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by pgr
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Mexican War Tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Indian Wars! Be careful what you wish for. I don’t know if they would appeal to those who love all those overwhelming victories as the Union juggernaut marches south. Some work has been done on some of the Indian Wars. If any of it gets into the game is another story. If you ever wondered whe...
by pgr
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Civil War 2 PBEM 1.03 BRS
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Civil War 2 PBEM 1.03 BRS

I'm looking for an opponent for my first PBEM game in Civil War 2. I'm playing at version 1.03, and would prefer to be the Union player.
I'm located in France, I can do a min of two turns a day (but probably more).

Please PM me to discuss.
by pgr
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Mexican War Tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Mexican War Tutorial

Let me float a test balloon. It's a bit of a shame that there is that huge Mexican map and not much going on down there, and then I had a thought: why not revamp the tutorials so that they represent the Mexican War? First, it would add some flavor since it was in a way the tutorial. Second, there ar...
by pgr
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Blockade System Explained
Replies: 39
Views: 59043

Ace, to be clear then, I have to either hold Sumter or be next to Charleston, between the city and her forts? Thanks for the clarification!
by pgr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Blockade System Explained
Replies: 39
Views: 59043

A quick question on Charleston. How do enemy held forts effect the number of ships needed to blockade the port? In charleston bay (just outside the 3 forts) the tool tip indicates I need 12 ships, but even with 32 neither the port nor the forts are shown as blockaded. I'm assuming each enemy fort in...
by pgr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Tool tips
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Tool tips

I'm trying out 1.03 and the new expansion and I noticed a little thing. For the money decisions in the main April 61 campaign, the tool tip discriptions stll say the decision yields $400 instead of saying 600.
by pgr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

On the other hand, there are examples of forts beating up ironclads pretty well. Despite the rest of the fiasco of the battle, Ft. Donelson managed to maul Foote's fleet considerably. (Wounding the man in his foot appropriately enough). During the Peninsula campaign Drewery's Bluff penetrated the Ga...
by pgr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: What the Union did in the West AAR
Replies: 72
Views: 16017

so when is "mid-1862?" By early June? I might add ft Pillow and Nashville to the list as well ;) And for all those who say it's impossible against a competent human player, I'm not so sure. It's a big area to cover with not that many troops. If I tell a player I plan to capture Springfield Mo, Nashv...
by pgr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Advice needed for someone new to the game
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

It's taken me a while to appreciate the importance of spreading out in this game. If you want to pin an enemy down you need to make sure that as many of the surrounding regions are under your military zone of control. They can't retreat into a region that you have 100% zone of control. When I first ...
by pgr
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

Butler didn't arrive until May. By that time the forts had given up. All Farragut had was a couple hundred Marines. New Orleans wouldn't surrender to him. He took the Marines into town, put up a flag and ran back to the boats. The city surrendered to Butler when he got there. In the meantime they w...
by pgr
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

Hey Q-Ball, I think your point about batteries and transports is on the whole accurate. When transports ran batteries they were unloaded, at night, and heavily disguised etc. But it seems Farragut must have run the Fts Jackson and St. Phillip with some transports because they unloaded Ben Butler and...
by pgr
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

I had just noticed that ironclads can get past Island 10 without taking damage and thus an entire fleet with transports etc can get past it unhindered, making the fort a supply stopper and nothing else. Doesn't feel right. On the other hand Farragut slipped the forts in the delta and took New Orlea...
by pgr
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

New Orleans was not garrisoned properly. They took no strong actions against the landings on the east coast. Nashville was evacuated and middle Tennessee all the way to Corinth MS. Island #10 was not just Island #10. It was New Madrid, Mo, Point Pleasant, Mo, The Tennessee side of the river and Isl...
by pgr
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

1. +6 VP/trn for the CSA in the 1.03. 2. An effort has been made to make the Anaconda strategy the most sensible one for the Union in 1.03.. If the Union does not take out or block CSA big harbors, CSA will have ample money for the war effort. 3. In 1.03. 2:1 ratio is kept, but with increase in ava...
by pgr
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Union Weak a Little Bit, Compared to RL?
Replies: 56
Views: 8860

by June 1862, the Union had achieved the following: Obtained a 2:1 manpower advantage in Virginia. Occupied Springfield, MO. Captured Fort Donelson, TN. Captured Island No 10. Captured Fort Macon, NC. Captured Fort Pulaski, GA. Captured Forts Jackson and St Philip, LA Captured New Orleans, LA Captu...
by pgr
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Replacements issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 7423

In reference to replacements, is there a thread (or wiki article) that explains in detail how the replacement pool works? I for one am curious how the mechanic works when I set the game settings to give me 10%. Do the resources for those replacements get subtracted at the start or the end of a turn?...
by pgr
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Does the AI Cheat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3115

GraniteStater I see your point, but in reality there is not that much of a difference in how Vicksburg and Petersburg played out. Once cut off, the place will fall. The main difference was that, as you pointed out, Grant was able to completely invest Vicksburg quickly. In game terms, he took the reg...
by pgr
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Does the AI Cheat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3115

It’s a game engine limitation. Depots are production facilities, therefore they produce whether cut off or not. It would be far too complex to try and fashion a rule that isolates production facilities, you’d have to come up with some draconian rule that states they have to trace a supp...
by pgr
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Leader Death?
Replies: 27
Views: 6465

Unfortunately the AGEOD engine's implementation of stacks, command points, activation, et all makes it difficult to simulate realistic leader casualties since removing leaders causes stacks to fall apart. For example, I imagine Athena would have a difficult time fielding effective stacks if divisio...
by pgr
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Crash Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Great, thank you. (And good luck with that patch!)
by pgr
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: CW2 Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Crash Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Crash Report

I have had some re-occurring crashes as the AI attempts to process its moves and the main files reload.

I am running a Toshiba lab-top 4GB Ram, Windows 7, intel i3 m350 @ 2.27 GH

the campaign is April 1861, the logs, scripts, and save game is attached.

Thanks for any insights
by pgr
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Leader Death?
Replies: 27
Views: 6465

Leader Death?

I just bought the game, and have been enjoying it quite a bit. I have a question about leaders. Can they be killed or wounded? (it seems like they can't be captured). It occured to me when I was playing the Shiloh that A.S. Johnston was around for the entire campaign. Of course IRL, he was killed ra...

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