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by pb783
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Losing the Election
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

What does it take for Lincoln to lose the election in November 1864? My game is set at Lieutenant level; I am playing the South. The North has done poorly and only hold Arizona, ½ of Texas and Wilmington NC. The South has taken Saint Louis and all of Missouri, all of Kentucky except for a few unimp...
by pb783
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Brigs not recovering hits? CSA
Replies: 16
Views: 3646

Gray Fox wrote:This is a shorthand for the Posture/Rules of Engagement setting from page 53 in the manual.

PP-Passive Posture/Probe attack or Retreat if Engaged

DP-Defensive Posture/as above

G/G-Green/Green, referring to the color of the icons for this setting.




Got it! :)
by pb783
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Brigs not recovering hits? CSA
Replies: 16
Views: 3646

Okay noch einmal zum Mitschreiben (one more time so you can write it down), a naval unit in PP will not recover hits nor cohesion quicker than a unit in DP in harbor. This is different from how land units recover. What setting a unit to PP in a harbor does affect is that unit receiving a missing el...
by pb783
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

I'm at about 42 - 44 on the NM. That is close enough to be very concerned with every loss of NM point. I was concerned about the loss of NM from a naval battle, which could cause an early end to the game. And I am concerned that a unit the size of a corps could be threatened by a computer decision. ...
by pb783
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

VigaBrand and I have agreed to wrap this game up. The game time is April 1863, just a few months after the events related above. There have been some developments on both sides and we'll share those with you. The key development that is determining the end of the game was the appearance of the CSA N...
by pb783
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

800 Miles From Home; The Unintended Consequence of House Rules

The house rules restricted the Union from small raids. Basically, I need to put together a leader and four elements to enter Southern territory. An unintended consequence of this rule is that when I have somewhat successful raid, things go off the rails. My units are too large for real raids. They t...
by pb783
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Awesome. Looking forward to how this has happened. Only ever played against Athena so nothing like this. Did the Hawks win? Thanks Jokeon. I'm hoping my extensive write up of the game gets me into the AACW2 beta. You'll see that my play won't recommend me :) The Hawks, at the time of writing, are t...
by pb783
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

The Winter of 1862-3; Some Good News in Missouri

Hello readers. VigaBrand will be on vacation until July, but the game has moved from November through March 1863. My goal, when the Hawks are not in play against Boston for Lord Stanley's Cup, is to update you on the turn of events. Whether I can pull a victory out of the winter, time will tell. Let...
by pb783
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Coming Attractions

The game has continued from the point at which the Union player (that would be me) spotted a near certain win for the South (VigaBrand). The turn is now moving into February 1863. ⋅ Would it surprise you to learn that Lee has taken about four corps and moved into Central Tennessee? ⋅&...
by pb783
Tue May 28, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

That's a very interesting situation you have here. Of course as your audience member I want the game to continue so I can read the AAR, but in reality I think I would have just continued the game as is (before you pointed the better move to your opponent). Both sides made blunders in real life, and...
by pb783
Tue May 28, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Time to Fly!

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by pb783
Sun May 26, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Why is 1 division not enough for defense
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

I wish I had understood this in my current PBEM (the AARis posted elsewhere). :bonk:
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

What Would You Do?

So, we have a game in which the opponent (me) detected the move necessary to win. At least a 1/2 point to VigaBrand for creating this situation. What is your thoughts readers? I think we'll continue the game, perhaps rolling back a turn or two to allow the Union to regroup a bit better from the Butl...
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Late October- I say STOP!

[ATTACH]22805[/ATTACH] You can see the CSA is actually moving back across the Potomac! At this point VigaBrand and I exchanged a series of emails: Patrick: as I woke this morning I realized you had your armies setup in a way that should have allowed you to conquer Washington. If you didn't do what I...
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Early October 1862

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Here is the screen shot from early October. Longstreet has penetrated to the border of Pennsylvania (Westminster, MD). Lee is right behind him.
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Intel

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Here is a summary (from the Union intel screen) of the opposing forces. Note that I have two estimates of the spearhead force. When I reopened the file I received a different accounting of what was in the region of Loudon.
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Eastern Situation Late August 1861

[ATTACH]22802[/ATTACH] The attachment shows the Eastern situation. As I recall, the turn was about a month following the dispatch of Gen'l Butler's entire force in the Peninsula. This was a loss of four Union divisions, all the Union holdings down to Ft Monroe and also two naval shore batteries. So ...
by pb783
Sat May 25, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Defeat is all relative

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How did it come to this? How did it happen so quickly? Stay tuned readers as this AAR entertains an alternative series of battles. To our American neighbors: Happy Decoration Day! (To our Canadian friends: WINTERHAWKS!) :w00t:
by pb783
Sun May 19, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

We now moving into August, 1862. I haven't written much as the past few turns have not been memorable for any new military issue. The images, however, indicate the size of the Union disaster. Gen'l Butler's entire command of 40 elements (two divisions plus), plus what amounted to an additional divis...
by pb783
Sun May 19, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Apologies

Yes, some of those newspaper articles are so gleefully immature with humor, that's the style we wrote in for high school newspaper to make our friends laugh ;) Though I would stay away from slave/race humor if I were you. Just a warning Good point. Thank you. I've already offended some folks here. ...
by pb783
Tue May 14, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

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by pb783
Sun May 12, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Rose Greenhowe and his daughter give the information about your plans. You can not kill this women, so there will be prisoners but alive. Beware of women they are very usefull in intelligence. I shall assign Gen'l Butler to get to the bottom of this female spy ring. His knowledge to the wiles of wo...
by pb783
Sun May 12, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

GMB:

What do we win for 'fastest written?' If it is Scotch, I'm all in. :)

I think VigaBrand prefers German beer! :coeurs:
by pb783
Sun May 12, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Butler Takes Northern Offensive Seriously!

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by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Lee Takes Command

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by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

April 1862; Intelligence and War

This AAR will bring the reader up to the very point in time that the game is at right now. If you've read the AAR you'll know VigaBrand objected to a gamey exploit. Although he actually objected to what I've done with the AAR, saying it wasn't necessary, I have published all the AAR's up to the curr...
by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

April 1862

⋅ Push for Northern Offensive ⋅ Central Tennessee ⋅ Paducah ⋅ Memphis No screen clips yet. Action is dying down across the map. In the East Butler is likely to head an effort to forestall the 10NM loss by moving two divisions to one of the counties between th...
by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

March 1862

Northern Newspapers are demanding another attack, this time to within two regions of Richmond. Is the Butler force in Tappanhannock already fulfilling the demand? No. Tappahannock is specifically excluded from the list of regions that fulfill the requirement. I'm thinking I'll need parts of two divi...
by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

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by pb783
Sat May 11, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: pb783 (North) v VigaBrand (South)
Replies: 68
Views: 14517

Late February 1862

It is late February 1862. The Union ordered two high risk attacks. The first was ordering 'The Beast' Gen. Butler to take Tappahannock. We've succeeded and there are no reports of any opposition. The Irish Legion led the charge up the peninsula. You can see some of my underused generals working the ...

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