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by gchristie
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: ACW2 Leaders thread: additions and changes
Replies: 78
Views: 21861

Recently reading Grant's memoirs and came across this funny story of Bragg. Though it doesn't contribute to this thread, it may brighten your day. Grant recalled a story about Bragg when he was both company commander and quartermaster. “As commander of the company he made a requisition upon th...
by gchristie
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Your top 5 all time games
Replies: 75
Views: 49081

Based on what I'm playing over the past few years, here is my list of PC games: * AACW, mix of single play and PBEM. Never fails to satisfy. * Medieval 2: Third Age Mod 3.1. * Commander Europe at War: Grand Strategy Mod 2.1. AI only useful to learn game mechanics, best played by PBEM. Like AACW it i...
by gchristie
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Advice in selling old games
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Advice in selling old games

I have quite a few which I enjoyed very much but no longer play and wish to sell them. These are PC strategy games for the most part (Myth, Sins of a Solar Empire, etc). I'm wondering if there is any market for these and if so can anyone recommend places on the web to sell them? Thanks in advance.
by gchristie
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: H a p p y n e w y e a r
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

The very best to you all in 2013

All the best to my fellow forumites and I wish great prosperity to AGEOD in the coming year. May the new fellowship with Slitherine and Co. bring you vast riches and produce many games for your loyal followers to enrich you. I received a copy of The Man Who Saved the Union - Ulysses Grant in War and...
by gchristie
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Looking for CSA opponent
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Looking for CSA opponent

Using version 1.17a. PM me if interested.

Regards.
by gchristie
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Division Activation
Replies: 14
Views: 4295

Good tip, that last one, Capt Orso. In addition to not being able to form divisions, inactive leaders can not order their troops to destroy depots. More on activation from the manual: Each turn, each force’s commanding officer makes a test based on his strategic rating. If he fails (indicated ...
by gchristie
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: AGEOD, Matrix and Slitherine merged! - A message to the players
Replies: 102
Views: 40504

Great news ! This merger seems to make much more sense than "the other one" :) . Best of luck and good fortune in this new venture. I agree that this seems a better fit as all three companies have solid turn based offerings. Slitherine's Commander Europe at War has a very active modding community a...
by gchristie
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, oth...
by gchristie
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: I'm not that good...
Replies: 0
Views: 940

I'm not that good...

Loaded the legacy patch and quickfix2 and started up a game as CSA - April 1861 w/Kentucky scenario. Settings included: giving AI more time, checked the middle detect bonus box, AI ranking set to Lieutenant, normal aggressiveness and historical attrition for player only. I captured Washington by ear...
by gchristie
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Halloween Quiz 2012: The Resurrection
Replies: 96
Views: 16430

This should have appeared a couple of weeks ago! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20309171 Prize sent last week. Hopefully it will arrive soon and no import duty will need to be paid :) Cheers, Chris Chris, When I returned home from work what did I spy in my mailbox but your package. I let our da...
by gchristie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Halloween Quiz 2012: The Resurrection
Replies: 96
Views: 16430

What a pleasant surprise! My cowgirl daughter is ecstatic at the news... Thank you Chris for resurrecting the annual quiz. Yet another reason this is by far my favorite game forum. I can only imagine what shall arrive in the post. Sending you a PM. Happy Halloween one and all. Regards.
by gchristie
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Halloween Quiz 2012: The Resurrection
Replies: 96
Views: 16430

Hobbes wrote:If anyone thinks they know all five answers to the devil quiz just post on the thread
(don't be afraid to give a guess). If anyone gets them all there should be a geek award.


The third image is the beastie from the movie Cloverfield. That's all I got, so I guess I'm not a geek :p arty:
by gchristie
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Happy birthday to...
Replies: 293
Views: 65466

Many thanks, Gentlemen.

Every year I buy myself a game on my birthday and I'm happy to have purchased AJE.

All the best,

George
by gchristie
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Struggle for a Vast Future 2.0?
Replies: 10
Views: 5093

Good news. Clovis writes Sept. 1, "The CSA AI for Eastern theater has been written today. I feel confident to release a first very early beta version around September , 10 th." In addition to many outstanding improvements, SVF uses more historical draft dates which initially caught my attention and ...
by gchristie
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 10
Views: 4916

What's in a name?

Never took a Latin course in my life, so I'm freely showing my ignorance here. But curious, why this particular spelling for the name of the game? I've seen three different iterations of the Latin form of Caesar's quote (from my extensive research of, um, a very quick Google search). There are: 1. A...
by gchristie
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Struggle for a Vast Future 2.0?
Replies: 10
Views: 5093

Struggle for a Vast Future 2.0?

