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Nygaard
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 13:26
silenttimo wrote on Fri, 18 November 2011 12:52

BTW,

Nygaard, you will soon (1-2 months) be less lonely as there are so few french speaking player (only Quit2, black sheep and you, I believe) in the Colonels'club !!

About 35 of the 120 Lt Colonel are french speaking players, and 4-5 majors sould be promoted in the next few weeks as Lt colonels also !!

I know (almost) for sure that we are several to work on it (hdescavernes, garion44, merlinade, sbchurchill, khorbier, palomides, leutnant michel, ....).

So, just be patient and we're gonna have "frogeaters" (or so ; there are also players from Belgium, Switzerland or Québec...) in the club !


People should always strive to learn more than 1 language, if nothing else it helps combat Alzheimer's and mental decay! It's like exercise for the brain!!!

Would be fun to do a "nationality breakdown" (and perhaps State breakdown for the US Colonels).
      
Tabou
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 15:50
[quote title=Nygaard wrote on Fri, 18 November 2011 07:26]
silenttimo wrote on Fri, 18 November 2011 12:52

BTW,

Nygaard, you will soon (1-2 months) be less lonely as there are so few french speaking player (only Quit2, black sheep and you, I believe) in the Colonels'club !!


Ahem, ajoute 1!
      
silenttimo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 16:05
Désolé de t'avoir oublié !

En plus, faisant partie des derniers promus, je le savais, mais errare humanum est !

(sorry for this french interlude)
      
Jeronimon
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 16:49
Shoo shoo, back to your french forum. Very Happy

Besides that I think Magnus would also like someone to talk to in Danish. But there is a chance for that as Pete Repete is a LTC also working towards promotion.
      
silenttimo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 17:00
Jeronimon écrit

Shoo shoo, back to your french forum. Very Happy


Don't send me back forever !!

I can assure you I am a big fan of "the Nits" and saw them at least 4 times in concert...

Niederlande...
      
hdescavernes
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 17:26
silenttimo écrit le Fri, 18 November 2011 12:52

we are several to work on it


You mean fun on it Very Happy

Quote:

we're gonna have "frogeaters" (or so ; there are also players from Belgium, Switzerland or Québec...) in the club !


Hey I don't even like frogs Laughing
      
Quit2
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 18 November 2011 22:49
silenttimo wrote on Fri, 18 November 2011 12:52

BTW,

Nygaard, you will soon (1-2 months) be less lonely as there are so few french speaking player (only Quit2, black sheep and you, I believe) in the Colonels'club !!



Euhm ... I will still be lonely as only dutch speaking colonel (unless I am mistaken). Although I suppose Jeronimon will not take too long and maybe some others.

I am a bit surprised to be considered "french speaking" Shocked It is not how I would define myself.

I can speak it, but my english is better ... and still, I don't consider myself as being english speaking. I am dutch speaking and can communicate in english, french and luxemburgish too.

Also: do keep in mind that some Flemish people would not like to be called "french speaking", with all the political tension in Belgium. (even if I don't mind)

Anyway: thanks to the fact that I speak both french and english, I don't consider Memoir 44 as having two communities. For me there is only one community, since I can communicate on both forums ...

So, congratualations on the promotion to those who made it and good luck to those who are still working on it, regardless of language and nationality.
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 02:38
The Colonels Club is open to all, all nationalities, all languages.
We are not an exclusive group, we are inclusive to all who reach the rank.

Of course lesser beings not yet at our exalted level have to wait outside, unless they are entering to serve us our food and drinks.

[Updated on: Sat, 19 November 2011 02:39]

      
Helcat
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 03:20
Quote:

Euhm ... I will still be lonely as only dutch speaking colonel (unless I am mistaken). Although I suppose Jeronimon will not take too long and maybe some others.


Ach, dan zijn we toch samen alleen.

For all Danish speakers:
Åh, så er vi alene sammen.

For all French speakers:
Oh, alors nous sommes seuls ensemble.

For all English speakers:
Ah, but then we might be alone together.

For all other languages:
http://translate.google.com/

Quote:

People should always strive to learn more than 1 language, if nothing else it helps combat Alzheimer's and mental decay! It's like exercise for the brain!!!


