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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 19 June 2012 11:29
The account of the second game epitomises everything that's good about the Memoir 44 online community ... ! )

Here's to the next round Geoff !


      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 19 June 2012 17:33
I'm also very impressed with Geoff's sportsmanship. Very, very admirable!

Ok, the 5th round now can get underway. Viipuri is now posted.
We now get to use those Finnish Ski Troops. Hopefully, you guys will enjoy it.

Your opponent and updated scores are in a previous post.

Also, any positive or negative comments about the round 4 scenarios would be appreciated. I see that some of you thought it was the best so far and others didn't like it as much. Thanks.

Eric








      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 20 June 2012 01:47
Hi, Eric --

I thought it was interesting and enjoyed my two games, but the fact that it's splitting roughly 82-18 (before my match last night) suggests that it may be a bit too far out of balance. I didn't expect the 82-18, since everybody scored at least 8 medals in the first two matches. I'd want to play it a couple more times before offering suggestions to improve the balance, but I do have a couple of comments.

I like the novelties of the reefs and the 2-hex-from-all-sides hills.

The 2-medal permanent objective gives a lot of power to BEL. I would make that a turn-start objective, except that feature isn't supported yet.

I noticed an interesting bug in the game: Rolling a flag against a unit in the water, it was allowed to retreat onto the reef. I'd have to go through the replay to find that.

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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 20 June 2012 03:30
Hi Eric,

I really didn't like this one as much. The reef is nearly impossible to attack as the allies -- nowhere to retreat if you move next to them. That unit alone is worth at least two medals for the axis. Maybe take away the sandbags just so you can roll an extra die. It just didn't grab me like the others... not sure why...

I look forward to playing you on the next two Smile

Geoff
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 25 June 2012 05:10
Ok Gentleman, the 5th round's first battle has been played.

1st Game:

LooneyLlama(Soviets) 7
Gheintze(Finns) 5

The battle was mostly fought on the right and left flanks. An initial push by the Soviets on their right flank was thwarted by the ski troops where all the Soviet Inf. was eliminated. The Finns built up an early 4-1 lead. The Soviets then tried to make headway on their left flank with some success as they neared Viipuri. The score was a little closer at 5-3 Finns. The Soviets then played a DFHQ card and attacked the single remaining inf. in Viipuri with an engineer, moved an armor unit to attack a single exposed inf. unit, and moved two inf. units to attack a 3 figure inf. unit. As luck would have it, all attacks were successful and the Soviets garnered 4 medals that turn and the victory.

2nd Game:

LooneyLlama(Finns) 7
Gheintze(Soviets) 5

It was a great start for the Finns as they wiped out an engineer unit on the first turn with a barrage card. The Soviet general did not let that demoralize him and expertly manuevered his forces through the woods and had the Finns backed up against their baseline as they jumped out to a 4-2 lead. It was a great display of generalship on how to counter those pesky ski troops. Just when it looked like it was all over for the Finns, the Soviets lost their aim and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn during the critical end game. The final score was not indicative of this game as the Soviets should have won.

Gheintze's hit rate on infantry in BOTH games was only 36%, just too low to overcome.

Also, the Soviets should have won both games but the % so far in the games played overwhelmingly favors the Finns.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 25 June 2012 21:05
LooneyLlama wrote on Sun, 24 June 2012 23:10

The Soviet general did not let that demoralize him and expertly manuevered his forces through the woods and had the Finns backed up against their baseline as they jumped out to a 4-2 lead. It was a great display of generalship on how to counter those pesky ski troops. Just when it looked like it was all over for the Finns, the Soviets lost their aim and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn during the critical end game. The final score was not indicative of this game as the Soviets should have won.


Eric, you are too kind... Embarassed

Another great design. This scenario was a lot of fun. Because I only received single section cards in the 2nd game. I was required to move my units back and forth to take advantage of wherever I could make some headway.

Great games on another great map...

Geoff
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 26 June 2012 21:53
Hi Guys

My vacation is over and it's back to the battlefield. Clorofila and myself are trying to get together one of the coming evenings.

We'll keep you posted!
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 27 June 2012 01:08
The story of this match was in the dice.

