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    Question Really old generals

    By around 1800 in the RTI campaign I was getting really old generals and admirals whenever I promoted one, like this guy, who died after only two years! (so not great value for money :P)

    Anyone else had this 'problem'?

    (I had conquered so little by the date in the picture because of this)
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    Woah that's strange.
    Could an 108 year old even walk?

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    Wiieeerd.

    I usually get guys around 30-40.

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    Have you been recruiting a lot of generals in a short period? That's supposed to reduce the generals' quality.

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    I think when you promote someone from captain/brigadier to admiral/general.

    That the age clock is ticking on the captain/brigadier for as long as he isn't promoted it isn't determined randomly, after all I get death messages for my Brigadiers and Captains too. The only way to be certain you are getting a fresh commander is by recruiting either a flagship or a generals bodyguard from a high enough barracks/shipyard.

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    Default Re: Really old generals

    Note that Admirals' name too , could be the C/A were really eager to give you a historical commander
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    But the war it ran its course, they could find no use for me
    And I live in the country now, grandchildren on my knee
    And sometimes think in all this world the saddest thing to be
    Old admirals who feel the wind, and never put to sea


    - Al Stewart, "Old Admirals"
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    Default Re: Really old generals

    I am playing the Dutch and my campaign is now in the year 1765. I still have the rake I started with. The poor but trustfully guy is now 95. He just spent some time in Sweden to do some reconnaissance. It can be rather cold out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Alphonse View Post
    I am playing the Dutch and my campaign is now in the year 1765. I still have the rake I started with. The poor but trustfully guy is now 95. He just spent some time in Sweden to do some reconnaissance. It can be rather cold out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Frost View Post
    Note that Admirals' name too , could be the C/A were really eager to give you a historical commander
    No wonder he's 108! John Paul Jones is invicible! Everyone knows that. I completely forgot about the whole invincible thing.

    In reality, I didn't realize I had Mr. Jones until after I sent him on a suicide run into a fleet of galleons.

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    Default Re: Really old generals

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi View Post
    But the war it ran its course, they could find no use for me
    And I live in the country now, grandchildren on my knee
    And sometimes think in all this world the saddest thing to be
    Old admirals who feel the wind, and never put to sea


    - Al Stewart, "Old Admirals"
    Well done.

    Poignant to a nice degree.

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    Question Re: Really old generals

    Can anyone confirm if that 120 year life reset bug is still in existence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddling_nero View Post
    I think when you promote someone from captain/brigadier to admiral/general.

    That the age clock is ticking on the captain/brigadier for as long as he isn't promoted it isn't determined randomly, after all I get death messages for my Brigadiers and Captains too. The only way to be certain you are getting a fresh commander is by recruiting either a flagship or a generals bodyguard from a high enough barracks/shipyard.
    This guy came out 'fresh' from a shipyard on a third rate flagship at the ripe old age of 106 :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fwapper View Post
    This guy came out 'fresh' from a shipyard on a third rate flagship at the ripe old age of 106 :P
    Wow. You should find a way to hack the save and rename the faction, "The Association of Old Farts".

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