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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 23 March 2013 22:59
Dugrim vs JAParker

8 Medals vs 6 Medals

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 142762
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 23 March 2013 23:07
Tank Commander vs Artimon : 5 medals vs 8 medals

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=35 141907

Tank Commander has started strongly, killing a tank the first turn,and injuring severly an infantry unit during his second turn. Then, I tried a close combat, but he ambushed me and continued by healing his 4 units tank (reduced to 1 fig) which then hurted me.
We had some funny dices during this turn as I have finished my own turn by a 4 stars roll and he began his turn by a 5 stars roll !! Laughing

I started to be nervous and decided then to go away by the bridges opened (with a holy Infantery Assault card !!). Then, the game has turned in my favor and, thanks to some good cards, I could push hard on my left flank, killing most of his units in this sector. Hopefully for me, Tank Commander felt in shortage of right cards allowing me to send away by the bridges the last units necessary for the win

I have rolled more dices (53 vs 40) with less succes (30% vs 48%), but the fact to be able to exit lots of units saved me.

Thanks to Tank commander for the match (and for the nice and closer rematch won by him).
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Wed, 27 March 2013 00:14
JJs Juggernaut vs lucky91 :5 medals vs 8 medals


Josiah was unlucky : he had good cards to exit units but bad dice to win the match .(28% on my tanks)

I hadn' t the means to stop the Axis on my right flank so I used good cards and good dice (50% on his tank units) on my left flank to eliminate a lot of German units and took Kamenets .

this is the replay :http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=3 5193724

Josiah was also unlucky during the rematch (33% vs 53% for dice) but kept his fair-play despite bad dice and bad cards .Thanks to josiah for these matchs.

I justified my pseudo Smile

Still a great scenario : Exit medals give a lot of possibilities !

thanks Eric Smile
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Wed, 27 March 2013 05:10
Lucky91,

Replay didn't work, but good description of the action and good choice in changing your attack plans and focusing your attack where your cards were better used!

Josiah, bad dice and not much you can do about that.

3-2 for the round, 34-27 overall, ALLIES hopefully we'll gather steam and continue pushing forward! 3 more key battles to go for this round.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 28 March 2013 21:24
gonzalan wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 05:10

3-2 for the round, 34-27 overall.

I hate to disagree with you and I do have 3-2 for this round but overall I see 33-26. For the Vaterland natürlich! Razz
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 28 March 2013 23:19
Allies gain a much needed victory!


Jaykay2010 8 vs Jeronimon 6 (figs 25/20)


Unfortunately (for Jeroen) we had to abandon our first attempt at playing this game as I was disconnected from the server after several turns in.

This turned out to work in my favour as a closely fought battle ended up with an 8-6 victory ...

Much of the early gameplay started on the flanks but then ended up concentrating in the middle section with various assaults (armor and otherwise) being met with Counter Attacks and other replies ... it was quite a tank battle for the most part, but on one turn I got lucky with Jeroen throwing more flags on an armor assault than he would've wished, and ended up with a pretty low hit rate by the end of the game (26% if i recall).

My final floursih at 5-6 down was an Infantry Assault on the Allied left flank, taking out 2 weak Axis units and capturing the town for an 8-6 win.

Cheers buddy for a close game ! Smile

Jim
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 29 March 2013 04:11
Jeronimon wrote on Thu, 28 March 2013 14:24

gonzalan wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 05:10

3-2 for the round, 34-27 overall.

I hate to disagree with you and I do have 3-2 for this round but overall I see 33-26. For the Vaterland natürlich! Razz



Jeronimon,

All the better for us then!! And after JK2010's victory tonight, 33-27 and that much closer!! Well fought between and good battle..
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 29 March 2013 17:29
KInd words Jim. and you remembered correctly overall I had a 26% hit rate but you scored only 34% overall. 25% on armor v mine at 20% which was the tank battle and not to lopsided.

What really hurt was the infantry percentage 38% for me (10 out of 26) which is also bad but not to bad. But your percentage was really nice 16 dice rolled 11 hit for 69% those Russian sharpshooters emptied my right flank.

And that last turn of yours was well planned, positioning your men just right to strike in one foul move! Good tactics!