1st Game:

Jaykay2010 (Allies) ... 3 medals, 10 figures
sam1812 (Axis) ... 7 medals, 23 figures

The Russians played a valiant game, but they rolled 27% (10/37) against the ski troops. I scored 5 kills on my right flank, including 2 engineers in my first 4 turns and 2 tanks later. My Left sniper singlehandedly dispatched the engineer in the far left corner. On the Russians' last turn, their 1-figure tank took the town on their left, but then I Barraged it to end the game.

This loss was not Jim's fault.

2nd Game:

sam1812 (Allies) ... 7 medals, 21 figures
Jaykay2010 (Axis) ... 2 medals, 11 figures

The Finns played a valiant game, but they rolled 26% (8/31) against my infantry, and 21% (3/14) against Russian armor. 11 of their rolls (24%) were flags, and some of those were helpful to me. On my 9th turn, leading 3-2, I played TFH, ordered a tank, a regular infantry, and an engineer. My tank rolled 3 hits and an overkill against a 3-fig in the open, then 2 hits against the town on my left. One inf rolled a hit and an overkill against a 1-fig in the town on my right, and then took ground for the medal. The engineer rolled 3 hits and an overkill against a ski troop in the woods. Bang-bang-bang, game over.

This loss was even less Jim's fault.

Match result sam1812 vs Jaykay2010's unfortunate dice: 2-0 games, 14-5 medals, 44-21 figures.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 27 June 2012 03:23
Jeronimon and I played this brilliant scenario tonight, as well. Both games were pretty close, although I had a bit of an advantage concerning hit rates (in both matches, IIRC). They were also a lot of fun!

match #1: Jeronimon (Ax) 5 - 7 clorofila (Al)
I had nice cards (Move Out, Direct From HQ, Their Finest Hour and Ambush come to mind) and reasonable dice. Jeronimon had lots of Recons! One funny thing: the first 2 units to disappear were 2 snippers: Simo Hayha and an allied one. Simo Hayha died with only 2 dice... and my snipper died with only 1 die the turn after!

match #2: Jeronimon (Al) 7 - 6 clorofila (Ax)
Jeronimon (who had some Recons once again!) went mostly for his left flank and managed to grab Viipuri. I managed to waste a Counter-Attack card on a Infantry Assault, forgetting/ignoring that I would have to pick the same side Jeronimon had chosen... now, how did I get so far (over 800 games) and this was still a surprise to me? Mystery!
Great match till the end, with a bold last move by Jeronimon!

Thank you so much to my opponent, who is a great player and sportsman, and to the scenario's author, who created another wonderful piece of work here!
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 27 June 2012 04:07
By the way, I think this is a very tactical scenario. The ski troops and snipers make an interesting combination. The forests and frozen rivers are placed well, so that both sides have to make difficult choices.

When I first looked at the scenario last night, Allies had won only 18% out of 11 games. However, Allies won 3 of the 4 tournament games played today. The current 36% may be closer to where this scenario will land in the long run, as players become more familiar with it.

I'd definitely play it again.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 27 June 2012 05:40
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this scenario. It's one of my favorites also.

For the fifth and final round bonus scenario, I have chosen Stalingrad North, Rattenkrieg. This battle has been the most favorably rated of all my scenarios. I also noticed that none of you have played it. It contains an unusual way to win medal objectives. Please read the rules carefully. If you're not sure how it works, you can P.M. for clarification. I found by doing it this way made for a vicious struggle for the objectives. Also, the frozen river wasn't really frozen in September, but I wanted to depict the difficulty for the Soviets to bring up reinforcements against the Luftwaffe and I thought this kind of worked out well. Finally, hang in there, as this will test your endurance as the battle can last a while.

Remember, the same opponent as Viipuri.

Score results:

Sam1812 16 points
LooneyLlama 12 points
Jeronimon 10 points
Clorofila 8 1/2 points
Gheintze 4 points
JayKay 3 1/2 points
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 27 June 2012 21:46
Viipuri rules!

I have to confess that I played rattenkrieg once one side before. It does indeed involve struggling over the objectives and will make us smile (and moan) a lot.

I can't remember if it was yours then or if somebody copied it so he could still play it when you took it of-line.

Clorofila, here I come!
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Fri, 29 June 2012 23:06
My friends I bring you sad tidings. Some games of M44 are no fun at all.

