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Turboheizer
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 25 March 2012 22:27
Congratulations to Buidheo and Alwan.

Inexplicably, the Officer career sheet of Alwan does not show his promotion to Colonel. Could you tell us when it happened?

Alwan is not only the first general with less than 1000 standard games, I believe he is also the first with less than 200 expert games.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 25 March 2012 22:54
As Colonel I played 198 SFTF battles against real opponents and 1060 standard battles.

Of course most of theses standard battles were played while waiting for the rank of Brigadier to be available, 176 standard battles between the annoucement of Brigadier and achieving the promotion.

19 days, 198 SFTF battles and 176 standard battles 10.5 SFTF and 9.25 standard battles per day.

Since promotion I've concentrated on winning all standard scenarios from both sides and played only an average of 6.5 standard battles per day.

[Updated on: Sun, 25 March 2012 22:57]

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Mon, 26 March 2012 08:14
I get promoted to Colonel on 25th August 2011 after Ponyri
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Mon, 26 March 2012 20:31
I wonder if the expert bit in the hint only refers to expert games or includes playing and winning the standard scenarios again just to make sure you're definitely an expert... Confused
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Mon, 26 March 2012 21:57
I won all standard scenarios three times since becoming Oberst, and since then I also had both more overall games and wins as Alwan. It can only be Expert games and wins I am still missing.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 28 March 2012 21:55
A warm welcome to Brigadier General #16 Brigadier General Quit2.

Pull up a chair, order a drink and a meal, and tell us all about your journey from Colonel to Brigadier General.

What new insights did you gain on the way?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 28 March 2012 22:54
Phread wrote on Wed, 28 March 2012 21:55

A warm welcome to Brigadier General #16 Brigadier General Quit2.

Pull up a chair, order a drink and a meal, and tell us all about your journey from Colonel to Brigadier General.

What new insights did you gain on the way?


Thank you very much.

When the rank of General became available, I was one of the initial defenders of the SFTF aka the "expert" scenarios as a path to promotion. So, since the rank became available, I played mostly those expert scenarios. I have also created my share of scenarios (about 12).

A few weeks ago, I got a bit bored of striving towards that promotion, and I had other things going on in my off-line life. I took a pseudo-break from Memoir44, playing much less (1 match every few days) and reading the forum.
A few days ago, I read AIwan's post about his promotion, in which he stated that I was actually close by if his theory is correct. Well, I suppose it is correct, because only a few expert games later, I got promoted - of course, after a standard game.

I did not play or win all scenarios since becoming a colonel. I did win the 4 newest scenarios from both sides.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 28 March 2012 23:30
Playing and winning from both sides isn't a must for Colonels (or Brigadiers yet). I did it because I could.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 04 April 2012 09:05
Hrr hmmm [clearing throat]

Sorry 'bout that gents. It's become a little dry in here as of late - and I'm not referring to the martinis.

Congratulations of course to the new Brigadiers... sorry if the hospitality has been a bit, shall we say, lax, of late. Guess all the "one stars" have more important matters to attend to other than sit around this rather empty tent and swap war stories.

Perfectly understandable. There's a war on for gosh sakes and who wants to listen to a bunch of old blow hards recounting their glory days anyway? Me, well I'm perfectly fine with taking a break and resting these old bones by the fire - provided the bar remains well-stocked of course. Terrible tragedy should it ever run dry... Reminds me of the time I was in Tunisa facing certain defeat when I... oh, there I go again.

Love to hear your tales, ol chaps, love to. When you've got the time of course. No hurry. As long as they keep that infernal parrot out of here.

I say! Was that a duck I just saw run by?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Fri, 06 April 2012 04:34
What we failed to notice was the arrival of the latest GenaralMajor #17 Generalmajor Turboheizer.

Congratulations and welcome to Generalmajor Turboheizer.

Tell us more about your journey through the battles of SFTF.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Fri, 06 April 2012 15:50
Congratualations Turboheizer.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Fri, 06 April 2012 17:36
Congrats to Turbo!

A fine addition to the Brig. General ranks. Smile

Geoff
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sat, 07 April 2012 17:00
Hmm ... you ask how I made it here?

Well ... after I became Oberst, I set myself two goals: winning all scenarios three times from each side, and reaching 1000 games or more. In spite of my involuntary break, I had already worked a great step towards those goals when the rank of General was activated. And by doing so, I was sure to have fulfilled any possible standard scenario requirement.

Where I was lacking everything was the SFTF area. I had not a single game under my belt when the new rank became available. As it looked that you needed 100 expert wins and a certain number of expert scenarios won from both sides, I began to collect victories and changed to another map each time I scored one. Aiwan's experience showed me that this was the right strategy.

