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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Abatis and FOW

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:33 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 5821


While I agree the side the abatis belonged to should know where all of them are, I don't completely agree with the enemy being able to see them before they stumble into them without doing some recon first. We sometimes forget that turn based games are trying to simulate more than just fog of war and...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Infantry Melee Calvary

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:06 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 9694


Unfortunately the game's handling is pretty simplistic. While infantry couldn't melee cavalry, or at least, initiate the melee since cavalry could just ride away, it also couldn't be stopped by mounted cavalry. Horses just aren't much of a blocking force to a 58 caliber bullet.[:D] Probably a better...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Infantry in column allowed to melee?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 7200


<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Scott Schlitte</i> <br />So from a design perspective of the current game engine, which would be easier to put in a patch - an even more severe fire combat modifier ag...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Infantry in column allowed to melee?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:34 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 7200


Both BG and HPS games give the firer a bonus for firing at a target that is in column. The problem come in when people use the column to move a large number of regiments quickly down a road and assault a position without changing to line. All of a sudden regiments can move 12 hexes and melee a posit...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Infantry in column allowed to melee?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:35 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 7200


Actually attack by column of division or company was used and was the preferred method if the column could approach with some cover since it was the ideal formation for rushing a position. The largest one being probably being the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania where Hancock's corps was formed in colum...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Game balance

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:11 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 3927


HPS and Battleground games generally favor the attacker in that it only requires a slight advantage in numbers for an attacker to take a position. That said, individual scenarios may dramaticly change the chance of winning due to position, length or VP hexes. Also, artillery is so powerful in Battle...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Finally ...

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:31 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 4030


Ok, I'm confused. You are talking about Battleground Shiloh? The half strength defense fire was an HPS invention I didn't think it existed in any Battleground games. <font color="orange">Correction: I didn't scroll down far enough in the posts. It is an HPS game. This will help the Turn based but I ...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Poll: Disruption by routing through in HPS games

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:24 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 12965


I vote #2, artillery has taken enough beating in rule changes it needs something favorable. Also, think that the disrupt to infantry should not be automatic but based on a morale check. Even better factoring in unit sizes (1000 men routing through 100 more likely to cause disorder than reverse). Per...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Best "unknown" General

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:43 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 10235


Add my two cents worth[:D] To the not really unknown but unpromoted catagory I would put Gen. Cleburne. He should have commanded the Army of Tennessee. To the underutilized catagory I would put Gen. Forest. He should have been given command of at least all cavalry in the West if not an army. To the ...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Info needed for Chancellorsville Scn

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:22 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4203


I took a quick look at these two scenarios you are considering. Afraid only Hooker could lose these battles[:D]. Barring using the old Avalon Hill Hooker rule (half way through the game the Union player has to sit still while the Rebel player hits him upside the head with a 2x4, Union player must th...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Enemy Intelligence

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:49 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 5069


In the campaign games I consider the army structure common knowledge. That is, if you run into so and so's brigade you know what division and Corps it is attached too. In Gettysburg I have the 20,000+ scenarios downloaded so while I have played it enough to know generally what's out there I still do...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Campaign Gettysburg Alternate Scenarios

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 3:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2854


Maybe they are getting ready to redo them to fix the bug but I was thinking someone else had broken them up into smaller zip files and that might be still around. Lynn Answer is maybe and depends on some of the branches in the campaign tree. I am not sure where the branch is though but in one of my ...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Campaign Gettysburg Alternate Scenarios

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:41 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2854


Does anyone have a link to a site for downloading the 20,000+ alternate campaign scenarios for CG? Seem to have lost the link.

BG. Kennon Whitehead
Chatham Grays
III Corps, AoM (CSA)

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Moderated MP game

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 1:50 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 6150


Cadet Brown, Don't be put off to much by the caps thing, its just something you should know about using the internet. According to internet etiquette (whoever makes up these rules?) caps in posts or emails is supposedly the equivalent of shouting[:0] and its hard to read[:D]. I was looking further t...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Moderated MP game

Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 7:51 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 6150


You do need a copy of HPS's Corinth to play this one.

And, does anyone really want to be Gen. Howard?[xx(]

BG. Kennon Whitehead
Chatham Grays
III Corps, AoM (CSA)
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