Good point Magnus, du fik denne ret sagt.

Kind Regards,

[Updated on: Sat, 19 November 2011 03:39]

      
stevens
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 13:46
Merci mon ami

Gracias amigo

Thanks friend
      
Henry Pelham
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 15:41
Google Chrome has a translation extension that will translate any page (roughly) with a click on the toolbar. It even recognizes when there is an abundance of another language, and it will prompt you to translate. I use this feature to browse the French forums. It is helpful as my "school French" was more than twenty years ago.

When will DOW promote some Colonels?
      
silenttimo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 15:54
Henry Pelham écrit

When will DOW promote some Colonels?


Beware asking too much !

Maybe DoW could demote some colonels...
Very Happy
      
Jeronimon
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 19 November 2011 20:31
Phread wrote on Sat, 19 November 2011 02:38

Of course lesser beings not yet at our exalted level have to wait outside, unless they are entering to serve us our food and drinks.

Would you like that shaken or stirred, sir?
Very Happy
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 02:36
Congratulations to our newest Colonel ( #42 ) Polkovnik --JP

Welcome to the club Sir.

Please share your experinces about your journey so far.
      
--JP
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 04:41
As long as the bar takes Rubles...

245 games played since Podpolkovnik. Minimum 18 wins each side, each front.

Wins each side, each scenario, barring the ones already listed.

Got promoted on a loss.

Near NYC now (from Indiana). English und kann Deutsch, auch.

Cheers.

[Updated on: Sun, 20 November 2011 05:04]

      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 06:11
Rubles are more than welcome as is Vodka.
      
silenttimo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 09:46
Congrats --JP !

As I told yu, I saw that online last night (it was night in France).

Just realized that t was no more a LONG rank (like podkopolpovnik) but a shorter one (like podkolvnik) !
Razz

I am on my way... long way to go however !
(situation now : about 150 games played, 25+ cadets, 10+ promoted, west & med' -> check at the exception of Knightsbridge allies, klin / Moscow / Wake -> check, Austen, red barricades & Matanikau with axis, Lysianska with allies).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 14:40
Helcat wrote on Sat, 19 November 2011 03:20

Quote:

Euhm ... I will still be lonely as only dutch speaking colonel (unless I am mistaken). Although I suppose Jeronimon will not take too long and maybe some others.


Ach, dan zijn we toch samen alleen.

For all Danish speakers:
Åh, så er vi alene sammen.

For all French speakers:
Oh, alors nous sommes seuls ensemble.

For all English speakers:
Ah, but then we might be alone together.

For all other languages:
http://translate.google.com/

Quote:

People should always strive to learn more than 1 language, if nothing else it helps combat Alzheimer's and mental decay! It's like exercise for the brain!!!


Good point Magnus, du fik denne ret sagt.

Kind Regards,



" Ik doe zo hard mijn best Col. Helcat ! " Rolling Eyes

Translations: " I m doing the best i can Col.Helcat ! " Cool
      
HamonSerrano
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 20 November 2011 15:58
Hello Members of the Colonel Club!

Sorry about my late response, i am not reading the forums very often.
First of all i would like to say: Congratulations for all Colonels Smile
For those who are still figthing for the promotion: be patient, it is a long run!

You mentioned the scenarios, what is needed for Promotion?
I write down my own experience. I thought i need to replay all the scenarios, but before that i get promoted.

I heard from a friend, that, Batttle of Warsaw, Knightsbridge, Operation Spring and Rzhev is out of scope, so we don't have to win these scenarios for Colonel rank.
I played all the other 41 scenarios after Lit. Col. rank except 3 maps:

I was playing in alphabetical order, so i did not play on Vassieux and Wake Island (didn't have to) neither axis nor allied side. Moreover i accidently skipped Counter-attack on Mortain Scenario with Axis side! So if my countings are right, i made 77 of the 82 wins after Lit. Col.

It was a very long way to get promotion. Sometimes it was boring and annoying that i lost several scenarios against rookie players with 70% chance. My opinion is that too much depends on luck, (how you roll dice and which cards you get). It happened very often that, luck decided the opposite of the historical odds. Even at 70 or 80%!