Maybe I could have reached my current rank even earlier, because I played only expert for the last two weeks and was promoted after my next standard game. But I wanted to go for sure, so I went for around 110-115 expert wins. As it seems, solo games also count if expert.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Mon, 09 April 2012 04:11
Welcome to Generalmajor #18 Generalmajor fjetzt.


Congratulations General Major. Pull up a chair and tell us about the trials and tribulations on your journey from Colonel to Generalmajor. What lessons did you learn, or would you share?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 10 April 2012 01:22
Dear Sirs,

My promotion caught me by surprise. It wasn't the glorious victory that got me one, but a humiliating defeat at Eastern Front.

I only realized it today - in fact WiredNun noticed my rank during Invasion of Saipan (http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=29 372094).

What was the criterion for my promotion I still can't comprehend!

Before the rank was even issued, like Turboheizer, I have set a goal to win ALL standard scenarios twice on both sides. After achieving that, I raised the bar to 3 times per scenario. Just before reaching this, new ranks were out and I realized that I have completely missed the objective, neglecting the expert scenarios alltogether.

Then I've heard on the Forum that one must have at least 5 expert scenarios per theatre of war won on both sides. I had that accomplished couple of weeks ago if you count expert scenarios that were in the meantime removed. I continued to play and managed to gain 5 or more ACTIVE expert scenarios won on both sides at all theatres. That didn't trigger anything.

Loosing Russian side at Red Barricades did it. Go figure.
Maybe the requirements are already published somewhere, but I can't digest all that is being published on the Forum. BTW the forum search engine sux big time. Due to time constraints I didn't create any expert scenarios - so that isn't a requirement for sure.

Looking forward to more exciting and frustrating battles with you guys!
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sat, 14 April 2012 18:57
Again, apologies for the parrot pooping on your hat. The stain is barely visible anymore, though. I'll set him up with some peanuts and a scotch, and he'll be quiet.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sat, 14 April 2012 22:49
Good old McAuliffe... (the parrot, not the general...)
Nuuts! Nuuts! Mooorrrrre nuts!
Aaarrrr! Laughing
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 15 April 2012 06:25
Attention all Brigadiers!

Ten Hutt!

We have a serious issue to discuss gents.

Word has reached me - even at my remote post deep in the heart of darkness where I've chosen to spend my time in semi-retirement - that certain member(s) of this exalted club have been behaving in a less than courteous manner to opponents of a lesser rank.

I will not mention names - I do not believe this is necessary to make the point. But accussing opponents of "slowrolling" or other less than desireable behaviors - however true the accusation may be - is not proper conduct and is certainly not in keeping with the decorum of our rank.

A general leads by example. Our actions are closely scrutinized by all we engage with a mixture of awe, dread and respect. Let's stive to remember that last part. They will salute the star but respect has to be earned.

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. Please know that I hold you all in the highest regard.

Respectfully yours,

Brigadier Jim Herrell

[Updated on: Sun, 15 April 2012 06:26]

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 15 April 2012 10:05
Welcome to Général de brigade #19 Général de brigade Mr_Simon .


Congratulations Général de brigade. Pull up a chair and tell us about the trials and tribulations on your journey from Colonel to Général de brigade. What lessons did you learn, or would you share?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 15 April 2012 18:09
Hi everybody

Round of drinks for everybody

It was a long journey and I didn't expect to joign you so fast. I'm very happy to catch you up and I guessed that I needed more victories to achieve the promotion.

In fact, I've won 105 expert games, against real oponents, since I was Colonel. And surprisiling, I was promoted the game after, even if I lost it. I've only played 400 standard games and won a few of them, but not each one them.
I've no more clue to explain the promotion requirements.

Thanks for the tips in the forum that helped me all through my games.


And now, I hope to be caught up with other French players.


Mr_Simon
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 22 April 2012 21:23
Can someone just confirm.

To become a Brigadier, do you have to win SFTF in normal mode or Expert Mode......or is there no difference as long as you are on SFTF?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 22 April 2012 21:29
Vulch wrote on Sun, 22 April 2012 23:23

Can someone just confirm.

To become a Brigadier, do you have to win SFTF in normal mode or Expert Mode......or is there no difference as long as you are on SFTF?


You can't play any SFTF in normal mode! Do you mean Solo mode? Rolling Eyes Very Happy
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 22 April 2012 22:23
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 22 April 2012 20:29

Vulch wrote on Sun, 22 April 2012 23:23

Can someone just confirm.

To become a Brigadier, do you have to win SFTF in normal mode or Expert Mode......or is there no difference as long as you are on SFTF?


You can't play any SFTF in normal mode! Do you mean Solo mode? Rolling Eyes Very Happy



Well, if I click on Play (instead of Play in Expert Mode), I can then select the SFTF tab and chose play (or play solo).

