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by anarchyintheuk
Fri May 13, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Burnsides, Sideburns, Handllebars & Muttonchops
Replies: 14
Views: 4064

Hood had a little zztop in him but having facial hair named after you pretty much seals the deal as to who wins imo.
by anarchyintheuk
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Strategic Rating of subordinate commanders
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

I can't think of a single thing that strat rating does for a div commander as long as he's part of a corps.

It's been a while since I've played however.
by anarchyintheuk
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: About Engineers
Replies: 12
Views: 3744

Chaplain Lovejoy wrote:“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man” (George S. Patton)

Of course, that thought is based on 20th century experience that should not necessarily be projected back on 19th century reality!


Probably said that before he ran into Metz.
by anarchyintheuk
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Sherman and the Powder Works
Replies: 2
Views: 2464

Interesting topic. Don't remember where I read it but I understood that the Augusta powder work's machinery and inventory was dismantled and moved as a result of Sherman's march and was only returned after the march route was determined. I don't know if it would have been 'there' if Augusta was take...
by anarchyintheuk
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: When was McClellan found out ?
Replies: 47
Views: 13696

Jackson probably was worn out after the Valley campaign. He also wasn't nearly as familiar with the terrain around the Peninsula as he had been w/ the Valley and didn't take the proper steps to recon the area and roads through which he would have to attack (a mistake he didn't seem to repeat). Regar...
by anarchyintheuk
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Movies on the seven years war?
Replies: 30
Views: 17739

Sol Invictus wrote:Good luck with that. The only movie I can think of is Barry Lindon and while a great movie, I doubt that is what you have in mind.


Great movie for period it covers him as a soldier. Agreed about the rest; however, due to the lack of anything else seeing the movie is worth it.
by anarchyintheuk
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: training militia
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Certainly Hardee's pre-war experience plays a role in assigning him the trainer trait. Bragg always considered Hardee's corps the most disciplined of the AoT (prior to finding out what a backstabber Hardee was). Don't know if most disciplined means best trained, but it seems close enough. Of course ...
by anarchyintheuk
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: The Best American General of the War
Replies: 13
Views: 4727

Voted for Greene as well. Imo 'best general' has to include a significant independent command. His career and Washington's are remarkably similar in terms of strategic ability and lack of battlefield success. Splitting the Southern Army after its defeat under Gates at Camden took serious 'nads. A go...
by anarchyintheuk
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: George B McClellan
Replies: 77
Views: 25714

Man, don't take arguments so personally, "fee free to reply but I'm done"? I disagree with you. You disagree with me. Some Civil War historians love McClellan, others hate him. Such is the world. Why would you think I took it personally? "Feel free to reply but I'm done" seems pretty animus free to...
by anarchyintheuk
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: George B McClellan
Replies: 77
Views: 25714

You said it. Halleck ordered it back. He was under direct orders from the Commander in Chief and the President to move back to Washington. He couldn't attack Richmond, because he didn't have the orders to attack Richmond. There wasn't even a coordinated plan for McClellan to move against Richmond a...
by anarchyintheuk
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: George B McClellan
Replies: 77
Views: 25714

I respectfully disagree. Putting Pope's failure down to McClellan's inaction is historically bogus. McClellan was under orders to park himself in D.C. Lincoln took part of his command and gave it to Pope. Pope, outnumbering Lee, still failed miserably. He didn't just fail, he was beaten. McClellan ...
by anarchyintheuk
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: George B McClellan
Replies: 77
Views: 25714

Pope's situation was far more fluid than Mac ever encountered. He had a hard enough time determining what troops were under his command, much less what Lee had. The circumstances of Pope's defeat were primarily due to Mac's own actions. His failure to either advance again from Harrison's landing or ...
by anarchyintheuk
Thu May 21, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Questions about artillery in the game
Replies: 28
Views: 6883

Battles also tended to be a good time to eliminate those extra soldiers carried on the rolls to justify extra ration/uniform/weapon allowances given regimental commanders. Especially those battles occuring at the end of a campaign season when commanders knew that inspections would occur during winte...
by anarchyintheuk
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: What if... foreign intervention?
Replies: 20
Views: 4832

