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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 06 October 2014 08:12
Shoot him anytime of the day John! Razz
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 03:36
Commanders,

We can now begin the next round. Amazingly, after 7 rounds, we are even! The reserve unit has been placed, the opponents selected and the scenario is now up online. Have fun!!

Eric

Oh, by the way, that extra armor unit for the Germans may prove decisive. The Allies have maneuverability and numbers(though not so much with the Axis reserve unit), the Germans power. Can the Allies hold off the German Panthers and keep them from capturing their objectives?

NOTE: Keep in mind that ALL German armor move only 2 hexes.

[Updated on: Wed, 08 October 2014 03:43]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 08:54
Eric, those 2 German armor in the left flank, are they supposed not to be able to cross the river?
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 15:39
Only by the bridge. Can they not do that?
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 17:03
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 08 October 2014 09:39

Only by the bridge. Can they not do that?



I just played this one and my opponent stated he could not move his panzers via the bridge. Perhaps the online version does not realize the pontoon bridge there as a bridge?

You may have to replace it with a regular bridge.

[Updated on: Wed, 08 October 2014 17:03]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 17:52
Thanks, John. I didn't realize it was a pontoon bridge. I will replace it as soon as possible. I usually have 2 versions of the scenario, one with the reserve unit and one without. I play test these with my son and brother on the board game and final test them online to see if they work properly at the end. When I added the reserve units I must have added it to the one I didn't play test online. It will be corrected.

Eric


Everyone, please do not play this scenario until I fix the bridge. It will get done at approximately 5 Eastern time today. Thanks.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 08 October 2014 18:14
Indeed, pontoon bridges don't work in the online version of the game.

(Edit: Eric, let me know when you want to play this. Next week I go to Essen (Europe's GenCon), so this week would be best. )

[Updated on: Wed, 08 October 2014 18:16]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 09 October 2014 00:22
The scenario is now fixed. I replaced the pontoon bridge with a regular bridge. We can now begin the round. Good Luck everyone!

I found another bug. The Headquarters and supply hex does not work properly. The Allies lost the hex and a card was removed but when the Axis lost the unit in the hex the Allies regained the card without moving into the hex. Then when the Allies moved back into the hex it gained another card! If you're keeping count that was 7 cards for the remainder of the game. I never saw that happen before. So, in the interests of keeping the game playing normally I removed the Headquarters and Supply terrain tile.

Now it should work. It's too bad that these bugs haven't been fixed after all this time. We would all be able to enjoy many more interesting and challenging scenarios from other authors.

[Updated on: Thu, 09 October 2014 00:56]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 09 October 2014 05:16
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 08 October 2014 23:22


Now it should work. It's too bad that these bugs haven't been fixed after all this time. We would all be able to enjoy many more interesting and challenging scenarios from other authors.


Ditto.
Thanks for your patience and labor, Eric!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 13 October 2014 08:12
Achtung Achtung Achtung: the sub for this round playing Lucky91 will be: JJs Juggernaut. Seeing as he is one battle behind since Michaelcannone went AWOL.

Be advised Lucky and gheintze: we have trained our man well and you would do well to take your white flag to the battle! Very Happy
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 17 October 2014 15:05
I just wanted to make a comment about Arracourt. The extra German armor unit in the middle makes all the difference. I know some of the Allied commanders are frustrated with this scenario but before placing the extra armor I honestly felt the Allies had the advantage. The extra hex movement and more overall armor numbers was decisive. I tried to make this scenario similar to the real battle. An initial German success and then an Allied counterattack. This was pretty much a tank battle, Shermans and Hellcats vs. Panthers.

I don't like making scenarios where one side is totally static. There's no thinking for the commander and he is depending on cards and dice alone to win. I want you guys to decide to attack or position units each turn. Of course, you still need good cards and dice to win.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 17 October 2014 16:51
Hi Eric, as I feel this is a reaction on my remark I the results thread. My reaction: I am still having fun, I just prefer your scenarios where it is more constricted with terrain and you have to position well or you have activated units that are in the way of other units.

I remember a turn, I think in the first tournament, where I played an Assault and ordered a lot of units. And then found out I could only fire with two because I did not position wel the turn beforel. Embarassed Very Happy

And of course the extra armor unit helps the Germans out. I also feel that the longer the battle goes the better the Allies get into it. But now three German generals have managed to win it before the reinforcements arrived. Smile

Still it's 3-3 so it looks like the scenario evens out. (And I was indeed lucky with the dice Cool )

Let's carry on enjoying ourselves!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 17 October 2014 19:52
Although the addition of the extra panzer certainly helps the Germans, I do not think it breaks the scenario. The allied player just has to try and get those rear area tanks moved up. I still think the allies have the edge in this one.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 20 October 2014 16:39
This has been a very tense and close fought round. With one battle left, it's 5-4 Allies. That extra armor hasn't been as much a factor as I thought.

