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by MVDH
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Any updates?
Replies: 19
Views: 8070

Update

Through turn 8 Manstein leads our games by 23 points.

Mark
by MVDH
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Seedings
Replies: 29
Views: 7180

Jim-NC wrote:As I am most likely his opponent (or worse - PhilThib), a nice thought for me would be appreciated (preferably before the massacre) :mdr: Thanks. :mdr:



Fear not Jim-NC! I think you can take either of them my friend. :thumbsup:

Mark
by MVDH
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Battle Report Screen
Replies: 19
Views: 3538

AFAIK, all units within a region do participate in a battle to some degree. Some of the units may only be involved for a single turn (or 2?), but they should all be involved at first. This is not correct. In fact depending on circumstances very few of the units in a particular region may be involve...
by MVDH
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Losses and National Morale
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

I know that winning or losing a significant battle can cause you to gain or lose NM but I'm not sure if the number of casualties in and of themselves effect the NM gain/loss. Also as I understand the rules the longer the war drags on general war weariness is supposed to begin to set in and effect NM...
by MVDH
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Matchups, Rules, and Results
Replies: 95
Views: 29344

Okay, the final turns have been played, and the Final Results Window for both games are as follows: Both games end in a Stalemate. Final Victory Points totals [both games] are: Jim-NC = 163 MVDH = 150 I interpret this to mean that Jim-NC wins, and moves on to Round 2. Thanks to both players, they w...
by MVDH
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Matchups, Rules, and Results
Replies: 95
Views: 29344

Game Result

Hi All:

My hearty congratulations to my esteemed opponent in my tournament game Jim-NC. We split our games both winning as the CSA but I lost on victory points by my count 160-144. It was close and great fun. Congratulations, thanks for the game and good luck in round 2.

Mark
by MVDH
Fri May 29, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Which side am I playing?

I don't play with any house rules. I have 5 full campaign games going on right now, 3 of them official ladder games in the Civil War gaming club I joined. I have seen absolutely no need for them and almost all of my opponents agree. We just enjoy this great game as is, i.e. by far the best strategic...
by MVDH
Tue May 26, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Matchups, Rules, and Results
Replies: 95
Views: 29344

Daxil wrote:MVDH is replacing Jabberwock mvdh @ austin.rr.com.



Hi All:

Glad to have made it in. Opening moves have been sent. :thumbsup:

Mark
by MVDH
Thu May 21, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Battle Reporter
Replies: 72
Views: 17994

Hey Caccio:

Great work! Just installed it and wow, the battle report detail is wonderful. Thanks again for all of your hard work and your willingness to share it with all of us. :thumbsup:

Mark
by MVDH
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 56735

Hello good folks, I'm posting this because I expect some delay before I'm able to submit my next AAR and move. You see, or at least you will in a minute or two, I have a problem with the current turn that Banks has submitted to me. To explain properly its like this...... I get an e-mail from my opp...
by MVDH
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Union Player
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Union Player

Hi All:

Looking for a Union player. My suggested rules: historical leaders, historical attrition, long delay. I think these rules give the most realistic game. If interested PM me.

Mark
by MVDH
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Recommendation AACW
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Haven't seen anyone do this here before, but I wanted to recommend my former PBEM opponent, MVDH. :thumbsup: Feeling a little badly that I had to concede our game early due to other demands on my time, I wanted to make good and heartily recommend him for anyone looking for a pbem partner. He respec...
by MVDH
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The state of the game
Replies: 25
Views: 4507

IMHO the AI is mediocre at best. If you have any grasp of strategic movements it will pose no challenge. Cranking the difficulty only turns its soldiers into supermen. I'd recommend playing by email if you need a challenge. That being said, it is the best money I've ever spent on a game. I second B...
by MVDH
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: looking for yet another AACW game
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Pbem

Hi: I have one PBEM as the Union and looking for a rebel game so I am interested. Currently playing historical leaders, historical attrition and long delay, ala the Banks and Soundoff AAR rules. You can host if you like and offer any other house rules as well (including the one leader teleport) Mark
by MVDH
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Just found this game
Replies: 16
Views: 6216

AACW is the very best simulation of the period out there. Period. I bought the game over a year ago and have been playing it ever since...something which I've NEVER done with any game. Even the addicting Sid Meier's games. This is my favorite strategy game of all time and it likely remain so for qu...
by MVDH
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 105240

