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by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis 2.0
Replies: 35
Views: 13105

I wonder if the same fate befell as did me - the acquisition of a bawling pink bundle of future poverty? i.e a baby daughter! :D As a matter of fact, you are exactly correct! :cool: Pink cigars for everyone! Belated congratulations, Brochgales! :thumbsup: Note to new and old friends: please don't p...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: ACW 1.16 QwikFixes = Updated September 23, 2011
Replies: 120
Views: 22686

Guess not :wacko: Nazar, our current AACW coordinator, Lodilefty, is also the coordinator for three other games on these forums, too: Napoleon's Campaigns , Wars in America , Rise of Prussia , and also American Civil War . It's not that he chose to be; it's just that nobody else available had the s...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Sergeant Pepper's Battlefield Band!
Replies: 30
Views: 6924

Sergeant Pepper's story is pretty amazing, let me tell ya! Wow, I'll say! Great scholarship, Aphrodite! :D Pepper's original lyrics were [...] really sad, so I'll understand if you cry. I did! Well, I didn't quite cry, but I did catch my breath a bit, you might say... ;) Thanks for an entertaining ...
by Dixicrat
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The not so Halloween quiz
Replies: 46
Views: 10741

jim-nc wrote:clowns can be very scary.

I had nightmares about the clown toy in poltergeist after seeing it (i was quite young at the time). Sometimes i wonder what my mom was thinking letting my sister and i watch it.

My sister had to get rid of all her dolls for a *long* time after that.



:mdr:
by Dixicrat
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The not so Halloween quiz
Replies: 46
Views: 10741

Couple made for TV horror items from the early 1970's that got under my skin: "Don't be afraid of the dark" starring Kim Darby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TpWSNT5QhE The other was a Rod Serling's Night Gallery episode called The Doll (couldn't find a clip but image loaded). But the ones that re...
by Dixicrat
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The not so Halloween quiz
Replies: 46
Views: 10741

About the time that AM and I got married, a movie came out named Pumpkinhead . It became one of my favorite horror movies of all time! :) The movie received mixed reviews, but I never really understood why. I think it was well produced, competently acted, and the lighting and cinematography are exce...
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The not so Halloween quiz
Replies: 46
Views: 10741

An early Happy Halloween to you, Chris, from Dixicrat and Aphrodite Mae!
We'll post stuff later, after we have a chance to do a bit of "halloween research"! :)
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

The gun has got to be the British Ordnance RML 2.5 inch Mountain Gun, from Kipling's "The Screw-Guns": For you all love the screw-guns — the screw-guns they all love you! So when we take tea with a few guns, o' course you will know what to do — hoo! hoo! Jest send in your Chief an' surrender — it's...
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63047

What does "gamey" mean? And what's an "exploit"? An Exploit is a way to capitalize on a weakness in the game in such a way that the result is not historical at best, and wildly outrageous at worst. For example, Strategic Redeployment has an exploit. Support units with 20/20 supply (Medical units, N...
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

Commander, Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite cartoon characters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4roxM8hUMk Perhaps you too will be able to entertain us with tales of your herculean exploits once you and Dixicrat take up your PBEM, hopefully in an AAR? Regards, Hey, Gchristie! Long time...
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

I appreciate the offer, and though I can't do it now I may remind you of it in the future. I'm not familiar with the scenario - I haven't played any scenario since I worked up to the campaign game. It looks like I would have to roll back to 1.15 to play it, and currently I'm patched up to 1.16rc4. ...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: AACW 1.15 patch
Replies: 168
Views: 68215

I've had good results with setting the CSA AI to LT or COL (take your pick - COL can be daunting, IMO, what with Stax O'Doom wandering the earth) and then setting Detection to "Plus Two" ('two levels up'), Normal Agressiveness and not unimportantly, Historic Attrition for Player only - which also m...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

Here's how I do Missouri as the Union: [...] Thanks for a great post! There's an excellent scenario by Bigus , entitled "Far West". It was used in the first PBEM tournament that we had a few years ago. If you've got the time, I would enjoy playing you PBEM in that scenario, if you're interested. It...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

Lots of ways to proceed in Missouri. I think if the Union really wants it, the South can't stop them, but there's a question about whether the gains there are really worth it for the Yanks. They can knock out a couple of conscript cities (Jeff City and Little Rock), and take some Strategic Cities, ...
by Dixicrat
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Missouri, what do you do?
Replies: 58
Views: 12651

[...]Anyone else have certain places on the map (outside of the obvious Richmond) that they always try to take / defend for personal type of reasons? I know when you lead an Army, you shouldn't focus on personally goals. . .but this is one of mine I always do :thumbsup: Aphrodite Mae and I always m...
by Dixicrat
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: To combat spammers: restrictions applied to new members of the forum
Replies: 77
Views: 28938

