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    Alright when I was in austri defending those slackers from naploens rampage "He had just taken VIenna" I noticed a hot air ballon just floating in the sky. then I noticed the french had out flanked me. The second time I fought him I noticed an Icon under his potrait in the little screen that always comes up before a battle and there was a picture of a hot air ballon there. DOes anyone know what this means? Can I get hot air ballons in my battles?
    I check into small hotel a few kilometers from Kiev. It is late. I am tired. I tell woman at desk I want a room. She tells me room number and give key. "But one more thing comrade; there is one room without number and always lock. Don't even peek in there." I take key and go to room to sleep. Night comes and I hear trickling of water. It comes from the room across. I cannot sleep so I open door. It is coming from room with no number. I pound on door. No response. I look in keyhole. I see nothing except red. Water still trickling. I go down to front desk to complain. "By the way who is in that room?" She look at me and begin to tell story. There was woman in there. Murdered by her husband. Skin all white, except her eyes, which were red. I tell her I don't give a . Stop the water trickling or give me refund. She gave me 100 ruble credit and free breakfast. Such is life in Moscow

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    Only the french can get them. They are an ancilliary.
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    oh thats cool.
    I check into small hotel a few kilometers from Kiev. It is late. I am tired. I tell woman at desk I want a room. She tells me room number and give key. "But one more thing comrade; there is one room without number and always lock. Don't even peek in there." I take key and go to room to sleep. Night comes and I hear trickling of water. It comes from the room across. I cannot sleep so I open door. It is coming from room with no number. I pound on door. No response. I look in keyhole. I see nothing except red. Water still trickling. I go down to front desk to complain. "By the way who is in that room?" She look at me and begin to tell story. There was woman in there. Murdered by her husband. Skin all white, except her eyes, which were red. I tell her I don't give a . Stop the water trickling or give me refund. She gave me 100 ruble credit and free breakfast. Such is life in Moscow

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    so what is they for and what do they do?

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    You can deploy second even if the enemy general has more stars then yours.
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    +10% veiwing distance on the campaign map too.
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    I thought only Napoleon could get these, and he has loads O' stars anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFOash View Post
    I thought only Napoleon could get these, and he has loads O' stars anyway.
    French Generals can get them. Davout has been given one in my campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klesh View Post
    French Generals can get them. Davout has been given one in my campaign.
    Oh Okay

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    The French Aerostatic Corps If anyone is interested here is some information on...

    The French Aerostatic Corps

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Aerostatic_Corps

    The French Aerostatic Corps or Company of Aeronauts (French: compagnie d'aérostiers) was the world's first air force, founded in 1794 to use balloons, primarily for reconnaissance.
    numerous suggestions had been made for the use of balloons during the French Revolutionary Wars, and in 1793 the Committee of Public Safety began testing their potential. Initial tests of airship designs proved unsatisfactory. However, experiments conducted near the Tuileries from September to October 1793 to produce the required hydrogen without the use of sulphuric acid, which was in short supply, were successful, producing more than 20 cubic metres. As a result, the Committee determined to use this technique to float tethered balloons.

    At the end of October 1793, chemist Jean-Marie-Joseph Coutelle and his assistant, the engineer Nicolas Lhomond, were sent to join the Army of the North,[3] with 50,000 livre to acquire equipment. They were given a letter from Lazare Carnot commending them to General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan and representative Ernest Dominique François Joseph Duquesnoy, which informed them that "Citizen Coutelle is not a charlatan". However, on arrival, Jourdan ridiculed the project, ordering Coutelle back to Paris, with the message that an Austrian attack was imminent, and a battalion was required, not a balloon.

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    Oh, those French and their silly balloons!

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    The balloon shows you the enemy deployment before battle starts ... and now:
    Think about having a balloon in the MP too ...

    The first rule then will be at battles "no ing balloons"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moorish guy View Post
    Alright when I was in austri defending those slackers from naploens rampage "He had just taken VIenna" I noticed a hot air ballon just floating in the sky. then I noticed the french had out flanked me. The second time I fought him I noticed an Icon under his potrait in the little screen that always comes up before a battle and there was a picture of a hot air ballon there. DOes anyone know what this means? Can I get hot air ballons in my battles?
    This is a small bonus added in for realism, it is an ancillary which Napoleon has at the start of each campaign and other French generals must earn. The hot air balloons allow the general to always deploy first and to always be able to see where the other general is deploying. This is somewhat historically accurate, although, strictly speaking they should not be available in the Egyptian of European campaigns. This is as the French Balloon Corps was disbanded in 1799, by Napoleon. More info on this topic can be seen here.
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    I will only finally remark that in origin Napoleon seriously thought about to use a thousand balloons to invade Great Britain. But this was of course cancelled then ... for example of the mostly running western winds ...

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    I heard the French Balloon program was called off because if the inability of the French to control their "hot air" emanating from every orifice?
    and all that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by La♔De♔Da♔Brigadier Graham View Post
    I heard the French Balloon program was called off because if the inability of the French to control their "hot air" emanating from every orifice?
    and all that.
    There were several reasons mate and this was also one. teh next one was that they had no resources to make so many balloons in such a short time and many other points too at least ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔Mandelus♔ View Post
    I will only finally remark that in origin Napoleon seriously thought about to use a thousand balloons to invade Great Britain. But this was of course cancelled then ... for example of the mostly running western winds ...
    So has a balloon ever been used to assault a position even just as a covert raid ... I saw a movie once where some German commandos used a hot air balloon to try to capture the PM but I wonder does anyone know if one was ever done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch81 View Post
    So has a balloon ever been used to assault a position even just as a covert raid ... I saw a movie once where some German commandos used a hot air balloon to try to capture the PM but I wonder does anyone know if one was ever done?
    You might find these articles interesting sir.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...ary_Ballooning

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_balloon


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