ORIGINAL: british exil
New here. Just been playing for a few days now and starting to grasp the game. Used to playing IGOUGO games, got to change my thinking.
Quite a few steps to take before I really get a hang of the game. I'm playing as the US as it is a little easier than CSA.
Being from the other side of the globe, I don't really have that much info on the civil war. Only know a few of the generals, from history books or other games 2nd Manassas or Gettysburg. Can anyone tell which books I should read to get a basic understanding of who was who?
Also how should I build my Divisions? What kind of Regiments should I include in a Division?
And also with what weapons should I arm my troops? When should I upgrade my units?
Would be great to hear a few comments to help me increase the fun of playing a new game.
Thanks in advance
Thanks for your post. Regarding Civil War books, the one volume that people tend to recommend is "Battle Cry of Freedom," for which there are both illustrated (= maps?) and unillustrated editions available to you on Amazon.de. To learn about the battles, though not so much the people involved, "The Civil War Battlefield Guide" is an excellent publication. You should also, of course, look at the 250 in-game bios of generals that we provide, which will tell you the essentials and give you an excellent feel for the different types of men who ended up commanding at the level of brigadier general or higher.
As for weapons, one piece of advice is that you want to give your best and most expensive weapons to your best units -- not only because they'll do more damage, but because if you lose a battle there's less of a chance that they'll drop their weapons while fleeing. It's really annoying when you are playing the South and you spend some of what little money you have on Lorenzes for a brigade, and the brigade then loses them. (This feature, by the way, models historical reality: the South got a lot of its weapons and ammo by picking up what the Yankees had dropped or left behind.)
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