Hopefully, the British Army (and Navy) had overhauled their logistics system after the Crimean War. They had a hard enough time supplying 30k there.
by anarchyintheuk
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Civil War Fortifications
Replies: 75
Views: 11591

Personally, I like the cost and building restrictions as is. Are forts expensive because they were so rarely buillt or are they so rarely built because they're so expensive? Nashville is a pretty good example of wartime, purpose built fortifications (or would you say level 8 entrenchments?). The cos...
by anarchyintheuk
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: What is the most fun scenario?
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Penisula scenario. Epic history, epic-length scenario.
by anarchyintheuk
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Does national Morale level affect battles ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7681

It increases max cohesiveness . . . I think.
by anarchyintheuk
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Book and film recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

The John Adams miniseries was good. Although it lost a little steam after he left office.
by anarchyintheuk
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How the South was Lost
Replies: 20
Views: 5079

History is just as often written by the losers and disaffected victors.
by anarchyintheuk
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Somewhat Lighter Historical Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

I prefer the Longstreet/ZZ Top look for Civil War generals.
by anarchyintheuk
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 262175

I'm actually playing to Medieval Total War, which is not very realist but still amusing :niark: So my point is: if I manage to totally defeat my oponent, I would like to have the ability to annex large territories. BUT, if other countries do not react (like in the games mentioned before), it would ...
by anarchyintheuk
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Questions from a newby's first night of play
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

So my questions: 2) Will Divisions fight under an army? Or do I need to Crete and assign them to corps? They fight better under a corps. 4) Am I spending too much on industrialization? I have plenty of money (700K) and about 700 manpower, but I am only producing a few cavalry a turn. I am increasin...
by anarchyintheuk
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Huge Confederate armies -- the draft?
Replies: 64
Views: 7564

Maybe this falls into rationalization or semantics but playing the Union, I don't have a problem w/ calling a 'draft' in 61. I just consider calling a draft as arming the maximum amount of volunteers that the Union historically received and paying the penalty associated w/ that process. After 61, I ...
by anarchyintheuk
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Reconstruction: Were all Confederates officers barred from serving in the Army
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Wheeler had graduated from West Point prior to the Civil War. He later served as a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War and retired w/ a regular army rank of brigadier general. I don't know the exact process for reinstatement but it would seem that the passage of the Amnesty Act w...
by anarchyintheuk
Thu May 15, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Naval Strategy Question - Again
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Depends on your settings I think. As you noticed the CSA AI usually has money and ws to spare but little in the way of conscripts. Sometimes it starts to invest in a large navy. Playing the AI I build a fleet and attempt a blockade regardless of its effectiveness, just because it was done historical...
by anarchyintheuk
Wed May 14, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: William S. Rosecrans
Replies: 12
Views: 5734

240 USA William S. Rosecrans ldr_USA_Rosecrans3 NULL NULL NULL NULL 4 5 3 11 General 1 NULL 1 2 2 As a corp commander probably 2-2-2 This is the man who sat for 6 months with a 3-2 advantage in men and did nothing. Then took 6 more months to travel 50 miles. He was Mac without the charisma or skill...
by anarchyintheuk
Mon May 12, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Hmmm found this and was amused
Replies: 64
Views: 10427

Its been a while since I read about that campaign, but the only plan I remember Johnston having was vague generalities about attacking Sherman mid river crossing. Never happened. Hood tried at Peach Creek. Maybe that's what Johnston had in mind. However, as you say, it's all what if.
by anarchyintheuk
Mon May 12, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Officers room
Topic: Hmmm found this and was amused
Replies: 64
Views: 10427

Johnston had had plenty of time in which to stage his mythical battle far from Atlanta. He didn't. Fact is Johnston rarely communicated his ideas and plans to Davis (as Pepe stated before) unlike Lee and Bragg. This made Davis very nervous as Sherman approached Atlanta and, combined with his persona...
by anarchyintheuk
Thu May 08, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: NM loss after battles
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

I don't know the formula for nm loss, but I'd imagine that losing 2x your opponent and having those losses equal 1/3 of your force would be relevant factors.
by anarchyintheuk
Wed May 07, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Corps commander
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Thanks. Was thinking it was Kearny, but wasn't sure.

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