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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 07:35
And I learned that I can use the BEL with an antitankgun unit. I did not dare do that before. Very good to know, all armor units beware, my antitank guys are coming for you! Mad
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 12:36
Jeronimon wrote on Thu, 30 August 2012 07:35

And I learned that I can use the BEL with an antitankgun unit. I did not dare do that before. Very good to know, all armor units beware, my antitank guys are coming for you! Mad


That's good to know.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 12:41
This expansion will certainly create new possibilities in future SFTF Mediterranean scenarios. Cool

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j383/DiederC/mediterraneantheatre.jpg
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 14:21
Dietrich,

I am using your picture as our official logo for this tournament. You must be in graphic arts. Your pictures are really imaginative.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 15:27
LooneyLlama wrote on Thu, 30 August 2012 14:21

Dietrich,

I am using your picture as our official logo for this tournament. You must be in graphic arts. Your pictures are really imaginative.


I am really flattered that you want to use this picture! Thanks. Smile

When I was a young guy I studied commercial photography and design. But I don't practice a graphical profession anymore. That is why I like to be visual creative in this forum so much.

If you, or anyone else of this M44 family, needs a logo or something else for a tournament or so, feel free to ask! Smile
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 15:58
Jeronimon wrote on Thu, 30 August 2012 07:35

And I learned that I can use the BEL with an antitankgun unit. I did not dare do that before. Very good to know, all armor units beware, my antitank guys are coming for you! Mad

ah, finally you got that valuable piece of intel. Now you are ready to make General.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 17:31
Yes, I think the answer to the Mobile Arty and Anti Tank Inf are both ~ In The Cards ~...

Arty Bombard states no movement / fire combination - that one is pretty easy...

Description of Anti Tank Inf states that it cannot fire and move, but that it is treated as normal infantry in all other regards - BEL states that all movement restrictions are disregarded... If you consider the ~ No Move / Fire ~ rule to be a movement restriction, then it makes sense that AT Inf can be used w/ a BEL...
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 30 August 2012 17:40
Llama: We are close - I *almost* had Artimon cornered - have another trap set for him tonight ( or today depending on what part of the world you are in... ).

Intel has it that he will be dining in a cafe~ ... With any luck I can catch him w/ his bride, in which case his retreat might be slowed just enough... Then again, he kind of seems like the kind of guy that would just ~ Leave Her For Dead ~ huh?...

http://photos1.fotosearch.com/bthumb/OMU/OMU151/FleeingSoldier.jpg
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Fri, 31 August 2012 00:58
I got him!

Sedated him with a baby aspirin laced truffle and knocked him out...

Unfortunately, he awoke with a pocket full of loaded dice, and a deck of cards up his sleeve...

Sorry team - I had no idea he was a sorcier apprenti...
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Fri, 31 August 2012 03:20
Trentdep, Love your colorful repartee`. Beautifully worded!

Ok, round 1 is in the books. Allies lead 4-3.

The 2nd battle, which also took place in 1941, is now online. It is 'The Relief of Tobruk'. This historical battle was the British attempt to relieve the encirclement of Tobruk. One of the major objectives was the capture of Halfaya Pass. This scenario depicts the 2nd day of the battle. The Allies have already captured Fort Capuzzo and Sidi Omar. They now make their attempt to take the pass. The Germans on Hafid Ridge counterattack.

As I said, we are playing these scenarios in chronological order.
This will be the last scenario in 1941.

Also for the 2nd round, Droopy007 announces his 2pt. player and then Jeronimon sets the matchups.

Good luck Commanders(Allies only).
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 07:16
Eric, just played 'The Relief of Tobruk' and it is a great scenario.

Surprised that the Axis have such an edge in the results.

The notes say the Axis starts but the scenario has the Allies starting.

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 12:58
Reporting for duty Sir

My turn to choose. Then I give you... Jaykay2010 as the 2 pointers ! Good luck Colonel !

It's time we climb to the 1st spot team ! Let's go get them Twisted Evil Laughing !
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 13:40
Phread,

Thanks for the kind words. I checked the briefing and it says the Allies start, which is what is intended. Are you sure it says Axis starts? I wonder how that happened? At least the right side began the battle.

