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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Mon, 23 June 2014 14:09
Hi Steve,

There are a couple of online tournaments ongoing.

This one (Western Front) is run by Looneyllama who designs great new scenario with combinations of rules from almost all expansions. Which means that players in this tournament have some experience.
In this tournament, two teams (Axis vs Allies) face eachother over several rounds (=scenario's). Each group has a commander in chief who decides wether or not to use reinforcements and who do the pairing of the players.

Another great tournament is run by Sam1812 over at Boardgamegeek. In that tournament groups (divisions) of 6 players do a round robin over several existing scenario's. The winner of each division goes through to the quarterfinals. Quarterfinals and beyond are knock-out rounds.
Present season will finish somewhere during the summer. Afterwards Sam usually posts a message on the online forum to tell us when and how to sign up for the next season.

There are also several French tournaments (COOL / WOLF / ...) which are run on the French Forum.

I hope this info is a bit usefull Smile
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Mon, 23 June 2014 19:03
Junior72,

Don't be so discouraged about the Allies chances. Remember, you can use Recon-1 as an artillery barrage over 4 hexes(really Air Power) before full daylight. Also, if daylight comes early those 3 artillery units can do a lot of damage. The Allies will definitely win their share of games. Since I didn't take into account the reserve units when designing this scenario, the German added armor unit may be decisive. We will have to see what John has in store for the Allies.

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Mon, 23 June 2014 20:44
Our Allies will take a Combat eng infantry on the baseline hex next to Mortain (between the Ranger in the woods and the arty).
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Mon, 23 June 2014 23:24
tank commander wrote on Mon, 23 June 2014 20:44

Our Allies will take a Combat eng infantry on the baseline hex next to Mortain (between the Ranger in the woods and the arty).

Yay !

Another unit to slaughter Mad Very Happy Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Tue, 24 June 2014 13:02
My game against JAParker will probably be delayed until early July.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Wed, 25 June 2014 00:04
ATTENTION ALL!

The reserve units have been placed and Mortain(online)is now ready to be contested. Good luck to all(especially the Allies).

Eric
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics-online? Thu, 26 June 2014 17:11
Have we seen the line ups yet?
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 26 June 2014 17:22
Jeronimon wrote on Mon, 23 June 2014 07:51





And the line-up for this round is:

Buidheo v Kellogs_10
Clorofila v southoftheborder
gheintze v Droopy007
Goekawar v Dugrim
Gonzalan v Artimon
Jaykay2010 v Jeronimon
Junior72 v Vercingetorix1302
LooneyLlama v Antoi
Lucky91 v Quit2
Michelecannone v JJ's Juggernaut
Tank commander v JAParker




Yes we have Cool
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sat, 28 June 2014 18:46
I know some of you were concerned that the Axis had too much of an advantage on this (Mortain) scenario. I just checked online and the percentage is exactly 50-50! This one should be a real epic struggle. By the way, I try to make these scenarios play like the real battle but still give both sides a fair chance. In the real battle, the Allied artillery saved the day. The Germans must attack aggressively and overwhelm the Allies before being destroyed by that artillery. Recon-1 cards for the Allies and darkness lingering for the Germans will play important but not decisive roles for each side. Have fun.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 03 July 2014 00:08
Trying to contact southoftheborder for over a week now, still no reply from William. He should be on vacations, I'll keep trying.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 04 July 2014 15:37
Eric,

Boyd and me should play the round 4 this week-end. We schedule to play on saturday at 10:00 pm CET (meaning 4 pm your time if I'm right).

If tiiming changes, we will update the post

Thanks,

Artimon
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 04 July 2014 18:02
Everyone,

I will be putting back online the round 4 scenario tomorrow at 10 AM EST so Buidheo and Artimon can play the final match for that round. I am putting it on earlier as I will be unavailable to put it on later. The round 5 scenario will be back up online around 8 P.M. EST.

Thanks for your patience.

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 06 July 2014 02:37
LooneyLlama wrote on Fri, 04 July 2014 12:02

Everyone,

I will be putting back online the round 4 scenario tomorrow at 10 AM EST so Buidheo and Artimon can play the final match for that round. I am putting it on earlier as I will be unavailable to put it on later. The round 5 scenario will be back up online around 8 P.M. EST.