Thanks for the game, and I will get you next time, that's a promise! Mad

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 31 March 2013 22:33

Results for Hube's Pocket:

LooneyLlama 8 Helcat 2

I was able to escape 4 units and Helcat's hit rate was only 28% overall with 64 dice thrown(16% against armor). All of the battle was fought on the German left flank, which was to my advantage. That was pretty much it. What's interesting is if he could have eliminated my last remaining unit on my left flank, he could have escaped 3 units at his leasure, easily capture the bridge, and only have to eliminate 2 other units. This is not so far fetched as it seems, as he was in good position to pick away at my units with litle or no response from me.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 01 April 2013 01:33
Yep LooneyLlama had a very good rush at my left flank. Getting him up to 7-2. At that point I could have exited some of my units, but there was still pressure and I thought it would be wiser to retain some fire power on that flank (although cards ran out) to be able to prolong the game and try to fight my way back into the game.

Thank for the game, well played. And I still would like to try that other scenario of yours. Perhaps I was playing when you peeked back into the lobby.


One game left to go, with the Axis leading 4-3 so a tense last battle as Vercongetorix is the 2 pt player for the Axis. Go Geoff!

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 01:22
Sorry for the delay. Vercingetorix was on vacation last week and we played this evening. Unfortunately, I was unable to hold off the Axis multiple front attack -- Axis 8; Allies 4. There are just too many options for the Axis to win in this one.

Good game and well played!

Geoff
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 01:32
The round has come to an end, with a final victory for the Axis.

The Axis started very aggressively with an all out attack on the left flank. The Allies managed to stop the Axis attack on the left flank before the Axis got the upperhand. The fight then shifted to the center and right flank.

Overall, bold (risky) Axis moves, backed with some lucky rolls, secured the 8-4 Axis victory.

Sorry Geoff, for luck was on my side.

Looking forward to the next round !

Greetings,

VCX

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 389263
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 16:45
And here are the scores after this round:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30626174/jerfotodiv/hube.png


And back to the postcards,

" Whereas nearly all combatant nations during world war II produced vicious propaganda postcards demeaning their opponents and leaders, German postcards tended to glorify its Führer, its soldiers, and its citizens, frequently portraying them in heroic roles. Nothing typifies this more than artist Will Tschech's dramatic work Titled "Nicht Du bist der Massstab! Sondern die Front!". It shows a German soldier carrying a wounded comrade back to safety and medical attention despite his own wounds.T

The only venomous German postcards produced were anti-Semitic in nature (depicting Jews unflatteringly) and these were done before the war. However, German fronts such as the Swiss Free Press did indeed resort to defaming the enemy and its leaders although these cards tended to be more humorous than venal."


Source: Propaganda postcards of World War II by Ron Menchine (ISBN: 1-58221-024-1)


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30626174/jerfotodiv/Massstab.jpg

I thought this would be an appropriate image for us this round seeing us win and heroically flee over the bridges out of Hube's pocket.

Funny thing: "Nicht Du bist der Massstab! Sondern die Front!" was translated in the book as: "Are you not the standard! Especially at the front!" I would like to correct that to be: "Not you are the benchmark, But the Front!"

So even before Google translate existed, some translations were "a bit" off. Wink

      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 17:31
Jeroen,

Thanks as always for the update as to where things stand and the history lesson, always a pleasure reading your take on the completed battle and the ongoing campaign.

Little did I know that when I signed up that I would be continuing my education on 2 fronts, HISTORY and M44! Very Happy Have you and your mates to thank for that so far!!

Now to take the name of the scenario to heart and commence an all out ALLIES offensive and start our comeback enroute to our goal, FINAL VICTORY!!
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 20:52
Jeroen,

I concur with Tony. I really enjoy your updates. I consider myself well versed in history but your comments expand my knowledge. Thanks.

Eric
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 08 April 2013 23:22
Jeronimon, I join Eric and Gonzalan in the interest of your historics post.

thanks a lot !
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Tue, 09 April 2013 03:06
kudos, Jeroen Smile
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 14 April 2013 07:11
van Voort v Sam1812

6 v 10

34 v 25


Defeated on the right, and unable to make progress in the middle against strong Axis positions.

Hopefully the other Allied commanders will prevail
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 14 April 2013 07:26
van Voort wrote on Sun, 14 April 2013 01:11

van Voort v Sam1812

6 v 10

34 v 25


Defeated on the right, and unable to make progress in the middle against strong Axis positions.

