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Morgiliath
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Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 08:39
I just got promoted to captain on my 37th battle, and I wonder how it compares to others - in other words, when did you get your promotion?

I also have no clue as to the criteria, as my promotion happened very soon after lieutenant promotion - two things that I could discern was 6th victory in a row and winning a match/rematch against a captain.

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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 09:59
Morgiliath wrote on Wed, 12 January 2011 21:24

I just got promoted to captain on my 37th battle, and I wonder how it compares to others - in other words, when did you get your promotion?



I can't remember how many battles I'd fought before my promotion.

I know I had to win Omaha beach as Allies before I was promoted.
It took a few defeats before that happened.

[Updated on: Wed, 12 January 2011 10:00]

      
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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 10:03
Hi, You need to win omaha as allies or Arnhem as axis, then you become Captain AFTER your next battle whichever map you play. I was 100 + battles before I managed it with Arnhem. I still have not won Omaha as allies though.
      
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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 11:04
Congratulations on your promotion!! Welcome to the growing rank of Captain. Cool

Morgiliath wrote on Wed, 12 January 2011 11:39

I also have no clue as to the criteria, as my promotion happened very soon after lieutenant promotion


There is a list of clues about what you need for promotions on the Memoir '44 Online web site. It might help you in the future.

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Two things that I could discern was 6th victory in a row and winning a match/rematch against a captain.


From what we've seen and read, neither of your observations would have helped with your promotion to Captain. It has more to do with the tough battles you played (an won as the underdog). Smile
      
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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 13:49
Dear Rasmussen81,
thank you for your congrats, I have indeed consulted the venerable fount of knowledge aka Memoir online webpage though there seems to be precious little concerning details of promotion apart from rather vague "Your superb tactics and growing sense of command have also helped win the day in a battle where many others failed before you." which now I gather means to win Omaha as Allies (thanks stevie02) Smile

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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 14:43
Morgiliath wrote on Wed, 12 January 2011 16:49

"Your superb tactics and growing sense of command have also helped win the day in a battle where many others failed before you." which now I gather means to win Omaha as Allies (thanks stevie02) Smile


This could also refer to another battle where one side is severely outmatched...the idea is that you have to win a victory despite being a major underdog. Smile
      
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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 15:24
Now your explanation is beyond every shadow of a doubt, eminent Major Smile
      
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Re:Question to captains Wed, 12 January 2011 22:59
And now that you have joined the growing collection of captains you can work on collecting achievements.
Some of these require specific actions which mean you play a scenario in a different way.
      
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Re:Question to captains Sun, 01 May 2011 22:23
I realize this has been discussed a lot, but to get promoted to captain can you win the Omaha/Arnhem scenario before you get promoted to Lieutenant ? I ask because I won the Omaha scenario as a 2nd Lieutenant and a few games later got promoted to Lieutenant. I assume I will have to try and win Omaha/Arnhem again as a Lieutenant before I can move up to captain ?
      
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Re:Question to captains Mon, 02 May 2011 00:25
matkins wrote on Mon, 02 May 2011 08:23

I realize this has been discussed a lot, but to get promoted to captain can you win the Omaha/Arnhem scenario before you get promoted to Lieutenant ? I ask because I won the Omaha scenario as a 2nd Lieutenant and a few games later got promoted to Lieutenant. I assume I will have to try and win Omaha/Arnhem again as a Lieutenant before I can move up to captain ?


You need to win Omaha or Arnhem as the unfavoured side (Allies annd Axis respectively). You post didn't indicate which side you played when you won at Omaha.

The earlier posts in this thread were made when there were much fewer scenarios available to be played. Has anyone else won promotion to Captain playing the underdog in any of the newer "unbalanced" scenarios - such as "Breakout at Klin"?

[Updated on: Mon, 02 May 2011 00:27]

      
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Re:Question to captains Mon, 02 May 2011 01:46
Sorry, forgot to add that I did win as the underdog (allies) on Omaha so that is why I was wondering about the captain promotion. Anyway, I've only played around 25 games so I figure it is probably a little too soon to move up to captain rank.
      
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Re:Question to captains Mon, 02 May 2011 02:42
Keep playing, keep winning and achievements, awards and promotions will come your way.

Remember you can't win them all but you can certainly try.

Most importanly in all things have fun. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
      
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Re:Question to captains Thu, 05 May 2011 04:26
fyi for anyone interested i believe i've cracked the code for the promotion requirements up to captain and perhaps unfortunately i don't think they're nearly as complex as this thread would suggest.

i put my hypothesis in the Promotion Requirements thread since morgiliath nicely put a spoiler alert at the top of that thread for the unsuspecting. feel free to check it out and i welcome feedback.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=22064&start=0
      
    
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