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by orca
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The Great Lakes Navy!?
Replies: 8
Views: 3399

Be careful. Unless you put in somewhere in New Jersey your gunboats are likely to take damage in the trip from Philadelphia to New York. I don't build the Pennsylvania gunboats and ironclads. If you build the ironclads, they are almost as seaworthy as monitors, so you might as well use them in the C...
by orca
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Map Quibbles: Cairo & OBX
Replies: 2
Views: 2572

Map Quibbles: Cairo & OBX

With ACW2 apparently coming soon I wanted to bring up two quibbles I have with the map in ACW. 1) Cairo is in the wrong place altogether. It's really on the Ohio, but close enough to the Mississippi that it's guns should clear cover both rivers. I hope it can be moved for the new game. [ATTACH]23510...
by orca
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Efficient and quick method of seaching for new recruits?
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Other options are: -When you get the "new units recruited" message you can click on the "NATO" symbol for the unit and it will take you to the city where it is forming. Of course other than militia it will be locked so you won't be able to issue orders. -When you get the "unit has nearly completed t...
by orca
Thu May 02, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Emancipation Proclamation Option.
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

This makes me wonder. How would you define "Yankee ethnicity"? I meant the word the way I've typically seen it used in reference to western settlement and 19th century politics. Someone decended from the Great Migration from England to New England between 1630 and 1640. Non-yankee northerners came ...
by orca
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Emancipation Proclamation Option.
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

It was not a popular move except in New England and perhaps Europe, though I can see the governments handling it in cynical terms the press would have love it. It wasn't polular anywhere in the North except in the the ethnically Yankee regions. Outside the cities that mean New England, but also mos...
by orca
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: "The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914" - re AACW
Replies: 11
Views: 2500

How do you get "slow damage" in AACW-I? Unless I am missing something, railroad destruction under the current rules is literally instantaneous. Give the order, even to just a single regiment, and an entire region's rail network is devastated at the beginning of that regiment's first day of movement...
by orca
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Need advice on raising $ as CSA...
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

Look here
http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/ransom.civil.war.us


I think that you will be hard pressed to match a price index of 1,452 in-game though. (i.e., prices were 14.5 times higher in 1863 than 1860).
by orca
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to cut off and destroy an enemy force
Replies: 36
Views: 9066

Sorry, that just doesn't float. A couple dozen militia brigades sent raiding to cut rail-lines is waaay too cheap, easy and effective in AACW. Without rails supplies doesn't flow, and your frontline troopers will be crushed with the human wave attacks. If you place huge numbers (to counter ~20 mili...
by orca
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How to cut off and destroy an enemy force
Replies: 36
Views: 9066

And as far as entire armies being cut off and destroyed, just look at the next major war that comes right after the civil war. The Eastern front in world war one provides two perfect examples, the Battle of Tannenberg, and the 2nd battle of Masurian Lakes. The events of these two campaigns resulted...
by orca
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: AACW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Crash during game and saved games not loadable
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

I knew this was an old thread, but it was the most recent one describing my problem. The game froze (screen saver). I shut it off with program manager. I am on windows 7, but I did not install the game in "Program Files" (I never do if I can avoid it - too much trouble). So I knew where the save gam...
by orca
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: AACW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Crash during game and saved games not loadable
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Link doesn't work. I have the same problem and haven't yet found the solution.
by orca
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Conflicts of the Period
Replies: 28
Views: 7938

I'd love to see the Sepoy Mutiny/Great Rebellion of 1857. The Boer War would also be very cool ( well the first part of it anyway).
by orca
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Movies on the seven years war?
Replies: 30
Views: 17740

well my own view is that prussianism led directly to nazism and that the prussian takeover of germany was a transparently a disaster for germany, europe and the world. i don't understand how this plain fact can be denied. Seems a bit rough to put all the blame of National Socialism on the Prussians...
by orca
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: command and control
Replies: 49
Views: 10480

I would hope that the ability to assault is very much curtailed in RoP. The major fortresses were almost impossible to carry without first making a breach, and the defenders usually surrendered when that happened. When properly garrisoned major fortresses should be immune to assault. The only sucess...
by orca
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: command and control
Replies: 49
Views: 10480

I do remember Frederick's famous comment on the Swedes. But my point was that the British (excluding Hanoverians and other Germans) army in Germany was generally about 15,000-20,000 - pretty much the same as the Swedish army. Of course the Swedes were ineffective for a variety of reasons. All they r...
by orca
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: command and control
Replies: 49
Views: 10480

I like the idea of the gardes Francaise, but keep in mind that Ferdinand did campaign on the west bank I agree completely that the objectives ought to reflect cities whose loss would really hurt the owner and those whose capture or retention was a major goal of the government. That said I wonder abo...
by orca
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: command and control
Replies: 49
Views: 10480

