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by Dixicrat
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Modding AGE engine games
Topic: AGE wiki opened!
Replies: 27
Views: 6340

arsan wrote: :p ompom: :p ompom: :happyrun: :happyrun: :p arty: :p arty:


+1! :thumbsup:

Three beers, for the monkey!
(I mean, cheers. That's what I meant to say.)
by Dixicrat
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Seedings
Replies: 29
Views: 7173

Victory points for destroying enemy artillery

We need an accurate VP count vis a vis everyone else's though so I'm not sure how your idea applies DC. I'd need more of an explanation of what you mean by artillery vp's, etc.. I had no clue they even applied. :bonk: I'm inclined to say no0. Just finish the game. Since the scenario's only 8 turns ...
by Dixicrat
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Seedings
Replies: 29
Views: 7173

Dealing with resignation

I have a proposal for dealing with this and future resignations. When Lee surrendered to "Unconditional Surrender" Grant, the terms were unexpectedly gracious: men were allowed to return to their homes, officers were allowed to keep their weapons, and those who owned horses were allowed to keep them...
by Dixicrat
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Matchups, Rules, and Results
Replies: 95
Views: 29322

CWNut77 resigns; PascalB moves to the next bracket

CWNut77 has resigned both games; PascalB moves forward. PascalB v CWNut77 Morale USA 92 CSA 100 Losses USA 3810 CSA 3360 No POWs VP USA 8 CSA 12 CWNut77 v PascalB Morale USA 90 CSA 104 Losses USA 14669 CSA 7485 No POWs VP USA 8 CSA 53 Final: PascalB 61 VP, CWNut77 20 VP. It was a pleasure hosting yo...
by Dixicrat
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis (what type to buy, and why)
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Here are a few of my thoughts about your spreadsheet, Lew. My experience of learning this game has shown me that what seems obvious at one point may later turn out to be something that's filled with implications you didn't see. For example, it came as something of a shock when I realized th...
by Dixicrat
Fri May 29, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 8002

Withdrawal

Gentlemen, I regret to say that I've come to realize that the demands of work, family, and my other responsibilities to the forums are simply too much for me to be able to participate in this tournament as a player. I haven't had time to study the scenario, nor even make my first move. Rather than d...
by Dixicrat
Thu May 28, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

Answers to questions

[...]Your Majesty, If we host games during the new tournament, do we get recruiter or service medals (or both)? And do the games count towards our combat command awards, or go to the oak leaves? Please excuse my presumptuousness in answering for the Queen, but she's out of state at the moment, and ...
by Dixicrat
Wed May 27, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

Tournament participation oak leaves

Our gracious queen is out of state, visiting with her parents. However, she has asked me to post four medals: the Enlisted Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf http://www.ageod-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7964&stc=1&d=1243460874 the Veteran Enlisted Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf http://...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 26, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 8002

After action report

I hope that I'm not disappointing you, CWNut, but actually the AAR that I'm intending to write is going to be in the "minimalist" format that was used in many AARs in the first tournament: an occasional "battle report" screenshot, coupled with a turn by turn summary of the information on the "object...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 26, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Happy birthday to the father of the Pontiac War!
Replies: 20
Views: 4108

Happy Birthday, Hobbes!

Havely says "UltraUberMega Happy Birthday, Hobbes!" :clown: :p arty:
And I add, "...and may you have many more!"

Health, Happiness, and Prosperity, Hobbes! :thumbsup:

Bill & Havely
by Dixicrat
Tue May 26, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 36
Views: 8002

I forget my opponent's name off the top of my head -- but I did send an email to him and Dixicrat (our host) on Friday, and I have heard nothing from either... Back from my Memorial Day vacation! :) I've sent TRN files for both games to CWNut77 and PascalB, along with a few comments. I intend to po...
by Dixicrat
Wed May 20, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

I understand Dixicrat, but I don't think you will get off that easy :thumbsup: I'll leave it to the Queen to decide. ;) Unfortunately, she's quite sick right now, so it will probably be a few days before we see her actively participating on the forums, again. I would also like to nominate Caccio fo...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 19, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

I would like to nominate JIM-NC and Dixicrat for the Service Medal for several helpful and insightful posts that have taught me even more about the game. I greatly appreciate your nomination, Redeemer. It truly made my day! :) It's a good feeling to know that I've helped you to such an exent that y...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 19, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Some Battlefield Pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 10434

Thanks, Mikee64, for the great Gettysburg pics! Years ago, I had the chance to visit the battlefield, but ended up missing the opportunity. I rather regret that, now. Your pictures have sort of made up for that loss. As I said earlier, seeing pictures that friends and acquaintances have taken is a m...
by Dixicrat
Sat May 16, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Matchups, Rules, and Results
Replies: 95
Views: 29322

From what I understand, the Far West scenario won't be in the next patch. Perhaps you can pick an alternate scenario or stick with 1.13b till the 62 West scenario matchups. "Far West" won't be in the next release? I'm sorry to hear this. IMHO, it's one of the finest scenarios in the game. It's some...
by Dixicrat
Wed May 13, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Help us choose the first round scenario
Replies: 12
Views: 3428

Shiloh!

