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by loki100
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.

So are this the Regional Decisions missionaries or the units you can build. I am still exploring and totally lost. These are the regional colonial cards. They are now much more differentiated than before as some give you loyalty/dev but no colonial penetration and so on. As Vaalen rightly pts out a...
by loki100
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Tiblisi 1850

Tiblisi, May 1850 By early 1850, Tiblisi was the effective capital of the Russian Caucasus. However, such a fine title should not blind us to the realities. In reality it was a military camp with a largely rural population and a single Orthodox cathedral. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/r...
by loki100
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

Baris wrote:Good narrative and AAR. Thanks.


thank you - have long wanted to mess around with the character and event dynamics in the AGE games and this allows me to indulge myself
by loki100
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.

Partly agree, I'm having to rethink my colonial strategy, not least I think that getting to 35% is going to be slower.

But missionaries are cheap and anything that reduces the need to deal with constant revolts is to be welcomed.
by loki100
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.

some observations. Turn processing is now excellent. I think that RuS or Civil War2 now are slower - at least early game. The only state that seems to create 'odd' wars is France. So far in my game its managed to get into wars with the CSA (1850) and California (1851). I ended both by script. The di...
by loki100
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Playing chess in Tehran?

1850: The Persian Gambit The early years of the Qajar dynasty had seen a brief revival of Persia's fortunes. She had defeated the final attempt by the Ottomans to dominate all the region, preserving Persia's independence. However, even they had not been able to prevent Russian gains in the Caucasus...
by loki100
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

vaalen wrote:Ah, this is getting even better with the integration of the PON screenshots and interface.

This is so far my favorite AAR of all time, and I continue to check every day.


for which ... thank you

and this leads to today's installment, a small gambit in the emerging Great Game
by loki100
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

A Rough Wooing

A Rough Wooing [1] Russia in 1850 was confused – as it had been for almost 150 years. Was it a bastion of tradition, with a mission to spread itself east and south? If it was to face towards the West, then the question was to what end? To learn, modernise, emulate – to run the risk perhaps of ceasi...
by loki100
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: advice for beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: advice for beginners

So I got Alea Jacte est and all its DLC a few days ago and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on what was the best scenario to start on for beginners to AGEOD games like this? I know its a pretty newbie question but the advice would be appreciated since this game doesn't give a difficult...
by loki100
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Moscow: March 1850 - a tale of family troubles

Moscow March 1850 I hate my sister. There ... I have written it down, I hate my 13 year old sister [1]. There that must make me the worst woman in Moscow. I mean who else hates their younger sister. I am almost 18, probably almost engaged ... well maybe ... and my sister irritates me more than anyt...
by loki100
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: PON official quickfix 1.04.3
Replies: 132
Views: 5951

Re: PON official quickfix 1.04.3

best advice is to give it time. It seems to hang up but will complete in the end - at least that was my experience
by loki100
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Signatures

Generalisimo wrote:You need to click on the "Attach signatures" checkbox just below where you write your new post... the new software doesn't allow to do that by default.


ah, found it ... sorry about that.

But does this mean it has to be chosen for each individual post?

edit - seemingly yes?
by loki100
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: PON official quickfix 1.04.3
Replies: 132
Views: 5951

Re: PON official quickfix 1.04.3

Hi! Could somebody please provide a working link for the latest 1.04.03 patch, the link on the first page of this thread doesen't seem to work. Tnaks in advance You need to copy the link: ftp.ageod.com/pub/PON/PONQF1043.exe and paste it into your browser. Run it and that will trigger the download o...
by loki100
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: The latest patch has greatly imporved the game.

Really re-assuring. The diplomacy improvements alone are massive - if the AI now takes defensive treaties seriously then a lot of the more 'gamey' stunts I pulled in Manufacturing Italy are not viable. This is good as it forces a player towards alliances to compensate. Also good that 'promise suppor...
by loki100
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

An intervention is planned

Trying to solve a problem The tall man was already displeased. Even as he entered the room and created a chair to sit on, he had realised that only five people were present. The sixth, he assumed, was late. A man given to great care in everything, he was easily annoyed by the poor attention to deta...
by loki100
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: immortal replacements bug
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: immortal replacements bug

