From: Bedfordshire UK
I think that I had problems with the original game, but it works OK in 'Windows 10', when patched to v3.04 and v3.05. However, the real game changer is Chemkid's counter and map mods, which transform the game.
Glad the AARs helped and away from home right now on an extended driving tour, so delayed in updating the turns, but using the time to read up on the Ulm Campaign, in preparation for running one of those scenarios.
It is impressive to see how closely the game matches the decision processes faced by the commanders of the day.
Also pleasing to see that even the great Napoleon was making mistakes just like me. During the 1805 Ulm Campaign he decided, incorrectly, that the Austrians were in retreat from ULM and told Ney to expect only 3,000, or 4,000 enemy troops on his front. However, Ney was facing the main Austrian army, which had not moved.
Same thing happened before ECKMUHL 1809, with Davout frantically trying to convince the Emperor that the main Austrian army was heading for REGENSBERG, whilst Napoleon was chasing shadows further East and again in 1806, when Davout faced the main Prussian army at AUERSTADT, whilst Napoleon was exaggerating the forces he faced at JENA on the same day.
The game nicely reproduces these uncertainties.
< Message edited by Rasputitsa -- 9/1/2017 11:45:01 PM >
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