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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 13:19
As you wish gents, but I am not going to be a Vlasovite
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 13:37
van Voort wrote on Sat, 29 December 2012 13:19

As you wish gents, but I am not going to be a Vlasovite

But who-ever picks you gets to be the ruskis. Very Happy

Eric promised you that. Cool
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 13:50
Well, after the results of the Med tourney I'll probably get picked last...
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 16:37
van Voort wrote on Sat, 29 December 2012 12:50

Well, after the results of the Med tourney I'll probably get picked last...


That would be a nonsense: you are a great player.

Eric asked players who wanted to pick sides to state so. Personally, I don't mind at all that teams will be picked after that step.

edit: typo

[Updated on: Sat, 29 December 2012 16:37]

      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 29 December 2012 17:22
van Voort wrote on Sat, 29 December 2012 05:50

Well, after the results of the Med tourney I'll probably get picked last...


Nonsense indeed!! Besides, I sort of called dibs on being last!! Surprised

Not really, but a team is not complete with out that last player, 1st or last, otherwise, it would be 5 VS 4!! Case in point, the MED Tourney, once SDNative had to drop out, if there had been no sub or in my case, I was last picked, sort of, and managed to do OK.

Not fair for any team at those odds, but it doesn't matter how you are chosen, key being that you are the CHOSEN one!! Very Happy BG Jeronimon spoke highly of you and just one battle were you just happened to be on the wrong end, you saved the ALLIED bacon more than once and he said as much!!

And if memory serves me well, much to my detriment, I recall a certain whipping in Season 6 from you!! Didn't have the pleasure in the MED Tourney to face you, but in the Eastern, will be happy to be on your side in hopes of avoiding a similar fate!! Laughing
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 30 December 2012 15:53
Bring it on! Looking forward to this one gentlemen ...!

What was the final decision on the NUMBER of scenarios Eric?
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 30 December 2012 17:17
Hi Guys,

Helcat and Sam are going to pick the teams and what side they will play.

I had planned on playing 10 scenarios though I have more if you want. They will be played in chronological order so I would need to know if we are playing more scenarios before we start.

As soon as Helcat and Sam have chosen the sides and teams we can begin.

ATTENTION Helcat and Sam: Helcat gets to pick matchups first. Therefore Sam will let him know who his two point player will be, Helcat makes the matchups, and then we battle.

The first scenario will be Viipuri, a Russian-Finnish battle of 1939.

Eric
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 31 December 2012 23:30
The sides and teams have been completed.

ALLIED TEAM

HELCAT(Commander)
gheintze
Gonzalan
JAParker
JayKay2010
lucky91
Tank Commander
van Voort

AXIS TEAM

SAM1812(Commander)
Artimon
clorofila
Dugrim
Jeronimon
JJ's Juggernaut
LooneyLlama
Vercingetorix1302


We will use this site for the commanders to post their 2 point player and matchups. Sam will post the Axis 2 point player here and Helcat will announce the matchups.

I will start another site for you to post battle results.

The first scenario is a battle between the Finns and Soviets in 1939, Viipuri. With the help of HELCAT, some changes have been made to the original scenario to make it more balanced. So, do not go by the percentages you see online. However,it is still a tough nut to crack for the Allies.

We will start this upcoming weekend. Also, do you want to have a time limit for each scenario? As I said before, we plan on playing 10 scenarios.

[Updated on: Mon, 31 December 2012 23:53]

      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 31 December 2012 23:36
NEXT-ROUND BONUSES, BY VICTORY MARGIN

1. Dig in one unit
2. Add one infantry badge
3. Infantry unit on baseline
4. Armor unit on baseline
5+ Unit of choice in back two rows(not mobile artillery)
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 08:47
Gute Morgen liebe Freunde,

Es wird mich nicht überraschen wenn wir ein Totalsieg realisieren können unter der Leitung eines inspirierenden Kommandant als Sam1812.

Vorwärts!


@LooneyLlama
Based on my experience in the former two tournaments I would not place a time limit on the rounds. I feel we have the same kind of motivation in this group as we had in the other two. Normally these kind of players WILL make/find the time to battle against each other. And if not, I feel team spirit will come into it also. (As in: "wake up you lazy %&$@#* everybody is waiting on you two." Mad Razz But as stated I feel that that will not be necessary)

I trust everybody in this group to do their best to get together, and if that is difficult (because of time or real life restraints) I am perfectly willing to be patient.


