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by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Yellowhammer-Runyan99 match

I have preliminary results for the first game of the Yellowhammer-Runyan99 match up in the second bracket.

Runyan's rating goes up to 1032, while Yellowhammer's rating drops to 1023.
by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Ratings report for the end of Round 1

These ratings reflect player strength ratings at the completion of the first bracket. They do not reflect the results of any games in the second bracket. I've done these rather hastily, and while I've exercised what I consider to be due diligence, there may be small errors. Any revisions will only b...
by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: johnnycai vs Daxil
Replies: 50
Views: 14979

It appears that values have been transposed

I'm a bit confused by the stats, gentlemen. As listed, it appears that the USA has won... and yet, Daxil has been defeated while playing as the USA. I've used the stats as listed below to calculate the ratings, except for swapping the VP values between USA and CSA. (In other words, I've swapped the ...
by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

To whom it may concern...

My apologies to you, if you've been disappointed because I haven't updated the ratings in many weeks. I dropped the project because I assumed that nobody was particularly interested in the idea. Why work on a project of little interest to anyone? However, lately I've received new motivation to updat...
by Dixicrat
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bon Anniversaire - Philippe Thibaut!
Replies: 47
Views: 13501

Happy Birthday!

Add me to the crowd of well wishers! :)
I hope this birthday is your happiest yet! :p arty:

With warm regards,
Dixicrat
by Dixicrat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW on a laptop? 14-hour flight...
Replies: 16
Views: 3227

manufactuer's battery life claim <> reality

... Some say it will add about 5% to battery life, and with a 7-9.5 hour estimate that is significant. I am thinking about getting a spare battery, but with a 9.5 hour life, one might be enough... I've determined how to convert the manufacturer's claims of battery life into an estimate of actual ba...
by Dixicrat
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Interception Exploit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

Thanks for helping my wife

Thanks to both of you, Gray and Calvinus, for your advice, effort, and help! Your Alt+Tab suggestion was a good one, Gray, in dealing with the memory leak of Mae's Colonization game play, and so this was the first thing that we tried. (I'd never heard of the technique, until you suggested it. :) ) H...
by Dixicrat
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW on a laptop? 14-hour flight...
Replies: 16
Views: 3227

Cutting power consumption

G'day all, does anyone play AACW on a laptop? I can't imagine it's much of an energy hog, other than display? I'm thinking of getting a laptop to take on a 14-hour flight and subsequent travel and this would be a very good chance to get in a really good session of AACW. Am I going to get to play fo...
by Dixicrat
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Request to Moderator

Rafiki
Would you please repair this thread by moving the discussion of artillery to either a separate thread, or appending it to an existing artillery thread?

Thanks.
by Dixicrat
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: WW1 : La Grande Guerre 14-18
Topic: Havely learns Le Grande Guerre
Replies: 26
Views: 6872

a Combat Results Table, and the Diplomacy table... I've already told AM, but for benefit of those who don't know: many of the tables can be found in spreadsheet form in the "Modding" subdirectory of the game's program folder on your hard drive. That should suffice until additional appendices can be...
by Dixicrat
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: A Hope for the Future
Replies: 28
Views: 6780

Pretty girls and good beer

I'm with Tagwyn! :D Stop all this historical nonsense and give us a game with pretty girls and good beers!! :wacko: Actually, an entire series of several games already exists! :sourcil: It's called Leisure Suit Larry , and its the adventures of this likable, 40-something loser who tries (and usuall...
by Dixicrat
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

This thread is for beginners and newcomers!

Gentlemen, this thread is intended for questions and answers dealing with material that's not in the manual . In other words, basic and simple stuff! I'm glad to see a lively discussion going on about artillery and so forth, but this is not a discussion thread ! If you have simple comments that you ...
by Dixicrat
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Frontage Primer, and Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 13203

Excellent work

What a superb thread! :) "Frontage" I believe is the mysterious issue. I'd intended to whip out the analytical toolset on the topic after "finishing" artillery; but it doesn't look like I'll need to. Someone's already done it... and done it much better than I might have! Major Tom, this is an excell...
by Dixicrat
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis (what type to buy, and why)
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

Hi, Lew! Two significant ideas regarding AACW Artillery have recently been developed on these forums. You should know about these, because they're far from obvious. Here's the first. For a long time, many people had believed that there was a limit of four artillery per division. Common knowledge sai...
by Dixicrat
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13101

Per the changes for v1.13. 5.) Reworked the 6 lb Artillery to "TechUpg"rade to the 12 lb Artillery. Also removed the "TechUpg"rade for 12 lb Artillery. (They should remain 12 lbers throughout the war). How does this effect you analysis? and what does "reworked" mean. Are they harder or easier now? ...
by Dixicrat
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13101

