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looking for oponents. Sun, 29 August 2004 00:55
If you'r in the pittsburgh pa area and in need of competition?let me know.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 05:49
I know your post is 15 years old and you may not see this, but I'm interested. There seems to be a lack of Memoir '44 players here.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 11:22
Winn33 wrote on Sun, 29 September 2019 23:49

I know your post is 15 years old and you may not see this, but I'm interested. There seems to be a lack of Memoir '44 players here.


I feel you. I live in Seattle metro with almost 4 million people an I can't find anybody to play with. I've asked on BGG, facebook group, my local store that has a "war game Wednesday" and even private messages to people I found on the "find users" on BGG and nobody wants to play. I'm seriously considering selling all my gear. I've gone as far as I can go playing solo. If I can't find somebody to play, I'm pretty much done.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 12:17
Jon Washington wrote on Mon, 30 September 2019 11:22

Winn33 wrote on Sun, 29 September 2019 23:49

I know your post is 15 years old and you may not see this, but I'm interested. There seems to be a lack of Memoir '44 players here.


I feel you. I live in Seattle metro with almost 4 million people an I can't find anybody to play with. I've asked on BGG, facebook group, my local store that has a "war game Wednesday" and even private messages to people I found on the "find users" on BGG and nobody wants to play. I'm seriously considering selling all my gear. I've gone as far as I can go playing solo. If I can't find somebody to play, I'm pretty much done.




consider moving to the Netherlands, we have quite some players Rolling Eyes

more serious, its too bad if you have no players around... Maybe you could try and find some people interesting in WWII? You could also consider to demo the game in local stores / game events. We (M44brigade) do this a lot and still attract more people to this great game

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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 13:50
I know you were joking, but I'd love moving to Netherlands. I love biking and would probably be in heaven there. Unfortunately, with a wife and three kids there is zero chance we are moving any time soon.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 14:28
Would you consider playing in a ladder tournament with players who play regularly from all over the globe. We obviously can’t always play face to face, but we do play online using a software program called Vassal and many of us have travelled and visited in person? Some us having been doing this for many years.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Mon, 30 September 2019 15:59
I have been doing some online games and tournaments through DoW, not sure I'm ready for Vassal yet but perhaps someday. I like the DoW interface and I don't have to worry about rules unlike Vassal.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Tue, 01 October 2019 01:19
Its really easy to play the game on Vassal
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Tue, 01 October 2019 01:24
Rogerp wrote on Mon, 30 September 2019 19:19

Its really easy to play the game on Vassal

And coupled with a SKYPE hook up it is great fun and conversation. We usually discus rules in advance to enabled better ease of play during the game.
      
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Re:looking for oponents. Tue, 01 October 2019 23:41
Jon Washington wrote on Mon, 30 September 2019 05:22

Winn33 wrote on Sun, 29 September 2019 23:49

I know your post is 15 years old and you may not see this, but I'm interested. There seems to be a lack of Memoir '44 players here.


I feel you. I live in Seattle metro with almost 4 million people an I can't find anybody to play with. I've asked on BGG, facebook group, my local store that has a "war game Wednesday" and even private messages to people I found on the "find users" on BGG and nobody wants to play. I'm seriously considering selling all my gear. I've gone as far as I can go playing solo. If I can't find somebody to play, I'm pretty much done.



It is hard to believe that is true to find any Memoir 44 players in such a large population base. I did notice that Memoir 44 seems to have a much more dedicated fan base in Europe than in the US.

But this is not the 60s or 70s when war games ruled. The profusion of non wargame strategy / Euro games has sucked the potential player pool almost dry.

The players in the wargaming heyday had little to choose from when looking for challenging strategy games and turned in droves to the old AH lines of games. Nowadays, it is the flavor of the month build a this and build a that game that draws the attention and dominates the shelves of many a game store.

Too bad and a damn shame I say.


      
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Re:looking for oponents. Wed, 02 October 2019 04:50
I think part of our problem here in the States is just geographical size. There are a lot of excellent players in Europe and they all live relatively close to each other. That makes planning game nights and tournaments a little easier. I may be a little off on my stats here, but I think most of the European players can get to the various tournaments in about 4 hours or so of travel, give or take.
By contrast, with the WBC I'd say that we have many very good players that don't attend, mainly because of time required to travel. For me, it's a major commitment since it's a nine hour drive one way. Definitely not a weekend trip.
I've thought very hard about trying to organize regional get togethers and maybe even a "South East Open" patterned after the Dutch Open. However, time, organization and the proximity of help makes the challenge daunting. With that being said, I'm introducing the game to the local gaming community and hoping I can grow it over the next few months. Maybe if anybody wants to get me a sponsorship with DOW so I can get a few more copies of the game that would help and I could organize some bigger game nights Wink

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Re:looking for oponents. Wed, 02 October 2019 07:22
It is true that for USA ideas we in Europe are close together, but Europeans see distances differently. For most europeans more than a three quarters of an hour drive would be too much for a "playdate".

Having said that, we have built a Dutch community by starting small and building from that. Antoi organized a day for about a dozen people, I had jus visited the first Belgium Open and six of us decided to go to the second. On the way back we decided to go for it and started planning play evenings, playdays and tournaments starting small and growing. (Some of our evenings weren less than ten people.) Just keep at it and see it grow. Once you get people in, most of them will stay because of the great game Memoir'44 is. Smile
      
    
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