You can watch this replay, but it is not for the faint of heart: replay match 1

Clorofila started out as the germans and I as the russians. My second card was an Air Power with which I knocked out the middle artillery. From there it went downhill for Clorofila, yes I said downhill! He started to move in on the Tractor Works but was blown away by the defense there losing three infantry units in the process. 9-0 the score. He never got near medal objectives, every initiative died in bad dice or strong defense. A russian infantry he whittled down to one figure got mediced back to four figures before he could finish it of, so no medal there. A daring attack of mine in the endgame, assault middle, where lots of infantries left cover and tanks manouvered into dangerous places (I knew the commisar was holding a TFH) was met with an assault of clorofila but of the ten dice he threw onlt three hit the mark and none of them snagged a unit. I was rooting for him then to at least destroy one unit, but it was not to be. The folowing TFH got me the medals I needed for the win. A spectacular 12-0, but as I said no fun.

To ease the pain a little the percentages:
Inf: 56% v 29% (dice 39 v 38)
Armor: 31% v 11% (dice 35 v 28)
Arty: 40% v 0 (dice 5 v 0)

Total: 44% v 21% (dice 79 v 66)

So after this report we will forget about it, and never speak of it again.


Match 2: replay match 2

Oops Embarassed Wink , I will speak of the former match one more time: It made me a little more gung ho and on the attack in match 2 than usual and Clorofila a little more conscious of bad throws.

But match 2 was M44 as it should be.
Normally I would move in on the tractor factory (as Clorofila did the first match, oops Embarassed discussed it again.) but I had no cards there and decided to go another way. After some shooting at each other over a distance (good sniping by Clorofila) my fourth card was an assault in the middle. Everybody moved forward very agressively and Clorofila said he suspected good cards. I of course denied good cards and said I was bluffing Wink . (But had a DFH and Move out to follow up and was treasuring a BEL card.) Also I was of course hoping to get more cards to sustain the attack in the middle, for with three cards it could only go bad. The good and reasonable cards kept coming and with some help from flank troops I managed to not only take the Barrikady Factory but also chase the russians out of it. The middle was mine!

This with heavy casualties on both sides, but especially my one figure tanks units were able to wreak havoc among the russians before getting destroyed. Personally I think the difference between winning and losing was in those two one fig armor units surviving for so long. At one point I even armor overran onto the ice next to the russian artillery, with a 1 fig armor unit, madness! Very Happy Had Clorofila had the good luck to destroy one of those two a turn or two earlier than the match would have ended differently I think.

After that I moved one infantry into the tractor works and killed a russian infantry that tried to sneak into Barrikady factory again. 12 to 8 for me.

Overal score: Clorofila v Jeronimon wins: 0-2 medals: 8-24


On the scenario: love it! Not because of the win, I played some time ago against helcat and got my german heiny handed to me. But because of the original medal objectives and the power struggle that involves. After today I am convinced the germans have a harder time of it having to take the initiative. They MUST mount an effective attack on one of the flanks or perish while doing it. The Tractor factory flank seems most likely to succeed. If you have no cards there the middle will have to do. On the right I don’t see it happening for the germans. The russians need good arty cards and/or move the troops over the river to mount a good defense against the oncoming germans.

So just a tactical discussion and no recomandations for betterment because I could not think of any. Because it lasts so long usually there will be little luck involved and skill will come out. Sadly that was not the case tonight. (Oh no, spoke about it again. Embarassed Wink )
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Fri, 29 June 2012 23:42
::embarrassed comment to follow::

Jeronimon exaggerated: I had little luck, for sure, but that comes with the game; if a player decides to step in Memoir44, he should ALWAYS take responsibility and be aware of the luck (or lack of it) that is inherent - and which, after all, plays a minor role in the long run.
I always struggle with myself not to complain to my opponent about bad luck, no matter how hard I think it hits me (and sometimes I get the feeling that it is hitting me in a manner that later, in the end, I realize was not so hard!). I always looked at any game with sportsmanship and I strongly believe that one should provide a good gaming atmosphere, no matter what.
In tournament matches, the struggle is just a bit harder Smile

Anyway, complain about luck is also an insult to our opponents, since their skills are completely forgotten amidst the excuses. And Jeronimon is a great player, much better and more experienced than I am; a player that I'm proud to play with, every time we do it!
So the 12-0 is half of his responsibility (the other half being mine) and Jeronimon is to be congratulated, without reserve!

