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Shortest battles Tue, 25 January 2011 06:25
What was your shortest (number of turns) scenario online?

StephenWallace & I just played Montelimar (both sides) and the Axis got blitzed twice.

When StephenWallace was the Allies he won 6-1 in 3 turns and then I returned the complement winning 6-2 in 5 turns.

I've never been beaten in three turns before. He played two Assaults in the Centre followed by a Probe in the Centre. As the axis player I never got into the game and was comprehensively beaten.

As Allies in the rematch I didn't start well as StephenWallace started with an Infantry Assault in the Centre. All I could reply with was a Dig In. His next turn saw four units assaulting the hills in the centre. An Air Attack saw the infantry units take 2 hits each with only a retreat for the armour. He kept advancing, but the dice let him down. Two Armour Assaults then a Behind Enemy Lines saw the game finished.

Two battles with all the action in the centre.

My fastest game is a four turn victory as Axis in Counter-Attack on Mortain.

What were your fastest victories?

[Updated on: Wed, 02 March 2011 04:02]

      
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Re:Shortest battles Tue, 25 January 2011 07:04
St Vith Three turns...

Germans had no center cards, Allies had an General Advance and two armor assaults. General advance, move up the tanks from both sides into the center and weakened the front row pinned against the back row. Second turn Armor assault plowed the front line away and into the back row. Third turn was just as ugly and the win was awarded before all the tanks could finish firing.

22 figs, 82% hit ratio to 4 figs 42% hit he did get one kill.


I felt sorry for the guy...

Also did an Arracourt in 4 turns winning as the Allies 6 to 0
Same thing, pinned the Germans on the back row and chewed them up.
All the Germans had was left cards...


Both were complete slaughters...





      
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Re:Shortest battles Tue, 25 January 2011 13:28
Arracourt, 3 times:

> 1-6 loss as Axis -- DHQ, Assault Center (4 kills), Firefight (2 kills).
> 6-2 win as Allies -- Assault Left (1 kill), Assault Center (2 kills), Counter-Attack against DHQ (3 kills).
> 0-6 loss as Axis (Counter-Attack against my Armor Assault (2 kills), Attack Left (3 kills), Assault center (1 kill).

In 16 times that I've ever played Arracourt, 4 of them have ended in 3 turns.

Montelimar, once:

> 6-1 win as Allies -- Assault Center, another Assault Center (3 kills), DHQ (2 kills and a medal).

But my overall record is 2 turns, as Axis in Panzers vs Grants, with some incredible luck.
      
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Arracourt in 2 :) Wed, 26 January 2011 23:21
Arracourt in three is very good, but I managed to win it once in two turns...

Arracourt, 6-0, two turns, against a Major (doesn't matter, as he hardly got a chance to move).

As Allies (sorry for confusion!), with lots of luck

1 turn Allies - Armor Overrun - 4 kills
1 turn Axis - Attack - my armor got a lot of hits, but no deaths
2 turn Allies - Direct from HQ - 2 kills..


I don't think you can win in one Smile

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Re:Arracourt in 2 :) Wed, 26 January 2011 23:52
Morgiliath wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 17:21

Arracourt in three is very good, but I managed to win it once in two turns...

I don't think you can win in one Smile

Very impressive. Congrats.

It would be unlikely, but theoretically, the Allies can win Arracourt in 1 turn, using an Armor Assault or Assault Left and a bit of luck with the dice. For example, the two forward tanks could kill the four German armors on the left, using their overruns, while the rear Allied tanks blast the two Panzers in the center. In order for this to be possible, the Germans' rightmost infantry would have to move into the town or get ambushed on the initial Axis turn, and the units on the German right would have to stick together in a way that makes two Allied overruns possible.
      
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Re:Shortest battles Thu, 27 January 2011 03:53
i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy
      
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Re:Shortest battles Thu, 27 January 2011 04:04
Nightrain wrote on Thu, 27 January 2011 06:53

i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy


Players do get more Skill points for winning so quickly...because they defeat the other person before they can get many (or any) medals! Razz
      
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Re:Shortest battles Wed, 02 March 2011 03:01
I just had a battle at 1st Armored to the Rescue were I won in two turns. I was Axis and started with Armored Assault and moved two armor on my left and two in the center. I scored several medals then my opponent, who had no cards to effectualy counter my attack, only killed one tank figure from one of my units. Then I played a Direct from HQ and finished the fight with 5 medals to 0.

