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by orca
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Help to improve WIA
Topic: Some misplaced units?
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

At the very least the Maine unit outside Quebec in 1776 is right - those are the survivors of Arnold's crazy march across the wilderness to Quebec from Maine. Massachusetts in Montreal seems right too - were you thinking that they should be NY militia? And of course the army outside Boston in 1776 h...
by orca
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Soundoff vs. Banks (CSA Banks)
Replies: 280
Views: 106167

I also wanted to post my appreciation for this AAR. Together with Soundoff's it makes a spectacular read.
by orca
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: American Civil War AARs
Topic: Me(Soundoff) Union v Banks (CSA)
Replies: 207
Views: 57504

I've found these AAR's to be very compelling. This really is great stuff. And to those watching now what would you do if you were me? What if Butler is successful? What if supplies do start to get to Florida with Woods still sitting off the coast....what if I'm able to consolidate in the Transmissis...
by orca
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Revolts in garrisoned cities
Replies: 13
Views: 5848

But then just what is the point of garrisoning a city, other than ensuring against revolt? :confused: The obvious reason is to increase loyalty so that you'll be immune from revolts in the future. Perhaps more importantly is stopping/reducing the American levies. If you don't garrison every strateg...
by orca
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: New Scenarios Please Or The Game Will Die!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

I did some research on King George's War in Acadia and on the War of Jenkin's Ear in Georgia/Florida. Anyone who wants to try to use it in a mod should look here and here
by orca
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: Fort William Henry
Replies: 14
Views: 4417

Fort Niagara is spectacular on a clear day. Not to be missed, and of course almost everyone who goes to the Niagara region does miss it.
by orca
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: WW1 History club / Discussions historiques sur la Grande Guerre
Topic: Under what hypothetical situation would the Central Powers have won the war?
Replies: 107
Views: 38168

No-one has made much of submarine warfare. The Germans came much closer to winning the shipping war in WWI than in WWII. Had they not backed off unrestricted warfare in 1915 they had a very good chance of starving Britain and France. Earlier US entry would have hurt them, but the RN wouldn't have ha...
by orca
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: BOA 2 Demo Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4016

I don't think anyone is attempting to deny that such organizational structures didn't exist at that time. I will deny it. Armies certainly existed, and brigades were used and were actual formations. However, "division" in the 18th century senses simply meant that the army had been divided. De Saxe ...
by orca
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: BoA Mods
Topic: Training officer and unit upgrade mod
Replies: 40
Views: 16133

Thanks very much for doing this!
by orca
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: BOA2 - Feature focus : #3 Scenarios and Campaigns
Replies: 23
Views: 6843

All good news, though I wish there was coverage of "King George's War".... Early on Thibault had suggested that they might do this one. I listed some OOBs and images in these threads http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=5114 http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=4299 Since it looks lik...
by orca
Mon May 26, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America
Topic: BOA2 - Feature focus : #3 Scenarios and Campaigns
Replies: 23
Views: 6843

So no King George's War/Jenkin's Ear?
by orca
Mon May 05, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

My PC isn't that old. Just underpowered. I'll need a new one for WiA. I don't have an opinion on where to put Staunton. As you know, the key value of Staunton is that it is west of the Blue Ridge. Not only does this provide a nice bolt hole for the continental army, but it also means that an army in...
by orca
Sat May 03, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

I suggest we have three levels of fortifications. Level one would simulate wooden fortifications/ Palisades (Fort Duquesne, Ft Cumberland, Ft. Western, etc) and neglected earthen fortifications in need of serious repairs (Ft. St Frederic, which was why Carillion was built, Ft. Latour in St. Jean.) ...
by orca
Fri May 02, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

I'm very pleased that you liked this. I hope it proves useful! :) We don't have to have a town to build a fort. If this changes any of your recommendations, have at it! I'll try to make a list of "inhabited" forts and "uninhabited" forts. But I think it's a little more complicated. For instance Fort...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Georgia City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Savannah - 4 Capital Augusta - 2 Georgia's 1790 census returns were also destroyed when the British burned Washington. I did dig up one citation . It says "By the start of the Revolution, Georgia had about 35,000 people, with Savannah's population ...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

South Carolina City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Thickety Fort - 1 Should be Thicketty Cheraw - 1 Fort Ninety Six - 2 Near modern Cambridge Camden - 2 Settled 1758 Fort Watson - 1 Built December 1780 Georgetown - 1 Orangeburg - 1 Winesborough - 1 Winnsborough Charleston - 5 Capital City So...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

