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Jaykay2010
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Mon, 24 December 2012 22:14
Way to go Trentdep! Smile
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 00:11
Herr General Droopy007,

It is with great sadness that I bring news of an ALLIED victory and defeat for the AXIS at the hands of the ARTFUL ARTIMON, 8-5, this evening 1500 my time and 2300 his time.

A battle of 2 halves, mine during the 1st and his during the 2nd, too much dice and cards to overcome and ARTIMON was able to secure a victory and thus the score stands at 29-28 AXIS.

It now comes down to the 2 pt games on either side between BG Jeronimon and Clorofila and of course you, our exulted GENERAL DROOP007 against the double V himself, Van Vort!!

Good luck gentlemen, hope I held up the AXIS honor well as a last minute substitute, a pleasure playing for the winning side, the AXIS!! Twisted Evil Confidence runs high in my LEADER and in my teammate CLOROFILA!!

I anxiously await the final battle results and ARTIMON will fill in the gaps of our battle.
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 00:15
Gonzalan versus Artimon (5 medals versus 8 medals) - Stats balanced (48% vs 45%) but more dices for me (52 vs 65)

A very strange start which saw our artilleries destroyed during the 2 first turns.

Then, a tough and bloody fight until a desastrous assault of the German tanks (Armor assault cards without killin any american unit). Then, Gi's have counter attacked successfully and pushed to Leghorn,killing all the defenders on the way...

I had the luck to get lots of great cards during the game. Thanks to Gonzalan for the nice moment spent together on this map.

Replay here : http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=33 612971

Suspense for the end of this tournament is at the top point !! But, for sure, allied will win ! Very Happy

PS : Return match was also won easily by Allied side
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 03:24
Artimon, what a comeback! Gonzalan had you down 5-3 after turn 12. His failed armor assault was definitely the impetus to victory.

It now is down to the final 2 matches to determine victory. I really couldn't ask for a closer tournament. Good luck and have fun!

Buck Private Looney
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 05:59
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 26 December 2012 19:24

Artimon, what a comeback! Gonzalan had you down 5-3 after turn 12. His failed armor assault was definitely the impetus to victory.

It now is down to the final 2 matches to determine victory. I really couldn't ask for a closer tournament. Good luck and have fun!

Buck Private Looney



Looney,

Yes, it was the STORM of the CENTURY Artimon's last 4 moves, 5 kills and victory!! True, after turn 12 and 5-3 AXIS, thought I was well positioned and victory within sight.

As for my AA, I prefer to think of it as an "unsuccessful" attempt as opposed to a failed one!! To my way of thinking at least "success" was in the attempt!! Sort of like "I don't remember" and not "I forgot", a little bit of a positive spin!! Laughing Makes me feel better about not winning. Rolling Eyes

In sifting through the carnage that was the replay, think I could have done a better job in positioning my special tanks to assist in the AA, but in also looking at Artimon's starting hand and his subsequent 8 draws, no card of less that 3 to be able to activate units, not sure it would have helped!! Sad

And as we all know from M44, card is only as good as the dice rolled!! Artimon did a wonderful job of waiting it out and with his skills and those blasted cards, once he moved on his LEFT and CENTER and my lack of resistance, namely his LEFT, game over!!

Yes, a close tournament and thanks for allowing me to substitute and be a part of this experience, now up to Clorofila and Droopy007 to come through, 1 victory is all that is needed to end in a tie!!

As for your self-demotion, at least you didn't go with Doe Private Looney!!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 11:36
And in the event of a tie ..... ? Wink
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 14:02
Jaykay2010 wrote on Thu, 27 December 2012 03:36

And in the event of a tie ..... ? Wink


JK2010,

Shouldn't happen, my math was a little off, BG Jeronimom, if he wins, get 2 pts, thus 29-30 ALLIES, if Clorofila wins, 30-28 AXIS, making a Van Vort Victory, worth 1 pt, 30-29 AXIS and total victory for the AXIS. At 29-30 ALLIES, a Droopy007 win, 2 pts and 31-30 AXIS, so we just need ONE VICTORY from our LEADER or CLOROFILA.

1 victory by either of our AXIS players and we win, ALLIES must win both to have the victory and eat it too!! 3 pt max and that is the only way they win, so, 50/50 for us and the must get 100/100, good odds for us. Very Happy

An if it was in AMERICA, tie goes to the runner!!! If you follow baseball you will know what I mean, a popular saying, never the case though, either you're SAFE or you're OUT!!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Thu, 27 December 2012 19:51
Tony,

You're right on both counts. It was an 'unsuccessful' not a 'failed' attempt. Any decent dice and who knows.

You're math is also right. There can't be tie.

This team single side tournament has worked out really well, so I will definitely use it for our Eastern Front one. I especially like the idea of giving it a campaign feel with bonuses for victory differential each round. Please look at our Eastern Front thread for some new information.

B.P. Looney
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Fri, 28 December 2012 09:09
When the morning mists slowly were dissipating the Allies started their offensive on Leghorn.

