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Senior member Fri, 20 June 2014 02:07
Hey Warriors,
How do you get to be a Senior member? Is it by games played, dates since starting M44 online, Age-I'm almost 61, Rank, whatever?
Please enlighten me !! Haha.

I initially played some M44 when it first became available, I was overjoyed , since I had bought the game at Gencon in 2004 after it was first published for 60th Anniversary of D-Day, however can not find any boardgamers unless I go to a tourney or travel about 60 miles. Anyway, have just recently restarted playing in the past few months and have quickly rose up the ranks to Major, just yesterday.

I have enjoyed meeting and playing members from all over the world, and have spent many a late night playing. It's really addictive!
But it has been a great experience and I've gone back to studying French, since learning of the "Belgium Open" a few weeks ago.
would like to go this year, but starting a new job and moving back to NY state from Georgia-closer to my roots and my son, so will have to put it on the bucket list for 2015. By then will also brush up on my German.

My Dad was in 29th Division which landed on Omaha Beach along with the "Big Red One" ! He is my Hero and was a great dad, taught me to work for a living and not to live for working. He never talked about the war much , until right before he died in 1995. I have his Flag, WWII photo, and Silver Star citation above my fireplace.

Anyway, I get to wordy sometimes, but have found most of my opponents to also want to chat, some don't , but that's ok.

Thanks to the wonderful support from DOW team, wish I could play wargames for a living, but being a Doc for 33 years has been very rewarding.

Enough said, Thanks again, and if you can answer my original question about Senior membership that would be cool.
Also, one opponent last night told me there is a way to list all you games in an Excel spreadsheat form, with games played, opponents , etc. I would like to know if that's possible and how to do it.

Thanks, Docsteve, A.K.A. Stephen
      
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Re:Senior member Fri, 20 June 2014 03:36
Have 100 posts to the forum.
      
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Re:Senior member Fri, 20 June 2014 07:56
So keep talking Smile
Welcome to the forum and have fun!
      
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Re:Senior member Fri, 20 June 2014 08:22
To find the spreadsheet of your games, go to your Officer Career page. For you, it's http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/career/?id=37 7160 The 377160 is your Player ID number, which you can find by hovering over your name. (I never remember how to get to the Officer Career page, so I find it simplest to just bookmark it.)

There are separate spreadsheets for Standard, Expert, and Solo games, and each of these categories is subdivided by time period -- you can paste them into a single sheet if you want.
      
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Re:Senior member Fri, 20 June 2014 18:18
Thanks for the replies, very helpful
      
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Spreadsheet Fri, 20 June 2014 23:24
Sam1812,

Thanks for your help, I put in the online message and there was my career, just like you said! Amazing!! I bookmarked it as I would never remember my account # and all the rest. Why does everything seem so difficult for us old farts?

Thanks, docsteve
      
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Re:Spreadsheet Sat, 21 June 2014 14:44
docsteve wrote on Fri, 20 June 2014 17:24

Why does everything seem so difficult for us old farts?

Glad to help!

And as for this questions ... I'm reminded of a psychology exam I took in high school where one of the questions (under "learning theory") was, "Why don't pigs whistle?"

My answer was, "Because nobody taught them how, and they haven't figured it out for themselves." (This probably would have sufficed for this particular teacher, but just in case, since it was an essay test, I then felt compelled to add a couple of paragraphs of superfluous explanation.)
      
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Re:Spreadsheet Sun, 22 June 2014 01:25
And? Have you put your theory to the test?
Did you try to teach pigs to whistle?
Laughing Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:Spreadsheet Sun, 22 June 2014 01:31
I'm a theoretician. I leave that for the experimentalists.
      
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Re:Spreadsheet Sun, 22 June 2014 01:38
Ok, I'll take up the challenge ...
Next time I'll see a pig, I'll try to teach it how to whistle.
Don't worry, I'll keep you posted on this Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
      
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Re:Senior member Sun, 22 June 2014 20:27
Keep on posting guys! Wink
      
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Re:Senior member Sun, 22 June 2014 21:19
docsteve wrote on Thu, 19 June 2014 20:07

... but starting a new job and moving back to NY state ...


I know this is a longshot, but where in New York State? I am in New York (Binghamton area).
      