The 2nd match was indeed more fun, but superior skill ended up giving another victory to my worthy opponent.
Neeext!

Very Happy
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Sat, 30 June 2012 02:31
Great games guys! I see in the first game that the dice were 79 to 66. Not really much of a difference for such a lopsided score, though Clorofila's % were abysmal. I have to say (for the last time) that 12-0 is pretty impressive. This scenario, which has been played quite a lot, is pretty even at 51% Allies. In the real battle, the Germans did make it to the river and captured the Tractor works and Barrikady factory. It was in the south where they were stopped short of the Volga. I did write this and Fortress of Rubble and Iron as an Overlord battle, though I never played it as such myself.

Anyway, two more games and the playoffs will start. Clorofila, you can still win it all!
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Sat, 30 June 2012 07:20
I thank my worthy opponent for the compliment. Smile

But usually in long games (40 cards 20 each) the percentages even out. In this game even after a long battle my hitrates are double what yours are.

Still, your comments are very true and I will also strive never to complain again in the spirit of true sportmanship.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 01:09
First of all, Eric, this is a great scenario! Very tactical. The 2-sided objectives are a fascinating innovation and make for some fierce play.

1st Game:

Jaykay2010 (Axis) ... 6 medals, 27 figures
sam1812 (Allies) ... 12 medals, 33 figures

The Germans began very aggressively. After an opening Probe that eliminated my lead infantry with 4 dice, they struck with an Assault Right, TFH (4 orders), and 2-2-2. The latter killed two infantries and gained a toehold in the Red October Factory -- the first of three times the Germans would move a unit in and then lose it. Shortly after that, my Assault Center killed the incroaching infantry and the German sniper. Score: 8-3.

On turn 19, the Germans Armor Assaulted, getting next to four infantries, and fatefully rolled 0 hits (3 ignored flags) in 8 dice.

We skirmished some more on my left flank, with me eventually notching 2 kills and losing a tank. Then, with me leading, 11-5, Jim misplayed a BEL, thinking that if he killed my infantry on the factory hex it would cost me 2 medals. At the end of my next turn, I loaded an Infantry Assault under the chip, and on my turn after that, I eliminated the invader and clinched the victory.

2nd Game:

sam1812 (Axis) ... 12 medals, 34 figures
Jaykay2010 (Allies) ... 10 medals, 30 figures

This game lived on the razor's edge from turn 18 until its conclusion more than 20 turns later.

I started out with great cards: Recon Left (air strike on turn 1), Artillery Bombard, BEL, DHQ, Move Out, and first two draws were Assault Center and Armor Assault. Shortage of mobility cards through much of the game meant that I mostly stayed back and rolled from a distance. Meanwhile, the Russians were pecking away at my units -- especially with a DHQ on turn 14 that eliminated my two center tanks. After that turn, I realized that I was trailing, 3-10, and in serious danger of losing the match.

I now unleashed four consecutive air strikes, toasting the tank on my left. A couple of turns after that, my Firefight eliminated two weakened infantries, but I still trailed, 6-10. It took me three turns to shoehorn a pair of infantries into the protected hexes adjacent to the Tractor Works -- during which time I drew Close Assault, which then bagged me two kills and an objective on the left. Trailing now by just 9-10, with the match clinched.

A Russian Infantry Assault would kill my weakened engineer adjacent to the Tractor Works (11 points for the Russians ... perilously close), but my Barrage and TFH (4 orders, plus a lucky 3-hit on one infantry) combined to clean out the rest of the Russian Right, giving me sole possession of that objective. The next turn, a Panzer rumbled into the Barricades Factory.

Jim's dice were 57% (23/40) against infantry and 54% (7/13) against armor. My anti-personnel dice were only 41% (28/68). Card problems hurt the Russians toward the end, too, with Jim getting loaded with useless lefts.

Match result sam1812 vs Jaykay2010: 2-0 games, 24-16 medals, 67-57 figures.

[Mis à jour le: Mon, 02 July 2012 02:35]

      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 03:46
Sam, I'm happy to hear you liked Rattenkrieg. It was odd that the editor doesn't utilize all the game's terrain, but did allow this unusual medal objective function that isn't even seen in the board game. It's fun to see those medals go on and off your victory row. I've also used it on a few other scenarios with similar results. It seems to play very well in urban battles as there are fierce fights over them. Stalingrad was the perfect backdrop for this function.