So Kommanders!
Who am I going to play this week! Very Happy
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 10:07
Pah, your puny powers will be no match for the dialetical materialist side of the force
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 10:24
van Voort wrote on Tue, 01 January 2013 10:07

Pah, your puny powers will be no match for the dialetical materialist side of the force


I presume you mean dialectical oh great thinker or should that have been "dyslectic all" since you can't spell it right? Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 15:23
Jeronimon wrote on Tue, 01 January 2013 00:47

Gute Morgen liebe Freunde,

Es wird mich nicht überraschen wenn wir ein Totalsieg realisieren können unter der Leitung eines inspirierenden Kommandant als Sam1812.

Vorwärts!


@LooneyLlama
Based on my experience in the former two tournaments I would not place a time limit on the rounds. I feel we have the same kind of motivation in this group as we had in the other two. Normally these kind of players WILL make/find the time to battle against each other. And if not, I feel team spirit will come into it also. (As in: "wake up you lazy %&$@#* everybody is waiting on you two." Mad Razz But as stated I feel that that will not be necessary)

I trust everybody in this group to do their best to get together, and if that is difficult (because of time or real life restraints) I am perfectly willing to be patient.


So Kommanders!
Who am I going to play this week! Very Happy


Ja, einen guten Morgen, Freunde und Feinde gleichermaßen!

Kommandeure sind vorhanden, Mannschaften gewählt worden und jetzt werden die Schlachten geschlagen werden!

Viel Glück und möge das beste Team gewinnen!


Hopefully not much lost in translation, if so, blame Bing!

Looney,

As Jeronimon stated, no rush, in looking back at the Med Front it was played in about 4 months, 10 scenarios, 2 1/2 scenarios a month, a little more than one every 2 weeks, seems reasonable given the time differences involved and that was with 5 per team.

Besides, Rome wasn't built in a day! Laughing Does anyone know how long it did take to build Rome? Are we talking the city proper or the Empire itself? Hmmmm....

@Jeronimon,

Weren't you the one who taught me patience? Very Happy You will get your wish soon enough and shortly after Christmas no less!
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 15:29
Ah, I am on the Russian side. Well, it seems proper to change uniforms. I am part Russian, so do not mind the switch.

I shall carry our banner with great determination and pride into any battle against any foe. I shall come back with victory-or not come back-hurrah!!
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 01 January 2013 16:47
As stated to Lloney, 'til January 10th I'll have little time to play: I'm in Italy to change my VISA before come back to USA.
Sorry for the trouble, I hope this will not be a problem for you guys.
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Wed, 02 January 2013 02:59
Eric--

As I did not have the opportunity to participate in the Mediterranean SFTF tournament, I have a couple of procedural questions:

1. Is it OK to play the scenario in advance of the tournament for practice (whether against Johnny/Hermann or another live person)?

2. Once the matches for the first round are set, how do I communicate with my assigned opponent? By means of DOW private messages?

Thanks for helping out a newbie!

John/JAParker
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Wed, 02 January 2013 13:39
JA,

You can play it as often as you like to prepare for your match.

Yes, send a private message to you opponent to set up the match.

Looney
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 03 January 2013 13:27
LooneyLlama wrote on Mon, 31 December 2012 17:30

We will use this site for the commanders to post their 2 point player and matchups. Sam will post the Axis 2 point player here and Helcat will announce the matchups.

I will start another site for you to post battle results.

We will start this upcoming weekend.

I know who my 2-point player will be, but I'm hoping to receive a message from one of my commanders before announcing it.

Sam
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 03 January 2013 15:23
sam1812 wrote on Thu, 03 January 2013 05:27

LooneyLlama wrote on Mon, 31 December 2012 17:30

We will use this site for the commanders to post their 2 point player and matchups. Sam will post the Axis 2 point player here and Helcat will announce the matchups.

I will start another site for you to post battle results.

We will start this upcoming weekend.

I know who my 2-point player will be, but I'm hoping to receive a message from one of my commanders before announcing it.

Sam


Already the enemy conspires to construct our defeat!! We must intercept this message at all costs!!

