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Mr. Mercanto

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  1. Sadly, my little brain can only handle Easy. I can play Historical battle on higher difficulties, and prefer Normal for them. For Campaign, I find anything higher then Easy oppressively difficult.
  2. Damnit Texas and Tolkien! Stop stealing our best stuff! We've still got beavers...
  3. I will not countenance the besmirchment of my nation's great national treasure! My Moose Cavalry stand ready. Beavers have constructed our abatis. You stand no chance, sir.
  4. Lol tbh, all jokes aside, I could never get into Arby's myself. I tried it once, just didn't scour I suppose.
  5. Man, you guys are overstocked for great food in the USA. I haven't even heard of half the restaurants you folks have! No fair...
  6. More root beer and Uncle Burgers for the Federals! It truly is a Perfect Union...
  7. I can confirm, its a rough ride. I'm barely getting through on Colonel lol. Its actually rather impressive how the game reflects this aspect of the Overland Campaign.
  8. Thank Darth Shawarma! The men will eat well tonight.
  9. Some of these quotes aren't exact as I am doing them from memory: "30 minutes of shelling is nothing to 30 seconds of rifle fire." James A. Wright, Sgt Company F, 1st Minnesota "I feel that I have partly avenged my brother's death." Henry Taylor [after the 1st Minnesota aided in the repulse of Armistead's brigade on July 3rd, 1863), Sgt, Company E, 1st Minnesota "No useless coffin enclosed his breast,/Nor in sheet nor in shroud we bound him,/But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,/With his shelter tent around him." Inscription on the grave of Issac Taylor, Lieutenant, Company E, 1s
  10. Well I'm just going to go ahead and say that I want the next Ultimate General game to stick with the Civil War. It doesn't come up much, but I have a small interest in the period...
  11. This has been discussed at length in the Tester forum. Basically, almost no one played the multiplayer for UG:G, we're talking like 5%. While the single player was a huge hit, the multiplayer just didn't have the same staying power. The numbers rapidly dwindled, and UG:G essentially became an awesome single player game. For UG:CW, implementation of a multiplayer system would be extremely taxing for the developers, eat up months of time and resources, and necessitate the allocation of time and resources necessary to finishing and refining the game. All of this for a service which, objectively,
  12. Its coming, but it'll be a bit longer. It'll be good, you will like.
  13. I always name mine after friends Or, if I've had just a little to much rum, I give them more...creative names... ...those screenshots don't make it to the tester forums...
  14. I'm not sure if I'm the professor or Slathium is ;P This is basically a better answer then what I was going to give :P, as I had no direct examples. I would like to add some scattered thoughts: As far as I know, much of the cavalry on both sides fought dismounted by mid war. So far as I recall, Forrest's men were particularly noted for fighting this way and taking casualties similar to infantry. This suggests that while some cavalry did suffer similarly to infantry, enough did not so as to warrant the grisly plaudit. Although, it is important to note that while cavalry g
  15. This is a cool idea! Although, there is a problem that most of the battles in this game are not ones in which the USCT participated. The USCT were usually relegated to "backwater" departments, and were only given the honour of fighting in the Virginia department at the end of the war. I do believe they were with the AoP from Spotslyvannia through to the Petersburg Campaign. As they were with the IX Corps, the USCT portion of the AoP was moved to a different department after the Crater. The USCT division of the Army of the James would rejoin the AoP for Appomattox.
  16. You may also have a strong desire for oysters and dislike of the Appomattox river....
  17. Interesting, however I cannot say I agree. Stephen W. Sears spends a great deal of time in consideration of the Lost Order in "Antietam: A Landscape Turned Red." In the narrative, Sears explains that Lee only became aware of the Federals having any intelligence concerning the disposition of the ANV when a "Maryland Gentleman" present when McClellan received the intelligence, informed him. In truth, Lee did not know the exact nature of the intelligence leak, only that it had excited McClellan greatly, and the Young Napoleon now intended to attack. Given the disparity in numbers, this alone was
  18. I agree with the several methods of historiographical approach, but in the Civil War Era I am stressing that caution must be used. I'm not sure how posted you are in Civil War historiography. As a professional historian, I'm sure you'll agree that while there are universal elements to the broader study of historiography, individual historical periods also enjoy unique historiographical trends, problems, et cetera. As for the Special session, Congress did authorise Lincoln's actions, though perhaps I've mis-cited the particular event, though it was in the wake of the Special Session. Damnab
  19. I'm not sure I am following you. Are you familiar with the Dunning and Randall schools of post-Civil War historiography? I ask because the Civil War has a rather unique and complex historiography which may differ a great deal from Prussian military historiography.
  20. Actually Article I makes no such specification. While most of the powers in said Article refer to Congress, Articles are not explicitly ordered as such in the Constitution. Whether or not Article I is actually only in reference to Congress is still hotly debated by Constitutional scholars to this day. Regardless, Congress, who unimpeachablely do have this power, retroactively authorised all of the President's actions with respect to Article I Section 8 during their Special Session on July 4, 1861. Thus, making the question, in a phrase Lincoln would have used, "a pernicious abstraction." A
  21. Apologies accepted, I know you are not the type to be malicious. I do think that your summation of my views was a bit more unfair then amusing though. Perhaps I'm just being a bit testy lol. One of those days...
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