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Chancellorsville for SMG by GCook

Quebec 1759, 1760 & 1775 for SMA by GCook

Glendale & Malvern Hill for SMG by RVinceD

Savage's Station for SMG by RVinceD

Battle of Austerlitz 1805 for SMA by Ernie

Battle of Gaines'  Mill/1st Cold Harbor for SMG by RVinceD

Battle of Waterloo 1815 for SMA by Ernie

Battle of Mechanicsville/Beaver Dam Creek for SMG by RVinceD

1st battle of Bull Run/Manassas for SMG by G.Cook

Analysis of PCX Files for SMG by RVinceD

Inside XP part 2: Gettysburg! on XP by Don V Wells, Jr.

Inside XP: Antietam! on XP by Don V Wells, Jr.

Site updates: History of Iron Brigade completed

Madminute Games announces 2nd Bull Run

New Patching Guide versions

List of donators online

Urgent update: donate now, even if you are not sure if you can play. Registration will take some time!

Help now, win later: Gettys Katrina Relief Tourney

Hurricane Katrina

Next Tourney of the Month: June 26th

New record marks of the Gettys SETI Team

The new Champion: Dr. Way!

Myron Ledford's History of Gettysburg Brigades

Gettys SETI Team page launched 

Good news: Unexpected support, Firaxis Downloads are up again

Bad times for cheats - Clansbase expels first player!

Next GOS Tourney of the Month: May 22nd

Change in Society Leadership

GSC Longstreet retains title!

And the winner is: GSC James Longstreet!

Introducing the new Tourney of the Month

First contact: join the Gettys SETI team!

Take Command 1861: Link exchange with MadMinute games

New Features at Clansbase

Firaxis downloads moved to EA


Chancellorsville for SMG ; August 2011

Graeme's battle pack of Chancellorsville is now available for download. See here.

 

Quebec for SMA ; July 2010

Graeme's battle pack of Quebec 1759 (Montcalm vs Wolfe), 1760 (de LÚvis vs Murray) & 1775 (Montgomery & Arnold vs Carlton) is now available for download. See here.

 

Glendale & Malvern Hill for SMG ; December 2009

RVinceD's battle pack of Glendale & Malvern Hill is now available for download. See here.

 

Savage's Station for SMG ; June 2009

RVinceD's battle pack of Savage's Station is now available for download. See here.

 

Austerlitz for SMA ; 30 January 2009

Ernie's battle pack of Austerlitz is now available for download. See here.

 

Gaines'  Mill/1st Cold Harbor for SMG ; 29 January 2009

RVinceD's battle pack of Gaines'  Mill/1st Cold Harbor is now available for download. See here.

 

Waterloo 1815 for SMA ; 23 November 2008

Ernie's battle pack of Waterloo is now available for download, see here.

 

Mechanicsville/Beaver Dam Creek for SMG ; 14 September 2008

RVinceD's battle pack of Mechanicsville/Beaver Dam Creek is now available for download. See here.

 

1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas for SMG ; 13 July 2008

I have made a new version of the 1st battle of Bull Run/Manassas. It has a new map with the elevations and streams based on a topographical map, the location of important buildings from a park service map and other details from both U.S. and C.S. maps of the period for the 1st & 2nd battles. I have drawn buildings for:
Chinn House
Dogan House, Groveton
Henry House
"Portici"
Robinson House
The Stone House
Sudley Mansion
Sudley Church

The new orders of battle take into account detachments. I have made menu screens, included doubled Union Soldiers by Sullivan & doubled Richmond Grey CSA soldiers by Eric Norris, cavalry by Cleaburne & Rich and artillery by Norris. For flags I have used RVinceD's Stars and Bars and a couple of Michael Hill's. The railroad is by RVinceD.

There are 3 full battle scenarios. One is to play as the CSA with difficulty set accordingly and randomization lines with a USA advantage, another similar but to play as the USA and a 3rd with no difficulty levels, variant setups or arrivals and randomization lines with no advantage.

Choose historical on the options screen if you wish to ensure a programed scenario.
You can download it from here.

Graeme

 

Analysis of PCX Files for SMG by RVinceD ; 20 June 2008

I have made an illustrated article from an enquiry about a problem with PCX files and graphics programs and RVinceD's reply. You can find it here.

 

Inside XP part 2: Gettysburg! on XP by Don V Wells, Jr.  12/17/05  

We are continuing Don's great articles with Gettysburg! on XP. Thank you so much Don, you really contributed a HUGE piece of work. 