Any volunteers for a raid? Very Happy
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 14:24
For round 1, Viipuri, the Axis 2-point player will be LooneyLlama.

I look forward to seeing the pairings, and I look forward to an exciting tournament.
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 15:51
Ok so I had to make the pairings and Looney is immediately appointed two point player at his own scenario.

Well we need to have an appropriate contestant. So I suggest Gheintze will pick up that challenge. And I would like to make him our two point player as well.

Therefore the pairings:

ALLIED TEAM AXIS TEAM

HELCAT(Commander)- Vercingetorix1302
gheintze - Looney Llama
Gonzalan - Jeronimon
JAParker - Artimon
JayKay2010 - JJ Juggernaut
lucky91 - clorofila
Tank Commander - Sam1812
van Voort - Dugrim


Ok team: One for all and all for victory. Let's give them Hell.

Good Luck

Hellcat

[Updated on: Fri, 04 January 2013 16:30]

      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 16:51
Wow, such pressure in the first round. I hope that I can handle it... Smile

Good luck to everyone, i'm glad to be involved this time around... Very Happy

Onward, Comrades!

Geoff (please note my new allegiance for the duration of the tourney)
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 17:33
As you are no rookie, I trust you can handle that. And If you beat Looney Llama in one of his own scenarios, he will praise you for a year (-;

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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 17:35
Helcat wrote on Fri, 04 January 2013 11:33

As you are no rookie, I trust you can handle that. And If you beat Looney Llama in one of his own scenarios, he will praise you for a year (-;


Laughing Cool

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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 18:53
Here we go for the first round.
Erik, I see we're going to meet up on the battlefields around Viipuri. I would like to wish you luck, but since you're my opponent this round ...

To all players : good luck and have fun !

Frederik aka Vercingetorix1302
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 04 January 2013 21:29
Gonzalan - Jeronimon

@Jeronimon,

Weren't you the one who taught me patience? You will get your wish soon enough and shortly after Christmas no less!

Boy, oh, boy, prophetic or what? Asked that Jeronimon be patient and he would get what he wished for, little did I know!!!

SAC Helcat,

Thank you for the honor of taking on the SAC from the Med Front Tournament, will ply my Commissar with the finest Vodka available to ensure that he makes the wisest decisions under these battle conditions presented to us at Viipuri! Shocked

BGJ,

A toast to you and look forward to our battle under tournament conditions once again, lesson still fresh in my mind!!

Until then,

[Updated on: Fri, 04 January 2013 21:30]

      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 05 January 2013 06:10
Geoff (please note my new allegiance for the duration of the tourney)

Welcome it was getting lonely in this part of the bar
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 05 January 2013 09:15
Hi Frederic I try to be online this weekend as much as possible.


@gonzalan: If we win, in the future this scenario will be called "The Bottle of Viipuri".
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 05 January 2013 15:54
Ai, first blow to the Allies. Your commissar had been drinking too much wodka, I presume; and got beaten by a Gaelic General.

I started a bit too opportunistic and at turn 5, I was 2-0 down and started to force my way through the centre. Not the best strategy in this scenario. Vercingetorix got up to 5-2. I needed to recuperate and rethink my strategy. I managed to take Viipurii but my assault for Vartsila got me in bigger trouble then I wanted. With a nice snipershot Vercingetorix took the game at 7-5.

Tips for the rest of the team. Don't overplay your hand and use subtle manouvering to win this scenario. Good Luck.


http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=33 800522#replay:turn=26
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 05 January 2013 16:20
Helcat wrote on Sat, 05 January 2013 01:15

Hi Frederic I try to be online this weekend as much as possible.


@gonzalan: If we win, in the future this scenario will be called "The Bottle of Viipuri".



Yes, that would definitely be a good name for the scenario!!

But they mustn't drink themselves into a stupor!! Still needs some wits about them.
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 05 January 2013 16:26
Helcat wrote on Sat, 05 January 2013 07:54

Ai, first blow to the Allies. Your commissar had been drinking too much wodka, I presume; and got beaten by a Gaelic General.

