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Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 06:12
Next Saturday, it's time to break out our Combat Cards for another multi-player Overlord on Vassal!

(If you're interested in learning this multi-player Overlord version of Memoir, sign up here, and I'll come online earlier to teach you. Also, if you haven't played Overlord before, download the rules from the Memoir website's Rules & Goodies page.)

RATS IN A FACTORY -- Saturday, June 23.

I can't believe we've never played this one here.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=5981

> 14:00 in New York
> 19:00 in London
> 20:00 in France, Germany, Belgium, etc.
> Other countries, you know where you are.

Post a message here if you want to be in it.

We will be using version 10.6 of the Memoir module. Download the new version from the Modules page at http://www.vassalengine.org . Also, Vassal is up to version 3.1.1.19. (This is new since last time.) Click the Download link on the Vassal page. Please download your files before game time, so we don't delay the start.

I'll be online at least 45 minutes beforehand, to help anybody who has questions or technical problems. If you want to learn Combat Cards, show up before game time, and I'll teach.

DEFINITE:
bdgza
JJAZ
sam1812
sdnative
Zalamence

PROBABLE:
gonzoj

POSSIBLE:
Bayernkini

WAITING LIST:
Flemish_Havy
Hank the Pigeon
nemesszili
Tank Commander - after 4:00, if space is available

[Updated on: Sat, 23 June 2012 14:22]

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 07:09
I hate rats, but if you promise to hold my hand, count me in.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 07:45
Hello Sam,

add me as possible. I'm underway but I expect to have a good inet connection that day.

I'll confirm in the following days.

Cheers
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 11:01
Like Almilcar, I'll be a possible player and I'll try to confirm later whether I am able to make it to the game or not.

I may require a little orientation since I haven't played an eight-player overlord (neither with, nor without Combat Cards)

June 23 is Midsummer's Eve in Finland. Sun doesn't set and nature is at its finest. Even though I love Memoir, being outdoors would be nice.

Santeri (Vassal nick)
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 11:35
I'm in.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 16:12
count me as possible Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 17:44
Never have played on Vassal but will try it out.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Mon, 18 June 2012 18:07
sdnative wrote on Mon, 18 June 2012 17:44

Never have played on Vassal but will try it out.


Vassal module is easy to grasp, straight and user friendly.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Tue, 19 June 2012 01:14
8 people have expressed an interest, but most of them are just "Possibles."

I'll take additional names for a waiting list -- and if enough people want to play, we can have 2 boards.

"Possibles" -- When you find out for sure, please let me know. Thanks.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Tue, 19 June 2012 10:36
Whoops, Midsummer's Eve is Friday Embarassed
I seem to have learned the Estonian way for some reason.

I am a definite participant now.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Tue, 19 June 2012 16:34
Sam - Can this be ~ Observed ~ ?...
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Tue, 19 June 2012 20:04
Oepsy, i m a bit late i see.

Anyhow, i aint shure, so put me on the reserves bench.

gtz

p.s. we should do this more often Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Wed, 20 June 2012 00:06
I cannot be there till around 4pm - but if there is a spot at the table when I get there I will play.

[Updated on: Wed, 20 June 2012 00:06]

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Wed, 20 June 2012 02:01
Havy, I'll put you on the waiting list.

Trent, yes, people can observe. And if there are open spots, you may be invited to be a Field General.

Tank Commander, yes. understood.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Wed, 20 June 2012 03:32
I will try to come and watch if I have time. If you need another I will try to be online.

Tom
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Thu, 21 June 2012 17:54
I know I'm late,
but count me in.

(probably spot on waiting list, but that's ok)
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Fri, 22 June 2012 02:25
Hi, Hank --

Pleased to put you on the waiting list, and pleased to meet you.

Show up Saturday, because if enough people are there, we can play two boards.

BTW, what's your name on Vassal?

Sam
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Fri, 22 June 2012 13:23
My Vassal-name is Joker

Grtz.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Fri, 22 June 2012 14:57
By the way, do we have any volunteers to be Commanders-in-Chief?
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Fri, 22 June 2012 17:54
Yes, i be CinC, if you find nobody else.

[Updated on: Fri, 22 June 2012 17:55]

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Fri, 22 June 2012 19:57
Thanks for the invite Sam, but since Saturdays are a regular work day for me, I have to bow out.

Think about scheduling a game on Monday mornings when I am off. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

[Updated on: Fri, 22 June 2012 19:57]

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sat, 23 June 2012 11:21
Folks,

unfortunately, I won't be able to join you. Sorry for the short notice, but I'm underway and it's becoming quite hard to get an stable/reliable inet connection.

On the other hand, glad to see Flemish will take my spot, if I'm correct.

Enjoy,
Cheers
Jaime aka Almilcar
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sat, 23 June 2012 12:54
OK folks,

Finally figured how to make the Internet work at my current location, so put me on the definite list, or on the waiting list.
Nevertheless I'll be online on Vassal...

Szili
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sat, 23 June 2012 14:26
Great to hear from you, Szili -- it's been a long time!
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sat, 23 June 2012 14:31
Last-minute details:

If I have you listed as a Possible or Probable, and you are now a Definite (or if you can't make it), please let me know.

Please show up by the announced game time, so we can choose sides quickly and get the party started. If some of the Possibles/Probables aren't present when we're ready to choose sides, people from the Waiting List will be let in.

We still need one more volunteer for Commander-in-Chief. If anybody from the waiting list volunteers for that, he's automatically in.

And remember, if you need help with Combat cards or anything else, come early.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sun, 24 June 2012 04:24
We had quite a battle. It wound up being 6 players for most of the game.

Axis CinC: nemesszili, replaced by bdgza
FGs: bdgza, nemesszili, Tank Commander, and Zalamence

Allied CinC: JJAZ
FGs: gonzoj, JJAZ, and sam1812

The Germans played 6 Recons during their 10 turns, and used them to keep their hand large and collect Combat cards.

After the German 5th turn, where they eliminated a Russian Left artillery and tank, the Germans led, 5-2 in kills. (The Russians held their 4 objective medals through the entire battle.)

But after that, the luck turned. The Russian Left executed a German infantry and Panzer in the far corner on consecutive turns, plus another infantry, and then with a 2-2-2 on turn 7, scored kills with their first 3 attacks (7 hits). On turn 8, a Russian TFH rolled 8 orders, eliminating two Panzers and an infantry. I got two of those kills, as the Right FG. This brought the Russian lead to 10-7 in kills.

On the next two German turns, they totaled 4 kills, split between their Left and Center. But Gonzo killed a 2-fig Panzer on the Left with a BEL, and then on turn 10, he advanced a tank to a road medal hex (no medal yet, because it's a turn-start objective), and tried unsuccessfully to damage the artillery. JJAZ finished off an engineer in the center. With an Infantry Assault, I cut off and killed a 2-fig Panzer, and then knocked out a 2-fig infantry in the open for the final blow.

Russians win, 18-11, 62-50, in 10 turns.

Good play by all parties. The Russians had some timely dice ... a few times.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sun, 24 June 2012 09:56
Sorry guys, had connection problems at 23:30... I hope you had fun!
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, June 23, on Vassal! Sun, 24 June 2012 15:07
The Russian side had fun.

The German side missed you sorely.
      
    
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