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by Durk
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Any tips for invading Britain?
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Any tips for invading Britain?

You have made a host of great new purchases. All excellent games.
The 1805 early start is a tough go, but yes, land quickly and head for London once you secure a port. Avoid the British navy if you can.
by Durk
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: What does the minipatch do?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: What does the minipatch do?

Oh my goodness, it is a total redo and a huge step up in game systems. The introduction of theatre commanders, alone, is a new and dynamic addition. This Gold is not just a polish, but a reimagining of the game and the underlying history. Additionally, some new scenarios for exploration. Some factio...
by Durk
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Any tips for invading Britain?
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Any tips for invading Britain?

The answer does depend a bit upon which scenario start you are using. The Jan 1805 start has a very different play than the Sealion July 1805 start, but in general, take a major port for supply, then take London.
The naval invasion is not too tough, but taking London is really a challenge.
by Durk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: PBEM scenario needed
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: PBEM scenario needed

I am intrigued where these thoughts have taken you, but do not at all understand what kind of changes you advocate.
by Durk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Czar event bug
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Czar event bug

It is not really a bug. Once the Czar takes command all previous rule are abandoned. You get the continued decline in NM and rebel alignment each turn he is in Command.
by Durk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Supply Lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Supply Lines?

Well, true; but as the discussion was about recreating Sherman's march, for instance, bullets were not really needed for more than one battle.
by Durk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Supply Lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Supply Lines?

Yes, scorched earth, but additionally units can gain subsistence from regions.
In games terms, Grant's move at Vicksburg and Sherman's are one turn and two turns respectively. As unit carry an intrinsic two turns of supply, they can make these historical moves just fine.
by Durk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: ACW1 or ACW2?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

I am often in disagreement with Captain Orso, but on this matter we totally agree. #1 is fun and a very decent game. #2 is the Civil War, with the caveat that the South is so much stronger materially than historically, but CW2 is the very best simulation you will find for a computer game.
by Durk
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Kentucky Secession
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Kentucky Secession

In some ways, this is not a simple question. Despite what players do, Kentucky may join the CSA. The Union can engage early and bring Kentucky into the CSA. The CSA player cannot influence Kentucky entry. That said, the CSA has a real plus if Kentucky joins the Confederacy early. If the Union forces...
by Durk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: does it work?
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: does it work?

I do not know about if it works if you are playing AI, but in pbem play it works. So I suggest this, play both sides. Many of us who are old board gamers do this just for fun. This would be a way for you to play the game and have fun with each side.
by Durk
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: PBEM
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: PBEM

I am short on precision, but let me try. For now, one of you host, and when that works you can do mutual hosting. Each player always opens their game using the run as admin option. This is essential in Windows 10. The host creates the game and sends the opponent's trn file. It is essential this file...
by Durk
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: I'm about to give up on this game...please help
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: I'm about to give up on this game...please help

I do love all sides solitaire. So experiment even more with opening dispositions, and an active Western Entente posture.

Also, experiment with other powers joining the war, that is, diplomacy options.


I am a huge fan of EAW and have not yet exhausted the permutations as you seem to have done.
by Durk
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: I'm about to give up on this game...please help
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: I'm about to give up on this game...please help

Well, one option is to do a little pbem play with two other players, this is very different than against AI where things are sometimes a bit odd. I have seen outcomes different than those you post. This is a very dynamic game where different options of play lead to different outcomes. Maybe play as ...
by Durk
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: War Bonds Don't Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: War Bonds Don't Issue

Oh, it may be that you are playing a short scenario, just a guess.
by Durk
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Seemingly Buggy Game
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Seemingly Buggy Game

In addition to what Capt Orso says, try running in administrative mode. This works for me. With Windows 10 you are no longer automatically the admin. Left click and select 'run as admin.'
by Durk
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: PBEM players wanted for teaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: PBEM players wanted for teaw

Markus - Welcome, I am sure you will find some nice players for pbem on the forum.
Check Private messages for more.
by Durk
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: War Bonds Don't Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: War Bonds Don't Issue

