Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

PBEM 2 Player Force Control?

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Wars of Napoleon >> PBEM 2 Player Force Control? Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/8/2015 1:59:31 PM   
Marcus_Antonius

 

Posts: 79
Joined: 8/20/2007
Status: offline
Game looks great.

One question: it seems that in a 2 player grand campaign the Allied player can only control the forces of one nation. That means the French will be fighting AI coalitions mostly?

This seems like a real weakness if it is the case. Shouldn't the Allied player control all the forces of an active coalition against France?
Post #: 1
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/9/2015 7:11:49 PM   
YohanTM


Posts: 114
Joined: 9/30/2013
Status: offline
That would be a big concern for me as I plan to play PBEM

(in reply to Marcus_Antonius)
Post #: 2
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/9/2015 8:22:31 PM   
Aurelian

 

Posts: 4045
Joined: 2/26/2007
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: a_gonatas

Shouldn't the Allied player control all the forces of an active coalition against France?


No they shouldn't.

_____________________________


(in reply to Marcus_Antonius)
Post #: 3
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/12/2015 4:05:58 PM   
Marcus_Antonius

 

Posts: 79
Joined: 8/20/2007
Status: offline
Kind of kills the two player campaign thing then...

(in reply to Aurelian)
Post #: 4
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/13/2015 7:14:55 PM   
Ironclad

 

Posts: 1917
Joined: 11/22/2006
Status: offline
Someone asked if they could play a couple of countries. Official answer was yes, so I presume more could be played. You do it like playing a pbem game - each separately entered.

(in reply to Marcus_Antonius)
Post #: 5
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/13/2015 7:26:16 PM   
loki100


Posts: 5659
Joined: 10/20/2012
From: Utlima Thule
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: a_gonatas

Kind of kills the two player campaign thing then...


not really. These were coalitions and up to 1813 the anti-French coalition fell apart quite often - sometimes due to defeat but also to do with shifting goals.

you can also tell your coalition partner where to concentrate and focus and the concept of expeditionary forces helps. But there was a good reason why Napoleon felt that fighting as part of an alliance was a handicap

_____________________________


(in reply to Marcus_Antonius)
Post #: 6
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/13/2015 7:43:29 PM   
gwgardner

 

Posts: 5453
Joined: 4/7/2006
Status: online
A player can play more than one country. Save your turn for one country, exit out to the main menu, reload the saved game, choosing another country to play. Do that until you've played all the countries you want to, then hit 'end turn.' The AI will play the countries you don't play.

(in reply to loki100)
Post #: 7
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 12/22/2015 5:41:31 PM   
HMSWarspite

 

Posts: 1393
Joined: 4/13/2002
From: Bristol, UK
Status: offline
Not got WoN, but giving the British player all countries on the coalition side to play just destroys the history of the game... it becomes 'everyone pick on France' game, which is very boring for them. Britain did not have an absolute empire like control, she cajoled and bribed and coerced and then went quiet when it all fell apart, rinsed and repeated, for many years - until 1812 in fact. Not having control of allies seems much more realistic. This isn't 1941!

_____________________________

I have a cunning plan, My Lord

(in reply to gwgardner)
Post #: 8
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 1/2/2016 6:14:23 PM   
waltero


Posts: 211
Joined: 1/24/2008
From: Alaska
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: HMSWarspite

Not got WoN, but giving the British player all countries on the coalition side to play just destroys
the history of the game... it becomes 'everyone pick on France' game, which is very boring for them.
Britain did not have an absolute empire like control, she cajoled and bribed and coerced and then went
quiet when it all fell apart, rinsed and repeated, for many years - until 1812 in fact. Not having control
of allies seems much more realistic. This isn't 1941!



I do not have WoN. From my understanding you do not have to give the British player all the countries?
I have played many games of the Napoleonic Era. It always seems to be Everybody against France...Napoleon can handle it

The 1st Coalition (1792-1797): Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, Spain, Piedmont.
The 2nd Coalition (1798-1801): Russia, Britain, Austria, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Naples, Vatican.
The 3rd Coalition (1805): Austria, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden.
The 4th Coalition (1806-1807): Prussia, Saxony, Russia.
The 5th Coalition (1809): Great Britain and Austria.
The 6th Coalition (1812-1814): Great Britain and Russia, joined by Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.
The 7th Coalition (1815): Great Britain, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.

Before a final victory against Napoleon, five of seven coalitions saw defeat at the hands of France.


Not necessarily everybody against France, rather Napoleon against all...Hardly boring






< Message edited by waltero -- 1/2/2016 8:26:54 PM >

(in reply to HMSWarspite)
Post #: 9
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 1/2/2016 9:03:12 PM   
gw15


Posts: 804
Joined: 3/21/2010
Status: offline
AH War and Peace board game is 2 player but handled the coalition issue with diplomacy rules and modifiers to die rolls on activating countries, etc. Worked fairly well.

(in reply to waltero)
Post #: 10
RE: PBEM 2 Player Force Control? - 1/2/2016 9:43:05 PM   
Aurelian

 

Posts: 4045
Joined: 2/26/2007
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: waltero

quote:

ORIGINAL: HMSWarspite

Not got WoN, but giving the British player all countries on the coalition side to play just destroys
the history of the game... it becomes 'everyone pick on France' game, which is very boring for them.
Britain did not have an absolute empire like control, she cajoled and bribed and coerced and then went
quiet when it all fell apart, rinsed and repeated, for many years - until 1812 in fact. Not having control
of allies seems much more realistic. This isn't 1941!



I do not have WoN. From my understanding you do not have to give the British player all the countries?
I have played many games of the Napoleonic Era. It always seems to be Everybody against France...Napoleon can handle it

The 1st Coalition (1792-1797): Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, Spain, Piedmont.
The 2nd Coalition (1798-1801): Russia, Britain, Austria, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Naples, Vatican.
The 3rd Coalition (1805): Austria, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden.
The 4th Coalition (1806-1807): Prussia, Saxony, Russia.
The 5th Coalition (1809): Great Britain and Austria.
The 6th Coalition (1812-1814): Great Britain and Russia, joined by Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.
The 7th Coalition (1815): Great Britain, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria, German States.

Before a final victory against Napoleon, five of seven coalitions saw defeat at the hands of France.


Not necessarily everybody against France, rather Napoleon against all...Hardly boring







Five of the seven fell apart because each member had their own goals, diplomacy, etc.

Hard to get Austrian forces to join the invasion of Russia if it's controlled by the UK.

Even harder to get Austria to surrender if the UK player doesn't sign any treaty.


_____________________________


(in reply to waltero)
Post #: 11
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Wars of Napoleon >> PBEM 2 Player Force Control? Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.115