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While I understand you have the game set up in a way that allows me to be the Ultimate General, where I just give orders and the units do all the formations themselves. I still feel as if I have very little control over the battlefield. This is due to the fact that formations are very difficult to create on the battlefield without maneuvering each regiment on their own into the formation you want. Keeping them in that formation is a nightmare!! I would like to see options for brigade formations implanted. It would be helpful to be able to set up formations within the "camp" menu so we can click on that option while on the battlefield and all the regiments form up into the brigade formation. The way this could be done in game for a more realistic feel is to have the options in the commanding general menu for the brigade. Maybe I want the brigade to form into one big line so I can attack with my line being as wide as possible. Maybe I want three regiments up front and two in reserve in the back. Depending on how big the brigade is, the formations would be carried out. Maybe I have a brigade that has only two regiments, so the best option is almost always a full line for attack. A brigade with three regiments could form up with two regiments in the front and one of them in the middle rear as reserves. An option to set all my units in column formation while marching on the road would give my marching units a speed bonus while in column formation and on the road. The general would be out in front and when they get closer to the battlefield, I would be able to click on the general and click on a formation option to set up an attack formation I want. It would be fun for us in the camp menu to make our own formations that can be implemented on the battlefield. As far as individual regiment formations, I should be able to click on one regiment and have basic options. Such as wheel right or left so I can face them easily to a flanking enemy without having to maneuver my mouse all over the place. I can set open formation so they spread out a little, but still maintain their ranks. This way it would give them a speed bonus while maneuvering though wooded area's, but their concentrated firepower would be effected. A skirmish formation would be nice as well, to allow me to spread out the line as far it it would go for less contradicted firepower but a more maneuverable unit. It is basically the men are spread out in a row of two at least 10 paces apart, the front group fires and the back group moves forward to become the front group and fires. A leap frog type of maneuvering. A lot of times a brigade formation would throw out a company or two of skirmishers in front of the main advancing line in order to draw the fire away from the main line. That could be a way to set up a brigade formation as well. I hope you can implement more options for troop deployments, the game is fun but maneuvering individual regiments all the time gets tedious. Options within each generals menu to form up a brigade fast would be very helpful. Also just as a quick afterthought. Have an option to attach a regiment to a brigade. Say a regiment from another brigade is on their own due to the brigade being wiped out, it's still combat effective and can just quickly be attached to another brigade for the rest of the battle. One last thing. I have not played the campaign a lot so I really don't know if you modeled different uniforms. A lot of Civil War units had different uniforms, it would be cool to see that implemented into the game. What would be REALLY cool is if you guys could have a uniform editor within the camp menu. This way I could edit uniforms for a regiment that I really like and I could always see them on the battlefield. Being that the campaign is my campaign and not necessarily historically accurate, I think that would be very cool. In preset historical battles make the uniforms accurate. In short, give me more formation options that were historically accurate or allow me to build formations within the camp menu. Give me more historically accurate uniforms in preset historical battles and let me edit uniforms when I play a none historical campaign. Thank you guys for all the hard work you are putting into this game. I was really itching for a good Civil War game and this game really scratches that itch! ;-p
Need help naming your brigades for historical accuracy or some custom names? Let me know what you think. Here are some helpful names: Confederate: 1.McGowan's Brigade 2.Brockenbrough's Brigade 3.Pettigrew's Brigade 4.Archer's Brigade 5. Scales' Brigade 6. Hood's Texas Brigade or Hood's Brigade and Texas Brigade 7. Western Confederate Brigade 8. Orphan Brigade 9. 1st Missouri Brigade 10. Stonewall Brigade or 1st Brigade or both 11. Alabama Brigade 12. Louisiana Tigers 13. Shelby's Iron Brigade (Cavalry) 14. Grey Wolves Brigade 15. Butternut Brigade 16.State Brigade (Virginia, Arkansas, etc) 17. Rebel's Brigade 18. 1776 Brigade 19. Blackbeard's Brigade (Yes the Pirate) 20. 1st- Brigade/Battalion/Volunteer/Regular/Reserve/etc 21. Lee's Brigade 22. Longstreet's Brigade 23. Cross Brigade 24. The Bloody Brigade 25. Red Brigade 26. Confederate Irish Brigade 27. Johnny Reb's Boys 28. Wild Hogs Brigade (Arkansas) 29. Old Horse Brigade (Cavalry) 30. Mississippi Brigade (Barksdale's Brigade) 31. Rattlesnake Brigade 32. (Your Name) Brigade 33. Sic Semper Tyrannis Brigade 34. Manassas Brigade or 1st and 2nd Manassas Brigade 35. Shenandoah Brigade 36. Washington's Brigade 37. Cardinal Brigade 38. Raven Brigade Union: 1.Vermont Brigade or 1st Vermont Brigade use both if wanted 2.2nd Vermont Brigade 3.Gibraltar Brigade 4.Philadelphia Brigade 5.Irish Brigade 6.Excelsior Brigade 7.Michigan Brigade (cavalry) 8. Lightning Mule Brigade 9. Lightning Brigade (mounted Infantry) 10. Iron Brigade/Eastern Iron Brigade/Western Iron Brigade 11. 1st- U.S. infantry/artillery/cavalry/sharpshooters 12. 1st- U.S. Volunteers 13. 1st- U.S. Reserves 14. 1st- U.S. Battalion 15. U.S. Marines 16. Lincoln's Brigade 17. State Brigades (Ohio, Indiana, New York, etc) 18. Highlander Brigade 19. Polish Legion (regiment from new york but it works) 20. German Legion 21. Fire Brigade 22. Blue Coats Brigade (British Brigade) 23. Celtic Brigade 24. Republican Brigade 25. Freedom Brigade 26. Eagle Brigade 27. Sumter Brigade 28. 1783 Brigade 29. America Brigade 30. Stars Brigade 31. California Column 32. Mississippi Marine Brigade 33. Spinola brigade 34. U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade 35. (Your Name) Brigade 36. Blue Jay Brigade 37. Crow's Brigade 38. Robin's Brigade
The rating of units in this game is a bit confusing, brigades with the same number of stars often seem to have dispirit levels of usefulness (this seems particularly prevalent in the Army of the Patomic). For example, Cutler's brigade seems to be almost on par with the iron brigade despite having only 2 stars, but Baxter's brigade and the bucktails seem much less effective even though they also have 2 stars, is there more going on under the hood than just the star rating? Do the 200-300 extra men that cutler has make that huge a difference? Or am I just imagining things? Disclaimer, I have only really played as the Confederates for the most part. Am I just using baxter and the bucktails wrong? I try to keeps the enemy at arms length in a firefight and avoid melee, should I be more aggressive?