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hdescavernes
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 01:08
Jaykay2010 écrit le Sat, 04 February 2012 00:35

Cheers my friend ... well, the good news is ... I have now completed the required wins on every front as axis and allies ...


Way to go Very Happy

Jaykay2010 écrit le Sat, 04 February 2012 00:35

(1st Assault and Breakout at Klin fell to me surprisingly quickly, in just 4 battles I had them sown up, albeit against cadets)


This took me 22 games Mad !

Jaykay2010 écrit le Sat, 04 February 2012 00:35

The bad news is ... I've reached the milestone way to quickly ! lol Managing this feat in just 192 games ... which means i've got a heck of a lot more playing ahead of me to get 250 games under my belt before receiving the coveted award


Well then we should get back to 'whole front in a row' sometimes ! this'll help.

Jaykay2010 écrit le Sat, 04 February 2012 00:35

Will the expert games i've played count toward the 250 total for Colonel? I dont think theyre listed on the number of battles i've fought, so im not sure if they count?


My understanding of the matter is that they do NOT.

Jaykay2010 écrit le Sat, 04 February 2012 00:35

Also, as i have 50 or so more games to play .. is it in my interest to start playing expert games as a way of heading toward Brigadier?

Or will only games played once reaching promotion to colonel apply?


The already promoted Brigadiers' records tend to show that ALL previous expert games count, so should you play expert now it would indeed count towards promotion to brigadier. Although as these would not count for Colonel, you would not get closer to it

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 01:47
As a new trend seems to have appeared in the Brigadier Club as to music being broadcast, I thought I'd lighten up a bit this Colonel Club as well ! Might attract some more new members Very Happy

Here goes ! It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing !!!

First one up !

Let's all drink some good stuff, listen to good music and perhaps Lindy Hop a little, or Jive (that US soldiers brought to Europe) a little too !

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 02:36
supers wrote on Sat, 04 February 2012 09:55

Col. Phread, I think i owe you an apology because you were merely pointing out the obvious .. which I didn't see at the time. Once again Sorry and thanks...

Humbly Lt.Col Supers

Steve.



Thanks for the apology - which wasn't required.

Please use the correct rank when addressing a fellow officer. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
(Brigadier or Sir will do.)

Thank's also for editting your post that started this discussion.

Keep playing and having fun.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 11:30
Welcome to #61 Colonel Crassus Very Happy

We'd like you to tell us about your journey (although I have a feeling he won't, seeing that he has never posted on the forum)

[Updated on: Sat, 04 February 2012 11:38]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 12:52
@Jim/Jaykay2010
Congratulations on meeting some of the requirements. Very Happy

I have no idea if anyone has doen it quicker than you, but they will probably tell us.

You might promote before your 250th game. I for one am curious if you will. There have been people who did promote before game 250.

As said before, with the expert battles for Brigadier, we are not quite sure yet but it seems that they all count. So battle away at will.

Good luck and I am sure you will keep us posted.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 18:10
How about a good ol' Lindy Hop from 1941 movie 'Hellzapoppin' to get some animation in the club eh? Man I wish I could dance like that
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 18:39
hdescavernes wrote on Sat, 04 February 2012 18:10

How about a good ol' Lindy Hop from 1941 movie 'Hellzapoppin' to get some animation in the club eh? Man I wish I could dance like that


I saw that one the other day. It's amazing! But Lindy Hop hasn't died; check out this video by Movits!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 04 February 2012 18:51
Thank god it hasn't died out ! Otherwise I wouldn't have learnt to dance it Very Happy

What I meant was I'm nowhere near that level (no one is, for that matter : these folks are sooooooo good)

Next animation will be shim sham !

[Updated on: Sat, 04 February 2012 18:51]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 05 February 2012 14:53
Here's a tribute to Frankie Manning, dancer and choreographer who, during the war, put together shows to entertain the troops !