6 lbr Batteries

Dixicrat Values are made considering 1.13 (well i believe so) The database I used was 1.11g. Henceforth, I'll make a point of making it clear which database I've used. [EDIT 24Feb09: the database that I used was AACW_DB_Models44g. I mixed the patch number up with the db version number when I made t...
by Dixicrat
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13101

dooya wrote:And it helps you counting. Hopefully. :niark:


This was my attempt at subtle humor. That post was in response to Jarkko, who's signature says something along the lines of "there are three kinds of people: those who can count, and those who can't". :)
by Dixicrat
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Organizing non-standard divisions--Cavalry, etc???
Replies: 33
Views: 7971

I think too many players waste too much time thinking of what would constitute the "perfect" division. If you're playing against anyone that's worth a dang....you won't have time to put that all together. I just buy the units I can afford...send them all to a rallying point...and then organize from...
by Dixicrat
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Organizing non-standard divisions--Cavalry, etc???
Replies: 33
Views: 7971

Vote "No" to militias

I don't know just how bad ratings militia should have for them to not be superior to infantry. As it is, I consider it pretty much stupid (from a purely effectivenes point of view, no role-playing POV factored in :) ) to waster resources on infantry. The only thing you get is a bit better militia, ...
by Dixicrat
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Dixicrat (USA) vs Coffee Sergeant (CSA)
Replies: 21
Views: 7896

Thanks to Coffee Sergeant and kjstrand

I want to take a moment to thank Coffee Sergeant for a great game. I learned a lot, and had a great time. There were times when I was going nuts with impatience and anxiety, waiting for the next turn to arrive! :D That's the mark of a great game, for sure. I also want to thank our host, kjstrand, fo...
by Dixicrat
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13101

Generic formats aren't suitable for formatted spreadsheets

Could you please save the data in .csv as it can then be opened in any office program (Microsoft Office, Lotus Office, Open Office etc)? You know it is equally bad to use Microsoft specific file-formats as it is to use some other program-specific file-formats when there are the generic formats (.cs...
by Dixicrat
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13101

Artillery Analysis 2.0

New and Improved! :D

This package consists of two files: "Artillery Analysis 2.0", which is the discussion; and "AA2", which is a spreadsheet. Both files use Open Office, which I strongly recommend using to open them, although they can be opened with MS Office too.
by Dixicrat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Replacement types

Why is the type of unit repeated in parenthesis in the unit details box? http://www.ageod-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5700&stc=1&d=1231973119 This is the Replacement Type for the unit. It indicates which type of Replacements you should purchase to bring the unit back up to strength, when ...
by Dixicrat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Indians and Partisans

I tried to assault a city with Indians led by Stand Watie, but nothing happened! Did I do something wrong?

Indians and Partisans cannot take a city unless Loyalty in the region is greater than 50%.
by Dixicrat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

I think my ratings may be off. We got the POWs backwards in game 1. I'm guessing it was like 200/600, john with the 600 taken. Interesting! I remember wondering specifically about that at the time, although I don't remember why. :) To avoid any confusion in the future, let's all agree that POW figu...
by Dixicrat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Ratings Report 14Jan09

New/revised ratings are in bold. Players who's rating reflects playing both games of the first bracket are underlined. Manstein 1040 Johnnycai 1026 Dixicrat 1018 Torca 1017 Runyan99 1010 Aryaman 1000 Bertram 1000 Coffee Sergeant 1000 Kjstrand 990 Jabberwock 0983 Aphrodite Mae 0982 Daxil 0974 PKPower...
by Dixicrat
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Ratings Report 13Jan09

New/revised ratings are in bold. Players who's rating reflects playing both games of the first bracket are underlined. Manstein 1040 Johnnycai 1026 Aryaman 1024 Dixicrat 1018 Torca 1017 Runyan99 1010 Coffee Sergeant 1000 Kjstrand 990 Jabberwock 0983 Aphrodite Mae 0982 Bertram 976 Daxil 0974 PKPowers...
by Dixicrat
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Columbiad and Rodman batteries
Replies: 62
Views: 14008

Great!

aryaman wrote:...The Union Horse Arty is explicitly said to be composed of 3 inch Ordnance guns...


:w00t: In AACW game literature? Where?
by Dixicrat
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28706

Finally...

Hey, Dixie, if I got three pounds of snot in a bucket and my mule kicks the bucket what's my assault value? If your mule "kicks the bucket" then it's dead, and the question is moot. _______________________________________________________________ Anway... I expect that I'll finally be ready to post ...
by Dixicrat
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: W. Barksdale vs Benway9
Replies: 8
Views: 4821

Request for ratings data

I am hosting the Barksdale (USA) vs Benway (CSA) game. Unfortunately, none of us has heard from Barksdale (who was winning) in the past two weeks - despite repeated attempts at communication. In accordance with the groundrules of the tournament - I declared Benway the winner of the Round 1 Far West...

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