Then we played a rematch and my opponent started off just like I did. He played a Armor Assault and took 3 medals. I played a Attack card in the center and took three figures total from his tank units, but i didn't get a kill. Then he played a Direct from HQ, (at this point I'm saying "Deja vous")takes another medal, and retreats one of my armor units that was reduced to one figure. Then I play another Attack in the center and manage to kill two German tank units. Then he plays a Recon in force and has horrible rolls. He was unable to kill my one figure tank unit. my tank unit was on my right flank and I was unable to move it away so I brought up my only other close tank unit. also I moved up a farther tank unit, but it was still out of range. Then, I used my other full strength tank unit attack a wounded German tank unit. I killed it and then moved up on the overrun and score two hits on his other tank unit. On hisw next turn he moves then remaining tank unit next to my one fig. unit and completes his victory. Final score 5 to 3. 4 turns.

      
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Re:Shortest battles Wed, 02 March 2011 03:08
Nightrain wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 18:53

i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy


We just might. Very Happy
      
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Re:Shortest battles Wed, 02 March 2011 04:05
eric wrote on Wed, 02 March 2011 15:53

Nightrain wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 18:53

i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy


We just might. Very Happy


Would it be backdated? Razz Razz Razz
      
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Re:Shortest battles Wed, 02 March 2011 10:14
eric wrote on Wed, 02 March 2011 02:08

Nightrain wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 18:53

i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy


We just might. Very Happy


"Blitzkrieg" - Win a Western front scenario in 3 turns or less, or a desert scenario in 2 or less? (Or any Stalingrad scenario in under 10)
      
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Re:Shortest battles Wed, 02 March 2011 10:55
Phread wrote on Wed, 02 March 2011 07:05

eric wrote on Wed, 02 March 2011 15:53

Nightrain wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 18:53

i guess DoW should give achievement if one can win in less or equal than three turns Very Happy


We just might. Very Happy


Would it be backdated? Razz Razz Razz


Not likely!! Very Happy You'll have to try to win quickly again... Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Shortest battles Thu, 03 March 2011 06:18
3 turns total 4 kills and johnnybot didn't even get off a single shot.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff80/Master_Randwulf/1c7dd0f5.jpg
      
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Re:Shortest battles Sat, 05 March 2011 20:58
2 turns

British won me in Panzers vs. Grants.

Axis 1 (me)
I played 2 - 2 - 2 and took out 1 British Tank (the one in the centre that cannot retreat.

Allied 1
British played Counter attack and took out 2 panzers with lucky rolls.

Axis 2
I played center 2 with infantry and 1 tank remaining with no special results.

Allied 2
Then the Brits played Armored Assault and 3 tanks made into contact and the forth assisted with long range fire and Game Over.

GAME OVER
      
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6 medals in one turn Thu, 10 March 2011 13:03
I think I just set the record... Won Escape via the Coastal Road as Axis in two turns, winning 6 medals in one turn...

My opponent rolled just three dice in the entire game...

      
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Re:6 medals in one turn Thu, 10 March 2011 20:54
Morgiliath wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 01:48

I think I just set the record... Won Escape via the Coastal Road as Axis in two turns, winning 6 medals in one turn...

My opponent rolled just three dice in the entire game...




Please tell us how you achieved this feat of arms.
      
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Re:6 medals in one turn Fri, 11 March 2011 04:56
Phread wrote on Thu, 10 March 2011 23:54

Morgiliath wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 01:48

I think I just set the record... Won Escape via the Coastal Road as Axis in two turns, winning 6 medals in one turn...

My opponent rolled just three dice in the entire game...




Please tell us how you achieved this feat of arms.


He explains how it happened over in this thread. Smile
      
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Re:6 medals in one turn Fri, 11 March 2011 05:07
Some time in the 1800s, the British chess master J.H. Blackburne was playing black in a tournament game. His opponent opened with P-K4 (or what nowadays would be notated e4), and Blackburne joked, "Ah, now I resign."

His opponent held him to it.

We're approaching that point. Smile
      
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Re:6 medals in one turn Fri, 11 March 2011 05:17
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 08:07

Some time in the 1800s, the British chess master J.H. Blackburne was playing black in a tournament game. His opponent opened with P-K4 (or what nowadays would be notated e4), and Blackburne joked, "Ah, now I resign."

His opponent held him to it.

We're approaching that point. Smile


I'm confused... Confused Razz I'm afraid I don't know chess all that well (though I enjoy playing it when I have a chance) but I don't know what this is referring to. Smile

I'm afraid I require a translation! Sam, are there any commentaries I could read about this to help me understand?... Laughing
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 06:11
White makes his first move, pawn to kings 4th space. p-k4
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 06:58
Randwulf wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 09:11

White makes his first move, pawn to kings 4th space. p-k4


So why did the master say he would resign? Is that an unbeatable start to the game or something? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 08:29
rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 19:43

Randwulf wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 09:11

White makes his first move, pawn to kings 4th space. p-k4


So why did the master say he would resign? Is that an unbeatable start to the game or something? Rolling Eyes


Karma
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 12:59
Sorry, I didn't think this would be confusing. Here's the translation into Memoir language.

