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player1958864
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Coal Tender achievement Sat, 16 January 2016 23:56
If someone who has won this could tell me what you have to do. I have claimed all the black routes and the brown/black routes using brown for the double routes and won the game, but have not been awarded the achievement. Is this a glitch in the game or have I done this wrong?

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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 05:01
player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 14:56

If someone who has won this could tell me what you have to do. I have claimed all the black routes and the brown/black routes using brown for the double routes and won the game, but have not been awarded the achievement. Is this a glitch in the game or have I done this wrong?

Thanks!


Make sure you're playing it on the right map...many of the achievements are specific to a certain map!
      
player1958864
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 05:29
Thanks, I am playing on the USA map.

rasmussen81 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 23:01

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 14:56

If someone who has won this could tell me what you have to do. I have claimed all the black routes and the brown/black routes using brown for the double routes and won the game, but have not been awarded the achievement. Is this a glitch in the game or have I done this wrong?

Thanks!


Make sure you're playing it on the right map...many of the achievements are specific to a certain map!

      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 05:59
player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 14:56

If someone who has won this could tell me what you have to do. I have claimed all the black routes and the brown/black routes using brown for the double routes and won the game, but have not been awarded the achievement. Is this a glitch in the game or have I done this wrong?

Thanks!


The description requirement is: "Win while claiming all black routes".

Make sure you've claimed every black route...which means you can't let any of your opponent AI players get any!

Have fun and good luck!
      
player1958864
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 06:05
Are you allowed to use brown cars to claim routes? Have you won this?
      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 06:12
player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:05

Are you allowed to use brown cars to claim routes? Have you won this?


Yes, I've won it...but I don't know what brown cars you're talking about. Do you mean the Engines (wild) cards?
      
player1958864
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 06:33
No, not the Engines. For example, the double route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, requires the black cars or three brown cars. Does that have to be claimed with black cards or can you use the brown ones?

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 17 January 2016 00:12

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:05

Are you allowed to use brown cars to claim routes? Have you won this?


Yes, I've won it...but I don't know what brown cars you're talking about. Do you mean the Engines (wild) cards?

      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 06:58
Ah, the Orange routes (or brown, if you prefer). You have to actually claim the Black route, meaning you have to cover up the Black spots. All the Black spots.

Good luck!

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:33

No, not the Engines. For example, the double route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, requires the black cars or three brown cars. Does that have to be claimed with black cards or can you use the brown ones?

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 17 January 2016 00:12

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:05

Are you allowed to use brown cars to claim routes? Have you won this?


Yes, I've won it...but I don't know what brown cars you're talking about. Do you mean the Engines (wild) cards?




      
player1958864
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 14:06
OK, so if you can't use Orange to claim the double routes, there are not enough cards. There are 27 Black spots, but only 12 Black cards and 14 Engines. Correct? Or am I still missing something?

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 17 January 2016 00:58

Ah, the Orange routes (or brown, if you prefer). You have to actually claim the Black route, meaning you have to cover up the Black spots. All the Black spots.

Good luck!

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:33

No, not the Engines. For example, the double route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, requires the black cars or three brown cars. Does that have to be claimed with black cards or can you use the brown ones?

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 17 January 2016 00:12

player1958864 wrote on Sat, 16 January 2016 21:05

Are you allowed to use brown cars to claim routes? Have you won this?


Yes, I've won it...but I don't know what brown cars you're talking about. Do you mean the Engines (wild) cards?






      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 21:14
Regardless of how many cards there are, you have to cover all of the black route spots. Don't forget that the cards are shuffled back into the deck when they are used up...

It's possible, though not easy!
      
player1958864
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sun, 17 January 2016 21:35
THANK YOU!!! I did not realize the cards were reused. I thought once they were played they were gone. At least now I know it is just hard and I am not spinning my wheels trying to get it done!
      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Mon, 18 January 2016 01:06
player1958864 wrote on Sun, 17 January 2016 12:35

THANK YOU!!! I did not realize the cards were reused. I thought once they were played they were gone. At least now I know it is just hard and I am not spinning my wheels trying to get it done!


My pleasure! Once all of the cards in the deck are used up, the deck is reshuffled and you will see them all again...but like you said, there aren't nearly enough black or wild cards...so you'll have to snag every black card you can!!

Have fun.
      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Mon, 12 September 2016 10:40
Can anyone give some helpful hints how to win this achievement.

I.e. Which bot do you suggest playing against and best strategy for drawing and when to place tracks to prevent bot just randomly splatting tracks everywhere and finishing the game. Most of the time the bot panics and just randomly places tracks other times I'm one track short and the bot steals it.

Thanks
      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Wed, 14 September 2016 07:31
I'd suggest playing against Marg Loughbot. She has a tendency to hesitate on laying trains down, as well as continuing to draw cards towards the end of the game when few trains are left. I would not recommend playing against Vanderbot Jr. as he usually draws many cards, then hits the ground running by laying a flurry of trains down until he forces the game to go into the final round.

If I can recall correctly, I tried to grab every wild card during my turn and would wait for multiple black cards to appear face up, so I could grab them in pairs. As mentioned above, the sooner you spend your black (and/or wild) cards on trains, the sooner they will return to the deck to draw from. This challenge was one of the hardest to complete for me.

Goodluck! Persistance is key...
      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Fri, 16 September 2016 13:55
BlueJade wrote on Wed, 14 September 2016 15:31

I'd suggest playing against Marg Loughbot. She has a tendency to hesitate on laying trains down, as well as continuing to draw cards towards the end of the game when few trains are left. I would not recommend playing against Vanderbot Jr. as he usually draws many cards, then hits the ground running by laying a flurry of trains down until he forces the game to go into the final round.

If I can recall correctly, I tried to grab every wild card during my turn and would wait for multiple black cards to appear face up, so I could grab them in pairs. As mentioned above, the sooner you spend your black (and/or wild) cards on trains, the sooner they will return to the deck to draw from. This challenge was one of the hardest to complete for me.

Goodluck! Persistance is key...


Thanks for your tips. Wow what a difference... I successfully won the coal tender achievement first attempt since trying your suggestions.

Picking visible locomotives seem to do the trick and claiming an available route immediately as you get enough cards. Also when the bot starts splatting tracks down it seems a good idea to get rid of some unwanted colours on big tracks.
Maybe I was extremely lucky, but it seems almost too easy after all that struggle trying to achieve this in the past.

Thanks Smile
      
BlueJade
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Sat, 17 September 2016 17:34
You're welcome, Benny. Now if I can only beat Asia's achievements.. Wink

[Updated on: Sat, 17 September 2016 17:34]

      
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Re:Coal Tender achievement Thu, 19 October 2017 03:55
BlueJade,

THANKS! I used your suggestions and it took a while, but I was able to clear the Coal Tender achievement after many, many prior attempts!
      
    
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