Round 9, Relief of Bastogne, will be posted on the SFTF page tomorrow. John and Jeroen could you please look it over and let me know where you want your reserve unit. Also, posting lineups now will get things moving for the next round.

By the way, I have decided to have 2 scenarios ready for round 10. The team that is behind will get to chose which one we will play. Again, it will be up to the overall commander to make the selection. If tied, I will pick the one we will play.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 20 October 2014 20:42
Thank you Eric for all you do for these team tournaments.

I will check out the next scenario asap
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 21 October 2014 16:54
tank commander wrote on Mon, 20 October 2014 19:42

Thank you Eric for all you do for these team tournaments.

I will check out the next scenario asap



Agreed. This has been another hugely entertaining tourny, thankyou Eric.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 22 October 2014 04:37
Thanks guys for the kind words. It has been a lot of fun designing and playing these scenarios with such fine gentlemen.

Anyway, the 9th scenario is now on the SFTF page. It is a redesigned scenario that I had written many months ago. Set aside some time as this one may take a little longer than some of the previous ones. I wanted to challenge both sides into considering how and where to defend and/or attack. There are no artillery to sit back and use for either side and the armor only moves 2 hexes. Please don't forget that when you play. I made the medal count slightly higher than what would normally be used with this many units but I felt it was appropriate with the high temporary medal objectives.

It will be up online to play as soon as the last battle is completed.

John and Jeroen, please let me know where you want your reserve units placed. Jeroen you can also set the lineups. Thanks.

As Jeroen pointed out, the scenario is 'Relief of Bastogne'.

[Updated on: Wed, 22 October 2014 18:48]

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 22 October 2014 15:08
Hi Eric, the scenario is Relief of Bastogne (December 20 27 1944) yes?

Then I want a special forces infantry in the middle section in the woods next to the ordinary infantry.

Line-ups for this round:
Buidheo v JAParker
Clorofila v Vercingetorix1302
bartjuh v Artimon
Gonzalan v Jeronimon
Jaykay2010 v Droopy007
Junior72 v Antoi
LooneyLlama v JJ's Juggernaut
Lucky91 v Kellogs_10
Tank commander v Quit2

As substitute I have recruited a mercenary that will fight for any side, and a person that in this way can play some more games as he was late to join the party (of course I checked with his current commander if he could play for our side Cool ) so the last game will be:
gheintze v bartjuh

Bart, remember which side you are on in which game Very Happy

Happy gaming gentlemen!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 23 October 2014 00:28
I will take a Special Forces infantry on our right in the woods.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Thu, 23 October 2014 15:05
Relief of Bastogne has been updated with the reserve units and is now ready to play. Good luck to all and have fun!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 24 October 2014 16:52
LooneyLlama wrote on Thu, 23 October 2014 09:05

Relief of Bastogne has been updated with the reserve units and is now ready to play. Good luck to all and have fun!


I'm unable to find the battle online. Has it been posted yet?

Geoff
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sat, 25 October 2014 01:11
OOPS! Forgot to switch out scenarios. Thanks Geoff, it is now online to play.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Fri, 05 December 2014 22:43
Hi Everyone. I hope you are enjoying the tournament. We are nearly ready to play our final round. Only 2 victories separate us. As I had said before, the team that is behind gets to choose the scenario we play. They have just been put up online. John will let me know what he has decided. I'm curious as to which one you think would give your side the advantage. The reserve unit placement will also be very important. In the last scenario that reserve German special force in the middle really puts the Germans in a great initial position. Anyway, I've been trying to make them as even as possible. After 90 matches and only 2 wins separating us I think I did OK.

The three scenarios are:

The Last Offensive
Miracle of Remagen
Airborne Assault over the Rhine

P.S. Jeroen, once John lets me know which one we will use you can let me know where you want your reserve unit. If he selects Airborne Assault he places his reserve unit in an empty hex anywhere on the board and you place yours anywhere next to the Rhine River. The other 2 are pretty straight forward.


      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Sat, 06 December 2014 11:28
Looking forward to thinking about it. Smile

This afternoon and evening will be spent with my family, so I can only start to think about it tomorrow. Wink
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 02:50
Hi.

I choose The Last Offensive.

I will place my Elite Infantry on the center woods hex next to the Allied left (adjacent to the exit hex).

Here is the lineup:

Rd 10

Buidheo v Droopy007
Clorofila v Antoi
bartjuh v JAParker
Gonzalan v Kellogs_10
Jaykay2010 v JJ's Juggernaut
Junior72 v Quit2
LooneyLlama v Artimon
Lucky91 v Vercingetorix1302
Tank commander v Jeronimon
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 08:22
The Axis elite infantry reinforcement will arrive in the woods in the centre section. Next to the German infantry on the baseline.


And I quote form the Historical Background:
Hitler declared in his speech to his divisional commanders; "There is not a matter of prestige involved here. It is a matter of destroying and exterminating the enemy forces wherever we find them."

Happy hunting gentlemen!

