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Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 September 2011 22:39
After a 15 day lull in promotions congratulations to Colonel #23 Colonel toddcalu.

Welcome good Sir to the Colonel's club. Your shout.

For everyone else, never fear there is still plenty of room left in the club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 25 September 2011 21:29
Congratulations to Colonel #24 Colonel Nygaard - the player who has played most online games.

We have been waiting for you to join us Magnus. Welcome to the club.

Even Colonel Nygaard had to earn his promotion, and there is still room for many more in the Colonel's club.

[Updated on: Sun, 25 September 2011 21:39]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 25 September 2011 21:39
Turns out I only needed 1 victory...
Thanks to Henry for helping me out - I doubt I'd have found out myself. Smile
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 26 September 2011 00:56
Nygaard wrote on Sun, 25 September 2011 15:39

Turns out I only needed 1 victory...
Thanks to Henry for helping me out - I doubt I'd have found out myself. Smile




Congrats to Magnus on the long overdue promotion!

Geoff
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 26 September 2011 18:29
gheintze wrote on Mon, 26 September 2011 00:56


Congrats to Magnus on the long overdue promotion!
Geoff


Congratualations on a promotion that was indeed long overdue. You already earned this a long time ago.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 26 September 2011 23:42
Hey, Magnus, aren't you the guy who occasionally talks about the "latin time" and all those stereotyped ideas about punctuality in the northern Europe and complete opposite in the south?... And now, do I read the words "long overdue" and "we have been waiting for you" regarding your own activity around here??...
Laughing
Congratulations, mate!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 28 September 2011 22:41
Another new Colonel - welcome Colonel #25 Colonel Helcat.

Congratulations Sir, and welcome to the Colonel's club. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

As the newest member the drinks are on you until the next arrival. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


For everyone else there's still room in the club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 03 October 2011 19:56
Cool
I am Colonel No.26 (double 13 Twisted Evil )

I was promoted after I lost to a cadet.

Still not sure about the promotion criteria. I tried to pull the report and analyze but the challenging part of it is that one cannot figure out a rank of a person that they played with some time ago. The problem with it is that ranks are changing and the system shows the current rank of a person. I checked how many cadets I played with and found only 16 games with cadets (these guys remained to be cadets for some reasone). So probably there were approx. 20-30 more games I played with cadets who became officers by now.

So, the promotion criteria summmary:

1. Win all scenarios both sides. The list of scenarios to win:

Arnhem Bridge
Arracourt
Counter-attack on Mortain
First Assault Wave
Juno Beach
Liberation of Paris
Mont Mouchet
Operation Cobra
Pegasus Bridge
Pointe-du-Hoc
Sainte-Mère-Eglise
Saverne Gap
St Vith
Sword Beach
Twin Villages
Vassieux
Breakout at Klin
Breakout to Lisyanka
Gates of Moscow
Ponyri
Red Barricades Factory
Suomussalmi
Guam Landings
Japanese Counterattack
Matanikau River
Slopes of Mount Austen
Sugar Loaf and Half Moon
The Meat Grinder
Wake Island
1st Armoured to the rescue
Dug in at Sidi Omar
Escape via the Coastal Road
Flanking Maneuver at Bir Hakeim
Gallabat & Metemma
Hellfire Pass
Into the Cauldron
Montélimar
Panzers versus Grants
Sidi Rezegh Airfield
Toulon
Tunisia

(there are more official scenarios now, but they do not affect the promotion)


2. Play at least 50 games against cadets, does not matter you win or you lose.

[Updated on: Mon, 03 October 2011 19:57]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 04 October 2011 02:23
Congratulations to Polkovnik #26 Polkovnik mescalito.

Welcome sir to the Colonel's club. As usual the drinks are on you until the next Colonel arrives.

Your promotion probably occured after the game following when you qualified - that is why many of us were promoted after a loss.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 04 October 2011 08:59
gheintze wrote on Fri, 26 August 2011 10:13


1. Win each scenario from both sides (except for some of the newer scenarios, possibly)
2. Play a bunch of cadets
3. Play 250 games (or therabouts)
4. Have 12-15 wins as each side in each front.

And do all of that as a Lt. Colonel.


Hi,
I just finished getting wins for both sides of the scenarios since becoming Lt. Colonel (except for the bogus "new" scenarios):
16 Western (not Spring),
6 Eastern (not Battle of Warsaw or Rzhev),
7 Pacific,
8 Mediterranean, (not Gallabat..., Toulon, Montélimar, Tunisia, Knightsbridge)
=37x2 sides is 74 wins. Not counting my "repeat" wins.

Lately I've beaten up 10 cadets and lost to a few (I wasn't counting cadets who beat me).

I'm not near 250 games since becoming Lt. Col either, but I have played about 20 or so SFTF.

If #4 is true, then I'm in trouble, because I just don't care for the Pacific Front scenarios (very unbalanced). I played them because I thought I had to (to make Lt. Col. and for Col.), but I'd just as soon not.

