Post by [GG]Buxford on May 20, 2005 17:25:51 GMT -5
[quote author=[GG]vonDöbeln link=board=ACW&thread=1116267145&start=12#0 date=1116338946]Sadly trenches are not possible to make with the map editor. It is after all actually a medieval game so what you can do with the maps is sort of limited by that. Real hedges and fences are not possible to create either. There is the palisade model, but you can't fire through that so it's really no good either. We will have to stick with the kind of maps we've made so far for NTW and AWI - fields, woods, gulleys, hills and the occasional building/small village (AI navigation in larger villages/towns SUCKS!!!). The map editor is unfortunately far from ideal when it comes to NTW, AWI, ACW maps.
Unfortunately, this sad fact excludes great ACW battlemaps such as Spotsylvania, Vicksburg, Petersburg, and several others.
"We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace...all we ask is to be left alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms." -Jefferson Davis
Post by [GG]AndrewKent on May 21, 2005 21:30:33 GMT -5
[quote author=[GG]Ashram link=board=ACW&thread=1116267145&start=8#0 date=1116298641]I believe that rifled muskets were the standard weapon... rifles were more rare.
Also, unfortunately for me, I think it is easier to begin with a bunch of different factions and just do that part right rather than start as two factions and then have to redo with a bunch more. That entails a lot of reworking!
I should have said there were some smoothbore armed troops on the Southern side. Not many. Some fought at Gettysburg.
The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated the war the most, were the ones who'd really fought. Kurt Vonnegut
1. Its about time someone made this mod. 2. Don't forget about railroads, ironclads, slaves, and intervention from Europe when doing this mod. 3. The North's industry vs. the South's agriculture 4. The North's lack of wartime skill and the South's overabundance of it. 5. No freakin' indians...i mean, come on 6. The introduction of the "minnie ball" and its impact on the battlefield.
I would suggest getting a copy of Ken Burns documentary The American Civil War. A true masterpiece, it has a HUGE amount of data regarding the civil war and its actually entertaining AND interesting!