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Author:  2ndAcr [ Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:13 pm ]
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Yeah camera can be tricky. Go into settings and set it for 700 yards, that is what we use IIRC.

Author:  nelmsm [ Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:15 pm ]
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2ndAcr wrote:
Yeah camera can be tricky. Go into settings and set it for 700 yards, that is what we use IIRC.


Thanks! I'll try that next I open it up. Played through the cavalry tutorial this evening and it's getting easier. Think I'll go back and do the brigade one again before trying the Division tutorial. Are there any particular mods you guys would recommend using?

Author:  chijohnaok [ Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:25 am ]
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nelmsm wrote:
2ndAcr wrote:
Yeah camera can be tricky. Go into settings and set it for 700 yards, that is what we use IIRC.


Thanks! I'll try that next I open it up. Played through the cavalry tutorial this evening and it's getting easier. Think I'll go back and do the brigade one again before trying the Division tutorial. Are there any particular mods you guys would recommend using?



I would say either start out with the Gettysburg campaign (it will toss a variety of scenarios at you with varying unit sizes--I think from brigade---division---corps)
OR you can just do single battles from Gettysburg in the sandlot.
You can pick and choose your unit sizes---this will give you a chance to get familiar with the different unit sizes and how command works.

Definitely do try commanding the different unit types (infantry, cavalry, artillery). Each unit type has its own strengths and weaknesses.

In the sandlot you can pick and choose different maps and orders of battle (OOB).
Make note of the different terrain types and how the terrain may effect your unit's ability to fight (high ground bonuses, fighting from behind cover, etc).

Once you become more familiar with that, we could bring you into a multiplayer game--if you are interested.
You could start off again commanding a smaller unit and work your way up to larger units as you become comfortable with them.

Author:  2ndAcr [ Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:10 pm ]
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Bugle and flag mod, changes the tool bar at the bottom and gives you some more formations and easier orders etc.

Author:  chijohnaok [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:06 pm ]
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nelmsm wrote:
2ndAcr wrote:
Yeah camera can be tricky. Go into settings and set it for 700 yards, that is what we use IIRC.


Thanks! I'll try that next I open it up. Played through the cavalry tutorial this evening and it's getting easier. Think I'll go back and do the brigade one again before trying the Division tutorial. Are there any particular mods you guys would recommend using?



How has your Scourge of War gameplay gone?

Did you try the Bugles & Flags XIII?

You ready to give one of our multiplayer matches a go?

Author:  2ndAcr [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:21 pm ]
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Yeah about time you get your hands down and dirty with us. I will design a special scenario just for you to give you a proper welcome to the group. :twisted:

So you need to post up, strap on your boots, and get a test game in with me or Chi (probably Chi as my time is extremely limited due to work) on a Sat so you are ready for our usual Sun noon EST game. We play for about 4 hours on average. Some are quicker but we play open ended so we can end at any time or they can last beyond 4 hours, depends on time, how blood thirsty we are that day or how badly the AI beat us down.

Author:  nelmsm [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:43 am ]
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Well I've just gotten as far as the brigade tutorial. Opened up the division tutorial but really didn't give it a good play so I've still got some work to do before I'm ready to play with you guys.

Author:  chijohnaok [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:05 am ]
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nelmsm wrote:
Well I've just gotten as far as the brigade tutorial. Opened up the division tutorial but really didn't give it a good play so I've still got some work to do before I'm ready to play with you guys.


As a point of information, in the multi-player game, you can choose to command a unit as small as a brigade or an artillery battery.
That way you could start out with something more manageable to command and then move up to division commander when you feel that you are ready for that.

Just thought I would mention that.

Good luck on your gameplay.

Author:  HancockTheSuperb [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:10 am ]
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Highly recommend you do what I did: Let 2ndacr or Chi schedule a short MP with just two players commanding the yank side. One of them will command a division and you can take one of the brigades of about 4-5 regiments. 2ndacr did that with me for about an hour or so. Gave me a feel for the command and control, courier communications and map navigation. Also will quickly get you over any concerns you may have about joining the larger MPs as you can stay with brigade until you are ready to move up. He was able to IM me when I had questions or he had a recommendation. I would do that with you, but don't know how to set up my own MP.

Author:  chijohnaok [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:35 am ]
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HancockTheSuperb wrote:
Highly recommend you do what I did: Let 2ndacr or Chi schedule a short MP with just two players commanding the yank side. One of them will command a division and you can take one of the brigades of about 4-5 regiments. 2ndacr did that with me for about an hour or so. Gave me a feel for the command and control, courier communications and map navigation. Also will quickly get you over any concerns you may have about joining the larger MPs as you can stay with brigade until you are ready to move up. He was able to IM me when I had questions or he had a recommendation. I would do that with you, but don't know how to set up my own MP.


Great suggestion.

Nelmsm, just holler if you would be interested in trying this.
At the moment I have more free time than 2ndAcr does.

Hancock: Using Skype, I could probably walk you through the process involved in hosting a MP match.

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