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by Chuske
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: To End All Wars - First Impressions
Replies: 163
Views: 31025

Thanks guys. How does the complexity/time commitment of EAW rate compared to AACW1 and AACW2?
by Chuske
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: To End All Wars - First Impressions
Replies: 163
Views: 31025

Not getting EAW yet due to time/money constraints but hope to in future. I did in the past play "Commander The Great War" and wondered if anyone on here who also played that game and has now bought EAW could comment on how the two games compare? Thanks
by Chuske
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Useful Threads for Beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 39214

Good idea on asking our esteemed captain to mentat. Think though as Civil War 2 is out sometime in the near future maybe instead we should focus on that game? Certainly if Captain Orso (or any other vets) reads this and wants to suggest threads or advice to add hear I'm really happy to add to this t...
by Chuske
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: ACW2 is signing up beta testers!
Replies: 109
Views: 21507

Looking forward to this too! I signed up and am all set for the beta test.
by Chuske
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ageod American Civil War 2!
Replies: 316
Views: 99694

I would be a fool to argue specific game points with you, so in large measure I won't. ;) I did not suggest armies historically sit on their depots: they don't, but we are dealing with fair sized regions in any case. I was looking at the issue of depots, the idea of major depots, the possibility of...
by Chuske
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: A Devoted Fan's Concerns for AACW2
Replies: 31
Views: 8977

Yep attention to logistics is what makes these games great. The current AACW is already an amazing game, AACW2 would just need a few tweaks IMO, and not a major facelift. Things I'd consider prioritizing would be: 1) Unit recruitment. As things stand now, there is little disincentive from recruitin...
by Chuske
Wed May 29, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Massi AACW2 Art
Replies: 32
Views: 11137

Fantastic! Really looking forawrd to ACW2 now (as if I wasn't looking forward enough!)
by Chuske
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Useful Threads for Beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 39214

Do people think this thread should be stickied? If so I hope lodilefty will stickify it as otherwise it will disappear from sight fairly quickly.
by Chuske
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ageod American Civil War 2!
Replies: 316
Views: 99694

Looking forward to AACW2, every game by you guys is brilliant and I'm confident AACW2 will be the bset yet :)

Map looks fantastic
by Chuske
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Taking Coastal Forts
Replies: 5
Views: 4691

What is your plan after taking the coastal forts? Do you garrison them and if so what forces do you garrison with? Just the default art, coast art and inf or do you add a few extra inf or artillery to stop an opponent taking them back or do you destroy the fort? What about Forts Monroe and Pickens h...
by Chuske
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Early War Union Command: How can we make it better?
Replies: 99
Views: 27289

Very interesting post and really important discussion as the early war is not really that well simulated, that said the game is fun and IMHO by far the best strategic ACW game I've played. I agree with a lot of what you say but think off rating might be better at 2. Yes George should be rated better...
by Chuske
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Frontage Primer, and Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 12934

Wanting to clarify that frontage applies to all units taking part in the battle ie all corps, divs and army stack (if present)? If so has anyone found out since Majors Tom post if it is just the highest ranking leader who adds the bonus? ie If an army stack is present is it just the army commander w...
by Chuske
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Useful Threads for Beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 39214

If you want, you can add Newman's and my PBEM against Meagher on the 1863 campaign. It had 3 1/2 hours of YouTube videos. The playlist is here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0elpXyl8LDXi-sW_3YCNmfCEUnxF1dBh Charles Thanks, added. Coming soon to a beginners thread near you amphib threads :)
by Chuske
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: ACW2 Leaders thread: additions and changes
Replies: 78
Views: 29652

Also Chamberlain ++


As someone interested in the naval game
Union Admiral Silas Stringham (who commanded ships assaulting Ft Clark etc in Hatteras) doesn't seem to be in the game and Du Pont appears too late to re-enact an attack on Port Royal (Beaufort in the game)
by Chuske
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Useful Threads for Beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 39214

Useful Threads for Beginners

Ok this game has quite learning curve for beginners, and the main beginners thread (by Dixiecrat) is not accessible for people who are new to the forum so I thought I'd start a useful links for beginners thread starting with Dixiecrats beginners links and then extend it with other threads and links ...
by Chuske
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: AACW2 wishlist
Replies: 499
Views: 121873

