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by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18 AARs
Topic: Syt learns to play WW1
Replies: 23
Views: 14629

The subsequent diplomacy phase brings interesting news: Turkey opens the Dardanelles to the Central Powers and swings two notches in favor of the CPs, nullified by swinging three points for the Allies On the other hand, Italy moves two bits closer to the Entente, but that's more than evened out by a...
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18 AARs
Topic: Syt learns to play WW1
Replies: 23
Views: 14629

The events phase kicks off with the announcement of what warplans and opening options have been chosen. The Germans are going for the Schlieffen Plan: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9504/004xj7.jpg The also chose the Option Fleet Sortie in case Britain goes to war. The Austrians go with the Prin...
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18 AARs
Topic: Syt learns to play WW1
Replies: 23
Views: 14629

The events phase kicks off with the announcement of what warplans and opening options have been chosen. The Germans are going for the Schlieffen Plan: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9504/004xj7.jpg The also chose the Option Fleet Sortie in case Britain goes to war. The Austrians go with the Prin...
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18 AARs
Topic: Syt learns to play WW1
Replies: 23
Views: 14629

Syt learns to play WW1

Ok, mastered the tutorials, read a bit on the boards, tinkered a bit with the game and decided that it's time for my first real game where I try to pick it up on the go. I acknowledge that V104b is not yet perfect, that the AI probably needs polishing (as does the game on the whole), but I think the...
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Return drawn events 'unplayed'?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2484

I think it would be nice if there's a way if you have the max of ten cards and have to pick two you get to pick which two to discard (either newly picked ones or ones from the hand). On the other hand it's a nice thing if you sometimes have to play events even though relatively useless to free up sp...
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Politcs Phase
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

Ah, good to know. And thanks for pointing to the Modding}DB folder, loads of useful stuff in there. :)
by Syt
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Politcs Phase
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

calvinus wrote:Yes, it's correct.


So you can for example three War Economy changes and they will *all* be executed (if you're lucky)?
by Syt
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Caporetto
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

calvinus, I think the question is not why there are impassable areas, but why there is an army in an impassable area in that scenario. :)
by Syt
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Caporetto
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Sean E wrote:Even though one contains an Austrian army, making it unmoveable? :confused:


Given Conrad von Hötzendorf's record as commander of the Austro-Hungarian army - are you surprised? :bonk:
by Syt
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Loving the Game's Music
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Loving the Game's Music

Just chiming in that I really like the selection of music for this game. The English music hall songs are a very nice addition, too bad they didn't have digital recording back in the day. ;) And I love the Italian choirs. However, did "Under the Double Eagle" have to be included three times? I enjoy...
by Syt
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Some great unpublished images from WW1
Replies: 5
Views: 9802

Speaking of which, LIFE magazine has made its picture archive public, ranging from he 1860s through the 1970s.

Image
by Syt
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: the remembrance of ww1 while playing the game
Replies: 4
Views: 4421

World War One is hardly at all remembered in Germany, for what it's worth. Mostly because the Third Reich towers immenselsy above anything else in German history. I doubt many Germans could tell you much about The Great War except the years and that we had a Kaiser. And that there were trenches. The...
by Syt
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Book suggestions on WW1
Replies: 44
Views: 17394

I am currently reading 1914 - 1918 by David Stevenson. It's a rather complete book, first giving a general overview, and then tearing into specific topics (economy, motivation/manpower, tactics/technology etc.). It's more exhaustive than Keegan (ca. 600 pages without appendix, 40 lines/page). I also...
by Syt
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Crunching the numbers...
Replies: 21
Views: 4937

PhilThib wrote:For sure, but we would need a good scenario, story, and universe...


A Babylon 5 wargame with scenarios for Narn/Centauri War, Earth-Minbari War, and the big one: Shadow War. :coeurs:
by Syt
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Under what hypothetical situation would the Central Powers have won the war?
Replies: 107
Views: 38169

runyan99 wrote:Under what hypothetical situation would the Central Powers have won the war?