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Re:Senior member Mon, 23 June 2014 19:31
not too long a shot. I'll be in Rome,NY

Maybe we can get together for some face to face boardgaming!
      
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Re:Senior member Tue, 24 June 2014 01:15
docsteve wrote on Mon, 23 June 2014 13:31

not too long a shot. I'll be in Rome,NY

Maybe we can get together for some face to face boardgaming!



That would be excellent. I have sent you a P.M. with additional info.

John
      
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Re:Senior member Wed, 02 July 2014 14:02
John,
I am a Binghamton native (BNHS '77). I live in Maryland now, but get up there periodically to visit my brother. Perhaps we could get together to play Memoir sometime FTF? I have not played at Jupiter Games before, but my brother has, so that could be a possible venue.
Tom
      
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Re:Senior member Wed, 02 July 2014 20:48
Tango Delta wrote on Wed, 02 July 2014 08:02

John,
I am a Binghamton native (BNHS '77). I live in Maryland now, but get up there periodically to visit my brother. Perhaps we could get together to play Memoir sometime FTF? I have not played at Jupiter Games before, but my brother has, so that could be a possible venue.
Tom


I would be very happy to do that.

I have played at Jupiter before so that would be a good place to meet.

Does your brother play Memoir '44 too?

      
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Re:Senior member Mon, 07 July 2014 14:01
Yes, he does as well. We are both old SPI and Avalon Hill gamers, from as far back as the late '70s.
      
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Re:Spreadsheet Mon, 07 July 2014 22:45
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 21 June 2014 14:44

docsteve wrote on Fri, 20 June 2014 17:24

Why does everything seem so difficult for us old farts?

Glad to help!

And as for this questions ... I'm reminded of a psychology exam I took in high school where one of the questions (under "learning theory") was, "Why don't pigs whistle?"

My answer was, "Because nobody taught them how, and they haven't figured it out for themselves." (This probably would have sufficed for this particular teacher, but just in case, since it was an essay test, I then felt compelled to add a couple of paragraphs of superfluous explanation.)



There are a few assumptions in both the question and the answer.

The question "why don't pigs whistle?" assumes that pigs don't whistle. Maybe pigs do whistle. Maybe the person who asks the question just doesn't know that pigs whistle. Either because no-one told him and he didn't figure it out, or no person knows, because no person ever heard a pig whistle. (either because they don't whistle when humans are around, or they whistle in a tone that can't be heard by the human ear. Another possibility is that the person asking the question does know that pigs whistle, but wants to make it seem like pigs don't whistle.

The answer assumes that pigs don't know how to whistle. Maybe they do know, but refuse to do so. Or they know, (or don't know, it doesn't matter in this case), but are physically unable to whistle.

Maybe such an answer was fine for the subject of psychology, but as an exact scientist, this answer disappoints me. Razz

Anyway, all this reminds me of the punishments a certain high school teacher gave out. He made his students write an essay about a certain, rather ridiculous subject.
One example that I can still remember was a student who had to write a 4 page essay about "the sexual life and procreation of penguins at the north pole." The next day, the student handed in his essay, probably filled with quite some creative writing. While we, the students, did an exercise on the new topic of the day, the teacher read the essay. When he was done, he returned the essay to the student and told him: "When you're supposed to write an essay about a subject, you should research the topic. If you'd have done that, you'd know that penguins only live at the south pole, and not the north pole. Nowhere in the essay do you comment on that problem with the assignment, so I think you should do it over. This time with a new subject: "The eating habits of polar bears at the south pole." Very Happy
"And make it 8 pages!"

True story. I was not the student.
      
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Re:Senior member Tue, 08 July 2014 01:46
Tango Delta wrote on Mon, 07 July 2014 08:01

Yes, he does as well. We are both old SPI and Avalon Hill gamers, from as far back as the late '70s.


Ah, same here. I started in the late 60s with Afrika Korps (I think I was under the recommended 12 year age listing on the games at the time - lol) then moved onto D-Day and others. Panzerblitz got me into micro armor minis. Dabbled with War in the East and played a ton of Third Reich when it first came out. Then later War in Europe became a regular fixture on our wargaming club table. A lot of hours spent bent over a map on a table pushing cardboard around and tossing dice in a musty dank basement of a book store. A true bunker setting that.
      