Both armies advanced on their respective right flanks. Th Axis managed to destroy an armor unit on their first turn. The Allies retaliated (some) by killing an infantry in the woods with a single man! (later retreated to safety so he can except his bravery medal in person). 1-2 the score in favor of Clorofila.

After that there was a lot of maneuvering and plinking away at units. I plinked rather heavily on the Rosetta unit with a barrage 3/4. Clorofila let his arty fire at mine and my arty fired at everything but his arty. This symbolizes the scenario for me, firing at the arty is high risk high gain. If you get it you save lots of lives, if you miss you miss lots of shots on other units. Today it went my way, Clorofila poured 16 dice into my arty and my arty shot lots of infantry men and some tanks. But it takes a lot of restraint to not fire at that lonely arty figure. Confused

I then slowly started to advance on Leghorn, where Clorofila had advanced. I thought it would be fitting to take Leghorn in this match. Cool
I also had a BEL card since the beginning of the match so I thought that would work nicely if I weakened the unit in Leghorn.

My plan was working rather well, I was mopping up weakened units and wounding new ones. We did some fighting around Toretta also and Clorofila abandoned it for the safety of a two fig unit and had only one armor unit left on that flank. The score now 6-2 in my favor.

In the end my plans for Leghorn were too ambitious, in turn 27 Clorofila put a stop to it with a TFH. He killed my infantry that was on the outskirts of Leghorn and destroyed my armor unit that was shelling Leghorn form the hill. My counterattack saw me advance into Toretta for the medal move another inf up near Leghorn and reduce the armor unit near Toretta to one figure. I tried to win it that turn by shooting three arty shells at the lone Rosetta tank, but whiffed. 7-4 the score.

Clorofila then destroyed a single armor figure, and tried to flag my armor unit out of Toretta with a two fig inf unit that was now out n the open. A final shelling of his arty on mine, which missed again.

And in the last turn I slipped an infantry unit into Colle Salvetti with my BEL.

8-5 endscore

replay
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Fri, 28 December 2012 14:44
So after all of this it comes down to me v Droopy
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Fri, 28 December 2012 15:10
Jeronimon wrote on Fri, 28 December 2012 01:09

When the morning mists slowly were dissipating the Allies started their offensive on Leghorn.

Both armies advanced on their respective right flanks. Th Axis managed to destroy an armor unit on their first turn. The Allies retaliated (some) by killing an infantry in the woods with a single man! (later retreated to safety so he can except his bravery medal in person). 1-2 the score in favor of Clorofila.

After that there was a lot of maneuvering and plinking away at units. I plinked rather heavily on the Rosetta unit with a barrage 3/4. Clorofila let his arty fire at mine and my arty fired at everything but his arty. This symbolizes the scenario for me, firing at the arty is high risk high gain. If you get it you save lots of lives, if you miss you miss lots of shots on other units. Today it went my way, Clorofila poured 16 dice into my arty and my arty shot lots of infantry men and some tanks. But it takes a lot of restraint to not fire at that lonely arty figure. Confused

I then slowly started to advance on Leghorn, where Clorofila had advanced. I thought it would be fitting to take Leghorn in this match. Cool
I also had a BEL card since the beginning of the match so I thought that would work nicely if I weakened the unit in Leghorn.

My plan was working rather well, I was mopping up weakened units and wounding new ones. We did some fighting around Toretta also and Clorofila abandoned it for the safety of a two fig unit and had only one armor unit left on that flank. The score now 6-2 in my favor.

In the end my plans for Leghorn were too ambitious, in turn 27 Clorofila put a stop to it with a TFH. He killed my infantry that was on the outskirts of Leghorn and destroyed my armor unit that was shelling Leghorn form the hill. My counterattack saw me advance into Toretta for the medal move another inf up near Leghorn and reduce the armor unit near Toretta to one figure. I tried to win it that turn by shooting three arty shells at the lone Rosetta tank, but whiffed. 7-4 the score.

Clorofila then destroyed a single armor figure, and tried to flag my armor unit out of Toretta with a two fig inf unit that was now out n the open. A final shelling of his arty on mine, which missed again.

And in the last turn I slipped an infantry unit into Colle Salvetti with my BEL.

8-5 endscore

replay


Bravo and well done Supreme Allied Commander!!

And so it comes down to the leader of the AXIS FORCES, DROOPY007, Super Sleuth and Spy all-in-one, to claim VICTORY for the AXIS in most dramatic fashion and a most fitting end to the battle for the Mediterranean Front / Theater!!!

He will shows us why he was appointed Herr General by the Moustached Man as our leader, giving the AXIS the final victory in the end and putting an exclamation point on our VICTORY 31-30 AXIS!!

And if not, also fitting that it would end at the hands and reflect thus, V V V, Van Vort Victory and nail in our coffin by the ALLIES.
Sad

Clorofila, valiant effort and I take solace in the fact that I also lost 8-5, of course mine was from the front-running position AGAINST THE ALLIED AVENGER ARTIMON and you had no such luck, but valiant push at the end to try and repel the ALLIED ATTACKERS!! Too much Jeronimon and powerful cards to overcome.

