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Don't have much time for anything, but I created by general in the new RPG DLC for this Civil War game. 

My general is a 25-year old West Point grad from Massachusetts, currently a Lt. Col. in 1861. He's just been assigned command. Since graduation, he's mostly been a staff worker as a Lt. 

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I love that you can kind of just sim the RPG. 

It's almost 1864 and my character has done almost nothing.

He got "fame" for playing a crucial part in the 1st Battle of Bull Run, winning it for the North. This did not lead to a promotion from Lt. Col. of infantry for some reason. He then helped capture Richmond, VA but then the army he was a part of was soon surrounded and had to surrender. 

After months of being in DC without a command, Winfield Scott placed him in charge of an artillery battery with a demotion to captain. I stayed in Harrisburg, PA with my artillery unit for about a year until Scott retired. Then took parts in battles and sieges around Philadelphia, NYC, and Baltimore, although without gaining recognition. I'm still a captain of artilllery. 

My character is actually pretty talented, but he's trait "individualistic" is probably hurting him. 

The Confederacy is mainly fighting in the North but wins and loses seem to be going back and forth. It's odd. 

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20 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I love that you can kind of just sim the RPG. 

It's almost 1864 and my character has done almost nothing.

He got "fame" for playing a crucial part in the 1st Battle of Bull Run, winning it for the North. This did not lead to a promotion from Lt. Col. of infantry for some reason. He then helped capture Richmond, VA but then the army he was a part of was soon surrounded and had to surrender. 

After months of being in DC without a command, Winfield Scott placed him in charge of an artillery battery with a demotion to captain. I stayed in Harrisburg, PA with my artillery unit for about a year until Scott retired. Then took parts in battles and sieges around Philadelphia, NYC, and Baltimore, although without gaining recognition. I'm still a captain of artilllery. 

My character is actually pretty talented, but he's trait "individualistic" is probably hurting him. 

The Confederacy is mainly fighting in the North but wins and loses seem to be going back and forth. It's odd. 

Have you updated it with the hotfix? I saw there was tons of odd bugs. Also how detailed is the stat tracking? Can you see all the histories of battles etc?

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10 minutes ago, themiddlepolitical said:

Have you updated it with the hotfix? I saw there was tons of odd bugs. Also how detailed is the stat tracking? Can you see all the histories of battles etc?

It says if your participated in a battle or not. But your bio doesn’t keep track of casualties. At least not at the rank of my character. 

I did the update. 

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I created a dashing, arrogant, pompous... fellow from South Carolina nicknamed "Jimbo." He's a contrarian, heroic, unflinching, fire-eater. 😛 

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Confederacy in my game has done pretty shit, but the Army that I am under has maneuvered around the main Union force in Virginia and is heading for Washington D.C. Looks like my first battle will be right outside DC. 

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I stopped playing in Jan 1866. They were never ordering my character to really do anything. War kept seeing both sides win-lose equally. Both Richmond and DC were captured at various times and had no effect on the game. It needs some fixes. 

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I've killed my general (PGT Beauregard) in a duel that he challenged me to. My "contrarian" personality is to blame as he called me a coward. 

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A lot happened in this battle. I took the initiative on a lot of things but the rest of the field was too chaotic and the Union managed to win by holding the victory point. 

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On 8/25/2023 at 6:52 PM, vcczar said:

Don't have much time for anything, but I created by general in the new RPG DLC for this Civil War game. 

My general is a 25-year old West Point grad from Massachusetts, currently a Lt. Col. in 1861. He's just been assigned command. Since graduation, he's mostly been a staff worker as a Lt. 

Whiskey & Lemons.  Love it so far.  Few bugs they need to work out though.

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3 minutes ago, matthewyoung123 said:

Whiskey & Lemons.  Love it so far.  Few bugs they need to work out though.

My main issues with it, and I haven't played it in a few days so maybe it's fixed, is that I can't get prompted and there's a lot of down time with nothing to do.

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9 minutes ago, vcczar said:

My main issues with it, and I haven't played it in a few days so maybe it's fixed, is that I can't get prompted and there's a lot of down time with nothing to do.

Yeah, the waiting around can be a bit boring.  I finally created a Union character that had enough prestige points & money that after my first big battle in the East, I could transfer out West.

I took over the "Army of Kentucky" and advanced on Nashville.  It REALLY helps when you command your own army.  I whipped up on Leonidas Polk first, then whipped his replacement when they counter attacked me a month later.  Our armies were about equal size, but I sat on the other side of the river at the ford crossings and just shot his men all to hell when they tried to cross.  2nd day came and I was able to hold the river crossings and counter attack with a division that I had cross the river at a point north of where the main fighting was.

Now I am using prestige points to recruit new brigades out of Kentucky and Tennessee.  But as a Brigadier General, I was limited to commanding 12 total units.  So I had to spend all of my prestige points to get myself promoted to Major General.  Now I have to fight another battle and gain more prestige before I can recruit more men.  

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10 minutes ago, matthewyoung123 said:

Yeah, the waiting around can be a bit boring.  I finally created a Union character that had enough prestige points & money that after my first big battle in the East, I could transfer out West.

I took over the "Army of Kentucky" and advanced on Nashville.  It REALLY helps when you command your own army.  I whipped up on Leonidas Polk first, then whipped his replacement when they counter attacked me a month later.  Our armies were about equal size, but I sat on the other side of the river at the ford crossings and just shot his men all to hell when they tried to cross.  2nd day came and I was able to hold the river crossings and counter attack with a division that I had cross the river at a point north of where the main fighting was.

Now I am using prestige points to recruit new brigades out of Kentucky and Tennessee.  But as a Brigadier General, I was limited to commanding 12 total units.  So I had to spend all of my prestige points to get myself promoted to Major General.  Now I have to fight another battle and gain more prestige before I can recruit more men.  

It also helps to have Springfield Rifles for all your brigades (except one).  Range is so much better.  Also upgraded to 10pdr Parrott rifles and 12pdr Napoleons for my artillery when I could.

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7 hours ago, matthewyoung123 said:

Yeah, the waiting around can be a bit boring.  I finally created a Union character that had enough prestige points & money that after my first big battle in the East, I could transfer out West.

I took over the "Army of Kentucky" and advanced on Nashville.  It REALLY helps when you command your own army.  I whipped up on Leonidas Polk first, then whipped his replacement when they counter attacked me a month later.  Our armies were about equal size, but I sat on the other side of the river at the ford crossings and just shot his men all to hell when they tried to cross.  2nd day came and I was able to hold the river crossings and counter attack with a division that I had cross the river at a point north of where the main fighting was.

Now I am using prestige points to recruit new brigades out of Kentucky and Tennessee.  But as a Brigadier General, I was limited to commanding 12 total units.  So I had to spend all of my prestige points to get myself promoted to Major General.  Now I have to fight another battle and gain more prestige before I can recruit more men.  

How do you play in the western theater? I'm limited to the east

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