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by Ripster8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

September 1619 Mansfeld's good luck holds: he achieves a breach in the walls of Budweis. His first assault is thrown back, but the city will fall next month. turn13.jpg Other Protestant forces are seen moving to join Mansfeld at Budweis giving his army parity with Bucquoy's. And so I have two choic...
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

August 1619 A busy month! Bucquoy crushed the remnants of Thurn's force, killing 400 men and capturing a supply wagon (which is always a treat!). Several other Bohemian regiments were seen fleeing northwards to Brunn, along with Christian of Anhalt, another Protestant princeling who has defied the ...
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

July 1619 Bucquoy's force march failed and his units suffered attrition nonetheless - I guess the lads were tripping over each other and injuring themselves as they marched! But Mansfeld, on the other hand, seems to have grown wings, moving 5 or 6 provinces and capturing Brunn while marching! (Oh t...
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

Thank you, gentlemen, for your kind words and encouragement. I will endeavor to serve the Emperor faithfully and to return the unfortunate heretics to the bosom of Holy Mother Church!
by Ripster8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Game Over
Replies: 11
Views: 2453

I experienced a similar issue in one of my efforts. Bottomline you can not move from an 'enemy province' into another 'enemy province'. As far as I can tell this is defined by which side has the greater military control in that province. In my case I moved an Imperial army from Wien north to enemy-h...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

June 1619 The weather clears and Bucquoy will march south. Unfortunately it will take 38 days to reach Wien from Budweis at normal speed. The Count will try a forced march, even though it will mean some extra attrition to his army. The tool tip gives him a 60% chance of making it to Wien in 29 days...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

May 1619 For those of you who were wondering if there was ever any combat in this wargame the answer is yes! Taking my advice from the previous post I noticed that the provinces north of Linz were actually 'clear' and not 'mud'. It seemed a reasonable opportunity for Bucquoy to head to Budweis and ...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

April 1619 Spring arrives and with it the mud. Since the game map doesn't have a color for mud you can only tell if a province is experiencing muddy conditions by hovering the cursor over the region. Look before you march as mud slows you down and seems to cause increased attrition. Of course, the ...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

March 1619 His Holiness and the Spanish each provide a generous 10 gold and 3 WS toward the Emperor's cause. With it I buy two more supply wagons and build the Linz depot up to level 4. Turn7.jpg There is a weak Bohemian force (two regiments) sieging Budweis, but moving Bucquoy's army in winter wou...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

February 1619 No taxes from Wien yet, but I can and do ask for help from my Spanish cousins and His Holiness. Turn6.jpg These options are found in the strategic atlas (book icon in the upper left hand corner) under the 'chancellery' tab, and cost 2 EPs each. With one of the new supply wagons Count ...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

January 1619 Thurn continues to freeze south of Linz. His force will be completely destroyed by Spring. Bucquoy opts to buy two new supply wagons (expensive at 4 gold each) and one cavalry replacement (4 gold). Additionally, the opportunity to buy 12lb cannons appears in the strategic atlas militar...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

December 1618 Pilsen falls! Not unexpected but unwelcome nonetheless. The Emperor's hold on Bohemia is fast receding with only Budweis and Brunn (northeast of Wien) holding to the Imperial cause. Turn4.jpg Thurn's force moves east, still in the hills south of Linz. Undoubtedly his troops are suffer...
by Ripster8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

November 1618 Count Thurn chose the better part of valor and retreated before Bucquoy's superior force was able to close for battle. Unfortunately for him Thurn retreated into the wooded hills south of Linz. It may be a cold winter for that particular group of heretics! Turn3.jpg In other developme...
by Ripster8
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

October 1618 A small heretic force led by the traitor Count Jindrich Matyas Thurn has moved from Pilsen to Linz. Thurn is a decent leader having had some success in the empire's wars with the Ottomans. But his force is small and Bucqoy's army should be able to defeat it. Charles Bonaventure de Long...
by Ripster8
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: TYW AARs
Topic: A Fatal Conflagration
Replies: 194
Views: 27619

A Fatal Conflagration

"I am very much afraid that the states of the Empire, quarrelling fiercely among themselves, may start a fatal conflagration...all this will undoubtedly produce the most dangerous consequences, bringing about the total collapse and unavoidable alteration in the present state of Germany." ...
by Ripster8
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: EIN FESTE BURG version 1.2
Replies: 5
Views: 3179

Thank you so much for this excellent addition to the game! The musical selections are perfect and really add a lot of atmosphere - it feels very much like the early 17th century! It installed easily and runs flawlessly. The only - very minor - drawback is that the volume for some of the tracks is ve...
by Ripster8
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Stategy Question: (Early HRE) what to do with Budweis... ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

I assume you mean 'Bohemian' forces and not 'Bavarian' forces? If the Bavarians are sieging Linz then the Emperor has very serious problems indeed!
by Ripster8
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Official 1.01 Update is Out (was formerly 1.02RC open beta)
Replies: 11
Views: 30857

Well I do appreciate the new patch but after installing it I have had five CTD's in 25 turns playing the grand campaign as the HRE. Twice after a battle is over and before the results screen is displayed, twice when attempting to manipulate the strategic atlas, and once during turn resolution due to...
by Ripster8
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Stability?
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Never had a CTD issue with TYW. I am looking forward to the next patch. Game is perfectly playable now, however, and worth a look if you are intersted in the time period.
by Ripster8
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: EAW AARs
Topic: Lieb Vaterland (3 player pbem AAR)
Replies: 79
Views: 12589

Seathom, thanks so much for the great input. I can see I have been too slow to expand my army. Basically I was just trying to fight with the army I started with and just add specialty units and artillery. I guess I play too much Thirty Years War where if you over-expand your army you end up not bein...
by Ripster8
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: EAW AARs
Topic: Lieb Vaterland (3 player pbem AAR)
Replies: 79
Views: 12589

Seathom, thank for posting your ongoing campaign. I am learning a lot reading along. As a newbie struggling with EAW - it is just overwhelming - I was hoping you could comment on your build strategy, your use of RGD's and diplomacy. I guess I don't know if I should max out my available build resourc...
by Ripster8
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Mantuan War and Edict of Restitution
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Good man, Offworlder! I hope we can keep some level of interest in TYW so they will keep working on it. It is a very under-represented period in wargames and TYW has great potential!
by Ripster8
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Mantuan War and Edict of Restitution
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

I have played the Imperialists in the GC many times and have never found out how to play the Edict of Restitution. I just see the message stating that it can no longer be played.
by Ripster8
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: ---> TYW patch 1.02RC available NOW! <---
Replies: 70
Views: 48446

Leibstandarte: loaded the hotfix and ran a few turns. The 'Troops to Mantua' event fired in May 1628 and sent only one regiment to Pavia. As the Imperialists I'm not complaining but I don't think that is what you intended. Played through to the 'Troops to Poland' event in 1630 (I think) and this one...
by Ripster8
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: ---> TYW patch 1.02RC available NOW! <---
Replies: 70
Views: 48446

Leibstandarte: here are the HST files from the three back-up turns as saved by the game (turns 123, 124 and 125). Thank you for your assistance. I will be away from the computer until Sunday night, just in case you need anything else.
by Ripster8
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: ---> TYW patch 1.02RC available NOW! <---
Replies: 70
Views: 48446

Saved Game for Leibstandarte

To the diligent Senor Leibstandarte: This is the saved game we were discussing on the Matrix forums, i.e., where the 'Troops to Mantua' event took all three of my field armies and teleported them to Pavia, leaving the Empire defenseless and me very angry! I hope the HST file is what you are looking ...

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