I've been eagerly awaiting news of Clovis' work on SFV 2.0 but haven't seen anything here for a long while. I did see the following at: http://moddercorner.com/category/aacw-mod/ [color="#FF0000"]Very different news[/color] Posted: August 27, 2012 in AACW Mod, Rus Mod 2) Work on SVF has resumed.A ne...
by gchristie
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Why are We Missing Department Commanders?
Replies: 29
Views: 8575

I always wanted the randomize leader option to also hide their stats until they battle. Preferrably have the stats slowly level to what their actual stats are over time/battles. The only hint as to competance in the beginning could be a Political general/professional general trait. And if I recall ...
by gchristie
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Why are We Missing Department Commanders?
Replies: 29
Views: 8575

While historically accurate, the idea of theater commands seems a little abstract to put into a computer game, especially one where the enemy might be the AI. Gary Grigsby's Civil War game uses theater and army commanders though the numbers of both are rather limited. The system works well once one...
by gchristie
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Books to read - fiction or non-fiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3531

I raised this question in a different post in the AJE pre-order thread, but this seems a more appropriate place for this. Perhaps the admin can move reponses to my question in post 44 of that thread to this one?
by gchristie
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: About Our Gracious Queen, Aphrodite Mae
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

One of my favorite quotes is from Teddy Roosevelt, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." A simple notion, yet a challenge to dedicate one's self to. So many distractions lead us from the path of doing good and shedding light. From what I know of the two of you, you are both public se...
by gchristie
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: About the newsletter
Replies: 69
Views: 14231

Did not receive newsletter. Use gmail.

Big believer in second chances, perhaps the lions and tigers can dine on spam... :clown:
by gchristie
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: AJE Preorder
Replies: 174
Views: 36848

Just downloaded the pre-order and ordered a copy of Adrian Goldworthy's "Caesar's Civil War" to get me up to speed on the period.

Thank you AGEOD for what looks like another stellar game.

Regards.
by gchristie
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: AJE Preorder
Replies: 174
Views: 36848

A bit off topic, but as I'm both looking forward to buying this game and my knowledge of Rome and her civil wars is nil, I'm wondering if folks could recommend their favorite book on the period. I wouldn't have time to read a very long work, so recommendations of something reasonably brief would be ...
by gchristie
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Picking Up Supplies On The Way To Port
Replies: 12
Views: 2144

Ah, but we virgos are know to possess an excellent eye for detail, and I have never seen my transports picking up these phantom supplies. I've played the Union a lot and am fastidious about keeping my blockade fleets supplied and have never seen them fill up without visiting a port.
by gchristie
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: AJE Preorder
Replies: 174
Views: 36848

Very thoughtful of you chaps to release this on a certain person's birthday :wavey:
by gchristie
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Early war, Union, Mc'Dowell's AoV.
Replies: 15
Views: 6241

Welcome to the forum. I try to grab Manassas Junction as soon as possible with whatever active forces I have. If my opponent has moved to defend or recapture Manassas Junction in force, I tend to do the following: Try to blow the depot in Manassas if my forces managed to capture it but can't hold it...
by gchristie
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Occupier/Hated Occupier
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

What do these traits actually do? I find their descriptions woefully unhelpful. Thanks in advance! Agreed. It appears the difference is one will "not hesitate" to proclaim ML, the other will apply it with "extreme severity." So it appears to be a matter of degree but it isn't explained. I seem to r...
by gchristie
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: AACW {QwickFix} for patch 1.16a = QF revision 3 = August 26, 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 12473

Thanks Ethan, but I spoke too soon. During the late July 1861 turn, John Magruder led a force of over 12,000 men and assaulted Norfolk, and though the battle was a stalemate, A Humphrey and his 4,000 men retreated and Norfolk is in the hands of the CSA.
by gchristie
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Happy birthday to...
Replies: 293
Views: 65466

All the best to you from the rocky coast of Maine. :wavey:

Let the rejoicing begin http://www.minscandboo.com/quotes2/Ahh_we_are_all_heroes.WAV
by gchristie
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Foreign Intervention
Replies: 10
Views: 4767

FI only fires once intervention hits 100 where it will stay permanently. Likewise, if the Union forces FI to negative 100 it will stay there for remainder of game and FI is impossible. Once you manage to get FI to +100 intervention does not happen immediately, it takes a turn or two for you to get t...

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