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by epaminondas
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Extend End Game?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Extend End Game?

There's a "one more turn" option that I've come across when winning before the 1919 close, but I don't know whether that extends to other situations.
by epaminondas
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Schlieffen Plan After The War Starts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Schlieffen Plan After The War Starts ?

All of what Ace argues and more. Rather than invading Belgium at this early stage I'd just shift any excess resources to reinforce your border defences. Whatever successes you achieve in Belgium will be bought at the expense of the adverse attack:defence ratio and so amp up your own losses, and unle...
by epaminondas
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: No deposit depots
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: No deposit depots

Many thanks czerto, you've cleared that up nicely for me.
by epaminondas
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: No deposit depots
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: No deposit depots

Oooh! So you're saying that I'll actually need four full strength wagons to get the 8 elements I need, czerto?
If that's the case I resurrect everything nasty I've ever written about the manual in bold and underlined.
by epaminondas
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: No deposit depots
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: No deposit depots

Thanks Alta, I'd tried combining all three but still came up short. Can't blame the rulebook for that - should have been able to figure it out for myself.
by epaminondas
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: No deposit depots
Replies: 6
Views: 395

No deposit depots

I'm attempting to create a depot in Morhange. The rulebook tells me that I can do this by converting Supply Wagons but the tooltip I get when trying to do so tells me that I can't due to either some structure in the region, insufficient control, or insufficient units of the right type. The only stru...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: A very small map point
Replies: 0
Views: 323

A very small map point

It's probably been already noted, but in case not I'll mention that the spelling "Luxembourg" was introduced post WWI. Until then I believe it was the more Germanic "Luxemburg".
by epaminondas
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: I've been working on the railroad - nope, seems I haven't
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: I've been working on the railroad - nope, seems I haven't

Just an update. I've come across an earlier post from Pocus that accounts for the lethargy of my engineers. Seems the rail-building opportunity is only available to the Allies. Score one more for a maddeningly deficient rulebook.
by epaminondas
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Points to Know - Central Powers
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Points to Know - Central Powers

Wow! That is a frighteningly useful contribution, Arrow. I'm still digesting the greater part of it but I'd offer three, mainly grand-strategic, points that I've found important to note as the CP. First, Moltke was right. As your analysis notes, it's easier to defend than attack and it's easier to d...
by epaminondas
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: More of the same
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: More of the same

That's just what I'm seeing, Alta, and it makes perfect sense in terms of the RoI for technological development. But it would have saved a lot of angst and colourful language directed at the developers if that explanation had been included in the rulebook.
by epaminondas
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: More of the same
Replies: 2
Views: 352

More of the same

The Artillery Research selection offering 40 points in fact delivers only 10! Either the option information is false or there's some form of unexplained accounting going on. Given that there have been two patches so far the effect is to make the game look very shoddy.
by epaminondas
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: The New Math
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

The New Math

I begin a turn with Artillery Research at Level 2 with zero points. I invest 250 gold and sundry action points in the Bruchmuller research option which offers me 75 artillery research points. I begin the next turn with Artillery Research at Level 2 and 30 points. Is this some quirk of the new math o...
by epaminondas
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Eye in the Sky
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Eye in the Sky

I've never thought of doing anything with them other than attaching them to corps and armies to increase command span.
by epaminondas
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Jason and the Dragon Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Jason and the Dragon Teeth

Damn. Well you learn something new every day, or every other day, or once in a month. I'm playing on the 1.04 patch but now I'll need to make sure that the fix you've pointed to is incorporated in that. If it's not you'll hear the scream in Colchis.
by epaminondas
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Jason and the Dragon Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Jason and the Dragon Teeth

I think you're seeing the results of mobilisation, Arrow. Love the argonautical reference by the way.
by epaminondas
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: 1\3 casualties return rules
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: 1\3 casualties return rules

Thanks czerto, on re-reading jim's post I think you're probably right.
by epaminondas
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: few bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: few bugs

Yep, I'd sign up for all of those and I think all of them could be managed within the confines of the game's mechanics. The only option that I'm objecting to is giving Turkey the possibility of building dreadnoughts during the course of the game as it stands, and that's because it was in fact imposs...
by epaminondas
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Not just loss of picture(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Not just loss of picture(s)

Issue resolved through Matrix helpdesk. Very impressed by the quick turnaround.
by epaminondas
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Not just loss of picture(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Not just loss of picture(s)

It seems that the loss of graphics referred to in my previous thread is just the tip of the iceberg. It now appears that I have lost not just the graphics update material but the entire update. But it doesn't end there. When I hit the Check for Update button to reinstall I get a " .. could not ...
by epaminondas
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: few bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: few bugs

There's definitely a tension between the actual historical situation and the way it's represented in game terms and I accept that that's unavoidable. But in translating from the first to the second I'd argue that we should take care in avoiding "fantastory". As far as history takes us, Ger...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: 1\3 casualties return rules
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: 1\3 casualties return rules

As you suspect, jim, there's no mechanic for any "natural" decrease in casualties due to the recovery of missing men or the return to duty of wounded personnel. Instead, if I'm reading the manual correctly, losses in casualties can only be made good through the "replacement" mech...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: few bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: few bugs

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood your point. In order to turn out dreadnoughts Turkey would have needed slips big enough to accommodate the builds, rolling mills able to produce large armour plates of sufficient thickness to clad them, turreted artillery mounts capable of supporting their big guns, the hi...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: EAW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Sudden loss of picture(s)
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Sudden loss of picture(s)

Returning to the game after several days' absence I found that the graphic updates included with 10301 had somehow "dropped-out". The only possible reasons I've been able to identify are the most recent update of Windows 10 and the inclusion of the Afghanistan add in the opening screen (cl...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: few bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: few bugs

and few more bugs : 3. shipbuilding, i find realy interesing that turkey do have dreadnghout plans, listed avaivable for build, but actualy it have no place to build them at all, not posible to build them at izmit, constantinople or any other place, even if all naval base/shipyards are free and doi...
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: How do I use River Monitors?
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: How do I use River Monitors?

I go with useless. Durk and Czert, both well-credentialed players, feel that they do bar river crossings, but they don't appear to have blocked movement across the Sava in any of the 20 or so games I've played and I've never seen that outcome noted in the action reports.
by epaminondas
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: I mean this in the kindest possible way, but
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: I mean this in the kindest possible way, but

If you're correct about River Monitors blocking river crossings then I must be doing something seriously wrong, czerto. Playing as CP I've had River Monitor flotillas plying the Middle Sava in at least a dozen games and not once have they prevented Serb units from crossing.
by epaminondas
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: I've been working on the railroad - nope, seems I haven't
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

I've been working on the railroad - nope, seems I haven't

Bear with me. Along the Levant coast there are a string of five regions containing "unconstructed" railroads. The info you get when hovering over any of these is that construction is possible "from 1916" if you "control all regions on the line track between Port Said and El ...
by epaminondas
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Gallipoli web site
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Gallipoli web site

Nice find, Nik. Site is not yet fully developed but a very promising start with some useful info and some very nice pics.
by epaminondas
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Help improve EAW
Topic: I mean this in the kindest possible way, but
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: I mean this in the kindest possible way, but

You're dead right on your first point, czerto - I think it's medium arty, heavy and super-heavy arty, and naval. But I was complaining about the lack of any information on the difference between ammo dumps and magazines that might help me decide on which ones to build, keep, or destroy. If they have...

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