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Col_Kelly

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  1. Legendary CSA campaign

    As some of you have noticed I started a Legendary campaign as the Confederacy, the goal being to provide a few tips to our community. If you have any request / advice to give I'll gladly consider them. In all honesty I'm not 100% sure that I'll be able to end it since this mode is very challenging, especially on the latest patch, but it never hurts to try. Here is part 1 Part 2 : and part 3. Enjoy, generals !
  2. Legendary CSA campaign

    Very nicely done, looks much better than what I've got. Would be interesting to know if in such context Antietam is worth fighting campaign wise
  3. Legendary CSA campaign

    They wont deploy at all. Better to shift those four brigades in another corps
  4. Legendary CSA campaign

    Apart from a few exceptions I never spend more than 10k $ on the replenishment of one brigade. It's not the end of the wolrd to lose a star 'except for arty arguably), the unit's global stats still improve overtime. Don't be afraid to use rookies.
  5. Legendary CSA campaign

    Early on I prefer to place my 2 star brigades on the flanks whenever I can : less damage taken, more damage given. That's why it's important to always bring at least two rookie brigades in every fight so they can act as tanks for your entire army. It's also helpful to constantly estimate the range of enemy brigade and place yourself accordingly to avoid their fire.
  6. Legendary CSA campaign

    New vid's out. Enjoy
  7. Can Unit Characteristics go Over 100?

    Stats are indeed not capped at 100, it's only the max displayed value as Bramborough said
  8. Legendary CSA campaign

    It was fragile but I couldn't do much else but holding. Despite the fact that I destroyed almost 80% of the 1st wave by encircling it the AI still had the number and veterancy to keep coming at me while pinning me down in other parts of the line. This is why I hate this battle, it forces you into static defense yet you don't have any fortifications and the numbers are really disfavorable.
  9. Legendary CSA campaign

    Not just yet but I've got a surprise for y'all.
  10. Fredricksburg: 43k inflicted, 7k lost

    1v1 odds at Fredericksburg ? That clearly means you've destroyed the Union before that. It's definitly time you try Legendary sir
  11. Come on Mercanto we all know your favorite movies are Gods and Generals along with Field of Lost Shoes
  12. Legendary CSA campaign

    Yeah weapons is definitly the best choice throughout the entire campaign. Before Washington I'd advise to get cash or manpower depending on what u need the most
  13. Legendary CSA campaign

    Really sorry guys, exams, then Xmas and most of the free time goes to my team on Rising Storm 2. I should be able to start uploading again in early january
  14. Legendary CSA campaign

    Pt 27 is here, sorry again for the slow upload rate
  15. Legendary CSA campaign

    Were you playing on Legendary ? Maybe I'll try that for learning's sake. @quicksabre It was definitly a sloppy tactical choice but a deliberate one : strategically speaking it felt like the best option to me : high losses for me but twice more losses for them, and my prime goal was to deplete their army stat.
  16. Legendary CSA campaign

    It would work on normal or hard but in legendary every AI unit outclasses you by a wide margin. Going for a hammer an anvil move means a thin stretched line and the unability to make a quick, decisive push anywhere. Then I'd barely have the time to capture the VP and to kill a large amount of Yankees. Yet because of the Overland's campaign difficulty I really need to reduce the Union's numbers, that's why I went for a blunt approach.
  17. Legendary CSA campaign

    A genuine slaughter, Enjoy
  18. Legendary CSA campaign

    The second part of the Army camp has just been uploaded. Mansfield is next
  19. Chickamauga: WHAT A JOKE

    It's normal that you don't get your full army. The last division of the last corps arrives next day. If you win early then it won't hit the battlefield. This is the confederate campaign, it's made hard for a reason. Being largely outnumbered just represents the south's disadvantage in manpower. I know it can be frustrating but that kind of difficulty can be overcome by rethinking yourstrategy and your army setup.
  20. Legendary CSA campaign

    As long as you can watch my videos it's all that matters
  21. Legendary CSA campaign

    Finally, it's here. A 1 hour long video of Chickamauga to make it up to you guys. Ill try to upload Mansfield soon enough.
  22. Legendary CSA campaign

    I will, sorry for the delay I'm moving atm and don't have enough time to play the game, let alone recording/editing. I'm past Cold Harbor and I believe I have good chances at beating the campaign. The AI will have minimum manpower (245k men total if I recall) so despite the heavy losses I'll take before it should be feasible.
  23. Why is Civil war so hard for beginners?

    Have you tried watching LPs on youtube ? There's a lot to learn from them. I agree there's a steep learning curve but once you start to master it the game is really fun.
  24. Legendary CSA campaign

    It's not the fortifications themselves, they're pretty fine, it's the way they're positioned. You're forced to cover a huge ground and the AI can attack them from cover. Since I needed two strong wings I had to defend a smaller area with my center, hence the initial retreat.
  25. Legendary CSA campaign

    Jackson has been uploaded, just went home from holidays and I was eager to bring this one ASAP to make up for my absence. A few typos and grammar mistakes here and there so apologies in advance for that.
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