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by Doomwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW on a laptop? 14-hour flight...
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Maybe I can bribe the stewardesses to run a cord from business to economy to power my laptop? I can see that one now. I wish you best of luck. :thumbsup: I was thinking, you may not get much playing time. Depending on who is next to you, you may end up with some new recruits to the AACW community. ...
by Doomwalker
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 129164

Check you messages Aphrodite. I made up a few with attachments added.

Here is a sample for everyone reading.

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by Doomwalker
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Unknown Events?
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Broch, did you happen to delete ACW first before applying the new patch? I had some crazy things happen also. I reinstalled ACW then applied the newest patch. I am all good now. :D
by Doomwalker
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW on a laptop? 14-hour flight...
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Dunhill, I play on a laptop, plugged in though. Without a plug, I would get about 15 minutes play time. My thing is the lack of a mouse while I play. I love the roller on top, and tend not to play much when i don't have it. It makes life so much easier when searching through those huge stacks when I...
by Doomwalker
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

It's not very hard at all to find other references to "Mussel Shoals." Just do a Google search. Here's one reference: Muskogean Influence on Cherokee Place Names There is reason to believe, at the very least, that "Mussel Shoals" refers to the section of the river, while "Muscle Shoals" refers to t...
by Doomwalker
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

arsan wrote:Hey, maybe we could name the region as M. Shoals... ;) :innocent:


We could just label it "The Shoals" as that has become its generic name these days.
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

Although a case can be made that "Muscle Shoals" is the correct spelling, a good case can be made also for "Mussel Shoals." Poor Gray could chase his tail endlessly over what are, in the end, minor quibbles like this. After more than a year doing this painstaking work, Gray has compiled a comprehen...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How the South was Lost
Replies: 20
Views: 5133

Yep, you un's up yonder tawlk right funny. But we 'uns down heer in Tainessee don' pay it no mind. Translation: We of Tennessee tend to find Northern accents peculiar, but not in any way that's unsettling. This applies in Alabama also. Even though every time I meet someone outside of Alabama they a...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

OK, after looking at every map on the webpage I posted above, I have to HIGHLY disagree with the use of Mussel Shoals for this area. Every map has this section of the river labeled as Muscle Shoals. I even checked the pre-1840 maps and they are labeled as Muscle Shoals as well. I am not too sure of ...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

The 2008 spelling could very well be Muscle Shoals, but the 1860s spellings were "Mussel Shoals". The attached picture above is taken straight from "The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War" which is a collection of Map plates to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armie...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Names of regions, cities and geographical features
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

Well, you got one out of 3 right, but only on a typo in the release notes above...Susquehanna is still spelled Susquehanna in game, but if read that section carefully, it refers to the fact that those 5 regions had their state affiliations changed to match the state they were in. This also affects ...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: New official 1.11a patch
Replies: 153
Views: 33793

The 'Easter Egg' is Unit Renaming, as shown on Gray's screenshot. You can rename anything but Army HQ stacks, as their name has some special properties. For the rest, it is free game... The procedure is to alt-click on a force tab, to get a new window. How it works: a) as long as you have a renamed...
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How the South was Lost
Replies: 20
Views: 5133

That video was very funny. I didn't read the comments though. I will have to go check those out, also.
by Doomwalker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Naval Engineers
Replies: 13
Views: 3932

Warman, I did a test with Naval Engineers and they performed at a 3to1 ratio for ship repairs. Basically, if a ship gets damaged and you put it into a port without a NE it will take 3 times as long for it to repair.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Kentucky Event
Replies: 16
Views: 3935

"Defender" can be defined pretty loosely for the purpose of this event from what I've just seen in my PBEM. I was moving a stack of USA forces via river to reinforce Bowling Green, and they triggered the Kentucky Secedes event after a battle with some CSA troops who had moved into the territory bef...
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Division cost
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

As Division commanders, they work well in Corps stacks also.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Charleston units
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

I use the cavalry unit to raid Dover Delaware, destroy the depot/cut the rail then take care of the rest of the peninsula. Usually you can have them their in the second turn. :dada:
The remaining units go wherever I want to defend.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Kentucky Event
Replies: 16
Views: 3935

I *think* the trigger is when you attack certain enemy militia starting in Kentucky. I don't know which militia, and I don't know what exactly constitutes an "attack" in this context, though. I know this one true. Any damage on the starting KY militia, will fire the event for the defender. I have a...
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Lee's Lost Order
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

I don't know which alternate history books you've been reading. In the one's I've studied he knew within 24 hours and immediatelly began pulling together his army, which was quite scattered. And McClellan sat for some time, fearful of false intelligence reports - one of his traits in game btw. I ha...
by Doomwalker
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Scenario creation & Pedagogical Historical game discussions
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

I like the idea, but yeah I think that would be a remote possibility. :p leure:
by Doomwalker
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CSA Naval Promotions
Replies: 15
Views: 4097

Jabberwock wrote:No CPs used for boats. Some US 1-star admirals (notably Foote & Porter) can command land troops if they aren't promoted, but they get no CPs. Due to their high stats, they can make good early division commanders if teamed with a 2-star (like Grant).


Man I must be getting slow. :p apy:
by Doomwalker
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CSA Naval Promotions
Replies: 15
Views: 4097

Rafiki wrote:Straying into lesser known waters of my AACW know-how, but don't admirals suffer command penalties? The main difference to land generals being that admirals are always active?


To my recollection, there is no command penalties for Admirals.
by Doomwalker
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CSA Naval Promotions
Replies: 15
Views: 4097

I haven't, but then again they are pretty inactive for me. Unless I get the British and French fleets then they become really active.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The 50th Game
Replies: 16
Views: 4685

Mangudai wrote:As the Union I like to destroy all the depots west of St. Louis and all the Indian villages. This supports a more concentrated offensive strategy.


Ah yes, very interesting. I will have to try that.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Interpretation of the War
Replies: 64
Views: 9942

Aside from the slavery question, wouldn't dividing the U.S., who was becoming a major industrial and trade competitor, look attractive to Britain? I have wondered about this myself. Sparked a pretty good debate between my 3 brothers at a Thanks Giving dinner once. :niark: Mother (a Southerner at he...
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Interpretation of the War
Replies: 64
Views: 9942

As much as I hate to say it...we'da been screwed if it hadn't been for the Frenchies in 1780's toward the end of the Revolutionary War. I'll be the first to admit that....and personally I wish the American public school system would get away from the patriotic BS and tell the truth about the war......
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Best ACW Movie Yet To Be Made
Replies: 48
Views: 9776

CWNut77 wrote:I forgot -- Lyon! Nathaniel LYON! Give me a movie about him any day! :niark:


Yeah I would like to see something about him also. I think that there would be enough material to make a decent movie out of his involvement in the CW.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Landings that always work for me.
Replies: 13
Views: 3191

Daxil wrote:If they're strong enough that they can hold Washington against the entire NVA and still conquer NC, SC etc you were beaten well before the invasion took place.


I totally agree with you on that point.
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: In the (CSA) Navy......
Replies: 21
Views: 5161

Sadly, the list is small -- lots of "obscure" naval commanders but not many admirals for the CSA. Of course, this is mainly due to the fact that historically the CSA had no real navy to speak of. True, maybe we could have some of the Captains with lowered stats or something. Then again I doubt that...
by Doomwalker
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: The 50th Game
Replies: 16
Views: 4685

Against the AI build Militia - and lots of it! Place two units and then combine them. Cover the front lines and back 2 or 3 spaces in cities or depots. Place them outside the structure and let them dig in. Create small "reaction forces" of cav to attack the raiders when they get behind the lines. D...

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