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by tripax
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Artillery: In or Out?
Replies: 41
Views: 8398

Re: Artillery: In or Out?

Two points: 1) It would also be possible to create a new artillery which has all the stats, image, etc of 12 lbers but is of the type light artillery. I don't even think it would be that hard. 2) There have been a few attempts to overhaul the brigade systems to push them towards more historical accu...
by tripax
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: No mention of CW2 and AACW on Wikipedia
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: No mention of CW2 and AACW on Wikipedia

I do, I'll try to get to it next week if no one else does first. By the way, if anyone is interested in editing wikipedia and wants some help getting started, let me know.
by tripax
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Fighting Indians
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Actually, there are a lot of questions here and I don't know the answer to any of them. Is the technique the same for the Sioux uprising as it is for catching Morgan or even Quantril? What stat is useful to counter a stack with high evasion and/or hide? Should my brigade/division/stack have high pat...
by tripax
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the South have won the Civil War?
Replies: 90
Views: 46742

I agree with GraniteStater that the charters themselves were not necessarily the cause of southern society becoming what it was, although I'm not sure. I think I remember reading a more optimistic view of those charters as being used to justify what southern society was by 1860 by pro-slavery elites...
by tripax
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: What have you leaned about the civil war from ageod's civil war series?
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

What have you leaned about the civil war from ageod's civil war series?

When I first started playing, I thought the Civil War was interesting and the game seemed to be a nice strategy game with a different angle. I've since read a ton and now consider myself a bit of a buff of the era, so I've learned a lot of things during the time that I've been playing the game. But ...
by tripax
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the South have won the Civil War?
Replies: 90
Views: 46742

I'm not sure if that reply is directed at me or someone else. I don't read anyone as saying that the Confederacy had a secret strategy to win by losing. I think Durk could be read as saying that there was a lot of economic value to the Confederacy losing the war in spite of whatever goals Confederat...
by tripax
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transferring Union Forces West
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

What is the quickest/best route for Union forces moving from the East coast to the West. Sometimes my transferred units get bogged down on route through lack of supplies. Let us say you want to go from Boston to El Paso. I see three choices. One is via Tierra del Fuego/Cape Horn to California and t...
by tripax
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the South have won the Civil War?
Replies: 90
Views: 46742

I have slipped a similar comment in before, but my mentor on the American Civil War, E. B. 'Pete' Long wrote a book called, "Why the South Won the War." He explains how the South was freed from its legacy of slavery and anti-importation to develop industry and begin to join the industrial world. Wi...
by tripax
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Prisoner Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

I think it is high time for a user patch that fixes these obvious mistakes. After the patch is beta'd we can present to Pocus et al for official implementation. Prisoner exchanges were very common in the first half of the war. In fact, for the first half of the war, prisoner exchanges should be aut...
by tripax
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Money, Money and more Money
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

You were out of money, eh. For what it is worth, I think I played a role in your money woes that you usually don't face in most games. That is, it was kind of part of my strategy. When you lose men through attrition, a large portion of the conscripts are returned to the pool. When you lose men in ba...
by tripax
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: At What Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Wow! I am taking a few days (more than a few, I think) to decompress before posting a full recap, but those images tear me apart. Thank your son for his lovely tribute to our game and to history (sorry to be cheesy). I do allow things to feel real (this is why I can't bring myself to play as the Con...
by tripax
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

[Thanks everyone for reading this AAR. I'll take a few days off (maybe more than a few), but will try to produce a few posts summarizing the war, what I did right and wrong, and whatever else comes to mind. I apologize for such a short summary of the last days, as well as not being able to provide a...
by tripax
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

On April 21, Pope's forces with corps under Hancock and Hooker attacked Beauregard's achieving victory but losing nearly twice as many men. [ATTACH]39032[/ATTACH] On April 25, a division under Schofield in Gilbert's corps met the retreating corps under General Smith just north of Corinth, wining ano...
by tripax
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

Polk's corps gathered its forces south of Memphis and marched back towards the city in early April, 1864. Polk arrived on April 4, but Memphis fell on April 1, 1864 and Polk found a corps under Sherman waiting for him. Confederate General Robert Ransom charged into Gordon Granger's division, which w...
by tripax
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

