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BeansHarpoon
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Studying old games. Thu, 25 February 2010 18:47
Does anyone ever keep track of games played in notation form like in chess so one can view past games played and study them? And if so, how?
      
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Re:Studying old games. Thu, 25 February 2010 19:55
I've done this when I've been play testing scenarios - either ones I've created, or ones from the front that I'm thinking about combining into campaigns.

To begin with, I noted everything turn-by-turn, card, units, hits, but it just took forever. Now I tend to wind up with a 2 or 3 line survey - any particularly good or bad runs of cards or dice, which sectors of the battlefield were particularly easy or difficult for one side or another, and obviously the final medal total.

I guess if you were doing it for personal strategy, rather than to tweak the scenario, you might have slightly different objectives.
      
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Re:Studying old games. Thu, 25 February 2010 21:10
I also opt for a simpler approach during scenario design -- note the final medal count and scribble a few comprehensive notes regarding placement of units, hot/cold spots, etc.
      
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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 00:36
I always did that with vassal, logfile can be created and replayed from start to finish like watching a real live game. This is the most powerful feature in vassal that I admire and I think DoW should include this in their future project because I think that's more important than an automated ruling machine or even AI

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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 01:13
BeansHarpoon wrote on Thu, 25 February 2010 09:47

Does anyone ever keep track of games played in notation form like in chess so one can view past games played and study them? And if so, how?


You know how to enter an AAR (After Action Report), right? That's a common and easy way to record your battles and look at them later. Cool
      
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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 02:15
I keep written scoresheets of all my games. I track cards and kills, and occasional special notes, and I do find it useful. When I've played by email, I've recorded every die roll.

My scoresheets have 9 columns -- one for the turn number, and each player has a column for his cards and three columns for the sections of the board.

I don't attempt to notate the movement, but I once saw a board where somebody had overlaid a hex-numbering schema.

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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 03:41
Wow, that is some dedication! I know someone who will be real happy, one of these days... Cool

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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 05:47
I'm already very happy, but I'd be delighted to be happier. Smile
      
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Re:Studying old games. Fri, 26 February 2010 05:50
eric wrote on Thu, 25 February 2010 18:41

Wow, that is some dedication! I know someone who will be real happy, one of these days... Cool


Sounds intriguing!! Nod
      
    
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