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by oberst_klink
Mon May 22, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Good Reads?
Replies: 11
Views: 3666

Re: Good Reads?

I can recommend the BBC series about the subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7jfpgFdX2E

As well as Simon Shama's 2 episodes of the subject:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_History ... (TV_series)#Series_2_.282001.29_.E2.80.93_The_British_Wars:_1603.E2.80.931776

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sat May 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Combat Stance not showing in ECW
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Combat Stance not showing in ECW

The alternate button bug, aye... that did the trick, I switched it off and now I can change the stances for the stack(s) as in defensive, offensive, etc. postures.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sat May 20, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Combat Stance not showing in ECW
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Combat Stance not showing in ECW

Just a tad confused why I can't see/change the combat stance in ECW but in TYW and ROP it is...
by oberst_klink
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Game Over
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Playing the game as well for a couple of days no since I've bought it and there are frequent occurances when losing generals get promoted or congratulated and winning ones being repremanded.
by oberst_klink
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 1.04 - Check for Update Error
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

richfed wrote:I can never get it to work. Per Pocus, I sent an e-mail to Slitherine. No response, yet.


Try it in Admin mode, e.g. start the main program as administrator.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Public Beta Patch 1.04 RC6
Replies: 60
Views: 17535

Please, where can I find the patch? The link above doesn't work (it says: download no more available). Thank you. Try this link: http://www.ageod-forum.com/downloads/latest/CW2_104DB_2014July.zip That done the trick, Klink, Oberst WAIT: This is just the DataBase update... the other links indeed don...
by oberst_klink
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Patrick Cleburne becomes dispirited leader
Replies: 16
Views: 3637

What can I say “Bragg” he kept many from promotion and refused or could not look at anything objectively. He held many back from their potential. But lets not get into all that. Cleburne under a different commander might have shone even brighter. Look at what he and Churchill did under ...
by oberst_klink
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Stuck in 'military mode" a litte help please
Replies: 1
Views: 952

My game just went to Jan '63 and when I load the game I get a message that I am in 'military mode'. I have a grand scale map but cannot see any forces. Don't know how I got there or how to get back to standard map. Any help will be appreciated! What about the different F1-F12 keys? Tried hitting <E...
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Replay feature
Replies: 38
Views: 8307

+1 aye, was wondering if I got senile not noticing it.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Couple Historical Quibbles
Replies: 25
Views: 5285

Oh well, peeps. Here's something that might shed some light on it.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/WilsonsC

I can recommend the whole C-SPAN series of lectures, round table discussions, etc.

Klink, Oberst
1st MO. Vols.
by oberst_klink
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question on experience gain from trainers...
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Good information here.... The training OFFICERS for Union are McClellen, Halleck, and Sigel....is that correct? Anyone else? For Rebs, is there a training OFFICER later after Cooper, or is that it? He is handy in the short-term, can train 4 brigades of VA Volunteers For training MASTERS, I see Hard...
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Artillery outside Divisions
Replies: 22
Views: 5856

This is great stuff. I am always amazed at the depth one can go in this game! When the term 'artillery' is used in this post, is that 1 artillery element? if so then 4 elements per division? Indeed elements, aka batteries. Depending on the Division's 'task', I'd use 2 light smoothbore and one heavy...
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Pontoon Bridge & Build Railroad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

What does the pontoon bridge do for us? Also what is the sequence for building a railroad. I don't see an icon for that. Does it consume units? If so what kind? AFAIK, no option to build RR, and pontoons simply assist in speeding up river crossings... Tip: Don't try it like Burnside in Fredericksbu...
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Justice for Nathan Bedford Forrest black cavalrymen
Replies: 17
Views: 4345

Can we all now focus on finding bugs, reporting it to Phil and the lads, be happy in our work and proceed with the game? ;)

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Cover Artwork. Niggling at a High Level
Replies: 21
Views: 3530

In Germany we would say, "niggling at a high level". But because the consumer opinion should count, also such, rather unimportant, matter must find a place. The artwork is funny on one side, and annoying, headshaking, on the other side. You could also call it unprofessional. No one, not even untrai...
by oberst_klink
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Cover Artwork. Niggling at a High Level
Replies: 21
Views: 3530

Franciscus wrote:Hi guys

This forum is the most civilized and polite that I know of.

