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Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Wed, 01 May 2013 14:14
It's been nearly 6 months an online Overlord, and I've been talking about scheduling one for a long time. The opportunity just presented itself. Carpe Diem!

We'll play LooneyLlama's SFTF "Stalingrad: Perdition." In case you haven't been seeing the threads about his SFTF Tournament on the Memoir Online Forum, he constructs some of the best scenarios I've seen. We'll be playing it at WBC over the summer, and I'm eager to try it out in advance.

You can see the scenario at http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=1316 2

(If you're interested in learning this multi-player Overlord version of Memoir, sign up here, and I'll come online earlier to teach you. Also, if you haven't played Overlord before, download the rules from the Memoir website's Rules & Goodies page.)

Come join. Let's have fun, and May the Fourth be with you. Smile

NEW OVERLORD SCENARIO -- Saturday, May 4.

> 06:00 in California
> 09:00 in New York
> 14:00 in London
> 15:00 in France, Germany, Belgium, etc.
> Other countries, you know where you are.

Post a message here if you want to be in it.

We will be using version 10.8 of the Memoir module. Download the new version from the Modules page at http://www.vassalengine.org . Also, Vassal is currently at version 3.2.4. Click the Download link on the Vassal page. Please download your files before game time, so we don't delay the start.

I'll be online at least 30 minutes beforehand, to help anybody who has questions or technical problems, or who wants a refresher on units.

DEFINITE:
Almilcar
JFKoski
sam1812
trentdep
Zalamence

PROBABLE:

POSSIBLE:
gonzoj
LooneyLlama

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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Wed, 01 May 2013 15:47
Sam, count me in please.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Wed, 01 May 2013 19:08
I'm in. 20 medals, gosh...
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Wed, 01 May 2013 22:43
0200 NZST too early (or too late) for me LOL
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Thu, 02 May 2013 09:34
A question regarding the scenario:

The river is not frozen. Can you retreat onto it?

Thanks in advance.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Thu, 02 May 2013 14:49
Zalamence wrote on Thu, 02 May 2013 01:34

A question regarding the scenario:

The river is not frozen. Can you retreat onto it?

Thanks in advance.


Zalamence,

"The Frozen river represents the difficulty of transporting Russian troops across the Volga under the constant attack from the Luftwaffe. Roll 2 dice on entering and any stars are hits."

The above is from the special rules section of the scenario, so yes, you can cross the river at your own risk!!

If you click in the scenario link in Sam's post, it will take you to scenario and you can read the briefing and special rules regarding the scenario.

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Thu, 02 May 2013 16:45
Retreating is not the same as crossing the river with transports that are under fire. Again, the river is not frozen.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Thu, 02 May 2013 22:05
Sam - Please count me in.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Thu, 02 May 2013 22:08
Zalamence wrote on Thu, 02 May 2013 10:45

Retreating is not the same as crossing the river with transports that are under fire. Again, the river is not frozen.



Special Rules state that the river is frozen...
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 01:18
Hey guys,

These scenarios were written for online play. What I was trying to do is show the difficulty of the Russian troops in crossing the Volga. The frozen river rule was perfect for this. Any unit crossing the 'frozen river' in any direction and in retreat must roll 2 dice and hits on stars. I hope this clarifies it.

Also, for those of you playing this for the first time, please read about the medal objectives. They are different than what you are used to. I was trying to put some fierce urban fighting into this scenario and I think these rules accomplish it.

Eric

SAm,

I will try to make the battle but I may not be able to stay long. I have vassal 3.1.2 Is that the most recent update?

      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 03:53
Current version is 3.2.4.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 09:32
I'm out.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 17:29
Wish you all a lot of fun. I have to visit a birthday party of my wifes cousin. Maybe cold Stalingrad is a friendlier place than the party. But my commander-in-chief is my wife. Wink So I have no time.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 18:17
*Must* it be 3.2.4 ?

Just installed and am unable to get it to open / import / install / or anything with 10.8...

Am also unable to open 10.8 directly - get the same results - spinning cursor that never ends...

Any ideas?

Anyone?...
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 22:35
I'm having the same problem. Can't get it to install. Sam any ideas?
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Fri, 03 May 2013 23:16
OK so... Update...

