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by epaminondas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: which is current version?
Replies: 1
Views: 628

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: 686

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: 854

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: 1025

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: 1025

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: 1206

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: 1206

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 1433

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: 1481

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: 1481

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: 1481

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 1730

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: 1730

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.
by epaminondas
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German locked "city" divisions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: German locked "city" divisions?

Thanks, that makes sense.
by epaminondas
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German locked "city" divisions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: German locked "city" divisions?

Strange indeed. Maybe a kind of proximity trigger that frees them when enemy units are adjacent rather than attacking, or maybe my installation is buggy - though that doesn't seem to have had the same effect elsewhere. Sorry I can't be of further "help" but the details of the system are so...
by epaminondas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German locked "city" divisions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: German locked "city" divisions?

Unfortunately the game isn't sufficiently developed to allow you to believe what you read. There may well be an event somewhere that turns loose such divisions, but if there is I'm unaware of it. I can say with certainty however that some time prior to May 1915 (the turn I'm playing now) the divisio...
by epaminondas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Entente Opponent for Great War Full Campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: Entente Opponent for Great War Full Campaign

There are definitely still players hammering away at the game, Dennis, but I'm thinking that few of them have been able to beat down the bugs and fill the information holes sufficiently to confidently enter into contested play. Or maybe that's just me.
by epaminondas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: German locked "city" divisions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: German locked "city" divisions?

I can't speak for all the German cities beginning the game with fully formed divisions present, but most of them seem to unlock their divisions on a pre-programmed timetable. I know that both Strasbourg and Breslau liberate their named divisions relatively early in the game, but Posen, for example, ...
by epaminondas
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Testing for signs of life
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Testing for signs of life

I don't want to trash the game with repetitions of the complaints I've lodged in earlier posts, Durk, because I agree that it's unarguably the most comprehensive treatment of the WWI that I've come across, and in many respects the most accurate. But it's also virtually impossible to play in any info...
by epaminondas
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Testing for signs of life
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Testing for signs of life

Both, but if I had to pick one over the other I'd plug for AGEOD. I'm still wringing some enjoyment out of EAW but it's really hard going, and short of the kind of rebuild Altaris has described in his mod I figure the system has pretty much strangled the poor thing. AGEOD, on the other hand, continu...
by epaminondas
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Testing for signs of life
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Testing for signs of life

Doing just that.
by epaminondas
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Extend End Game?
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

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: 1435

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: 1663

Re: No deposit depots

Many thanks czerto, you've cleared that up nicely for me.

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