Hopefully the other Allied commanders will prevail

A fun battle. van Voort is always a challenge.

The Russians managed to make one air strike, which double-hit my artillery. Meanwhile, in the ground war, I began the game with both Assault Lefts in my hand, and wound up killing 4 units on my left while losing only 3 ... and in the center, I killed 3 units while losing 2 (plus the arty). The Allies rolled 66d to my 58d.
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 483058

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 14 April 2013 16:04
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 13 April 2013 23:26

van Voort wrote on Sun, 14 April 2013 01:11

van Voort v Sam1812

6 v 10

34 v 25


Defeated on the right, and unable to make progress in the middle against strong Axis positions.

Hopefully the other Allied commanders will prevail

A fun battle. van Voort is always a challenge.

The Russians managed to make one air strike, which double-hit my artillery. Meanwhile, in the ground war, I began the game with both Assault Lefts in my hand, and wound up killing 4 units on my left while losing only 3 ... and in the center, I killed 3 units while losing 2 (plus the arty). The Allies rolled 66d to my 58d.
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 483058


Ah, seems the "Round of Revenge" has started with the opposite results, Sam1812 defeated V V, rematch of a previous round, hopefully Artimon does not exact his revenge upon me from our Rd 3 match, SN: Rattenkreig!!

Well fought gentlemen and as V V stated, lost on several fronts and just couldn't make the progress he needed to secure victory, 37-27, a double digit lead for the AXIS, will have to claw our way back slowly and close the gap.

Scheduled to face ARTIMON this coming Friday, hope to secure 2 pts for our side as SAC Helcat has entrusted me with the honor..


      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 15 April 2013 07:29
gheintze v Jeronimon

replay
If you do watch the replay, don’t pay any attention to my medal count. It’s way of and I do not get a medal for one armor unit I do kill and I have an objective medal still when I am not on any hill. In the real game it worked fine but the computer can’t seem to manage the two medal for each side hill very well.


In the early morning (late evening for gheintze) the Russians started advancing on Dukla Pass. First they send in the planes and made an air strike on the German Artillery with collateral damage to a nearby special force infantry.

The anti tank unit on hill 532 was the first to perish, but I retaliated by killing the engineers on that flank. (And chasing a one figure Russian special force infantry almost to the back line) The score 1-1 in units, but with me still holding hill 534 for two medals. 1-3

The Russians continued their attack on the Glojsce flank but also started an offensive offensive Wink on the other side. Move out, general advance, two DFHQ and a pincer giving them ample opportunity to move on more flank than one.
And in those turns managed to get an anti tank infantry, kill one unit of Gebirgsjäger and the 3 figure armor unit on that side.

My troops in that time defended valiantly where the counter on the general advance was one of the building blocks to success I feel. I too battled on my right and left flank. On the Glojsce flank I took a single die artillery shot at the lonely Russian special forces guy flagging it to unreachable safety in the forest on the back line. After that it became a battle of tanks shooting across the gap between the two forces. On the hill 534 flank it became a battle moving back and forth up off and around the hill. Geoff did not manage to destroy an armor unit , so the lonely tank could strike again next turn.
I too manage to get three kills, two special force infantry and an armor unit. The score 4 units each, but me holding the medals 4-7.

Geoff then assaulted my 3 figure armor unit with a 1 figure armor unit and special infantry on hill 534 but again left one tank to strike the next turn on a recon in force which also took out an infantry on my right. Geoff retaliated by destroying the armor unit on that flank and reducing the infantry holding hill 532 to 1 figure. On a Move out I retreated that lonely man (giving up the medal for that hill, but not realizing it) and killed the remaining Russian special force infantry on hill 534. Clearing that flank of all enemy units. Here’s where I made a mistake, I should have then taken ground onto the Hill 534 objective for two medals, but was afraid of having no retreat for that infantry and thought I would move on there later. I was holding a Barrage for the lonely special forces guy on the back line in the forest (tunnelvision). The score, with nobody on any objectives: 5-7

Geoff attacked in the middle, and I played another recon in force (my third) I did move onto Hill 534 for two medals being one shy of victory. I should have then moved another infantry onto hil 532 for victory, but did not realize it, still tunnelvisioning on the Barrage. Geoff then got a chance (which he should never have gotten) to recon airstrike on a 1 fig infantry (dead) a 1 figure artillery (1 flag) and a 2 figure infantry (1 flag). I the barraged the lonely man for the victory.

