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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 17 March 2012 23:19
Well,

technically speaking, you're colonel #74, since 13 colonels have been promoted to B.-General.

Welcome in our mess, and : what a mess !! Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 March 2012 00:02
Moomer wrote on Sun, 18 March 2012 09:34

I count only six pages with ten colonels and only one on the seventh page.

That's 61 colonels.


I'm number 61. Rolling Eyes Razz Surprised Smile Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy ...


You have to add in the 13 Brigadier Generals as they were Colonel's before their promotion.

A player is only listed at his (or her) current rank. When you are promoted you are removed from the list of players at your old rank and added to the list at your new rank.

I was Colonel #1 but am no longer in that list.

Read through this thread and you will find 74 Colonels.

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 March 2012 22:58
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 01:33

I don't know, but I'm getting increasingly concerned about the unintended consequence of all this.

We experienced players are challenging the newbies to games, and usually beating them, often handily. As somebody else noted, some of the Cadets are deciding that high-ranking players should be avoided -- especially in even scenarios. This evening, three cadets left potential games when they saw me there (and I know I showered earlier this year).


The promotions and awarded medals should be considered "the frosting on the cake" (IMO). Yet it seems many players are more concerned with gaining those than playing the game. Has this caused Memoir '44 to be overshadowed a bit here?

For myself, I do not care for the medals -- I have stopped displaying mine -- too many are based on luck to please me.

My current rank and any future promotions I "earn" from here on out will be an unintentional by-product of just playing Online - as they always have been. I prefer to use that platform to find and play opponents of what I consider to be a great game. Not that I had the inclination or time to try and figure out what I had to try and do to reach this or that rank anyway.

I do not wish to run anyone down for trying to gain these but it seems a great deal of players out there are almost "pulling their hair out" to this and reach for that brass ring.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 March 2012 00:04
Hauptmann TankCommander, I respect and admire your views. You play for the enjoyment of the game and that is excellent.

Other players are more goal oriented. Some want high points ranking, some promotion to a higher officer rank, some want awards.

The beauty of M44 online is that it supports all these goals while enabling us to find opponents that we would never play in real life. (In real life I would never play over 2500 face to face games in 16 months.)

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 March 2012 00:12
A belated welcome to Colonel #73 Colonel Oaka and #74 Colonel Moomer.


The official welcoming party appears to be busy at the front.
Never mind I am sure you are welcome as members of the Colonel's club.

Pull up a chair and tell us about your journey from Lt. Colonel to Colonel. How was the trip?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 March 2012 01:43
Indeed I forgot about the Colonels being promoted to General.
Uh Oh Rolling Eyes Confused

Number 74 it is. Very Happy

I invited many cadets for those battles with a high difference in winning percentage then chose to play the weaker side. I explained this to them and when communication was returned they seemed very grateful for it. Also passed on some hints.

Suitable battles and weaker sides are:Pegasus Bridge (Axis), First assault wave (Allies) and Liberation of Paris (Axis).

Won some, lost some, but thus it goes...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 March 2012 13:14
Phread wrote on Sun, 18 March 2012 23:12


The official welcoming party appears to be busy at the front.
Never mind I am sure you are welcome as members of the Colonel's club.




Aplogies for abscence sir.

Trying to stay off the forums until I cn play again sir
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 20 March 2012 20:41
Belated congratulations & welcome to Oberst #75 Oberst KurtKnispel.

The official welcoming party appears to be busy at the front.
Never mind I am sure you are welcome as members of the Colonel's club.

Pull up a chair and tell us about your journey from Lt. Colonel to Colonel. How was the trip?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 02:32
I have completed all scenarios for both sides as a Lt Col.

I have over 250 wins (over 300 actually). But only 120 or so of those are as a Lt Col.

Do the 250 wins have to be as a Lt Col, or just in total since starting?

Have played loads of cadets, so a bit stuck now as to what to do next?

Any ideas?

