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by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Civil Liberties are killing me....
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Civil liberties choices can affect VPs

[...] Anyway, the civil liberties choices are killing me. [...] I don't know if you're aware of it, but when Habeas Corpus is suspended in a state, a player ceases to receive any Victory Points (VPs) in that state. Furthermore, when Martial Law is declared, a player loses VPs for strategic objectiv...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Field guide to Mae's Medals!

Dixicrat were is our latest and greatest picture of the medal precedence? I see a bunch of new medals, that I don't know where they go in the arrangement. :confused: Here is the complete precedence chart. Read from left to right, and top to bottom. A couple of notes: German and Spanish Ambassador m...
by Dixicrat
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Ratings report: 19Apr09

These ratings reflect player strength ratings at the completion of the second game of the second bracket. We are still awaiting the results of the second Manstein-Johhnycai game. Ratings which have changed Benway9 1094 (+14) Torca 1093 (+39) Runyan99 1063 (+31) Yellowhammer 992 (-31) Coffee Sergeant...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Little versus Big Divisions?
Replies: 28
Views: 6133

There is a limit to the number of Divisions

I know that there has been numerous posts on the ideal division composition. What I would like to know is what exactly is the disadvantage of having multiple small divisions, especially if you have enough good leaders to command them? For example, if you have a corps with three or four good one sta...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28707

Corps Artillery Operations

I've got a question about how this works. I know it has often been repeated, even by Pocus at some point, but I can't seem to verify the details. I noticed in my current PBEM game that embedded Division artillery seemed to have an advantage over Corps level. So I set up some tests: I started an 186...
by Dixicrat
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28707

About smoothbore upgrades

Great Work Dixie. Interesting with it. In relation to artillery upgrading - I noted that 10lbs dont upgrade to 20lbs but I am curious as to what rate the 6lbs will upgrade and will 12lbs upgrade in turn to 20lbs. I seem to have ead something about this in another thread but cant seem to find the re...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Some Battlefield Pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 10436

Great pictures!

Thanks for the pictures, Uncle Gray! I can't say exactly why, but they evoke strong feeling. "Thoughtful sadness", I guess is the best way to describe what I feel. I hope you enjoyed your trip, and had fun! :) +1 It's one thing to look at pictures in ACW books and webpages, and quite another to loo...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Need a little help?

Maybe you'd like to display your medals, but you've been a bit frustrated while trying to build your rack. I'll tell you what: if you've made an effort and are frustrated, I'll build your rack for you! :w00t: I've built several of them, and so it only takes me three or four minutes (at most) to buil...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Correction

That was a year ago. IIRC the contest is over and the game was awarded. http://www.brettschulte.net/CWBlog/wargaming-contests/march-24-2008-after-action-reports-contest/ http://www.brettschulte.net/CWBlog/2008/05/05/the-winner-of-the-march-2008-after-action-report-contest-is/ I stand corrected, and...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

An AAR contest, with a prize!

BSchulte is having a contest involving AARs! (After Action Reports). Here's the link: After Action Report Contest: Win a Free Game! Aphrodite Mae will soon be posting medals which can be earned by playing PBEM and posting AARs... so here's your chance to qualify for a medal, possibly win a prize, an...
by Dixicrat
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

The "Cadre Service" medal is awarded to those people who have done one of the following: 1) developed a reputation of consistently presenting exceptional AARs, or 2) presented helpful analysis or research which has been widely acknowledged as excellent, or 3) performed some service to the forum whi...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

[...] I wonder though is there a Black Knight who has your heart? I have seen a black elite medal that has appeared several times only to mysteriously vanish. I would post the image but it has gone once again. [...] With all due respect sir, perhaps you are mistaken. What you describe sounds to me ...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Ratings report: 04Apr09

These ratings reflect player strength ratings at the completion of the first game of the second bracket. Ratings which have changed Manstein 1349 Benway9 1080 Torca 1054 Runyan99 1032 Yellowhammer 1023 Johnnycai 951 Aryaman 948 Coffee Sergeant 939 Ratings which have not changed Dixicrat 1018 Bertram...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

Iron Tiger Proviso

I'm adding a proviso to my ratings method, since it has suddenly become crystal clear that Tigers can maul your rating. It's simply this: for now, if you're mauled by a Tiger, your rating will only be decreased by a fixed percentage (which I haven't yet decided upon), no matter how catastrophic your...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

The rating of an "Iron Tiger"

I was going to post all of the updated ratings together, but one game stands out so distinctively that I think that it deserves its own entry. It's an excellent example of how extremely strong play can dramatically affect your rating. After the first game of the second round, Manstein's rating incre...
by Dixicrat
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Here's the "Small Stuffed Tiger". :) http://www.ageod-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6875&stc=1&d=1238794276 This medal is awarded to those who have posted 1000 posts or more. Only one stuffed tiger may be displayed, at a time. I've always thought that my wife was brilliant, but this proves ...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Speaking of "Tigers"...

