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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 02:43

Morgiliath (Axis) vs. Gunhawk (Allies)

"Montelimar"

Allies won.

A very close game at the end where every single move and die roll was extremely important. The eventual outcome was:

Gunhawk 6 medals. Morgiliath 5 medals.

I'd like to add that Morgiliath was playing with a handicap as he was celebrating St. Patricks Day and it was pretty late in Poland. (-:

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 03:39
Phread wrote on Thu, 17 March 2011 19:56

FIXTURE 2 - Toulon
gheintze v Phread 1-6


A 6-1 victory to the Allies (Phread).

The score doesn't reflect the evenness of the battle.

The Allies started slowly with few hits and too many flags.
The Axis got the first kill in the centre after withstanding an Allied infantry attack. Then the Axis luck changed and they started retreating not killing units.

Pressure in the centre lead to the first kills for the Allies as the two infantry dug in on the hills were slowly worn down and killed.

The Axis luck changed for the better when they eliminated the Axis artillery on the left with armour attacks.

Brave attacks by the Axis infantry in the centre came to naught as they couldn't score the hits they needed against weakened Allied infantry. The Allies fought back.

Eventually the weight of Allied armour against the sandbagged Axis infantry won the battle.

Both sides rolled on 23% hits on infantry with the Allies rolling 27% stars and the Axis 28% flags. Not a hard hitting battle but hard fought nonetheless.



I would like to add that Phread played his hand and dice impeccably. I've played Phread several times now, and I'm very impressed with how he manages his troops. He's very good at making strategic withdrawals and advancing just far enough to do damage without taking too many risks.

When the scheduled matches were released and I saw that I had to play Toulon as the Axis, I was not happy as it's a very hard scenario for the Germans. When I saw that Phread was my opponent, I wasn't any happier...

Great job, Phread. Maybe someday you can teach me some of your tricks. Smile I'm a pretty aggressive player, so learning some restraint would help me out.

Geoff

[Updated on: Fri, 18 March 2011 03:40]

      
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Re:Scores updated Fri, 18 March 2011 05:18
FIXTURE 5

St. Vith
Rasmussen (Axis) 6 - Phread (Allies) 4

Phread started out with some great rolls and effective cards at the start and had an early 2-0 lead. But then the dice stopped coming up with hits and I was able to battle my way back into the game. I cleared my entire right flank and finished the battle with some lucky rolls against his armor.

A close battle that could have gone the other way if Phread had a little more luck!
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 05:24
Thanks Geoff for your kind words.

You flatter me as today's results show I'm not that good after all (2 more losses).

One needs strategy, cards and dice like a three legged stool Having only 1 or 2 out of the three makes one fall on one's butt.

Toulon is not easy for the Axis.
A patient Allied player with reasonable cards and dice should carry the day. I had patience, (at times) cards & dice.
If I can I try to plan 1 or 2 turns ahead and play my cards accordingly.

For the tournament I did try to hide wounded units. The Toulon terrain allows the Allied player to do this.

[Updated on: Fri, 18 March 2011 05:43]

      
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Re:Scores updated Fri, 18 March 2011 17:15
FIXTURE 4

Twin Villages
Rasmussen (Axis) 6 - gunhawk (Allies) 4

This was a marathon battle that took an amazing 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 30 seconds!! It was clearly a defensive battle for both sides with me staying in the frozen forests until near the end of the game when I finally broke out on my right flank to overwhelm the Allied forces.

An intense battle against a great player! Cool

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Re:Scores updated Fri, 18 March 2011 19:13
FIXTURE 1

Dug In at Sidi Omar
Rasmussen (Axis) 6 - LooneyLlama (Allies) 5

Another intense battle that came down to the wire! Either of us could have won a few different times but in the end the battle went my way. These battles might be almost too close...my heart is still racing!

