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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 07:51:27 PM »
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 08:33:35 PM »
Looks interesting.  Hope the AI is good.

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 10:17:11 PM »
Go ahead Abraham Tripoli, lets see what you can do.  O0
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 03:30:36 AM »
Good luck with it!

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 08:06:47 AM »
Ooh this looks good. 

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 08:39:26 AM »
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 11:10:11 AM »
Excellently written.  I might have to dust off my own copy of the game and give it another go.
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 05:42:30 PM »
You've encouraged me to go back and work on my old Grand Campaign as the South. Both sides have real problems getting their leaders to activate but the South less so and their leadership numbers are generally superior to the North's so beware fighting big battles in '61 unless you have a big advantage in numbers or prime defensive ground to defend. What this game really needs is an OOB so you can tell what units will form when and where. I don't know how many times I've spent precious money and resources to build units somewhere only to have the game spawn forces at the same spot leaving somewhere else undefended.  :pullhair: Loving the AAR so far Trip.  O0
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 11:19:11 AM »
You've encouraged me to go back and work on my old Grand Campaign as the South. Both sides have real problems getting their leaders to activate but the South less so and their leadership numbers are generally superior to the North's so beware fighting big battles in '61 unless you have a big advantage in numbers or prime defensive ground to defend. What this game really needs is an OOB so you can tell what units will form when and where. I don't know how many times I've spent precious money and resources to build units somewhere only to have the game spawn forces at the same spot leaving somewhere else undefended.  :pullhair: Loving the AAR so far Trip.  O0

Thank you for your kind comments.  It is  probably not much of a spoiler alert when I tell you that I faced some leadership challenges during the Summer 1861 campaign season...... >:(  I'm still writing up that AAR.   I agree that it would be nice to know what the AI is building in addition to the forces I build.  However, that may be somewhat realistic, as the Union army was largely formed by the States.  So Lincoln asks for XXX number of volunteers from the Governor of Ohio, and the Governor will eventually provide him with that number (or more, especially in the early years), and might be of different types than the ones the US Army would have requested.  So it may not be entirely unrealistic for the troops to spawn where you don't want them, and of types you don't need. 

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 09:30:40 PM »
Looking forward to hearing more.  O0
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 12:57:38 PM »
This has been interesting to the point I put the game on my wishlist.

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 08:27:57 AM »
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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2019, 04:27:08 PM »
Bought the game from Matrix.

Question - Didn't the North have an extensive campaign in Kentucky early in the War?

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Re: Tripoli invades the South in Civil War II!
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2019, 04:42:12 PM »
Bought the game from Matrix.

Question - Didn't the North have an extensive campaign in Kentucky early in the War?

Yes, they did.  But Kentucky was neutral until September 4, 1861.  Lincoln didn't want to violate its neutrality, as he was trying to woo it into the Union.  His comment "I hope to have God on my side, But I must have Kentucky" illustrates the importance of the state to the Union.  Only when Confederate general Polk violated its borders to seize Columbus did Kentucky (with some machinations by the Union) flip to the Union side.   I'll probable cover some of this history in the next installment of the AAR.