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Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Mon, 06 May 2013 23:56
Hello Fellow MEM44 Enthusiasts,

I am going to conduct my third tournament online. This will be all Pacific Theater scenarios. I have really enjoyed my previous two involving the Med. Theater and the Eastern Front. We are winding down our Eastern Front tournament and I would like to get a feel if anyone is interested in another one.

It will again involve 10 scenarios that will be played in chronological order. As in the previous 2 tournaments we will have 2 teams. Each team will represent one side or the other. I like this format as it is different than most other tournaments, and promotes team strategy and back and forth banter. Bonus units will be awarded for each following scenario according to the victory margin the previous round. This will give the tournament a campaign feel. The scenarios will be as balanced as possible. Some scenarios more balanced than others. There is no time limit to get each round completed. This is for FUN! Anyone who would like to play sign up here. I anticipate starting sometime in June.

Also, I have posted a Pacific Theater Overlord scenario for your enjoyment. For all those who are going to the WBC in Lancaster in August, maybe we can play it.

Eric

By the way, if anyone who would like to play in the tournament has a scenario to offer let me know.

[Updated on: Tue, 07 May 2013 01:48]

      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 00:44
Do you accept french people? If, yes, I would participate. I like team tournament.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 00:57
LooneyLlama wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 17:56

We are winding down our Eastern Front tournament and I would like to get a feel if anyone is intersested in another one.

YES! YES! YES!

Lots of fun, and consistently interesting, well-designed scenarios.

Sam
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 01:26
More, I want more! Very Happy
Sign me in, Eric! I wouldn't miss it.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 01:47
Kellogs_10,

ALL MEM44 fans can play. Our other two tournaments had people from all over the world(mostly Europe and U.S.). They are great gentlemen and competitors. I consider them friends.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 01:53
Count me in.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 02:53
Looney / Eric,

I have many plates and none are full! Have spent time on Guam while in the USAF and in the Pacific, count me in, besides with my plates and perhaps Cereal Killers bowls, we won't go hungry!!

Excellent job with your other 2 tourneys and fronts and thanks for all your efforts concerning our playing pleasure!! Very Happy

Just ask for a beach or 2 for some R & R during and after!

Thinking of WBC, will have to run my plans they my CinC!!
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 03:23
Count me in.
And if you want to try it, I have a Pacific Scenario - Battle for Kohima

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=1276 9
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 03:25
I'm in... Smile

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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 05:46
Dibs
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 19:42
LooneyLlama écrit le Tue, 07 May 2013 01:47

Kellogs_10,

ALL MEM44 fans can play. Our other two tournaments had people from all over the world(mostly Europe and U.S.). They are great gentlemen and competitors. I consider them friends.

Thank you, I'm in.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48
What! Shocked

This thread has been open for a day and I have not subscribed yet. Embarassed

I am IN!

(I don't know If i am speaking out of line but given a choice I would like to be on the Japanese side. domo arigato.)

[Updated on: Tue, 07 May 2013 20:48]

      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 00:13
Count me in, I doesn't want to miss one of your excellent tournaments, Eric !

And, I would bore myself without playing with all my fellows Razz Laughing

[Updated on: Wed, 08 May 2013 00:14]

      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 00:13
I am definitely interested in this tournament. Count me in, please. Thanks!
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 02:58
Thanks guys for the encouragement.

Right now we have 12 players. We will try to keep an even number with no more than 18 to 20 total.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 11:34
LooneyLlama wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 19:47

Kellogs_10,

ALL MEM44 fans can play. Our other two tournaments had people from all over the world(mostly Europe and U.S.). They are great gentlemen and competitors. I consider them friends.



Wait a minute. You still have to send in the friendship forms and submit your $500 fee before I add you to my friend list Laughing
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 18:37
I haven't participated to any tournament but I followed with a lot of interest your last eastern tournament.
So, if it is still possible, I wish to enroll !
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 08 May 2013 23:35
Absolutely, positively, definately, count me IN ! Very Happy


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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Thu, 09 May 2013 16:25
If still possible, count me in! Thanks. Smile
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 16:51
By my count we now have 15 players. Hopefully we can get 1 or 3 more players to keep things even. Anyone else reading this post, I encourage you to sign up. You will play some interesting scenarios(I hope) with and against some great guys.

