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by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sick gaming practices
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Sick gaming practices

You just suggested me (a wife), to encourage my husband to go after some sick gaming practice, misreading all home duties waiting for his care. It's not a diplomacy incident, it’s something worth of the attention from the International Criminal Court of the Hague for crimes against humanity. Mum Si...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 95511

Banks6060 wrote:Stand Watie will hold the trenches around the town.


Now that's historical...entrenched indians. Wht's next, giving them some artillery?

Great job on the AAR as always. Can't wait fort the Spring thaw.
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 53635

...there is (or was) a problem with the Barren region of Kentucky - the area immediately North East of Bowling Green. Supply never gets through to units stationed in this area. It has nothing to do with being in or out of supply. It just never gets through. I dont know if the fault has been fixed a...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Location and Building Units
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

But when it fits my strategy I recruit militia in the thick of the fight as they are pretty much ready the turn after I order them up. I do the same, but it seems like the last patch might have tweaked militia starting levels of cohesion and health. Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems like...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: WS issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

My problem is that my WS is always so low and I am unable to keep it out of the red zone. I tried some light industrialization in VA and NC, but as I read the threads I think it says that the industrialization sucks up my WS ?? I like to see the new factories coming on line making supplies, but doe...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Out of supply and in harsh weather ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

... elements all deep in the red, stack power falling to near zero, what do I do? Sit tight and hope to survive somehow, or move to somewhere with supplies and better weather? Or is that stack doomed anyway, no matter what I do? :bonk: Thanks! :) Put your showshoes on! If they're going to die, they...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Boardgame Central
Topic: Computer versions of boardgames
Replies: 17
Views: 26073

I know it's more of a beer and pretzels game than a true wargame, but I really like the computer version of Axis & Allies.
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Comeback for states rights
Replies: 42
Views: 8069

Pretty compelling evidence that secession was illegal, especially the part I bolded. The states couldn't act as a sovereign power would. Yes, but through the act of secession the southern states each individually cancelled their "contract" with the United States, and hence were no longer bound by i...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

The larger the sample size, the more accurate the calculation will be. ;) Edit: I am assuming there is a distribution of hit %. If 100 line inf units are all at 50% hits to start, then it is fine to assume 25 line inf chits will be needed. Yes, some units start with more "damage" than others, but t...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Another Newbie Addicted
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

1) It seems the CSA forces in the West are mostly Militia and mostly locked down to a specific location. The USA seems to be wiping them out with Militia forces that are un-locked and mobile. I don't see any way to un-lock the CSA Militia forces, I assume this is a timed function, or am I missing s...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Here's a quick-and-dirty but reasonably accurate suggestion to get at replacement chit costs using Pocus's probability. Divide the force pool units into four quartiles based on % damage/incompleteness and do a unit count for each group. # damaged 1% - 25% (multiply total # units by 6.25%) # damaged...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is the PEGI rating system a suitable way of rating games?
Replies: 26
Views: 5999

Don Arsan, you are probably the worst Ambassador in charge ever. You just suggested me (a wife), to encourage my husband to go after some sick gaming practice, misreading all home duties waiting for his care. It's not a diplomacy incident, it’s something worth of the attention from the Internationa...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Pocus finally did give us an answer, so now I can work with the replacement requirements in a more informative way. Seems the chance of using a replacement chit is 50% of the proportional loss of HPs, meaning a unit with 50% health (or HPs) would have a 25% chance of using a replacement chit. Since...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Very interesting/instructive thread, guys. Thank you both for your efforts in this. Just wondering whether you guys are also factoring in the cost of maintaining a certain % (10%?) replacements reserve in addition to the freebie chits already built in? So depending on how the replacement issue gets...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Gray - We may have both underestimated the cost of bringing understrength units up to full strength. Some time ago, I tracked the usage of replacement chits in 1861 so I could optimize my purchases of replacements. I ran three test games against passive AI, with no actions that could cause replaceme...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Although, possibly not enough, if you look at the April 1861 spreadsheet, near the bottom of the CSA entries, you will see additional entries for Replacement points provided in the reinforcement events. Right. I did not notice that. So, if you're counting the free replacement chits toward the balan...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

