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Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Mon, 20 April 2020 07:29
This morning, I opened Facebook, and the first post I saw was an announcement that a longtime friend of mine passed away unexpectedly overnight. He was always young at heart, and a lover or board games. I decided I would dedicate today's match to the memory of my friend, Tim.

Semi-final match against DoctorSchizzo.

St Nazaire Raid

DoctorSchizzo (Allies) - sam1812 (Axis) 7-4 / 26-21
Dice 46-38
Against infantry 23/37 (62%) vs 21/38 (55%)
Against armor 3/9 (33%) vs ---

DoctorSchizzo (Axis) - sam1812 (Allies) 7-6 / 31-23
Dice 55-45
Against infantry 31/55 (56%) vs 20/39 (51%)
Against armor --- vs 3/6 (50%)

DoctorSchizzo - sam1812 ... 4-0 points / 14-10 / 57-44
Total 57/101 (56%) vs 44/83 (53%)


Game 1
https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=8 0053296

Dawn came crashing onto the beach, as Doc rolled 3 stars before his first turn and two more for his third turn. The hits came crashing onto my center defenses, too, as I lost three units there before my fourth turn. Thankfully, I was able to retaliate by finishing off two weakened British units. On my sixth turn, I managed to get a 4-3 lead in kills, and thought I had decent chances -- but an Allied Move Out killed two of my weakened units and a full-strength infantry. I had left Town A, and the British had a unit in it. Game Over on the Allies' seventh turn. Pow! Zing!


Game 2
https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=8 0056104

Daylight was out of breath for this game -- full light didn't come until my tenth turn. In our preliminary maneuvering, with no visibility, their heavy Panzer moved to my right flank, and their light tank came over behind the Pump Station objective. This was going to be trouble; that's the flank I had the best cards for. A big German 2-2-2 destroyed a full-strength infantry on my left and left two others near my right with 1 figure each. I went Behind Enemy Lines to kill the light tank on my left and an infantry in the center, with one of my 1-figs taking refuge in the water. Unfortunately, the Germans played TFH, rolled 4 orders, and notched a kill.

Now began a scrum on the right, as I Attacked, and the Germans Assaulted in return with 5 orders and a kill. The kills were now even, 3-3. Fast forward to my tenth turn. Visibility finally reached 6. Kills were even, 5-5, but Doc had his infantry in Town A. I played Armor Assault, killing an infantry on my left and moving an engineer within striking distance of the Dock objective. But a German Attack Right knocked out an infantry on that flank for a German win.

I was now down 4-0 in match points. Gulp.


El Hatian - June 16, 1942

sam1812 (Axis) - DoctorSchizzo (Allies) 6-3 / 23-20
Dice 58 vs 40
Against infantry 20/48 (42%) vs 17/33 (52%)
Against armor --- vs 3/7 (43%)
Against artillery 3/10 (30%) vs ---

sam1812 (Allies) - DoctorSchizzo (Axis) 6-4 / 39-21
Dice 80 vs 63
Against infantry 33/68 (49%) vs 20/50 (40%)
Against armor 6/12 (50%) vs ---
Against artillery --- vs 1/13 (8%)

sam1812 - DoctorSchizzo... 4-0 points / 12-7 / 62-41
Total 62/138 (45%) vs 41/103 (40%)


GRAND TOTAL: DoctorSchizzo - sam1812 ... 4-4 points / 21-22 medals / 98-106 figures
98/204 (48%) vs. 106/221 (48%)



Game 3
https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=8 0062067

The Brits scored their first kill on their seventh turn, against my infantry that had broken through some wire in the center. Two turns later, on a 4-order TFH, my tank finished off the bazooka on my right and double-flagged the infantry there out of its bunker. I eliminated him with an Armor Assault (and I re-drew TFH), but then British artillery picked off an infantry on my right.

My second TFH activated both tanks, my engineer in the long wadi, and my artillery. The engineer and one tank each rolled a grenade against the sandbag artillery, my other Panzer quadruple-hit a back-row infantry, and the artillery took a nibble off one of the bunker infantries. Next turn, my engineer went Behind Enemy Lines, finished off that bunker, and went back into the wadi. The Brits eliminated my Left tank. The last two British SWA units came out of protection to go after my engineer in the short wadi, but my engineer, artillery, and armor combined to eliminate one of them for the final kill. This battle took a remarkable 59 minutes.

Now, it all came down to game 4.


