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by ArmChairGeneral
Fri May 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions about farm fields
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Questions about farm fields

Were you able to tell if the excess supply stockpiled there?
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri May 15, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Questions about farm fields
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Questions about farm fields

I don't see why not, the Farm Field produces the money and the supply, not the Lvl. 1 town, and you control it. Presumably unless it is connected to your own supply network the supplies will build up turn to turn, although without the town to stockpile the excess it might disappear each turn if not ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed May 13, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

AoE Bros. doesn't suck and neither does whoever he is playing against. They have clearly been reading the forums, you can tell just by their stack composition. And his tutorials are a damn sight better than the manuals.
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

Fox, are you talking about AoE Bro? Bummer about the credit, for the most part I have liked what he has put out, although I haven't watched them all. I made a stab at a doing some videos a year or two ago, but it took a lot of time and I never really liked what I came up with. I guess Gilmer posted ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat May 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Quick question on something I thought I read once...
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Quick question on something I thought I read once...

I can confirm. One time I had an Army stack and a second small stack that had been holding the region that I forgot to sweep up. An enemy Corps attacked and on the first round (the one that has all the long range fire) the Army didn't participate and the smaller stack was almost wiped. On the second...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62
Replies: 11
Views: 5428

Re: What strategy would you propose? Late ´62

I would not promote them, they have better stats as 2 stars and should be Corp commanders under Lee anyway. Just be patient, at some point you will be able to force your way into DC. Athena often makes critical mistakes and sends troops away from DC inthese situations if you have some threat to the ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Things still to fixed(after 1.0.6.1)?
Replies: 17
Views: 11874

Re: Things still to fixed(after 1.0.6.1)?

The thing I want fixed is the battle results screen only displaying the first 9 elements of a division. It should show all of them.
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.
Replies: 18
Views: 5384

Re: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.

Captain Orso pointed out some of the downsides of replacement spending: "...replacement chits are reserves, on which you can only call, if your units in the field are actually missing hits, and they will never increase the size of your forces in the field." On the upside, however, unlike n...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.
Replies: 18
Views: 5384

Re: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.

You will never figure out replacements with auto-replace on. It is total garbage: it buys too many of the wrong kind when you don't need them, and too few when you do. Plus it doesn't tell you how much money it is spending, which varies each turn because it tries for a percentage of your available t...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3551

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

Goodmongo, I know that your point was that you should play using the knowledge you have and make decisions accordingly, and I generally agree with that and avoid promoting generals that I know will get worse. But in any case where I would have to lose NM to promote around him, I find it more advanta...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3551

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

This is slightly off-topic, but one of the reasons that the Peter Principle is a logical outcome in the real-world (and not just a cynical joke) is that you promote a person who is good at their job into a completely different job (managing other people that do their old job) which they may or may n...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

Fox is not wrong: "All East" is the strongest strategy for either side. That said, the CSA has troops in MO that can't do anything else useful....
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

Goodmongo, I immediately destroy the stockade chain west and north of Fayetteville to protect that flank and then commit (almost) everyone in the theater and everything I can build in Springfield to taking St. Louis. This almost always works against the AI even at hard settings since the back-door t...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery
Replies: 12
Views: 3038

Re: What if You Had No Replacements For Light Artillery

#1 Then again the game might say it can't repair it because there is no space in the division for the repaired element. Does anyone know for sure? This. You have gotten lucky and hit on a way to rid yourself of a 6lber! Once you fill the divisional slot with a different element the now-full division...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

Goodmongo and other new players, A thing to keep in mind while scouting/raiding against the AI is to avoid sitting on Athena's rail lines unless you specifically need to tear-up/interdict that particular track. Athena spends a lot of time shuffling units back and forth for her inscrutable reasons, a...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

Goodmongo, I really wouldn't use them too much in the east for deep raids as the union has tons of forces all over the place. Indiana and Illinois are more suited for some raids, at least I think they might be. I think this is an accurate assessment, and you are generally on the right track in your ...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

This part of Goodmongo's plan may have some flaws. Yeah, we are on the same page there: some stockades matter, most don't. The CSA needs Shelby in command of divisions in the tough battles; he is the best general in the region and belongs in the thick of things. Stand Waite on the other hand is sui...
by ArmChairGeneral
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

