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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 08 December 2011 00:52
Leutnant Michel wrote on Thu, 08 December 2011 00:20

How many Colonels are there actualy on the hole community.


http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/officer/roste r/?rank=col#backtolist
5 pages: 4 full pages and one page of 7 as I type this = 47 colonels now.
Leutnant Michel wrote on Thu, 08 December 2011 00:20


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

I am Belgian, I am a colonel ... I don't know if I'm good though, but I am lucky at least.

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 08 December 2011 01:21
How many Colonels?

Phread wrote on Fri, 02 December 2011 09:29

Another Colonel has arrived. Welcome to Colonel #47 Colonel mattgo.


Colonel Mattgo was the lastest arrival, he is the 47th.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 08 December 2011 10:42
I am beginning to imagine the cosiness of the Colonels' club !

25 battles to go (at the most) if I am not mistaken...

I believe I meet every other criteria.

Cool me a beer in the meantime, please !
Cool
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 12 December 2011 22:28
Welcome to Colonel #48 Colonel Hortense59.

Welcome to the Colonel's club. Tell us about your journey to the club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 12 December 2011 22:45
two more to go to have the "50" club.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 01:15
Welcome to Colonel #49 Colonel silenttimo

Congratulations Sir.

Tell us about your M44 onine journey.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 01:23
You're too quick Phread !!

I'll tell you more about my journey soon. Cool

Players I met know that I am a talkative kind of guy !! Very Happy

Just 2 facts :

- Buidheo is my arch-enemy Twisted Evil (he won 5 games out of 6 against me), then quite close is Didorapido (3 victories on Red barricades, out of 3 games).

- My worst nightmare to get there was "Sidi Rezegh" : lost it 6 or 7 times as allies before winning it (as a Lt Colonel : I had less problem before that rank).
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 15:12
Some observations.

- It seems promotions have been awarded on losses and on wins.
- Having won all battles is a requirement, but not the only criteria.
- Losing to a Cadet on its own is not enough.
- Losing to a Cadet, who gets promoted to the next rank is not enough.
- Losing one of two battles to a Cadet in a rematch is not enough.
- At the moment I have played 207 battles since promotion, so we will see if I need another 33 battles for promotion.
- One BOB invited player who graduated to the next rank after Cadet, did not enable my promotion (although I did not play against them when they got promoted).


[Updated on: Thu, 15 December 2011 16:37]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 23:29
I got promoted EXACTLY at the end of my 250th game AFTER being promoted Lt Colonel.

- a win on every map with both sides (even "new" maps like knightsbridge or Spring) ;
- played more than 25 cadets (including cadets quitting during the game, with AI playing instead), and more than 10 have been promoted since.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 23:31
silenttimo écrit le Thu, 15 December 2011 23:29

and more than 10 have been promoted since.


I'm assuming you mean "at the end of our game" ?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 23:37
??

More than 10 cadets I met during my "journey" were promoted to second leutnant (or above, now !), either after beating me, or a few games after the one we played together.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 15 December 2011 23:41
Indeed, I was wondering if their promotion must happen right after their game with you to count for promotion.

[Updated on: Thu, 15 December 2011 23:41]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 07:19
Welcome to Colonel #50 Colonel Pete Repete
Welcome Sir to the Colonels Club, leave your credit card on the bar - we'll take care of it. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Tell us about your journey to this exalted rank.

That's 50 Colonels since June 19 2011, 26 weeks.
      
Pete Repete
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 10:24
Hello Sirs!

Really proud to be a member of this fine club

The journey started as Lt. Colonel on november 5th. And being an ambitious little trooper I targeted for Colonel-ship right away - winning all scenarios from both sides.

That was accomplished after approx. 180 games including a lot of cadets
Twisted Evil

But no promotion...hmmmm... so I contacted the club here and asked for advice. Get Cadets promoted and fight 250 games was the answer, so I went to Arnhem and First Assault Wave and fought impossible battles with haphazzard tactics even won a few Laughing

I know positively that three cadets got promoted after beating me and leaving me bloody on the beach, but still no promotion, so obviously it was time to just play and see what happened. Then suddenly yesterday after game #244, playing an Ambush card for victory the promotion was awarded and Christmas joy is spreading in the little Repete household and Mrs. Colonel Repete is happy.

It has been a fun journey, frustrating at times, but obviously as all in this club I have a soft spot for this game.

There have been many fun games with worthy and strong opponents. There have been many odd games with cadets - like I was introduced by many of you with guidance - I have tried to explain to cadets - not to charge headfirst always, not to move infantry 2 and wonder why they won't fire etc. etc. etc.

So now it is time to move on for more achievements and maybe some day the next level of rank will be unlocked.

If any in DOW reads this - I would suggest that the rank is depending on achievements in the games - clean sheets, wins by majority criteria and besting of peers - colonels fighting it out. OR armies where we can join in larger groups (haven't thought this one through yet) Rolling Eyes

But I will see you guys on the battlefield again.

Best regards

Colonel P.R.