On March 20th, General Thomas' corps followed up the victory at Memphis, attacking Johnston's force at Hardemon County with divisions under Logan, Blair, Stone, and Nelson. Divisions under McCulloch, Edmund Smith, Hampton, and Thompson were retreating under Johnston. Both forces lost about 5000, But...
by tripax
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

In early March, Admiral Foote and General Grant moved on Memphis. On March 7, Foote's fleet met with a fleet under Admiral Hollins. Both fleets included six ironclads, while Hollins' fleet also included three cottonclad squadrons and a scouting squadron. Foote's fleet was headed by the USS Monarch a...
by tripax
Tue May 31, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

In a long game to the bitter end, it's only the VP count that matters. As long as the NM doesn't force a sudden death, then you can fight right where you are if the VP's are in your favor. Everything works if you let it. Good luck to both of you! [I don't know what StraightArrow thinks, but in my o...
by tripax
Tue May 31, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

It does sound like a tough situation. If you can hold your NM until November, the loss threshold should drop back down to 25 once Lincoln gets re-elected. Is Grant committed to the West at this point? Is the Virginia command going to be McDowell's till the end? As the Union player the game may be a...
by tripax
Mon May 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

Wow! That battle of Manchester... So many dead. Looks like it may turn out to be the battle of the war. [I haven't had time to figure out what to do yet, but I have a suspicion that the game is over. Lee broke out with an infantry division (which I halfway destroyed) and an artillery division a cou...
by tripax
Sun May 29, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

In February, 1864, Confederate forces under Beauregard and Longstreet found a crossing of the Rappahannock, which had been blocked up to that point by a small Union Naval force, from Fredericksburg into Falmouth, and then marched on Manassas, where Hancock's corps of two divisions Doubleday and Stev...
by tripax
Sat May 28, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Awkward
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

Yes, but what if McDowell is besieging Richmond at the end of September '61, should the press be unhappy about this? I think not. If this is possible, how likely is it because of an exploit? If it happens because of an exploit, how sorry should we be that it doesn't jive with the event? That said, ...
by tripax
Sat May 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

As January closed, Tattnalls ragged fleet, reduced now to the CSS Virginia and no other boats, was denied a return to Richmond's harbors and was forced to try to run the Union blockade and, perhaps, to attempt to reach Wilmington or Charleston. Instead, it rand into Farragut's fleet on February 1 an...
by tripax
Sat May 28, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

...I saw you asked about the Union NM limit in the main forum - Is the Union on the verge of of losing it's will to fight? Either way, you guys made it to '64 and still have a fairly close game, good show. Good pace too, which makes me jealous since my game is on track to be finished in late 2018.....
by tripax
Fri May 27, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: NM conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

So, as Union, 60 is my limit... Thanks!
by tripax
Fri May 27, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

Four new coastal ironclads were finished in early 1864 in Baltimore and Philadelphia and arrived in the James Estuary in January of 1864. On January 16, the USS Tunxis and USS Sangamon opened battle against Tattnall's fleet, defeating the Confederate fleet and sinking the CSS Alabama. Farragut had o...
by tripax
Fri May 27, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: NM conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

NM conditions

I seem to recall that in 1864 the NM conditions for victory/defeat change. For some reason I can't find where in the event file this is controlled, does anyone remember what they are? It doesn't seem to change in the objectives screen.
by tripax
Thu May 26, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

After taking New Years Day off, action became very hot on January 2, 1864 as General Pope's corps fought a battle against Joe Johnston at Madison, Tennessee. General Thomas' exhausted corps joined in, further decimating its divisions, as did a Wisconsin cavalry division under General Gregg, which al...
by tripax
Thu May 26, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

[I often have conscripts and even militia in my divisions, does the icon come up if any regiment flees, or if the entire division does?]
by tripax
Thu May 26, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Awkward
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

If the Union took all of West Virginia, I don't think the editors would care. If the Union took Richmond or won a battle so large that McDowell gained a point of seniority, I think they would. Adding in Manassas gives the Confederacy something difficult to protect. If all the Confederacy had to do w...
by tripax
Wed May 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: tripax (USA) vs Straight Arrow (CSA): a Federal history
Replies: 85
Views: 16189

On December 19, the Confederate Navy Under Tattnall which had been docked in Richmond attempted to break out of the James river, running into the New York Squadron led by the USS Hartford under Admiral Dahlgren in the James Estuary, where they were defeated. The Union force had the advantage of the ...

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