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MT62 EPIC Battles

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MT62 EPIC Battles

So to be clear, these are 1 vs 1 EPIC Battles, which can take some time to play. Allow 4 hours, perhaps in multiple sessions.

Schedule of Games

This table shows the match-ups and scenarios for each round. 

The Alpha Group (Left hand column) will play the Top side and the Beta Group (Right hand column) will play the Bottom side.
Please use the VASSAL setups in the Expansion 5 folder

Preliminary Rounds Scenario: 
  Alpha   Beta  
Round 1 gottoman 1 vs. 4 mk20336 EPIC01 Cannae (216 BC)
Gonzo 2 vs. 5 Cavie
toganalper 3 vs. 6 stormwalker
Round 2 gottoman 1 vs. 5 Cavie EPIC02 Ilipa (206 BC)
Gonzo 2 vs. 6 stormwalker
toganalper 3 vs.4 mk20336
Round 3 gottoman 1 vs. 6 stormwalker EPIC03 Raphia (217 BC)
Gonzo 2 vs. 4 mk20336
toganalper 3 vs. 5 Cavie

Deadline for Preliminary Rounds: 28 Jan 2019

Please report results in the discussion below

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mk20336 replied the topic: #2784 8 hours 8 minutes ago
Joe, I think this should go to MT61 :)
Gonzo replied the topic: #2781 2 days 17 hours ago
Round 1 EPIC01 Cannae (216 BC)
Gonzo (Carthage) 12 banners 45 blocks lost
Cavie (Rome) 5 banners 60 blocks lost
Carthage engaged first on their right, breaking the Roman line, killing the slow units and Aux fled. Next manuevering and Roman center advanes. Futile Cav charge ordered by Carth left (worse than Ney at Waterloo) with one block lost each side. Carth cav fled at next opportunity and hid their head in shame the rest of game. Multiple multiple Carth Line commands allowed leaderless center troops to fade before the Romans Double Timed and broke the line with a kill. Those units were slowly p[icked off by the Carth units from each side, rotating out. With count 8-3 Carth left closed and engaged and traded units, but Carth neede fewere for the win
Couple of thoughts about scenario. Main thing Carth 9 card hand so much more flexible than Roman 6.
Both of us were at our max hand size most of game. Carthage played some devastating Supreme Commander cards. That aside, Dan started with mediocre luck and it went straight down after that. Even his last turn should have gotten 2-3 more banners with average luck, but he got none and took it with aplomp. He made several great attacks that could have reaped several units each. None went off. This was my first game of Epic, though read the rules. Thanks to Dan for teaching me well.
Gonzo replied the topic: #2779 4 days 21 hours ago
Round #1 208 Mt Vesuvius (73 BC )
Gonzo (Slave) 5 banners, 22 blocks lost
MK20336 (Roman) 4 banners, 17 blocks lost.
Roman leader evades 8 dice looking for one ldr roll to start game. Romans occupy camps. Slaves close with to line commands without attacking, but Roman leader that survived goes over wall rolling huge hits and kills 2 units. Slave Clash of arms with 30+ dice only gets 7 hits but two units, Roman gets about the same and follow
up Roman leader attacking over wall kills two more. Down 4-3, Slave kills a 1 pt unit and Hail Marys a damaged W to pin a 4 pt Roman LI, but rolls 3 banners for the win. Romans had a good card every turn, Slaves started with Move Hvy, Move Lt, Mv-Fire-Mv, and mv 2 on right throughout game. Michal played well in unbalanced scenario.
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mk20336 replied the topic: #2770 1 week 1 day ago
Round 2
EPIC02 Ilipa (206 BC)

mk20336 vs. toganalper

mk20336 (Roman) - 13 Banners Won, 52 Blocks Lost
toganalper (Carthaginian) - 11 Banners Won, 56 Blocks Lost

We played last weekend but only today I have time to report.
It was very bloody (see numbers of blocks lost), very close and tense game. And of course it disconnected in the middle thus two log files.

Historically, I as Romans attacked on left and right while Togan's juggernaut in the middle moved forward. I managed to dispatch both elephants on Carthage side, but every time I thought I am gaining upper hand., Togan were skillfully counterattacking.

In the end I managed to get some lead (2-3 banners) and keep it till the end of the game.

It took us 2.5 hours and we managed to play in one go.

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File Name: MT62_g2_1c...ion.vlog

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File Name: MT62_g2_1.vlog
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Cavie replied the topic: #2759 2 weeks 4 days ago
Round 3

Cavie (Roman) - 13 Banners Won, 37 Blocks Lost
Greg O (Carthaginian) - 9 Banners Won, 51 Blocks Lost

Had to break up this game into two times meeting and two log files. Stopped mid way through the game where we were tied. Scipio was knocked off early and it looked bleak for the Romans. An all out attack on the Carthaginian right and center had some good results but also took some casualties sending the end game in motion for Rome. Epic is always a nice variant I enjoy playing - looking forward to the remaining games in this tourney!

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File Name: MT62CavieV...nd3.vlog

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File Name: MT62CavieV...rt2.vlog
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stormwalker replied the topic: #2750 3 weeks 5 days ago
EPIC03 Raphia (217 BC) gottoman vs stormwalker

gottoman (Ptolemaic): 9 banners and 55 blocks lost
stormwalker (Seleucid): 13 banners and 52 blocks lost

This was an epic battle ;) For details please see the logs. Many thanks to Greg for playing!
PS: the Elephants as usual failed even at the simplest of tasks..

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File Name: MT62-EPIC0...1_2.vlog

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File Name: MT62-EPIC0...2_2.vlog
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #2738 1 month 5 days ago
Optional Rule
Compared to the Julian legions, Scipio's legions still moved slowly, but matched against the Carthaginian formations, they sped. We recommend that all Roman medium and heavy infantry units may move one hex and battle, or move two hexes and not battle. These units are not missile weapon capable.

Since it is recommended, I think yes. Seems pretty easy. Marian without pilum.
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Cavie replied the topic: #2737 1 month 5 days ago
Are we using the 'optional rule' in Ilipa?
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #2735 1 month 1 week ago
managed to cut that bit out.. sorry
This table shows the match-ups and scenarios for each round.  The Alpha Group will play the Top side and the Beta Group will play the Bottom side.

will add that now!

1 match ONLY like normal Mini-Tournament
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gottoman replied the topic: #2734 1 month 1 week ago
What side does one play, or is it played twice, once each side?

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