6-10


Only in replay I realized that walking back to hill 532 would have given me an easier victory. The margin now was big enough that it did not matter, but if it would have been closer that could have cost me. I a still kicking my own backside for that.


Geoff and me both had the feeling that my cards were superior, but when I made a list after the game I am not so sure anymore. The great thing about our cards was we were not restricted to battling in one section only, so there were a lot of choices to be made.

Here is the list, Geoff cards on the left mine on the right:

Air Power - Recon
Attack left - TFH
Move Out - Attack right
General Adv. - Counter
DFHQ - Assault left
DFHQ - Probe left
Pincer - Recon in Force
Assault Right - Recon in Force
Attack left - Move Out
Attack center - Recon in Force
Recon (air strike) - Barrage



We also played the rematch and had a much closer and very enjoyable match ending with another German victory 10-8.

Thanks for playing Geoff it was a blast.
Hoping to see you again on the battlefields soon.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 15 April 2013 13:36
Great game, Jeroen.

Looks like you are right about the cards...I wonder why we both felt that way.

My cards at the beginning were good -- perhaps I was discouraged about being unable to continue my attacks on the flanks at the end.

In any case, well played my friend. I hope to see you again soon.

I'm playing through every official scenario. It's been awhile since I played some of them, so it's been fun so far. Part of my training for the WBCs...

Geoff
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Wed, 17 April 2013 23:37
Dugrim vs Lucky91

10-3
67 dice vs 64
40% vs 45% hit rate.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 538346

I started with 2 Assault on hand and I draw another one during the battle.

With those cards, and some good dice, I was able to repel all the advances of the Russians and seal the victory.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 18 April 2013 03:52
Well, another victory for the Axis.

Looney 10 Tank Commander 7

TC played supurbly and could easily have won if he had better dice. At the end I had TFH and the dice gave me 5 activation units. If not for that, it would have gone down to the wire as he had a couple of units to escape with no resistance from me.

In the return match, he crushed me 10-3. I started out really well with 2 Recon 1 air strikes that decimated his center but the dice and especially the cards were just too hard to overcome against a really good player like TC.

Allied commanders, please do not give up. the last 2 rounds are very hard for the Axis to win. I don't think VanVoort has changed his Berlin one, and my next one will be a BEAR for the Axis.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 18 April 2013 05:52
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 17 April 2013 19:52

Well, another victory for the Axis.

Looney 10 Tank Commander 7

TC played supurbly and could easily have won if he had better dice. At the end I had TFH and the dice gave me 5 activation units. If not for that, it would have gone down to the wire as he had a couple of units to escape with no resistance from me.

In the return match, he crushed me 10-3. I started out really well with 2 Recon 1 air strikes that decimated his center but the dice and especially the cards were just too hard to overcome against a really good player like TC.

Allied commanders, please do not give up. the last 2 rounds are very hard for the Axis to win. I don't think VanVoort has changed his Berlin one, and my next one will be a BEAR for the Axis.



Looney,

Give up? Ha, nice wins by Sam, Jeronimon, Dugrim and yourself, plays into the ALLIED hands of making you, the AXIS, overconfident!! We have you right where we want you, ahead 4-0 this round and confidence overflowing!!

4 more matches to come, 2 2pt matches for either side..we take the next 4 and end result is 5-4 ALLIES for this round!! 40-27 overall, currently, will see if we can use the overconfidence against the AXIS and slowing make our way back, a little lost though we may be!!!

      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 18 April 2013 14:30
IRC Berlin was about even. Goose Green is in my slot now.

However if the axis get to pick a unit going in, it will be tough.

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Thu, 18 April 2013 23:31
Dugrim écrit le Wed, 17 April 2013 23:37

Dugrim vs Lucky91

10-3
67 dice vs 64
40% vs 45% hit rate.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 538346

I started with 2 Assault on hand and I draw another one during the battle.

With those cards, and some good dice, I was able to repel all the advances of the Russians and seal the victory.


congratulations to Dugrim ! an easy victory fot him . Sorry for my camarades Embarassed
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 19 April 2013 00:14
John and I just finished our battle in the Valley of Death...

