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by Taillebois
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 73
Views: 33394

Re: Is this forum dead ?

I played a bit of ECW on an old XP laptop the other day and it played really well. I'm still only half through reading CV Wedgwood's "The King's War" and it's nice seeing places like Lyme Regis and Basing House in a war game. But then I still fire up AACW and AJE just to drool at the maps.
by Taillebois
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tooltip delay
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Tooltip delay

Hi Pocus, Thanks for replying. On most Ageod games I play on medium delay - otherwise as I slowly move the cursor across the screen all manner of things are popping up to distract me. ------- Maybe experts and game designers are too driven by what they think players should be doing and how they shou...
by Taillebois
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tooltip delay
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Tooltip delay

Ain't nobody here 'cept us chickens.


I couldn't stop the instant tool tips either.


Why do so many interfaces seem designed to annoy. Even as I write this there's a block on the right with those flickering jumping smilies.
by Taillebois
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AI v AI AutoTurn feature to generate pseudo-random games
Replies: 0
Views: 2003

AI v AI AutoTurn feature to generate pseudo-random games

I saw that there is a sort of AI v AI feature for some Ageod games mentioned in the RUS forum that is little talked about. Am I right that: You can run up to 9 turns automatically. I've tried it a bit on CW2 and AJE Is this correct: 1. Go to options, system, Error Logging - and set to on; then selec...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Regions and provinces
Replies: 10
Views: 3910

Re: Regions and provinces

And thank you for many hours of historical enjoyment. Even though I'm not very good at the games they have given me much pleasure. I tried calling in at the Meylan /Grenoble address a couple of years ago when I was driving through France hoping to catch one of the Phils at work - but they must have ...
by Taillebois
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Question about Lawrence of Arabia
Replies: 6
Views: 2637

Re: Question about Lawrence of Arabia

Not really an answer I'm afraid but by coincidence I just read Robert Graves's "Lawrence and the Arabs" It was published in the 1920s about the time Lawrence changed his name to Shaw. You can probably get it for almost nothing - my copy cost £5. Coincidence No 2 - about a month ago I stopp...
by Taillebois
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Leibst newest game project
Replies: 16
Views: 10031

Re: Leibst newest game project

To get flavor of er, Paraguay, I recommend The Tomb of the Inflatable Pig by John Gimlette:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/413 ... atable_Pig
by Taillebois
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Rise of Prussia, Revolution under Siege and Civil War nostalgia and engine question
Replies: 14
Views: 5478

Re: Rise of Prussia, Revolution under Siege and Civil War nostalgia and engine question

Thank you Pocus and all others who helped with these games. They bring history alive, like when this morning when I read: "In January 1815, a last humiliation was suffered by the British Army at the Battle of New Orleans, where General Andrew Jackson imposed a bloody defeat, indeed a massacre, ...
by Taillebois
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Please.... get HQ involved with the new engine...
Replies: 5
Views: 5634

Re: Please.... get HQ involved with the new engine...

Leibst, Thanks for your games. I only scratch the surface but they stimulate me to learn more history. Espana - got me to read Beevor's book And ECW - to realise how little I knew of my own country's civil war. (And so nice to see Lyme Regis, near where my house is, in a war game !) Best wishes for ...
by Taillebois
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Played again using 1.12a
Replies: 0
Views: 12420

Played again using 1.12a

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours playing this - I used patch 1.12a which some say is the last good patch which I got from a place called patches scrolls de - a German site. I imagine for casual play the legacy patch 1.13 from here would be fine for most people - myself too really. Short scenario...
by Taillebois
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Still a nice game
Replies: 2
Views: 6794

Still a nice game

Well I just spent a couple of hours last night playing this and Birth of America.

They run smoothly on my low spec Win 10 laptop.
by Taillebois
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 6676

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

Durk wrote:I find France to be the Goldilocks faction to play, not too hot, not too cold, just right. Lots of colonial action and internal development, but not difficult challenges.



And as Goldilocks was a trespasser and a thief - I suppose it is quite appropriate :)
by Taillebois
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 6676

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

I've never got beyond the short scenarios like the Franco Prussian War because 1600 turns of solving 27 simultaneous equations or whatever to decide on trade goods just overwhelms me. So I fire it up, look at the map, think I must learn to play one day, and move on to something else. Anyway Loki if ...
by Taillebois
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 6676

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

Pride of Nations has a scenario on the Boer War doesn't it?
by Taillebois
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: See how many soldiers in an army...
Replies: 12
Views: 4142

Re: See how many soldiers in an army...