Enjoy Very Happy

[Updated on: Sun, 05 February 2012 14:53]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 05 February 2012 18:53
Welcome to #62 Colonel Pattonfan

Tell us about your career so far ! Welcome to the club. What music would you like to hear?

Drinks are on you until #63 shows up !
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 07 February 2012 16:25
Calvados please.

803895 Colonel van Voort reporting.


Number 63 I believe


	W	L			TOT W	TOT L	
Ocdt	3	9	33.3%		3	9	33.3%
2nd Lt	11	15	73.3%		14	24	58.3%
1lt	7	8	87.5%		21	32	65.6%
Cpt	20	16	125.0%		41	48	85.4%
Maj	109	98	111.2%		150	146	102.7%
Lt Col	156	125	124.8%		306	271	112.9%


My wins to loss ration has been positive at each rank from Cpt on, but the total does not reflect that until Maj


Skill level by the way has not varied much between promotions, at Maj it is 1599, at Lt Col 1614, at Col 1607.

Medals For and against looks like this

Ocdt	36	58	62.1%		36	58	62.1%
2nd Lt	97	117	82.9%		133	175	76.0%
1lt	55	62	88.7%		188	237	79.3%
Cpt	168	143	117.5%		356	380	93.7%
Maj	925	910	101.6%		1281	1290	99.3%
Lt Col	1225	1111	110.3%		2506	2401	104.4%



Being promoted from Major appears to cause a dip in form, presumably as you are trying to win battles as the unfavoured side so often

Getting to Col ought to do the same, but it looks like that the number of Cdts played cancels that out.

Battles as an Lt Col v each rank count as
Ocdt	32	20	160.0%
2nd Lt	39	25	156.0%
1lt	24	17	141.2%
Cpt	17	6	283.3%
Maj	28	29	 96.6%
Lt Col+	18	28	 64.3%


My peformance v my peers needs some works
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 07 February 2012 19:23
Congratulations to Colonel van Voort. Well done sir!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 07 February 2012 22:14
Welcome to Colonel #63 Colonel van Voort Very Happy

Welcome to the club ! I think another thread tells us very well about your journey Surprised

Calvados for everyone then as the drinks are on you Very Happy

[Updated on: Tue, 07 February 2012 22:15]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 13 February 2012 03:31
Ok...find myself in need of some help / clarification...at some point in the stream of messages over the last few months I had (I thought!) accumulated the following list of scenarios which were not required for promotion to Colonel because they were not "original".

WESTERN (21 - 5 = 16)
Carentan Causeway
Gold Beach
Operation Goodwood
Operation Spring
Utah Beach


MEDITERRANEAN (13 - 5 = 8 )
Gallabat & Metemma
Knightsbridge
Montélimar
Toulon
Tunisia


PACIFIC (7 - 0 = 7)
no exclusions

EASTERN (8 - 2 = 6)
Battle of Warsaw
Rzhev


However....I am now seeing references to the "original 41" scenarios...and my list is only yielding 37 scenarios that count. Can anyone help me account for the discrepancy?

Currently at 213 games, won both sides for the 37 I thought were my target...however, have played only 5 cadets (but one of them kicked my butt and got promoted!) so I guess it will be back to Pegasus and Juno Beach (and whatever 4 scenarios I have mistakenly excluded!)

All input gratefully accepted!

[Updated on: Mon, 13 February 2012 03:33]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 13 February 2012 04:17
Montelimar is an original - it was in the orginal public beta release (in 2010).

I thought Gallabat & Metemma, Toulon & Tunisia counted towards promotion.

If you want to be safe - win all standard scenarios from both sides. Shocked Shocked Shocked
It is a good exercise to do and something to be proud of when you have achieved it.