I started a bit too opportunistic and at turn 5, I was 2-0 down and started to force my way through the centre. Not the best strategy in this scenario. Vercingetorix got up to 5-2. I needed to recuperate and rethink my strategy. I managed to take Viipurii but my assault for Vartsila got me in bigger trouble then I wanted. With a nice snipershot Vercingetorix took the game at 7-5.

Tips for the rest of the team. Don't overplay your hand and use subtle manouvering to win this scenario. Good Luck.


http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=33 800522#replay:turn=26


A valiant effort after your 2-0 and good show of leadership, pressed the action early and reward wasn't there, V1302 had good cards and with his movement options and use of cover...but sound advice. Just a better roll here and there..you had it set up in the event of his miss with BARRAGE, but a good battle nonetheless and will be interesting and perhaps with a Geoff victory and 2 pts, will offset the 1 loss.

Well done SAC and thanks for leading by example!!
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 02:20
Congratulations to Sam for his victory against Tank Commander!

At the moment we have a 3 medal lead. Keep up the good work!

Axis rule !!!
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 02:53
Vercingetorix1302 wrote on Sat, 05 January 2013 18:20

Congratulations to Sam for his victory against Tank Commander!

At the moment we have a 3 medal lead. Keep up the good work!

Axis rule !!!


Yes, congrats to S1812 and Artimon on their victories, close battles both that could have gone either way, 3-0 AXIS as of now.

Have my match set for 1-6-12 against Jeronimon at 7am/3pm, will try to change the ALLIES fortunes and get victory and the a point for the good guys!

Still plenty of fights out there in which to get back at the AXIS and show them we mean business! Very Happy
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 16:38
SAC Helcat,

Tried to heed your advice, but Jeronimon just too much for me and my Commissar, in the end a 7-4 AXIS victory.

Jeronimon will provide the details as only he can! Laughing

4-0 AXIS, keep fighting. win the rest, then it will be 5-4 ALLIES!!
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 17:08
My match is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday), and I hope to keep the AXIS streak alive.

Good going so far team; keep it up! Very Happy Very Happy

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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 17:29
Let's celebrate our upcoming victory with some history and some Finnish propaganda:

The invasion of Finland is of course one of the tragedies of WWII

On 30 november Russia, population 182 million, attacks Finland with it's population of less than 4 million. Despite these odds, the Finns, using ski troops to perfection, manage to give the Russians a run for their money until they finally capitulate three month later, on March 11 1940.

Finnish Ski troops all dressed in white blended in perfectly with the winter snow, and seemed to dart out of nowhere, stabbing quickly at Russian formations and cutting them in two. Then surrounding and killing the remnants of the Soviet forces.

Not just Simo Hayha but all these white-clad gentlemen were known as Bielaja Smert (White Death)



This classic postcard produced by the Kuvahankinta Co. in Helsinki is one of the few propaganda postcards made during the brief struggle:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30626174/jerfotodiv/Fin%20postcard.jpg

A gleefull satan has lassoed Russian dictator JosephStalin and foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov (Yes, from the cocktail.) and is leading them straight to hell. The caption reads:"Ha Ha, At last I get what"s mine."

Both tyrants were accused of unspeakable acts against humanity during their long tenures in power, so the Finnish propagandists anticipated their final reward years before their deaths. Hatred for Russia ran so strong that shortly after Germany attacked Russia on June 22, 1941, Finland joined the Axis powers.


Source: Propaganda postcards of World War II by Ron Menchine (ISBN: 1-58221-024-1)
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 19:12
Jeroen,

Very nice touch and some history to boot and lets us all know what we are fighting for! Makes me feel better about my loss Confused

Thanks again for the match and taking time out of your day to spend on the frozen fields of Finland!

Onward ALLIES, at least Hell will be warmer that were we currently are Twisted Evil

[Updated on: Sun, 06 January 2013 19:13]

      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 21:10
Thanks Jeronimon for this brief history page on Fin propaganda
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 06 January 2013 23:19
Jeronimon wrote on Sun, 06 January 2013 11:29

Let's celebrate our upcoming victory with some history and some Finnish propaganda...

One of many reasons why I love my team! Very Happy

Thank you for the education.
      
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Re:Online Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 07 January 2013 01:42
Jeroen,

Being very interested in history, I thank you for your research. That is one interesting propaganda cartoon. By the way, do you know what it says on the road signs?

Eric
      
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