking a break to deal with Real Life (c)(r)(p) issues and sharpen those cavalry sabres!
by Longshanks
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

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by Longshanks
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Final Tournament Game - Pat Cleburne (USA) vs Seraphim (CSA) August 61 - August 62 E Aug 61 Rebels Take Tuscon and Laredo! From USA HQ: "I was half tempted to dive towards Fburg. Alas, I didn't set up good surveillance yet. It seems, like a good portion of his forces aren't on the front lines. I ne...
by Longshanks
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

FINAL GAME OVER! SERAPHIM WINS IT ... and the Tournament.

Details to be posted asap. Thanks to Pat Cleburne, our runner-up as well!

The tournament ran for about 15 months, and involved about 16 players. Thanks to all of you for this epic journey!
by Longshanks
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Game has slowed down due to issues with "Real Life" (TM) from one of the players. We're in July 62, with rebs holding Kentucky and Virginia, but the Union pressing in other spots. Hope to have a legitimate update with maps, battles, etc. after the SuperBowl weekend.
by Longshanks
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

First Report on Championship Game

Dear grognards all, As you know by now we have at last reached the final game of this nearly year-long tournament. For the Union we have Pat Cleburne, who comes to the game via the "one loss" bracket. His only loss was in a game to the winner of the "zero losses" bracket, Seraphim who will be playin...
by Longshanks
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Seniority of British generals
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

In my recent game, I had a British general upset because he didn't receive command of the Army of Tennessee. I don't think that's what the developers intended, the Brits should only be upset if someone bypasses them for an Army command within their own nation :) . That's a first! Just when you thin...
by Longshanks
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: What ever happened to Grey Lensman?
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

"He blew up. He blew up real good!" -John Candy
by Longshanks
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

It's not a question I can answer directly - we'd have to have MoniKerr do that. It seems to me that Gen. MK was counting on corps to MTSG and that Grant's Army HQ role was limited to supply army-level artillery, rather than entering combat directly.
by Longshanks
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Battle of Memphis Decides the Game!

MoniKerr (USA) and Pat Cleburne (CSA) ended their semi-final game this week, following the largest battle of their game, at Memphis. Grant and several corps attack Longstreet plus Johnson's corps in Memphis. The rebs have had supply problems, but are well entrenched. The Yanks have 100,000 men in th...
by Longshanks
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

We now are ready for the E May 63 turn in the last semi-final game between Monikerr (USA) and Pat Cleburne (CSA). Pat has a 198 VP lead, but that lead is slipping nearly every turn as the Yanks capture city after city. However, the game ends in 6 turns... is it enough time to make up the gap against...
by Longshanks
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

WHat the hecky-durn? Looks like my imageshack page is amiss!

Update: the images didn't show while the Imageshack web page was down for a while. All back to normal (whatever that is!)
by Longshanks
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Map Update - Spring 1863

For you visually oriented students, I am enclosing two maps for the current semi-final game between MoniKerr and PatCleburne, which is at the start of the E April 1893 turn. One for the East, and then one for the West. Enjoy! East, E Apr 1863 http://imageshack.us/a/img402/8397/situationineaststartof...
by Longshanks
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

OK, this update will take us through the end of 1862, from where we left off, in May of '62. During this phase of the war, you will see the Union attempt advances in Virginia and Tennessee, succeeding in one place, but failing in the other. The CSA admits to overbuilding and perhaps overcommitting o...
by Longshanks
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Don't look at me! ARRGGGHHHHHH! (heh, heh)
by Longshanks
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: USA Troop Buildup Increases near Kentucky border
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

I guess I've been lucky forming up a force as fast as I can in Charleston MO so that I can attack Cairo and (in most games) take it and turn it into a CSA fort. So far it doesn't seem to have irritated the Kentuckians enough to make them side with the US. Perhaps it's because the AI tends to build ...
by Longshanks
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW Strategic Map
Replies: 16
Views: 6380

very nice!
by Longshanks
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Sigh, I'm a bit late with the report. However, four straight days off coming up, so I should get to it then!
by Longshanks
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: USA Troop Buildup Increases near Kentucky border
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

