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by stockwellpete
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: How the AGE engine has developed?
Replies: 26
Views: 8758

What a complicated series of questions you pose. The simultaneous movement of these games is not at all an ongoing amorphous mess as you contemplate. I am likely in your age category. AGEOD is sensible, fun and challenging. Connect with a few players and enjoy the fun of this handful of delightful ...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96399

How about the Reconquista? (the one in Spain, not Mexico). I suppose the big question with these medieval suggestions is whether they are economically viable for AGEOD to make them. There is no doubt in my mind that the 100YW and the "Reconquista" would make for very interesting games but how many ...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96399

oh yes ! but how many turns ? how many factions ? it will become the monster game of the century (normal for a war of 120 years...) :mdr: How many factions could you think of then? I was envisaging it as a more tightly scripted two-player game where certain phases of the campaign were dealt with in...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96399

Hundred Years War would be interesting, don't know what would happen for the times when not a lot was going on though.... You could try and manage your population and finances when every one is dying from plague!!!! The BBC documentary that has just started, well half way through, has whetted my ap...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: How the AGE engine has developed?
Replies: 26
Views: 8758

Thanks everyone. I am starting to read the forum a lot more now and it seems that there is definitely an ACW2 on the way quite soon and maybe there is a second Napoleon game coming along a bit further on down the road? I'll get "Rise of Prussia" soon as I have just read the Osprey book on the Seven ...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96399

Of interest to me . . .

War of the Roses 15thC
Hundred Years War (including Glyndwr's revolt)
Crimean War
Boer War
Anything from the Renaissance/early modern period e.g. English Civil War, Italian Wars.
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: How the AGE engine has developed?
Replies: 26
Views: 8758

What was the most difficult aspect to grasp for you? How units are organized (stacks, units, elements), chain of command, supply, 'dryness' of combat report, simultaneous turns, etc.? Originally it started with BOA1 in 2004, then ACW1. ACW1 saw the new chain of command, but something to point out: ...
by stockwellpete
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: How the AGE engine has developed?
Replies: 26
Views: 8758

How the AGE engine has developed?

I am very new to AGEOD games and I have just started playing BOA2 "Wars in America". I actually like the system very much even though I am finding some aspects of the game quite puzzling - reading the forum and the AAR's has started to fill in many of the gaps in the last few days, I am pleased to s...
by stockwellpete
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

Making quite good progress with this game - supply is a bit difficult to understand but I have now found an AAR that has helped. The manual says nothing much about building forts or depots though which has made things a bit tricky too. Overall though, I think the game is beautifully designed and exc...
by stockwellpete
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Stockwell how is your playing going? Well, I have started to learn "Wars in America" which I have been told is one of the more accessible AGEOD games. I am finding some aspects of the game straightforward but other things like supply, attrition and combat are very, very puzzling. I know WW1 Gold us...
by stockwellpete
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 16657

Erm, he was expelled from the Communist Party by the Stalinists in 1928. Unlike them he remained a revolutionary socialist for the rest of his life.
by stockwellpete
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Dont rightly know I have read the manual cover to cover where does this turns and rules edition exsist? If you open up the folders to the game you can see it next to the main manual and the "additions". It has a slightly earlier publication date too. I am not sure if it is just an earlier version o...
by stockwellpete
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 16657

Victor Serge - ‘It is often said that the germ of all Stalinism was in Bolshevism at its beginning. Well, I have no objection. Only, Bolshevism also contained many other germs – a mass of other germs – and those who lived through the enthusiasm of the first years of the first victo...
by stockwellpete
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Sorry to be a pain but can someone answer my question about the "Turns and Rules" edition of the manual. How does it relate to the main 200+ pages manual that I have already downloaded please?
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Pete, Thank you for your fortitude. I owned the original board game and dreamed of playing it. When the computer game came out it was buggy, but massive inprovements have happened over the year this is a complex game but an AWESOME game. I saved the manual on a fleash drive and had my local kwik co...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 16657

The provisional government that was set up to replace the Czar allowed Lenin and other exiled leaders back into Russia, much to their own demise. But what if they kept him in exile? Would the revolution have had a similar outcome? What do you think? Well, it was the Germans who facilitated Lenin's ...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 16657

Yes there's a difference: Bourgeois republic is already own by the bourgeois, but in socialist republic the socialists become the new bourgeois. The hollowing out of the soviets during the Russian civil war was caused by economic dislocation due to the fighting - the Russian working class was large...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

lodilefty wrote:It must be dropped into the \Events folder, not the \Sc ripts folder! Cut and paste!


Ok thanks, that looks better now.
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

Hello Durk. I have had a go at doing it but I am not sure if I have done it correctly. I downloaded jzip which is a free thingy for unzipping files. I then downloaded the script file, cut it and put it in the WIA script folder. It is now showing as a "Windows Script Component" in the folder but all ...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

What do you have to do to activate the file? Do you need something like Winzip or something else? I am not sure how to add it to my game.
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: WIA Patch 1.10e - Official Legacy = November 13, 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 83477

Gah... try to fix it qwik means break it qwik.... :bonk: Not quite that simple, but the attached should fix it: Give it a try and let us know here.... Extract into \WIA\Events 1 file overwritten [ATTACH=CONFIG]20705[/ATTACH] Can somebody tell me what I need to do to add this zip file to my game ple...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

Hello stockwellpete ! of course, you have to download the last patch 1.10e. I don't know the fix 1812 campaign zip ? I don't think there is much change in the manual. :wavey: OK thanks. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing anything obvious. If you look at the thread about the new patch ...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Hello Baris, I am going to follow Philippe's advice and start with the "Wars in America" game and then go onto "Revolution Under Siege". I have been able to follow the tutorials of these two games quite easily. I just need to sort out if I have got the games patched right up to date and I am looking...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Just got this game . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

Just got this game . . .

A couple of questions . . . i) regarding patches; my version of the game is 1.06c; I see there is a new official patch 1.10e that I can download and I should also download a fix 1812campaign.zip. Is that correct please? ii) regarding the manual; my version has "Version 1 for WIA 1.00"; should I prin...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Yes, I am very satisfied with the way I have been dealt with by Aegod. I would like to thank Philippe very much. I have actually managed to work my way through the tutorials now. It has taken me around 8 or 9 hours though! I think some of the wording in Tutorial 2 could be much clearer. For example,...
by stockwellpete
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 16657

I think the main point to understand here is the differentiation made between parliamentary or bourgeois representative democracy on the one hand, and proletarian or participatory democracy on the other. The Bolsheviks, including Lenin, were orthodox Marxists and believed that capitalist forms of pa...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

"WWI is not just huge, it is also complex. The player is hit hard by a learning curve that the documentation, tutorials and interface could do a much better job in easing. Even after many hours of playing, this reviewer still found himself stumbling to understand all the nuances of basic things like...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Sorry about this. It looks like somehow you did not get access to the demo before buying. We are ready to reimburse the game if you feel it was not worth the purchase. Please send me an email at pthibaut@ageod.net with your purchase invoice copy and we shall sort this out. No demo. I have sent you ...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Hello, the Pause key is in the keyboard of your PC. If you haven't that key, I remember you can use F9 key. The reason why you see that message is because the AI starts paused. Neverthless you can play and schedule moves and orders, perform actions. Then, when you have finished, hit the Pause key, ...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Totally incomprehensible!
Replies: 39
Views: 8802

Game is not as complex as it seems I would reccomend printing and reading the manual. It is an awesome game! But the manual is over 200 pages long! I wanted to play a wargame not do a PHD! The tutorial seems to be partly broken so there does not appear to be a way for me to get a foothold in the ga...

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