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by epaminondas
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Chemical attacks
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Chemical attacks

Wow! Important pick up pants. Since it seems sensible that the first side to weaponise gas would also be the first side to prepare against it I'd simply assumed that it was a case of first in best dressed.
by epaminondas
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Storming the Ramparts
Replies: 9
Views: 5984

Re: Storming the Ramparts

It'd be interesting to know what the algorithm for combat power is - especially whether it's simply cumulative or includes a modifier for elements involved. But whatever it is I'm figuring 144 has to be better than 68. Equally, it would definitely be useful to know what benefits the heavier hitters ...
by epaminondas
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Storming the Ramparts
Replies: 9
Views: 5984

Re: Storming the Ramparts

It's not called Siege Artillery - Super Heavy Artillery instead - but fortress-busting was its historical purpose. For Germany one battery delivers 68 combat strength for 400 gold and 1000 materials with a build period of 120 days. Contrast that with German Medium Artillery which puts out 24 combat ...
by epaminondas
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Storming the Ramparts
Replies: 9
Views: 5984

Re: Storming the Ramparts

If you don't believe me, believe Altaris: http://ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=358&t=52122&p=396358#p396358 :) My guess is that some of the starting armies have both engineers and pioneers for mostly flavour reasons. Personally I think that with the current set of (visible) bonuses the pi...
by epaminondas
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Storming the Ramparts
Replies: 9
Views: 5984

Re: Storming the Ramparts

Unfortunately the same trait doesn't stack, ie. one only gets the siege benefit once from pioneers and engineers. That's certainly how the passage in question reads, but I'm wondering if the "and" might not be additive rather than inclusive. Otherwise, since the presence of one pre-empts ...
by epaminondas
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: New player, need naval and diplomacy help
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: New player, need naval and diplomacy help

Brilliant! Thanks Bargus - I've been trying all this time to drag him into sea zones.
by epaminondas
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: New player, need naval and diplomacy help
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: New player, need naval and diplomacy help

Hi Bargus, and welcome to the boards. I don't keep the big fleet in port - I send it to the Baltic to clean out the Russians there. They like to raid into your Baltic shipping box and you can take a decent bite or two out of them by stationing your fleet to intercept them. Further, by mounting amphi...
by epaminondas
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Can Bulgaria and Romania form Armies?
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

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: 8
Views: 2032

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: 3
Views: 1997

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: 8
Views: 2032

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: 2903

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: 3151

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: 6286

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: 6286

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: 5856

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: 6286

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: 8335

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: 8335

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: 7680

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: 5819

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: 7139

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: 7139

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: 6051

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: 6051

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: 6681

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: 6681

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: 4015

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: 3445

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: 3445

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....

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