The next (and highest) battlefield award is the "Iron Tiger"! This medal is serious business, let me tell ya. How serious? It's so significant that even I cannot award it outright! There must be at least one supporting additional vote from the men of the OAK, to award the medal to any of my nominee...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: Artillery Analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 28707

Just a note to the OP, Dixicrat. I want to say thanks for your hard work on this. It was very helpful and informative to me. I shall point out a few things about it in my AAR vs. Soundoff. Great work man. Your welcome. Thanks for you kind words, Banks! Maybe we should start a "mutual admiration soc...
by Dixicrat
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Vainglory of Nations
Replies: 610
Views: 260636

Hobbes wrote:Pax Britannica looks like a very interesting game - but what the hell is that guy drinking?


Perhaps his Physician told him that he had to cut down to only one beer per day...?
by Dixicrat
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Arranging and Resizing your medals

[...]Now, if someone can explain exaclty how to put Aphrodite Mae's wonderful medals into a rack them into one's signature so that they aren't huge, that would be great. Someone said they used "paint" which I have, but another step by step would be appreciated, 'cause there isn't enough time in the...
by Dixicrat
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Field Artillery vs. Naval units

None of my artillery emplacements are firing at passing ships. The emplacements are both in and out of structures AND are entrenchment level 5+. My older coastal forts with coastal artillery seem to occasionally fire. What am I doing wrong? It depends on the individual regions where the artillery u...
by Dixicrat
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Building your rack

It's nice to be recognized for accomplishments and hard work. Maybe some of you would like to build a nice rack of your medals to display in your signature or profile picture, but aren't exactly sure how to do it. I'm no graphics expert, but I've prepared a tutorial for building your rack. Hopefully...
by Dixicrat
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

What a character you have for a wife, Dixicrat! :D And ole Dixicrat can get a second from me also, just for having to put up with the torture he must go thru daily. The artillery piece was probably easier. LOL Yes, it's true: I do live in pain, sometimes. But that's only because my sides are aching...
by Dixicrat
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: AACW Mods
Topic: Struggle for a vast future for 1.12RC5
Replies: 527
Views: 98321

Wow!

What excellent work you do, Nikel! I don't use this word very often, but I'm going to, now: Impressive! :w00t:

I especially like the way that the figures provide a sense of scale, for the weapons. Well done!
by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

The Queen's publicity agent speaks

First, to all of those who seconded my nomination: thank you! I'm honored to be among such fine company. :thumbsup: And now, for a word about Her Majesty. :cool: OK, let's talk about the medals! There are two kinds of medals: one kind recognizes service to the AACW community, and the other kind is e...
by Dixicrat
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Aphrodite's Knights
Replies: 519
Views: 126188

Thank you, Aphrodite Mae!

Congratulations, Dixicrat ! You care for your people, and it shows! :) Thank you, your Highness! :) I truly do not feel that I deserve this award, but I'm quite honored that you have presented it to me, and said the kind and gracious words which you said. Darthmath was right, when he spoke of how m...
by Dixicrat
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: What's not in the Manual
Replies: 120
Views: 63020

Posting Links

The topic here is not technically something which I believe belongs in the game manual, but it is an important part of forum participation. I know that it certainly mystified me , when I was new to the AACW community. How do I create a link to a thread? And how do I create a link to a particular pos...
by Dixicrat
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: 1st AACW PBEM Tournament (2008/2009)
Topic: Ratings Results
Replies: 29
Views: 9151

My thoughts are the same that those from Daxil. I think that if this work doesn´t cost very much effort to you, you should continue doing it. Why?? For three reasons: First.- Because it is something which you believed in it. Second.- Because the newest players need to know versus who play them. And...
by Dixicrat
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Columbiad and Rodman batteries
Replies: 62
Views: 14008

Was this issue resolved? I couldn't find any thread in the mods, section concerning this. The Columbiad and Rodman names do not match the unit parameters. Columbiad and Rodman units were not medium artillery. I am a member of a subgroup of the AACW beta team which has been formed to examine this an...
by Dixicrat
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Ideas for AACW II
Replies: 52
Views: 9910

An English version of a Spanish summary will be available soon.

...The current manual is fine. It just needs to reflect all the changes that have been implemented since the game's inception. However you can get a listing of all the changes by looking at the ACW Updates.rtf file located in the main game folder. Aphrodite Mae is currently translating an excellent...

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