North Carolina City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Warrenton - 1 Settled 1779 Williamston - 1 Hillsboro - 3 Modern Hillsborough. Settled 1754. Corbintown until 1759, Childsburgh 1759-1766 Ramsey's Mill - 1 Modern Lockville, near Moncure Guilford - 1 County not town. Guilford Courthouse near ...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Modern Virginia City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Winchester 1651 1 Alexandria 2748 3 Settled 1749 Fredericksburg 1485 2 Charlottesville - 2 Settled 1762 Richmond 3761 4 Williamsburg 1344 2 Capital City Yorktown 661 1 Petersburg 2828 2 Portsmouth 1702 1 Norfolk 2959 2 Halifax - 1 County se...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Delaware City Size in Game Comments Wilmington 3 New Castle 0 Capital City The Delaware census for 1790 was also burned by the British when they took Washington in 1814, so there are no results available. Going back to "American Population before the Federal Census of 1790" I find that Dover had 50...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

New Jersey City Size in Game Comments Morristown 1 Princeton 2 Trenton 1 The New Jersey census for 1790 was burned by the British when they took Washington in 1814, so there are no results available. I've looked for alternate references. I dug up a book called "American Population before the Federa...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

New York City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Oswagatchie - 1 Modern Ogdensburg. Mission estab. 1749, fort present in 1749. Europ. Settlement 1802 Oswego - 1 Fort built 1722, settled 1797 Fort Stanwix - 1 Rome. Fort Built 1758 Ticonderoga - 1 Settled 1786 Dayton 1307 1 Fort Dayton. Community ...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Rhode Island City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Newport 6716 3 Capital City (alternating) Providence 6380 2 Capital City (alternating) This is pretty good. I think Providence was big enough to be level 3 or possibly even level 4. Glocester (4025) and Smithfield (3171) were adjacent towns th...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Modern Vermont City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Brattleboro 1589 1 Norwich 1158 2 Settled 1761 Bennington 2350 0 Nothing missing in Vermont either. I would have made Norwich a level 1 city, but the towns across the river provide some support for a level 2 rating. Bennington has obvious hi...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

Modern Maine City Population 1790 Size in Game Comments Fort Western 0 1 Modern Augusta fort built 1771 Falmouth 5234 2 Population includes Portland Berwick 3804 0 Maine makes sense in the game right now. With a population that is well over 5000 Falmouth probably should be a level 3 city. Berwick (...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

I also think it's useful to look at the population patterns. I've attached the population density of the USA in 1790 and 1820. For 1790 it's apparent that the densely settled parts of the early US were New England, the lower Hudson valley, and the modern 'megopolis' from New York to Philadelphia. Vi...
by orca
Thu May 01, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: The BoA map (and the 1790 census)
Replies: 28
Views: 12481

The BoA map (and the 1790 census)

Development of BoA2 is clearly proceeding and I've always had some small concerns about the BoA map. I thought it might be interesting to look at the city sizes in the game and compare them to the most complete data set from the era - the United States' first census in 1790. The census has it's draw...
by orca
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ---> BOA Legacy Patch 1.13 <---
Replies: 90
Views: 122278

Is it all the garrisons? While 'migrating' to WA, I found some garrisons with experience = 1, which would make them 'autoupgrade', but I haven't run the scnarios enough to see whether 'fixing' that cured it. In the BoA DB, the Pittsburgh and Boonesboro garrisonse are = 1 for 75 scenarios.... I can'...
by orca
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ---> BOA Legacy Patch 1.13 <---
Replies: 90
Views: 122278

units have a base chance to upgrade, but the more experienced have greater chances. Leaders are also very useful. You can always get some weirdness on a particular game, sure. I don't think so. I think it's still bugged. I do get training almost every turn for units stacked with Washington and/or W...
by orca
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: 1775 Campaign start month thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

I'd have 2 concerns with a March start: ⋅ Map scale and turn scale make modeling a raid on Lexington/Concord moot. They'd both be in the same region as Boston. I live a couple of miles from Lexington Green, and I can assure you that you have to go through Cambridge to get from Boston to L...
by orca
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: 1775-1783 campaign: what's considered good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Is it normal for the Colonials to have their faces beaten in as Winter 1776/77 sets in? That's what happened in real life :) Seriously if you haven't been shut out anywhere you should be OK. Remember that the British get next to no more reinforcements - you keep getting new troops. Hang on till the...

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