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Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 12:49
Ok... before Yangtze and I get booted off the Battlelore forums... guess I will start this up over here.

Well Ok... started out I found a band from Finland called Battlelore and we diverged rapidly into music for M44.

So...

I have a bunch of old War movie themes in mp3, and a bunch of old Marches, German and British and American. I also have a bunch of old wartime pop hits from both sides...

When we play, we set up the mp3 player to blast out music from Patton, and Battle of Britain, and other movies. And a lot of old wartime music. Stuff that swells the heart and makes us just want to weep for that full unit that just got hit with six dice and is no more... Just good mood music.

Anyone else do this or am I just that warped???




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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 14:19
Warped and wonderful.

You havent got around to dressing up yet have you?

I have got as far as playing Beethoven and Wagner, and having nationality based food and drink, German Beer, ice cold shots of Vodka, german sausage and pretzels etc.

Nice to know there are other "divients" out there.

Any chance of a copy of your MP3 disc?

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 14:24
Actually, I have a CD that is a collection of war movie soundtracks including the marching band themes for each of the branches of the U.S. military. When my son and I are playing M44 in the family room, we are either watching A Bridge Too Far or Band of Brothers, or listening to the CD.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 15:22
Dressing up???? um... no comment... Embarassed

I have an old Ike jacket, dated 1944 and I used to wear it everywhere... until the beer belly.. um... I mean tool shed, got to big for it... I have been looking real hard at the Tankers jacket and Helmet in one of my history mags. Thought it might be cool to run a game at a con in costume...

oops... gave myself away didn't I...
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 18:59
Music is a must!

We have some of the stuff mentioned here by suppliiment it with some classical...it would be great to get some more though...specific suggestions?
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 23:43
Good call Randwulf Smile I'll jut repeat my BL post here:

"I'd offer Vera Lynn and Marlene Dietrich's greatest hits as an addition to your WW2 music list - when Marlene starts singing Lili Marlene (you can get it in English or German) the hairs on the back of your neck bristle and a tear wells in your eye. Of course, Lili Marlene was the favourite song of both German and British troops. Not sure how exposed US troops were to that one or how they felt about it, but then the US had Glen Miller - a more upbeat and optimistic mood altogether that probably did wonders for morale on the British home front. Ultimately I think Vera and Marlene are more evocative of at least the early war mood.

Interesting, I have a tape of German marching songs also. Not something I often admit in public, but probably marginally more socially acceptable than admitting you're a wargamer Laughing

Whilst we'd hopefully all agree that German/ Nazi politics was an abomination, you can see how those amazingly rousing songs helped to build support for the regime from the average person in the street. A cautionary lesson indeed - don't vote for the guys with the best music!"
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 08 June 2007 23:45
yangtze wrote on Fri, 08 June 2007 14:43

A cautionary lesson indeed - don't vote for the guys with the best music!"




Laughing

Or, and let's face it, the best uniforms. Were it a fashion war, they would've won hands down!

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 09 June 2007 04:57
I am not sure if I would want to go to a con in a German uniform unless I had a counter-part dressed as an American or Brit!!!! but they did have snazzy uniforms... and Leather trenchcoats... I do have to say my favorite M44 music starter is the Patton sound track, and once into it the Kelly's Hero's sound track. I love the music from "Guns of Navarone" but NOT the song that go's with it... what was it about the sixtys that made them screw up a go score with stupid lirics... at least they gave them to you seperately... imagine my suprise when I loaded the song version thinking it was the music version, and not knowing I had a song version!!! OMG.... the game stopped and we just sat there in horror... Shocked
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 09 June 2007 14:36
Quote:

Or, and let's face it, the best uniforms. Were it a fashion war, they would've won hands down!



Interesting theory, given that the quality of german uniforms declined as the war went on, matching their declining fortunes on the battlefield...

But then again if uniforms bring victory how on earth did the greeks do so well against the italians? Rolling Eyes

      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 09 June 2007 23:55
I'll pass on the uniforms, however, the music sounds like a good idea. Silentshadow, how might one find a copy of your collection?

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sun, 10 June 2007 01:03
We've just played the Fall Weiss Phase III Warsaw scenario - a bloody battle that saw over 80% of the on-table units eliminated. So the musical accompniment of Sheila Chandra, Fiona Apple and Yes was probably not very appropriate Smile

iTunes on random - that's my excuse.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sun, 10 June 2007 05:05
Shocked AAAhhhhhh... Sacralige!!!!! and they call me a Heathen... um... oh yeah I am one... uh never mind...

Welcome to the forums Kaptain!!!!


      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Mon, 11 June 2007 04:32
Music is a must!!! I love my I-POD, I love my I-POD, I love my I-POD! Sorry, I'm back!

