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RE: News from the Front. - 6/14/2007 7:28:52 AM   
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Gil- yes a Hall of Fame would preserve the hard work that is going into this AAR and hopefully others after it. An example of how far one can go with this type of narrative. Gray hunter has even added mis-spellings, fading and mis-spacing to produce a historical flavorof the times.


as stated the spelling is just my dyslexia. (the fading and poor spacing are intentional though)
I'll play with the contrast of the next one to make it a little easier to see. this is a learning process for me.

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/14/2007 6:32:27 PM   
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Don't worry about the mis-spelling, it is definitely historical.:)

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/16/2007 2:48:28 PM   
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RE: News from the Front. - 6/17/2007 2:40:39 PM   
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RE: News from the Front. - 6/18/2007 8:43:24 PM   
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Still looking good: paper and the war.

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/19/2007 2:08:03 AM   
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$.30 cents - this is an outrage!!!

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/19/2007 7:34:58 AM   
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thats wartime inflation for you.

(wondered when someone would notice that)

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/19/2007 8:34:16 PM   
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RE: News from the Front. - 6/20/2007 11:24:43 AM   
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So you made another journey through time to bring us back into January 1861?

You seem to give the governors what they are asking for this time, does it help?

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/21/2007 6:51:37 PM   
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So you made another journey through time to bring us back into January 1861?

You seem to give the governors what they are asking for this time, does it help?


Bugger. sorry did that one in a bit of a rush.
heres the next turn, you should be getting one a day at least from me for a few days now. (GF is going away) this ones a bloody one.


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RE: News from the Front. - 6/22/2007 8:01:16 PM   
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RE: News from the Front. - 6/23/2007 10:14:18 AM   
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RE: News from the Front. - 6/24/2007 4:35:29 PM   
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Very Quiet turn. :/

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/29/2007 2:55:22 PM   
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just to let you all know that some problems with the game are slwoing me down - I've had to refight the turn twice so far and i've still not got the AAr finished - it keeps crashing on Alt-tabbing so all I've done is lost.

VERY annoying, but i'm sure i'll get through it at some point.

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/29/2007 6:56:55 PM   
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Sounds like there are two battles going on.

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/30/2007 10:33:30 AM   
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Third time lucky.

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/30/2007 1:31:07 PM   
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Were the results different from the first two attempts?

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RE: News from the Front. - 6/30/2007 2:32:50 PM   
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Were the results different from the first two attempts?


yes in that I withdrew the Army in the West much sooner. in the second turn the battle ended up as a 10,000 lossed on each side Union victory. this time I saw that i wasn't going to be able to win the battle as most of the Union force was on the far side of the town, and my lines would break up and get hammered.

I thought about redoing the turn completely to avoid the battle, but that was far to much like cheating, I made a bad choice, and now I have to live by it.

In the East though it was quite different - in the second turn the battle I got to involved at least three Union divisions, instead of the one, and was turning into a proper battle rather than the mass surrounding you see above.

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RE: News from the Front. - 7/25/2007 2:02:06 AM   
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<--- wonders what happened to Grey and his wonder AAR

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RE: News from the Front. - 7/25/2007 4:42:41 AM   
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Yeah. Someone get the Sergeant-at-Arms and have him dragged back here.


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RE: News from the Front. - 8/23/2007 5:51:21 PM   
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I just found this and even tho it's a quart to 1am and I have work tomorrow,  I just couldn't stop reading~!

The quality is simply unmatched in ANY game report I have EVER seen and it's just such a pleasure to read.

I thank you for creating this.

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RE: News from the Front. - 8/23/2007 11:48:00 PM   
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"Good Burger"?!?

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RE: News from the Front. - 8/29/2007 1:14:01 AM   
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Well, Grey Hunter ... I've heard of building up anticipation for something but almost 2 months since your last AAR update? Makes me a sad puppy .. it was just soooo good. :)

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RE: News from the Front. - 9/7/2007 11:23:43 PM   
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Hi Guys.

Sorry, but this is on indefinate hold at the moment, for a couple of reasons, one being that Vista doesn't like me alt tabbing between the game and photoshop. playing a battle only to have the game crash after an hour of work is a little soul destroying. I could work past it, but my personal life has gone a little manic, and I currently don't have the time or inclination to battle through the problems.

that said, the games still on my HD, the saves still intact and all the files are there, so I'll probibly get back to it at some point, just not for a while

I'm glad you enjoyed it. and I really do intent to compleate it at some point, its just that I don't have the time. but by that point I'm going to need to re-read the thing just to refresh myself ;) 

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RE: News from the Front. - 9/8/2007 4:11:25 PM   
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OK. I Lied.

I got to thinking about this last night, and I thought to myself - thats just quitting! that and my Girlfriends abandoning me to see her family for two weeks, and I have one of those weeks off myself, now seems like a good time to get back to it.
that and some of the new updates in the last month seem to have solved some of the Alt-tab problems i was having. so here it is. turn 19!



not promising how long this will last. but I can at least give it a go.


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RE: News from the Front. - 9/8/2007 7:41:24 PM   
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Its like the bloody busses. you wait months for one, then two turn up at once.

(for those americans reading, this is a slight exaggeration, in the Uk, you do not have to wait months for a bus to turn up, they normally arrive within a couple of weeks)

Also, although the writers of Forge of Freedom are playing down the spencers, they scare me silly, hurry up france, theres a war awaiting!

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RE: News from the Front. - 9/9/2007 4:02:57 PM   
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that was a fun battle, one of those when the moral starts even and you have to rely on the troops. If i had had more supply then I could have turned it. as it turned out, it was a bloody defeat, but I forced the US to call the troops away from New Orleans - so a strategic victory.

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RE: News from the Front. - 9/9/2007 5:03:44 PM   
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Grey Hunter, it's good to see this AAR back. Regarding your Vista problems with ALT-TABbing, I'm told that a program called "King Kong" lets one take multiple screenshots before having to paste them, so this might solve your problem. I believe it's freeware.


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RE: News from the Front. - 9/9/2007 8:14:12 PM   
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Thanks Gil, but either the windows vista updates or the new graphics drivers seem to have solved the problem to the point where I can continue - I've only had one problem so far, and all I needed to do to fix that was alt tab out and back again.

dammit, not sure what happened to the casualty figures there. must be more careful. national wills wrong as well.

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RE: News from the Front. - 9/10/2007 7:53:57 PM   
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