You're playing Memoir (in an expert tournament). Your opponent goes first and lays down Their Finest Hour.

Before he even rolls his dice, you jokingly say, "Uh-oh, I surrender." Your opponent calls over the tournament director and tells him. The TD holds you to it.
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 15:36
the Chess world is vicious....
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 11 March 2011 15:37
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 11 March 2011 15:59

Sorry, I didn't think this would be confusing. Here's the translation into Memoir language.

You're playing Memoir (in an expert tournament). Your opponent goes first and lays down Their Finest Hour.

Before he even rolls his dice, you jokingly say, "Uh-oh, I surrender." Your opponent calls over the tournament director and tells him. The TD holds you to it.


Ahhh...it's all clear to me now! Thanks for explaining. Cool

Note to self, don't joke about surrendering when I'm playing against Sam! Laughing
      
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Re:Shortest battles Sat, 12 March 2011 02:50
Only one good thing about a fast game...

.. you can get another game in with the time you have left.
      
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Re:Shortest battles Fri, 18 March 2011 21:08
I once played '1st Armoured To The Rescue' (allies) against Johnny (axis) -
The score was 2-0 for Johnny before I even played a card. Shocked
I got two turns before Johnny beat me, 5-1.
The after-action report told me I 'underperformed'... lol Laughing
      
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Re:Shortest battles Sat, 02 April 2011 08:48
Mine was a few days ago, Panzers vs Grants against the AI. I know the odds favour the Axis but I wanted a quick battle so I played them.

May cards included 2 armoured assaults and a Direct from HQ!!

Turn 1 I played armoured assault, advanced on the left and took 2 flags.

Ally turn 1 took a tank and forced a retreat on one unit.

Turn 2 and I played armoured assault again, continuing on the left, took two more flags.

Ally turn two, they had no forces on their right so moved across and managed to get a flag by destroying an armoured unit.

Turn 3 and I order 4 units, the first moves straight on to the objective marker and gets the flag.

Game over!! 3 Turns and the allies were done over 5-1. Even a human player would have been hard pressed to prevent the win that quick!!
      
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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 21:26
The record unbreakable...

So here it is:
1st Armored to the Rescue - won in ONE TURN.
I started with Armor Assault, and won 5 medals in one turn.
My opponent rolled one die as a result of Stiff Upper Lip.

Well, nothing he could have done, really.



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DoW, any medals for that? Razz

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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 21:44
ouch.... Shocked
      
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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 21:51
2 turns, against a real player.
Scene: Arracourt, I was playing allies.
1 st turn: I think axis starts, but I guess he moved some on his left flank, in the woods.
I play firefight with the forward infantry, the two forward armors and an artillery on the left side. I kill alot of figures, and one unit (armor).
Opponets turn: advances two infantry men against my two forward armors, rolls 2x2dice and misses all.
I play armor assault on my second turn, sending my forward armor past his infantry, and my two back armors against his just advanced infantry.
I kill or finish off 5 more units.

Results:
16 infantry killed with 29 die rolls
6 armor killed with 9 die rolls

my opponent killed 0 armor units with 4 die rolls

I was so happy I took a screen shot.

      
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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 22:15
Arracourt in two turns is no record, if you check the beginning of the thread. And what exactly do you mean by "real player"?

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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 23:36
I know arracourt in 2 turns is no record, but it is my record.
I meant a real player, like a human person, and not against Johnny the AI bot
      
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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 23:56
Lost Panzers vs. Grants in two turns as the Allies once.

That was painful enough, but then I had to listen to the gloating from my opponent...

Actually, what I hate is when I lose a scenario when I have the overwhelming odds on my side. I lost count of how many times I've lost "Slopes of Mt. Austen" as the Allies.

      
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Re:Shortest battles Mon, 18 July 2011 23:59
Just had a thought - how many scenarios is it theoretically possible to win/ lose in 1 turn? 2 turns? Who can devise the "perfect storm" in terms of scenario/ cards played and die rolls?

May offer some interesting insights into the mechanics of battle...
      
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Re:Shortest battles Tue, 19 July 2011 01:22
Morgiliath wrote on Mon, 18 July 2011 15:26

The record unbreakable...

1st Armored to the Rescue - won in ONE TURN.

That's why I like Pacific, Western, and Eastern fronts better. Smile

Congratulations, Morgiliath. Very nice, even if there isn't a prize for it.
      
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Re:Shortest battles Thu, 21 July 2011 02:41
1st Armored to the rescue, i haven't won in this mission in one round, but i have done it in two rounds.
      
    
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