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    CSA Career Points help needed

    Hi, I definitely get it. Re destroying as much of the enemy as possible. I used your advice when winning the Campaign on BG as the CSA. Now using it, playing as the Union. On BG. Thanks for the advice. It works 👍
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    Hi, Thank you. Must admit I am enjoying playing the Union. I will shortly be starting the Battle of Fredericksburg. Really interesting the difference in Barracks from playing the CSA. Number of troops not a problem of course. But arming them is ! So far I have maxed out on Economy. Also training. Now working up on politics. Plus making sure I can field 3 Corps. As yet I have not bothered with medicine . My attitude has been. It’s ok. Plenty more troops available ! I do have quality Brigades. I try to ensure they are armed with the latest weapons. But I am still fielding raw recruits armed with Farmers. They tend to be the ‘cannon fodder’. Having my best and well armed troops behind them. I have used some career points to buy better weapons. I have recently been awarded the Iron Brigade. However, I’m not sure about overly increasing their number as Veterans. Too expensive ! I have played all the battles and remain undefeated. Still looking to hammer the Rebs every time. As I did to the Union when playing as the Rebs. To keep their numbers down. Looking forward now to preparing my Army for Fredericksburg. Really enjoying the different approach to the one used when playing as the CSA. I am finding it amusing after each battle. When played playing as the CSA I looked forward with anticipation to what weapons I had captured after a battle. Now as the Union, its a bit of a let down. The weapons I am capturing are poor quality and tend to be issued to my new recruits ! Throughly enjoying it. Best wishes.
  3. Today I can confirm in my second campaign I have defeated the Union. Despite the odds. All ranks of the army gave their all for the cause. My Corps commanders were outstanding. Robert E Lee, Thomas Jackson, A.P. Hill. All carried out my orders with great understanding and leadership. I cannot praise the men that served under them high enough.
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    I started playing UG back in April in this year on Apple iMac. It is the best ACW game out there. To win you have to be as good in the Barracks as a General in a battle or Campaign. It is very addictive. Good graphics and very well thought out. A few unexpected surprises along the way. Makes it even better! But don’t necessarily expect to win a Campaign at the first attempt. The Barrack’s side of the game is very important. If you don’t get it right you will find the Campaign impossible to win. The time spent in the Barracks will pay off when on the battlefield. As I say it’s the best ACW game. All credit to those involved in its development.
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    I know the advice given to me. Which I kept to was to keep heating the Union troops with a big stick. I looked to do that in every battle. Minor or major. I just kept going for them.
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    I did concentrate on the money side of things first. Only increased the AO when was going to be required. Also, if I did have a lack of money. I was happy to take a brigade with very high morale etc. Change it to rookie when replenishing losses. The morale etc only went down a small amount. But helpe to save on outlay. I only know that the above did help me to win the war. Sorry for the double quote above. 🙃. Regards
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    Also, as I progressed I checked the weapons I had in stock. If never going to use. Then I sold them. This was especially useful before Washington I sold absolutely everything I was not going to need in order to use on what I felt was needed.
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    I felt the unit restore of 20% was worth having
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    CSA Career Points help needed

    Hi, Based on middle level. IE BG. I went with Politics, Medicine, Training and Logistics. The rest I added when I had maxed out. Attached is my record after the Battle of Mansfield. Regards
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    Hi, Many thanks for the tips. Much appreciated. Cheers 👍
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    Hi, Thank you. Yes will be starting a Union campaign. Looking forward to seeing how it differs when in barracks. Pleased to hear the size of my army is almost the same as yours. I didn’t have any cavalry. I decided to concentrate on my infantry. Backed up by the most guns I have used in the campaign. I had a brigade ( down to approx 800 men) that was only armed with farmers. In the 2nd phase of Washington they held the defences directly in front of Washington. Three Union brigades attack them. Every hand to hand was repulsed. They held for the entire 2nd phase. Most impressed with them. Plus other brigades which held their ground.
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    It did take me 2 attempts at the Battle of Washington ! Thought I had won (no doubt so have many others). Only for it to go into a second day ! The UG makers are a sadistic bunch 😳. Should have known wouldn’t be that easy to win the whole campaign in a single one day battle. Nice twist. Though not the first thought that came to my mind 😉. But after some thought managed to work it out. Looking forward to trying to show the USA how to win now. Great game ! 👏👏👏👏👏 The UG people are brilliant. Thanks for providing so much entertainment.
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    Thank you. Will have a try Cheers
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    TOTAL VICTORY TO THE CSA !