Eric
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 17:27
I'm late to the party, but If there's room count me in! I've loved the Eastern Tournament and would love to see the Memoir 44' delights Eric has for us next!
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 18:43
Great scenarios. I am in.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 20:42
Hi! I'm in too if there's still a spot available. I look forward playing again your great battlefield Eric Smile
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 22:34
Great! We now have 18 players. Right now I think I will stop there. If you are still interested in playing please still sign up. I may expand the number of players and/or someone may drop out. Thanks all for entering!

Eric
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 22:42
Also, there will be a change from our last tournament. Tank Commander recommended that we scrap the bonus unit each round and instead each side has a pool of 6 units that the overall commander can pick from. He will be able to choose one unit per scenario. He will decide which unit and in which scenario to place the unit. Each head commander will take turns each round to be the first to decide if he wants to place a unit in the upcoming scenario. I really like this idea. A lot of strategy for both sides can come into play as to which unit to use and when.


Pool:
1 regular artillery
2 regular armor
3 infantry(either engineer or special forces for Allies or regular infantry for Japanese.)

These are the only infantry units that will work online. We could expand the Japanese to ski troop badges which would make them more deadly. Early war machine guns can also be used. Any thoughts as to this idea?

Eric

[Updated on: Fri, 10 May 2013 22:52]

      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Fri, 10 May 2013 23:24
LooneyLlama écrit le Fri, 10 May 2013 22:34

Great! We now have 18 players. Right now I think I will stop there. If you are still interested in playing please still sign up. I may expand the number of players and/or someone may drop out. Thanks all for entering!

Eric


sorry Eric, I sign with delay ( holidays without connexion).

if someone drops out , you can count with me Smile

Luc
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 11 May 2013 03:36
LooneyLlama wrote on Fri, 10 May 2013 16:42

Also, there will be a change from our last tournament. Tank Commander recommended that we scrap the bonus unit each round and instead each side has a pool of 6 units that the overall commander can pick from. He will be able to choose one unit per scenario. He will decide which unit and in which scenario to place the unit. Each head commander will take turns each round to be the first to decide if he wants to place a unit in the upcoming scenario. I really like this idea. A lot of strategy for both sides can come into play as to which unit to use and when.

I like the Pool idea, too. It's really intriguing.

I'd suggest adding the proviso that these extra units must be placed on the back row.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 11 May 2013 03:48
Early War machine guns work online?

I think you might mean anti-tank guns?



Maybe also snipers as an availible unit?

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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 11 May 2013 10:17
LooneyLlama écrit le Fri, 10 May 2013 22:42


We could expand the Japanese to ski troop badges which would make them more deadly. Early war machine guns can also be used. Any thoughts as to this idea?

Eric

Japanese ski troop, good idea Very Happy
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 11 May 2013 16:36
OK,

We will use Tank Commanders great idea for a pool of units.

Sam, the extra unit will be placed on the back line.

van Voort, I'm going to test the machine gun badge. If it works it would be early war version.

Snipers and anti-tank units will also be available in the infantry pool.

Flame Thrower tanks do work and we could add those.

Luc, we would only need 1 more player to make it even. Does anyone know someone who would be interested? That would give us 20. We have some time yet. We will not start until after the Eastern Front tournament is over.

By the way, these scenarios that I have, and am working on, will NOT be taking into account these extra units. Again, I am trying to make them as even as possible. The extra unit could sway the battle to one side(especially using the artillery unit).

I am about ready to go into the final testing stage for some of my scenarios. Look for me online to help me tweak them. Especially you Luca as you're not that crazy about some of them. I also have an Imphal/Kohima scenario. Let's you and I look at both of ours and work out one to play.

Eric

[Updated on: Sat, 11 May 2013 16:42]

      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 11 May 2013 19:22
Count me in Looney.
If I found you online, it will be my pleasure to help you.
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sun, 12 May 2013 17:35
I never played this way but im in if there is a place left!
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Mon, 13 May 2013 17:03
Thanks everyone for signing up! We now have 20 players. What I will do is divide each side into 10 players each. I will then assign an overall commander. Since Sam and Helcat were the commanders last tournament I will assign new ones for this one. For those of you who are new, you will play only one side throughout the tournament. This makes it a team concept. Back and forth strategy to your fellow teammates is encouraged. Also, the tournament will go a little quicker. There will be ten battles each round with the overall commander deciding who plays who and which pool unit to use. I think we will still do the 2 point player for each round. That will give each round a potential 11 points.

