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by Mortar
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: 20th Maine
Replies: 20
Views: 10083

Beautiful pics, hope to visit there myself someday...
by Mortar
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: 20th Maine
Replies: 20
Views: 10083

There certainly seems to be alot of room for interpretation regarding the events of the time and their significance. I believe the heights on the southern end of the field did serve to be an important advantage to the union and one that certainly would have influenced the outcome of the battle if lo...
by Mortar
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: 20th Maine
Replies: 20
Views: 10083

oops

Just reread the post and realized I misread a few points that I responded to, I apologize for trying to correct the things which I misread. I agree that the 20th Maine likely saw less action on July 3rd than the movie would suggest. But is the bayonet charge on July 2nd really in question?
by Mortar
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: 20th Maine
Replies: 20
Views: 10083

I'm no historian, but I must disagree on a few things. The 20th Maine (under Chamberlain), along with the rest of the 3rd brigade (under Col. Strong Vincent) of the 1st division of the 5th Corps, was indeed posted at little round top on July 2nd, when John B. Hood attempted to turn the union left fl...
by Mortar
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: When (not) to attack
Replies: 17
Views: 4338

I guess then a simpler answer could be...under the best conditions you can manage to place your force, at the risk of being Mr. Obvious. There is the old 3-1 ratio for attacker vs defender, and the 5-1 ratio for attacker vs fortified defender, but I dont think this is always necessary or practical. ...
by Mortar
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Californian Units
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

I always send my excess Californian units, and California militia to defend Tucson. Sometimes it can take awhile to get them there. I divide them into single units to make the trip as short as possible, and when I can I try to form a depot there to pull all that beautiful california supply and to al...
by Mortar
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: When was McClellan found out ?
Replies: 47
Views: 13713

Lil' Mac

Well, Ill play the devil's advocate, I actually believe McClellan gets abit of an unfair representation in the game. True he was no Napoleon, but the things that he brought to not only the Army of the Potomac (aside from defeat) but to american military practices were crucial at that point in the wa...
by Mortar
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Pics from Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

I enjoyed looking at these pics from Lexington and Shenandoah Valley very much. I have made one trip to a ACW battle site in Tucson (which I wrote about and posted a pic of in another, less appropriate area of this forum), and enjoyed the feeling of standing in the places where these events had occu...
by Mortar
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: AACW Strategy discussions
Topic: When (not) to attack
Replies: 17
Views: 4338

I believe when deciding to attack or not there are other things to consider as well as superiority in force. There is the weather and terrain conditions, any possible supporting forces, any command penalties they have, their supply status, and what you believe the condition of your force will be aft...
by Mortar
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Help to improve AACW!
Topic: Changing the railroad destruction repair ratio.
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

railroad poll

I voted for 5 days to tear up and 10 days to repair a line. I believe it would be easier and quicker to tear up the lines as there is no special care involved. Im no expert but a rail line that will not derail passing locomotives may have to be built with some detail and attention, not to mention th...
by Mortar
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Game suggestion!
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Aegod's Gallic Wars...

I am still a big fan of Rome Total War, I have played it more hours than any other game I can recall. I would like to see a game in the AACW style set during that time period, gallic and roman civil wars. Another good era would be a few hundred years earlier during the greek city state wars...good s...
by Mortar
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Seeking first PBEM opponent...
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Enjoying PBEM...

First PBEM games have been fun and educational :w00t: I think I have enough room in my life for another 1 turn a day opponent. If anyone is interested feel free to PM.
by Mortar
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Which wargame or strategy game would you like that AGEod develops in the middle term
Replies: 340
Views: 88482

Poll...

I believe a Roman civil war period game would be very entertaining. There could be an interesting gathering of generals including Marc Antony, Marcus Agrippa, Vercingetorix, Pompey and of course Ceaser. It could also make for some interesting political options too. The same manipulations of forces c...
by Mortar
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Seeking first PBEM opponent...
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Seeking first PBEM opponent...

I have only played against Athena but am looking for 1-2 turn a day, grand campaign against a fellow rookie or patient veteran opponent. I would prefer to play as Union for first match. :neener:
I have 1.13b but plan to install the latest when it becomes official.
by Mortar
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: In Remembrance
Replies: 21
Views: 5424

Our Civil War...

Just wanted to add my perspective to this. I believe our Civil War was an unavoidable conflict in the history of our nation. The 13 colonies that began our nation united for protection while attempting to preserve the freedom of their individual pursuits, as well as to guard their freedoms from the ...
by Mortar
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: AGEod's American Civil War
Topic: Hey, does anyone else recognize their home town/county on the map?
Replies: 61
Views: 10701

Tucson...

I have lived in Tucson, Arizona before and very recently went back to visit family still living there. Having noticed the city on the edge of the game map I was curious what the involvement of the city really was during the Civil War. As it turns out the US Army removed most troops garrisoned in the...

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