I agree Temgesic. Numbers of soldiers is how battle reports and campaign reports are written. This, I've just looked up Cannae: Armies: Carthage: 50,000: 32,000 heavy infantry, 8,000 light infantry, 10,000 cavalry Rome: 86,400: 40,000 Roman infantry, 40,000 allied infantry, 2,400 Roman cavalry, 4,00...
by Taillebois
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Plutarch's chapter on Sertorius
Replies: 0
Views: 4719

Plutarch's chapter on Sertorius

I imagine most of you who are fans of this game and era have come across this - but I have just read the chapter on Sertorius in Plutarch's - "Makers of Rome" - about 25 pages and a cracking read.
by Taillebois
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Re: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players

Hooray 1.03 and I finally get a victory as Rome in the Epirus scenario.

OK, it was on easy but I still feel my life has now been worthwhile. :)
by Taillebois
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Well done Pocus (and others) And a hint to new players

Well done. I'm really pleased for you that the launch of this seems to have gone so well. I hope it does well and the new engine can be used for more games. ----- Hint if you jumped in to the small Rome v Epirus scenario - and got thrashed in three or four turns several times on Easy setting. :) Sta...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 8830

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Well I've still got lots of AJE to play. And I have EU:Rome but have barely touched it. I'll certainly hold out for a while as my recent experience of buying new games has been bad (with the exception of Armored Brigade which been fine for me from the start). It may well be that my ageing body and c...
by Taillebois
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Building units
Replies: 1
Views: 14030

Re: Building units

Thanks for the tip Leibst.

I was only thinking of playing this game again last week when I drove through Lyme Regis where the Parliamentarians held off a Royalist siege for 8 weeks in 1644.
by Taillebois
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 73
Views: 33394

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Yes I too like the games and the historical feel they give.

Even if I don't have the patience to play the longer scenarios I still look at the maps wistfully.

Good luck and thanks for the games.
by Taillebois
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?
Replies: 7
Views: 10140

Re: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?

Blimey, when I saw the thread title I thought I started a similar one called that ages ago - and lo - it was mine - and after a long time hibernating Hobbes has arrived with spring. Glad things seem fine. ----------------- I've just remembered, I think, that Yossarian in Catch 22 reflects "Wher...
by Taillebois
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Missing text
Replies: 3
Views: 9957

Re: Missing text

Oh yes so it does - playing as royalist, but it seemed ok as Parliament.

Can you tell me in more detail what you changed to what, and the effect if you don't do it?

Thanks
by Taillebois
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: War Supplies and money calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 9526

War Supplies and money calculations

Can someone explain the arithmetic to me in the calculations shown by the tooltips on the top left? For example mine currently shows: 29 next to the coin symbol Tooltip: 7 (+98) Variations during past turn: Initial amount :2 Changes from cities income: 98 Changes from units replacements: -32 Changes...
by Taillebois
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: New patch ?
Replies: 47
Views: 39982

Re: New patch ?

I guess that's another reason to avoid Windows 10 if possible. I generally install new games in a new directory, not whatever the default is, and set compatibility to Windows 7. I'm not technical enough to have a clue really to help you I'm afraid. My local computer shop is selling a re-furbished To...
by Taillebois
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: New patch ?
Replies: 47
Views: 39982

Re: New patch ?

I have no problems with any of the Ageod games on my Windows 10 laptop. Your problem with the opt file was that you possibly saved it as a txt file after the change. Notepad did this to me until I noticed it. My issue with Ageod games, and think I have nearly all of them, is that I don't have enough...
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Having trouble with Spartacus
Replies: 2
Views: 9144

Re: Having trouble with Spartacus

I just got a minor victory after capturing Spartacus in March -70. But on very easy settings.
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: ECW Battles at Pike & Shot Campaigns Battles?
Replies: 1
Views: 10138

Re: ECW Battles at Pike & Shot Campaigns Battles?

You may find some one at TWC interested https://thewargamingclub.com/ecw-game-5 ... -t282.html


Fellow 64 year old ! :)
by Taillebois
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 56
Views: 31832

Re: How old are you guys ?

64

I found a reference to Bish Iwaszko who I played modern wargames with - he was something of a guru in London in 1968:

http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/se ... %20Iwaszko
by Taillebois
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Royalist victory vs Athena
Replies: 2
Views: 14828

Re: Royalist victory vs Athena

Well done.

The Puritans don't like Christmas so that should make them even more miserable. :)

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