Back ground music gets the blood pumping!

Of course PATTON is always a great starter! I agree totally with that. You all might also want to check out the soundtracks to the "Medal of Honor" games (Michael Giacchino) and Band of Brothers sound track (Michael Kamen). I also like The Battle of the Bulge score; Mission 633 (Ron Goodwin); and "Primiere Victoire" from "In Harm's Way" (Jerry Goldsmith). A Bridge Too Far would be a good choice, as well.

To really go out on a limb, check out some Drum and Bugle Corps (www.dci.org) (Phantom Regiment does a lot of nice classical stuff like 1812 Overture).

Enjoy!

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 09 September 2011 20:42
Hi Guys (and gals?),

This is my first post here so I hope I don't embarrass myself too much by asking if the music from Memoir 44 online is available for download from anywhere?

I play a number of WWII games and I think it would be great for stirring the blood.

Cheers

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 09 September 2011 21:00
DMStue wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 22:42

Hi Guys (and gals?),

This is my first post here so I hope I don't embarrass myself too much by asking if the music from Memoir 44 online is available for download from anywhere?

I play a number of WWII games and I think it would be great for stirring the blood.

Cheers

SMStue


Good job! You didn't embarrass yourself in your first post!! Cool I wish I could say the same thing about my first post... Embarassed

As far as I know, there is no way to get the music except by playing the game online. Anyone else find a way to get it?
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 09 September 2011 21:31
rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 15:00

Good job! You didn't embarrass yourself in your first post!! Cool I wish I could say the same thing about my first post... Embarassed


Laughing Laughing

Thanks for putting a little humor into my day. Smile I actually remember reading that when you wrote it, but I didn't remember that it was you. From humble beginnings a star was born... Cool

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 09 September 2011 21:55
gheintze wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 23:31

rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 15:00

Good job! You didn't embarrass yourself in your first post!! Cool I wish I could say the same thing about my first post... Embarassed


Laughing Laughing

Thanks for putting a little humor into my day. Smile I actually remember reading that when you wrote it, but I didn't remember that it was you. From humble beginnings a star was born... Cool

Geoff


Cool Thanks for the kind words! Very Happy

Sadly I remember what the question was... Laughing

I was confused about the Air Power Card and asked a question that showed just how muddled my thinking really was!! Here's my first post:

rasmussen81 wrote on 14 July, 2007

I'm a new owner and player of Memoir '44 and I have a question about the Tactics card "Air Power".

It says, "Target a group of 4 or fewer enemy units adjacent to each other. Roll 2 battle dice per hex (Allied air attack) or 1 per hex (Axis air attack), ignoring any terrain battle die reduction. Score 1 hit for each die that matches the unit's symbol, a grenade or a star. For each flag, retreat 1 hex. Flags may not be ignored."

If I am the Allied player and I target three Axis units that are together, I would roll 6 dice. Would I roll the dice against each hex (6 dice against one hex, 6 dice against the next hex, 6 dice against the last hex)? Or would I roll 6 dice and one of us players (Allied or Axis) chooses which units are hit? Or do I roll the 6 dice against one hex that the attacking player chooses?

You can see my problem. In my mind, there are three possible ways to play the card. The first option makes the card very powerful. Is that the point?

Thanks for the help and advice!


It's funny to look at now, because I wasn't even close to the correct way of playing Air Power with any of my thoughts. Very Happy After writing the FAQ, I think I've learned a little more how the game works! Laughing

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 09 September 2011 22:21
rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 20:55

gheintze wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 23:31

rasmussen81 wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 15:00

Good job! You didn't embarrass yourself in your first post!! Cool I wish I could say the same thing about my first post... Embarassed


Laughing Laughing

Thanks for putting a little humor into my day. Smile I actually remember reading that when you wrote it, but I didn't remember that it was you. From humble beginnings a star was born... Cool

Geoff


Cool Thanks for the kind words! Very Happy

Sadly I remember what the question was... Laughing

I was confused about the Air Power Card and asked a question that showed just how muddled my thinking really was!! Here's my first post:

rasmussen81 wrote on 14 July, 2007

I'm a new owner and player of Memoir '44 and I have a question about the Tactics card "Air Power".

It says, "Target a group of 4 or fewer enemy units adjacent to each other. Roll 2 battle dice per hex (Allied air attack) or 1 per hex (Axis air attack), ignoring any terrain battle die reduction. Score 1 hit for each die that matches the unit's symbol, a grenade or a star. For each flag, retreat 1 hex. Flags may not be ignored."

