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 Forum: American Civil War   Topic: General John Buford

 Post subject: General John Buford
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:11 am 

Replies: 1
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Book by Edward G. Longacre. Just finished reading this book, interesting biography on John Buford. Covers his army service fairly well something I wanted to learn more about as you seldom see him mentioned except in references to Gettysburg. The author had to rely a lot on the writings of others who...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: June Results for the Total War Challenge

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:49 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 354


The newer members wouldn't know how much work the early admin people put in. Ernie was here when I joined in 1999, I believe he was commanding the AotO then. All the info now stored in the DoR was kept by the admin people in spreadsheets, your game start and end notices, were done by email. Websites...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Union Webpage Errors

 Post subject: Union Webpage Errors
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:40 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 292


Gentlemen, If any Union officer sees an error in any of the Union webpages feel free to email me and it will be corrected in the next update. All the pages I have worked on should have Maintained by Ken Miller near the bottom of the page. My name should provide a link to my email, just remember the ...

 Forum: WDS/JTS Campaign Antietam   Topic: Antietam

 Post subject: Re: Antietam
Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 8:29 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 543


I've played this game several times, and this time my opponent chose to pull troops off the board to the north, which makes a historical joke of the entire situation of the battle. yes, it was a good tactical move but strategically made a mockery of the entire battle. anyone who understand the real...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Lee's Meeting with Davis

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 12:00 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1134


Yes, that was a fatal flaw. There were a few occasions where the CSA came close to doing that but that thinking also led to the result at Gettysburg. My view is that Longstreet's strategic thinking was more likely to bring victory. A friend of mine and I used to play Victory Games "The Civil W...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Rating the Generals: Part 24 of 24 (Phil Sheridan)

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:54 am 

Replies: 111
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I always liked Rhett Butler's comment, "All We Got Is Cotton, Slaves, and Arrogance."

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Question/Poll

 Post subject: Re: Question/Poll
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:29 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3164


In line with what Ken Miller has posted, I have encountered situations where the replay I view is from a different game -- my opponent apparently has more than one going. The .BTE subsequently opens to the correct game, which is also the situation if I skip the replay. Do not know the sequence of e...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Question/Poll

 Post subject: Re: Question/Poll
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:50 am 

Replies: 19
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I have found that not closing an application can produce problems with files, especially the replay file. When doing pbem I have always closed the program to make sure all files are closed and exited properly. I often play several game turns one after another when I have multiple turns come in at th...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Slight twist to an old topic of debate WRT the ACW\

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:24 am 

Replies: 8
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I recall reading Lee had been considering reducing the size of the corps and adding a third to the ANV before Jackson's wounding, he thought the Corps were too big to be controlled by a single commander and the small staffs the confederacy had at the time. So now you have two what if's should Jackso...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Copying installer files?

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:30 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1764


I have copied my installer files to both a flash drive and a usb back up drive without any problems, backup both mine and my wife's pc to the usb drive. In fact when I bought a new pc I installed all my my games from the installers on my back up having uninstalled them from the old pc. Started insta...

 Forum: Opponent Finder - Non sanctioned Club wargames   Topic: Panzer Campaign or Battles Game Anyone?

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:51 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 929


Field Lieutenant Jansen, I have both games, very familiar with PzC games being a former member of the old PzC club and Blitz member. Have played the PzB Normandy campaign against the AI and a couple smaller scenarios pbem. You can pick game, scenario and side, I normally use default rules as those a...

 Forum: American Civil War   Topic: Grant

 Post subject: Re: Grant
Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:36 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1321


I read Ron Chernow's book "Grant" when it was released, thought it was a well done biography. Wasn't aware of White's biography, "American Ulysses" will look in to it. Also haven't read Charles C. Calhoun’s 2017 "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant". Chernow goes into hi...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Panzer Club

 Post subject: Re: Panzer Club
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:27 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1164


If you are interested in playing PzC or PB games you can post in the Opponent Finder- Non sanctioned Club wargames.
Another option would be the Blitz, a lot of Tiller/WDS players there.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gunboat Losses in the Victory Dialogue

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:12 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 780


This was a change put in for Forgotten Campaigns. The addition of an armor rating was also put in for this game.
You now get VP both for destroying the guns on the ships and the ships themselves.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Club History

 Post subject: Re: Club History
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:54 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 3088


Ernie, I thought Don Adams did some of the final DoR work at Tiller Con I, seemed to recall him working on his laptop there during gaming breaks and did a search on the forum and I was correct. Here is the announcement of the activation of the DoR at the forum. https://wargame.ch/board/acwgc/viewtop...
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