Boy did that Valley earned its name!

From turn 1 we got a sneak preview of how the battle would go : John got 0/2 ant I got 4/4. Luck wasn't going to change sides which resulted in 70% hit rate on the German side and only about 35% for the Russians.

In round 4 I used the general advance to eliminte John's engineers on his left flank and move my troops into a good striking position on my left flank.

The left assaultI played in round 10 got me 2 medals and the posibility to evacuate a 1 fig inf unit. I took the left flank, which resulted in a devastating 10-1 victory.

To be honest, tactics are one thing, but is was the combination of good cards and very good luck (on my side) that prohibited John to gain more medals.

@ John, sorry again, but luck wasn't on you side.

With all these German victories, it seems hard to believe that we'll lose the war anyway.

Good luck to all!

VCX

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Fri, 19 April 2013 01:22
Gadzooks! We are taking a beating so far this round!! Maybe the next scenario can be titled "Peaks of Death" and we will stay on our mountain perch and fire away from above and let the rain pour down!!!

Well done VCX1302, there were tactics and you uesd them well along with your cards and dice went your way.

JAParker, guess our practice games didn't prepare you for that onslaught try as you might!! Fought to the end, results just didn't favor you much or at all!!

Will trust in Looney when he states the next 2 are tough for the AXIS and we will hope to turn the tables then!!
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sat, 20 April 2013 18:44
A very short update from the match between chlorofila and myself after a fight mainly on my right flank, which could have gone either way, I managed to sneak the win with 10 - 6.

A long update will follow.


http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 577139

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 21 April 2013 01:31
Wow, an Epic match between Jaykay2010 and myself. A 43 minute, 34 turn match that really could have went either way. In the end the AXIS prevailed with a 10-7 victory. On the last turn u gained two medals and Jaykay lost 2 so it was much closer than it seems from the score.

The first turns began with Jaykay using a move out to move units up on both the left and right flanks. I responded with a dig in, mostly to get rid of the card, since Jaykay wasn't committed to any flank yet and my cards, although great where limited for specific sides. The fighting then concentrated on the German left flank until turn 14. During the fighting the Russians gained three medals and the Germans had a total of three medals as well. The two medal hill hexes were vacant. The Germans lost their left flank tank unit to a one roll kill (three grenades) and the forces on both sides were rather depleted. The Russians had a one fig infantry near hill A (one that would annoyingly never be killed due to incessant flag rolling).

The fighting then moved to the center and the German right, with some small attempts on the left to finish each other off, (which failed due to poor rolls for both of us). At this point I had all tactic cards, including barrage, both armor assaults, firefight, artillery bombard, and an infantry assault. In fact from this point on I almost had tactic cards exclusively for the rest of the game, while Jaykay was stuck with mostly section cards, with a few good tactic cards thrown in occasionally. the fighter on the German right never really got anywhere as flags kept the forces apart and by turn 25 the rest of the battle was almost exclusively in he center and the German left.

The Russians managed to push forward in the center and occupy the town of Dukla, and then their center tank moved over to help on the hills on the German left. With this support the Russians were able to occupy the two medal hill and push the remaining German units almost completely to the baseline. By turn 25 the Russians had a lead with 9 medals to my 5. I then tried to push Jaykay's units out of Dukla and away from the exits by using my center infantry units and my artillery. In the next few turns Dukla became a tug-of-war as it changed possession several times as we both brought up more units. I managed to kill several of the Russian units while losing none of my own.

From turns 30-34 we both had multiple opportunities to win, but dice failed us again and again. In fact the Russians had control of Dukla with a one fig inf and my one fig inf was next to it. With the score at 9-8 a center card would have won the game almost certainly for the Russians, but my luck held out and Jaykay was only able to attack with his two tanks on my left and he failed to kill my three fig tank due to even more bad dice. The next turn I made a risk move and sent my three fig special forces infantry next to his two fig tank on hill A. I had a Russian tank in front of me and also a three fig tank at the rear, so it was a desperate move. I was lucky and rolled a flag to push the Russians off hill A and gain myself two medals by taking ground and also to take two medals from the Russians.