Pool units:
1 regular artillery
2 regular armor
3 infantry, Since special force and engineer infantry do not work online for the Japanese I am limiting the Allies to Special force infantry only. Japanese are allowed a regular infantry unit.

Stay tuned for team rosters.

Eric
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sat, 18 May 2013 16:06
Hello all,

I now have assigned this tournament's overall commanders. They are Gheintze and van Voort. They will choose which side they will play and select their team. Stay tuned on this thread as to which side you will be playing.

20 Players:

Kellogs_10 France
Sam 1812 U.S.
clorofila Portugal
tank commander U.S.
gonzalan U.S.
Dugrim U.S.
gheintze U.S.
van Voort U.K.
Jeronimon Netherlands
Artimon France
JAParker U.S.
Vaillants Belgium
JayKay2010 U.K.
Frostberg Germany
JJsJuggernant U.S.
Helcat Netherlands
Droopy007 France
lucky91 France
Antoi Netherlands
LooneyLlama U.S.




      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Sun, 19 May 2013 21:30
Sides and assignments agreed as follows:

ABDA:

gheintze
Jeronimon
Helcat
Antoi
Sam 1812
tank commander
gonzalan
Dugrim
JAParker
JJsJuggernant

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van Voort
Vaillants
Artimon
Droopy007
lucky91
Kellogs_10
Frostberg
clorofila
JayKay2010
LooneyLlama
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Mon, 20 May 2013 13:56
Welcome to the US side, my friends. I wish you all good luck in the upcoming battles.

Geoff
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Mon, 20 May 2013 22:23
gheintze wrote on Mon, 20 May 2013 07:56

Welcome to the US side, my friends. I wish you all good luck in the upcoming battles.

Geoff


Pleased to be on the historical winning side Laughing
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Tue, 21 May 2013 19:11
tank commander wrote on Mon, 20 May 2013 22:23

gheintze wrote on Mon, 20 May 2013 07:56

Welcome to the US side, my friends. I wish you all good luck in the upcoming battles.

Geoff


Pleased to be on the historical winning side Laughing


hopefully History repeats itselfes Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 22 May 2013 16:41
News from the Pacific Theater Front!!

Since Gheintze and vanVoort have selected teams, we can begin the tournament. vanVoort will set the lineups for the first round. Since some of you did not like the 2 point player, I have eliminated it for this tournament. There will be 10 points possible each round.

Once vanVoort and Gheintze see the scenario, they can let me know if they want to use one of their reserve units.

I have 17 scenarios to choose from at this time. I am finalizing 3 more. Also, Dugrim has requested a scenario to be considered. Since we will only be playing 10, there will be occasions where there will be 2 scenarios posted and one of the commanders will get to choose which one we will play. There will be 2 scenarios posted on the SFTF page this round. Since vanVoort selects the lineups, Gheintze will select which scenario we will play. Reserve units will then be placed, if desired, and the round will begin.

For those of you who are new to my tournaments, I highly recommend you play the scenario a few times before your match. Please read all the rules for each battle. Some of the topography hexes will play differently online than the real board rules. They are spelled out in my descriptions. Also, from time to time, you will see a new unit that you aren't familiar with(elite Japanese marines). (Sometimes the online problems can work for us rather than against us.)Be sure you familiarize yourself on their movement and attack capability. Again, read the scenario thoroughly and practice it before you play your opponent.

Any thoughts or comments before we begin are welcome. Thanks.

Eric
      
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Re:Pacific Theater Tournament/Overlord Scenario Wed, 22 May 2013 19:24
Not sure how any other Commanders have done this

Initial indications are that the average rank of our opponents are higher, but that their skill level is inferior

Obviously they have earned their promotions through the drinking of gin and tonics and the playing of polo rather than through the crucible of war.

Their zanshin is clearly weak and we shall prevail


Opening line ups:

Kellogs_10 v Sam 1812
Artimon v Helcat
Frostberg v tank commander
Vaillants v Jeronimon
LooneyLlama v gonzalan
clorofila v Dugrim
Droopy007 v gheintze
van Voort v JAParker
lucky91 v JJsJuggernant
JayKay2010 v Antoi
      
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