By the way, Sam has scored 18 out of a possible 21 points! There is no luck in that. Congrats.

I have been unable to reach Gheintze as he may be on vacation, but as soon as we finish Rattenkrieg we will start the playoffs. Obviously, Sam has already earned a bye for the first round.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 06:19
I did see Geoff playing earlier today. If he has been away he is still playing.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 13:59
An awesome game with Sam .. i really loved this scenario .. and can imagine it would be great with the urban combat deck ... isn't it about time DoW gave us these on the online version?? Wink Smile

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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 20:05
Apologies to Sam, but he has amassed 19 points(not 18) out of a possible 21. That is some great generalship over a wide variety of scenarios. At some points during these games he would have had bad cards and dice, and played the weaker side. He overcame all of those obstacles. He will be one tough opponent in the playoffs.

Geoff, if you see this, I can be online tonight to play our game.

      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 22:30
LooneyLlama wrote on Mon, 02 July 2012 20:05

Apologies to Sam, but he has amassed 19 points(not 18) out of a possible 21. That is some great generalship over a wide variety of scenarios. At some points during these games he would have had bad cards and dice, and played the weaker side. He overcame all of those obstacles. He will be one tough opponent in the playoffs.

Geoff, if you see this, I can be online tonight to play our game.


And you and Geoff can boast in the officers bar that you took those two games away from him while we hide in our drinks and pretend not to hear you.
Rolling Eyes

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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 02 July 2012 23:43
I am sorry for two humorous posts after each other but I am playing rattenkrieg at the moment against an opponent for whom it was the first time.

Almost at the end he says: I see what I would do different next time I play it, go for one complex at a time.
Me: That's what my psychiater says also!

Very Happy
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 05:27
Sorry for being away from the forums. I started a new job a few weeks ago (after not having work), so I'm unable to frequent gaming forums as much as I used to.

In any case, this is probably my favorite SFTF of all time. It's always very close at the end and never fails to disappoint. I continue to be amazed at Eric's creativity, and I'm so glad that I became involved in this tourney. It's really kept me interested in the game until the next update or the equipment pack -- whichever comes next. Cool I've also been playing some Abaddon, but that probably belongs in another forum somewhere... Very Happy

I'll talk about the 2nd game first...

Gheintze 12 medals, 41 figs
looney llama 11 medals, 28 figs

I was unable to draw a lot of cards for any one section and I had two armor assualt cards for a good part of the game. But I refused to use them until Eric committed himself and I could take advantage. In the early part of the game, I utilized some Air Power (the card itself and the recon option), as well as a Barrage, to weaken his units. I also managed to eliminate both sniper with my artillery and tanks firing from afar. A few left cards in a row allowed me to eliminate some infantry units and take the tractor factory, but I was unable to hold it.

Eric had some great cards, but because of my conservative strategy (see sam, i'm learning Very Happy), he was forced to use them to move forward and couldn't roll many dice. He was very patient and would not leave cover, much to my dismay (and that of my armor units).

Finally, I was able to make enough headway and eric moved up his tanks, so I was ready to go. My armor did some serious damage, picking off some infantry, two armor units, and one infantry.

At last, I was able to get two medals from the win, but I was left with several recons in my hand. I used one to move an armor unit and eliminate his last artillery, and I was lucky enough to draw infantry assualt. Thus, on my last turn, I was able to take a hex in the middle complex for the win.

1st game:
gheintze 12 medals - 33 figures
looneyllama 10 medals - 31 figures

Eric's dice were awful and I managed to hold him off. I was lucky to draw lots of right cards, so that I could hold the tractor factory and leave cover at the end to eliminate a one figure unit that was hiding. Another close game, but I can't remember all the details -- you'll have to check the replay for this one.

And thanks for missing me -- I've been told that I'll become more comfortable in my job in the next few months, so I should be able to spend more time here then.

Geoff
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 06:28
Congratulations on the new job Geoff, hope it won't be commisserations.

If I fail to get reelected every three years I might have go back to work. That would be a shock to the system.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 06:39
Congratulations on the new job Geoff.

@Phread: i do not think your comment helps the image of your proffesion. Very Happy
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 10:29
My comments reflect what some people think of elected officials. Laughing Laughing Laughing

In my case it is paid as part time employment despite my putting in 30-50 hours most week. I don't do it for the money. I do it for the community service.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 14:51
The final results are in. The playoffs will now commence.

