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by Boomer
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Decision Cards
Replies: 42
Views: 6924

I'm not a fan of them. Indeed, they do seem rather in obscure in their results, and the costs and time don't seem to be worth it, aside from the occasional draft card... which has a clear risk/reward cost of added manpower for a slight hit in loyalty. For future games I hope these card panels are st...
by Boomer
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Civil War II The Bloody Roads South
Replies: 76
Views: 18118

Frankly, they lost me when they decided to break apart their content into the pay-to-play DLC model. Seeing the later campaigns missing from the release version were a red flag for me, and I had a bad feeling that it was missing because they were going to add the scenarios in later as an expansion.....
by Boomer
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Ceasar vs Pompey, questions
Replies: 18
Views: 6726

I've only won as Pompey once. I sent him east and began building as much as I could in Spain and the east. Caesar besieged and took Sicily while Antony moved into Spain. However, I was able to slow Antony down and after several build turns, began my move towards Italy with Pompey's main force. Sever...
by Boomer
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Army creation
Replies: 26
Views: 6721

Paying for army creation is one of the changes in the new game that I really appreciate. There were lots of times in ACW 1 when building a new army command as the South was just too much in money and WS. In fact, I just wish leader movement and army creation... any kind of staff movement, should be ...
by Boomer
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Sibley's Campaign, what's your opinion on it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3979

I think it's a good addition overall. It's certainly challenging, especially as the South which doesn't have a lot of forces to work with. The player has to try and do a lot with very little, so that's a nice challenge. I like these smaller scenarios, but they will always be seen as a tasty appetize...
by Boomer
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Forming a Corps
Replies: 32
Views: 9435

Yeah, Jim's right, corps formation is bugged. In my current game it's late June 1862 and I have 2 ready-to-go corps under Lee in Virginia and A.S. Johnston in KY, and neither of their corps can be formed. The corps box is greyed out. In the attached screen you can see that Polk is two star, force ca...
by Boomer
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Additional scenarios
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Additional scenarios

Just wondering if there are plans to release other scenarios, particularly late war scenarios like the ones from the first game.

The two included grand campaigns are fun, but they are both '61 campaigns. Are additional scenarios planned for DLC, patch update, etc?
by Boomer
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How about a Civil War trivia contest?
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

I always try and remain impartial towards things like this... but just... wow. No words. A few of us are trying to inject a little fun and life into this board and it gets vacuum sucked up by the marketing department. Did we violate some sort of copyright by discussing the civil war? Are we stepping...
by Boomer
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: How about a Civil War trivia contest?
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

McPherson, of course.

Due to Jefferson Davis's handling of the war, one southern state began withdrawing its state forces from national service and actually threatened to secede from the Confederacy. Which state was it?
by Boomer
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: One feature a day series #3 : The Map
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

I agree. At first I thought it looked crappy, too mild and plain. Now that I've seen a couple of game play vids though, it seems to work. Looks to make unit movement and scrolling much easier. I just hope that edicts and internal improvements will actually show up on the map... say if you build a ra...
by Boomer
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Strategy-Wargamer first impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Strategy-Wargamer first impressions

http://the-strategy-wargamer.tumblr.com/post/60303843630/civil-war-2-first-impressions-i-was-able-to-get He seems to like it so far. Much bigger scope than the first game, plus a GIANT map, nice icons, tons of options, and user-friendly UI. His main problems were with key commands and shortcuts tha...
by Boomer
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: release date
Replies: 5
Views: 2638

9/11. Hell, prove ya got the balls and a sense of humor. I appreciate that level of gumption. What better date to release a game based on a contentious conflict involving an outcome that no one can truly win?
by Boomer
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Teaser AAR
Replies: 68
Views: 26892

Philippe is right. The bloodstained banner hardly saw any use, much less combat use. The most fitting flags to use for the South would either be the stars and bars or the battle flag, otherwise known as the southern cross (which was in part based on the flag of St. Andrew which the Scots used long, ...
by Boomer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96407

Zsa Zsa Gabor. Damn, and I thought I was the one who came up with the idea of a Hollywood socialite grand strategy game. :bonk:
by Boomer
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which topic for a future AGE-engine game?
Replies: 302
Views: 96407

30 years war! I just know it... come on, polls have spoken... let's move on now. I'm already looking at some books on the subject, as I am a 30 years noob. There's some great paperbooks and kindle on Amazon, super cheap. Get your books open, kids. I have a feeling we're going to dive into some Bohem...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Why I'm giving AGEOD games away - FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