Also, since the Germans won this battle and the Allies never did take Halfaya Pass, I thought there might be a slight edge for them. We'll see how it plays out with more results.

[Updated on: Sat, 01 September 2012 13:44]

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 15:35
I also played it last night and was quite pleased with the strategical and tactical options about this map. That is, AFTER an overall armored haircut! Very Happy
Quite balanced too, it seems. Good work, Eric!
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 16:16
Van Voort will be our 2 points champion this week
The line up will be:

Artimon v Clorofila
Jeronimon v Droopy
LooneyLlama v Jaykay2010 (2 points)
Lucky91 v Trentdep
van Voort (2 points) v Sdnative

Briefing
We have already captured Fort Capuzzo and Sidi Omar. So now all we have to do this week is go through Halfaya Pass to get to Tobruk. The first troops to get into Sollum will get scones for tea.
Beware though, we have reports of enemy troops on Hafid Ridge, so watch your back, gentlemen.

That will be all, and remember: "Be careful out there!"
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 19:34

Allied Commanding Officer

Sir,

I don't like scones but after I break through the pass and relieve Tobruk, I will hold you to tea and crumpets.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 20:43
My ten year old son noticed a funny thing when I was playing the scenario from the Axis side:

Hafid Ridge becomes Ridge Hafid
Escarpment Becomes Mentescarp
Halfaya Pass becomes Pass Halfaya

And Tobruk is situated on the other side of the map.
(At least the arrow points there) Very Happy

I get that the texts are too long for one hex and thus the left right order changes, but I still thought it was funny too.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 22:49
Jeronimon wrote on Sat, 01 September 2012 20:43

My ten year old son noticed a funny thing when I was playing the scenario from the Axis side:

Hafid Ridge becomes Ridge Hafid
Escarpment Becomes Mentescarp
Halfaya Pass becomes Pass Halfaya

And Tobruk is situated on the other side of the map.
(At least the arrow points there) Very Happy

I get that the texts are too long for one hex and thus the left right order changes, but I still thought it was funny too.


This happens when the author of the scenario splits labels up to put them in the label field of two separate hexes. If the author would just put the text in one label field, the problem would be solved. If the text is too long, it will spill over onto adjacent hexes even if you put all text in one label field. Just don't put long text in hexes on the board edge, ... then the text might spill over the side of the board and become truncated.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 23:29
Thank you Quit2, it has been corrected.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 01 September 2012 23:30
I'll tell my kid he has helped! Smile
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Mon, 03 September 2012 19:12
Hi everyone,

On September 7th, one of my scenarios,Third Battle of Kharkov, will be reposted online for 1 day. The Tournament of Champions will be using it for their finals. If there are any changes to this date I will let you know.

Eric

[Updated on: Mon, 03 September 2012 19:16]

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Tue, 04 September 2012 12:44
Can I get an opponent who's time zone doesn't start with "GMT"?...

:: Mumbles ::

Sumsabitchengreenwichmeantimeplussomethinglivingopps...
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Tue, 04 September 2012 16:29
trentdep wrote on Tue, 04 September 2012 12:44

Can I get an opponent who's time zone doesn't start with "GMT"?...

:: Mumbles ::

Sumsabitchengreenwichmeantimeplussomethinglivingopps...

Yes. GMT + something is actually wrong. It should be UTC + something.
But that is just nitpicking. We'll use CET or CEST next time.

[Updated on: Tue, 04 September 2012 16:35]

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Tue, 04 September 2012 17:35
Quit2 wrote on Tue, 04 September 2012 15:29

trentdep wrote on Tue, 04 September 2012 12:44

Can I get an opponent who's time zone doesn't start with "GMT"?...

:: Mumbles ::

Sumsabitchengreenwichmeantimeplussomethinglivingopps...

Yes. GMT + something is actually wrong. It should be UTC + something.
But that is just nitpicking. We'll use CET or CEST next time.


Yes, "Why use a standard system that everyone can understand with a minimum effort, if we can use a system which has a different acronym for each single timezone in the planet?..."
Very Happy
Just kidding!

clorofila, UTC+1
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Wed, 05 September 2012 16:06
Exactly - keep it as simple as possible...