Hello, Been away from the forums for a long time but back now. Been 6 months since I played this game but here are suggestions I have, feel free to argue against these if you disagree :) These a just me thinking aloud and are not in any way refined thoughts. 1) The start of the war saw very little a...
by Chuske
Fri May 25, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Historical 'What-Ifs'
Replies: 157
Views: 31932

It is very interesting to see that foreigners know more about the American Civil War than we do. :mdr: Tis interesting you raise this Mac. I do wonder why the ACW appeals to me so much as a Brit and others from Canada, France, Germany etc. I guess part of it is ties of blood apart from native ameri...
by Chuske
Mon May 21, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: On Rivers and Who is Attacking or Defending
Replies: 16
Views: 3006

Me neither. Athena in my latest AI campaign is running rings round me with river movements I can't block despite me having captured Richmond, New Orleans, Little Rock, Atlanta, Pensacola. I can't nail down Athena's remaining forces short of gaming her and leaving door open to some juicy target and t...
by Chuske
Mon May 21, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Historical 'What-Ifs'
Replies: 157
Views: 31932

I can't agree more that Davis allowed his military background to mean he focused too much on military matters, Lee should have had overall command and full power of appointments much earlier, maybe after Chancellorsville or Gettysburg. I think Davis' favouritism was a huge problem for the CSA as he ...
by Chuske
Thu May 17, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Alea jacta est beta
Replies: 52
Views: 19021

I'm willing to help you out if you're still looking for more testers :D
by Chuske
Mon May 14, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sieges
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Given the age of Dixicrat's analysis [as in: done before these params were added?], I'd lean toward what's current in the opt file :) Thanks for the tip. I'm going to try some experiments when time allows. The plan is to start a game controlling both sides and as Union just build siege trains for t...
by Chuske
Sat May 05, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Full Campaign - New Player Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 14590

Ocean supply is only transported to coastal harbors, never through rivers. If the exit-point of a harbor states that it is a coastal region (tool-tip) it should get supply from the Shipping Box, but the cities up the Mississippi up to the Red River confluent -- everything south of there is coastal ...
by Chuske
Sat May 05, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sieges
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Ok got v.slightly further in that the same values as in http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Sieges_and_breaches are in the AACW GameLogic.opt file. Puzzler is there it says 10 artillery combat points to get a seige bonus. Question is (hopes lodilefty or other modder sees this and can confirm) is artillery ...
by Chuske
Sat May 05, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: civil war author's
Replies: 20
Views: 4740

I'm nearly finished reading Shelbey Foote's The Civil War for the second time. I find that it presents an excellent understanding of the country as a whole, if it may be stated like that, from the presidents to down to the simple soldiers to the civilians; politics on grand and minor scale. His nar...
by Chuske
Sat May 05, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Full Campaign - New Player Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 14590

Great advice as ever guys. Looks like I'll be ordering Matthew Broderick to make his glorious fort assaults (just rewatched that movie, def one of the best) in my serious games (ie ones where not taking all year to capture a coastal fort is priority)! Also as per my new siege thread I'll be experime...
by Chuske
Fri May 04, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sieges
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Sieges

Ok a search of the forum suggested there is no thread on siege mechanics, mostly just discussions on whether to siege or assault. Thinking that understanding seiges might be useful to others I'm creating a new thread rather than continuing in my general thread of my newbie questions. Let's start wit...
by Chuske
Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Full Campaign - New Player Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 14590

Been awhile since I needed to consult you wise AACW sages, but hitting a few hiccups with seiges and Athena. Firstly I'm trying to find the smallest force that can capture the NC forts quickly (Fort Clark etc). At the moment my force is the Irish brigade, 2x20lb, 1 rodman and 2 seige guns all inside...
by Chuske
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Issue with reset of draft, economics and politics options
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Thanks lodilefty :thumbsup:
by Chuske
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Issue with reset of draft, economics and politics options
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Issue with reset of draft, economics and politics options

Noticed that on Late Nov turn of my latest Campaign vs AI all my options such as draft, economics & politics all said 4 turns until you can choose again. On next turn they said 0 turns to pick again and then I could pick them all on Late Dec turn. Either the options are resetting early or the time t...

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