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by paulk205
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Ageod's to End All Wars Announced
Replies: 190
Views: 114964

How is the U-boat campaign/blockade of the CPs handled?
by paulk205
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: No hotseat games?
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Is there no hotseat opportunity in this game? I and my wife would like to play together and we regard the computer game as an excellent alternative to the cardboard version. However, is playing against a human opponent only possible through internet? Is there no way for playing the game sitting in ...
by paulk205
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Question regarding price
Replies: 12
Views: 3447

I'm actually inclined to disagree with this, not the revisions themselves but rather the idea that the historical narratives coming out of the UK are, on the whole particularly well balanced. A case in point is Max Hasting's recent account of the origins of the Great War - Catastrophe: Europe Goes ...
by paulk205
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I have experimented with head-to-head MP a bit and there are two semi-random but consistent bugs 1. In Diplomacy phases, the new diplomatic level (after missions etc) is not always harmonised between the two machines, i.e. you end up with different diplo levels in each. The solution is to go and phy...
by paulk205
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I've got to October 1914 and the game is heaps of fun. The desynchronisation bug between Military and Breakthrough phases is frequent, though there occasions when the game handles it properly. There's no obvious causal link on what is causing it. Anyway, it requires moving the .SAV file to the clien...
by paulk205
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Pbem ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

See my thread below for my attempts to play head-to-head vs myself. It works, but the machines desynchronise too often. Basically you need to save very frequently and move (email) the .SAV game from the server to the client machine to reload when that happens. But it works and it's hugely enjoyable....
by paulk205
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

Well, I tried again, saving pretty much on every pulse and I managed to get through Early August 1914. The battles were resolved properly, both computers getting the chance to send reinforcements/reserves and the like. The game is immense fun this way and roleplaying a hypothetical all-out French at...
by paulk205
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

There are too many bugs unfortunately. The Early August CP turn went on OK, but there is no much to do with most armies locked. The Entente turn starts with the French I Army attacking in Alcace (and some fleet movements to catch Spee) but it never reached the battle stage as it just hang there. Not...
by paulk205
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I got it. The .SAV file in the slave machine does not get properly updated when the game is saved and still shows the old belligerent list. I'll try to change the list manually. I hope it doesn't affect the diplomatic game in general because that would suck. EDIT: I copied the .SAV file from the mas...
by paulk205
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

OK, I've found a bug in this head-to-head mode. Both computers run the latest patch. After Warplans CP get Italy in via Diplo Poker After Early August Diplo 1, Britain joins the Entente BUT ONLY ON MY MASTER COMPUTER (which runs the CP) After Early August Diplo 2, Turkey joins the CP, Romania joins ...
by paulk205
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I generally don't ask for multiplayer if the AI/game setup is tough enough (hence my usual choice of the CP in WW1). This AI is however too feeble to pose much of a challenge, which is a shame. Well, I experimented a bit with multiplayer and I may have found the answer to my AI problems. It's a bit...
by paulk205
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I generally don't ask for multiplayer if the AI/game setup is tough enough (hence my usual choice of the CP in WW1). This AI is however too feeble to pose much of a challenge, which is a shame.
by paulk205
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

It seems like a very odd PBEM procedure, since both players must specify a live host. I imagine this is because the game is not really turn based, which is the obvious PBEM setup. Is it possible to make the game "truly" turn based for the purpose of PBEM? That would eliminate reactions and intercept...
by paulk205
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

Well, after all this time I tried the 1916 scenario under A-by-A with the current patch as the CP again. There are too many EPs in Germany's treasury, and you can simply build everything - no "hard choices" here as in 1914. I guess this can be easily modded. Nothing much has changed with respect to ...
by paulk205
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

This game is by far the best depiction of WW1 that I know. Granted, there are not too many of these around, other that Guns of August (a totally different conception, and a far less complex game) and the excellent WW1 scenarios of the Operational Art of War that however only deal with the military a...
by paulk205
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

I actually enjoy the 1915 Scenario (with the navies modified and corrected) since as the Allies you are already committed to Mesopotamia and Gallipoli and all the flanks on all the fronts are already closed. You're also subject to those nasty social issues like strikes and revolts right from the st...
by paulk205
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: What war plans do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 4287

I roleplay what-if scenarios. My favourite is CP with Moltke/Kaiser/Diplo Poker, i.e. a full "Russia First" option. I'd like to imagine that Italy could be tempted with the promises of the restoration of Nice and Savoy, perhaps even Corsica (which used to be Genose once upon a time, after all) and a...
by paulk205
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: the GREAT War and effects on your country
Replies: 8
Views: 4291

Although the Great War as "1914-1918" was not a major issue military for Greece, it forms part of a 10 year war that made the current version of Greek nationhood a reality. The country doubled in size compared to 1912 and obtained a slightly more diversified economy with the addition of the North, r...
by paulk205
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Back to this game after some time...
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

Back to this game after some time...

Although, I appear as a newbie, I've been around for a while. My old profile (pk205) is associated with a long-dead email address and I've forgotten the password. :blink: Anyway, I've come back to this game after a while and played it under the current patch with Random's Naval and Ascari mods enabl...

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