Anyway, some people said we should play for fun. Trying to win all the scenarios was something to do, but not that fun. Neither is playing cadets who haven't played the boardgame. They're just getting the hang of straight (Western) scenarios. The other fronts may be too much for them, as one of them said when we finished. Now I read I might not have needed to play them all! I could have skipped the ones I hate!

[Updated on: Tue, 04 October 2011 09:12]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 04 October 2011 09:59
Phread wrote on Tue, 04 October 2011 03:23

Congratulations to Polkovnik #26 Polkovnik mescalito.

Welcome sir to the Colonel's club. As usual the drinks are on you until the next Colonel arrives.

Your promotion probably occured after the game following when you qualified - that is why many of us were promoted after a loss.



Still I believe that the promotion criteria is as simple as the following two conditions:

1. Win every official scenario both sides (in the exception of the few new scenarios added recently).
2. Play N (where N is probably 50, not sure with it) games against cadets.

I have doubts about any additional conditions like 'played 250 games', win at least M games each side on each front, etc. Those really seem to be excessive.

The reason I was promoted after a loss is that I met the 1st requirement at that point (basically I met that requirement back in June already but abandoned the idea to work on the promotion Rolling Eyes ) and I just needed to meet the the second requirement of playing some certain quantity of games against cadets. I made up completely the figure 50 since I could not retrieve accurate data based on the resources available (remember that some players got promotoed and now they show up with their current ranks in the history of games).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 06 October 2011 22:46
Congratulations to Colonel #27 Colonel kurivial.

Welcome to the Colonel's Club.

Would you like to share any of your experience on the way to your promotion?

As usual it is your shot at the bar until the next Colonel arrives.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 07 October 2011 18:56
I hope everybody took a drink on me. As far as I see it, winning every scenario both sides after promotion to Lt Col is the main thing to accomplish.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 07 October 2011 22:04
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I hope everybody took a drink on me. As far as I see it, winning every scenario both sides after promotion to Lt Col is the main thing to accomplish.


I agree with that. I also had approximately 250 total games played since the last promotion as well. So I think there may be some logic in that as a qualification as well.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 08 October 2011 01:00
Phread wrote on Thu, 06 October 2011 21:46

Congratulations to Colonel #27 Colonel kurivial.
Welcome to the Colonel's Club.
Would you like to share any of your experience on the way to your promotion?


I'd be surprised...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 08 October 2011 08:13
clorofila wrote on Sat, 08 October 2011 03:00

Phread wrote on Thu, 06 October 2011 21:46

Congratulations to Colonel #27 Colonel kurivial.
Welcome to the Colonel's Club.
Would you like to share any of your experience on the way to your promotion?


I'd be surprised...


Why's that? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 09 October 2011 03:00
Welcome to Colonel #28 Colonel Buidheo.

Congratulations Good Sir, and welcome to the Colonel's club.
As usual it is your shout at the bar until the next Colonel arrives.

For everyone else there's still plenty of room in the Colonel's club. We Colonels look forward to many more joining us.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 13 October 2011 06:58
Welcome to Colonel #29 http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/career/?id=18 8507 and Colonel #30 Colonel Richard Bliss.

Congratulations Good Sirs, and welcome to the Colonel's club.
As usual it is your shout Colonel Richard Bliss at the bar until the next Colonel arrives.

Lots of new cadets and 2 new Colonels. What a day.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 13 October 2011 18:48
Phread wrote on Thu, 13 October 2011 00:58

Welcome to Colonel #30 Colonel Richard Bliss.



At my expense !!!! Tried hard to prevent it Wink
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 14 October 2011 02:06
Have at it club applicants ! a whole bunch of clueless cadets to fulfill requirements !

Oh wait, the old timers will say we had it easy Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 14 October 2011 04:13
hdescavernes wrote on Fri, 14 October 2011 13:06

Have at it club applicants ! a whole bunch of clueless cadets to fulfill requirements !

Oh wait, the old timers will say we had it easy Rolling Eyes


We will, we will. You johnny-come-lately players just don't know how easy it for you. Shocked Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Shocked Shocked Shocked

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy We never had it so easy, breaking new ground, overcoming unknown barriers .... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 16 October 2011 09:49
Welcome to Colonel #31 Colonel mpgAAAA.

Welcome, good sir, to the club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 05:41
I bid 32, gentlemen, and the drinks are on me! Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 05:44
Congrats sam!

Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Geoff
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 06:16
Winning both sides of some specific set of official scenarios, and playing against 25 different Cadets.

Based on an analysis of my games as LtC (assuming I didn't make any mistakes), the promotion came at the end of my first game against my 25th Cadet (a 5-4 win at Operation Cobra), which was my 41st Cadet game in an official scenario during that period. This seems to confirm toddcalu's hypothesis that it's the number of unique cadets.

We know that there is a specific set of required scenarios, because somebody else was missing one of the original scenarios (I believe it was Liberation of Paris), and got promoted when he won that. I have not won Knightsbridge or Spring in M44o, so they are not required for this promotion. I don't think anybody has confirmed whether the previous additions -- Warsaw and Rzhev -- are required.

