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Historical Units - 11/13/2011 9:29:14 PM   

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I have bought the game and am trying to understand it (learn to play). I am a bit of a historical nut and right off have noticed some irregularities.

1. Gen Price is in Arkansas not Springfield, Mo. His troops are not Missouri troops, but are Arkansas troops and Louisianan troops. Where is the Missouri State Guard? Gen. Price lead Missouri troops throughout the war. The first and second Missouri brigades contributed enormously to the southern cause, but in this game do they not exist? Gen. McCullough doesn't have any Texas troops?
Mananas is represented, but not Wilson's Creek??? It seams Missouri is lost right off the bat, when in actuality there was a fierce struggle in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.
Missouri troops made contributions east of the Mississippi throughout the war. Vicksburg, Atlanta, and even some cavalry was sent to Virginia.
2. Gen Stuart is leading Texas Cavalry not Virginian cavalry. Was there ever Texan cavalry in Virginia?
3. Gen Longstreet is not leading Virginian Infantry at Mananas.

I am assuming border states do not provide troops unless that state is controlled by one side or the other? If that is so, then that is a shame.
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RE: Historical Units - 11/15/2011 5:20:10 PM   
Joel Billings

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Rule 15.2.2 deals with how population points go to each side, so border states can produce recruits for both sides, and it's the manpower that matters.

There is a lot of abstraction in the game, and we never attempted to name the starting units based on history. We simply divided up the starting units in some way based on the populations of the various states.


All understanding comes after the fact.
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RE: Historical Units - 11/20/2011 2:24:37 PM   

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It's a good game.  I have had it for a week or so, and so far, it is pretty good.  I haven't seen any border state units yet, but the game is not set up to be exactly historical when it comes to units.  The generals attributes do seem to be more important and historical.

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