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Post  PhillWP on Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:30 pm

Trying to imagine a casual battle? ;-) Less stressful and fewer casualties one hopes!

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:56 am

Yesterday turned out to be another KS Mod testing session, with more crashes Sad

Our newest member Tom (Baillie) joined us to command a brigade but after the game crashed 40 minutes in, he had to leave. Hope we see him over the weekend.

We played a vanilla game with no mods at all; unfortunately no matter how hard we tried with courier spamming we couldn't reproduce the error.

We are trying yet another dodge and weave tactic and going back to an earlier, more stable version of the KS Mod with a small variable thrown in to try to understand why the game is crashing. We'll be using that version on Friday.

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Post  Baillie on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:17 pm

Thank you for having me along - I very much enjoyed it and look forward to next time.

Sorry I had to go so soon!
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:01 am

Tom, we have a game today, Friday at the same time, and another Sunday, again same time. I am not sure about Saturday but usually there are people around then as well.

Some good news - we may... may have found the reason for the recent spate of badframe crashes. Last night 3 of us played a 3 hour scenario to conclusion so we are now hopeful that future games will run to the end.

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Re: Midweek game proposal

Post  Martin on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:26 pm

I can make a game on Wednesday, if anyone else is up for that. Happy to play anything, or continue to test Waterloo.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:52 pm

We are going to continue to test WL (that stands for 'what a loo'). We'll do a rerun of tonights settings to try and prove it wasn't a fluke. Its the full KS mod but using the vanilla sprites instead of the GB mod ones and a default ai.dll file which means:

Artillery doesn't turn to face a threat or target.
Artillery doesn't prioritise squares, columns and cavalry.
Skirmish split units are used.
AI defaults to lines for movement.
Couple of other minor things.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:01 pm

I had today off work with an upset stomach but feel better now - since its been a day of rest I am in the mood for a SoW game later - any takers?

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Post  Charmead on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:44 pm

I might be... Will know in a few
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Post  Charmead on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:56 pm

False alarm. Enjoy gaming. Adios
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Re: Midweek game proposal

Post  Iberalc on Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:55 pm

It seems that we'll have a game today at 20:00 BST. Just in case someone is interested. bom
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Post  SolInvictus202 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:03 pm

indeed - chaos and mayhem awaits!
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Re: Midweek game proposal

Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:52 pm



Field Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington (13996 Inf. 1338 Cav. 41 Guns))

Generalmajor Karl Friedrich Franziskus von Steinmetz (4784 Inf. 438 Cav. 16 Guns)
Major-General Sir John Byng (2148 Inf. 2 battalions Avg. Exp. 7.0)
Major Friedrich Philipp von Cardell (2636 Inf. 4 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.Cool
Kolonel Baron Ignace Louis du Vivier (438 Cav. 3 squadrons Avg.Exp. 5.0)
Kapitain Friedrich Magenhofer (8 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Kapitain Fritze (8 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)

Generalmajor Friedrich August Wilhelm von Brause (4305 Inf. 456 Cav. 12 Guns)
Major Karl Heinrich Graf von Reichenbach (2154 Inf. 3 battalions Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Major Karl Friedrich Friccius (2151 Inf. 4 battalions Avg. Exp. 3.0)
Lieutenant-Colonel Leighton Carthcart Dalrymple (456 Cav. 3 squadrons Avg.Exp. 6.0)
Major Heinrich Jacob Kühlmann (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Captain James Webber Smith (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)

Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Oels (4907 Inf. 444 Cav. 13 Guns)
Oberstleutnant Carl von Bulow (2737 Inf. 4 battalions Avg. Exp. 3.0)
Major Wilhelm von Ditfurth (2170 Inf. 3 battalions Avg. Exp. 4.0)
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Robert Chambre Hill (444 Cav. 3 squadrons Avg.Exp. 7.0)
Kapitain Carl Conradi (7 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Captain George William Unett (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:00 pm

ahh - very balanced forces I see... I know who I'm going to end up with.... Embarassed
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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:03 pm

You've always impressed me as a Braunschweiger man.

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:06 pm

like I said in the last battle: worst division and best result... the medals I have received by now can decorate three uniforms... A Russian Marshal these days is NOTHING compared to the amount of medals I don't even bother showing any more... anything below the VC is minor stuff..
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Post  Charmead on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:06 pm

Is north to the top? Top left? Side? And would that be true north or magnetic north?

Also can you make the town names simpler like "northville" and "centerville ... Or centreville" or "A" or "1" ?

And are air strikes available at outset or 45 minutes into the game?

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:13 pm

how very American - first thing they ask is "how long until we have air strikes available" Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Grog on Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:31 pm

Was hoping to play tonight but stuff has come up. Friday is looking good, if there is a game.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:00 am

We'll be playing Friday, yes.

If anyone is around for Thursday (tomorrow) we'd like to use the opportunity for more testing. We decided after tonight's series of crashes to start a proper sequence of going back to older versions of the mods that gave us some stable games and seeing how they play. We also have a good scenario now that gives us a lot of action within 10 minutes so we can get crashes quickly if they're going to happen.

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Post  SolInvictus202 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:12 pm

I may be able to play tonight after all - but no promises yet... if I can I will be in TS around 2000 BST!
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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:02 pm

I'll send you the updated mod in case you can play.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:12 am

Using a hybrid version of KS Nap Mod II 107 we completed a game yesterday. Next stage is to use the old GB sprites and try another game on the same mod. I think we'll attempt the Austrian battle we tried last weekend, the one where Pepe commanded and we had the green flag and red flag hills as the phase II capture points!

This game will be tonight, Friday 28 Aug at 20:00 UK time.

There's a good chance we will not have a crash and all are welcome.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:05 pm

Here is the link to the mod that will be needed for the game today: KS Napoleon Mod 1.12X

And here is the link to the scenario description: Friday Scenario

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