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  1. Sears may well be wonderful, but at this point I'm interested in a broad history of the entire war.
  2. How can one be especially out of date writing about a conflict after 100 years vs now? I would think almost all the facts would have been available after 100 years, though of course historians do tend to have fads of interpretation.
  3. Actually the force behind the end of the international slave trade was Britain and the RN AntiSlave patrols. Which I might add cost the lives of thousands British sailors due to disease.
  4. I for one think this is a great idea. Very much look forward to this mod!
  5. Brilliant! Completely missed that. However, the $5 hardback unabridged collection of all three volumes cost 1/2 to 1/3 to price of ONE of the three volumes. I HATE the price gouging of publishers on ebooks. Not knowledgeable, but the production, personal costs,shipment and storage of physical books has to amount to at least 50% - 70% of the charged price and this reduction in cost should be reflected in price charged. eBooks often handle table, charts and maps poorly, but the fact that some epublishers can do it well suggest a lot don't bother to get it right - one publisher admits maps just
  6. Thx for the helpful info. However, I must totally disagree about the usefulness of the TAB+Zoom method of terrain analysis, I find it almost useless. It relys on the artist's depiction of elevation by areas of brightness and darkness which doesn't seem to be have been intended for displaying terrain. Perhaps I've used military maps with elevation contour lines too much and have become spoiled, but I consider the current UGCW system a major Fail and handicap. It isn't realistic as no artistic map provide the kind of elevation information the eye will instantly see in reality, hence the need
  7. Thx for the info. I knew a lot of the US awards were made many years later, hadn't realized is was so dramatically later. Nor had I known that the Confederate awards, likewise awarded many years later, were not from the Confederate government. New data is always welcome.
  8. I think most forums have such sad ppl occasionally.
  9. Just too too interesting and so I bought a copy tonight. 1. How can one see elevation and field of view of units? The M key Elevation in UGG is invaluable and totally necessary. The maps are pretty, but they are fairly useless for a useful coup d'oeil without the elevation lines. The are essential. Surely I'm just missing something. 2.Can you aim and initiate artillery fire or just point it in the right general direction and hope it fires on your desired target. The choice of which munitions to fire in UGG was nice also. Seems to be missing in UGCW. 3. Firing Arcs on the ma
  10. OK, just bought UCCW, just too interesting. However, resolution problem. At monitor native 2560x1440 text is so tiny I have to wear reading glasses and scrunch to within 12" of the screen to read the text. At what seems the next best choice, 1920x1200 graphics look nice, but text is headache inducing fuzzy. Guys, this really needs a patch.
  11. UG Napoleon and UG Frederick would be awesome. Though I'd wish for campaigns more open to changes.
  12. Is there a list of the smaller engagements somewhere?
  13. I assume you mean Lee's Lieutenants?
  14. I actually have Foote stashed in a box somewhere in the wilderness that is my garage. But have been reading the generously large sample of his first book from Amazon on my Kindle and am really liking his prose and information. But ofc serious historical study requires footnotes and other such apparatus. Irritating. Thx for pointing that out. Given that Foote also wrote novels I wonder if Foote wasn't a storyteller, which is in large part what a historian is, rather than a picker of nites. Doesn't mean his facts are not correct, just that he chose to focus on the story itself. Canton i
  15. Totally missed the historian you are recommending
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