I tend to clear the caches ... in theory the new builds should be set up with this done and recreated but it seems a small precaution. The one you don't want to clear is the map cache .. unless you fancy a 2 hour loading experience
by loki100
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: New to AGEOD games and ROP
Replies: 13
Views: 4585

Re: New to AGEOD games and ROP

All good advice and worth following. In the main supply is not a major limit if you manage the flow effectively - this is not AJE or WiA. But you can get caught out locally. In addition to marching wagons up/down don't ignore the rivers. Putting them on a bateaux and moving back/up that way can be i...
by loki100
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: immortal replacements bug
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: immortal replacements bug

You could set up a fake test. First do a copy and save of your turn file (so you can revert to the game) Open up the save game, find one of your armies and delete a load of elements. You can then check the draw down of replacement chits. If you open the .trn file, search down for your faction you'll...
by loki100
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Fantastic Game!
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Fantastic Game!

this was my first AGE game - driven by a fascination with the Seven Years War - and in many ways still remains my favourite.

Its such an elegant simulation that seems to really capture the feel of the era.
by loki100
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.
Replies: 36
Views: 1326

Re: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.

"Can you guys recommend any similar AGEOD (or if allowed here) other dev's titles that are good war-type games that maybe don't require as much "deep thinking about your next turn" but also offer some good, realistic game play? .... One that I find hits the sweet spot is Campaigns on...
by loki100
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

London 1850

London 1850 It is said that becoming an Empress changes a woman. Well Victoria had some time before her new duties changed her. It is said we … the guardians [1]… can be cruel, I think I was kind to her. She had 3 days [2], before I visited her. After that, yes she was changed … one could say a new...
by loki100
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Two deaths and one birth

17 September 1832 Well that had not taken long. The curiosity of an isolated community is never to be under-estimated. Strangers and newcomers are welcomed – but they are also scrutinised. That a man arrives in Siberia with elegant leather boots produces comment – and the more decisive see him as a...
by loki100
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

vaalen wrote:Loki, this just gets better and better.

Thanks again for the gift of this AAR.

Regards,

Vaalen


two more posts then into the game proper ... war, trade, colonialism, international intrigue - all the fun to be had from PoN :D
by loki100
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.
Replies: 36
Views: 1326

Re: My first AEGOD Game and game play settings.

.... A couple settings I'm still on the fence about before going "all in": Historical Attrition and Activation Rule. I'm still having a hard time convincing myself that it's fair (playing on Lieutenant Level, Full AI turned on, etc.) that they shouldn't have the same attrition as I do. Mo...
by loki100
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: The Coming Fury: A Union AAR by principes romanes

again, thanks for doing this ... its invaluable as a walk through of the early game options with the US
by loki100
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Death in Siberia (part i)

15 September 1832 Early Autumn in Siberia was always unsettling. It carried false impressions of living in a benign land. The heat and flies of summer had died away, the all encompassing cold of winter had yet to arrive. Even after 5 years, Gabriella found in unsettling. But it was not just the wea...
by loki100
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

St Petersburg, December 1825 - August 1826

St Petersburg, December 1825 25 December [1] The long dark night of the soul maybe a cliché. But for some people, at some times, it can be true. Paul Jakovlevich could look back on a career with many highlights. Yes he had missed the battle of Austerlitz but had led a battalion at Eylau and then a ...
by loki100
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: How to stop white peace?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: How to stop white peace?

I'm playing as Russia and I'm in a war against the Netherlands. I'm trying to get a war score high enough to take one of their colonies. There hasn't been fighting ever single turn, but there are battles every few turns. What can I do to keep the war going? ok, that sounds wrong. Could you post you...
by loki100
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Help improve PON
Topic: Post 1.04.03 event pack
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Post 1.04.03 event pack

.... Please forgive my computer ignorance, but how would I install this event pack? Easiest is open the directory \vgn\events and find the events Crimean Crisis, GBR Events and US Civil War. Simply rename these (say add a '1' at the end). This will mean you keep the originals just in case you do ne...
by loki100
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: How to stop white peace?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: How to stop white peace?

wee bit of supplementary information would help such as which faction you are playing, who the war is with, game date etc. A recent addition was some code to end AI-AI wars where the WS was zero and nothing happening after a while. If that is affecting you then this is a bug. But some wars are scrip...

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