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tnfishdaddy
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What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 04:41
I have played a few games of this with my young sons but jus enough to sort of learn the rules. Tonight, I finally started playing the game online. I am loving it but good grief I suck. According to the stats in the two scenarios I tried tonight, the Allies had a 60 +% win. I played quite a few times and only one twice. Long story short, I need to learn some strategies because I am clueless. Any words of wisdom or sites to go and learn strategies? Thanks in advance.
      
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Re:What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 06:34
Welcome to the Memoir community.

Very good to loose. You are not doing anything wrong, you create opportunities to learn.

First: part of this game is based on luck. Having the right cards and the right dices at the right time. However that is only a small part of the game. Most of your results will depend on strategy and tactics. Which has to do with how you play your cards, where you move your troops and with which units you attack at which units. Despite all this, some maps are really more, to extremely more difficult (Arnhem f.e.) for one side as they are for the other.

You had a 60% win scenario and if you play that twice against and opponent just as strong as you, there is still a 16% chance that you will not win it. However a couple of tips:

1. Practise: play Jhonny or better a human opponent and learn from the replays that are to be found on your personal dow webpage.
2. A rule of the thumb: try to play your cards in such a way that you have maximum number of dices rolled against your opponent while giving him less dices to roll against you.
3. It is easier to hit a unit in open terrain than it is to hit it when it is in cover of forest or other terrain.
4. Note that it is easier to hit an infantry unit with a die (50% chance), than it is to hit a tank (33% chance) and artillery (16% chance) is even more difficult to hit. Keep in mind that this also counts for your opponent. And keep in mind that flags score as well if the unit has no retreat.
5. In general attack units in forests or towns with infantry because they roll 2 dices when next to the other unit and tanks only one. But sometimes it is better to pich one or two figures of a unit before going next to it. If the unit is killed when attacking from the next square it can't fight back anymore.
6. Card management: Try to build your hand of cards by playing recons or your worse cards when you are not threathend.
7. Manouvering: try to manouvre your troops to the section where you have the best cards for. And try to use the left/middle, middle/right section deviders to advance your troops on. Units on these hexes can be ordered with with cards from both sides.
8. Estimate the possibilities your opponent can have to finish the game. If there are serious threats try to reduce the threat instead of attacking yourself (and exposing even more units).
9. The most important one: have fun learning the game the more you laugh the more you learn.


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Re:What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 07:30
Play real opponents. (The AI bots are too aggressive and only play to maximise the number of shots they can fire - no real strategy there. )

Watch and learn from what works for you and your opponent. I still learn from my opponents.

If you have a question then ask it here or ask your opponent. Many of us will be pleased to help or explain.

Try to plan ahead, not just maximising a single turn's attack but maximise an attack sequence (if you can).

Remember everyone started as a cadet.

Most importantly have fun.

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Re:What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 15:54
Helcat wrote on Wed, 19 December 2012 00:34

Welcome to the Memoir community.

The most important one: have fun learning the game the more you laugh the more you learn.


Well said Helcat!

Actually having fun IS the most important part of the game. So take time to get past the learning curve and you will be rewarded by thousands of hours of FUN with nice folks from all over the world.

      
tnfishdaddy
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Re:What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 17:29
Oh I'm definetly having fun. I know I have a lot to learn. I know there are strategies that I need to figure out and that will come with time. Also seemed that my rolls never hit and the computer almost always seemed to hit. I look forward to playing with you guys. Thanks.
      
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Re:What Am I Doing Wrong? Wed, 19 December 2012 17:50
tnfishdaddy wrote on Wed, 19 December 2012 11:29

Oh I'm definetly having fun. I know I have a lot to learn. I know there are strategies that I need to figure out and that will come with time. Also seemed that my rolls never hit and the computer almost always seemed to hit. I look forward to playing with you guys. Thanks.


I doubt there is anyone who when they first began playing this game who didn't same the EXACT same thing. The reality is that the computer's chances are no better than yours. However, the computer AI is set up to MAXIMIZE its dice rolling opportunities and because it may throw more total dice, it will hit more often even if the dice hit percentage is the same. Also, if you target Armor and Artillery more often, you will miss more often.
      
    
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