I will write an analysis about dice roll statistics soon in a new topic. If you have further questions, just write me, and i will answer. I promise i will read the forum more often in the future. Smile
Have fun with M44!
Bye!
HamonSerrano
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 23 November 2011 05:39
Congratulations to Colonel #43 Colonel Vercingetorix1302.

Promoted at Sidi Rezegh Airfield on the anniversary of the battle. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Welcome to the club, do tell us about your journey to becoming a Colonel.

      
stevens
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 26 November 2011 21:01
Congratulations to Colonel #44 Mr. Bluze
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/career/?id=15 4281

I knew you would make it if you just stuck it out. Very Happy

We are waiting to refresh our drink orders.

[Updated on: Sat, 26 November 2011 21:01]

      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 27 November 2011 01:22
Well said Colonel Stevens.

Welcome Colonel Mr Bluze to the club. Pull up a chair and tell us about your journey so far.
      
robertdebruce
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 29 November 2011 04:29
I have been pushing forward with my goal of achieving Col...while having fun too!

Thanks for all the info contained in this thread. I'm finding it very useful. After reading most of this thread, I still have one question...does the rank of the opponent matter when fulfilling the requirement to win all scenairios?

Thanks.
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 29 November 2011 06:06
Rank? Question Question Question
Didn't matter to me - I've won and lost against all ranks! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Colonels didn't exist before we were promoted. Cool Cool Cool
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 29 November 2011 06:12
Welccome to Colonel #45 Colonel hester24.

Congratulations Sir. Pull up a chair, take a load off your feet and tell us about yourself.
      
silenttimo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 29 November 2011 09:46
Congrats Hester !

I'll probably join the club before next year...

I am on my way..., solid & firm way !
      
Helcat
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 29 November 2011 11:29
Hester, well done. A very quick career.
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 30 November 2011 10:05
Congratulations to Colonel #46 Colonel clorofila.

Welcome to the club good Sir, we have been awaiting your arrival.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 30 November 2011 20:01
Razz
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Col. Phread! It's an honor to be part of this club.
      
Phread
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 30 November 2011 21:03
clorofila wrote on Thu, 01 December 2011 08:01

Razz
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Col. Phread! It's an honor to be part of this club.


You're welcome Andre.

Tell us about you journey to Coloneldom. What were the highs and lows on the journey?
      
clorofila
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 December 2011 06:06
Well, since you ask... Smile

Right after my promotion to Lt. Col, I started the task of winning every single scenario for both sides. That kept me busy from match #227 till match #427, if I'm not mistaken.

Then, I set the goal to spend around 60 matches trying to get as many achievements I was still missing as possible - and boy, are those Pilot medals hard to achieve! At this moment, I only have Allied and Axis Pilot, for 2 units destroyed...
I managed to collect 8 achievements in this period.

After that, I went looking for cadets, trying to get my promotion, while playing the occasional random scenario with whoever would be willing to play with me. That's when the promotion hit me, by match #545.

The highs: playing against low-rank players who severely kicked my butt in the battle field!; both on-line tournaments so far; finding out that all scenarios are winnable by any side, it just takes perseverance... and some skill... and some luck!; playing with some very friendly people.

The lows: having A LOT of trouble to convince some friends of mine to try M44 on-line; playing against people who are bad losers... or worse: bad winners!; finding out that no matter what the rank is or the number of games they have played, it is always possible to find some very rude people out there Sad

Overall, a worthy experience!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 December 2011 21:29
Another Colonel has arrived. Welcome to Colonel #47 Colonel mattgo.

Congratulations Colonel mattgo.
Welcome to the Colonel's club.

Introduce yourself and tell us about the journey to becoming a Colonel.
      
mattgo
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 December 2011 23:42
Hello friends -- I'm glad to have made it into the Colonel club.

I'm also pleased to have done so on the same day as Col. clorofila, someone I've very much enjoyed playing games against. It's disappointing to hear that he's encountered rude people here. I'm always pleased by the good sportsmanship of other players, but I've also run into some exceptions.