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 07:14
Vulch wrote on Wed, 21 March 2012 02:32

I have completed all scenarios for both sides as a Lt Col.

I have over 250 wins (over 300 actually). But only 120 or so of those are as a Lt Col.

Do the 250 wins have to be as a Lt Col, or just in total since starting?

Have played loads of cadets, so a bit stuck now as to what to do next?

Any ideas?


I would hazard a guess and say that "loads of cadets" might be your best change. When I was working for this promotion it sometimes seemed hard to find cadets to play against. There were times I had the feeling I had played "loads of cadets" already but because I was counting I knew it was not yet 25 different cadets. Retracing your steps is very tedious (looking back at service records to see which rank a person had when playing against you.)

So my advice would be: start with the number of cadets you are absolutely sure you have played against. (Might be 0 Razz ) And then work up to 25, if you are not promoted by then we will have to figure out what is missing.

(When you say you have completed all scenarios as Lt Col you mean won? Maybe check your own service record to see if you have missed any victories in the run for Colonel. Some other players have found out after scrutiny that they thought they had won a scenario when in fact they did not.)

If all the above fails, let us know so we can speculate what is missing in your case.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 07:21
Vulch, if I recall correctly you need 225 - 250 matches as Lt Col including winning (not just playing) most standard scenarios from both sides and playing an unknown number of cadets.

My guesss is you are short of wins as Lt. Colonel.

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 07:37
Oops misread there, excuse me, it's early where I live.

Vulch you might just need more matches as Lt Col (don't need to be wins) the speculation is you need between 225 and 250 battles as a Colonel to be promoted.

This I would presume is even more important than my previous suggestions.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 09:54
Yes, that was the hint !

You need 250 games as a Lt Colonel, and a win on every "official" map (except latest ones : forget at least Utah, Carentan and Gold ; especially Utah) with both sides.
Besides that, you need to play several cadets (20-25 ?), some of them being promoted afterwards (i.e. I guess it's to avoid seing people creating lots of false accounts just to play cadets !).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 15:40
OK, downloaded all my games history.

Since being promoted to Lt Col I have fought 206 battles.
Of those 206, 120 are wins.

I have at least 1 win for each side of every scenario (apart from some of the new ones - Spring, Carentan, Goodwood and Utah).

On a countback through all my battles (what a chore) it seems I have only fought 16 cadets.

So it looks as if I just need at least 20 more battles (not wins) with at least 10 against cadets.

Thanks for all the help everyone Smile
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 16:20
Vulch écrit

Since being promoted to Lt Col I have fought 206 battles.
(...)
So it looks as if I just need at least 20 more battles (not wins) with at least 10 against cadets.

I am pretty sure that the colonels promoted did fight 250 times AFTER being promoted Lt Colonel, at the exception of one who fought 249 times (maybe there was one SFTF ??).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 21 March 2012 22:48
silenttimo wrote on Wed, 21 March 2012 16:20

Vulch écrit

Since being promoted to Lt Col I have fought 206 battles.
(...)
So it looks as if I just need at least 20 more battles (not wins) with at least 10 against cadets.

I am pretty sure that the colonels promoted did fight 250 times AFTER being promoted Lt Colonel, at the exception of one who fought 249 times (maybe there was one SFTF ??).


If I remember correctly, I got promoted after 237. It is very possible that I had fought 13 SFTF ... but I never went back to count ...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 24 March 2012 23:31
Congratulations and welcome to Polkovnik #76 Polkovnik TheAmra .

A regular contributor this forum welcome to the club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 25 March 2012 00:04
Nice to be here too!

Thanks for the welcome, it's great honor that someone acknowledges my,and all other fellow colonels, great efforts to get finally up here,to this key promotion as i believe!

Here's my story so far...

This was the ultimate baptism of fire that finally made a hero out of me.

I had all my easy battles won,at least 2 cadets promoted against me,but as long as i played the hard ones i realized that i had made a nice work with many wins one after another, and they where against all ranks,not only cadets!That gave me some confident and now i feel ready to fight at expert front!