    I have photos showing the details in full. However it states they are too large to post ! Only been taken with an iPad. Never had a problem before. Many thanks for help. Details below 👍
  15. A week now into my second Campaign. CSA BG level. Now I have learned how the Barracks works from lessons learned in my first Campaign I am optimistic I will go further. So far I have fought the minor battles prior to 1st Bull Run. No problem at all ! On to 1st Bull Run. My forces numbered 22516 and 27 guns. I was faced by 24414, including 654 Cavalry and 42 guns. Knowing my way around the Barracks was key in my Victory. Union loses were 18456 infantry, 28 guns and 451 Cavalry with 1729 missing. My loses were 7622, 6 guns. Also, I did not stop when the finish came at the top of the screen. The Union troops were taking a beaten and I was determined to drive home the advantage. When the battle did come to an end. The Union had 1 remains of a Brigade left. It number approx 200 men ! My reward was pleasing. I received an extra 1000 recruits in exchange for 1729 prisoners. Army Organization +1 Corps. A new General called Thomas Jackson. He comes highly regarded. We shall see ! All this is down to my understanding of the Barracks and the need to keep inflicting as many casualties on the Union as possible. Lessons learned the hard way in my first Campaign. Looking forward to the second Campaign which culminates in The Battle of Shiloh. Can’t wait !
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    My SECOND CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED !

    Another victory for the Confederacy. The battle of Mansfield. Looking to really inflict heavy casualties on the Union. Capturing large numbers of weapons. Coming in very handy ! Continuing to take prisoners to exchange for extra recruits. So far so good. Keeping Union numbers down ! Onwards and upwards 🤞
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    My SECOND CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED !

    I have just finished the Battle of Chickamauga. You were right. Very challenging ! But very enjoyable at the same time. Wow. It was like playing 5 small battles at the same time. Yet they were all linked. I was constantly going from one part to another part of the battle. Definitely needed to concentrate. I was worn out at the end ! Pleased to say I came out with a victory. Onwards and upwards 🤞
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    My SECOND CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED !

    Hi, Thanks for the advice. I’m trying to loose as few troops as possible but trying to inflict as many casualties as poss. This keeps the Union numbers down. I always looked to take prisoners. Handy for obtaining an extra 1000 recruits. Also, pleased at the number of weapons I’m capturing. Have finished Gettysburg. The battle finished on day 2. I inflicted a total of 39498 casualties. My loses were 15439. I captured a number of goods. The highlight being 6930 Springfield M1861. I have just finished Siege of Jackson. I fielded 59109 against the Union’s 57784. Union losses were 39000 including 67 guns. My casualties were 15361. I also took 1629 prisoners which gave me an extra 1000 recruits. So will be moving on to Chickamauga. My strength will 65,926 including 96 guns. UG is brilliant. I’m playing it on Apple iMac. Very impressive ! Cheers
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    Army Management for new players

    I’m a newbie. But agree with everything you have said 👍 Cheers 🍺
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    Army Management for new players

    I leaned from my first campaign that to win you need to become proficient in Barracks. I feel confident on the battlefield. But I used my first campaign to learn all I could about how the Barracks works. It is now paying dividends. The battle may be won on the field. But the victory is won in the Barracks. I spend a long time in Barracks fine tuning my Corps for each battle I am about to fight. The different battles do require the Corps to be tweaked. I learned this I in my first campaign. Now into my second. The Union are suffering heavy casualties. Try also to take prisoners. This can result in an extra 1000 recruits. Very handy ! I have not been playing UG that long. But my knowledge of how to work when in the Barracks is responsible for most of my victory’s. In to my second 2nd campaign I remain undefeated. Inflicting high casualties on the enemy. This keeps their numbers down for future battles. Playing as the CSA this needs to be achieved. If not their numbers will be your downfall. I keep saying it. UG is superb. Although a ‘newbie’. I’m happy to offer any help to others. Perhaps to other ‘newbies’ I may have advice that the more experienced players no longer think of.
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    My SECOND CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED !

    Hi Yes. Agree there. I didn’t expect to do to well in my first campaign. I did use it to learn how the Barrack’s worked. But still enjoyed it. I was pleased to have got to Gettysburg. But now. It’s a whole different ball game. Very enjoyable as was the first campaign. But nice to have so many troops ! I find it enjoyable when in Barracks. Sorting out my Corps. Weapons etc. UG is brilliant. Not just I’m now doing better. Always enjoyed it. Win or lose Cheers.
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