I advanced on a win against a cadet earlier today at St. Vith, a favorite map of mine. It was a bit unexpected; I wasn't sure how many cadets I needed to play, and I hadn't been keeping count.

I enjoyed trying to win all the maps again, although a few of them proved frustrating (Wake Island, I'm looking at you). I'm not sure how I felt about the cadet requirement; I appreciate the idea of helping folks that are new to the game, but I also felt kind of predatory, inviting cadets to play with a lt. col.

Perhaps I should have been playing cadets all along instead of saving them up until the end. Regardless, I'm pleased to have made the club, but I can't imagine what it will take for someone to make it to general.

Best,

Matt
      
Pete Repete
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 07 December 2011 21:52
Sorry to barge in to the Colonels quarters but I need some advice on the promotion criterias.

I've read all the posts (I think) but am still coming short.

I got promoted to Lt. Colonel on the 5th of November - a glorious day Smile .

Since then I have been doing a bit of warfare in here resulting in Victories in all 45 Scenarios from both sides - 63 as Axis and 68 as Allies. Primarily in the Western theatre to attract Cadets - leading to 56 victories against various cadets - not 56 different cadets admittedly but quite a few individuals - with various tactics I suspect some alcohol have been involved in one or two instances.

Theatre wise the victories are spread as follows:

Eastern: 21
Western: 60
Med.: 29
Pacific: 21

I read a post on one of you getting promoted after a defeat - but that didn't work for me.

Any hints, ideas or other from any of you Colonels of whom I made buddies even as a Cadet.

BR
Pete Repete (right now aka. Pete Defeat)


      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 07 December 2011 22:19
Some thoughts:

You may need 250 total games

You may need to have at least 3 cadets that you have played get promoted to 2nd Lt. by besting you. This can't happen if you WIN all the time. I am not saying that you throw a game, but you need to take a difficult side most of the time against cadets to give them a chance.

[Updated on: Wed, 07 December 2011 22:20]

      
--JP
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 07 December 2011 22:21
Pete, I think,from having read the topic here, that there is some minimum requirement of total games played as LTC.

I got my kick when I played my 245th game as LTC.
      
Pete Repete
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 07 December 2011 22:32
Hi Again

Thanks for the feedback. I just did some Excel work and I have played 179 games since becoming LTC, so I'll just keep on playing.

As for fighting cadets - I always start with the weaker side, and only if they propose a rematch I go for the stronger side - I feel that compensates for their lack of insight in maps, cards etc.

But - I'll also keep an eye out for cadets with some experience and go to Arnhem again and again and again and maybe we'll see some 2nd Lieutenants Smile

Thanks again for the feed back.

BR
PR
      
Jeronimon
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 07 December 2011 23:58
You might also try out Breakout at Klin to vary a little. Playing Arnhem can get on your nerves. Razz

But if you just keep at it: playing Cadets, some of them will get their promotion against you. It might take a while and some more cadets, but it will happen. Cool
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 08 December 2011 00:16
I am not so sure about the requirement for cadets to be promoted while playing against a Lt. Col.

Remember the hint for promotion to Colonel was not changed when the requirements were changed. The original requirement was something like the Band of Brothers achievement requirement. That generated a lot of reaction/discussion and the requirements for promotion to Colonel were changed.

It does seem that a Lt. Col. needs to win most of the scenarios from both sides after promotion to Lt. Col. and that the Lt. Col. needs to play at least 225 games as Lt. Col. and play against some cadets.

As I said I'm not sure about the cadet promotion requirement - can any prove or disprove the requirement regarding cadets.

Any Lt. Col. seeking promotion needs to play, play, play and have fun.
      
Michael Von Älterman
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 08 December 2011 00:20
How many Colonels are there actualy on the hole community.

I'm getting close to the promotion must play and win on the east front Gates of Moscou, Barricade factory and Lysianka on both sides and then have to play until i have 250 games and some promoted cadets.

Hope it will happen soon maybe at the end of the year but i doubt.

Congratulations to all new colonels .

Belgian players Flemish or French let them see that our little country can produce good colonel.
      
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