Thanks for the great battle, LooneyLlama! Good luck in the rest of the tournament. Cool
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 19:22
Can anybody stop Jesse? Cool He's got 24 medals in 4 battles if I'm counting correctly...

So I'm already out, unless I get six medals in my last battle (St. Vith) and the Allies can really hurt him. Twisted Evil

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 19:31
gheintze wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 22:22

Can anybody stop Jesse? Cool He's got 24 medals in 4 battles if I'm counting correctly...

So I'm already out, unless I get six medals in my last battle (St. Vith) and the Allies can really hurt him. Twisted Evil

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Well, I'm already in the middle of losing badly to mochihead on Toulon, so I think my winning streak is over! Confused
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 19:35
Go mochihead! Twisted Evil I need Jesse to get only two medals in his last two matches.

I don't think that will happen... Rolling Eyes

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 19:59
gheintze wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 22:35

Go mochihead! Twisted Evil I need Jesse to get only two medals in his last two matches.

I don't think that will happen... Rolling Eyes

Geoff


Sorry, the tables turned on my poor man mochihead...

FIXTURE 2

Toulon

Rasmussen (Axis) 6 - mochihead (Allies) 3

With some lucky cards and good rolls the Axis were able to beat off the Allied attack. Most of the fighting took place in the center section with 3 Infantry Assault cards being played there (one counter attack and two cards). It was a tough battle but the Axis held.

Thanks for the great game, mochihead! Smile
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 20:05
Wow! Congratulations, Jesse! A perfect record through five battles and only Montelimar is left, IIRC. Cool You just might be the King.

Looks like I'm playing for pride against mochihead tonight. Smile

Nice work. I'll have to try again in the next tournament.

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 20:09
yes, the tables turned indeed. in retrospect i wonder if the tourney rules affected my strategy: i think i got a little too aggressive chasing weakened units going after medals which spread me a little thin, and jesse's well-played infantry assaults did me in. played again, i think i may have been more conservative and tried to keep those clusters intact, and i also may have tried to take advantage of the sudden death rule which of course didn't factor in my decision making here. it was a fun game, congrats to jesse.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 20:10
gheintze wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 12:05


Looks like I'm playing for pride against mochihead tonight. Smile



oh, the way my dice turned on me in toulon, i may oblige you yet with a pride-filled win.
Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 20:15
FIXTURE 3: Montelimar

Mochihead (Allies) 6 d. Frankeytje (Axis) 3

As is so often, the game was closer than the score. Axis aggressively took Hill 300 early on, but the Allies pushed back successfully and in the end took back the hill. A timely BEL also helped get an Allied unit through to the Rhone for a critical medal.

Great game, tense moments on both sides.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 20:50
Looneyllama(allies) 6 Frankeytje (Axis) 2

I had 4 left flank cards to start the game and quickly overwhelmed his right flank inf. and artillery. Then I had 4 right flank cards with TFH and overwhelmed his left flank and most of his center forward inf. It was pretty much over. Good rolls also helped. Toulon is very tough for the Axis to win with only four cards. Once that Artillery goes it's just a matter of time for the Allied victory.

We switched and Frank beat me 6 to 2. He basically did the same thing I did by quickly destroying my right flank inf. and artillery. Again, it was only a matter of time for the Allied victory. Unfortunalely for him, it didn't count for the tournament. Maybe we should have a second tournament where we switch sides. What do you think?
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 21:13
Toulon - david5272 (Axis) 6 and Nygaard (Allies) 2

it was a blood bath for the allies
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 21:19
david5272 wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 21:13

Toulon - david5272 (Axis) 6 and Nygaard (Allies) 2

it was a blood bath for the allies


Pure pain... Embarassed Couldn't break the will of the German center infantry.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Fri, 18 March 2011 22:26
gheintze wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 15:05

Wow! Congratulations, Jesse! A perfect record through five battles and only Montelimar is left, IIRC. Cool You just might be the King.