Sam1812 19 points
Geronimon 13 points
LooneyLlama 12 points
Clorofila 8 1/2 points
Gheintze 7 points
JayKay2010 3 1/2 points

Sam and Geronimon get byes for the first round of the playoffs.
Looney vs. JayKay
Clorofila vs. Gheintze

I haven't decided which scenario to use to start the playoffs, but it will be posted sometime today.

P.S. Geronimon, I love your quips. Keep them up.

P.S.S. Thanks for the kind words about my scenarios. I do work really hard to make them fun and playable.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 19:02
I don't get it? Sam and me performed the best and now we are punished by getting to play a scenario less. Razz
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 19:32
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Re:SFTF Tournament Tue, 03 July 2012 22:42
Jeronimon wrote on Wed, 04 July 2012 05:02

I don't get it? Sam and me performed the best and now we are punished by getting to play a scenario less. Razz


You can always arrange a "friendly" match with Sam instead of your bye.
Think of it as sparing your opponents from another beating.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 04 July 2012 04:45
First of all, Phread, you had your chance to enter this tournament, but I think you were a little afraid to 'swing the bat' against the major leaguers. There is no question that Sam and Jeroen bring the 'heat'. (It's baseball season in the U.S. so I had to use the figurative language.) Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun trying to challenge these guys with quality scenarios that I may do it again. Hopefully, we can get you onboard next time.

OK, gentleman, the playoffs can commence. I had a hard time deciding which scenario to use for the first round. I had a lot of old ones that were well received and considered using them, but decided on a completely new scenario. The Battle of Aachen was the largest urban conflict on the Western Front. However, I didn't want to make the entire board an urban struggle so I limited it to one section. I tried to give you the feel of the Allies trying to take Aachen and simultaneously try to break through the Siegfried Line. I hope you enjoy it.

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Clorofila vs. Gheintze

As Phread has suggested, Sam and Jeroen can play a 'friendly' match while it is posted online.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Wed, 04 July 2012 17:46
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 04 July 2012 14:45

First of all, Phread, you had your chance to enter this tournament, but I think you were a little afraid to 'swing the bat' against the major leaguers. There is no question that Sam and Jeroen bring the 'heat'. (It's baseball season in the U.S. so I had to use the figurative language.) Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun trying to challenge these guys with quality scenarios that I may do it again. Hopefully, we can get you onboard next time.



Eric that is somewhat harsh. Shocked Shocked Shocked

I didn't play in this tournament, or the online league current season due to pressures of work. Once every 3 years we update a ten year spending plan. This is a large amount of working especially through April May & June. I simply couldn'tguarantee that I'd have the time.

I think you've organised a great tournament, it has been interesting to read the AARs from the matches. Well done. Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Thu, 05 July 2012 00:12
Phread, I was just teasing. You had mentioned work commitments when I organized it so I understand. I live in Pittsburgh and the Pirates are doing good for the first time in 20 years, and being a big baseball fan, I thought what I wrote was funny. Guess not. Anyway, I'll look for you online to play scenarios where I can invite you to play from my personal list.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Thu, 05 July 2012 01:04
LooneyLlama wrote on Wed, 04 July 2012 03:45

[...] Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun trying to challenge these guys with quality scenarios that I may do it again. [...]


Whaaat?.. You are still CONSIDERING doing it again?! I thought that was assumed, at this point Very Happy
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Fri, 06 July 2012 03:49
Just a heads up about the Battle of Aachen scenario: the Rimburg medal is not working in the city hex, but in the bunker hex, 1 hex away from Rimburg.

Nice map, btw Smile
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Re:SFTF Tournament Fri, 06 July 2012 05:29
thxs. will check it out.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Fri, 06 July 2012 05:33
fixed. Thanks Andre for catching it.
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 09 July 2012 03:19
To quickly report the results of my match with clorofila:

gheintze 10 (Allies) - clorofila 8 (Axis)
clorofial 10 (Axis) - gheintze 5 (Allies)

Classy opponent and a great match. Good luck to everyone in the rest of the tourney...

Geoff
      
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Re:SFTF Tournament Mon, 09 July 2012 03:51
We look forward to the full AAR of those matches. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy (please)
      
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