Hey Banks, I for one would follow along this thread if it lasted 'till all 114 turns. If there's one thing I want insight on, it is how to tactically retreat an entire army from the clutches of destruction. Between the two of you, I've learned a lot in the ol' AACW textbook, but I think there's mor...
by MVDH
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21673

I do wonder how this game would have played out if they had adopted more historical mobilization houses rules - limiting CSA mobilization until April 1862 and limiting USA mobilization till March 1863? It seems to me that the balance is too much in the north's favor otherwise, if the union player i...
by MVDH
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21673

Lee's gamble

Lee's attack at Grant's Amherst depot seems to have failed because McDowell MTG. However, I think it was an excellent bold stroke and had it succeeded Banks could have stalled the entire Union Virginia offensive. Now it seems Banks faces an extremely tough situation but as long as he holds both Rich...
by MVDH
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 105240

Cool Plan Indeed

General Banks! What a bold and audacious plan! Brilliant conception, worthy of Lee himself. When his back was to the wall and he could Lee would always attack first, defend second. Good luck. If you should succeed and drive the Union forces out of Virginia Davis should make you the Souths first Fiel...
by MVDH
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21673

Is anyone else still chuckling over the historically disastrous attempt to combine Van Dorn and McCulloch in Arkansas? @MDVH: The quote is actually something along the lines of: "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." Which is kind of amusing, since it took a fall, winter a...
by MVDH
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21673

A close look at the map, and their planned moves, indicates that the next turn should result in anything but "A Stillness at Appomattox." ;) Quite right, the stillness was indeed broken at Appomattox... :bonk: My take on the battle is a big victory for Grant. While it is indeed true that the rebels...
by MVDH
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 56735

Florida Supply

Hi Soundoff: I think I may know why your depot was not drawing in supply when you were down in Franklin Florida. I noticed that the harbor exited into a river region, not a coastal region. So I surmise that your blue water navy transports couldn't deliver supplies to a river region and of course you...
by MVDH
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21673

Interesting Move

Just got back from reading Soundoffs Early June orders. Interesting move to send Grant on to Petersburg. I am very interested to see how Banks reacts to that dangerous move. However, I do wonder if Grant does make it all the way to Norfolk, the 2 wings of the army will then be widely separated with ...
by MVDH
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 105240

Cool Battle Report

Hey Banks:

Very cool battle report for that 2nd Battle of Columbus! Read just like a real Civil War battle! Love your work on this AAR!

Your AAR with Soundoff has inspired me to start my own PBEM game tonight!

Keep up the good work my friend! :thumbsup:

Mark
by MVDH
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: deep enemy assaults!
Replies: 92
Views: 17993

In a near future update a city will not be able to be captured by an enemy force consisting of nothing but fast moving "horse" movement type elements until 1863 and later and then only by a force accompanied by Cavalry (late) elements. Standalone depots are still subject to capture if left non-prot...
by MVDH
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Mixed brigades
Replies: 76
Views: 12560

I certainly agree that there should be fewer mixed brigades that have the embedded cavalry elements. Sometimes you're stuck with divisions that have 3 cavalry regiments when you COULD be filling those slots with slightly more useful infantry and/or artillery. And a quick note...I want to take a lin...
by MVDH
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Union or Confederates?
Replies: 172
Views: 56566

Being new to the game I find playing the Union with its many more strategic and operational choices best for learning the whole game system, i.e. both the land and naval aspects plus the political, economic, draft, reinforcement, replacements as well as my general belief that the AI can play a bette...
by MVDH
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AI Railroad Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

Absolutely - this is a great idea, but there should be some limitation on it, as 77NY suggested, based on either military control or the proximity of friendly troops, or both. Also, she shouldn't be able to automatically repair rail in a reagion that's cut off from supply. Maybe that should be the ...
by MVDH
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AI Railroad Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

Hi Pocus:

Yes, I am playing with 1.13. I was thinking that lack of WSU could be the problem as well. If so maybe I am doing some thing right! :)

Thanks for the reply.

Mark
by MVDH
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AI Railroad Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

AI Railroad Repair

First off I have to say I love this game. First bought Forge of Freedom, then bought GG War Between the States (very good game as well) and finally AACW. Bought this one last because I thought it might be too complicated and a little too much micro-management involved. BUT, while it is a deep and so...

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