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by Cardinal Ape
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Blockade Stratigy
Replies: 30
Views: 6214

Re: Blockade Stratigy

Hey, pgr, there was a pretty meaty discussion on the topic in the thread: http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=43186 I had some data tables in there but the new forum seems to have broken them.. I'd agree that getting a decent blockade in place without heavy investment is fairly easy...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: AJE Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: AJE doesnt start
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: AJE doesnt start

Hey pot79, It looks like the error message you posted are files used by Microsoft to send crash reports. You may need to find and post the error logs from the game to find a solution. There are some instructions on how to do that here: http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=25861
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?
Replies: 42
Views: 6713

Re: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?

That sounds great. I'd buy it. Hopefully, if and when the time for CW3 comes ageod will have changed their tune on less complexity.
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?
Replies: 42
Views: 6713

Re: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?

Thanks for the informative post Orso. It sounds like a truly accurate historical command structure would be a nightmare to model. And not very fun to play. I think the current system works okay. Another step or two of depth could be good, but anything beyond that would turn into a micromanagement sl...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Dark Vision
Replies: 6
Views: 2119

Re: Dark Vision

I like the orange/red scheme, but the bright white bugs me out.

Hopefully we can get back attachments, a forum without them is.. just bad.
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Stupid Question

Surprising a bear with dubstep sounds like a sure way to get mauled.

Man... Swapping out an option file takes like three or four mouse clicks... Soo much work. Storage space is so cheap now days everyone should be able to afford a car/radio station for their entire family.
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Template vs Union
Replies: 12
Views: 4037

Re: CSA Template vs Union

Here is a sarcastic event that will change the balance of the game: Upset Admirals - Any turn in which the Union does not have at least two blockade flotillas under construction they lose 5NM and 50VP. :pleure: --- I'm not on board with the idea that the Union needs to be pressured more to get stuff...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?
Replies: 42
Views: 6713

Re: Just Curious - Any Way to Stop An All-East Union Strategy Featuring 3-star Grant?

Making it a bit tougher for Grant to get an army command would help balance a bit. Usually it only takes one assault on a garrison to get Grant promoted. One thought I've tossed around a bit is if the increase to 6 armies in March of '62 should be changed. I can't help but wonder if the army cap giv...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Where does it show number of troops?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Where does it show number of troops?

Yes, you can get rid of the debug display. There is an option to turn it off, if I remember right its called 'error logging', or something similar. I don't know of a mod that allows you to change army names, but it should be possible to edit the pool of army names that get used. The faction files lo...
by Cardinal Ape
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: AI Settings in PBEM
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: AI Settings in PBEM

Aside from changing the options each time you switch between saves, you could have separate copies of the game for PBEM and solo. Most people seem to play PBEM with the AI turned off. In CW2 there are very little 3rd party factions that need an AI. There are a couple of independent Indian units in t...
by Cardinal Ape
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: AJE Combat Guide Links
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Re: AJE Combat Guide Links

Good work. Thank you.
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Ageod's Thirty Years War
Replies: 11
Views: 4001

I wholeheartedly agreed with the last two posts. Those reasons are why I gave up on the Total War series many years ago. Granted, I did have a bit of fun abusing the hell out of horse archers, you could literally run circles around the AI. Watching the battlefield swirl with Cantabrian circles was p...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Kentuckian(USA) vs. Elxaime(CSA)
Replies: 51
Views: 9863

Yes, if you give up Donelson and Nashville then Corinth becomes the likely next target. However, if your defense is centered around Memphis, you could have a corps in both Memphis and Corinth, with an army between them in Hardeman, supporting both regions. I feel that setup works pretty good, I've b...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Kentuckian(USA) vs. Elxaime(CSA)
Replies: 51
Views: 9863

Good show. Thanks for sharing. Making it to '63 against an experienced Union player is not easy. Playing the losing side in a fairly historical game - you can't really expect to win, that path leads to cursing and frustration. So managing to keep the fight up for 40 turns with half the men and mater...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)
Replies: 160
Views: 53059

LOL CA's turning into a regular Rules Lawyer http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/Der_Ami_At_Bucket/Smileys/DevilsAdvocat.gif :innocent: Because you used an emote called 'devil's advocate' I'll let the awesome voice of Clancy Brown speak for me as Brother Justin: [video]https://youtu.be/8shFecD...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Replacement Issue/Bug?
Replies: 46
Views: 9026