Thanks for your patience.

Eric



I met JAParker online a few mins ago but the Rd 4 scenario was still there.

Hopefully the Rd 5 scenario will be up soon as we plan on trying again at 9pm.

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 06 July 2014 03:45
Sorry guys I got back much later than I anticipated. Mortain is now back up.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 15 July 2014 21:30
Hi guys,
my wife delivered 3 days ago a beautiful boy (name's Anakin).
I'll try to stay in touch but I can't promise to be for sure ready to play.
So, if you want you can replace me with another player, or wait to find if I'll be able to play.
Whatever you want.

Thanks

Dugrim
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 15 July 2014 22:24
Congratulations!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 16 July 2014 08:37
Dugrim wrote on Tue, 15 July 2014 21:30

Hi guys,
my wife delivered 3 days ago a beautiful boy (name's Anakin).
I'll try to stay in touch but I can't promise to be for sure ready to play.
So, if you want you can replace me with another player, or wait to find if I'll be able to play.
Whatever you want.

Thanks

Dugrim


Congratulations! en good luck with getting some sleep the first weeks Smile
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 16 July 2014 11:38
Congrats. You can now practice on playing with one hand while having a baby on the other arm. This is ideal for during the sleepless nights.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 17 July 2014 18:23
Congratz and well done! Very Happy

It would not be the first game I played while I or my opponent had to go "manage" the kids. Cool

Good luck and lots of happiness with and from the little critter! Smile
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 18 July 2014 02:14
Congratulations, Dugrim! Hope everything will be fine with your family!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 18 July 2014 18:47
Congratulations Dugrim. A baby is a good opportunity to discover the pleasure of a long night ... after several months without Very Happy
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 20 July 2014 18:15
Congrats Dugrim .. May the force be with him !


On another note, I'm due to head out for a vacation ... if you can wait for me to return in a couple of weeks, then I'll play my next rounds game when I get back Smile
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 24 July 2014 03:13
We will now begin round 5. Jeroen will set the lineups and both he and John will let me know the placement of their reserve unit.

'The Falaise Pocket' is our round 5 scenario. It is a scenario that I had posted some time ago. I really like this one as it is quite different than what you would normally experience. All 3 sections come into play immediately. Where to begin your attack for the Allies is critical. Should the Axis attack the vulnerable Allied units or begin escaping them? A lot of decisions in this one.Good card sequencing is imperative. Good luck to all and hopefully you'll enjoy it.

Eric

By the way, Axis units retreat to the top of the map(where the 3 armor units begin) and the Allies retreat down (where the artillery piece begins)

[Updated on: Thu, 24 July 2014 03:18]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 24 July 2014 04:02
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 23 July 2014 21:13

We will now begin round 5. Jeroen will set the lineups and both he and John will let me know the placement of their reserve unit.

'The Falaise Pocket' is our round 5 scenario.


I believe that this is Round 6, not Round 5.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 24 July 2014 14:18
LooneyLlama wrote on Thu, 24 July 2014 03:13


'The Falaise Pocket'


Excellent design. You took care of not making it unfinishable. Even if Axis moves 8 units off the board, there are still 9 medals to get for the Allies (6 units and 3 objectives).
Many scenario designers could slip up on this kind of scenarios.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 24 July 2014 15:08
JA you're right , it is round 6.

Wim, thanks for the compliment. This scenario will play out many different ways as you will see as we play the battles. I don't want to give any hints away but there is a better way for each side to proceed. Of course, the cards have to comply. The only wild card that may throw it off is the reserve unit. Like I said before, I don't take them into account in the design. Honestly, I don't even know where and which unit to use for the best advantage. Jeroen and John have their work cut out.

That reminds me, the Allied reserve unit may be placed on either baseline. The Axis reserve unit can be placed on their baseline only.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 25 July 2014 19:45
Hate to rain on your parade, but TC has to do the lineups in the even games. Smile

I am debating my reserve unit, don't know yet. But I think it is also TC's turn to announce his reserve unit (if any) first.

