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by epaminondas
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?

That's what it means alright, evan, and given the number of units fielded by the minors, corps are an unlikely option. As to ignorance - join the club. Straight Arrow's made a masterful job of dispelling most of it so I'd recommend browsing his threads as you begin to get serious about things.
by epaminondas
Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?

I don't believe they're upgradeable - but perhaps I've just been inattentive.
by epaminondas
Tue May 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Need a guide to reorganizing Austro-Hungarian Armies
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Need a guide to reorganizing Austro-Hungarian Armies

Don't take me as gospel on this - it's been a while since I played - but as far as I can recall: 1. Just the one - as soon as you get a mix you get a hit (unless you have the right multi-talented commander). 2. Yep, they're different. There are enough Hungarian "sensitive" commanders to go...
by epaminondas
Tue May 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?

Afraid not, hp. No provision is made for minor powers to create GHQs and as a consequence none can form armies of their own.
by epaminondas
Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Stuck in the Drifts
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Stuck in the Drifts

Same here.
by epaminondas
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Drawing the Face Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

Re: Drawing the Face Cards

Consistent with what Durk and Nik have said, I have no real insight into the selection procedure; but I do suspect that there's a timeline issue involved somewhere. For example, Hutier shows up in the German availability list very early in the game but over many playings I've never seen him actually...
by epaminondas
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Sailing in a wash tub
Replies: 5
Views: 5627

Re: Sailing in a wash tub

Remarkable when you consider that they had the same draft as the early light cruisers and a considerably greater beam - but fair enough when you consider what game management would look like without such simplifications. Useful info - thanks Arrow and thanks Durk.
by epaminondas
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Sailing in a wash tub
Replies: 5
Views: 5627

Re: Sailing in a wash tub

Veeery Int-er-est-ing.

By "harbor battleships" you mean the low-movement diagonally striped obsolete units?
by epaminondas
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Victory in the East
Replies: 2
Views: 5218

Re: Victory in the East

Central Powers can conquer Russia by… Destroying Russia's northern start-up armies. The job doesn't stop there of course, but as long as they are intact and active you'll spend most of your time in the East reacting to them rather than pushing on to St Petersburg. It helps if you can also clean out...
by epaminondas
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Sailing in a wash tub
Replies: 5
Views: 5627

Re: Sailing in a wash tub

In my experience, "no" to the first and therefore "no" to the second also. Beyond that, I'm far from convinced that River Gunboats/Monitors can block river crossings either.
by epaminondas
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: which is current version?
Replies: 7
Views: 7648

Re: which is current version?

Yep - as sure as I can be given the available information. I think the confusion arises because the 1.04 is a beta version. My understanding is that it was put in the works before the 1.03 was officially adopted and has lingered there since, but as it offers improvements over the 1.03 it is "ef...
by epaminondas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: which is current version?
Replies: 7
Views: 7648

Re: which is current version?

The 1.04 Beta (see the Help Improve EAW thread) is the most "current" in that it irons out some of the earlier bugs and plays more smoothly, but if you can't access that I think 1.03.01 is as good as you're going to get for some time to come.
by epaminondas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: To build pop guns or not to build?
Replies: 1
Views: 7435

Re: To build pop guns or not to build?

You bet. Individually their impact is small but since they're cheap and quick to make you can festoon your infantry with the little buggars to take advantage of every spare stacking point available.
by epaminondas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Dead in the Water
Replies: 1
Views: 5794

Re: Dead in the Water

Naval units will repair if ported in a "qualifying" port.
by epaminondas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: The Impossible Dream Happened; what to do next?
Replies: 6
Views: 7066

Re: The Impossible Dream Happened; what to do next?

Aha! Something else I didn't know - thanks.
by epaminondas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: The Impossible Dream Happened; what to do next?
Replies: 6
Views: 7066

Re: The Impossible Dream Happened; what to do next?

Just on Nikel's third point, I don't think he's suggesting that you try to blockade Great Britain - rather that the absence of the blockade will give you the "income' needed to see you through to victory. Though I've never come anywhere near achieving your naval position, the rulebook seems ver...
by epaminondas
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Idiots to the Fore
Replies: 7
Views: 5984

Re: Idiots to the Fore

Gott im himmel. Never do that again!
by epaminondas
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Idiots to the Fore
Replies: 7
Views: 5984

Re: Idiots to the Fore

I'm not sure whether this is your issue, Arrow, but as I recall generals drop ability scores when appointed to new commands - I think it's meant to replicate the confusion created by command changes. They should revert to their original levels on the turn following appointment.
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

Thanks for your efforts Alta - yes, very deep. I was on the doorstep of St Petersburg in the North and beyond Sevastopol to the East. But curiously, the units eliminated were in the regions around (and I think including) Volkova, Alekhnova, and Veliki Luki only.
by epaminondas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

Excellent point, Col. There's been much mention of the effect that the extra million or so men left "languishing" in the East might have had in the Spring Offensive, and very little of the circumstances that "detained" them. On the game side of things I'm less forgiving. A proble...
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Why are Russian Supply Train replacements hideously expensive (in WS)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3936

Re: Why are Russian Supply Train replacements hideously expensive (in WS)?

In game logic it could be as a surrogate for the critical inadequacies of the Russian rail net. The problems of getting war materials and supplies to the armies proved extremely limiting to military operations in the period 1914-16, and insurmountable thereafter. Maybe the designers inflated the cos...
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German naval raiders
Replies: 6
Views: 3354

Re: German naval raiders

For me, finding the one blinding opening for the German fleet makes the waiting and whittling worthwhile You're so right! Oh, to put the High Seas Fleet behind the battlecruisers in their death ride, break the British line, and litter the bed of the North Sea with Newcastle steel. Such stuff as dre...
by epaminondas
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German naval raiders
Replies: 6
Views: 3354

Re: German naval raiders

That's a good tip but when everything's boiled down I can't see any way the the CP are going to win through a war on commerce. I use my battle fleets to support land operations in the Baltic and Black seas but other than the odd outing there most of their time is spent in port whittling and whoring....
by epaminondas
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German naval raiders
Replies: 6
Views: 3354

Re: German naval raiders

Yeah, it's a trade-off - but for me it's not worth the candle. I have so much trouble keeping track of all my other units (a positive feature of the game I'd argue) that I'm more than happy to forego the marginal benefits that the raiders offer and just mothball them.
by epaminondas
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

Thanks for that - I wait with bated breath.
by epaminondas
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

No can do I'm afraid. By rolling back the turn for a re-run with evacuation I wiped the data - or at least I managed to hide it somewhere I can't find. Your point about the northern front is a good one though. The Turks and Austrians had made way more headway than their historical counterparts but t...
by epaminondas
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

You better roll back the turn and then move the units to another place then, because yes I believe it is what you think... :bonk: Sorry, should have gotten to this earlier - distracted by the pain. Rolling back doesn't seem to be a big help. The firing of the treaty event appears to be determined b...
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

I can't recall the message exactly, but it nominated "areas around" Volkova, Alekhnova, and Veliki Luki. Though not specifically mentioned it also produced the abandonment of areas around my monitor, computer desk, and all residential facilities within earshot.
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: Explanation please

Rats! And other expressions of discontent.
by epaminondas
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Explanation please
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Explanation please

Playing CP and I've just had the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk fire for Russia. I've also had a bunch of my units situated beyond the treaty line "destroyed for lack of transport". Surely that can't mean what it appears to mean.

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