OT 2020 Round 1

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OT 2020 Round 1

 

Scenario: AC22 Ilorca (211 BC) - attached VASSAL file in discussion below
D
eadline: 31 March 2020

Schedule of Opponents

Player 1 G1 G2 POINTS Player 2 G1 G2 POINTS
EZPickins 2 5 0 gottoman 6 6 3
Gonzo 5 5 0 taliapharaoh 6 6 3
PCScipio42       Michael V      
RiverWanderer 3 3 0 mk20336 6 6 3
Stanislav27 2 0 g1ul10 6 6 3
soul1st  5 6 2 Viridovilas 6 2 1
Polonus100       AnoN      
Lemming100 4 2 0 der_mandarin 6 6 3
Tomek 5 1 0 stormwalker 6 6 3
Gileforn 6 2 1 TTK 4 6 2
Andygor 2 4 0 azzy 6 6 3
DigitalDick 6 4 1.5 LeonardoAngelo 4 6 1.5
scipio1zama 6 6 3 toganalper 5 2 0
BrentS     withdrawn  Carthage     3
Mark-McG 4     Marco 6    
spleen1980 6 6 3 Cavie 5 2 0
        gcallari     withdrawn

 

Scores after Round 1

Player Rnd 1
AnoN withdrawn
BrentS withdraw
gcallari withdraw
der_mandarin 3
gottoman 3
taliapharaoh 3
Michael V 3
scipio1zama 3
mk20336 3
g1ul10 3
stormwalker 3
azzy 3
Carthage 3
spleen1980 3
Polonus100 3
soul1st  2
TTK 2
Mark-McG 2
DigitalDick 1.5
LeonardoAngelo 1.5
Viridovilas 1
Gileforn 1
Marco 1
EZPickins 0
Gonzo 0
PCScipio42 0
RiverWanderer 0
Stanislav27 0
Lemming100 0
Tomek 0
Andygor 0
toganalper 0
Cavie 0
kfan 0

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Mark-McG replied the topic: #3288 2 months 22 hours ago
Game 1
Player 1 - Marco (Carthage) : 6 banners
Player 2 - Mark McG (Romans) : 4 banners

A 2 hour game, with the Carthaginians chasing the Romans off the centre hill, and slowly compressing the Romans in a deadly squeeze.

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Game 2
Player 1 - Mark McG (Carthage) : 6 banners
Player 2 - Marco (Romans): 3 banners

A day of good cards and bad dice for the Romans, and improving cards and good dice for Carthage. A remarkable performance by a Carthage Warrior unit, taking down the Roman Medium and Heavy infantry as the Romans fumbled their weapons. Carthage was up 4-1 at one point, but the losses on the Right trying to push into the hill made it tricky for the Carthaginians to bring home the win for 2 points.

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Michael V replied the topic: #3287 2 months 23 hours ago
Game 1
Player 1 - Michael V (Carthage) : 6 banners
Player 2 - PCScipio42 (Romans) : 2 banners

Game 2
Player 1 - PCScipio (Carthage) : 5 banners
Player 2 - Michael V (Romans): 6 banners

Apologies for the last minute posting - 2 dramatic games, the last in particular, files hopefully attached
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soul1st replied the topic: #3281 2 months 2 days ago
Game1
Viridovilas (Carthage) 2
Soul1st (Rome) 6

Most part of the battle was each army trying to position in the best possible way and meanwhile performing ranged attacks. Eventually the Romans where able to force a breaktrough on their right with a heavy unit, medium unit, an auxilliary and a light unit. This was possible because of the speed the Romans got with two double time cards. Carthage launched a counterattack with their warriors. Luck was at this point on the Roman side and they managed to win the battle.

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soul1st replied the topic: #3280 2 months 2 days ago
Game1
Viridovilas (Carthage) 2
Soul1st (Rome) 6

Most part of the battle was each army trying to position in the best possible way and meanwhile performing ranged attacks. Eventually the Romans where able to force a breaktrough on their right with a heavy unit, medium unit, an auxilliary and a light unit. This was possible because of the speed the Romans got with two double time cards. Carthage launched a counterattack with their warriors. Luck was at this point on the Roman side and they managed to win the battle.
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LeonardoAngelo replied the topic: #3279 2 months 3 days ago
Hi!
1 game
DigitalDick (Cartago) 6 - LeonardoAngelo 4 (Rome)

2 game
DigitalDick (Rome) 4 - LeonardoAngelo 6 (Cartago)
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Viridovilas replied the topic: #3275 2 months 5 days ago
Game1
Soul1st (Carthage) 5
Viridovilas (Rome) 6

Carthaginians started attacking on their left flank, trying to take the hill on that side, but a few lucky rolls from the Roman repulsed the two Hasdrubal army. The Punic Generals didn’t give up and with a brilliant cavalry manoeuvre put the Gneus Scipio army in a bad situation. Again a few lucky rolls made the day for the Romans, that even wounded Hasdrubal Barca after defeating the heavy infantry he was in command.