I voted for Shiloh because I do what I'm told, like a good husband should.

...I mean, because it's balanced and so forth. That's what I really meant.
by Dixicrat
Wed May 13, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: 2nd AACW PBEM Tournament (2009)
Topic: Second PBEM tournament
Replies: 55
Views: 12070

I'll finish the roster

I'll take the last spot, I suppose. Count me in, Daxil.
by Dixicrat
Mon May 11, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

Thanks... and prose

Wow, PhilThib... thanks! What an honor, for all of us! :w00t: ...Except now, I'm too scared to play in the tournament. :D Your participation has really made my wife overjoyed! She's laughing and singing and just bubbling over with cheerfulness! So... thanks for your role in that. :thumbsup: To comme...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 05, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Happy Birthday to the Queen of Ageod
Replies: 26
Views: 5098

LOL, you sound like me Mae. I hit a magic age, and started counting backwards. I am 26 this year!!!! ;) :mdr: No kidding: up until a couple of years ago, she used to get carded when buying wine! :thumbsup: Note for non-Americans: Until a few years ago, in the state of Tennessee, anyone purchasing b...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 05, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

... And I suppose I will be the only one to say this today :neener: ... but we have to thanks Dixicrat for "sharing" her and introducing her to this community. :thumbsup: Cheers for both of you!!! :p ompom: :p ompom: :p ompom: Thanks, Generalisimo! I appreciate the nod, but the truth is this: it is...
by Dixicrat
Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Happy Birthday - Aphrodite Mae
Replies: 21
Views: 4599

Happy Birthday, dearest!

Wishing you your happiest birthday ever, Maela!

With deep and abiding love,
Your husband



[CENTER]Long Live the Queen!
:thumbsup:

[/CENTER]
by Dixicrat
Sat May 02, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28703

This is one of those "...takes a lifetime to master" games.

[...] 2) How good is coastal artillery against land units? (as part of the stack of a corps, for instance) For the second question, I can reply that is very good! Yankees use that artillery often and I use it too after having suffered many casualities from them.[...] As Gray pointed out, this is a ...
by Dixicrat
Fri May 01, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Little versus Big Divisions?
Replies: 28
Views: 6132

Gatling Guns

[...]Recruited some Gatlings, BTW; are they worth it? [...] [...]Gatlings are powerful at short range and look cool. Probably Rodmans etc would do more damage overall in a fight, as they do ranged fire as well. Here are a few interesting facts about Union Gatling Guns: ⋅ They're range is ...
by Dixicrat
Fri May 01, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Acronyms, abbreviations and general glossary (FYI, AFAIK & IIRC)
Replies: 42
Views: 51604

mtsg

In some AARs, you'll see a reference to "MTSG".

Jim-NC wrote:[...]Was Joe Johnson's corp near Stonewall's? He probably MTSG'd. I would also bet that Robert E Lee did as well. [...]


This means, "Marching to the sound of guns". This is described on page 46 of the AACW manual.
by Dixicrat
Fri May 01, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: What is a "hit"
Replies: 11
Views: 2718

Artillery and Assaults

I know the rules are a bit out-dated but they say that artillery and other support elements don't participate in melee combat. You're correct. Artillery doesn't participate in offensive assaults. However, when artillery is defending against an assault... it defends quite well. :) 12 lbrs have a bas...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: What is a "hit"
Replies: 11
Views: 2718

Artillery hits

One more comment. :) Most units in the game inflict one hit of damage, when they achieve a hit. However, (most) artillery units inflicts two hits of damage, each time that a hit is achieved. And during assaults, some artillery units inflict three hits, for each successful hit! "Multiple hits" is one...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Columbiad and Rodman batteries
Replies: 62
Views: 14006

Are these not currently modelled with the Fort Batteries? Yes, but Fort Batteries are designed to reflect enplaced batteries in barbettes, or on casemate mounts. That's why most Fort Batteries are locked. The realigned C/R won't be locked, since they'll be modeling "Siege and Garrison" ordnance whi...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Columbiad and Rodman batteries
Replies: 62
Views: 14006

Has any thought been given to modeling the 12-,24- and 32-pound Howitzers? Yes. The question to be resolved is whether the models can be designed to exploit the unique advantages of Howitzers, while providing a model which isn't just a minor variation of ordnance already in the game. Currently, we'...
by Dixicrat
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Columbiad and Rodman batteries
Replies: 62
Views: 14006

Progress report

I wanted to take a moment to provide a status report of the progress of the AACW Beta team in evaluating the Columbiad/Rodman issue. The current Coastal Artillery units in the game model Columbiad and Rodman cannons much better than the model parameters current in use. This area needs some work. We ...
by Dixicrat
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126157

...[1] All shouting is always done in a feminine, dignified, solemn, and majestic manner, OK? About that last point, your majesty. I'm not so sure about the "dignified" and "solemn" part, in regards to your shouting. But as for the "feminine" part, and the "awe-inspiring" part, I can definitely agr...

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