The most common reason events do not fire is that you are not playing in administrative mode, that is, when you started the game you did not specify the game to run as an admin. If that does not fix, write back.
by Durk
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Units in Out of Scenario Regions
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Re: Units in Out of Scenario Regions

It is just an anomaly. Many of the scenarios have small burps like this. Nothing intentional.
by Durk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: New to the game, looking for general tips
Replies: 5
Views: 5584

Re: New to the game, looking for general tips

I too came to PON after playing a lot of Victoria 2. I would say the differences are profound. Victoria 2 is kind of a fantasy venture into a possible past. PON is an historical simulation of that past. PON takes a lot of learning of economics and is very solidly grounded in history. Do make sure yo...
by Durk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Soviet - Polish War
Replies: 13
Views: 3313

Re: Soviet - Polish War

Durk, ERISS thank you for such detailed explanations! As I understand Poles in Grand Campaign controls by AI (as Green faction), not by human player. But in a single scenario they could control by Human, do they? In pbem play, that is, a three player game; the Eastern Whites (Siberians) control the...
by Durk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Soviet - Polish War
Replies: 13
Views: 3313

Re: Soviet - Polish War

The Soviet Polish War does occur in the Grand Campaign. There are some variable factors as to when the Polish forces become active. I am not fully certain of the parameters for the Gold version of RUS, but in the older game: Low NM of the Southern Whites was a major factor. When they enter, they are...
by Durk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Wars of Succession
Topic: Morale Reduced System Making It Almost Impossible to Win as Sweden?
Replies: 1
Views: 7599

Re: Morale Reduced System Making It Almost Impossible to Win as Sweden?

Well, as you probably already know, since you know how tough it is to get a glorious victory in any AGEOD game; the victory conditions are a tradeoff between game balancing and tallying up victories. In pbem, game balancing is a godsend to the weaker faction player. In solo play against the computer...
by Durk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: How to play 1850 if Austria's neighbor
Replies: 3
Views: 4031

How to play 1850 if Austria's neighbor

Just a note to all. Many of you know this, I did not and several fellow players did not, if you are playing as Prussia, Sardinia/Piedmont, the Ottoman, France and even Russia - Austria is a beast. Do not make an alliance with her. She is so strong in the opening all other nations need to keep her co...
by Durk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Command Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 9210

Re: Command Ratings

Really, experience raises the strategic ratings. I did not know. I wonder how many victories of what magnitude a 3 rated leader would need to get to be a 4, let alone a 5? Very nice to know.
by Durk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Combining generals with units
Replies: 5
Views: 7461

Re: Combining generals with units

You analysis actually explains what is at issue very well. If the force/army is small, combine Sulla with a legion. But a larger force using Sulla as the army commander makes sense. I do not remember if this is correct, but I think there is a great chance for a leader to be killed in battle is attac...
by Durk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Europa Universalis is 25 years old
Replies: 6
Views: 4257

Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Hmm, so much to learn about the history of gaming. I do hope some fellow with better knowledge than I possess writes a history, brief or conclusive of the transition of board wargaming to computer gaming.

The Diplomacy game was one of my earliest transitions.
by Durk
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

oh dear durk, i am sorry if i misread any of your posts. I believe you perhaps have missed my post. My claim is that the standard [what you call "scholars of the american civil war"] historians by no choice of their own [and in many cases by choice] have been given the standard interpreta...
by Durk
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

oh dear durk, i am sorry if i misread any of your posts. I believe you perhaps have missed my post. My claim is that the standard [what you call "scholars of the american civil war"] historians by no choice of their own [and in many cases by choice] have been given the standard interpreta...
by Durk
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

Oh dear Rebellion to Tyrants, You totally misread what the three of us have said. Please be more careful in your history. If you do so, I will be more than ready to engage in your discourse. I have spent too much time in study of this war and its aftermath to engage in superficial discussions. You a...
by Durk
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: The Civil war From the Southern Viewpoint

I thorough agree with Gray Fox and Searry, my mentor, E. B. Long not only helped write Bruce Catton's volumes on the Army of the Potomac and his Civil War Trilogy, but also the volume, Why the South Won the Civil War is an exemplarily example of a neutral scholar on this war.

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