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 13 February 2012 04:25
Thanks for the info PH! Looks like I got my notes fouled up somewhere! (Objective 1 - Colonel with minimum damage to ingots...Objective 2 - win all scenarios...Objective 3 - play some SFTF....Objective 4 - Brigadier in another lifetime!)
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 13 February 2012 07:26
The 41 scenarios I played and won both sides of as Lt Colonel were

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

Hope this helps. (Others were promoted without winning all of these from both sides.)
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 13 February 2012 10:03
welcome to colonel #64 polkovnik Cosby le balafré Very Happy

tell us about your journey while drinks are on you
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 14 February 2012 22:25
Welcome to Colonel #65 Colonel PaulG777 !

Take a seat, have a brandy, tell us about you, make lieutenant colonels do what you want.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 17 February 2012 16:44
Welcome to Colonel #66 Colonel Intello
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 23 February 2012 20:18
Welcome #67 Colonel Frogminster

Fresh from the Gates of Moscow, hope you captured some good vodka

[Updated on: Thu, 23 February 2012 20:18]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 23 February 2012 22:34
Thanks! I thought I'd share my most epic move in my entire career.

In Rzhev as the axis you have 4 groups of Soviets on your left with their back against the wall. One of those spaces is a town with a temporary medal objective. The standard thing to do of course is to bring your Tigers up and pulverize them.

So I started out the game by softening up the group with an airstrike. A few turns later I brought one of my tigers up and sent another blast at their right flank. Everything was now ready. On turn 8 I played a Their Finest Hour and rolled a sweet 4 soldiers and a tank. Forward! It was the tank and two elite units on the left, and another soldier unit on the right. Karma looked down on me and said "This shall truly by Your Finest Hour". The soldier on the right did his job and wiped out his target. The tiger barely survived thin ice and an ambush to wipe out another two units. The other two elite units rolled some spectacular dice and wiped out their targets, with one of them moving into the town and collecting the medal there. 6 medals in one round and the game was over!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sun, 26 February 2012 05:10
Welcome #68 Colonel Valentin de Ramilles

Fresh from his succesful defence of Wake Island

[Updated on: Sun, 26 February 2012 05:10]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 27 February 2012 18:23
"Hello there, Am i in the right place...Aye yes ..., My name is Colonel Supers...., Number 69!! anyway up that's me!!".

"Could I buy you chaps a drink....barman pints of your best bitter all round!!!!!...." Laughing Laughing Laughing

(reports too follow Cheers Steve.) Cool
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 27 February 2012 18:59
Congratulations to all new Colonels!

Sorry, I have missed a few lately. Embarassed
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 27 February 2012 22:11
We know that your duties as Mess President for the Brigadeers are onerous

If they have any left over caviar I'll glady finish it off


PS: JRyan is standing outside the door of the Generals' Club, I suggst you have one of the corporals take his coat.
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 27 February 2012 22:17
Welcome Supers.

What news from Guadalcanal?
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 29 February 2012 14:25
Hi all, It's been a nice journey getting into the colonel's club and am now just savouring the best bitter on draught in there.... Razz Razz .
My promotion was fairly routine, and steady progress was made in winning battles on all the standard scenarios with the exceptions of knightsbridge, warsaw and rhezv,(obviously quite a few attempts at the more difficult maps was needed....),but on the whole a pleasing path to promotion.
I battled quite a few cadets and although i thought this would be difficult to do because of the daunting nature of cadets being invited by lt.colonels...it was relatively easy with only the odd cadet throwing in the AI towel.
One particular highlight was playing my canadian pal, Colonel Hambylake at Iwo Jima and after a closely contested 2 rounds, I managed a behind enemy lines card for the U.S marines and needed both units of GI's too sneak up on the 2 japs entrenched in the subterranian tombs and destroy them.... Laughing
(battle id no.28562987) (2012-02-24 17:20:28)
(If someone could put the link in ,much appreciated).