So it's up to me, eh?
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 02:36
FIXTURE 6 - Tunisia
Frankytje v Phread 4-6


Allied victory 6-4 !

An unexpected win against the odds.

The battle started strongly for the Axis playing a "General Advance" weaking the infantry in the centre and one on the Allied left.
The Allied countered with All of their right flank weakening an panzer unit.

The battle took place on the Axis right and then the centre.

The Axis initially gaining the upper hand with several kills.
As the Allies were able to bring their armour into play the tide of battle turned with the panzers in the centre (3) being eliminated and a centre infantry weakened.

Eventually a pincer move on the 9th turn saw the Allies eliminate a 2 figure panzer unit on the their left flank and a single figure infantry in the centre for a 6-4 victory.

Even statistics, 42% hit rate for both sides, but the Allies got 53 shots in against 48 for the Axis. 26% grenades rolled for the Allies vs 17% for the Axis was the difference.



      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 03:17
Twin Villages

david5272 (Axis) 6 and Mochihead (allies) 5


42 minutes..what a battle....thought the axis were going to get their butts handed to them to the tune of 6 to 2...but some great maneuvers on both sides made the battle intense...Top 5 battle of all time for me.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 03:43
Dug in at Sidi Omar

david5272 (axis) 6 and Phread (allies) 2


tough game for the allies....the axis tanks were blazing

      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 03:48
FIXTURE 5 - Sankt Vith

Gunhawk (allies) 1 - Frankeytje (axis) 6

i dont know what happened, but everything we axis planned worked out perfectly
cleaned left flank first, right flank soon followed
a desperate attempt only gave the allies 1 medal, they certainly deserved much more!!!!!!!!!!
im guessing they didnt have the orders needed to stop the Wehrnacht from rolling in

now Commander Frankeytje is going to sleep, fighting a war and alcohol isn't the best combination Laughing

goodnight new and old friends
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 03:51
FIXTURE 1 - Dug in at Sidi Omar
David5272 v Phread 6-2


Axis victory 6-2

Axis played well, but had the cards and dice for a seroius victory.
47 Axis shots fired vs 31 for Allies
53% Axis hit rate vs 29% Allies.
61% Axis infantry hits vs 20% for Allies.

The Allies were never in this one as the Axis had the cards and dice with them. The Allies were lucky to even get 2 medals.

I may sound bitter, because I am terribly disappointed.
I could not compete in this battle as I was shut out by the cards and dice.
I take nothing away from David5272 who played his cards well and was an excellent opponent.
But can anyone win with the allied statistics above?

I have been knocked out of the tournament for circumstances beyond my control.
My two big losses were with terrible dice and cards.

Good luck to the other competitors.

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 03:53
St. Vith

gheintze - 6
mochihead - 5

A close battle till the end...

Thanks for running this great tournament. I look forward to the rest of the results and the next competition.

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 04:59
Oh by the way

Thanks Jim for organising a great tournament.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 16:05
>>I have been knocked out of the tournament for circumstances beyond my control.
My two big losses were with terrible dice and cards.<<

That's the nature of "beer and pretzels" wargames. (-:
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 17:59
Great results coming thru in the last 48 hours guys!

... And some real dramatic games by the sounds of it, as well a few 'disasters' ....


As we stand, 2 of the Allies have completed their fixtures, (Phread and Nygaard), and both have set the benchmark of 26 points. Phread eases ahead, as he's lost less medals.
Gunhawk could match that if he wins his final two games, but Mochihead, Loonyllama, and Sam can surpass that score if they pick up significant points in their remaining games .... WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP??

Meanwhile, for the Axis' team ...

Geoff closes his account on 27 medals ... after a blistering start.

Frankyetje could match this by winning his final game, myself and Morgiliath could surpass it ... HOWEVER ...

We have Rasmussen undefeated after 5 games, (!!!) but David5272 is pushing him all the way, also undefeated after 4 games ... Can Jesse hold his nerve? Could they both end the group phase undefeated???