If I am the Allied player and I target three Axis units that are together, I would roll 6 dice. Would I roll the dice against each hex (6 dice against one hex, 6 dice against the next hex, 6 dice against the last hex)? Or would I roll 6 dice and one of us players (Allied or Axis) chooses which units are hit? Or do I roll the 6 dice against one hex that the attacking player chooses?

You can see my problem. In my mind, there are three possible ways to play the card. The first option makes the card very powerful. Is that the point?

Thanks for the help and advice!


After writing the FAQ, I think I've learned a little more how the game works!


As have we all Ras Wink
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 10 September 2011 01:44
Its what we call MOOD music Wink

Its always been a maxim of mine to have good orchestral scores playing in the background of just about any of the games we play. During WW2 we like to have:

Patton
Battle of the Bulge (LOVE the Panzerleid song in both versions), Tora Tora Tora
None but the Brave
A Bridge Too Far
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
Midway
Macarthur
The Sand Pebbles
Inchon (deluxe two disc edition)
Letters from Iwo Jima
Flags of our Fathers
The Great Escape
U-571
Enemy at the Gates

and probably a few others in my WW2 folder that hit the 5 disc turntable and make for an exciting evening of battle.

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 10 September 2011 12:51
I remember best mix of WWII background music delivered with Heart of Iron.

But you know guys. I'm thinking about a sample track of leading motive to the game which could be a good reminder of the game.

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Mon, 12 September 2011 19:21
Randwulf wrote on Fri, 08 June 2007 06:49

Anyone else do this or am I just that warped???

Yep, my son and I do this, too. War films or video game soundtracks. Games like Medal of Honor: Allied Assault have great music to accompany Memoir 44. We always play music like that when we play.

When we play BattleLore, we also play appropriate music, soundtracks to fantasy films and games and the like.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Tue, 13 September 2011 07:00
Wow.... Blast from the past....

      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Tue, 13 September 2011 21:37
Holy cow, you're right. When I answered this, I didn't noticed it was an old thread that had been bumped. A very old thread!
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Wed, 14 September 2011 04:10
Shoegaze99 wrote on Tue, 13 September 2011 15:37

Holy cow, you're right. When I answered this, I didn't noticed it was an old thread that had been bumped. A very old thread!



M either lol, but its a cool thread idea nonetheless.

Oh, and I'll add that the music for ALL of the Medal of Honor games (about 6 cds worth) is a great background set to have when at the height of battle
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Wed, 14 September 2011 10:26
I was in a local community coffee shop a few months back with a friend talking about my Radio Controlled tiger tank and was telling him about a web page I had found that showed markings for the eastern front. We popped onto one of the PC's to look at the page. On my first visit to the page I must have had the sound turned off so i was unaware it had German marching music embedded into the page! I felt like I was in an old west saloon and the pianist had stopped playing as everyone looked at me Embarassed I tried to explain what i was doing and the folks laughed, but talk about making an impact! Embarassed Smile

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Wed, 14 September 2011 16:43
Interesting that all the music we use to "get in the mood" for WW2 is music composed well AFTER WW2...

I'd throw some period music in there -- the soldiers you're reenacting would much rather have heard Glen Miller than any of the movie soundtracks of the past forty years. Maybe Miller's "In the Mood" would be apt...

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Thu, 15 September 2011 00:00
http://www.pastperfect.com/Browse.aspx?category=World+War+2


lots of pretty good stuff from the time.


and more stuff.... very cool site.
http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/

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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 16 September 2011 03:29
Randwulf wrote on Fri, 08 June 2007 20:19

Ok... Well Ok... started out I found a band from Finland called Battlelore and we diverged rapidly into music for M44.




Well i dont own or play battlelore but u should have a look at another finland band call fintroll would fit battlelore.

Well for most of my war games we have a band call sabaton playing all their songs are about war (lots about WW2)
with titles like , stalingard, wolf pack, panzer battalion, counterattack, midway, sceaming eagles, wehrmacht and the list gose on. though my friends and i are into rock and the such so not everyones cup of tea
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 16 September 2011 05:45
I have some Fintroll... Very Happy and bunch of other "viking metal"

some of it is pretty good, some of it is just loud.... Confused

Sabaton huh??? have to look them up.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Fri, 16 September 2011 05:55
yea the albums are:

The art of war
Attero Dominatus
Metalizer
Primo Victoria (like this one the best, mostly ww2, opening song is about Dday)
Coat of Arms (newest one)
      
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Re:Memoir 44 Theme Music Sat, 29 October 2011 15:38
I have found the music from the Medal of Honor game series to be great as background music for war gaming. There are individual albums from the different offerings, or you can go all out and look at the compilation set http://www.lalalandrecords.com/MOH.html
      
    
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