Thanks for the welcome Captain_Orso
Just sorry that my first post was to report minor issues in such a great & detailed game. I'm not a complete novice, as I've been playing the game on & off for two years. But I feel like I've barely scratched its surface. My recent return to playing the game was prompted by the release of v1.16.
Agreed that, based on his early '62 Union competition, having Sumner available as a ***general makes him a relative military genius. I felt I couldn't look a gift horse in the mouth at the time, so I promoted him. OK, I was taking only a relatively minor advantage, but it felt unjustified, & therefore 'gamey', to do so. I had not previously saved my game
& subsequently abandoned what was looking like a relatively successful campaign, due to feeling guilty.
OK, I know I'm a bit of a stereotypical Brit. It's drilled into us from an early age that winning should be less important than how (i.e. fairly, or in this case realistically) you try to win a game. The trouble is, with that attitude, I've never dared take on a human opponent. After all, there are
limits to even a stereotypical Brit's levels of masochism