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ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:50 pm

I am just finishing a 47 lecture class on the ACW. Needless, to say it got me interested.

Well, I reloaded ACW1 and ACW2. I am assuming ACW2 is the more feature rich game with a better UI.

So, should I just skip ACW1 and start with ACW2?

But I will have to say overall the map graphics of ACW1 (and other graphics) of ACW1 surpassed ACW2. Sandra Duval was truly a gifted artist.

Thanks.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:30 pm

MarkShot wrote:I am just finishing a 47 lecture class on the ACW. Needless, to say it got me interested.

Well, I reloaded ACW1 and ACW2. I am assuming ACW2 is the more feature rich game with a better UI.

So, should I just skip ACW1 and start with ACW2?

But I will have to say overall the map graphics of ACW1 (and other graphics) of ACW1 surpassed ACW2. Sandra Duval was truly a gifted artist.

Thanks.


Take both, AACW is in sale for 9,99$
http://www.ageod.com/store/343/American ... d.the.Gray

Also check out BoA2 if you like the style of the map in AACW, also loaded with history.
viewforum.php?f=190

On sale for 4,99$! That is a bargain, you get three wars and several scenarios for that!
http://www.ageod.com/store/360/Birth.of ... in.America

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Sorry I somehow misread that you where considering buying, but the games are still on sale for those that are interested. ;)

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:34 pm

Thanks. But I have all already.

I am just trying to decide whether to start with ACW1 or ACW2.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 pm

MarkShot wrote:Thanks. But I have all already.

I am just trying to decide whether to start with ACW1 or ACW2.



AACW then.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:01 pm

May I ask why? Thanks.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:28 pm

MarkShot wrote:May I ask why? Thanks.


So that you can see what has changed in ACW 2, mostly good but also some that should have been included in it also.
I would also call AACW a wargame classic, same as BOA.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:15 am

Civil War II is the further development of AGEod's American Civil War. About 90% of the rules are identical. Most of the 10% fixes things which desperately needed to be fixed, like the retreat rule.

I have very fond memories of playing AACW, but I cannot see myself ever going back to playing it, but that's just me.

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Re: ACW1 or ACW2?

Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:47 am

I am often in disagreement with Captain Orso, but on this matter we totally agree. #1 is fun and a very decent game. #2 is the Civil War, with the caveat that the South is so much stronger materially than historically, but CW2 is the very best simulation you will find for a computer game.

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