PS: Will Geoff/Gheintze not be battling this round?
If he is, I would suggest to pair Antoi with ghentze and AxisBartjuh with Clorofila.
But, as they say: It's your show! Cool

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 13:56
Jeronimon wrote on Mon, 08 December 2014 02:22

The Axis elite infantry reinforcement will arrive in the woods in the centre section. Next to the German infantry on the baseline.


And I quote form the Historical Background:
Hitler declared in his speech to his divisional commanders; "There is not a matter of prestige involved here. It is a matter of destroying and exterminating the enemy forces wherever we find them."

Happy hunting gentlemen!

PS: Will Geoff/Gheintze not be battling this round?
If he is, I would suggest to pair Antoi with ghentze and AxisBartjuh with Clorofila.
But, as they say: It's your show! Cool


Ah, it appears I overlooked him as I was going by a prior lineup without him on it.

To makes things simple:

Gheintze vs Axis Bartjuh
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 14:55
That's the same match as the last round, that's why I suggested a swap Wink
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 16:19
Attention all commanders!

Our final battle, 'The Last Offensive', is now online and ready to play. The reserve units have been placed so we are good to go. Good luck to all!

P.S. If we end up in a tie after this round, John and Jeroen will play a single elimination scenario of my choosing for all the marbles.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Mon, 08 December 2014 23:54
Jeronimon wrote on Mon, 08 December 2014 08:55

That's the same match as the last round, that's why I suggested a swap Wink



Perhaps Geoff can get his revenge Smile
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 02:06
Well guys, should we leave it as a stalemate? I can't believe after all these games that we ended up tied. Kudos to everyone for sticking it out. Luc, I'll bet you were sweating it out at the end. That makes the games so much fun.

I had initially said that Jeroen and John would play one game for all the marbles. But, if someone would like a different finish please let me know. We could play one of my Western Front Overlords on Vassal with the Axis guys on one side and the Allied guys on the other to determine the Championship. That might be logistically tough and someone would be left out on the Axis side but I'm sure we wouldn't get everyone to play. I would bow out on our side if we got everybody. John and Jeroen would be overall commanders. What do you think?

Again, thanks everyone for trying my format. I know every scenario wasn't 50-50 but the team concept was kinda cool.

P.S. If you would like to try another tournament I'm game. Please let me know what you would prefer.

Eric

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 04:12
I'm fine with a deciding match between the commanders. A overlord battle sounds incredibly fun to me, and I would also be all for that if we were able to coordinate to get it done!

Thanks to all of my teammates and opponents, you are all a lot of fun!

Thanks Eric for the scenarios, these tournaments are always extremely fun to play!!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 04:35
Actually an OL vassal game would be kind of nice. Shall we look into that first?

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 08:03
First of: congratz to everybody. Cool

And I will quote Jimmy Car: It's a tie, so everyone's a winner! Very Happy


Any format for continuing is fine with me.

For team spirit the Overlord looks very nice, but I am skeptical if we can get together with 20 people on the same time. But if we manage it kudos to us! Smile

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 08:38
Eric,

Big thanks. Great maps. I am up for anything.
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Tue, 13 January 2015 23:11
Eric, I tried to reply to your last PM to me but I was not allowed as it seems I am on your "Ignore List" Laughing

      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 14 January 2015 02:49
John,

You should be good to P.M. now. I don't know what I hit to cause that.

Everyone,

I think we will do an Overlord finishing match on Vassal. I will post 2 or 3 dates that everyone can consider. It will be on the weekends, probably Sunday. The starting time will be 10:00 A.M. Eastern standard time. That's 5 and 6 hours difference for those of you in Europe.Hopefully, we can get at least 4 players from each side. If we get more we can have 2 games at once.

I have four western front Overlord scenarios for your consideration.

Push to the Roer
Counterattack at Carentan
The Forgotten Battle
Operation Nordwind

If you are considering playing, please let me know your preference.

Once we have a date and scenario, the overall commanders will have the section commanders set ahead of time. Also, if you are playing please look over the scenario and send questions to me in advance. I want to get the game started as close to 10 A.M. as possible. Thanks.

Eric

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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 14 January 2015 03:02
Sorry guys, but I'm not up for Vassal. Go ahead with that solution and have fun, though Smile
Thanks for another great tournament with fine opponents and brilliant scenarios, like always!

Good luck for the allies!
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 14 January 2015 10:33
I really like the idea of playing an overlord. But around 16:00 in Europe is not an option for me.
If possible I would like to play in the evening around 20:00 GMT+1
      
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Re:Western Front Tournament Logistics Wed, 14 January 2015 17:28
Hi all,

The two dates that hopefully will work for you are January 25th and Febuary 8th at 10 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. That is 3 or 4 hours past noon in Europe. Please let me know which date works best. If either one is OK let me know that also. If we can get at least 6 players we'll do it. Also, if you can play, let me know which Overlord you prefer.

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