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by Durk
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Division composition question

I offer my best advice. Once you have begun to dig more deeply into the game and enjoy its complexity, you will find your own 'best' division composition. One thing I do is to stage new units to a city, two in the west and one in the east, where my 'available' leaders wait to form divisions. This al...
by Durk
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Division composition question

I realize my reply was kind of disjointed, but yes, infantry divisions and cavalry divisions need some artillery units, not many, but some. I do build a Union artillery division for the Army of the Potomac with an artillery capably leaders. You can do the same with the South if you can gather enough...
by Durk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: i won bohemian revolt
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: i won bohemian revolt

This is a tough scenario to play as both sides are a challenge, nice going.
by Durk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

I find France to be the Goldilocks faction to play, not too hot, not too cold, just right. Lots of colonial action and internal development, but not difficult challenges.
by Durk
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Division composition question
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Division composition question

You are correct there is conflicting information, but I suspect general agreement. My take on why this split, is focus of explanation, that is, I think all your authors primarily agree, but are explaining differing concepts. Most play, whether on offense or defense, favors balanced divisions. This i...
by Durk
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

As per usual loki100, you have the latest and best information.
Thanks
by Durk
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Negating the Manassas -10nm early loss PBEM

Bad generals are still very good at defense.
Reduce the out of command penalties best you can and wait.
by Durk
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

The current Matrix and Slitherine stores are less than helpful in answering this question, so I looked at the second copy I bought not to many years ago when the Paradox version became unstable, the base game only includes the 1850 start. Four of the add on scenarios can be purchased, but the others...
by Durk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

It is included? I cannot discern between base game and modules, but I thought only the 1850 start was in the base game. My copy is very old, so I do not know what is available. Also, the Matrix and Slitherine website redesign makes finding the included scenarios hard to find. I am pretty sure the Bo...
by Durk
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD BOER WAR
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: AGEOD BOER WAR

There is a Boer War scenario, but I do not know how you can gain it. Maybe PM a member who might have it?
by Durk
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Annexing holland, and disappearing turks
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Annexing holland, and disappearing turks

Look here for the solution to disappearing Ottomans and follow the link. It will take you to a fix and tell you how to apply.
viewtopic.php?f=374&t=52676
by Durk
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Missing Savegame
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Missing Savegame

If you cannot see the file from the load game menu, try this. Open the saves file and create a new folder, something like, test of backup. Open the most recent backup file' Copy and past all files into the new folder. Then go to the load games menu and see if you can now see the game. If this works ...
by Durk
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Missing Savegame
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Missing Savegame

Hi OldContemptible - Welcome to the forum. Two possible things, one might be you are not saving before you exit. Saving creates a new version of the file. Are you running the game in administrative mode. This is the most usual reason as the game creates files 'outside' of the game and it needs the '...
by Durk
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Lost Johnsons boys
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Lost Johnsons boys

Do not defend inside of cities. Defend on top of the city with maybe a very small garrison inside. If you units are inside a city and must retreat, they surrender and are eliminated. If your units defend outside the city, they will retreat normally. Think of it this way: at Vicksburg the forces were...
by Durk
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Question about PBEM
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Question about PBEM

Watching the game unfold is a major benefit. While RUS has a good replay option, seeing the game play helps focus. And for me, I get such a better idea threats and opportunities. There is a second reason. The host has benefit of extended thinking. Typically, the host gets two times to think about th...
by Durk
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: Question about PBEM
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Question about PBEM

So much depends upon you. You have several excellent avenues in which to proceed. RUS is most ideal with two White players in pbem because this represents the divided command which afflicted the White's plans and cooperation troubles. Part of why this is the case is because the two different White f...
by Durk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: RUS Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: AI not doing anything
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: AI not doing anything

My guess from the second post, you are not running the game in administrative mod.
The first I do not know. Never seen AI shut off.
by Durk
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Quick PON Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Quick PON Survey

Here is a thought - if the game has become addictive, try a game where you play all of the major factions. PON is really well designed for solitaire play with the player taking all ten listed factions as it is more about development and less about battle; but even major wars are enjoyable. It takes ...
by Durk
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Quick PON Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Quick PON Survey

This is an interesting series of questions. I am assuming you mean in play against AI as pbem games are very long. So my answers come from only pbem games. 1. Never 2. Has not happened 3. Never got to 1920 as game are still in the 1880s or 90s. 4. No actual idea of what you are asking. 5. Answering ...
by Durk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Lost Johnsons boys
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Lost Johnsons boys

Usually lost leaders have been wounded and are inside a nearby city locked so you cannot find them easily. You can search as if you are looking for locked units to find them or just look for cities which have a number indicating forces inside.
by Durk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Enemy Units Passing Through Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Enemy Units Passing Through Lines

Look at the loyalty of the regions. If you can have at least 50% loyalty, this might stop it.
This is a real challenge.
Your offensive stance is a good idea. But also remember if they pass your lines without obtaining supply, they will wither for lack of supply.
by Durk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: How does one cycle naval units?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: How does one cycle naval units?

I remember F for fleet, but yes, d and f.
by Durk
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: How To Appoint Generals?
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: How To Appoint Generals?

If they are in the off map box, simply click on the to send them to the game board.
See if this works, if not, please report back.
by Durk
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Enemy Units Passing Through Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Enemy Units Passing Through Lines

This is a challenge, are you playing against AI or pbem? This does make a difference. AI can move in ways live players cannot.
by Durk
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: 1.10e
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: 1.10e

Send me a message with your email, I think I have the files you need.
by Durk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Three player pbem, nice alternative
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

Three player pbem, nice alternative

I am in a three player pbem game of WON. The sides are, France/Spain/Ottoman, Great Britain/Prussia, and Russia/Austria. We have a reasonably long list of player agreements, which I will post later if others are interested, but essentially, the three core nations, France, Great Britain and Russia ca...
by Durk
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Historical Resource Placement?
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Historical Resource Placement?

Somebody should surely correct me if my understanding is incorrect; I think of both as interactive. that is; once you have the unit in place, then you can play the card. I have no idea if this is correct, but it is what seems to work for me.
by Durk
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Units are affected by our inability to pay their upkeep
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Units are affected by our inability to pay their upkeep

This is a mystery to me based upon the information I can see. If I were to guess, and I often do so, I would say this force is not connected to your capital region. Maybe besieged, maybe just without a means to connect, not sure. You have plenty of resources to pay for upkeep, so not much to do if t...
by Durk
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Historical Resource Placement?
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Historical Resource Placement?

I do not know if you played the old board game Gusher, but it seems resources are allocated in a similar manner. Regions have probability quotas which are 'seeded' when the game begins and when explorers enter. You do not get the same resource in the same region in each game, but resources are seede...
by Durk
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Newcomer to the game. Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Newcomer to the game. Please help

Welcome to the forum. I am glad you are enjoying. I am not an expert on playing against the AI as I primarily play pbem, but maybe some ideas for you. 1. With regard to your Canadians, load them on a transport and unload them in Brest. This is what I do, they always go. If this does not work for you...

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