Yeah, Eriss, but you're from Europe, where women are smart and sophisticated. I'm from 'Murica where women are into shopping and watching reality tv shows. Reliving the Russian revolution isn't real high on their list of priorities. Seriously, Americans are a generation or two away from becoming the...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Massi AACW2 Art
Replies: 32
Views: 11361

The artwork is fine stuff indeed, but one critique I've heard about the screenshots of the new games is about the background and profile templates for the icons/portraits themselves. While the art looks amazing, the windows and borders for the unit art are somewhat sterile and robotic... too much fl...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Why I'm giving AGEOD games away - FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

I never had many friends or family that were into strategy games, let alone detailed and cerebral ones like AGEOD games. I never thought they'd like them, so I never said anything. Perhaps there is a strategy game help group around somewhere? LOL 'Hello, my name is Boomer and I like to play AGEOD ga...
by Boomer
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sid Meier's Gettysburg - works on windows 8 ! For ACW old timers only.
Replies: 12
Views: 41467

I think I heard a rumor recently that Frank Hunter was working on a new version of his game. Some of the guys over at the Matrix Games forum were talking about it. Who knows, that might be one of those old rumors that get kicked around forever. Be nice to see though. Hunter did so much with so littl...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Ageod's Civil War II from Historicon
Replies: 16
Views: 12218

This backlash against the 'dumbing down' of strategy games really annoys me, though I can understand the position. Here's why it bugs me. Like Vaalen said, a lot of the complexity of strategy games, particularly AGEOD games, is on the technical side. Build a decent engine with bells and whistles and...
by Boomer
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sid Meier's Gettysburg - works on windows 8 ! For ACW old timers only.
Replies: 12
Views: 41467

Loved that game growing up. There's the Scourge of War series, which I guess is sort of the spiritual successor to the Sid Meier's games. But I'm still waiting and hoping that one of these days some developer will make a great strategic civil war game that includes a dynamic 3D tactical battle engin...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: Ageod's Civil War II from Historicon
Replies: 16
Views: 12218

I may be in the minority here, but I'm kind of looking forward to a more lean, beer and pretzel AGEOD game for once. So many top down board game style strategy games take on the 'everything matters' approach, and after a while it can really be a grind. I don't care if the icons are animated or not, ...
by Boomer
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What's the point of multi-player games?
Replies: 18
Views: 4701

DayZ is basically a PVP fest. I thought a game like that would allow gamers to work together to take on the zombies. As it turns out, the zombies are nothing more than an environmental threat that occasionally get in the way of the real action, which is players shooting each other and taking loot of...
by Boomer
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What's the point of multi-player games?
Replies: 18
Views: 4701

I wish I had checked it out when it first went alpha. Eh, it can still be fun. You just have to basically ignore the bad elements and hackers and whatnot. What's the old saying, 'when life gives you lemons, you turn them into hand grenades.' I was sneaking around at a grocery market in Cherno this m...
by Boomer
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What's the point of multi-player games?
Replies: 18
Views: 4701

Well, I took the dive and have been playing around with DayZ. Actually, the atmosphere, the gameplay, the tension, everything is superb. There's just one problem... the people. I was on a server last night that had two kids, one a European, the other an American, both fighting with each other over g...
by Boomer
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: ACW2 is signing up beta testers!
Replies: 109
Views: 22110

Move that artillery, honey. Shake your defilade! That flank attack makes me soooooo hot!

Oh, look... it's just the two Phils dressed up drag. I knew it! ;)
by Boomer
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Pacific War
Replies: 4
Views: 4484

I was kind of hoping the next (and probably last) Company of Heroes would take place in the Pacific. East Front was a nice choice too, but there aren't enough Pacific War games out there. There's WITP, which is still a very pricy title. There's also a few RTS and FPS titles which feature the east As...
by Boomer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: ACW2 is signing up beta testers!
Replies: 109
Views: 22110

Just wondering if Historicon will have the nice hot booth babes like most other video game conventions, or will strategy gamers have to settle for gawking at overweight middle aged men dressed up like historical figures? I'm guessing probably the latter.
by Boomer
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: new civil war movie - Copperhead
Replies: 0
Views: 937

new civil war movie - Copperhead

From Ronald Maxwell, the guy who directed Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. I had heard years ago that he was going to do one last one called 'The last full measure' which would cover the last year of the war, but I guess with Gods and Generals not being treated so well, he decided to go small scale...
by Boomer
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: ACW2 is signing up beta testers!
Replies: 109
Views: 22110

So I am not a complainer, but I have noticed this. My Ageod friends are not in the beta. Only Slitherine and Matrix players I know are in the beta. What concerns me, the people who know Ageod ACW System best will not be invited to participate in the beta. I might be wrong, those who know me best kn...

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