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AlessandroD
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Are you still playing?

Wed May 06, 2020 11:56 am

After so many years, are you still playing this beauty?

Personally I just reinstalled it and I am looking for an opponent :dada:

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Re: Are you still playing?

Wed May 06, 2020 11:01 pm

The only thing that would stop me playing this is someone snuffing my flame... ;)

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AlessandroD
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Re: Are you still playing?

Thu May 07, 2020 9:59 am

I have to say that I play again, after long break, very very few games, and CWII is one of them.
It is not too complex but still very deep, moreover is a WEGO that almost every boardgame cannot handle.
Surely the history theme does count too.

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Re: Are you still playing?

Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:42 pm

I am playing again.

I still feel like I have only scratched the surface.

I am not sure I could give a competitive Union fight, unless you were prepared for errors and willing to give some pointers.....

Regards,

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Citizen X
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Re: Are you still playing?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:05 pm

I am still playing, too

simovitch
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Re: Are you still playing?

Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:22 pm

Just finished the one-year Western Theater scenario as confederates and lost to the AI. Great fun.

I found that setting the AI to aggressive and reckless is the best, funnest way to play her. A slight AI bonus for spotting is also justifiable given the human has a more cognitive advantage by nature. This and BOA2 are some of the most elegant designs I've come across in my 50 years of wargaming.

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Re: Are you still playing?

Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:56 am

Still playing. Many are. Still follow my John Bell Hood instincts and fighting where I should not when I should not and providing a path to victory for my opponents. Still open to new pbem play if you are looking.

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Straight Arrow
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Re: Are you still playing?

Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:05 am

Yep,

Still playing, though I spend a lot of my time wandering around In Flanders fields.

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Blood and Thunder Brigade
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Re: Are you still playing?

Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:37 am

Durk wrote:Still follow my John Bell Hood instincts and fighting where I should not when I should not and providing a path to victory for my opponents.


Poor ol' Hood... can't get no love ;)

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Durk
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Re: Are you still playing?

Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:18 pm

I actually do love Hood. He had the right instincts and was willing to put it all on the line, not just in the late war, but in his early battles. Hood and Rosecrans are the two leaders who get the worst treatment in history and in games.
So when I compare my play to JB Hood I mean I will take the main chance and go for the win, rather than just playing safely into a sure defeat.

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Re: Are you still playing?

Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:38 pm

Durk wrote:I actually do love Hood. He had the right instincts and was willing to put it all on the line, not just in the late war, but in his early battles. Hood and Rosecrans are the two leaders who get the worst treatment in history and in games.
So when I compare my play to JB Hood I mean I will take the main chance and go for the win, rather than just playing safely into a sure defeat.


I'm glad you said that as I'm quite a fan of Hood's myself. As it was I think he went into army command a little undercooked, but with time and experience I think he would've made a tremendous army commander.
As for the 'history' surrounding him, I feel that much of it is fabrication perpetuated.

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Re: Are you still playing?

Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:35 am

Just started a new Union game this past weekend and played into January '63.
Playing with high possibility of locked commanders, what a pain. Next game I'll do possible locked and no Grant :bonk:
Lost Ft. Pickens for the first time ever as Union :siffle:
That's what happens when you assume and Athena decides to enough force at it.

lightbrave
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Re: Are you still playing?

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:59 am

Both me and my buddy are still playing

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Blood and Thunder Brigade
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Re: Are you still playing?

Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:15 am

I've taken to playing both sides myself and have never enjoyed the game so much. I recommend it!

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merlin55
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Re: Are you still playing?

Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:45 pm

I am back to CW2 after several years away. Trying to get my brain around the system again. Looking forward to losing several games on the way back to winning!

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Re: Are you still playing?

Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:13 am

Every now and again. The sort of game you just come back to.

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