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  1. No problem, fox2run. We might be in different time zones, judging by your comment. What time do you normally go on, Young (and what time zone are you in?)?
  2. Well, fox2run, if you're interested, I'm going to have another go at it right now.
  3. Hey there, I recently started trying to play this game online. However, it seems fairly difficult to find a match, and I'm not sure why. Generally when I log on there are roughly 32-36 players online and 10-12 games going. So there are maybe a dozen players waiting in the lobby. But no one is ever hosting a game to be joined, and, when I host games, I can wait for half an hour without anyone joining. I've tried advertising my games using the chat feature with little response. As such I've played only four games across, I don't know, six to eight sessions. Do people only play against their Steam friends? Are people turned off by the fact I'm only a 2nd Lieutenant? Are there certain scenarios which are preferred? What is everyone doing in the lobby when they're not playing games?
  4. Thank you, Mr. Thomadis; that did it! Now to get slaughtered ...
  5. Hey, Trying to get started into multiplayer with this wonderful game. It says 'Connecting ...' forever. I have made sure my firewall rules are set up to allow Ultimate General Multiplayer through, though I have little technical expertise, so there may be something I don't know I'm supposed to do. This is on Windows 10 with the GOG version of UGG. Thanks, THH
  6. This is fascinating. I am not an American and have never studied American history. (The only things I knew about the Battle of Gettysburg before playing that game were that the Union won and somebody named Pickett conducted a charge up a hill that didn't go well. I don't even know where Gettysburg is.) I am, in fact, your hated enemy, a Briton! (Of old; by birth, Canadian.) The explanation for the Civil War that had coalesced in my mind over time was that the South seceded to preserve their states' rights -- proximately, their right to maintain the institution of slavery (similar to how the Colonies revolted to uphold their citizens' rights -- proximately, their right to vote on new taxes). I would be interested to read any correction of this summation/simplification (as with all historical events, it is a simplification). If you could give a bullet-point list of the two to three most important reasons each side went to war, according to your understanding, what would they be? I also found the comments interesting addressing the motivations and resilience of the soldier-citizenry at large. It has always seemed to me (without reference to the American Civil War) that states have an almost irresistible method of persuading men to fight for them, independent of the morality of the cause. While men will desert, sometimes in large numbers, a state that summons an army has one, and a general who commands an advance has it, until his men feel defeated -- regardless of whether they wanted to be there in the first place. Some bemoan the susceptibility of the masses to a politician -- beware the general! The people's obedience to him is almost automatic, without him even uttering a threat. It doesn't surprise me at all that Americans followed their leaders and fought for their 'home team,' to the bitter end -- from the rest of history, that seems the natural thing to do. (Not that this discounts their courage -- all who see battle must have courage to withstand it.) Those are the thoughts of an outsider. Happy (belated) Independence Day to my estranged brethren, now reunited in comradeship.
  7. I would like to go ahead and bump this the once. I'd really appreciate any input, even if it's just 'never heard of this' or 'you're a nub.'
  8. Hello! I really enjoy this game! However, I'm confused about what's happened in my Union campaign. I fired up the autosave to start the next scenario and saw that I no longer hold Seminary or Oak Ridges, as I did previously. I'm wondering if there's a problem with my game. Here are the scenarios that have occurred so far: 1. Arriving at Gettysburg - hold Seminary Ridge, Oak Ridge and Oak Hill 2. Confederates Are Repulsed to Herr's Ridge - hold Seminary and Oak Ridges 3. Union Holds Oak Ridge - hold Seminary Ridge and Oak Ridge (barely), CSA driven back on right 4. The Union Attacks Benner's Hill with Force - I'm not 100% sure, but I think I may have already controlled Benner's Hill at the end of the previous scenario. It's possible they still had a unit lurking there, though. Whatever, the general idea's right; I want to press them on that flank. Take Benner's Hill 5. (Current) The Union Right Under Fire - er, why do I no longer control Oak and Seminary Ridges? Last scenario that featured them I was firm on Seminary and still controlled the Oak Ridge objective point. It was even styled Union Holds Oak Ridge. What happened? I'm very confused. Usually when I don't understand something in a game, there's an easy explanation that I've overlooked, so I may feel foolish after reading responses. But I can't discern why I Corps is now on Cemetery Hill. I wasn't offered a choice of scenarios after no. 4, so I didn't choose to retreat them off-screen. I found a post on Steam saying that if you had to counterattack to reclaim an objective during a scenario, your forces may be removed from it between scenarios, but I did continuously hold Oak and Seminary Ridges in all scenarios. I still have the autosaves (copied and pasted into another folder) between each scenario if those would be helpful in some way. Thanks! TL;DR Troops teleported away from positions between scenarios.
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