Final stats: for Jaykay, 32 figs killed, 79 dice rolled, 41% hit rate. Also 23% flags and 11% tanks. For myself, 37 figs killed, 91 dice rolled, 41% hit rate. Also 18% flags, 22% stars, and 7% grenades.

A great game, and thanks to Jaykay2010 for putting up with both of our bad dice and my outbursts of incredulity at those dice. A great and exciting match, maybe the most exciting for me this tournament (maybe because I was the two point player).

For the complete replay: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=35 582251
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 21 April 2013 15:07
Josiah,

I'm very happy to hear it was a "great and exciting match". Hopefully, Jim felt the same way. That is what I had hoped you all would experience in this tournament. Truthfully, winning and losing is secondary. The challenge of the match, which leads to the excitement in anticipating victory or defeat, is what makes this game so much fun. The quest for victory in a game is more important than victory itself.

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournamenta Sun, 21 April 2013 15:17
Nice win by our own leader SAC Helcat against Clorofila and tough loss by JayKay2010 against JJ's Juggernaut in the 2 pt battle and good fights both.

Have the last and final match of the round scheduled this afternoon/night against Artimon, missed him yesterday, he was off trying to fry bigger fish in BGG against Buidheo!!

Hope to take the win and 2 pts and help us climb out of this "Valley of Death" and make it 7-3 for the round and not 8-1 with the sole victory by our leader!! Otherwise it will be 43-30 or 44-28, both ugly, but one slight better than the other!!

Thanks for everyone's patience and see you at the next one, Festung Posen or The Last Hollow Victory.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 21 April 2013 19:00
I would confidently add that this has been my favourite of all your scenarios in the tournament so far !

It was a great game, even though the result went against me, I found the need to secure the objectives hugely playable, with a number of 'hmmmm, let me think about this' moments to contend with ..

Definately the best (of a great bunch) !

Jim

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Sun, 21 April 2013 23:13
Here the results of the last match : Gonzalan - 6 medals vs Artimon - 10 medals

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=35 596585

Almost all the battle was a tough fighting for the Hills. Hopefully for me, Sam had the great idea to add a Finn unit. That has helped me to break the rushy attack made by Gonzalan on this sector.

Finally, my troops were the last survivors on the hills and Germans have finished by an attack on the center sector, killing 2 more Russians Armoured units.

Great match against a great player - Gonzalan. Lot of fun as usual Smile

The rematch was also won by the German side (10 vs 4 medals). The Russians waves were stopped in the three sectors...

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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 22 April 2013 00:29
Congratulations, Artimon and entire Axis team, on a stunning victory in the Valley of Death. (And heartfelt sympathies to the our very worthy opponents. I know that they gladly would have done the same to us, if fortune had permitted it.)

Here is a summary of the past round, performed as an interpretive dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQdprOzBxwE
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 22 April 2013 00:52
sam1812 wrote on Sun, 21 April 2013 18:29

Congratulations, Artimon and entire Axis team, on a stunning victory in the Valley of Death. (And heartfelt sympathies to the our very worthy opponents. I know that they gladly would have done the same to us, if fortune had permitted it.)


I do not think fortune had much to do with it. Looking at that scenario, it was one where lack of proper cards really hurts the Russians a lot more than the Germans.

With all the cover terrain and sandbags that the Germans start with, that makes for a very tough defense to crack. The key hill on the Russian right is very difficult to take, let alone hold. I am not really surprised (or stunned)by the landslide round that ensued. It looks like we came close in a few games but for the most part, the scores were very uneven.

Looking forward, I think our side will probably close the huge lead gap currently enjoyed by the Germans if the last 2 scenarios favor us, but have no realistic hope of overtaking them.
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 22 April 2013 02:51
Artimon wrote on Sun, 21 April 2013 15:13

Here the results of the last match : Gonzalan - 6 medals vs Artimon - 10 medals

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/fr/battle/?id=35 596585

Almost all the battle was a tough fighting for the Hills. Hopefully for me, Sam had the great idea to add a Very Happy Finn unit. That has helped me to break the rushy attack made by Gonzalan on this sector.

Finally, my troops were the last survivors on the hills and Germans have finished by an attack on the center sector, killing 2 more Russians Armoured units.