" I'm not sure what time zone I'm in - it got dark 30 mins ago..."

" OK - well it has been light here for a few hours - how about we meet when it's just getting light there, and dark here?..."

:: Sighs ::

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Wed, 05 September 2012 22:18
What timezone are you in trentdep? Then i can tell you I am not GMT +2 but EST +6 or something Razz
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Thu, 06 September 2012 03:16
Darn, I missed the next tourney.

I should have told y'all to PM or email me...

Please let me know about the next one, work has not allowed me to keep up with the forums.

Geoff

[Updated on: Thu, 06 September 2012 03:36]

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 08 September 2012 18:58
Geoff, I will make sure you are in the next tournament. I'm finalizing a series of 10 scenarios for both the Pacific Theater and Eastern Front. I've also started work on a Western Front series of scenarios. I'm just not sure if I should include my Normandy landing scenarios. There might be too many official and unofficial ones already.

Anyway, due to heavy Axis resistance, we can play 12 scenarios if you would like. I think I have 12 good ones that you would enjoy. We'll have a vote here. They would include 4 North Africa scenarios(we've played 2 so far), 3 Sicily scenarios, and 5 from mainland Italy.

Eric
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sat, 08 September 2012 19:15
Yay Very Happy
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 09:08
Jeronimon wrote on Thu, 30 August 2012 07:35

And I learned that I can use the BEL with an antitankgun unit. I did not dare do that before. Very good to know, all armor units beware, my antitank guys are coming for you! Mad


I cant beleave it took you guys so long to use or test this out ! Surprised
I ve bin crushing tanks from the start when the AT inf came on the block ! Cool
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 12:47
Flemish_Havy wrote on Sun, 09 September 2012 09:08

Jeronimon wrote on Thu, 30 August 2012 07:35

And I learned that I can use the BEL with an antitankgun unit. I did not dare do that before. Very good to know, all armor units beware, my antitank guys are coming for you! Mad


I cant beleave it took you guys so long to use or test this out ! Surprised
I ve bin crushing tanks from the start when the AT inf came on the block ! Cool

Latest reply from Richard Borg was that AT gun cannot battle in any case after it moved that turn. Not even with BEL. So this is a bug in the online game.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 14:12
Thanks Quit2.

Notice to everyone, please do not use an antitank unit with BEL card. That's a bug we can all avoid with our play.

Eric
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 14:53
You can still use the BEL with the antitank unit to move it 6 hexes to a better position. You just cannot battle with it while on the move with BEL.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 15:46
LooneyLlama wrote on Sun, 09 September 2012 13:12

Thanks Quit2.

Notice to everyone, please do not use an antitank unit with BEL card. That's a bug we can all avoid with our play.

Eric


Just to make it absolutely clear, are you setting this as a tournament rule, Eric?
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 18:30
Wait - when did Richard chime in?...
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Sun, 09 September 2012 19:58
I read it somewhere on this forum ... don't remember which thread. Could be on the regular M44 forum.

(edit) It is in this sticky thread on the english MEmoir 44 forum (not online) : Questions for the Official FAQ (/edit)

[Updated on: Sun, 09 September 2012 20:18]

      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Mon, 10 September 2012 01:34
Yes, this will be an official rule; no attacking with anti-tank unit with BEL card.
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Mon, 10 September 2012 02:05
And how you wil enforce this rule?

Also don't you really mean now SWA attack after move with BEL?
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Mon, 10 September 2012 08:22
LooneyLlama wrote on Sat, 08 September 2012 18:58

. . . Anyway, due to heavy Axis resistance, we can play 12 scenarios if you would like. . . .
Eric


You Axis may have won this battle (rather convincingly) but we have something you don't have:
We seem to control the battlefield(s). Shocked

So basically, as long as we, the Allies, are behind. Eric, you will stretch the tournament until we are ahead? Very Happy


So if we keep performing like this week Embarassed we can expect a scenario with about 10% chance for Axis to win. Laughing

I see Axis infantries trekking through hot desert sands surrounded by steep hills with shiny Allied armor on top. At last the Allies will be on the other end of the Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809-1892)
      
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Re:New SFTF Mediterranean Theater tournament Mon, 10 September 2012 10:28
Laughing
      
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