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Andre Bolkonsky

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Andre Bolkonsky last won the day on January 5 2017

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  1. Combine Unit?

    During development of the game, at one point in time, 'Combine Unit' to form a divisional brigade was a solid strategy to create large units using elite weaponry. The tactic has been nerfed since that point, and Aetius' explanation works well in that regard. There are morale and command penalties to a divisional brigade that make it an emergency mesaure rather than a game strat.
  2. If we're going to TV miniseries, 'The Blue and the Gray' was shot in Northwest Arkansas in my youth. You can see me in several scenes. In one scene where some actors are talking, you can see me simoultaneously drinking at a party from one camera angle, dancing with a girl from another camera angle, and making out with the same girl in the hayloft from another camera angle. I learned a lot about film making that day, and if you look good on camera and actually bother to act the director will push you up the ladder of on-air screen time. Good times.
  3. At the risk of repeating myself. The five most deceptive words in the English language are 'based on a true story'. Completely unwatchable, pandering to a desired storyline, Hollywood history wrapped in a period-correct wrapper to cover up its flaws. I have no more to add; except if you think this is a truly great movie, my opinion of you has suffered irreperable harm.
  4. The Andre Awards

    I've seen this thing on Steam for awards for this and that rewarding perfect attendance with an orange slice. But I haven't seen any nominations for Ultimate General: Civil War. So I thought I'd take the initiative. Anyone who knows me knows I have a wish list of things I'd like to change about this game. However, I have an even longer list of things I truly enjoy about this ground breaking game. First, the fluidity of movement is unlike anything I've ever seen. Miniatures will always be my preferred gaming style, but UG:CW is miniatures come to live. Second, the visual appeal is mesmerizing. The beautiful maps that degrade with combat over time? Captivating. Third, I've watched the evolution of the AI from Shiloh onward, rather amazing how well the AI replicates the manoeuvres of a battlefield of the War of the Rebellion. Ergo. I am proud to announce that the 'Andre' for 2017 is awarded to @Nick Thomadis and @sternerfor best game of the year. This prestigious award is worth nothing, and this post is barely worth reading, but that being said, hell of a great game. I am looking to more of the same in 2018! Merry Christmas, and God Bless Us; Everyone
  5. Happy Thanksgiving!

    " I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union. " Signed, Abraham Lincoln 1863
  6. They have shown a talent for linear tactics; I strongly suggest they continue playing to their strength.
  7. I showed up on this forum and began bugging the hell out of everyone with a barrage of questions.
  8. Review on Steam, please
  9. Wow, that sounds remarkably similar to how I felt after playing the game for two weeks. Welcome to the forum.
  10. How do I combine 2 brigades to a super brigade?

    Your argument has merit. While It is a virtual certainty the game at this point will not be revised in any meaningful way, I can tell you a full examination of the OOB command structure is on the list of requested enhancements for future projects.
  11. How do I combine 2 brigades to a super brigade?

    You cannot. The divisional commander will assume command of the divisional brigade. You can only have one of them per division, and there is a size limitation to the unit. Understand also there will be a degredation in command for your other brigades within the division, and the divisional brigade has a morale penalty on top of everything else.
  12. How do I combine 2 brigades to a super brigade?

    The easiest path to creating a divisional brigade is to isolate the two brigades, and give the merge order to the brigade you want to be dominant for reasons of command or weaponry. The desired consort brigade must be relatively close to the command brigade. It is difficult to do this while they are both in line while under fire, one of them tends to break and run before the merger is complete; but it can be done.
  13. I do everytying I can to maintain and keep my two core infantry and two core artillery at close to full health. When I get to camp, every man of those units has an intrinsic value when I break them up and rebuild my army.
  14. I can only remember one game where they entrenched in the town and made me come and get them, but that was way back when the AI was basically unbeatable for a variety of reasons. The last campaign I started they came across in mass and were shredded by line infantry and artillery whose arc of fire was approximately the far side of th ebridge.