Meeting the prerequisites

Five posts that are easy to make that don't require vast experience or knowledge: [INDENT] 1) Thank You, AGEod, for such excellent games! 2) Wow! That sure is a great Wiki you've got there, for your Civil War game! It's very helpful for understanding the game, and I just wanted to let you know. 3) T...
by Dixicrat
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Software Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure how it could work. Wouldn't there be issues with hardware compatibility, and all that? It seems that games would need to be compiled in a way that made them platform independant. What I know about this sort of stuff, you could hide in a thimble. Maybe MarkS...
by Dixicrat
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Southern AAR: The Last Stand of the Jeffersonian Ideal
Replies: 63
Views: 21267

...So, when does the story continue?! I like the way you write. Concise, well-structured, with great usage of drama. Bet you were sweatin' bullets when Athena invaded the Penisula! :D I like the "Southern" way you sometimes phrase things, too. And sometimes, some of what you've written just grabs ya...
by Dixicrat
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Supply Primer
Replies: 44
Views: 52719

Yes, but the official info is available at http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Supply :thumbsup: If we need to clarify or add to the Wiki entry, please reply here! :w00t: Thanks for the link, Lodi. Oh, and by the way: thanks for being coordinator for four different AGEod games at once . Like that Roman ge...
by Dixicrat
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: ACW 1.16 QwikFixes = Updated September 23, 2011
Replies: 120
Views: 22686

Thanks for the qwikfix2, Lodi.

Plus, belated thanks for the "stack memory" thing. That has bugged me for years: do the Alt+click thing to rename a stack, and then have the new name wiped when I add another unit.

Good job! :)
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Happy birthday to...
Replies: 293
Views: 76291

Joyeux Anniversaire, Pocus! :)
by Dixicrat
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9154

Ratings update for Manstein & Runyan

This is an update to reflect the results of the game between Manstein and Runyan. Manstein 1235/5 Runyan 1156/5 The "/5" indicates that both men have played five rated games, so far. At the conclusion of the 6th rated game, their ratings will become "standard", rather than "provisional", as they cur...
by Dixicrat
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Collection of updates since manual?
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Manual of Changes

Aphrodite Mae and I have prepared a summary of rule changes and such in a PDF document which you may find useful.

http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?p=148268#post148268
by Dixicrat
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Shift key on a unit
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Shift key lines

There are a few posts on shift key lines in the thread, "What's not in the manual". Here's one example: http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?p=114801#post114801 For newcomers: you can click on the "basic training" link in my signature, and you'll be taken to a library of links which are very us...
by Dixicrat
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28716

Doesn't quite look like it used to, today, does it. ;) Given the width of the river at the batteries, can you imagine how intense it must have been to have had those huge guns blasting away at Foote's ironclads, at what was essentially point blank range?! :w00t: :eek: I'm thinking that stuffing cott...
by Dixicrat
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Industrialization Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 8068

Excess supply is lost

Industrialization is a must for large armies that move far away from your supply base. The system moves supply from manufacturing sources to needed areas. The higher the supply "pressure", the better you are at moving supply forward. Pressure - high levels of supply in the rear areas. Without it, y...
by Dixicrat
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28716

A Columbiad!

Hey Bill... Analyse this! [...] Well... that certainly looks like a 10" Columbiad... much like the far left-flank one in the lower river battery at Ft. Donelson! ...But I could be wrong... ;) Nice "shot". :D Edit 07Oct11: This post, and several of the ones by me which follow, were in response to pi...
by Dixicrat
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28716

new version is 1.1

I've revised the original post; the new version is 1.1, which combines conclusions from 1.0 and 2.0, without the lengthy discussion of 2.0. Aside from the fact that both USA and CSA forces are listed on the spreadsheet, the primary difference between 1.0 and 1.1 is that I've included a bit more data...
by Dixicrat
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which wargame or strategy game would you like that AGEod develops in the middle term
Replies: 340
Views: 87924

The "Manifest Destiny" expansion pack to AACW

A year ago there were some rumors about possible AGEOD Us-Mexican war game[...] I like this idea, particularly because it could be a tie-in with AACW. With a map depicting the Western US and Mexico, not only could it be used for a Mexican War game, but also for Indian wars. Wouldn't it be cool to h...
by Dixicrat
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9154

Update for Manstein - Johnnycai

The host of the Mastein - Johnnycai game finally contacted me yesterday and provided the information that I was missing. Manstein's rating increases to 1370; JohnnyCai's rating drops a few points, to 930. EDIT: Johnnycai has surrendered to Manstein. Round 2 over. Congratulations Manstein! I'll leave...

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