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by pgr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Modding units

Happy New Year to you both! Thank you for the quick CSV tutorial! In the end though, fixing the display issue was a dead end. Your csv file splits just fine, and mine does not. I'll have to compare the two more closely. As an aside, does the CSV I hung Split correctly on your end? (At the end of the...
by pgr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Modding units

Thanks for the example file. Yours split properly (there was an error message for a corrupted line, so a mdl file was not created, but it worked.) I compared your CSV file to mine, and it looks like I'm doing something wrong when creating the CSV file. In yours, all the data is in one column separat...
by pgr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Modding units

In the xls file, remove all the comments columns (the ones with the name starting with a §). So I removed the comments columns, and still had an error. I noticed the splitter did not like null values...so i deleated them out. And still no sucess (although the error message has changed!) Would anyon...
by pgr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Modding units

Hope this clarifies
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by pgr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Modding units

Another question. How do I actually concert the database into a mld file with the csv splitter? I made changes to the base excel, saved the sheet as a csv file, but when i use the splitter, there is a long error message ( exception). Am I missing something?
by pgr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Virginia Peninsula Map/Map in general
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Virginia Peninsula Map/Map in general

I have always felt VA seemed a bit cramped. If you compare the CW1 and CW2 maps, CW 2 is bigger because they expanded the edges. There are times i wish they had kept the same scope, but zoomed in.
by pgr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Does Habeas Corpus EVER Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Does Habeas Corpus EVER Work?

Yep it works. ( And the log will tell you if it works or fails.) Bear in mind that if it works, it takes 3 turns for full effect.
by pgr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Landing seperate corps
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Landing seperate corps

Also, I don't recall when an entire corps was ever sent to conduct an amphibious assault. It happened. First one I wikipedia'd was the first battle of Fort Fisher - a corp of the Army of the James versus a division of the Army of Northern Virginia. . But was that an actual amphibious assault? I dir...
by pgr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Points to know for the Confederates
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Points to know for the Confederates

Citizen X wrote:A supply cartridge might be benefitial. It gets you a combat bonus, but on the other hand uses up support unit slots in battle.


Do they? As in a carrage could take an arty slot? I find that hard to believe.
by pgr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Landing seperate corps
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Landing seperate corps

If you use the riverine pool insted of transports, the corps structure is not lost ( although in PBEM, attacking in that way can be considered poor form) Also, if you manually land (I.E. sail your force next to its destination one turn, an then drag the Land units onto shore the next) the land stack...
by pgr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Division composition question

There has been a lot written on the topic, but I'll make a few points. Mixed divisions are best for small CP limited stacks, or if you need flexability in detaching forces from a main stack. Cav is nessary in a stack for screening/pursuit After battles. I believe a 16 cp stack needs 4 cav to screen ...
by pgr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM

Quick answer, get NM elsewhere. A little costal fort busting can get you some easy NM. That said, you are still better off loosing 10 NM than if you badly loose 1st bull run trying to take Manassas. As long as you build enough troops, the NM hit is not going to kill you. The trick when behind in NM ...
by pgr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transport and Strategic Movement Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Transport and Strategic Movement Question

1. Look in the log messages. (Specifically the one on the far right that looks a bit like a key.) It will tell you the exact amount of money and WS is being gained. The number you are seeing is the amount of GS and ammo being transfered via ocean shipping during the supply phase. 2. The stratigic re...
by pgr
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Penetration/Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 1249

Penetration/Protection

I was thinking about going some unit modding, and as I looked in the files for artillery and Ironclads, I realized I didn't quite know the interplay of the penetration vs protection stats. From the old wiki, the combat section has a brief mention of protection: "PM = Protection Modifier: (1-lev...
by pgr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: CW2 Mods
Topic: Modding units
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Modding units

Quick question... When modding the Unit models, the database excels have 2 excel files v9q and v9t. At first look they seem to be the same. Should one be used over the other?
by pgr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2 PBEM CSA needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

CW2 PBEM CSA needed

Looking for a CW2 PBEM opponent to play the CSA. Can do the full campaign or one of the shorter ones. PM me if interested.
by pgr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2 pbem..
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Re: CW2 pbem..