After that the rest was a matter of time,i climb up to my 250 wins and......nothing Mad Mad

I made a check of my wins all over the world and i found how a dot can do so much damage!

I had never won Sainte-mere-Eglise lol

Ok that's easy i thought but two times in a row my opponent left, leaving me to loose from AI,and aboard the game 1 turn before that happens Doubtful

Finally the battle was set, paratroops were landed and the rest is history!

At the end of this journey i have understand that colonels have prevail where others don't, and they don't care how hard the challenge is as long as it's there to try!

So let's give each other hell out there officers
See you all at field or forum!

Regards
Polkovnik TheAmra

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 29 March 2012 22:07
Congratulations and welcome to Colonel #77 Colonel La Ferrière.

I suspect Colonel La Ferrière may not visit the english forum, but congratulations and welcome to him anyway.


WANTED: A Colonel to take over the "meet and greet" duties at the Colonel's club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 29 March 2012 23:11
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From KFC* and polkovnik TheAmra

Thank you Dietrich von Kleist !!!!



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Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 01 April 2012 12:56
I played and won all scenarios except the newest ones since these don't have to be taken into account here. Then played at least 75 different cadets of which 12 promoted to Lt.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 01 April 2012 21:42
Congratulations and welcome to Colonel #78 Colonel caveman43.

Tell us, Colonel about the trials and tribulations on your journey towards becoming a Colonel.

WANTED: A Colonel to take over the "meet and greet" duties at the Colonel's club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 06:06
Congratulations and welcome to Colonel #79 Colonel borderbattles.

Tell us, Colonel about your experience on your journey towards becoming a Colonel.

WANTED: A Colonel to take over the "meet and greet duties"
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 06:39
Hi Phread,

Could a Major take over the duties?

Admittedly, I'm not a "full bird" yet, but I know a thing or two about getting promoted.

I hope to be lucky enough to get promoted to such a lofty rank myself someday. I know, I'm no Jerimon, but I'd be happy to greet the new Colonels at the door.

Your humble servant,

Lucky Duck
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 06:45
Lucky Duck wrote on Mon, 09 April 2012 16:39

Hi Phread,

Could a Major take over the duties?

Admittedly, I'm not a "full bird" yet, but I know a thing or two about getting promoted.

I hope to be lucky enough to get promoted to such a lofty rank myself someday. I know, I'm no Jerimon, but I'd be happy to greet the new Colonels at the door.

Your humble servant,

Lucky Duck


Yes, thanks, any rank can meet and greet new Colonels.

All you need to do is to commit to check the colonel's officer ranks page every day or two and welcome any new arrivals.

We look forward to the day that you welcome yourself.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 07:46
Then consider yourself officially releived of this command, sir. Once bitten,twice shy. With all due respect of course.

Major Lucky reporting for duty, sir!

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 08:26
Thank you Major.

Perhaps greatful Colonels will give you tips on earning your next promotion.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 14:02
So high ranked players get to delegate annoying chores to lower ranked players ... ?
Shocked

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 14:08
Quit2 wrote on Mon, 09 April 2012 16:02

So high ranked players get to delegate annoying chores to lower ranked players ... ?
Shocked

Very Happy



Isn't that how it always is...? Razz Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 09 April 2012 22:43
Quit2 wrote on Tue, 10 April 2012 00:02

So high ranked players get to delegate annoying chores to lower ranked players ... ?



Absolutely - after all rank has its privileges.

In this case I called for a volunteer. A Major volunteered. A more junior officer seeking advancement should always volunteer to earn positive endorsement. Laughing Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 10 April 2012 03:06
Let me be the first to welcome Colonel Vangoce to the Colonel's club!

Congratulations Colonel - I'm sure your journey was an arduos one - any insights you care to share? Skill ranking of 1822 - very impressive! And you were promoted after a loss at Twin Villages. How so?

Please... take a seat by the fire and let me offer you a drink - or three.

