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by loki100
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

An evening in Gibraltar

Evening in Gibraltar 11pm Maron was finally to meet the most powerful woman in the world. Hopefully the conversation would be more comfortable than his journey to her rooms. Quickly taken to wash and change, then dressed first in a military uniform and then as a servant. Hustled along ill-lit paths...
by loki100
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

I'm enjoying it, the new changes make the game quite different and the colonial dynamics seem to be slowed down as the options are much more differentiated. Wierdly its much less micro-management than with a smaller power so the turns are quicker to set up. I'm wondering when the Crimean chain is go...
by loki100
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

ah, no I was just having a grumble :) . I clicked from the ToC to the 'morning' post and edited one small typo and then found it had generated the revisiion as a response to the original not as an update - hence the blank post. Victoria's evening chat is about 90% complete, just trying to think abou...
by loki100
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Raising Capital as Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Raising Capital as Russia

I'm not sure that Russia in the 1850 start needs much micro-management. With a little bit of care I got things set up so I could build something every 3-4 turns (factory, agriculture or mostly rails) so PC is not a problem. While with Italy I found at start (and really up to 1880 or so) every buy/us...
by loki100
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

Evening in Gibraltar

will fill in later, the edit function on the new forum software is a nightmare ... grumble
by loki100
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

Morning in Gibraltar

Morning in Gibraltar http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/LuMSbM.jpg (View of Gibraltar in the early 1850s) 6am The Governor's Residency Staring out at the early spring rain, Victoria reflected that she had been warned. Well not about the cold and damp of poorly heated rooms but of the discomf...
by loki100
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What does Veteran Activation Actually Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: What does Veteran Activation Actually Do?

My understanding is that veteran is really the 'harsh' activation rule but with additional uncertainty. So if you fail, its most likely a formation will be fixed for the turn and a small chance that it will be mobile but with a huge malus. If it lacks Military Control in the province it will be forc...
by loki100
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Does an Army Stack MTSG to a Corps
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Does an Army Stack MTSG to a Corps

charlesonmission wrote:I feel like there was some discussion of this a while back. Does an Army Stack MTSG to help a Corps under attack in a different region?


yes, it even gets a bonus on the roll to decide if it takes place ... which should give a hint about army/corps organisation and deployment
by loki100
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

Love and Revolt

Another New Year The start of 1851 brought more bad news for Mikhail Nikolaevich . It was true, the Tsarevich was to be sent to the Caucasus as part of his training for the throne. Mikhail quite liked his nephew [1], its just he preferred him to learn his future trade in St Petersburg. Here, statec...
by loki100
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: 4-player vs standard campaign
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: 4-player vs standard campaign

If you are going to do this, then the natural side to pick is Austria as you are the part of the coalition that is most important and active. On the other hand an AI Russia has problems with sorting out the early moves while its relatively easy for a player. So I'd suggest an Austro-Russian alliance...
by loki100
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

A lack of clarity

Why? So often a simple question that produced no simple answer. Frustrated and weary she pushed back her hair and let her chair relax. There must be a reason for this particular experiment and why it was so important to persist? The files were clear, other experiments had failed for similar reasons ...
by loki100
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

An Angry Queen

An Angry Queen In recent years, the Privy Council had ceased to be a place for genteel discussions of matters of state. The new Queen had ideas … and strong views. To the more traditional of her advisers this was not often welcome. For the moment, her anger was on Lord Raglan. As so often, others i...
by loki100
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

A Man with two Masters

A Man with two Masters – December 1850 Maron was bored. And like most intelligent people when he was bored his mind wandered. Still better to be stuck in this small fishing village than dead in Tehran. The first near 'accident' had been plausible – tiles fell off badly maintained roofs all the time...
by loki100
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 46
Views: 2630

A Man on a Mission

A Man on a Mission The person currently known as Boris Stepanovic rode towards the rear of the Russian column heading for Tehran. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/z8PF2O.jpg Russian policy demanded friendly relations with the Persians – or more precisely that the Persians should allow Russ...
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: 562

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 562

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: 562

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 4
Views: 748

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 6653

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: 1334

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: 6653

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: 562

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: 46
Views: 2630

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: 536

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

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