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Quit2 wrote on Mon, 07 July 2014 16:45

One example that I can still remember was a student who had to write a 4 page essay about "the sexual life and procreation of penguins at the north pole." The next day, the student handed in his essay, probably filled with quite some creative writing. While we, the students, did an exercise on the new topic of the day, the teacher read the essay. When he was done, he returned the essay to the student and told him: "When you're supposed to write an essay about a subject, you should research the topic. If you'd have done that, you'd know that penguins only live at the south pole, and not the north pole. Nowhere in the essay do you comment on that problem with the assignment, so I think you should do it over. This time with a new subject: "The eating habits of polar bears at the south pole." Very Happy

Any Monty Python fan would know that "penguins don't come from the North Pole. They come from the Antarctic!"
      
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Re:Senior member Tue, 08 July 2014 18:13
tank commander wrote on Mon, 07 July 2014 19:46

Tango Delta wrote on Mon, 07 July 2014 08:01

Yes, he does as well. We are both old SPI and Avalon Hill gamers, from as far back as the late '70s.


Ah, same here. I started in the late 60s with Afrika Korps (I think I was under the recommended 12 year age listing on the games at the time - lol) then moved onto D-Day and others. Panzerblitz got me into micro armor minis. Dabbled with War in the East and played a ton of Third Reich when it first came out. Then later War in Europe became a regular fixture on our wargaming club table. A lot of hours spent bent over a map on a table pushing cardboard around and tossing dice in a musty dank basement of a book store. A true bunker setting that.


Sounds like my progression almost. I used to buy the Avalon Hill war games and then try to find someone to play them, Afrika Korps being my first. No one wanted to play something that complex, so i ended up playing them solo. It didn't stop me from buying D-Day, Panzerblitz, Third Reich and Guadalcanal.

At WBC last year, I picked up a copy of Afrika Korps and Third Reich to replace the ones that went missing somehow and have Third Reich set up in my basement. After hours of reading the dense, nearly 50-page rulebook, I played one turn about 3 months ago. Still can't get myself to take turn 2. I'll probably have to read the rules all over again. LOL.

Playing those games again sure makes me appreciate the elegance and simplicity of modern games like Memoir '44 and Conflict of Heroes.
      
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Re:Senior member Thu, 10 July 2014 13:40
I totally agree. My favorite game system was Squad Leader by Avalon Hill. I still have the initial game, and the first three expansions, Cross of Iron, Crescendo of Doom and GI: Anvil of Victory, in my closet. I pulled out the base game last year, re-re-read enough of the rules to allow me to play the first scenario (one of the best, by the way, with all of the MMG and HMG), played that one scenario and have not played it since. I can remember, when playing back in the 80's, spending almost as much time going back to the rules to refresh my memory as I did playing the game. That makes the simplicity of Memoir '44 all the more appealing.
      
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Re:Senior member Sat, 12 July 2014 20:43
my favorite Board game was Midway by Avalon Hill, especially when my US divebombers did the Job!! Also, liked Bismarck, it was fast and easy.

Avalon Hill would have a yearly gaming convention near it's HQ in Baltimore, in the 90's, before they got bought out.
You could play board games , but they had also put out some computer WWII strategy games which they would have computers linked up so you could sit across the table and play on the computer, but face to face against your opponent. That was really great !!

Too bad Avalon Hill went under, I cut mu teeth at age 10 on Gettysburg, that was one tough game for a 10 yr old !

Steve out!
      
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Re:Senior member Sun, 13 July 2014 16:43
the convention they started began in Camp Hill, PA - then moved to Hunt Valley, MD and now resides in Lancaster, PA

been going 24 years now
      
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Re:Senior member Sun, 13 July 2014 20:01
I didn't know that !! So, AH has yearly gaming convention in Lancaster,PA? do you have more info?

Thanks, Steve
      
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Re:Senior member Sun, 13 July 2014 22:11
sent. I am sure you can look up the WBC on the forum here. A lot of folks who post in here attend it.
      
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Re:Senior member Mon, 14 July 2014 02:15
--JP wrote on Sun, 13 July 2014 16:11

sent. I am sure you can look up the WBC on the forum here. A lot of folks who post in here attend it.


I among them.
      
    
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