 

Inside XP: Antietam! on XP by Don V Wells, Jr.  12/09/05  

This is nice story: Don read a post at our forum, concerning the sound dll problem with Antietam! on XP. He started to write two articles and published them at Vogon forums. Now he kindly revised his article for Gettysburg! Online Society. 

He will also assist with creating an updated Antietam! on XP patching guide. For all those seeking more "inside" information about the problems of SMx under XP, this is a MUST.

Enjoy reading.

 

Site updates: History of Iron Brigade completed 11/26/05  

I apologize for the lack of updates during last weeks. Currently work is keeping me busy, so I will be restricted to weekends.

Myron Ledford's History of the Iron Brigade is now completly published. It is Myron's first article written exclusively for GOS, and I can only recommend reading this great stuff! Parts 3 and 4 include chapters about the first battles of the Iron Brigade, South Mountain and Antietam. I am hoping to publish more of his work next months.

Next updates will be some great tech stuff articles by Don Welles jr. Great background info about problems of Gettysburg! and Antietam! under Windows XP. 

Stay tuned and all the best, Matt

 

Madminute Games announces 2nd Bull Run 10/06/05  

Good news for all fans of ACW gaming: Madminute Games announced their next title on October, 4th: it will be 2nd Bull Run. 

 

New Patching Guide versions 10/06/05  

While there are sad news about the future of the Gettysburg Online Society, the maintenance and update of our pages goes on. The French version of the Gettysburg Patching Guide  is online now. Bienvenue to our French speaking visitors! And merci tres beaucoup to Stephan for his help! The German version will follow soon.

 

List of donators online 09/12/05  

The list of donators and supporters is now online at the forum. It will stay there until the end of the tourney and will be moved to the homepage later.

Urgent update:

Don't wait until you know you will definitely know you will play the tourney. If you miss the tourney, you will be on passive participants/supporters list! With some charity organizations it will take some time to get a voucher or confirmation to forward to Little, so get this done now! 

There is an updated thread at the forum to follow the progress.

 

Help now, win later: Gettys Katrina Relief Tourney

09/05/05  

Our tourney will be held on October 2nd. Please send your donation as soon as possible! Only players with a confirmed donation will be able to register for the Tourney! If you don't want to play, you can support the Katrina Relief Tourney as passive participant. 

Read all the details at the forum or the Relief Tourney page. We ask you to donate now and register later. While we heard on September 4th that our forum member Billy is safe, we still don't know much about many other forum members who live in the south.

 

Hurricane Katrina:

We are looking for our forum member Billy Gregory! If you heard from him, please post at the forum! There will be a Charity Tourney soon to collect some donations for a care organization. More details at the forum

 

Next Tourney of the Month: June 26th

06/03/05  

Next Gettysburg! Online Society Tourney of the Month will be June 26th. Some words about gaining KUDOS points until then: the tourney seedings will be made based upon your ranking in KUDOS league. So, if  you are playing regularly games on Clansbase.com, you will increase your chances of gaining a good seeding and meet the big guns later in tourney schedule!

 

New record marks of the Gettys SETI Team

06/03/05  

Last weekend, our Gettys SETI Team reached the 100.000 credit points mark. Thanks to all who helped achieving that great result! This week we entered the top 1500 of all teams, the top 1000 of international teams, and for the  first time, we reached an average of more then 2000 points every day. 

 

The new Champion: Dr. Way! 

05/22/05  

Congratulations to Dr. Way, the new Tourney of the Month winner! This was a very strong tourney this time, thrilling as always and with a very good and solid field of players. Thank you to all who took part, and we hope to see you all again at the next Tourney of the Month!

Congratulations also to runner up GSC Lee and semi-finalists REB Main and GSC Jackson.

Myron Ledford's History of Gettysburg Brigades 

 05/12/05  

Exclusively written for the Gettysburg! Online Society, we are starting a new series of history articles: Myron Ledford starts his History of Gettysburg Brigades with Meredith's Iron Brigade. The first parts are now published at the History Project pages and will be continued soon.

 

Gettys SETI Team page launched 

05/11/05  

Since February 2005 the Gettys SETI Team has been crunching for the first and largest distributed computing project, SETI @  home. Now that our team is going boldly into the top 2000 ranks, it deserved an own homepage! If you are interested in using your comp for something more then work or gaming, you are welcome to join us.

