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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Artillery Ammunition

 Post subject: Re: Artillery Ammunition
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:17 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 143


The game engine does not track artillery ammo by the battery. I have seen systems that did so. I actually still have a copy of the artillery ammo chart for the Gettysburg '77 boardgame advanced rules. Basically each battery had enough ammo to fire both offensively and defensively for just over 2 hou...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Welcome new UNION Cabinet Secretary

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:50 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 374


Would have been here sooner but there have been some things that needed my attention on the home front.
Here is the message I sent to Scott and the election committee when we were given the news.

Scott,

Congratulations, the members have spoken and I'm sure you'll do your best for the club.

Ken

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Some old friends

 Post subject: Re: Some old friends
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:14 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 338


My friend and I played many a game of Devil's Den before moving on to Yaquinto's Battles and Leaders. If Chickamauga is the one we played with the command point system governing unit commitment it was one of the best ACW systems for producing the historical ebb and flow of battles. You could not att...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Grant mini series on History Channel Tonight

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:38 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 413


Watched the first two parts, plan to watch the last installment tonite, I have On Demand and I can watch it when I want. I've read Grant's Memoirs and Simpson's and Chernow's books on Grant. Glad to see he's finally getting some of the credit he deserves after the efforts of the 'Lost Cause' authors...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Did Jackson's Valley Campaign End Slavery?

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:25 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 321


Sorry gentlemen. Couldnt help but overhear your conversation. General Mills, it couldnt be any worse than Turetledoves "Guns of The Confederacy", Im sure, sir. Sir, I believe you may have combined a couple titles here, Turtledove's book 'Guns of the South' and "Firearms Of The Confed...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Change the course of history?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:38 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 371


If you have studied the Civil War you will find in many of the larger battles the Union had casualty rates that were in the 20% range. One of the costliest major battles for them was Stone's River where both sides suffered over 30% casualties. Although there were several battles where the Union suff...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gen Ken Miller Campaign For UNION SECRETARY-

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 458


Many of the new members may not know me as I just returned from two years on the Reserve/Retired list. I am or was an electronics tech, I retired in 2016 after 36 years with US Steel. I live about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pa with my wife who's put up with me and my wargaming ways for 45 years n...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gen Dortch and Gen Eichelberger gone fishing

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:41 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 581


Sounds like something a fellow I met in the Corps would say, but he was from Huntsville, Alabama.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Do you think this would be a good thing?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:13 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1092


To the best of my knowledge the only Tiller game that includes a force march option is the TWIE series.
In those some infantry units can force march at the risk of taking losses.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: A Different Type of Game - CLOSED

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:48 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 827


General Hecht, ADF is not required to be ON when playing in Turn Mode, in that mode it is a default rule. When playing a PBEM game in Phases however ADF ON has the AI run the Defensive Fire Phase, this is the same option that was used in the old BG games. It allows playing the game in Phases without...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: A Different Type of Game - CLOSED

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:26 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 827


Just as a note, the following OR are not needed as the game is done in phases: - Optional Melee Resolution - Automated Defensive Fire - Full Melee Defensive Fire - Proportional Opportunity Fire And does Gettysburg lack the Extreme Fog of War OR or is it just not wanted for this game? Was originally...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Registering a Campaign in DOR

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:28 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 540


.... Looking for the exact scenario isn't anything one can draw any benefits from, so if I check the campaign files and find we are playing lsc c1u1.scn of Campaign Ozark, were is the problem to enter that? I have had a few opponents ask how I knew which scenario of a campaign we were playing, I ha...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Multi-Player Game Format with "Game Master"

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:57 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1848


Gen. Mallory, If you really want to do this I will consider taking part and helping you learn how to handle such a game. Understand this is a lot of work and you need to be ready to put in the time. My normal routine for the two games I ran was checking my email daily for messages from the players a...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gold series question

 Post subject: Re: Gold series question
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:32 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 872


If there is an OOB editor it has not been released. However the OOB files are simply text files and most of the information on them has been known for some time. All it takes to modify an OOB file is a simple text editor, you could use Notepad although I use an old version of Textpad. I collected al...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Solitare GBACW Three Days of Gettysburg

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1002


Sorry, I didn't see the reference to the game. You could go with what I said about making a plan for both sides for each day. Set up orders for the commands and have them stick to them until changed. If you want some suggestions on a system you could take a look at the tables I used when I ran an um...
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