Great match against a great player - Gonzalan. Lot of fun as usual Smile

The rematch was also won by the German side (10 vs 4 medals). The Russians waves were stopped in the three sectors...



Artimon,

Yes, a great match and as always, fun no matter who the victor was!

Unfortunately, the victor was you! For all my greatness and talent, was no match for your number of troops. Laughing

As for "that flank", had my shots, but flags and Finns too much, move 3 and retreat 3 if needed and besides the one single SWA figure that retreated to safety (well done there), did manage to take out his units on that flank, but as Tank Commander said, difficult to take and hold the hill, the difference, Artimon beat me in getting help there first, his ARMOR from the CENTER!! That ended up being all he needed to hold the hill and two medals.

All that being said, sure was fun as heck fighting it out on that side!! Well played my friend! Very Happy

I had a 34-24 figure advantage, but he started with 3 medals, fought hard to keep them and in the end helped secure his victory and deservedly so.

On to the next one and let us exact a measure of revenge in these last 2 battles and have a little fun in doing so! Or a lot of fun if our foes play along! Very Happy
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 22 April 2013 16:37
Well another fine round for Germany. 1945 will have to be extremely brutal to us to get the Russian bear into the top score. So here are the scores for the moment:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30626174/jerfotodiv/Valleyofdeath.png


The valley of death was a resounding victory but to no avail. I get mixed messages: either the Russians are at Poznan or already much further along and closer to our beloved city of Berlin.
(depending on what scenario Helcat chooses. Wink )

But they sure have passed Danzig (Some of our enemies call it Gdansk).

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30626174/jerfotodiv/Danzig.jpg


Gottfried Klein was another well-known Third Reich artist whose gothic style art was bold and dramatic. This card (1939) titled "Danzig is German" is one of his most famous works.

Danzig was a sticking point with most Germans since the end of World War I. At the treaty of Versailles, despite its heavy German population, Danzig became a free city and a Polish corridor was established, separating Germany from East Prussia. Hitler demanded the return of both. Having seen at Munich that the Allies had no stomach for war, he felt they would cave in once again. The Führer also felt that Poland would accede to his demands and become a German satellite, thus gaining protection from communist Russia.

The Poles refused an at 4:45 a.m. on September 1, 1939, Hitler's Luftwaffe, tanks and ground troops launched their attack. Just hours after land troops crossed the Polish border, the German battleship iSchleswig-Holstein opened fire on Danzig. On September 3, Britain and France honored their pact with Poland and declared war on Germany. World War II was underway in earnest. Danzig was indeed once again German but ultimately at a cost of millions of lives and billions of Deutschmarken.

Source: Propaganda postcards of World War II by Ron Menchine (ISBN: 1-58221-024-1)


Wikipedia has this to say on it:
In 1933, the City's government was taken over by the local Nazi Party and the democratic opposition was suppressed. Due to anti-Semitic persecution and oppression, many Jews fled. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Free City was abolished and incorporated into the newly formed Reichsgau of Danzig-West Prussia. Poles and Jews were classified as subhumans targeted for slavery and extermination, and subjected to mass murder.


Future (this may never happen in our tournament. Smile )
During the city's conquest by the Soviet Army in the early months of 1945, many citizens fled or were killed. After the war, a number of remaining ethnic Germans were expelled. The city subsequently became part of Poland, as a consequence of the Potsdam Agreement, and Polish settlers were brought in to replace the German population.
Source: Wikipedia: Free City of Danzig
      
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Re:Results Thread for SFTF Eastern Front Tournament Mon, 22 April 2013 18:59
Jeroen,

Educational as always!!! And yes, hope HISTORY does repeat itself, at least in the last 2 scenarios!!

My turn to disagree, our very own SAC Helcat scored our lone victory at the Valley of Death and actually brings us 1 point closer, believe the score to be 44-28!!! So take that you AXIS bullies!!!

As to the overall picture, looks bleak, but not impossible, just next to impossible! Would need either 2 9-0 sweeps to win or a 9-0 and 8-1 just to tie, but given the difficulty of the last 2, then a glimmer of hope remains.... Shocked

As for Danzig, just an OBSTACLE toward our final goal, BERLIN!!! That is the city we really want!!! Hope to see everyone at both!! Job well done to the AXIS and to SAC Helcat for saving our honor and securing 1 victory for us!!

      
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