[Updated on: Mon, 17 October 2011 06:59]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 10:20
sam1812 wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 16:41

I bid 32, gentlemen, and the drinks are on me! Very Happy


Congratulations to Colonel #32 Colonel sam1812.

What took you so long Sam? Anyway welcome to the Club.
There seems to have been an influx of bird colonels lately.


There's still room for more in the club for everyone else.

[Updated on: Mon, 17 October 2011 10:23]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 12:56
Congrats Sam
proud to be in your company!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 17 October 2011 14:39
gheintze wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 23:44


Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Also, if I had known that you guys had real flush toilets in here, I would have come here faster.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 18 October 2011 21:23
Congratulations and welcome to Colonel #33 Colonel Hamblylake. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 18 October 2011 23:20
sam1812 écrit le Mon, 17 October 2011 14:39

gheintze wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 23:44


Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Also, if I had known that you guys had real flush toilets in here, I would have come here faster.


Admit it, you won this promotion to scare your league opponents Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 00:17
hdescavernes wrote on Tue, 18 October 2011 17:20

sam1812 écrit le Mon, 17 October 2011 14:39

gheintze wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 23:44


Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Also, if I had known that you guys had real flush toilets in here, I would have come here faster.

Admit it, you won this promotion to scare your league opponents Very Happy

Well ... actually, at the Troika meetings, Phread and Nygaard kept making me sit at the children's table. Embarassed
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 00:36
sam1812 wrote on Wed, 19 October 2011 11:17

hdescavernes wrote on Tue, 18 October 2011 17:20

sam1812 écrit le Mon, 17 October 2011 14:39

gheintze wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 23:44


Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Also, if I had known that you guys had real flush toilets in here, I would have come here faster.

Admit it, you won this promotion to scare your league opponents Very Happy

Well ... actually, at the Troika meetings, Phread and Nygaard kept making me sit at the children's table. Embarassed


Sam,

Just remember as Nygaard and I have seniority on you (we were promoted ealier) the drinks will alway be on you.

Phread
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 01:21
Phread wrote on Wed, 19 October 2011 00:36

sam1812 wrote on Wed, 19 October 2011 11:17

hdescavernes wrote on Tue, 18 October 2011 17:20

sam1812 écrit le Mon, 17 October 2011 14:39

gheintze wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 23:44


Well deserved. What finally put you over the top?

Also, if I had known that you guys had real flush toilets in here, I would have come here faster.

Admit it, you won this promotion to scare your league opponents Very Happy

Well ... actually, at the Troika meetings, Phread and Nygaard kept making me sit at the children's table. Embarassed


Sam,

Just remember as Nygaard and I have seniority on you (we were promoted ealier) the drinks will alway be on you.

Phread

Until Sam gets promoted to general before you ... Laughing
Then he will get revenge Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 08:10
Congratulations and welcome to Colonel#34 Colonel megaHumBull Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 14:46
Thanks Phread

I actually got promoted after losing to a cadet in Operation Spring (Allied side) a scenario that I still haven't won!

I look forward to what the future will bring (beers I hope).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 14:48
Hamblylake écrit

I actually got promoted after losing to a cadet in Operation Spring (Allied side) a scenario that I still haven't won!


So, it's not necessary to win "Spring" or "Knightsbridge" ?

What about Rhzev / Warsaw / Toulon / Montélimar / Tunisia and Gallabat ??
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 19 October 2011 16:32
Thank you for the warm welcome. Literally warm: it's hot here in the Colonel's Club! Do you really need so many fireplaces? Smile

Drinks (and fire extinguishers) are on me until the next Colonel arrives!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 23 October 2011 18:46
Hi All,

I just wanted to confirm that there is some kind of minimum number of battles at LTC. I have won all scenarios 45 on both sides and played over 50 cadets out of which 30+ were "unique". Still not promoted with 125 wins of 174 battles as a LTC. Not that I'm really surprised Wink I anxious to see whats the exact number if such a number exists...

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 23 October 2011 21:48
silenttimo wrote on Thu, 20 October 2011 01:48

Hamblylake écrit

I actually got promoted after losing to a cadet in Operation Spring (Allied side) a scenario that I still haven't won!


So, it's not necessary to win "Spring" or "Knightsbridge" ?

What about Rhzev / Warsaw / Toulon / Montélimar / Tunisia and Gallabat ??



As far as I know wins on both sides at Rhzev, Warsaw, Operation Spring, and Knightsbridge are not required for promotion to Colonel.

But as a dedicated player wouldn't you want wins at these scenarios anyway? I know I do and did.

Operation Spring is my luckiest scenario, played 3 times from both sides and haven't lost. (Tempting fate now.)
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 25 October 2011 01:58
:: hey, Phread: check out Nygaard's numbers regarding Arnhem; but don't tell anyone ::

total games: 106
as allies: 52
as axis: 54

in 54 as axis: 26 victories, 28 defeats
almost 1:1 win ratio!

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

I needed 7 matches to win my first one!
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

(btw, your ratio is 1:4, last time I checked. not bad!)
      
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