DROOPY007, avenge our loses and honor us with VICTORY!!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Fri, 28 December 2012 17:03
It was an unrewarding effort of mine, indeed. Jeronimon is a hell of a player and managed to minimize losses, while taking a very competent advantage from a difficult scenario for the Axis.
16 (blank) shells against his artillery was indeed a great deal, an exaggerate towards the end, but like Jeronimon says, the gain would be high in the beginning: that single unit was responsible for 20 shots (total of 81 for the allies, IIRC) and 8 casualties.

Also, once again, I moved a couple of units forward when I did not have the proper cards to support them, relying too much on luck; that was a big mistake.
Now that I've played it for real, I'd say that this map deserves 5 cards for axis. Playing with 4 cards is always such a pain to set a proper plan...

Decisive win for the Allies, congratulations to my great opponent Jeronimon. Hope that Droopy007 has better luck and provides us the final victory!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Fri, 28 December 2012 17:26
After 49 major battles, it now comes down to the final confrontation. Both sides fought with extreme valour but only one will raise their flag on high in victory. Let the final battle between Droopy and VanVoort go down in the annuls of history as one of the most critically acclaimed battles in MEM44.

Gentlemen, We salute you!!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 12:23
Gentlemen,

I regret to report a most disastarous engagement at Leghorn


Our forces were unable to over-run the Axis positions on the left and were driven back with heavy casualties

Droopy 8 / Van Voort 1
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 12:26
I was quite confident I could win there as I started with all left side cards, but was happy I could respond properly when he comitted his armour.

While I was able to kill the armour my "elite" infantry proved to be anything but and my artillery was lost to the first salvo

35 v 45% hit rate

[Updated on: Sat, 29 December 2012 12:26]

      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 13:39
As van Voort stated, allied lost the last battle of Leghorn...

The battle took place almost exclusively on Leghorn side, where I had many cards too, so were able to respond vV's attack properly. The score difference is so high cause I was also able to minimize casualties in retreating weakened troops... And with the help of bad dice on infantery for him (36%).

Like last time, he was quite unlucky fighting me... Hope next time will be more even Smile.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=33 661751#replay:turn=1

The rematch was really interesting, more even. For the curious among you guys : http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=33 661977

So now, let's celebrate Very Happy !!!
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 15:56
Droopy007 wrote on Sat, 29 December 2012 05:39

As van Voort stated, allied lost the last battle of Leghorn...

The battle took place almost exclusively on Leghorn side, where I had many cards too, so were able to respond vV's attack properly. The score difference is so high cause I was also able to minimize casualties in retreating weakened troops... And with the help of bad dice on infantery for him (36%).

Like last time, he was quite unlucky fighting me... Hope next time will be more even Smile.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=33 661751#replay:turn=1

The rematch was really interesting, more even. For the curious among you guys : http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=33 661977

So now, let's celebrate Very Happy !!!


As you command, Supreme Axis Commander!!! Beer and Brats all around!! Well done and if a V V Victory would have been a nail in our coffin, apparently you decided on 2 nails for their coffin!!
Razz

With the cards that V V started with, all on the LEFT FLANK, appears this was a case of the RIGHT FLANK knowing what the LEFT FLANK was doing!!! With his misses and your strategic retreat and placement of troops and in turn having the cards on your RIGHT FLANK to respond in kind, halted his early Advance on Leghorn and once his cards dried up on the Coastal Road and the desert, though one would have thought, with water right there, this would not have been the case!! Surprised

Most appropriate that you scored the final victory in the tournament as our LEADER and thus earned us the hard fought decision in the end, 31-30, as close as it could get!! A pleasure serving under you Herr General and thankfully I was able to fill the big shoes left by the departure of SDNative, perhaps not completely, but at least I didn't trip all over myself with those big shoes!!!

Most enjoyable experience and I have no doubt the Eastern Front will be just as exciting and rewarding an experience, still learning on the fly from the best and hope to use this in the next scenario, though I like pie, would much rather eat it than have it all over my face!! Very Happy

Congrats to all, friend and foes, all worthy and pleasure having met you in the field of battle. Cool
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 16:40
Congratulations, Herr General Droopy007! 8-1?? That will put my critics to Leghorn scenario under a big pile of ruble Razz
      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 23:40
Poor Van Voort, brave fallen against the great General Droopy007 !

Big thanks for Lloney for this great tournament which enjoyed me a lot by the excellence of the maps, the quality of the players, the speech of our respective generals and the fun taken playing with you !

      
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Re:Results thread SFTF Mediterranean Theater Tournament Sun, 30 December 2012 15:26
Fantastic Droopy!! You delivered when it mattered most .. great work Team Axis !

It's been a great format, so a HUGE thankyou to Eric for the design of some GREAT scenarios, as well the administration of the tourney itself, and a big thankyou to our Allied competitors for pushing us all the way ...


I'm really looking forward to the Eastern front tournament with the additional rewards planned for victories, should be a great experience!


Looking forward to meeting you more on the battle field in 2013!



Jim

      
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