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by SkyWestNM
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: If you could recommend one thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 6433

If I could recommend one thing to do this year it would be to go see one of the concerts by Leonard Cohen. I had the immense privilege of attending a magnificent show by the master on my first vacation day, together with wife and kids - 3 hours of paradise :coeurs: - Leonard, a 74 year old kid was ...
by SkyWestNM
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: 2nd Round- Vegetius vs Jim-NC
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

Final Results

Jim-NC outlasted Vegetius 407-334 total points for a net to Jim of +74 Both players won as the USA Vegetius won his 186-176=+10 Jim-NC won his 231-157 =+84 A gallant Southern last turn attack on St Louis by Vegetius was too little too late and was turned back with casualties. Congratulations on a ha...
by SkyWestNM
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: 2nd Round - SkyWestNM vs. Johnnycai
Replies: 21
Views: 7058

Agreed

Johnnycai is an excellent player. Thanks for a great close contest Johnny!

And thanks to Jim NC for going above and beyond posting every turn score. You did great Jim! :thumbsup:
by SkyWestNM
Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Hi, small question regarding early milta spam
Replies: 25
Views: 3989

Militia

First I would opine that the (what I regard as a perjorative) term of labeling early militia building as "spamming" is unwarranted. As both armies historically had to draw initially on such a micropscopically small regular US Army (the CSA from those ranks of the recently resigned) it was imperative...
by SkyWestNM
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How do you "succeed in retreating" when there's nowhere to retreat to?
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

This is seriously frustrating and disappointing to say at the least. I see some rationalize a real world reasoning for it but as Barksdale concludes, and I agree, it must be an engine or coding limitation. Maybe the program gets caught in a "do loop" and defaults out after twenty or so times to unsu...
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: 2nd Round- Vegetius vs Jim-NC
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

2nd Round- Vegetius vs Jim-NC

At the half way point, turn 9

Vegetius as USA
Vegetius-88 VPs, Jim-NC 91 VPs

Jim-NC as USA
Vegetius-82 VPs, Jim-NC 100 VPs

Overall Score at the turn,

Jim-NC 191-Vegetius 170
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How Many Leaders can contribute to force?
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Ps

Don't forget to use your training officers (Siegel, McClellan and Halleck, CSA Taylor) as separate commands. They work to elevate conscipt troops to line troops so long as they don't move AND troops are under their command, i.e they are the senior officer in the stack that contains the conscripts. F...
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How Many Leaders can contribute to force?
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Me, too (same as Barksdale)

I invariably run short ultimately on Union generals and always on CSA ones. Generals are invaluable for commanding independent cavalry brigades because they increase evasion ratings; up from 11-16 to 25-36. Makes cavalry behind enemy lines almost uncatchable when attached as Bde commanders. In addit...
by SkyWestNM
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Prisoners
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

And.............

I believe the Union get a positive NM (1 NM IIRC) and the rebels get a negative one (2 NM IIRC). This could be random but I think it correctly reflects that the Union has an incentive inherent in their historicial decision to trade POWs and that the Confederacy has a cost involved to do so. Just for...
by SkyWestNM
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 7907

Veg vs Jim-NC, SkyWest vs Johnnycai

Both games are in turn 5/6.

Veg v Jim in virtual dead heat.

Johnny Cai taking early lead in both games, Sky vs Johnnycai

Film at eleven.

:)
by SkyWestNM
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How do you "succeed in retreating" when there's nowhere to retreat to?
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Seems wrong

Can you give us a screen shot, maybe?
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Foreign Generals and Seniority
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Just say yes

It's my opinion that you need to form the Army HQ and lose the 10 NM. You have far too many NM already in OUR game and over 6000 power alone in the Eastern corridor just between between Jackson and Longstreet's corps not counting your English intruding cousins. Oh, and please repatriate DC and Balti...
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Battlescreen and Casualties
Replies: 14
Views: 2805

Oops

Thanks for your complimentary responses Ohm and Mr. T. Sorry, I didn't mean to threadjack this thread from its noted author, and gamer of such renown AARs, Soundoff, from his initial presentation of the need for a refining in battle reporting. His offering and the multiple responses birthed, simply ...
by SkyWestNM
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Battlescreen and Casualties
Replies: 14
Views: 2805

Elegance and Understanding

Raf, you asked in another thread to enumerate those changes that make the learning curve of the game tough. This is one. Supply. It's truly elegant in its application, indeed. It's also lacking some means for the player to understand and blend its operation with their play. AGEOD has truly taken log...
by SkyWestNM
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Calculating Enemy Supply
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

General Rule

As a general rule you can count on an average division consuming about 35 general supply per turn. I would hesitate to try and calculate a turn for enemy supply outages as supplies sometimes turn up unexpectedly (down rivers, drawn from small cities, when a river transport shows up adjacent with 120...
by SkyWestNM
Sun May 31, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 7907

Continued....sorry for the inadvertent end click........ As I was saying I have learned that old ord files are saved in the recycle bin as tmp files and can actually be renamed bringing them "back to life", so long as they are not encrypted. But by now I can't really use them as examples because all...
by SkyWestNM
Sun May 31, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 7907

Problems with encryption and thus tournament

I am havin problems with encryption and my system preventing me and my host from accessing our tournament games. Seems, for unknown reasons, something in my online computer mix is removing spaces from game names during email transmission (see Pocus/GL et all theorizing that it is my mail server whic...
by SkyWestNM
Sun May 31, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Naming PBEM games
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

My experience.....