In the case of the MO/IT stockades, you start right next to them, with mobile units and active leaders, it is summer and you typically have decent weather, so the CSA can easily beat the Union to them and face auto-garrisons at worst. It isn't like you have a choice to attack depots in IL or IN with...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

For the most part, "hunting down" raiding and harassing forces is a waste of a good cav general (and mostly a waste of resources no matter who you use). They need to be out mega-scouting or else contributing their awesome stats and abilities to as many elements as possible in actual battle...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 4075

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

I agree that really good cav generals are wasted in Missouri, they should be in the West proper (TN, KY, IN, OH, IL). Shelby belongs in MO, but he is best used as a stack /division commander in the campaign for St. Louis. Fox said, but I disagree somewhat: Stockades and towns near MO don't seem to b...
by ArmChairGeneral
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Re: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?

More on Q2: (Not comprehensive) Winnable for both sides: Both GCs 1862 West 1863 something-or-other where you fight in the East and around New Orleans/Vicksburg (DLC?) Totally Unbalanced: Bull Run (Union) Sibley (Union) In other AGEOD titles, short scenarios often have a specific solution that you m...
by ArmChairGeneral
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Re: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?

breunorgamer, To address Q2 about Victory Conditions, several of the scenarios are lopsided and nearly impossible for one side to win, especially the short ones (Sibley!). CW2 doesn't give you a big victory splash screen, (on purpose) so it is kind of left up to you to award yourself a win or not. I...
by ArmChairGeneral
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Use of artillery
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Use of artillery

Well I am just all confused then. In CSA points to know it says a well rounded division is 2 cavalry, 4 artillery, 1 sharpshooter, 10 infantry and a leader. Iv been trying to form all my divisions as such. I am actually the opponent of the guy who posted the question. Do the same rules apply when y...
by ArmChairGeneral
Thu May 31, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Use of artillery
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Use of artillery

Divisions with only combat elements (no arty) outperform those with support elements (arty). As long as you have plenty of arty in the frontage (from your artillery division) your combat divisions are better off without arty integrated into them if you can help it (you usually can't, stupid 6 lbers!).
by ArmChairGeneral
Thu May 24, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Combat further explained by loki100
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: Combat further explained by loki100

Very nice post loki, thanks for the link Fox! Note to new players: for CW2 purposes when loki says HQ, mentally replace that with Army Stack. CW2 also has the HQ Unit, which is not what loki is talking about. Fox, Ape, Orso, pgr, et. al.: Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't we also determine that d...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Why can't I get a Corps activated?
Replies: 15
Views: 3750

Re: Why can't I get a Corps activated?

The 1861 July Campaign ("The Coming Fury") gamefiles states the Corps Formation Event as occuring on the first turn of March, 1862: SelectFaction = USA SelectRegion = $Prince_George_MD SelectFaction = USA SelectRegion = $Prince_George_MD StartEvent = evt_nam_USA_CorpFormation|1|1|NULL|NULL...
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Ka Boom versus Pop Pop

6-lbers are just a fact of life; you would never build any, so most of the ones you have are embedded in larger units. You will always have some 6lbrs on hand cluttering up your selection pool..
by ArmChairGeneral
Mon May 07, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Army Commanders Not Leading Battles
Replies: 15
Views: 4297

Re: Army Commanders Not Leading Battles

The leader pictured at the top of the battle result screen is the one who makes the engagement rolls before and during the battle that decide whether to withdraw, retreat etc. In the situation you describe, I would have thought that would have been ASJ in all cases: both Corps report to him, and the...
by ArmChairGeneral
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Who is in command?
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: Who is in command?

There are two combat bonuses in play, one for stack command and another for division command. The stack bonus is .05 x rating x off/def firepower; the division commander's bonus is .03 x rating, off/def firepower. This is the 'hit chance.' (Effects on CP are a different question.) The stack commande...
by ArmChairGeneral
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Returning to the game... and an Arty question.
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Re: Returning to the game... and an Arty question.

Also, the general consensus is that artillery perform best in a dedicated division that has only artillery and no combat units. Give them the best 1* general you have to maximise their impact, and try to have an artillerist somewhere in the stack (he doesn't have to be in command of the arty divisio...

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