Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

The Manual

 
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] >> English Civil War >> The Manual Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
The Manual - 5/11/2017 9:19:04 PM   
theprisoner

 

Posts: 10
Joined: 4/21/2017
Status: offline
Many spelling mistakes in the manual and on the game map and I have only read the first few pages. Do you want these to be listed here or are you aware of them?

< Message edited by theprisoner -- 5/11/2017 9:56:37 PM >
Post #: 1
RE: The Manual - 5/12/2017 5:33:03 AM   
Leibst


Posts: 215
Joined: 1/13/2010
Status: offline
List them here please. I will report them to Slitherine department in charge of this.

_____________________________

Designer of AGEOD & HQ English Civil War, Thirty Years War and España:1936
http://headquarter.es/wp/

(in reply to theprisoner)
Post #: 2
RE: The Manual - 5/12/2017 9:30:57 AM   
theprisoner

 

Posts: 10
Joined: 4/21/2017
Status: offline
I am delighted you have created an ECW game and admire the work that has gone into it. These comments are meant to be helpful, not just to be critical.

Spelling and other errors in the Manual

Page 7

"King Charles", not (and never) "the King Charles".
"Parliamentarians" not "Paliamentarians"
"Meanwhile Parliament appointed the Earl of Essex" is better than "the Parliament"
"country" not "countrie"
"Hopton Heath" not "Hpton Heath"

The siege and capture of Bristol by Prince Rupert and the failure to capture Gloucester were enormously important but are not mentioned. Instead you mention the rather less battle of Winceby.

Page 8
"the Royalists" not "the Royalist"
"King Charles" not "the king Charles"

Page 9
"Newcastle" not "Newcasttle"

In the Tutorial / Map


"West Wycombe" not "West Wycombie". I don't know why this rather small village should be the main strategic centre between London and Oxford - the key towns were Reading (besieged early in 1643) and Aylesbury.

When you hold a mouse over West Wycombe it is described as "West Wycombre"

I don't understand why the city of Reading is an district called Newbury (others have commented on this in the forums). The towns of Reading and Newbury are 25km apart.

"Cunningham" not "Cunigham"

Where is the great border fortress town of Berwick? Why Ashington in its place?

(in reply to Leibst)
Post #: 3
RE: The Manual - 5/16/2017 6:06:29 PM   
DEB


Posts: 686
Joined: 1/29/2005
From: Bristol , England
Status: offline
So, the manual can be corrected / reprinted ???

I will believe that only when I see it...

(in reply to Leibst)
Post #: 4
RE: The Manual - 5/16/2017 7:57:49 PM   
altipueri

 

Posts: 669
Joined: 11/14/2009
Status: offline
Print it out and use a red crayon to mark the bits that offend you.

(in reply to DEB)
Post #: 5
RE: The Manual - 5/16/2017 8:34:21 PM   
DEB


Posts: 686
Joined: 1/29/2005
From: Bristol , England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: altipueri

Print it out and use a red crayon to mark the bits that offend you.


Moronic !

(in reply to altipueri)
Post #: 6
RE: The Manual - 5/17/2017 7:59:27 AM   
altipueri

 

Posts: 669
Joined: 11/14/2009
Status: offline
The Battlefields Trust seem to think Winceby quite significant:

"The battle of Winceby is one of the lesser battles of the civil war, with no more than 6000 troops engaged, but its significance far outweighs its scale. For parliament’s Eastern Association army from East Anglia this was their first major campaign. It was also the first nationally important victory for Cromwell’s cavalry and the first action in which he fought side by side with Sir Thomas Fairfax, with whom in the New Model Army he would finally destroy the royalist cause in 1645-6.

In this battle, which lasted no more than half an hour, followed by many hours of pursuit, the parliamentarians destroyed a combined force of royalist cavalry and dragoons from Lincolnshire and Newark. The victory was so swift and complete that the Association infantry did not even have time to engage the enemy. The outcome was the fall of much of the county of Lincolnshire to parliament and a halting of the royalist ascendancy in the region."

From: http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=48


Lots of other stuff on that site too.

(in reply to DEB)
Post #: 7
RE: The Manual - 5/17/2017 8:17:43 AM   
theprisoner

 

Posts: 10
Joined: 4/21/2017
Status: offline
Yes, I am not saying it was not important. I am saying that the campaign in the west country that culminated in the siege of Gloucester (and led directly to the first battle of Newbury) was of much greater significance. It marked the point at which the war turned into a stalemate into which the intervention of troops from Scotland and Ireland became decisive.

(in reply to altipueri)
Post #: 8
RE: The Manual - 5/17/2017 10:19:10 PM   
DEB


Posts: 686
Joined: 1/29/2005
From: Bristol , England
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: altipueri

The Battlefields Trust seem to think Winceby quite significant:

"The battle of Winceby is one of the lesser battles of the civil war, with no more than 6000 troops engaged, but its significance far outweighs its scale. For parliament’s Eastern Association army from East Anglia this was their first major campaign. It was also the first nationally important victory for Cromwell’s cavalry and the first action in which he fought side by side with Sir Thomas Fairfax, with whom in the New Model Army he would finally destroy the royalist cause in 1645-6.

In this battle, which lasted no more than half an hour, followed by many hours of pursuit, the parliamentarians destroyed a combined force of royalist cavalry and dragoons from Lincolnshire and Newark. The victory was so swift and complete that the Association infantry did not even have time to engage the enemy. The outcome was the fall of much of the county of Lincolnshire to parliament and a halting of the royalist ascendancy in the region."

From: http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=48


Lots of other stuff on that site too.


Interesting historical stuff. But your point is ( in relation to my previous post/s ) ???

EDIT : Aah ! I get it, you replied to me instead of theprisoner !

[ For future reference, it helps other posters understand you better if you click on the appropriate reply button ( or the appropriate quote button )... ]


< Message edited by DEB -- 5/17/2017 10:25:35 PM >

(in reply to altipueri)
Post #: 9
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> English Civil War >> The Manual 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

0.156