So, because of Loki and Narwhal's fabulous AARs, I bought a copy of AGEOD's American Civil War, and picked up a copy of War in America 2. My few attempts at playing ACW have resulted in death by organization, so I moved to WiA, where the interface is more intuitive.
After a few playthroughs of the small scenarios, and an attempt at the 1812 scenario, I think I'm ready for the big game...the Revolutionary War. I mean, 'how hard could it be'? I'll play as the mightiest nation in the world, with regular infantry to crush the militia, with naval supremacy, with all the odds stacked in my favor. Those rebels won't know what hit them.
So, I load up as Britain and start figuring out how to take screenshots.
That's my big army garrisoning Boston, the starting place of this dratted revolt. Sir Thomas Gage is in command, but, after the action at Lexington, he is trapped on the island of Boston, hemmed in by local milita which occupy the Dorchester Heights. I need to break this position to free up my army to restore the crown's authority, but Gage's force (and almost all of my forces everywhere) are locked.
I also attempt to reorganize my forces in Canada, the plan being to bring General Carleton's force to Montreal, to attempt to forestall any American attempt to invade Canada, and I move my bateaux into more useful places. Unfortunately, for me...I misorder Carleton, so he does not get to Montreal...and I lost the screenshot in GMP, as I don't fully understand the program yet.
But hey...How Hard Could it Be?
No-activation bonus for the AI
Medium detection level bonus for the AI
Give the AI extra time
etc. etc. etc.
How Hard Could it Be?
And, since I am a rookie, I WELCOME any advice, tips, strategies...etc.
Also any help with screenshots, (I use imageshack), as I can't seem to make the above bigger. I'll also need to figure out how to crop things...