Game 4
https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44-online/en/battle/?id=8 0067500

As the Allies, my initial hand included Air Power, so I used it against the armor and infantries on my right, and I got two hits against the tank. But neither side got any kills for a long time. Finally, between their 7th and 10th turns, the Germans killed an infantry in each section, and I finished off the tank on my right. I trailed, 1-3, with an empty left flank and no idea how I would catch up.

Meanwhile, in the long wadi, an engineer was trying to pick the second figure off of my artillery, but it couldn't finish off the last figure. Finally, I eliminated the engineer, instead. (The other two engineers, 1 figure apiece, were standing along the back wall like seventh grade boys an a school dance, and a German 1-fig on my far left was dodging the artillery shells on its way back out of range. And I ran out of cards that could order my guns. On his 18th turn, Doc played a Recon Center, and I Countered it and drew Artillery Bombard.

A TFH emboldened the remaining 1-fig Panzer to venture within range of my bazooka, and then I killed it. We had each played 20 turns, and the score was 3-3. Then, I drew Firefight, and used it to finish off a 1-fig on my left. With the score at 4-4, the Germans got an infantry onto the hill adjacent to the medal town -- but between a battle-back and an artillery shot, I killed it. Then, a full-strength infantry began approaching from my far left. My artillery fired once for two hits, and then a second time for two more hits. Game over. On my 26th turn. In all of my Memoir games, ever, this was only the 11th time I've ever gone to at least 26 turns on a standard-sized board. This was an absolute bloodbath: The Germans had lost 39 figures; five of their six surviving infantries had either 1 or 2 figures left. And my tw surviving infantries had only four figures between them. The battle had taken 1 hour and 23 minutes.

I had won El Hatian by 5 medals, after losing St Nazaire by 4.


The entire match lasted 5 hours from start to finish, plus another half hour to get our hearts to stop racing and do some post mortems. Doc played four incredible games, and lost heroically. I just happened to have a bit more luck today.

[Updated on: Mon, 20 April 2020 08:17]

      

SubjectPosterDate
  Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Sun, 22 March 2020 23:50
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Wed, 25 March 2020 02:11
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Wed, 25 March 2020 08:12
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Sun, 29 March 2020 18:39
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs gheintzeSun, 29 March 2020 18:57
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonSun, 29 March 2020 20:22
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DDB73Sun, 29 March 2020 23:25
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonThu, 02 April 2020 00:40
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Fri, 03 April 2020 00:13
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Fri, 03 April 2020 00:19
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Fri, 03 April 2020 15:17
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonFri, 03 April 2020 16:13
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Sat, 04 April 2020 00:49
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs PhotiosSun, 05 April 2020 21:33
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DoctorSchizzoSun, 05 April 2020 21:44
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Sun, 05 April 2020 23:30
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Tue, 07 April 2020 00:42
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Tue, 07 April 2020 00:50
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Tue, 07 April 2020 00:53
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Fri, 10 April 2020 00:05
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonFri, 10 April 2020 11:12
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Fri, 10 April 2020 14:46
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Fri, 10 April 2020 15:19
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Fri, 10 April 2020 19:54
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs  sam1812Mon, 20 April 2020 07:29
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Mon, 20 April 2020 23:52
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonTue, 21 April 2020 22:40
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DoctorSchizzoThu, 23 April 2020 10:10
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Thu, 23 April 2020 15:49
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs tank commanderFri, 24 April 2020 23:52
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Sat, 25 April 2020 00:36
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Sat, 25 April 2020 07:05
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonSat, 25 April 2020 14:33
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs gheintzeSun, 26 April 2020 05:16
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Sun, 26 April 2020 21:23
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs PhotiosSun, 26 April 2020 23:44
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Sun, 26 April 2020 23:52
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DoctorSchizzoMon, 27 April 2020 08:46
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Mon, 27 April 2020 15:33
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Sun, 03 May 2020 02:41
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs mrmanley31Sun, 03 May 2020 04:15
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Sun, 03 May 2020 05:20
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Junior72Sun, 03 May 2020 08:44
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs PhotiosSun, 03 May 2020 11:51
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Sun, 03 May 2020 18:49
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DoctorSchizzoMon, 04 May 2020 12:59
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Mon, 04 May 2020 16:23
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs JeronimonSat, 09 May 2020 10:54
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs DoctorSchizzoSun, 10 May 2020 05:29
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs gheintzeMon, 11 May 2020 14:40
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs sam1812Tue, 12 May 2020 15:37
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs lucky91Tue, 19 May 2020 10:39
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs gheintzeWed, 20 May 2020 05:25
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs ArtimonWed, 20 May 2020 21:12
  Re:Champion's Trophy 2019 : Playoffs Vercingetorix1302Thu, 21 May 2020 00:15
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