PS. Today I will be available at Twin Villages going for the advanced historian, and in a couple of days at St. Vith Cool
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 10:50
Twin Villages won't help with your Advanced Historian. Shocked Shocked Shocked

From the M44 Rules the orginal 16 are
1. Pegasus Bridge 1944-06-06
2. Sainte Mère-Église 1944-06-06
3. Sword Beach 1944-06-06
4. Pointe du Hoc 1944-06-06
5. Omaha Beach (First Assault Wave)1944-06-06
6. Mont Mouchet 1944-06-10
7. Vassieux 1944-07-21
8. Operation Cobra 1944-07-25 to 1944-07-26
9. Operation Lüttich (Counter-attack on Mortain) 1944-08-07 to 1944-08-11
10. Toulon 1944-08-20 to 1944-08-26
11. Liberation of Paris 1944-08-24
12. Montélimar 1944-08-25
13. Arnhem Bridge 1944-09-17 to 1944-09-19
14. Arracourt 1944-09-19
15. St. Vith 1944-12-20 to 1944-12-22
16. Saverne Gap 1944-11-19 to 1944-11-23

There are 11 days per year when one could achieve the requirements for the Advanced Historian award.

Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 14:51
Phread wrote on Sun, 18 December 2011 04:50

Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?

First player to roll 100 misses in a row?

Smile
      
Pete Repete
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 15:15
Hi Phread

Are you sure with the advanced historian stuff. As I recall some of the players I've played got their Historian award at, Zidi rezeigh Airport and other Med. games. Just wondering... Confused

Nevertheless - all scenarios will be played on their anniversaries by this Colonel Smile

BR
Pete Retreat
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 15:17
No Message Body

[Updated on: Sun, 18 December 2011 15:18]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 15:21
Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?


The first to start a new day I guess (-;
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 18 December 2011 17:41
Quote:

Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?


AXIS FIGHTER PILOT
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/achievements/ recent/?achievement=44&start=40&count=10#achievement s_table

[Updated on: Sun, 18 December 2011 17:43]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 December 2011 01:46
Pete Repete wrote on Mon, 19 December 2011 03:15

Hi Phread

Are you sure with the advanced historian stuff. As I recall some of the players I've played got their Historian award at, Zidi rezeigh Airport and other Med. games. Just wondering... Confused

Nevertheless - all scenarios will be played on their anniversaries by this Colonel Smile

BR
Pete Retreat


A player will get the historian award for playing any official scenario on its anniversary.

The Advanced Historian is awarded for playing all of the original 16 scenarios on their anniversaries.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 19 December 2011 01:48
stevens wrote on Mon, 19 December 2011 05:41

Quote:

Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?


AXIS FIGHTER PILOT
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/achievements/ recent/?achievement=44&start=40&count=10#achievement s_table


Correct. Did you go through all my awards or through all the awards?

Have I successfully hijacked this thread?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 20 December 2011 19:36
And killed it by being far to superior Very Happy ...

Do you know what is needed to win the overrun awards?

I read somewhere that Bronze was after 10 wins in a row - but thats not true!!!

Any ideas - no one has won it yet

Yours

Pete LeSheep
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 20 December 2011 19:39
Phread wrote on Sun, 18 December 2011 19:48

stevens wrote on Mon, 19 December 2011 05:41

Quote:

Advanced Historian is one of my 3 firsts, 1st Colonel, 1st Advanced Historian and who can tell me what my other 1st is?


AXIS FIGHTER PILOT
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/achievements/ recent/?achievement=44&start=40&count=10#achievement s_table


Correct. Did you go through all my awards or through all the awards?

Have I successfully hijacked this thread?


No, just took a wild guess and checked it and I was correct!!!!

[Updated on: Tue, 20 December 2011 19:40]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 23 December 2011 02:46
Welcome to Colonel #51 Colonel Mr_Simon
Welcome Sir to the Colonels Club, leave your credit card on the bar - we'll take care of it. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Tell us about your journey to this exalted rank.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 23 December 2011 03:04
Phread wrote on Fri, 23 December 2011 01:46

Welcome to Colonel #51 Colonel Mr_Simon
Welcome Sir to the Colonels Club, leave your credit card on the bar - we'll take care of it. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Tell us about your journey to this exalted rank.



Another nice and communicative chap, no doubt...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 23 December 2011 07:05
clorofila wrote on Fri, 23 December 2011 03:04

Another nice and communicative chap, no doubt...

To be fair to the man, he would rather chat in his native tongue, so he is over on the french forum.

And though he has not many posts (14) a lot of them are in the french Colonel's thread.

So my conclusion would be: chatty? No. Communicative? Yes! Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 23 December 2011 10:28
That's right Jeronimon !

He told us in the french forum that he had just been promoted, "following" the path that was translated from Gheintze / Phread / Turboheizer 's advice !

I guess there will be lots of french speaking players promoted to colonel in the next few weeks...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 27 December 2011 07:33
Welcome to Colonel #52 Colonel danmere.

Congratulations Sir welcome to the club.

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 05:13
Hi, I finally made it.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 07:40
danmere wrote on Sat, 31 December 2011 17:13

Hi, I finally made it.


You did, well done.

