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by orca
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: 1775-1783 campaign: what's considered good?
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

Badly beating up all of the 1775 British forces is about the best you can expect to do. I'm guessing that in Boston you've only seen about 1/3-1/4 of the reinforcements that will be coming in 1776. Keep those levies coming because you're going to need them.

I think you're doing very well.
by orca
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Niagara Oddity
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Was the US Navy blocking you?
by orca
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ye Questions of ye Newcomere
Replies: 18
Views: 6230

I can't remember the patriotic leaders off the top of my head. There is Sumner who appears in South Carolina, and who I always keep in the Deep South, and Greene is both Charismatic and Patriotic. I'm pretty sure there are two more. The flag symbol is what you need to look for. Norwich is a good pla...
by orca
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ye Questions of ye Newcomere
Replies: 18
Views: 6230

Generally that's right. But don't put too much weight on these things - usually your militia are better off running around with the army than getting creamed by the British army. Just keep the militia roughly near their home state, and see if you can't slip them in to a strategic town in December. I...
by orca
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: a peak at two historical oobs shows...
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

I don't think it is historical. The word "division" was used differently in the 1770's than in the 1790's. It is true that de Saxe had discussed multiple arms formations, and the French tried out the divisional structure in the Seven Years War, but the French abandoned the practice after 1760 and di...
by orca
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Is this "gamey"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Do you mean "is it gamey to take advantage of the fact that you know that levies arrive in January and June"? If so I would think not.

On the other hand I think it is gamey to take advantage of specific reinforcement events (Ticonderoga guns etc.)
by orca
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Canadians recruited to fight for the USA, 1775-76 (historical)
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

The main effect of the Quebec act was the replacement of common (English) law with civil law. And of course the toleration of Catholics. Both were welcome by the habitants. And this was one of the grievances of the Americans: "For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province...
by orca
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: ye Questions of ye Newcomere
Replies: 18
Views: 6230

Going after Gage early is a pretty good approach. he has some eight regiments, and if you kill all of them you're well on the way to making the Brit's job really tough. If Washington shows up before Howe attacking Boston is definitely a winner. Even without Washington it can be worth a shot - if you...
by orca
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Canadians recruited to fight for the USA, 1775-76 (historical)
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Well destroying the depot in Montreal is a decent incentive. A possible problem is that these regular could arrive well before the USA has any real regulars. The militia upgrades don't come until the start of 1776. To me they ought to be militia regiments with only one or two elements (until they ab...
by orca
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Reinforcements capturing a town?
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

All of Howe's troops left from Halifax! I could mention Clinton's army of 1776, which did arrive from England, but somehow failed to appear in Charlestown and kick out the rebel garrison. :)

Anyway now I know to watch out for this happening. Thanks.
by orca
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Reinforcements capturing a town?
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Reinforcements capturing a town?

In 1776 Lee retook New York from a British army that had wandered too far into New England. Two turns later (I think) Grey's army of reinforcements appeared inside the city of New York! Lee and a decent sized army (8 units) was outside the city, but the naval guns were definitely inside the city, an...
by orca
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: War of 1812 US Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 21028

We can even add more deterrent, by scripting events that would check an English invasion of NE...if so, the backlash would be even stronger than unlocking the militias (IIRC, New England did not support the war...if invaded, more effort, both industrial and maritime could be done ther...) :indien: ...
by orca
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: War of 1812 US Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 21028

Apart from the regiments authorized in June 1812 (as war was being declared) there were another 10 authorized in January 1812. So only the 1st to 7th regiments were actually veteran regulars, the rest were all being drafted in 1812. Most were far below establishment and extremely green. Throughout 1...
by orca
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Congratulations AGEOD
Replies: 31
Views: 11210

Tagwyn, - BoA 1 was released in March 2006, the extension was planned for June 2006, together with a new BoA edition (hence the reduction for previous owners). It was never finished (because we had begun to work on AACW). Instead, a free 1812 scenario was included in a BoA patch. - BoA 2 ETA is Jun...
by orca
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: AACW player just got BOA
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

In the campaign games recruiting is not predetermined, it depends on how you're doing on the map. There are levies every 6 months. For each region (e.g., New England, Deep South) the more strategic cities you control the more continentals you recruit. Militia are a little different - you get the mos...
by orca
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: two questions from a newcomer
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Montcalm is still a pretty big scenario. Try some smaller ones first. I like The Invasion of Canada 1775 after the Carolinas. It's a simple scenario, the Brits have to defend what they have and the rebels have to try to take everything with stronger forces. The strategy is straightforward, the trick...
by orca
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: what you want see in boa 2 ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 5052

