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by Hobbes
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: BoA History Club
Topic: The War for America
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

If you want a book about the American revolution there are some good ideas here :- http://home.att.net/~newbooks/AmRevbooks.html But if you like your history with a slice of adventure I would highly recommend :- White Devil: Stephen Brumwell - a great history of the FIW with an emphasis on the range...
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Shortcut Keys
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

E/R is land and T/Y naval I think
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Shortcut Keys
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

I'm with you on that Stoneage. I also have RSI and find mouse movement slightly difficult. I would like to see many more hotkeys added. I find navigating through units to display the details screen is a bit of a pain. I would suggest a key to toggle through all the companies in a unit and then the f...
by Hobbes
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Building Depots in level 1 towns...
Replies: 19
Views: 2784

Some good points Pasternaski. Unless they can be addressed in some way I would agree with you and leave as is. I am somewhat more troubled by the lack of portage in the game. The St. Lawrence to Hudson "highway" is hardly that and many other rivers in the game should at least be navigable in bateaux.
by Hobbes
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ---> Patch 1.06 <---
Replies: 39
Views: 8262

I also have V1.06.1 but I do not get any problems with the tooltips. They work perfectly for me. A great improvement. Maybe it's a graphic card glitch?
by Hobbes
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Building Depots in level 1 towns...
Replies: 19
Views: 2784

I had a fight to build a depot until I realised that you need 2 supply units - the manual says just one.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Cheers, Chris
by Hobbes
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Leader Activation
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Yes I can see it is a little tricky whatever is done so probably best to leave as is.
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Leader Activation
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

As an addition I think units starting a turn in an inactive stack should only be able to transfer to an active leader stack if that leader is of higher rank. Otherwise they should only be able to transfer to leaderless stacks for the next turn. Any leader joining an inactive stack would immediately ...
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: 1.06 Tooltip delay
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

1.06 Tooltip delay

This is a great new feature and makes the screen far less busy on setting 2.
There seems to be a minor problem when scrolling - after the delay period all
tooltips are displayed as pre 1.06 while the cursor is against the scrolling edge (East or West)

Great improvement though!
Thanks
Chris
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Is 1.06 coming out for this weekend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4699

Can we expect patch 1.07 this weekend? :sourcil:
by Hobbes
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Leader Activation
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Leader Activation

This seems like it could use a little tweaking to me. I have a stack of 3 leaders and 4 units with an aggressive posture. The main leader becomes inactive but I am able to take him out of the stack to continue the aggressive posture using his subordinate leaders. Removing leaders from stacks for thi...
by Hobbes
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Opinion on cursor info popups?
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

The more options we have the better! :coeurs:
by Hobbes
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Opinion on cursor info popups?
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

My max is 1024 x 768 so I suppose that's one of the reasons I find it gets in the way.
by Hobbes
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Early Impressions and a Couple of Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Very interesting note Dinsdale. I was also wondering about point 8. Is there enough attrition to supplied units in wilderness terrain in fair weather? For instance Robert Rogers lost 20% of his force to accident and illness in the first three days of his trek out to St Francis just a few miles from ...
by Hobbes
Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Opinion on cursor info popups?
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

Opinion on cursor info popups?

Hi folks, just getting into my first campaign and I think this will be one of the top 5 games I have played in past 20 years - but.... I have a hard time with games that look so 'busy' around the cursor. Everywhere you move it the regions change colour and unit info is displayed right next to the cu...
by Hobbes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Radeau
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

It would also be nice to see portage as a possibility as it seems to be an important tactic of the time. The Indians called the portage between the Hudson and lake George the "Great carrying place" the portage between lake George and southern Champlain the "Small carrying place". Thus the importance...
by Hobbes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Radeau
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

That's great as I have somehow missed any reference to Lake Flotillas.

It seems that lake George is not navigatable though which is a shame as so much action was centered around this area. It would nice to see this lake
join to southern Champlain as the portage was not far.

Cheers, Chris
by Hobbes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Radeau
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Can we have Schooners, Sloops and Brigantines as well :niark: Despite having lost the forts to the south, the French were still a formidable threat to Amherst's plan. Still in possession of a naval force of some size, the French could make things very difficult as Amherst drove towards the north wit...
by Hobbes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Radeau
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

by Hobbes
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Radeau
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Radeau

In the book I am currently reading the British forces construct several radeau or rafts carrying artillery to move small distances up river to take part in the siege of forts Carillon and St Frederic. It would be a nice improvement to add this ability to the game; maybe converting an artillery unit ...
by Hobbes
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Ambushes, posture, and something about supply
Replies: 24
Views: 4014

Thanks Pocus
by Hobbes
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Ambushes, posture, and something about supply
Replies: 24
Views: 4014

This is still unclear to me. If you wish to be in an offensive posture is there any reason not to also be in ambush? If so why isn't this automatic?

And do ambushing units get any terrain benefits? I assume they would be
coming out of higher ground/wooden terrain etc
by Hobbes
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: BoA History Club
Topic: history... 1754-1762
Replies: 27
Views: 14260

Nice site here as well :-

http://www.britishbattles.com/index.htm
by Hobbes
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Problems understanding sieges
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

So I may be better off starting a siege without a leader than having an inactive leader?
by Hobbes
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Problems understanding sieges
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

"2) and 3) only work if the stack leader is activated" For 2) Does this mean that if a siege is underway and the leader becomes non-activated that the siege will end? Seems a little odd if that is the case. A siege could get underway, stop, get underway and stop again which would not seem very reali...
by Hobbes
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: How do I use the parameter command to adjust the delay in the battle Rounds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Scroll Speed

I just added :-

ScrollAmount = 50
ScrollDelay = 0
ScrollIncrease = 1

and for me these settings are perfect! Many thanks for adding the ability to change these - it makes a great difference to my enjoyment of the game.

Chris
by Hobbes
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: BoA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Scroll Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

I just added 512mb (for only £35) and the game now runs very smoothly - along with many other games, wish I had done this a year ago!

Cheers, Chris
by Hobbes
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Unit Info Hotkey
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Locked Unit

A locked icon would also be a nice addition to the F1 unit list display.
by Hobbes
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Unit Info Hotkey
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Unit Info Hotkey

It would be nice to be able to toggle the unit info screen with a hotkey - maybe q.

Chris
by Hobbes
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: BoA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Scroll Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

OK thanks. I think I might buy a bit more memory in that case.
Chris

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