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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:35 pm

I should be good for Monday, as long as I do not need to be around the British Sounding chap that claims he hold residence in Austria. He is always gauging my success but which one of MTG's serving wenches I bring him.

No I am not talking about Roland its that chap named Sol. Cool

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:14 pm

well I simply thought that a chap living in some tropical paradise, who is used to seeing all those women in tight bikinis, to have better overall taste and not just call any wench a "beauty" ...

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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  Martin on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:46 pm

The Struggle for Arkansas

Background

It is 14.00 hours on 15th April 1862, and the Confederacy is riding high.  A S Johnston has just triumphed over Grant at Shiloh.  

Here in Arkansas, Earl Van Dorn also defeated a Union army 5 weeks ago at Pea Ridge.  Van Dorn was badly wounded in that battle however, and the Rebs were unable to take advantage of their victory in the resulting confusion.  But they have continued to recruit and are believed to be preparing to advance into Missouri.

Their army has recently moved into a strategic but rather barren area of NW Arkansas, and they have created a large supply depot on the Kebler Road, NE of Fayetteville (off-map).  Ben McCullough's regular Confederate troops protect the depot, and Sterling Price's  Missouri State Guard is camped to the SE along the Whigpistle Road.

A smaller, but probably better-equipped, Union force under Frederick Steele is camped somewhere NE of the North Fork River, between Van Dorn's army and the Missouri border.



Doodle for Monday's game is here http://doodle.com/kma4gay82zrcikd2#table

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:01 pm

sounds like an excellent scenario! - looking forward to it!
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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:18 pm

With all those Union setbacks, Gen. Georgia may need to be sent for.

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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  SolInvictus202 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:25 pm

I hope he "works" better than the tank that was named after him...
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Post  Martin on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:35 pm

We have 5 registered for Monday's game, which does illustrate the issue we face when designing scenarios.

That's enough for a coop game, but not for teams.  But what happens if several more turn up - as they have done for both our previous games?

For the time being I'll work on the basis that the AI will play one side.  Which does mean I only need to produce one briefing Surprised

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:40 pm

To be honest I think the way to go is to prepare something for the amount of players that actually signed up - and if more show up - well - they could have signed up in the first place - it's only 2 clicks to do that...

so I fully support your way of handleing this!
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Post  Martin on Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:34 pm

To play on Monday you will need following 3 mods, in the following order:

- KS Supplementary Maps
- CouriersAndMaps (large or small as appropriate for your PC)
- Additional Flags & Sprites

The latest version (1_47) of Additional Flags & Sprites includes many new uniform sprites for both Union and Confederates.  So even if you have used this mod before, you will need to download this version.   Here is a link https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7wcp3fwf8cegby/Additional%20ACW%20flags%20%26%20spritesv1_47.zip?dl=0

Doodle for Monday's game is here http://doodle.com/kma4gay82zrcikd2#table

At the moment this is still looking like a coop game vs the AI.  We need a volunteer for CinC, to whom I will send the briefing.

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Post  kg little mac on Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:06 pm

Sorry I can't make these Monday games. . . too early in the day for me.
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Post  Martin on Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:22 pm

Quite understand.  We appreciate its not especially convenient for a lot of folks, and I have been quite surprised that we've attracted  so many.

We really only picked the day because my wife has yoga, and Sean's has netball, so we're allowed to play. You really need to put your foot down..........I tell him geek

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Post  Martin on Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:28 am

We have a CinC.  Thanks (again) Roland.

Briefings have gone out to all those who have registered for the game.  Please let me know if you don't receive yours.

Can I ask anyone who is planning to play to please download and enable the Additional Flags & Sprites Mod before the game, whether or not you have registered on doodle.  The doodle is here btw http://doodle.com/kma4gay82zrcikd2#table

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Post  Martin on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:35 am

Looks like 6 of us for today's game. Matt, if you can PM me your email address, I'll send you the briefing.

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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  MJP on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:13 pm

Can you post a link to the download of the mod?  You reference it above, but no link....

Not sure what format it is, but i need .zip.

Thanks!

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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  Martin on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:36 pm

It's on the previous page.  Anyway here's the link https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7wcp3fwf8cegby/Additional%20ACW%20flags%20%26%20spritesv1_47.zip?dl=0

This new version (1_47) of Additional Flags & Sprites includes many new uniform sprites for both Union and Confederates.  

