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by Taillebois
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Watch me lose Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 13284

Re: Watch me lose Paris

Blast.

Ten minutes later and I've lost Paris.

Must be something wrong with the PC after all.

:(
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Watch me lose Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 13284

Re: Watch me lose Paris

Only 7 years late.
Thanks for this loki

I've got PON working on an old laptop and it curiously seems to run OK-ish.
by Taillebois
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Too many bots, not enough humans.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Too many bots, not enough humans.

Happy New Year Pocus.

I've just update my Field of Glory Empires and it seems much kinder to my poor laptop - at least there is less smoke coming out the fan grill . :)

Best wishes.
by Taillebois
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Too many bots, not enough humans.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Too many bots, not enough humans.

10:40 UK Tuesday 29th Dec - apparently there are 4 registered users as below (including me !) and 117 others.

Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], Taillebois


Would I be right in assuming most of the others are also bots ?
by Taillebois
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: WW1 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Does this game run under Windows 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Does this game run under Windows 10?

Yes - at least on my Lenovo laptop with integrated graphics.

debug assertion is something to do with C++ so try searching for that.
Various solutions have worked but not all the same for all people.

I hope that points you in the right direction.
by Taillebois
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: ESPAÑOL
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: ESPAÑOL

That translated by machine as: " I just bought it, and well, the tutorials good, wanting to get started by slitting King Charles's throat and then stuffing Cromwell into a buttered barrel and filling it with cloves and throwing it around." I don't think the manual allows you to do that, ce...
by Taillebois
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Played again using 1.12a
Replies: 1
Views: 15982

Re: Played again using 1.12a

Well another year slips by so I had a quick play of the Nathaniel Greene scenario.

Score victory, but not a proper victory.

I actually have a physical copy of the manual and looking through it just now I see that my generalship is on a par with Gage, Webb, and Murray ; i.e. - No Abilities :(
by Taillebois
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 102
Views: 42038

Re: Is this forum dead ?

Well I've still got lots to play - I re-downloaded Rise of Prussia today - I bought it in 2012 and have still only played a few turns. RUS and PON also are still almost untouched. ---- Seeing the above posts - do you St Petersburg people know each other? ----- Best wishes to all, and thank you again...
by Taillebois
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: New official patch 1.08Q
Replies: 25
Views: 118013

Re: New official patch 1.08Q

This is the patch link I got it from today - which I happen to notice is Armistice Day 11th November (spooky huh?):

https://sites.google.com/site/calvinusl ... r-one-gold
by Taillebois
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: New official patch 1.08Q
Replies: 25
Views: 118013

Re: New official patch 1.08Q

I kept getting the 1.08p sign come up even though I tried the q patch numerous times. Eventually I did a new install and before playing for the first time added the q patch and then on starting it showed the q. I hope this may help any lost souls wandering through here in 2020 and beyond. PS - also ...
by Taillebois
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 102
Views: 42038

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: 3154

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: 3154

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: 3305

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: 5455

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: 3697

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: 11849

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: 7156

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: 7026

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: 1
Views: 15982

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: 9131

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: 8467

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: 8467

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: 8467

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: 4602

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: 5627

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: 2848

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: 2848

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: 9680

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: 14958

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.

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