I'll double check for those later tonight, but they can only "add" to the amounts already tallied in each category and since I'm primarily interested in War Supply amounts, it will only add to an already perceived possible oversupply in this particular category. If you look carefully, the Militia/V...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The Stonewall Brigade
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

The only thing about this argument is this: Let's say that to reflect his actions at 1st Bull Run the bde. is spawned in the region where Jackson is. Well, what if you never move his stack to Manassas? He never get's his nickname, so no bde? My point is, those men were with him before he marched to...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Kinda correct... LOL... I did the per turn additional resource accounting in much the same way that you did. It's the (at start) resources that requires me to look thru not only the scenario setup (script) files, but also some (.inc) files which are actually compiled into the final scenario file an...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Very interesting data. I'm curious to see the USA totals when you have them.
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Gray is probably doing this like a pro -- looking through the scenario and event files and adding everything up. I did it the hard way, by playing a game with an inactive AI and in which I did nothing, and then meticulously recording any changes to $, conscripts, and WSu. My method showed several un...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

I'm not counting the (at start) pools in the per turn accumulation, but admittedly I did not think to account for the difference in the Rail/River pools. I'll make that adjustment to those relative Campaign scenario spread sheets and will have to make some slight balance adjustments in post #4 abov...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Okay, you're right, I double counted by 40 -- counting the starting WSu as normal production and as an event.

SHould be 1251, plus events. Main events are the 10 and 15 added on May 1 and June 1.
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Your total balance is incorrect since you added some things more than once. Sorry - my numbers do add up, I just presented them in a confusing way. Maybe this will show it better: Ignoring my descriptions of the events, here's how it adds up: [B]Normal Production: [/B]40 at start, early April, 1861...
by Major Tom
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Also, the CSA starts the game with 4 free squadrons of blockade runners. WHile in the blockade boxes, those squadrons will each return a combined total of 4 $+WSu per turn. Considering time needed to resupply and repair damage, plus time at sea, you should still get at least a dozen turns of product...
by Major Tom
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Gray - I think your produciton numbers for CSA must be "plain vanilla," not counting any events. But the scripted events add a substantial amount to CSA balances, especially the events that fire on May 1 and June 1 1861. Here's a rundown of my totals including events: Dollars $150 at start, early Ap...
by Major Tom
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: War Supplies during first year
Replies: 49
Views: 6534

Gray - Those are some interesting numbers. I know you'll want to derive these yourself, but for comparison here are my results from a test game. April 1861 campaign. CSA No actions -- not even taking Norfolk or buying replacements. Commodity balances at start of early March 1862: $2420 930 conscript...
by Major Tom
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The Stonewall Brigade
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

Somewhere along the way, the Stonewall Bde not only got a name change but the unit assigned for it's makeup got switched also... I'm working on restoring the correct brigade makeup and name. edit> per historical records, Stonewall Bde was made up of 5 Infantry Rgts and an Artillery Rgt. This is the...
by Major Tom
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Relative value of $, WSu, and CS
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Just for your information: I recently started a "total" tally cost in "$", "Conscripts", and "WarSupplies" of all the "At Start" units in the "1862 Campaign Scenario". I'm figuring on using these numbers as a rough base to work with all the "1861 Campaign Scenarios" to come up with more realistic f...
by Major Tom
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Relative value of $, WSu, and CS
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Ideally, you could add up every unit expenditure, including rail and river, divide by # of elements, and that would give you a unit to measure output against. Similar to your sample division purchase idea but comprehensive. Assume the "base unit" turns out to cost 15/8/5. Every 5 wsu produced in ex...

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