Is there a limitation to the name you can assign a PBEM game? Currently, I am trying to save the first turn of a PBEM, and it says the operating system is limiting me from saving the file. I'm onto that one, DW. When you attempt to remove a password (by turning off "compression" in the options) on ...
by SkyWestNM
Tue May 26, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: AACW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Transports Check In But They Don't Check Out....et al
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

I'll try to answer you questions. 1) The lower Colorado or Matagorad bay must have gotten shallow enough between turns to trap your transport. Sometime in the next year I bet the weather will change the conditions of the river or bay to allow them to move again, if not, then someone should look at ...
by SkyWestNM
Tue May 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: AACW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Transports Check In But They Don't Check Out....et al
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Transports Check In But They Don't Check Out....et al

Here are a number of bugs found in my current PBEM game that could use some attention. 1. Here on the lower Colorado, the tide flows so far upriver that our seagoing transports get permanently bottomed trying to get out, morning noon and night. This lone transport on the Lower Colorado does indeed a...
by SkyWestNM
Sat May 23, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Napoleon's Campaigns
Topic: At least a last patch?
Replies: 43
Views: 12170

This is gonna be long and perhaps not in the right thread but I think pertinent

First off, if I'm way off thread I welcome your moving this post as appropriate. :) I'm not an owner of NCP YET and my interest in the Napoleonic time period is fairly low. One of my good friends bought both it and AACW and would probably prefer NCP but thinks NCP is a bit underbaked in comparison b...
by SkyWestNM
Fri May 15, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Experience
Replies: 24
Views: 10623

Very nice work, Jim. Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:
by SkyWestNM
Fri May 08, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: The Generals
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

The Generals

Now I don’t know about you, but I find intense interest in the ACW generals. The more I read, the more fascinating it can get. :thumbsup: Why just the other day I was following up on Albert Pike, the CSA general/explorer and Indian leader, anti-secessionist, born in Boston, and who, after the war, b...
by SkyWestNM
Fri May 08, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Second PBEM tournament
Replies: 55
Views: 11896

Daxil wrote:Ok, I guess we can make it official now. We've already got 16 people saying they'll do it. Once we get 16 names we can start. I'll also need your e-mails either here or in a pm to make you official.


Count me in, please. SkyWestNM@aol.com :neener:
by SkyWestNM
Thu May 07, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Yellowhammer USA vs Runyan99 CSA - West Scenario
Replies: 51
Views: 13763

Reviewing

I have followed you two down to the bitter end of this contest knowing that you both, from the past posts you have both made, are extremely knowledgable, excellent players whom I would learn from. This contest lived up to my expectations. I was not disappointed. It is simply a shame you both can't a...
by SkyWestNM
Tue May 05, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Leader and Unit Abilities
Replies: 23
Views: 6708

Thanks

Thanks Evren! Hadn't seen your helper before. This sure helps me!
Sky :thumbsup:
by SkyWestNM
Tue May 05, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Intellitips
Replies: 47
Views: 23428

Ps--

And while I can already hear the grognard groans in the back row... Now Announcing ..... ....................coming soon to a stable/military college near you ................................ SkyWest's TacTips .......................... Why? Because as the Dutch Mata Hari knew all too well...... .....
by SkyWestNM
Tue May 05, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Intellitips
Replies: 47
Views: 23428

Intellitip #10 or thereabouts

Thanks Jim, You’re bringing a lot of ideas and wisdom to a lot of Johnnies and Bluebellies here. Good stuff. ;) Hope to hear from a lot of you others out there. C’mon. Step right up. Don't be bashful. :w00t: There’s lot more on intelligence to share. And so today’s intellitip is on our intelligence ...
by SkyWestNM
Mon May 04, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Administrative Costs to Form Division
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Good point, tc. That is correct. Costs are not paid until the end ;) turn is processed so you can undo any changes made. ;)
by SkyWestNM
Mon May 04, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Administrative Costs to Form Division
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Division command

It costs 10 money, 1 conscipt, and 5 war supply per division command. The costs are nonrefundable if you choose to retract division command at some time in the future. The game system will allow you to promote even if you do not have the necessary parts, however, the penalties to the general in his ...

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