Italy beeing wooed to fight for Central Powers, not the Entente? Austria gets relieved of one bloody front while France faces a second in the south.
by Syt
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: AGEod announces a new historical wargame about the first World War
Replies: 213
Views: 76890

Greatly looking forward to this one. I enjoyed Guns of August very much, am greatly interested in The Great War (which is sadly underrepresented in the computer wargaming arena) and await this game eagerly. :)
by Syt
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: IGN (6.2):The most comprehensive and realistic simulations of the American Civil War
Replies: 9
Views: 3709

The score is a fucking joke. The game deserved a 6.2/10 exactly how? In the good old days games did not get a lower score just because they were hard. It would have been enough if he had given a warning that this is really difficult game. Everyone who reads this should head over and write a comment...
by Syt
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 266455

I am also puzzled how to translate VON to German: "Eitel Ruhm der Nationen", "Ruhm und Eitelkeit der Nationen" .. all sounds stupid to me. Much better sounding would be "Für Ruhm und Vaterland", but like "Blut und Eisen" it suggests a game from the Prussian / German perspective - which is not corre...
by Syt
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 266455

The era saw the formation of nation states (Germany, Italy, Balkans) and the building of global Empires: "Nations and Empires" Many European nations (most notably England and Germany) found themselves destined to lead the world into a better, glorious future: "Destiny of Empire" "Destiny of Glory" "...
by Syt
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 266455

DennyWright wrote:Well, Birth of...something. :bonk:

Birth of the Modern World?
:niark:
by Syt
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: AACW, Game of the year 2007!!! (Cyberstratege)
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

:fleurs: Well deservedly!
by Syt
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: To all of you....
Replies: 10
Views: 2543

Frohe Weihnachten! :)
by Syt
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Wars of Unification (Germany, Italy).....
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Have you guys (and gals) at Ageod ever thought about doing something with the wars of the 19th century, such as the Austro-Prussian, Franco-Prussian, numerous Russo-Turkey Wars, among others? It seems the scale you have for both the ACW and Napoleon's Campaigns is perfectly suited to this badly neg...
by Syt
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The Christmas Quiz
Replies: 33
Views: 6373

For some light relief can anyone name the only decent Christmas songs that have not already been posted? Not really light relief, but I have come to love Transsiberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 (though I find it bettwer without the video). :p And you weren't referring to Twelve Days ...
by Syt
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: NCP Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: PBEM problem with ... password?
Replies: 25
Views: 4733

I wanted to start the Russo-Swedish War with a friend, but the TRN he sent also complains about my password being wrong. I tried it with my "normal" password, plus an empty password, and without turn compression.
by Syt
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 266455

Hmmm... that note of yours piqued my interest. Is there a place at AGEOD where one can apply to be considered as a beta tester? I have done a fair amount over time, mostly with productivity applications. Indeed I would be curious, too. I betaed Vicky (pleeease don't hold it against me :p ), and wou...
by Syt
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Mike Kreuzer: 3/5
Replies: 9
Views: 3607

To each their own, I guess. :p

Negative reviews do have to advantage of making you think about a few things you probably didn't notice yourself.

Also, kudos for posting the link - other game companies are a little more, shall we say: "selective" in the reviews they link and quote. ;)
by Syt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Any good books on Napoleon's battles out there??
Replies: 27
Views: 5292

A very interesting read is also The Mammoth Book of Soldiers at War: Firsthand Accounts of Warfare from the Age of Napoleon (the title says it all). It gives a rather good view into the life of the average soldier or officer. The funniest bit is probably the letters of an old American gramps fightin...
by Syt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Any good books on Napoleon's battles out there??
Replies: 27
Views: 5292

Pak43 wrote:Try here...
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/


I got my copy of Chandler's through Abebooks a couple years ago for ~60 EUR from UK. It was in prime condition and hardcover, though. :)
by Syt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: Any good books on Napoleon's battles out there??
Replies: 27
Views: 5292

Chandler's "Campaigns of Napoleon" looks daunting, but is an easy read. It is an excellent book! Anyone who says there is a better Napoleonic History book, I will seriously fight you. Agreed. Also check "Cassell Military Paperbacks". I have Duffy's Borodino 1812 and Austerlitz 1805 - both good read...

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