We Kentuckians do not "share" the Ohio River. It is ours, to the 1793 low water mark of the north shore, as stipulated by the Supreme Court in 1980. Our reward is that we get to pay for nearly all the maintenance on every bridge over the damn thing, and are not able to tax any of the floating "river...
by Longshanks
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Update MoniKerr vs Pat Cleburne

Whew! These boys fight! THREE big battles at F'burg in two turns, with one side winning all three fights and gaining 12 NM in the process ... nearly 50,000 casualties in all .... and yet the other side is making gains over most the rest of the map. This game is still in doubt, with about a year of g...
by Longshanks
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Union or Confederates?
Replies: 172
Views: 46636

I just realized I've never posted on this thread! Can't say I have a REAL preference. I think the North has the best chance for a win among players of equal skill, but that's not answering the question. All I can say is I'm originally from Kentucky and my family had 'em on both sides, so my preferen...
by Longshanks
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Update on Moni Kerr v Pat Cleburne We just finished the E May 62 turn. The game has turned a bit more conventional since the last update (E Jan 62). That's not to say it's boring! Instead, the weather and arrival of new troops, along with positional exigencies, have caused play to be, ummm, more con...
by Longshanks
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Why are We Missing Department Commanders?
Replies: 29
Views: 7800

Why are We Missing Department Commanders?

I just finished Grant's memoirs. In it he often refers to the Department (Theatre) commanders (usually with not much nice to say!). In his own case, he was the General-of-the-Armies in the east in 1864-65. Meade was actually the commander of the Army of the Potomac, meaning we can't duplicate histor...
by Longshanks
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Grouping generals with Brigades? NOT Divisions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Salute to the Captain, who gave a nice explanation. I also recall a longer set of posts in a thread on this within the past few months, so you can poke around and read that one if you want more info.
by Longshanks
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Spiking Captured Equipment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Hi George! Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately that is exactly the situation that spurred my question. I had sent Benjamin Grierson with Able Streight on a flank attack into Pulaski TN to attack the only depot in the area supporting Nashville. When they arrived they found it garrisoned with only 2...
by Longshanks
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Update on Moni Kerr v Pat Cleburne as of Jan 15 1862

This is a most unusual game. There have been several moves that show the aggressiveness of each player, coupled with their understanding of the limits of the game, and how to bust through them without being "gamey." We just finished the E Jan 62 turn. But I'm going to back you up to the August turns...
by Longshanks
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

Very nice game going on between Generals Cleburne (CSA) and Moni Kerr (USA), including several moves I've never seen before! One of these moves will be nominated for recognition by Our Most Gracious Queen! I expect to have a blow-by-blow wrap of of 1861 this weekend, compleat with comments from the ...
by Longshanks
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Early war, Union, Mc'Dowell's AoV.
Replies: 15
Views: 5410

I assume you are playing against Athena (the AI), so the advice you've been given is reasonable. You can be more aggressive against Athena than against most human players of equal experience, but beware! CSA Athena has a habit of attacking Pittsburgh and New York with large forces that reply on capt...
by Longshanks
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Battle result need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Corps may "march to the sound of the guns" to join a battle in another region, but divisions don't do that. In many WW2 games it's to your advantage to keep the frontlines covered with units. However, it's rare that works in AACW ... maybe Corps, but that's it usually. Better is to fight for supply ...
by Longshanks
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Tourney Brackets and Results
Replies: 219
Views: 51514

An update on the current game between Moni Kerr (USA) and Pat Cleburne (CSA): We just finished August of 61. The USA has taken most of Kentucky, and survived an attack by Longstreet and Jackson on Alexandria and Washington! The attack even freed up Winfield Scott who subsequently got in a fight else...

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