I dropped you a PM...
by pgr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Re: Some rule/mechanics questions from early play.

Gray Fox wrote:The Army commander gives a bonus or a loss to the Corps commander. So he can indirectly boost or lower the stack commander if he is also one of his Corps commanders.


If the Army commander is in the fight, he will impact frontage and retreat rolls for all stacks as CiC
by pgr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition - usefulness of elements
Replies: 6
Views: 3682

Re: Division composition - usefulness of elements

Although I worked through the topics that are about the division composition I still have questions about the usefulness of some elements. Zouaves Any benefit except filling infantry divisions as they come a single elements? Cavalry(in infantry formations) If these are good for screening to prevent...
by pgr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Interested in a Civil War II Gold version?
Replies: 11
Views: 5824

Re: Interested in a Civil War II Gold version?

Well polish is a bit relative. Everyone has their own private tweaks they would make to the engine. I would vote for a DLC of a few more campaigns...and perhaps something we aren't thinking of. It's a big beautiful map...how about a Red Cloud's war campaign way out west? Or a Mexican-American civil ...
by pgr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Suicide of Bad Generals
Replies: 24
Views: 2992

Re: Suicide of Bad Generals

Another option is to win battles with the General you want promoted. His seniority may eventually surpass the two less capable Generals. IIRC, you also get about 3 more available Army commands to assign each year. This! Go forth and conquer with the good ones so they can promote and gain seniority....
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transport ships transported 20 supply points oversea?
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Re: Transport ships transported 20 supply points oversea?

Welcome to the game! So supply can be transported overland, via rail, via river shopping, or by sea (from port to port on costal regions). Sea transport requires transport ships in the sea lanes box. By putting some transports there, you gained some capacity. Don't worry, you didn't loose any supply...
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Recruiting Officer attribute
Replies: 10
Views: 8609

Re: Recruiting Officer attribute

I put them in the cities. The recruit bonus does indeed show up on the production screen. (And i think production can be upped by higher loyality. )
by pgr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Recruiting Officer attribute
Replies: 10
Views: 8609

Re: Recruiting Officer attribute

I put them in the cities. The recruit bonus does indeed show up on the production screen. (And i think production can be upped by higher loyality. )
by pgr
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3111

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

I wonder how hard it would be to create a "hidden leadership" setting. (Like hidden activation) . All leaders start as showing as 3-1-1, but they need to fight a battle as a division, stack, or army commander for their true stats to appear. That kind of setting with leader randomization wo...
by pgr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3111

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

And of course, half the fun is the surprise you get when you hit the promote button!
by pgr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3111

Re: Promotions Can They Change Stats or Traits?

I have never lost stats when promoting. However, you can pick up some unfourtnate traits. Off the top of my head, a 3 star Jackson gets a "quickly angers" trait, which is most unfourtnate.

On the whole, promoting leads to good things, but a few leaders have nasty suprises.
by pgr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: As CSA Should I Build 1 set of IW's or 2 and When
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: As CSA Should I Build 1 set of IW's or 2 and When

In my limited CSA experience, (PMEM) building 2 IW decisions solves your WS problem. In fact, it may be overkill. When things start to get tight for me, I tend to lack money, conscripts, and WS in that order. Plus it seems like the CSA does not benefit from the from the same dynamic of converting 50...
by pgr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Cavalry and Stack Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3513

Re: Cavalry and Stack Question

If I am able to get Forrest promoted to 2 stars, I like to use him as a great stack commander period. Even commanding infantry, he is fast and his offensive/defensive stats are top rate. He is the best hammer out West, so give him the resources to act as such. (I have had sucess with 3 infantry divi...
by pgr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Crossed rilfes in Objective screen?

To be a bit more specific, you need at least 1 "regular" Line infantry unit (not vols) to get vps from a province where you have less than 50% loyalty.

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