I have an updated Steam version of the game and a non-Steam version that is updated, minus the most recent DX11 update. I started a new April Campaign with both versions and compared them. Ya, the fully updated Steam version is completely broken. Chits are not being properly consumed. There is also ...
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)
Replies: 160
Views: 53059

2nd Point is if you want a Capitol and have surprised the enemy, it must be taken before the turn cycles if you suspect he's moved it.. The minute the turn cycles to it's end you have lost the option to get the full 50 NM pop and drop. Yes, a capital can be moved while under siege. It took me a whi...
by Cardinal Ape
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: California Ports
Replies: 19
Views: 4042

Sometimes I'll think about switching division commanders like Kirby Smith over there where I can reduce supply and move quick in those rocky mountains. Ya, if you have multiple divisions in the Far West, you do really need a general with the 'Master Logistician' trait. E. K. Smith, is an excellent ...
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Command Points Calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Yes, extra commanders provide additional CP's to the stack, they don't have to be leading a division, any commander will do. The reason for the difference of 2 CP's to 4 is that all CP's provided by commanders within the Army/Corp structure is doubled. The base CP for a formed army is 12. The amount...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Align Options on different hosts
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Hey - Sometimes I change some script or option files too, so the difference between the copies can get as high as 100kb! ITS HUGE! :rolleyes: Ya, I know, back in the old days such frivolous use of 3gb of storage used to mean something... It used to be a struggle to find the room for my massive music...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What house rules for the most realistic and historical correct gameplay?
Replies: 22
Views: 4061

To the OP, Veteran Activation is key, if the Union player knows which of his lazy commanders are inactive its too easy. I've played a few games as the Union against people who insist on using actual river transports to launch attacks instead of the river pool. I find it rather trivial, building a fe...
by Cardinal Ape
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Align Options on different hosts
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

To keep my games/options separate I use multiple copies of the game, whether they be single player, multi, or test versions. I just copy the entire game folder and rename it.
by Cardinal Ape
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Its a 23% chance per element, up to a max of 90%. The ships can't be in passive posture or have evade special orders. I suppose that it may be possible for both factions to block each others river crossings without fighting. I haven't had much success when trying to interdict mid turn, it seems that...
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Good "stationary" generals
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

I also keep Halleck in St. Louis. I usually have Blenker serve as his training assistant because he looks too afraid to do anything else, he really looks like he saw a ghost or something. In the first few months before divisions, I like to train merged militia for their low CP cost. Then I build and...
by Cardinal Ape
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: AJE Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Hannibal
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

Hello, welcome to the forums. You may need to use the option 'Clearing the Northern Road'. Perhaps Rome is having trouble crushing Demetrios and is not yet ready to declare war on you. Clearing the Northern Road - If Carthage controls Saguntum and Rome has not yet achieved victory over Pharos, Carth...
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Problems with the new update.
Replies: 28
Views: 5902

pearley wrote:I play the game via steam. Where do I find the game installation folder ?


Open your Steam Library, right click on Civil War 2, click on 'properties'. Then select the 'Local Files' tab. Finally, select the 'Browse Local Files' box. That should open up the folder in a new window.
by Cardinal Ape
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Kentuckian(USA) vs. Elxaime(CSA)
Replies: 51
Views: 9863

Unfortunately our corps under Franklin was in attack mode while moving on Culpepper so it seems it put our whole force in attack stance. I think had that not happened we would have won a tremendous victory here. I didn't learn this until recently, but each corps that MTSG's into a battle will use t...
by Cardinal Ape
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Second Punic War Events & Options List
Replies: 14
Views: 5123

The Publius Cornelius Scipio that starts the game is not the same Publius Cornelius Scipio that defeated Hannibal. Africanus doesn't come till later in the war, around 210 if I remember right. I'm not 100% sure how surrendering generals are handled in HAN, but if you can't find them hiding in a near...
by Cardinal Ape
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Problems with the new update.
Replies: 28
Views: 5902

@James W. Starnes, I got my graphics to go back to the old version by deleting 'd3d8.dll' from my CW2 install. I would recommend that you not do this since you seem to be having less crashes with the new version, but if the graphics bother you more than the crashes you could delete the file. However...
by Cardinal Ape
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Wikia CW2 Wiki page
Replies: 30
Views: 4996

Enjoying a good smoke is a nice way to commemorate your 5,000th post. Thanks for your contributions to the game/forum. :hat:

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