Beware: VCX Antoi Quit and myself will meet each other tomorrow for a game of M44 and some tactical discussions on the Falaise pockets might occur Very Happy

Or we will be busy storming the beaches in another Operation Neptune!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 25 July 2014 20:20
Oh Wise One,

No doubt correct on TC choosing 1st on the "even" scenarios, helps us "even" out the odds!

As for the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", feel free to pick each others brains, but we are on to your tricks and will not let you pick our "Pocket" in a manner of speaking!!

Otherwise, enjoy the strategy session and/or O.N.

[Updated on: Fri, 25 July 2014 21:16]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 25 July 2014 20:25
I will b on that soon
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 25 July 2014 23:31
RD 6

Buidheo v southoftheborder
Clorofila v JAParker
gheintze v Kellogs_10
bartjuh v JJ's Juggernaut
Gonzalan v Droopy007
Jaykay2010 v Artimon
Junior72 v Quit2
LooneyLlama v Jeronimon
Lucky91 v Vercingetorix1302
Tank commander v Antoi

I will take our last tank unit and place it in the vacant woods hex on the German baseline.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sat, 26 July 2014 07:47
Being away all day today (on important M44 business Smile ) I will look into this tomorrow.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 27 July 2014 15:21
If my opponent puts in his tanks (and takes one of our baseline hexes to do it) we need to retaliate with the early war anti tank infantry guys. We would like them to be placed in the village of TRUN.

Also could you add a sandbag for them?
That would be greatly appreciated. Cool
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 28 July 2014 03:56
ATTENTION ALL COMMANDERS:

Well, the units have been placed and the round may begin. Of course, as I said before, I wrote this one before we decided on reserve units. Both Jeroen's and John's placement were masterful for this scenario. John, no complaints as I gave Jeroen his sandbag. It should be a lot of fun.

Good luck to all.

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 03 August 2014 17:58
Eric,

Falaise is one of the best maps I have ever seen - great job. This is the type of map that makes the game work. Now if only southoftheborder can respond to my PMs, I'll get to play it. If anyone else wants to play it with me, just PM me.

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sun, 03 August 2014 18:24
Boyd,

Thanks for the kind words. I think it plays even better without those 2 reserve units. I just played Jeronimon and he didn't get any left flank cards for the first few turns and that well placed reserve armor unit eventually decimated his 3 armor units on the baseline. Without that Allied reserve armor unit, he would have been able to build up cards for a later assault. Even at that, he still played very well and could have won with a little better dice on his right flank.


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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 04 August 2014 19:29
LooneyLlama wrote on Sun, 03 August 2014 12:24

Boyd,

Thanks for the kind words. I think it plays even better without those 2 reserve units. I just played Jeronimon and he didn't get any left flank cards for the first few turns and that well placed reserve armor unit eventually decimated his 3 armor units on the baseline. Without that Allied reserve armor unit, he would have been able to build up cards for a later assault. Even at that, he still played very well and could have won with a little better dice on his right flank.


Eric


I agree--the Allied reserve Armor unit definitely makes this scenario tougher for the Axis!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 08 August 2014 16:42
Guys - just to update you on my Round 6 game Vs Artimon :

We've both managed to miss each other between taking our vacations, (I was away from 23rd June- 8th August), and Sebastien went away yesterday for 3 weeks - .. we may not get to play this game for quite a while ...

What do you suggest Eric? Should I just sit this round out, and we can catch up with everyone on a later date, or do the Axis team want to find a temporary substitute to play it through?

I'm easy with either decision ...

Jim

[Updated on: Fri, 08 August 2014 16:43]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 08 August 2014 18:18
Hi Jim,

If everyone else finishes their match before you play, we will move on to the next round and get back to your match later. Just let me know a couple of days in advance when you will play and I will be sure to have it back online at that time. We have done this before and it is no problem.

Eric
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 08 August 2014 18:43
Thanks buddy
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 21 August 2014 15:42
I just would like an idea of who is left in round 6 and when you might be playing.

We can get started on round seven with Jeroen setting the lineups. I will not post the scenario until after I hear from those still to play. I may post it at some point on the SFTF page for John and Jeroen to look over and decide where they want their reserve unit. I will let you know on this thread when I post it.

Eric
      
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