If I click on Play in Expert Mode it defaults to the SFTF tab.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 22 April 2012 22:34
Vulch wrote on Mon, 23 April 2012 00:23

Well, if I click on Play (instead of Play in Expert Mode), I can then select the SFTF tab and chose play (or play solo).

If I click on Play in Expert Mode it defaults to the SFTF tab.


Yes, they are just two ways of getting to the same place. By having the button on the main page, it draws more attention to the fact that you can play Expert Mode...and takes you directly to that kind of battle. But once you're in, you can switch between Normal and Expert games however you want.

So to answer your question, you can go through either method and as long as the "Expert" tab is clicked, you'll be gaining Expert Battles for your promotion. Cool
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 24 April 2012 18:12
No idea on the number of battles - I played every STFT game from both sides until I won each. Assuming there are, say 40 games, and I win 2/3 of the time, that is about 120 games by my math.

Buidheo
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 29 April 2012 20:32
I have won over 150 games in Expert mode and have not been promoted, so this ALONE is not a sufficient criteria for promotion. A little more of a winning formula is needed.
Very Happy
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Sun, 29 April 2012 22:25
stevens wrote on Mon, 30 April 2012 06:32

I have won over 150 games in Expert mode and have not been promoted, so this ALONE is not a sufficient criteria for promotion. A little more of a winning formula is needed.
Very Happy


Are all these victories since your promotion to Colonel?
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Mon, 30 April 2012 13:47
All but 4
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 01 May 2012 00:54
stevens wrote on Sun, 29 April 2012 20:32

I have won over 150 games in Expert mode and have not been promoted, so this ALONE is not a sufficient criteria for promotion. A little more of a winning formula is needed.
Very Happy

Have you won 150 different games?
I mean, twice the same scenario from the same side is no "different" win.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 01 May 2012 17:09
Brigadier Mr_Simon made rank with only 103 total wins, 14 of them with Johnny so actually only 89 wins against real opponents.

[Updated on: Tue, 01 May 2012 19:36]

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 01 May 2012 22:10
I'll change that to:
Have you won 100 different games? (e.g. not twice the same one from the same side?)

Other thing: I think all brigadiers won the 4 newest official scenarii from both sides.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 02 May 2012 00:19
Yes, I am getting there.

I have already won all the official scenaris from both sides as a precaution, so that is not an issue.

I am taking a break but expect to make BG sometime in June. I am taking some time off from the game until June 6.
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Thu, 03 May 2012 16:06
i think whoever is in charge should let all of us know what is required for each rank,all the way to the top.i stumbled[luckily] to where i am at.
oh,by the way,it`s BECKS for me,thank you!
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 00:26
Welcome to Brigadier General #20 Brigadier General stevens.


Congratulations Brigadier General. We see that you have already pulled up a chair and told us about the trials and tribulations on your journey from Colonel to Général de brigade.

What lessons did you learn, or would you share?


stevens wrote on Tue, 22 May 2012 08:35

Yes, I am excited to be the newest General in the ranks.

Here is my path:

Since being promoted to Colonel I won ALL the prior scenarios from both sides.
Played 245 Expert games.
- 74 distinct wins
- 90/137 games won against real opponents
- 71/108 games won against Johnny
- won at least 10 victories from each side from ALL four theaters
- Became a Brig. General on my 1800th career game in the Online regular version

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 01:05
stevens écrit le Wed, 02 May 2012 00:19


I am taking a break


Some break eh ? Laughing

Congrats !

[Updated on: Tue, 22 May 2012 01:05]

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 02:13
Congrats stevens!

Well deserved, my friend!!!

Geoff
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 07:09
There was I thinking this was slowing down, well, there is now about a week or so between Brigs, I expect the gap will keep on getting bigger
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 08:08
Salutes to Brigadier Stevens, sir!

Have a drink on me!
      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Tue, 22 May 2012 13:43
Jeronimon wrote on Tue, 22 May 2012 02:08

Salutes to Brigadier Stevens, sir!

Have a drink on me!


Thank you kind sir! And yes it was a long slog which surprised me at the end. I was presuming that I had to win even more Expert scenarios and I was pleasantly surprised by the promotion. Back to my sabbatical.

[Updated on: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:43]

      
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Re:Brigadier Bar Wed, 23 May 2012 09:16
Helcat wrote on Thu, 02 February 2012 03:34

Welcome Brigadier General Jokull,

It has been an honour playing on your terrain and I am glad to welcome you in this bar. I do appreciate the choice of liquor you brought to this bar. It will fit the atmosphere.

It must have been said that we appear to owe it to a German Lieutenant that we can still drink Cognac.





Very intresting find ! Although by far not a general in the MM44OL, i came for a peek on requirements and bumped into this post. Very Happy

[Updated on: Wed, 23 May 2012 09:16]

      
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