Time will tell folks ... keep watching this space ! Smile
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 18:01
Phread wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 23:59

Oh by the way

Thanks Jim for organising a great tournament.



thanks indeed Jim, unless my unfortunate losses i had a great time
and a rematch could interest me for sure Very Happy

and thank you all for giving me these pleasant experiences, ive put all of you on my buddy list hurray hurray hurray Laughing
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 18:03
FIXTURE 4 - Twin Villages
Frankytje v sam 1812 1-6

The dice were heavily biased against the Germans, as they rolled only 39% (7/18) against my infantry and 12% (2/16) against my armor. A German Armor Assault with their last two tanks rolled only 2/12. And when the Panzers came out to play, I rolled 46% (17/37) against them including several double- or triple-hits. It was that kind of game.

Plus, I was fortunate to have cards like a couple of Assaults, Artillery Bombard, TFH (4 orders, 2 toasted Panzers), and a final DHQ.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 18:36
I still have to play against David5272 and Jaykay, right?
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sat, 19 March 2011 19:15
That's what the schedule thread says, Gunhawk. http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?goto=210695#msg_210695
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 01:08
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 14:15

That's what the schedule thread says, Gunhawk. http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?goto=210695#msg_210695


Thanks. (-: I know that I already played against Frankytje though.
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 03:03
gunhawk wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 17:36

I still have to play against David5272 and Jaykay, right?



Yes gunhawk, I need to play you still, Im in the UK so that shouldn't be too difficult to arrange ... Im possibly only an hour behind you ?

Howabout this Sunday evening?

Jim
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 03:06
frankeytje wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 17:01

Phread wrote on Fri, 18 March 2011 23:59

Oh by the way

Thanks Jim for organising a great tournament.



thanks indeed Jim, unless my unfortunate losses i had a great time
and a rematch could interest me for sure Very Happy

and thank you all for giving me these pleasant experiences, ive put all of you on my buddy list hurray hurray hurray Laughing



It's been a real pleasure guys, and to be honest, after all the initial leg work, not too much of a demand, (made all the easier by Andy's 'live' scoreboard, which has been very much appreciated, thanks mate)!

Jim

      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 04:29
tunisia

david5272 (axis) 6 and gunhawk (allies) 4

      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 04:40
Jaykay2010 wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 22:03

gunhawk wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 17:36

I still have to play against David5272 and Jaykay, right?



Yes gunhawk, I need to play you still, Im in the UK so that shouldn't be too difficult to arrange ... Im possibly only an hour behind you ?

Howabout this Sunday evening?

Jim


Actually there's a four hour difference between London and the East Coast of the USA. I can't get on until about 7:30PM on Sunday which probably means about 11:30 PM for you, but I'm retired and available almost every day during the day. If I get on at 11AM or so it will be about 3PM your time. Can you play during the day?

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 04:46
Mid-day your time during the week would be great !

(Why did I think you were in Poland? lol)

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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 05:00
Jaykay2010 wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 23:46

(Why did I think you were in Poland? lol)

Jim


Damned if I know! Does my USAF uniform look Polish? LOL
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 14:41
gunhawk wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 04:00

Jaykay2010 wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 23:46

(Why did I think you were in Poland? lol)

Jim


Damned if I know! Does my USAF uniform look Polish? LOL




lol that's weird Laughing I have no idea how I came to that conclusion, my apologies lol ... hope to be online later today for our match Smile ...
      
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Re:Axis vs Allies Tournament Sun, 20 March 2011 15:26
FIXTURE 3

Montelimar

Rasmussen (Axis) 6 - Sam1812 (Allies) 1

The Axis had great cards and where able to hit almost everything they shot at! Sadly, Sam didn't have a whole lot of chances to fight back but as always he was a great sport.

Thanks for the games, everyone! It's been a fun tournament, no matter what happens. Cool

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