I second that on the supply. But don't you get the visual info on supply status right now? Or what are those bundles that stack up in my depots? hey guys what you want see in boa 2 ????? more units. I hope not. There are plenty now really. Maybe smaller units for smaller scale wars. more territory. ...
by orca
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Birth of America AARs
Topic: For A Few Acres of Snow - A French & Indian War Modification AAR
Replies: 48
Views: 21102

Wow, this looks very nice. I have several bugbears with the standard scenario and wondered if you've changed them. 1) Frontenac was destroyed by the French in real life, and there was no settlement at all there. I don't understand why it's a level 1 city in cleared terrain. 2) Pittsfield is obviousl...
by orca
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: King George's War in Acadia
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

Images:

Uniforms: British 40th foot http://www.cmhg.forces.gc.ca/cmh/en/image_107.asp?page_id=111 Nova Scotia Rangers (John Goreham's company ) http://www.cmhg.forces.gc.ca/cmh/en/image_113.asp?page_id=115 Royal Marines http://www.cmhg.forces.gc.ca/cmh/en/image_108.asp?page_id=112 29th foot: http://www.wor...
by orca
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: King George's War in Acadia
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

III Order of Battle

1744: The British garrison of Nova Scotia consisted of the 40th regiment of foot. British designations were in flux and it was formally known as Phillip’s regiment, after the colonel. I don’t know which name would be more common usage at the time. It had five companies in Annapolis and four in Cans...
by orca
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: King George's War in Acadia
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

II Scope

As in Florida/Georgia the goals of the two sides were pretty much absolute. The British wanted Louisbourg and would have liked to have driven the French from modern New Brunswick too. The French intended to drive all British forces out of Nova Scotia. Defining what the boundaries for such a scenario...
by orca
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: King George's War in Acadia
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

I Historical Account:

Sources: The summary on the Canadian Forces site is very good: http://www.cmhg.forces.gc.ca/cmh/en/page_109.asp http://www.cmhg.forces.gc.ca/cmh/fr/page_109.asp My other main source is a History of Nova Scotia http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part3/Ch06.htm Other decent sources: http://www...
by orca
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: King George's War in Acadia
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

King George's War in Acadia

Sounds fantastic! I absolutely can't wait for this. I do have a quick question/proposition. I see that there are to be more campaigns/scenarios covering a few of the smaller conflicts of the 18th and Early 19th centuries. I mentioned this before a long while ago, but is there any desire for some of...
by orca
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: New 1775-1783 Grand Campaign ARW mod release
Replies: 43
Views: 12257

Riflemen

While the American riflemen were very effective when in rough terrain or when entrenched, they were quite vulnerable to regulars in clear terrain because their rate of fire was so abysmal and because they couldn't mount an effective bayonet in their rifles. If you're modeling them as the elite force...
by orca
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: New Terrain Modifiers Mod
Replies: 17
Views: 6028

On the third turn when the Brits became active the Glover army ran off up north even though there was no combat. On the 4th turn I finally saw some combat at Boston. Ward's army was alone and got attacked twice at Boston on days 1 and 2, before the Glover army could get back into Boston to help out...
by orca
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Leader Loss notification
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

It is on the battle report screen, so as long as you're paying attention as you go through the battle report screens you'll see it.
by orca
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: Super Stacks
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

In some ways the attack on New York in 1776 was just such a super stack.

I agree that it's not an effective strategy for the British. It is pretty effective as the Americans, but by the time they are in a position to build a super stack they've pretty much won the game.
by orca
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: War of Jenkin's Ear in Florida and Georgia
Replies: 9
Views: 4212

More uniforms

Spanish uniforms have been tough to nail down. I did find a couple of links that might be helpful: Uniform of the black militia of Havana (1770-1776, so a little later than the War of Jenkins' Ear) Uniform of the Spanish marines in 1748 (bottom of the page) Spanish colonial uniforms of a slightly la...
by orca
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Birth of America
Topic: War of Jenkin's Ear in Florida and Georgia
Replies: 9
Views: 4212

Mistakes and more info

Spanish fleet commander I think that I misread Montiano’s letter quoted in Speer above. I think Montiano referred to the battle fleet in the Indies to oppose Vernon, and that was under Diego de Torres (he was ‘theater commander’). At several other point sin the letter he refers to Antonio Castañeda...
by orca
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Quartier Général BoA
Topic: victoire automatique?
Replies: 10
Views: 5872

Pour obtenir votre victoire automatique vout devez avoir une garnison des reguliers dans toutes les villes strategique sauf seulement les villes qui sont loyaux a vous. (Normalement ca veut dire que les Britanniques ne doivent pas maintenir une garnison a Norfolk, Augusta et 96).

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