Objectives/strategic cities

I noticed nothing for Sweden. Clearly their objective should be Stettin - about the best the Swedes could hope to get from the SYW was to get back the rest of Hither Pommerania that had been lost 35 years earlier. Similarly Stralsund ought to be a minor objective for Prussia. Frederick never had the...
by orca
Fri May 22, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Questions about artillery in the game
Replies: 28
Views: 6886

It is very difficult to get an accurate tally of casualties since the commanders at the time didn't even have accurate numbers and any official number was almost certainly underestimated for friendly forces and inflated for the enemy. Duffy puts the breakdown for the losses as 19,500 and 172 Artill...
by orca
Wed May 20, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Questions about artillery in the game
Replies: 28
Views: 6886

At Künersdorf, 38 %(prussians), 23.7 (russian) and 12 %(austrian).26% for coalition. Not sure how the Russians could have suffered 23.7% casulaties and the Austrians 12% and yet the total for the allies was 26% - higher than each countries losses. Wikipedia tells me that the allies lost fewer than ...
by orca
Thu May 14, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Diplomacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

Will there be any chance that the Ottoman Empire becomes involved through diplomacy or cause the Austrians/Russians some problems through events? What about other possible States having some effect on the main participants. How about Spain/Portugal. Heck I'd love to see a scenario on the war in Por...
by orca
Sat May 09, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Commanders in RoP
Replies: 73
Views: 18258

So my original question stands. Why is it Friedreich and Heinrich (the King and prince) and then Maurice Von Ahalt Dessau, rather than Moritz von Anhlat Dessau. Sure Moritz os often called Maurice in English language accounts (and presumably in French too), but then Friedreich is usually called Fred...
by orca
Sat May 09, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Commanders in RoP
Replies: 73
Views: 18258

Florent wrote:Reread the list there is a Moritz :D , Hok wrote them rapidly and there is some typo like Soltikov instead of Saltikov. No trouble here.


Dang you're right. I know who Moritz is, but who is this Maurice character? English general?
by orca
Sat May 09, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Commanders in RoP
Replies: 73
Views: 18258

Why "Friedreich" and "Maurice". Shouldn't one of these guys be "Frederick", or the other be "Moritz"? :)
by orca
Wed May 06, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: RoP History Club
Topic: SYW Uniforms Links
Replies: 57
Views: 28253

Duffy's "Russia's Military Way to the West" has a great section on the war from the Russian point of view. I note that it also sells for a ridiculous amount of money on Amazon - glad I have it! IMHO the Russian point of view is very valuable - it's usually neglected and the war marked the first time...
by orca
Wed May 06, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Rise of Prussia - Frederick Rex 1756-1763
Replies: 142
Views: 47128

It's not the annihilation that worries me about a campaign game - it's the attrition. In 1756-7 Frederick had a well trained large army. By 1760 it was mostly gone - the rump was still there and it was filled out with raw recruits. The balance of forces by 1760 was completely uneven - I still think ...
by orca
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: Rise of Prussia - Frederick Rex 1756-1763
Replies: 142
Views: 47128

Very interesting - a favorite era for me. I'd also hope to see that the first two Silesian Wars (1740-42 and 1744-45) can be covered too. But then I'd also like to see the Italian campaigns of Charles Emmanuel in Italy (1744-1748). But setting that aside I do have one other question - how will the c...
by orca
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Banks vs Soundoff discussion thread
Replies: 95
Views: 21737

I'm a little puzzled why Banks hasn't launched a serious offensive north eastward from Knoxville. For about three turns he has been in serious trouble in Virginia, and in a pretty solid position in the West. Surely he could spare a couple of divisions to try to hit the Union's rear in Virginia?
by orca
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 105407

I'm not sure I understand why Richmond MUST fall. And if there's any chance of preventing that from happening I'd certainly like to see you try to pull that rabbit out of your hat. At this point you really are just trying to get lucky, but it seems to me that while unlikely, victory isn't impossible.
by orca
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 57029

Congrats on the way things seem to be going. I was rereading your AAR and found this rather ironic. I do so hope it goes well, in truth for no other reason than to disprove that the only sensible thing is to confine Little Mac to Buffalo or some such out of the way place. Seems to me that so far you...
by orca
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: The Best American General of the War
Replies: 13
Views: 4728

Wasn't Arnold also there at Quebec? And while he pushed to seize Ticonderoga, he also pushed to march an army from Maine to Quebec. Clearly he was very good tactically, a great motivator, but he got caught up in ambitious plans - (including West Point of course, which was pretty unrealistic). I vote...

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