 

Good news: Unexpected support, Firaxis Downloads are up again

05/04/05  

Sometimes good news are simply good news! Lately there have been some unexpected supply wagons arriving. First off: the Firaxis file downloads are up again! We don't know what made them change their mind, but anyhow, good that all official files for Gettysburg and Antietam are available again. I will take the provisional patch download off now.

Last week, Matthew Morelli from Angle showed up at Gamespy, that was a nice surprise too. Even better: he instantly posted our link at Angle news, and there are already a few folks who have found us. Welcome to all! I am hoping to get the Angle file collection too soon, so that availability will be secured, whatever happens. Thx, Matt!

Arndt decided to join our Gettys Seti Team and help us climbing up the ranks. Welcome on board!

Maurice found a very good and improved router support site at Gamespy. It will be added to our patching guide.

Marc, another forum member, fixed the sound problem some users have with Antietam on XP. I hope to put this into a guide soon too. Stay tuned, check for updates and thx to all for their help!

 

Bad times for cheats - Clansbase expels first player!

 04/23/05  

This is good news for all good sports and friends of fair play. Some folks might have been thinking that cheating on reports could be easier at Clansbase then it was at Cases'. Well, if you have thought so, you have been wrong. Clansbase today expelled  the first player for cheating on game reports. This is one of the very oldest ladder cheats ever, and it is funny someone supposed us NOT to find out!

Enjoy your games, enjoy competition, enjoy fair play! I think most of us will like this message.

Next GOS Tourney of the Month: May 22nd 

04/20/05  

Get some KUDOS points until then! Be ready, we are ready too!

Change in Society Leadership

04/20/05 

The former Society Vice Chairman, Ian, took over the leadership of the Gettysburg Society, since I had to ask him for some help. I will try to stay around and update the websites and forum as always.

GSC Longstreet retains title! 

04/20/05 

Congratulations again to GSC Longstreet for retaining the title. Congratulations also to runner up GAR Reynolds and to the semi-finalists REB Main and Dr. Little!

It was a thrilling tourney with some surprising results, 16 registrated players and passionate battles! And, many new Clansbase players did their first games at Clansbase and gained KUDOS points for future tourneys.

As we are trying to improve the service of Society and Clansbase "on the fly", there will be rules updates and some more changes until the next TOM.

And the winner is: GSC James Longstreet!

Congratulations to GSC James Longstreet for winning the first Society Tourney of the Month! It was a big success to get the new Tourney started with 12 players out of possible 16. Thank you to all players who took part! The Clansbase tourney engine did very well and will be tweaked until the next Tourney. Next TOM: April 17th. Look at the tourney page for details and sign up early.

Introducing the new Tourney of the Month

As a special feature for the growing community of Gettysburg Online Society and Clansbase we will offer a Tourney of the Month, open for 16 players. Be sure to sign up early and get some KUDOS points to achieve a good seeding.  The TOM winner will be announced at this page for one month and gain a permanent record at our Hall of Fame. We hope you will have a lot of fun and enjoy meeting old friends at this event. The first TOM is scheduled for March 13th.

  First contact: join the Gettys SETI team!

There are different ways to arrange a first contact. John Buford probably took it very easy, since he did not even have to write a letter to Harry Heth on July 1st, 1863. Today, establishing any kind of contact with Firaxis seems to be a very different task. So we decided to start looking  for an easier challenge: the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. 

If you want to help us, join the Gettys Online Society SETI team! 

By the way,  we are still taking odds which kind of contact we will have first...

Take Command 1861: Link exchange with MadMinute games

We are now linked with MadMinute games, the creators of Civil War Bull Run Take Command 1861. Ian arranged this exchange of links. It will be the first step only. As we are trying to preserve the past of ACW gaming, Take Command 1861 will certainly be the future. All the best wishes for this great new game!

New Features at Clansbase

Ian has been creative as always and took Clansbase to the next step of development. We now have 1v1 tourney games, the ability to enter battle reports and the Kudos league which is the league of all the competition types. 

Firaxis downloads moved to EA

Sincerely,  Matthias

 

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Copyright 2004-2005 Matthias vom Brocke for Gettysburg! Online Society Special thanks to: Craig H. Foster from Greatest Battles resource center, Matt Morelli from Angle and all our friends supporting this project, posting at the forum, playing at Clansbase, writing articles and scenarios or supporting our Gettys SETI Team!

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