Please let's all keep it that way... :)


Eu concordo. A alemã. :hat:

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Infantry Builds: What is the ideal mix of brigade types?
Replies: 16
Views: 4316

I use very small cavalry brigades and divisions, the mounted volunteers are a great addition in the West. Mounted volunteers + cavalry + horse artillery + Forrest = Southern rock. I always rest and refit the cavalry in a place where they are trained more by an leader or HQ, they should be nurtured ...
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Total power calculated by the game
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

Maybe a percentage of the drunkard Sibley accounts for 8 additional CP? Might possible. Let's hope it's being explained in an updated version of the manual.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Infantry Builds: What is the ideal mix of brigade types?
Replies: 16
Views: 4316

I am sure you want to have pure cavalry divisions as well for some jolly good deep reece and raids, aye? I try to buy 1-2 Bde with 1 x Cav and 1 x 6lb Art element in them; The rest the cheaper Inf Bde to make my Div later on.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Benjamin McCulloch
Replies: 11
Views: 4788

Actually, Ben McCulloch was said to have been an excellent officer. Historians say that he had turned the rag-tag of troops he picked up in Arkansas into one of the very best fighting forces the Confederacy would field during the war. It would seem we may have under rated his abilities. He had done...
by oberst_klink
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Special ribbons/medals, meaning, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Ol' Choctaw wrote:If those black troops were in Kansas, it was not a bug. Kansas raised black militia units long before the Feds did. They were mostly freed men or escaping slaves with the refugees of the IT.

But not 125,000 new recruits...

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Special ribbons/medals, meaning, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Really what it is, is that unit seems to be bugged. It should not be upgrading and certainly not that fast. It does show experience, experience the unit shouldn’t have. There are a few alien things going on... clone armies of garrison militias, the medal thing, units being miraculously trained by t...
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Leader promotion question...
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Hi there I am playing the West scenario, Bragg has just won a battle and is promotable, in ACW1 when a leader is up for promotion there star at the top right the unit box phased in and out.. is this not the case in ACW2? is it a missing feature or is it WAD? Thanks Click on the tent, there you shou...
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Scripted Reinforcement Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Scripted reinforcements have greatly changed in the new version. I don't have the list at the moment. If you are ready to dig in the detail of the game data :sherlock: :cthulhu: , you can look at the "csa events.sct" and "usa events.sct" files in CW2\events folder. Search for "CreateGroup" strings....
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Help with forces screen, please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

I am struggling with the new forces screen. Is this the replacement for the 'roster' in ACW? If so, how do I find a specific general or unit. The buttons at the top seem to be counter intuitive. It seems that one must hide everything he doesn't want to see. What am I missing? One has to get used to...
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Storming the Ramparts: What's the best way to take a pre-war fort as Union?
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

If you can spare a turn, do not storm it while landing from the ships. It will give your force additional amphibious landing penalty along with the assault the fort penalty. First land into the region with the fort, and storm it the turn after. Casualties shouldn't be too high. Talking about forts....
by oberst_klink
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 37 days to Fort Sumter?!
Replies: 17
Views: 4817

Palpat wrote:Is this even possible? Fort Sumter is, well, at sea...

Remember, Henry Wise, riverine transport from the pool works at coastal areas... Oh, and get his Avatar :D On an side-note; he was the brother-in-law of George Meade.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 37 days to Fort Sumter?!
Replies: 17
Views: 4817

Palpat wrote:Well, I am fighting for States' rights, so I want to get there as soon as possible. ;)

Then you're Henry Wise :P Man, you didn't try to attack with the poxy GA Cav.Rgt, aye? Use a leader and a proper SC.Bde.

Klink, Oberst
by oberst_klink
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: 37 days to Fort Sumter?!
Replies: 17
Views: 4817

I am currently playtesting Civil War and something bothers me: how come my South Carolinians do take 37 days from Charleston to Fort Sumter? :w00t: It was a dozen days in AACW. Am I missing something new there? Held out there until July '61... with every successful defence you might have noticed yo...
by oberst_klink
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question on Force Production
Replies: 19
Views: 5286

Some of it will just show up, don’t worry. All those Indians are not just map ornaments. The other thing is that the IT should have a fairly large reaction force, that you don’t want to unleash by moving raiders through there. Kind of like poking a stick in a hornets nest. It doesn̵...

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