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by Straight Arrow
Mon May 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: I'm bored playing this AI.
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: I'm bored playing this AI.

There are some excellent, dependable and trust worthy pbem players out there. When you find one, daisy chain and build up your pool of potential opponents by asking who they play with.

If you want to avoid pbem altogether, try playing both sides. It works; I've done it for years.
by Straight Arrow
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Bogus Subs, Control of the Undersea Cable, & all That
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Bogus Subs, Control of the Undersea Cable, & all That

Back in 12/11/2014, ajarnlance wrote: "Yes, unfortunately I can confirm that the 'not using submarines in the shipping box' tactic DOES NOT work. I was advised on a forum thread that not using subs would not anger the USA. Instead, this last turn, I not only anger the USA but I got the "Lu...
by Straight Arrow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Step into Your Place.
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Step into Your Place.

Thanks Epaminondas for running that down.

I, and my fellow Messenian helots eagerly await your arrival in Lackonia.
Come and strike off our chains!

Keep the Left wing strong and beware of Macedonians bearing gifts.
by Straight Arrow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The Flying Dutchman
Replies: 1
Views: 654

The Flying Dutchman

I have a powerful French naval force off the coast of Wales and Ireland transporting a strong French army. However, when I try to use the Distant Unload order in England, Wales, Ireland, or in any part of the world for that matter, I get the following message, “Illegal region chosen. No railway conn...
by Straight Arrow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Step into Your Place.
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Step into Your Place.

Has anyone noticed if the CP receives a one time boost to its manpower power pool each time a nation, Turkey, Bulgaria, or Romania, joins its ranks?

If so, any idea of how much?

Art work for the post's title
https://www.wdl.org/en/item/4630
by Straight Arrow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Lengthing the Craps game while on Blockade duty
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Lengthing the Craps game while on Blockade duty

Combat is abstracted in the Shipping box; this means posture only affects cohesion loss and it is best to keep all units there on green/green orders.

Is this also true for combat in the Blockade Boxes?
by Straight Arrow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Points to Know - Central Powers
Replies: 19
Views: 30394

Re: Points to Know - Central Powers

Hey Gents, After having the pleasure of playing both TE and CP in challenging pbem games, I'm looking to refresh and update "Points to Know." The new-old comments been shifted to black text; new input from this point will show up in orange. Which brings us to this posting; please highlight...
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width

I should of looked through the forum before asking.

Looks like the answer is "Yes, supply wagons do take up support element slots."
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width

I should of looked through the forum before asking.

Looks like the answer is "Yes, supply wagons, even if there are multiple elements, will take up 1 support slot."
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width

When you use the 7 key it is possible to see an areas frontage width.

Question: Do supply wagons take up space as support elements?
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Elbow to Elbow or Support Element Width

When you use the 7 key it is possible to see an areas frontage width.

Question: Do supply wagon and plane elements take up space as support elements?
by Straight Arrow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The Sinews of your Nation
Replies: 1
Views: 758

The Sinews of your Nation

How does one maximize a steady flow private capital?
by Straight Arrow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Is it possible to annex or take ownership of Siam?
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Is it possible to annex or take ownership of Siam?

I’m playing France, Viet Nam and Cambodia are my colonies and all of Siam has been conquered. All Siamese units have been destroyed, my war score is 100, and every area is garrisoned by mobile units and at 100 MC. The above situation has been in effect for several game years. Siam has offered a peac...
by Straight Arrow
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Player Notes on Revolution Under Siege
Replies: 33
Views: 8135

Re: PLAYER NOTES on REVOLUTION UNDER SIEGE

Fantastic!

These notes will really shorten RUS's painful learning curve.

It's all first class stuff; well done and thank you.
by Straight Arrow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 56
Views: 28926

Re: How old are you guys ?

63

I cut my teeth on AH's 1914 game, then moved on to SPI games. followed by ancient miniatures.

The clouds parted and the sun came out when I discovered Ageod.
by Straight Arrow
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: We all Live in a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 21
Views: 9035

Re: We all Live in a Yellow Submarine

Yes, I'm also going to duck into the bombproof on this one; my computer skills are pretty limited.
by Straight Arrow
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Points to Know - Central Powers
Replies: 19
Views: 30394

Re: Points to Know - Central Powers

Just added some new material.

Is there anything else you'd like to see thrown into the pot?
by Straight Arrow
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: We all Live in a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 21
Views: 9035

We all Live in a Yellow Submarine

Light cruisers and destroyers can escort merchant ships and hunt U-boots.

What about torpedo boats? Are they of any use in undersea warfare?
by Straight Arrow
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)
Replies: 160
Views: 52982

Re: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)

Thanks for the kind words Grey Fox.

But, I must add that almost all the ideas worth reading in "Points" came from you and the old Narnians .
by Straight Arrow
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Flatboats and Supply Depots
Replies: 4
Views: 4671

Re: Flatboats and Supply Depots

Jack,

Does the area you trying to build in contain an anchor symbol?
by Straight Arrow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Entrenchments
Replies: 2
Views: 4635

Re: CSA Entrenchments

I believe, to reach and keep level 5, artillery must be present.
by Straight Arrow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Three Men in a Tub
Replies: 4
Views: 6681

Re: Three Men in a Tub

I've been scratching my head and trying to come up with counters to the U-boat menace and a skillful Central Powers player who invested heavily into undersea boat production. This musing is far too late for my current pbem game where Austria-Hungry and Great Britain are racing to see who hits 100% r...
by Straight Arrow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)
Replies: 160
Views: 52982

Re: CSA Points to Know (open to comments)

Just pulling the thread out of the dust bin.

Any thing that you think that should be added?
by Straight Arrow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Where are the Yanks?
Replies: 1
Views: 6102

Where are the Yanks?

America entered the war several months ago, but all their forces still remain locked and nothing for the US has appeared in the build pool.

I have been receiving greatly increased manpower and money, but when do the Yanks enter stage right?
by Straight Arrow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Three Men in a Tub
Replies: 4
Views: 6681

Three Men in a Tub

The bottom’s out of my tub; I’ve been playing a pbem game where Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic has been wiped out twice by a skillful opponent using U-boats. This I did not foresee, and as merchant ships take 2/3 of a year to build, I had pull most of my transports from around the world an...
by Straight Arrow
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: God Bless The Devs for Supporting this still!
Replies: 3
Views: 7183

Re: God Bless The Devs for Supporting this still!

Loki100, that was the cleanest and clearest explanation I've read about how to play the cards.

Many thanks.
by Straight Arrow
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Kights in the Sky
Replies: 1
Views: 7077

Kights in the Sky

Does a commander stacked with air units add anything to their combat or search values?
by Straight Arrow
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: I'm about to give up on this game...please help
Replies: 18
Views: 16050

Re: I'm about to give up on this game...please help

After many hours of trying to play this game, I'm wondering if it is worth it. My beefs: 1) . If the Germans choose the Moltke Plan, they can repel the French and British with a minimal force, throwing every man jack against the Russians. They don't sweat it in the least. 2). Much to my disappointm...
by Straight Arrow
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today
Replies: 1
Views: 8348

100 Years Ago Today

Gents,

On today, 100 years ago, in 1918, at the 11th month, 11th day, 11 minute, and 11 second, the guns fell silent on the Western front.

May they rest in peace.
by Straight Arrow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Command Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 14550

Re: Command Ratings

[quote="Rod Smart" For every three experience stars, the strategic rating increases by 1. To a maximum of 6.[/quote] Are you sure Rod? I seen many a leader's attack and defensive values increase, or decrease in some cases. But, I don't recall a game where someones strategic rating increase...

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