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Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sun, 12 July 2020 05:58
Because the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC) is cancelled this summer, instead of running the big Memoir tournament there, I'm going to run an even bigger tournament online, as part of 3 days of wall-to-wall Memoir activities.

To sign up, REPLY TO THIS THREAD with the following 5 pieces of information:
> Your name on Vassal, if you already have one.
> Which periods are you signing up for? A,B,C,D,E. As many as you want.
> Do you want only Basic scenarios, or will you play Advanced scenarios?
> Are you willing to be a Commander-in-Chief (CinC)?
> Any special notes or requests?


As of Thursday morning, none of the games have a full 8 players, but that's okay. Overlord is great with smaller groups, and even one-on-one. All games will stay in the schedule. We will play the Advanced scenarios, since nobody has requested otherwise.

Vassal versions 3.2.17 and the brand new 3.3.2 are compatible with each other. You can play with either version.



OVERLORDS

We will have 5 Overlord periods: 3 on Friday, and 1 each on Saturday and Sunday. I've designated a Basic scenario and an Advanced scenario for each period. If we need more tables, we'll open up more tables.

Overlords will be played in Vassal, version 10.13.1. For players who need training or help with installation, we'll offer help. (Please don't let me forget this later.)

Overlord signups will be taken in advance, on a separate thread. I'll start the Overlord signups in mid-July.

# Day ...... PDT ..... EDT ..... CET ....... Scenario
A-Friday .... 6:00 .... 9:00 ... 15:00 ...... [Tarawa] Bloody Landing on Betio
B-Friday ... 11:30 ... 14:30 ... 20:30 ...... Rats in a Factory
C-Friday ... 17:00 ... 20:00 .. (2:00AM) .... Khalkhin Gol Encirclement
D-Saturday . 14:30 ... 17:30 ... 23:30 ...... High Stakes at Bruyeres
E-Sunday ... 14:30 ... 17:30 ... 23:30 ...... Twin Battles at Warnach & Bigonville



Information on the tournament is at https://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=40345

[Updated on: Thu, 30 July 2020 15:53]

      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sun, 12 July 2020 06:00
This message will be used for player lists.

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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sun, 12 July 2020 06:02
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0. Vassal name: Sam E.
1. Periods: A,B,C,D,E
2. Advanced: okay
3. CinC: Yes
4. Special notes: --

(I added "Vassal name" to the list of requested info after Zalamence and Quit2 signed up.)

[Updated on: Fri, 24 July 2020 15:05]

      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sun, 12 July 2020 10:17
1. Periods: A
2. Advanced: okay
3. CinC: Yes
4. Special notes: --

EDIT: Sorry, I won't come.

[Updated on: Wed, 29 July 2020 11:23]

      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sun, 12 July 2020 14:40
Wim - quit2

1: periods (B) - D - E
2: advanced: ok
3: CinC: ok
4: Special notes: if everything goes normal, i can play B but there is a small chance I won’t make it. I will not know much in advance if I won’t make it, but I would then join later.

      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 21 July 2020 23:44
0. Vassal name: dakmor (I think)
1. Periods: D
2. Advanced: ok
3. CinC: No
4. Special notes: I logged into my forum account for the first time in over a decade just for this! Very Happy
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Wed, 22 July 2020 02:04
Gredelston wrote on Tue, 21 July 2020 17:44

0. Vassal name: dakmor (I think)
1. Periods: D
2. Advanced: ok
3. CinC: No
4. Special notes: I logged into my forum account for the first time in over a decade just for this! Very Happy

Welcome back. It's good to see you here again after all these years.

Yes, I recall your Vassal name being Dakmor. You'll need to install the current version and to play a game or two for practice -- it has evolved. Let me know if you need help.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 24 July 2020 00:47
VASSAL name: GonzoJ
Periods: A-E (or until thoroughly exhausted
Advanced: Please
CinC yes
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 24 July 2020 11:01


0. Vassal name: Jeronimon
1. Periods: A,B
2. Advanced: Advanced or basic, I will play wherever you need people Smile
3. CinC: I would rather play as a Field General, but if you need a CiC I will step up.
4. Special notes: Am I right in thinking we can bring our own snacks? Wink
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sat, 25 July 2020 08:40
I already had next Friday off, because I planned to be at the World Boardgaming Championships, so it's all scheduled.

Who else wants to join us for Overlord next weekend?
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Mon, 27 July 2020 14:42
Vassal name: Photios
Periods: A B E
Advanced OK
No CinC pls
Special notes: in A or B I may be substitute, if too many register; E depends on my mental state after 3 matches earlier
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 28 July 2020 03:54
Sam, did you post the information about how to use vassal? I've never used it. Thanks!
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 28 July 2020 20:34
0. Vassal name: Almilcar
1. Periods: B, E
2. Advanced: okay
3. CinC: No
4. Special notes: --
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Wed, 29 July 2020 11:22
I'm dropping out, sorry.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Wed, 29 July 2020 15:42
Sorry we won't see you, Zalamence. Stay well.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Thu, 30 July 2020 03:10
0. Vassal name: mrmanley31
1. Periods: (A),B,C,D,E (Hopeful for period A, but it will be a last minute decision)
2. Advanced: Ok, but I'll play whatever and have fun doing it Smile
3. CinC: Yes
4. Special Notes: I guess I typed all my special notes already!
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Thu, 30 July 2020 15:42
davidnreiko wrote on Mon, 27 July 2020 21:54

Sam, did you post the information about how to use vassal? I've never used it. Thanks!