Downloaded 10.8 ( again, even though I had the current / same version ) and am able to open it directly, except rather than the normal Memoir box where you can choose to look for a game online, etc - I am seeing those same graphics on the left - but in funky colors - like when your settings are wrong for a particular game, and on the right, rather than what should be there, there is a box asking for my real name and password...

Did that just for kicks, and got to the lobby, but when using the ~ Choose Scenario ~ function, there are no scenarios shown - and yes, I do have the extensions downloaded and in a folder named Memoir44vX_ext ( the same folder that was in place last week when I played ). I can however load games ( like round 36 for instance ) except - again - the colors are all wrong.

Finally, when I try to import Memoir 44 to Vassal, I receive a " invalid import file " message.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sat, 04 May 2013 03:32
trentdep wrote on Fri, 03 May 2013 12:17

*Must* it be 3.2.4 ?

Just installed and am unable to get it to open / import / install / or anything with 10.8...

Am also unable to open 10.8 directly - get the same results - spinning cursor that never ends...

Any ideas?

Anyone?...

Actually, I've been using 3.2.3. I didn't discover there was a 3.2.4 until I announced the game a couple of days ago.

If you can't get 3.2.4 to work, try the previous version, which is available at http://www.vassalengine.org/download.php
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sat, 04 May 2013 03:37
Or is the problem that you can get Vassal to open, but need to get it to recognize that you've got a new module? There's something on the Vassal File menu that gets it to see the module for the first time.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sat, 04 May 2013 10:48
Sam,

would you mind sending the scenario in advance?

Thanks
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sat, 04 May 2013 20:34
GonzoJ led the German invaders, with JFKoski and Zalamence as his wing men.

I led the Russian defense, aided by Almilcar and ryo6000.

The Russians ordered a ton of units, but their dice rolled an incredible number of misses. The only objective they ever managed to gain was Mamayev Kurgan.

I drew a ton of Recon-1s, so my cards never got depleted (but my cards always had at least 1-2 Recons among them), and we rolled enough hits when we needed them.

Victory on the 10th Russian turn. 20-12 medals, 63-61 figures. More details later. [An earlier version of this post said 63-30. I had forgotten about an extra sniper hit, and typed 30 by mistake instead of 60. Thanks for pointing out the error, JFK.]

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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sun, 05 May 2013 01:54
Not quite that bad a figure count. More like 63-61.
Allies started sitting on 8 site Medals, and ended with 7, making 13 kills, to our 11 (not counting Snipers).

Most Snipers fell on the 1st-3rd shot against them (sniper-to-sniper or Air Strike), but it took me 12 dice to kill the 2-fig super-sniper in my section. My opposite number still had the one remaining sniper, which killed a lone-fig inf for the win.

We (Axis) had 56/165 = 34% hit rate (not counting 5/18 for their frozen river losses);
They (USSR) must have had 62/134 = 46% (not counting our 1 grenade loss on an Initiative Roll).

A 10%+ differential is hard to overcome.

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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Sun, 05 May 2013 04:11
This is a challenging scenario for the Germans, and their dice problems really hurt them. Every time their Left or Center tried to invade, they would either get flagged back oe get eliminated. When their Right armor finally came to the lair of our tanks, we had two lethal Armor Assaults waiting.

I'd love to try this scenario from the German side.

A detailed description of the game is at http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/battles/?id=13162&am p;returnto=view
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Mon, 06 May 2013 10:20
Sam,

thanks again for another outstanding session. The scenario has been a new discovery for me.

"Stalingrad Perdition" is gonna be properly printed to be used with my playmates in our next OL.

Cheers and see you in the next OL game!
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Mon, 06 May 2013 13:28
Almilcar wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 04:20

Cheers and see you in the next OL game!

Wonderful!

I have my eye on Warnach & Bigonville (EP), for some time in June or July.
      
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Re:Let's Play OVERLORD -- Saturday, May 4, on Vassal! Mon, 06 May 2013 15:05
sam1812 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 13:28


Wonderful!

I have my eye on Warnach & Bigonville (EP), for some time in June or July.


I'll be there if nothing impedes it! That is one of the scenarios I'd like to play in the near future.

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