To play you will need following 3 mods, in the following order:

- KS Supplementary Maps
- CouriersAndMaps (large or small as appropriate for your PC)
- Additional Flags & Sprites

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Post  MJP on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:43 pm

Thanks!  

As I often say to my children, "look with your eyes, not with your mouth."  Guilty.   Sad
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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:51 pm

Sorry guys internet is not very good today and I don't want to make a 3 hour game a 6 hour one. ENJOY!

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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  Martin on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:23 pm

Never mind Mike. Not your fault. Let us hope the rest of us do you proud!

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Post  Martin on Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:23 am

Congratulations to the team yesterday who defeated a Confederate AI force almost twice their strength, and also destroyed the depot on the Kebler Road.  They were assisted by divided rebel command.  I built a number of command problems into the scenario in order to hamper and delay the Rebs.  One of their 4 divisions never got into action.  It looks as if I needn’t have done that!

Crikey (with Pom’s assistance) has been working on a fascinating new mod covering the First Carlist War in Spain in the early 19th C.

See some screenshots and more details here http://www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/66102-coming-soon-a-savage-and-romantic-war-the-first-carlist-war-1833-1839#66118

Work on the mod is in its final stages, and Crikey has asked whether our group would help road test it for him.

It seems to me that our new regular Monday game sessions would be an ideal opportunity to do that, so look for some scenarios shortly.  Best guess is about a month.

This was the first in a succession of Spanish civil wars.  Here’s what Wiki says about them:

The Carlist Wars were a series of civil wars that took place in Spain during the 19th century. The contenders fought to establish their claim to the throne, although some political differences also existed. Indeed, several times during the period from 1833 to 1876 the Carlists — followers of Infante Carlos (later Carlos V) and his descendants — rallied to the cry of "God, Country, and King" and fought for the cause of Spanish tradition (Legitimism and Catholicism) against liberalism, and later the republicanism, of the Spanish governments of the day. The Carlist Wars had a strong regional component (Basque region, Catalonia, etc.), given that the new order called into question region specific law arrangements and customs kept for centuries.

When Ferdinand VII of Spain died in 1833, his fourth wife Maria Cristina became Queen Regent on behalf of their infant daughter Isabella II. This splintered the country into two factions known as the Cristinos (or Isabelinos) and the Carlists. The Cristinos were the supporters of the Queen Regent and her government, and were the party of the Liberals. The Carlists were the supporters of Carlos V, a pretender to the throne and brother of the deceased Ferdinand VII, who denied the validity of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1830 that abolished the semi Salic Law (he was born before 1830). They wanted a return to autocratic monarchy.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:32 pm

1. You seem surprised at the easy victory yesterday. With Gen. Georgia on the field what outcome did you realistically expect? Laughing As predicted, the pickings were mighty slim at the depot. Hardly worth the general making the trip out west. Chasing after the Father General is much more lucrative.

2. Does anyone on this side of the Atlantic understand what all the hubbub in Spain was about? Sibling rivalry writ large? A product of royal inbreeding?

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Post  Martin on Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:34 pm

"2. Does anyone on this side of the Atlantic understand what all the hubbub in Spain was about? Sibling rivalry writ large? A product of royal inbreeding?"

It has something to do with Pepe, I understand Very Happy

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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:02 pm

And guess where these liberalist ideas in Spain originated?

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Post  Martin on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Sir Hookham Frere? What? No?


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Re: Regular Monday SOW HITS games

Post  SolInvictus202 on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:17 pm

Did we have a CinC in the game yesterday? - not sure really... we had a treasure hunter for sure though

as for the next mod - sounds fairly interesting! - although I half expect this to be peasants vs peasants...

PS: and sombreros of course (or whatever that silly hat is called...)
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:06 pm

Gen. Siegel wrote:Did we have a CinC in the game yesterday?
Yes, he was holding that sword tip pressed into the small of your back. Someone had to keep you from running. While you and your minions were crying for support, the other two divisions were quite able to carry out their primary mission of inventorying the depot without complaint. I never once received a message from them saying, "Help me, help me!"

Sometimes sacrifices need to be made for the greater good. That silver serving platter will look good on my table.

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