Any comments on what it took to get the promotion, or any special games/events?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 11:35
Dear sirs,

Would kindly let me to the bar?

So I can BUY A DRINK FOR EVERYBODY!
(Dutch speakers get a double of whatever they are drinking.)

Say it clear say it loud:
I am here and I'm proud. Very Happy

In other words: I made it.


Statistics:
First: it was fun.

Second: I won al 45 scenarios from both sides.
Third: I played 278 games since being promoted to LTC so no intelligence gathering there. This is due to my policy of never turning down an invitation unless I have a previous engagement at that time. (Or my girlfriend has the food on the table, and it's getting cold.)

Fourth: since I met those two criteria I could now gather intelligence on how many cadets need to be played. I have played 25 distinct different cadets. On losing to the 25th I got promoted. (More numbers but I think they are not relevant to promotion: I played 35 games against cadets 3 of which got promotion by winning over me.)

So I state: you need to play against 25 different cadets as a requirement for Colonel.


I have only one low point: throwing four flags on a Their finest Hour and then finding out you can only get Fly you Fools when attacking an opponent. Whe I threw it I thought Ok, no units to order but a ribbon at the end. But no ribbon. Sad
low points 4 flags

High points:
Playing lots of fun and friendly opponents, many of whom I see in the club right now: "Bottoms up gentlemen!"

Two particular high points worth mentioning:
The last scenario I had to win was Liberation of Paris form the axis side. it took me 10 tries to get it. Still don't have a good handle on that one, but you can imagine the party at my place when it finally happened. In the rematch the Lt I played almost managed to get the axis win against me also, just to rub it in I suppose. Smile

And the other was my axis win at Red Barricades Factory Against none other than the specialist Colonel HamonSerrano. (Preventing an 20 win streak for him on Red Barricades, so he stands at 19 wins in a row there. Sorry I am not my friend. Very Happy )

My new years resolution for 2012 was to get promoted. Now I managed Colonel on the 31th of december it will have to be to Brigadier (Are you listening/reading DOW people? You would not want to be the ones to prevent me from realizing my new years resolution would you? Very Happy
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 11:51
Great effort, Jeronimon. My congratulations.

As I am in the bar right now I would like to order two sambuca's.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 14:23
So if you order two, you get four, being a fellow dutchie Very Happy


The Colonel count for the Netherlands at this moment: 2

But that says nothing without some other statistics:

22 Colonels are based in the USA
6 in the UK
4 in Canada
3 in België
2 in: Danmark, France, Magyar, Nederland, Polska
1 in: Deutschland, Hrvatska,Ísland, Italia, New Zealand, Portugal, Suomi, Ukraine
(Sorry Mescalito, I had it in original Ukranian but that came out like this: Украї& #1085;а)

Lets get some more nationalities and get more Colonels per country. (I know Silenttimo is rustling up those frenchies. )
Happy promotionhunting to all those aspiring Lt Colonels out there
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 14:44
Well done Jeronimon. Well deserved ...
Colonel at only 585 battles total: not bad at all ...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 15:39
Last night was really strange. Inviting cadets for Juno Beach (free for them and hard for the germans to win) or jumping in whenever Pegasus bridge went green.

Twice the germans (me) had to leave "safe" cover of their original positions to hunt after units to destroy. Which was really strange in Pegasus bridge. I killed one in the trees on the allied baseline.

Some cadets made obvious mistakes and were happy with some tips. I really need to improve my french for tutoring. But the last one I played really impressed me. Watch out for PaX22 folks. Smile Another wasted two turns before he knew how to play cards and move pieces: I was his tutorial. Which was strange because it was his 7th battle (The previous 6 were end november, but he won two of those both against Colonels. So I am guessing somebody else was using the account last night.)

So at a quarter to twelve I allegedly needed one more cadet (speculated at that time, but now I know for sure.) I could not resist and invited another one who said yes, and I played a slow and deliberate battle on Juno beach against the aforementioned PaX22. Lost and got promoted in the early hours of the last day of 2011.

A strange but fun and fulfilling evening. Smile
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 31 December 2011 21:32
Congratulations to Colonel #53 Colonel Jeronimon probably the last for 2011.

You've already settled into the clubrooms, but some money on the bar and told us about the journey. Not much else to say but well done Sir.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 01 January 2012 01:51
Congrats Jeronimon !

Indeed, the last of 2011 since it's already 2012 here, in France : happy new year to all of you !
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 04 January 2012 11:52
Good morning to all Colonels!

Finally i made it to the first Colonel in 2012 and the first colonel from Austria Cool . So I am happy to be here Razz

best regards
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 04 January 2012 21:46
numquam retro wrote on Wed, 04 January 2012 23:52

Good morning to all Colonels!

Finally i made it to the first Colonel in 2012 and the first colonel from Austria Cool . So I am happy to be here Razz

best regards


From the 1st Colonel of 2011 (& 1st from New Zealand) to the 1st Colonel of 2012 and 1st from Austria - Congratulations.

Welcome to the club, Colonel #54, Colonel numquam retro.

Would you like to share some of your experiences from your journey?
      
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