Your humble servant,

Lucky
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 10 April 2012 03:07
Colonel #80, by the way.

Sorry, I'm new at this.

Lucky
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 15 April 2012 14:33
No need to apologise Lucky Smile

As a former colonel greeting officer I can give you tips about the job : a tradition passed on to us by Brigadier Phread is to make the name of the greetee a link to their career page.

If you already know how don't read further. You simply have to write [url=ADRESS OF THE PAGE # NAME OF THE LATEST COLONEL[/url]

Replace the # and the spaces around it with a closing bracket ]

This would show NAME OF LATEST COLONEL and then replace the caps by the necessary informations.

Welcome aboard Smile

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 15 April 2012 14:57
While I'm in the neighborhood (seeing that Lucky has not spoken in a few days) I tought I'd welcome :

- #81 Colonel Kisskiss
- # 82 Oberst Lespieuch
- #83 Colonel piratedwarf
- #84 Colonel Titanos

Welcome all, and do tell us about your journey Smile
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 15 April 2012 22:49
And Oberst #85 Oberst Jeanfederer.

A warm welcome to all new Colonels.

Please tell us about the trials and tribulations of your journey to your new rank.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 16 April 2012 06:19
Major Lucky reporting (again) for duty!

Sorry, sorry, didn't go AWOL. Seems a certain Brigadier - who shall remain nameless - came back for a rant and took over for a while.

Quack!

Of course, the idea of a duck greeeting new Colonels does seem a bit ridiculous. We ducks are flighty creatures (pun intended) after all. But we're far better company than that infernal parrot that Brigadier JRyan insists on taking with him everywhere.

Quack...quack quack quack.

Congrats to the newly minted "Full Bird" Colonels and welcome to the club. We have a special all this week - one of your war stories for two of ours!

(Now where have I heard that before....)

Lucky Duck
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 19 April 2012 13:23
Nice to see you lot here!

Since I started dreaming of a promotion, I fought 247 regular battles and 3 expert battles. Of these, I won 157 regular and one expert battle. If my count is correct, 32 of my opponents were cadets, of which 11 managed to beat me and five were promoted for such an act. It's hard to see the insignias at night, so it might be that there were a few more cadets and possibly even a few more defeats than I counted.

I fought soldiers of all ranks and origins, altogether a 130 different opponents. Keeping no favorites, I fought no-one for more than four times, giving all players match and rematch as sanctioned by the Geneva convention, albeit some were satisfied with just match.

During this Long March, I was transferred around the world and won at least 10 victories in each theater on each side. I revisited all battlefields until I could beat the odds on each side, even those battlefields some consider not to be required. They should be required, if you ask me!

The battlefield I visited the most was Flanking Maneuver at Bir Hakeim, a total of 16 times, with 7 axis and just one allied victory.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 21 April 2012 23:13
Sorry again Lucky, I was passing by and saw my french speaking friend sbchurchill got promoted so I'm ever so glad to welcome him.

Bienvenue au 86ème Colonel, le Colonel sbchurchill Very Happy

Tell us about you sb !

Starting a pool on the date when the 100th Colonel will enter the premises.

I take June 6th LOL (assumption based on the average promoted per month, and the fact that a whole lot of battles will be played on this particular day. AND it would be cool)

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 22 April 2012 06:47
Welcome to Colonel #87 Colonel Jaykay2010.

Congratulations on your promotion Colonel.

Tell us about your trials, tribulations and successes on your journey.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 22 April 2012 07:04
Conratulations to Colonel Jaykay 2010.

Promoted on April 22, 2012 - and already the Colonel tent is abuzz! Yet it is still just April 21st on my side of the pond!

Friends, I feel unworthy of these greeting duties. Our newly minted Colonels deserve better than this Canard du Chance seems able to provide...

Not to ruffle any feathers, but I feel it is best to return the honor of Greeter back to my French brethen, who are far more worthy of the honor than I.

Lucky

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