My statistics are as follows:

total number of battles in standard scenarios 249.
wins 127, losses 122.

wins / losses by rank

17 / 16 cadet
22 / 18 2nd lts.
42 / 19 lts.
5 / 14 captains
19 / 26 majors
16 / 17 lt. cols
6 / 8 cols.
0 / 3 brigadiers.


One final note whilst playing against cadets , out of the 33 I played and in particular my 16 losses , 8 went on to be promoted!!, so good luck to all of them... Smile

I will now spend some of my time battling on the expert front and hope to see many familiar and happy colleagues there also.

P.s Hambylake if you want a rematch at the grinder , let me know..... Laughing Laughing

Cheers and see you on the square, Colonel Supers

(STEVE).

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Wed, 29 February 2012 23:14
Welcome #70 Colonel A Canadian Eh
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 06:06
Thank you, Colonel van Voort! To all aspiring Colonels, let my arrival demonstrate that dogged perseverance can finally triumph even when tactical brilliance is lacking!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 06:23
Intriguingly your sig seems to say that you have never won Omaha as allies...
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 17:22
van Voort wrote on Wed, 29 February 2012 23:23

Intriguingly your sig seems to say that you have never won Omaha as allies...


Indeed it does appear that I have been shorted that achievement ribbon!

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=27 770082

Where do I file my complaint - can't be over at the Brigadier's Bar because I'm sure they'll stop me at the door!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 19:24
I suggest you file a bug report
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 19:44
van Voort wrote on Thu, 01 March 2012 12:24

I suggest you file a bug report

Did that - can't have the legitimacy of my exalted rank remain in question, can I? Razz
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Thu, 01 March 2012 19:45
Filing a bug report is the way to go.

I have previously done this when I qualified for an award and it wasn't awarded, the award was subsequently made.

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 02 March 2012 01:19
eric wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 14:56

gheintze wrote on Fri, 10 June 2011 08:53


I have played a total of 45 games against 26 different cadets, since my promotion to Lt. Colonel!

Either I'm missing another requirement ....
Geoff


Yes I think you are (missing another requirement...). Cool

Making it to the higher ranks becomes increasingly difficult: we couldn't end up with an Army of Colonels, could we? Very Happy

In this particular case, you probably shouldn't expect so much from your earlier (ie pre-Lieutenant Colonel) fighting prowess...



I think that's enough help eric, considering "shown and won it all" refers to two different requirements
Rolling Eyes

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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Fri, 02 March 2012 01:35
Nygaard wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 15:09

eric wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 13:56

gheintze wrote on Fri, 10 June 2011 08:53


I have played a total of 45 games against 26 different cadets, since my promotion to Lt. Colonel!

Either I'm missing another requirement ....
Geoff


Yes I think you are (missing another requirement...). Cool

Making it to the higher ranks becomes increasingly difficult: we couldn't end up with an Army of Colonels, could we? Very Happy

In this particular case, you probably shouldn't expect so much from your earlier (ie pre-Lieutenant Colonel) fighting prowess...




That makes sense, but at present we have an army of cadets and lt.colonels with too few officers in between Very Happy Very Happy

A suggestion: I think it would be interesting if there could be only 1 Maréchal/General of the Army for each country at a time,
So 7 all together. And that they had to be challenged to loose their position (or be absent from Mem44online for a preordained amount of time).


Couldn't agree more!
      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Mon, 12 March 2012 20:25
What?

Colonel thread drops off the firstpage?


Not any more

Welcome to #70 PolkovnikMC


How goes it at Kursk?

[Updated on: Mon, 12 March 2012 20:26]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Tue, 13 March 2012 22:49
And #71 Colonel Eltharion

Pull up a chair, and let us swap stories

[Updated on: Tue, 13 March 2012 22:50]

      
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Re:Colonel Promotion requirements Sat, 17 March 2012 21:34
I count only six pages with ten colonels and only one on the seventh page.

That's 61 colonels.


I'm number 61. Rolling Eyes Razz Surprised Smile Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy ...
      
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