Sorry about my delay in replying. When I started to respond the other night, I discovered that Vassal has posted a new version, so I needed to make sure we wouldn't have a compatibility problem.

Download Vassal at http://www.vassalengine.org/

Download the Memoir Module and Extensions at http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Memoir_%2744

This video by bdgza will tell you to install the Module and Extensions properly, and then has a sample game so you can see how it's played. (You don't need to watch all 45 minutes of it.) bdgza is the author of the current Module, and deserves a big ovation, because of the innovations he has brought to it.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 04:41
0. Vassal name: RedEyedJack
1. Periods: D,E
2. Advanced: okay
3. CinC: No
4. Special notes: Not played on Vassal before, but I think I got everything down that I need to know
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 05:37
Hi Sam,

I will play the Rats in the Factory Overlord Scenario. I have tried to bring it up in Vassal and it says its classified. Is there any way we can take a look at it or something we have to do to get it to display?

Not sure about the main tournament yet.

. Vassal name: Dgubbs
1. Periods: B
2. Advanced Okay need to know whats involved with Advanced
3. CinC: Yeah
4. Special notes: --

Regards

David

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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 06:56
Red-Eyed Jack wrote on Thu, 30 July 2020 22:41

4. Special notes: Not played on Vassal before, but I think I got everything down that I need to know

Show up 15 minutes early, and someone will teach you. If you have a chance to watch some of a Friday OL, that'll demonstrate a lot of it to you.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 07:01
Dgubbs wrote on Thu, 30 July 2020 23:37

2. Advanced Okay need to know whats involved with Advanced
3. CinC: Yeah


David, the battle you signed up for, Rats in a Factory, is a Stalingrad scenario. Offhand, I think the only unusual terrain is Balkas, which will be explained. The Field Generals will have Combat cards. Germans have Blitz rules. Russians have a Commissar, which has special rules in Overlord -- so if you're a CinC, you're German.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 09:26
Speaking of rats, I probably won't be able to join it, but may show up 1,5 hour later.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Fri, 31 July 2020 19:52
Overlord battle 1 - [Tarawa] Bloody landing on Betio

Axis CinC-sam1812
Right-gonzoj ... Center-sam18a2 ... Left-Quit2

Allies CinC-mrmanley31
Left-mrmanley31 ... Center-Jeronimon ... Right-Photios

Solid cards and timely dice for us Japanese. Unfortunate dice for the Marines.

Axis wins on their 9th turn: 15-5 medals, 62-35 figures.

Full report at https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/battles/?id=7192&am p;returnto=view#list1111
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sat, 01 August 2020 00:23
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 31 July 2020 00:56

Red-Eyed Jack wrote on Thu, 30 July 2020 22:41

4. Special notes: Not played on Vassal before, but I think I got everything down that I need to know

Show up 15 minutes early, and someone will teach you. If you have a chance to watch some of a Friday OL, that'll demonstrate a lot of it to you.

I will defiantly show up 15 minutes early. Sadly won't be able to watch any of this evening's OL due to other stuff.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sat, 01 August 2020 02:17
Red-Eyed Jack wrote on Fri, 31 July 2020 18:23

I will defiantly show up 15 minutes early. Sadly won't be able to watch any of this evening's OL due to other stuff.

Defiantly? Okey dokey. As long as you follow the instructions. Smile
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sat, 01 August 2020 06:36
Overlord battle 2 - Rate in a Factory

Axis CinC-gonzoj
Right-dgubbs ... Center-gonzoj/Photios ... Left-mrmanley31

Allies CinC-Quit2
Left-Almilcar ... Center-sam1812 ... Right-Jeronimon

Brutal, long battle -- nearly 6 hours from start to finish -- but of course, it's Stalingrad. Early in the game, an Allied TFH was Counter-attacked twice, causing us to run out of Combat cards. The Germans finally ground through one last Russian infantry to win it, while they themselves had five 1-figure units on the board. If the Russians had survived that last attack, they probably would have won on their next turn.

Axis wins on their 11th turn: 18-15 medals, 66-66 figures.

We agreed to cancel the evening battle. Saturday will be the tournament in the daytime and High Stakes at Bruyeres in the evening.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Sat, 01 August 2020 20:57
Sign me up for session D on Saturday.
Jeffrey Cornett

I am new to Vassal, but have the app downloaded. I just need to find the link to the Overlord session.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 04 August 2020 13:15
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 01 August 2020 06:36

Overlord battle 2 - Rate in a Factory

Axis CinC-gonzoj
Right-dgubbs ... Center-gonzoj/Photios ... Left-mrmanley31

Allies CinC-Quit2
Left-Almilcar ... Center-sam1812 ... Right-Jeronimon

Brutal, long battle -- nearly 6 hours from start to finish -- but of course, it's Stalingrad. Early in the game, an Allied TFH was Counter-attacked twice, causing us to run out of Combat cards. The Germans finally ground through one last Russian infantry to win it, while they themselves had five 1-figure units on the board. If the Russians had survived that last attack, they probably would have won on their next turn.

Axis wins on their 11th turn: 18-15 medals, 66-66 figures.

We agreed to cancel the evening battle. Saturday will be the tournament in the daytime and High Stakes at Bruyeres in the evening.

Do you have a report like this about the other 2 overlords?
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 04 August 2020 15:29
I will have full reports about the other 3 Overlords.
      
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Re:Pandemic Online MEMOIR'44 Overlords: July 31-August 2 Tue, 04 August 2020 17:25
I was tempted to join in in your evening Overlords but common sense and my body warned me not to do it. And I slept wonderfully while you waged war, knowing you would protect me Wink
      
    
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