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by Dixicrat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Top 10 Signs You're Playing Too Much AACW
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

It's worth going hungry for a few days, to get that baseball on eBay autographed by Stand Watie.
by Dixicrat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Top 10 Signs You're Playing Too Much AACW
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

You name your firstborn Jefferson Davis, knowing that someday she'll thank you.
by Dixicrat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Union or Confederates?
Replies: 172
Views: 56548

I like the south,but usually play north,because computer AI's are better for strategic defence then offense Interesting! I've never heard this before, although my initial impression is that it certainly makes sense. Is this a widely held consensus, or simply your personal opinion, based upon your e...
by Dixicrat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Zouves

Here's another post that I don't particularly think should be included in the manual, except perhaps as a footnote. Even so, it's a topic that I'm sure many newcomers to AACW may wonder about. I certainly know that I was mystified, at first. What's a Zouve? To paraphrase a post by Jabberwock : Zouav...
by Dixicrat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Goods

I noticed a NATO unit symbol for Goods in the AACW manual, but I haven't seen them when playing the game. What are they, and when do Goods come into play?
Goods are used in another AGEOD game which also uses the AGE engine. Goods aren't used in AACW.
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: AACW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Not Loading Saved Games!
Replies: 16
Views: 4141

:grr: This is really pissin me off! ... ...What kind of b.s. is this? I'm ready to give up on Ageod Civil War and request a refund! (Which I know I'll never get since I purchased the download game from the Matrix Games website) Anyway, you're just going to shrug your shoulders and say I don't knows...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Pocus is Da Man
Replies: 8
Views: 2543

Barker wrote:y'all get the silver bayonet award for customer service and customer gratitude

When Pocus comes marching Home again
Hoorah
Hoorah
When Pocus comes marching Home again
hoorah
hoorah
the gamers they will all come out and they will all begin to shout

Marc Barker

:thumbsup:
Hear, Hear!
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Assault Balloons, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 8581

I think it was covered elsewhere, but the name CSA Dorthy seems to be an error. Maybe Gray-Lensman can correct it? It should be CSA Dorethy, after the famous Kansas heroine. I was wondering about the name. Isn't she the one who manned the battlements at Ft. Levenworth during that siege, armed only ...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Small Blackboard

There's a small blackboard at the top of the screen which has 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3. How do I use this? In the manual, it's stated that supply is "pushed" in three phases. The checkmarks indicate how much of your transport capacity is available for this supply push. For example, if you have a checkmark...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Assault Balloons, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 8581

Assault Balloons, etc.

Hey, new to AACW, don't understand balloon gunnery. Okay: I finally figured out that I have to convert Buchanan from an admiral to a general, in order to get Assault Balloons. At least, he's the only one that I can get it to work with, so far. Are there others? Why can only mortars attack assault ba...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Misc

This isn't something that I believe should be in the manual, but I want to include it here anyway. I noticed some stuff about "AAR" in the forum index. What's that? "AAR" means "After Action Report", and is the place to go for learning how experienced players think, and how they respond to the vario...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Great Lakes Naval forces

How do I move my naval forces on the Great Lakes to the rivers down south? Simply drag and drop the vessel to where you'd like to position it. You'll see the path. There is a single exception: "The only ship that is unable to move through the canals to the Mississippi & connected rivers is the USS ...
by Dixicrat
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Re: frontage

If Line and Support units have different frontage values... hmm. So... is maximum possible frontage simply divided by 2, with half going to support units? Or am I contender for Olympic conclusion jumping, here... Another question which naturally follows is, since commanding generals are support unit...
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

About Promotions

The element details box for one of my Generals says that he's promotable... but his seniority is way down the list! There are two types of Generals in the game: those who can be promoted to higher rank, and those who will never be promoted, no matter how stellar their performance in your campaign. ...
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: 'On Battlefields of Yore' commentary
Replies: 22
Views: 5039

Thanks

Thanks, Jabberwock and Rafiki.
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Frontage

What's frontage? "Frontage" is the maximum number of elements which can participate in an attack. The Frontage value is dependent upon the terrain, the type of weather, and the movement rate of the unit in those conditions. In the wilds of the trackless mountains of Arkansas, you can fairly assume ...
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How the South was Lost
Replies: 20
Views: 5047

Evun tho I iz from Sout Karoline I speek wif a drawl. cant hep it but I do say dat all my famuly iz from Alabama, nort west, Franklun County. We iz not hill folk, we just verbully challunged. :mdr: Ah reckun 'at hits purt near th' same awl-over th' southlan', frend. We'uns ain't stoopid; jus' verbu...
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CSA Naval Strategy Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

I stand corrected!

Thanks, y'all. Now I know better... and can put it into my "Not in the Manual" thread!
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: 'On Battlefields of Yore' commentary
Replies: 22
Views: 5039

Sorry to intrude...

Sorry to intrude, but I have a beginner question. I've been able to figure out the contextual meaning of "AAR"... but what does the acronym stand for?

Thanks, to whoever responds.
by Dixicrat
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: CSA Naval Strategy Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

CSA Naval Ops

Here are a few tips that are worth keeping in mind: River Transports can be used in lieu of Wagons, when building depots along rivers and estuaries. If you compare the cost of each under "Replacements", you'll notice that River Transports are much cheaper than wagons. Secondly, you can prevent enemy...
by Dixicrat
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Players as testers?
Replies: 56
Views: 11703

Bewildered and Confused

Why all this uproar? I'm missing something here, obviously. Ageod has games that a large community of dedicated wargamers feel are simply the best availible. I number myself among them. As with any product, there are obviously going to be people who don't care for it, for one reason or another. I'm ...
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Why can't I find a table of movement values, in the manual? Because it would likely double the size of the manual! There are so many factors which affect movement rate (terrain, weather, cohesion, special abilities like "Fast Mover" or "Slow Mover", etc.) that it would require a separate volume to ...
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Protection

What is the "Protection" value in the unit elements box?
A unit's protection value modifies the opponent's "to hit" chance. For each point of protection, enemy "to hit" is reduced by 5%.
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

What does "Police" mean, in the element details box?
The police value indicates the ability of a unit to convert a region's loyalty and control. The higher the value, the faster the results. This is a cumulative factor: multiple units in a region have their police values added together.
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

What do those numbers mean, in the element details box? Offensive and Defensive Fire values are the percentage probability of hitting an enemy unit; numbers separated by a backslash (e.g., 1/15) indicate the physical damage and cohesion damage of a successful hit. The exception is "Cohesion"; the f...
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

Lights at the base of unit icons

What do those green, yellow, and red lights mean, at the base of each unit's icon? The more of these lights are lit, the larger the size of the force. Green means that they're at full strength, or nearly so; while at the opposite extreme, red means that either the units are still being formed or th...
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63021

What's not in the Manual

I'm beginning this thread as a place for players to post basic information that's not in the manual, but maybe should be. For example, What are the lines of different color that radiate out from a unit, when you press the "shift" key? These lines indicate the nature of the links to adjoining regions...
by Dixicrat
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: How the South was Lost
Replies: 20
Views: 5047

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.
by Dixicrat
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: AACW 101 - Intro to AGEOD's Civil War
Replies: 61
Views: 42612

Inside vs Outside structures

Thanks, Professor. Very enlightening. Regarding being inside and outside structures... I may have missed it, but I haven't seen any mention of a tactic I've tried: I entrench a militia unit outside a structure, then order it to "retreat when engaged", and "enter structure". Maybe I've just been luck...

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