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gottoman replied the topic: #3274 2 months 5 days ago
Game 1
Greg O (Rome) 6 banners
EZ (Carthage) 2 Banners

Game 2
Greg O (Carthage) 6 Banners
EZ (Rome) 5 Banners

Sorry for the delay in posting, has been a busy week and will not give a blow by blow, just the result. Files are available for those interested in the blow by blow.
Lemming100 replied the topic: #3273 2 months 6 days ago
Game 1
Player 1 der-mandarin (roman) 6
Player 2 lemming100 (carth) 4

The central hill was a bloodbath with both sides pouring units in and few without missing blocks. Three line commands in the first few plays concentrated the troops on the hill which became a killing ground for all the units lost. A first strike from the Romans turned the tide and then they mopped up weakened units.

Game 2
Player 1 lemming100 (roman) 2
Player 2 der-mandarin (carth) 6

The Romans tried to fight the battle in the pass on their right flank rather than taking to the hills. This turned out to be bad move, although they did claim a leader scalp on a BB2. The Carthaginians were too strong and forced some weak units onto the back line and wiped them out.

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spleen1980 replied the topic: #3272 2 months 6 days ago
Game 1

Player 1 Cavie(Carthago): # 5

Player 2 spleen1980 (Rome): #6

I had a very good starting hand with Rally, Counter Attack and Double Time. I decided to play aggressively on the left side: I used the Double Time to move quickly the three inf in the middle (1 hvy, 2 med + leader) to form a continuous line with the light infantry (center and left). Since I had the Rally card I bet that my infantry could sustain the fight against Dan. After a little maneuvering the fight was brutal and concentrated only in the left Roman side. Dan reacted using a lot of good cards: Double Time, Line Command, 2 Cavalry Charges.
The fight was bloody for both sides, Dan was always 1 victory banner ahead of me, I inflicted damage with more with battle backs than with my active commands. Both armies and formations were shaken and disordered, but the best Carthaginians units in the roman left flank were mostly out of the battlefield. On my side: the two med inf were dead, I was left only with light infantry (no aux!), but Scipio and its heavy infantry were still alive. Dan tries to take out a lone light infantry using the cavalry and a warriors: the dice were not on his side, my battle backs were harmless, but now the carthaginian units were overextended and in reach of my light and heavy infantry. After a few fights, Mago died and I took the last winning banner with ranged fire against the carthaginian light cavalry.


Game 2

Player 1 Cavie (Rome): #2

Player 2 spleen1980 (Carthago): #6

I think this game was less interesting the the first. Dan had very bad cards as the Roman player: 2 Cavalry Charge and 1 Order Mounted. He played them pretty soon to build a decent hand. Meanwhile I had time to advance with my center and left forces, taking advantage of the central group of hills, which are perfect for the auxilia infantry. Dan was very very cautious, he was in a very good position to use ranged fire again and again. I used a double time card to hit the roman center with warriors + 2 aux. I took 2 banners and inflicted serious damage to the roman heavy infantry but Hasdrubal and is warriors have 1 block left and retreat on the hills. Then Dan attacked with bravely with his heavy and med in to capture Hasdrubal, but the hills and a lot of luck on my side helped me to survive and fight back. When Scipio died, the fight was downhill for my carthaginians.

Many thanks to Dan for playing.

PLease, pardon my grammar errors, spelling errors and weird phrasing: English is not my mother tongue.

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mk20336 replied the topic: #3265 2 months 1 week ago
Round 1: AC22 Ilorca (211 BC)

mk20336 (Carthaginian): 6 banners
RoverWanderer (Roman): 3 banners


The first battle was a constant pressure from Carthaginian side - quickly taken over hills in the center, and then probe attacks whenever possible. The game ended in decisive but not crushing Punic victory.

RoverWanderer (Carthaginian): 3 banners
mk20336 (Roman): 6 banners


Another long game, which we had to split into two sessions. Carthage was well planning its attack and depleting Romans significantly (when we stopped first log, I lost 20 blocks while Mark only 10). However, my Romans managed to get high ground of central hills which proved to be decisive at the end of the game.

Many thanks to Mark for playing!

We had a pause in our second game, thus two logs:

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g1ul10 replied the topic: #3264 2 months 1 week ago
Round 1: AC22 Ilorca (211 BC)

Game 1:
Giulio (Carthaginian): 6 banners
Stanislav27 (Roman): 2 banners

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Game 2:
Stanislav27 (Carthaginian): 3 banners
Giulio (Roman): 6 banners

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Both games were about the control of the central hill, and in both games, I managed to take it first. Which gave me a big advantage in the ensuing confrontation, as the scores well represent. Stanislav played competently. He also reminded me about Ancient rules that I tend to forget after having played Medieval extensively ( If it were not for Stanislav, my aux would have attacked with only two dice on several occasions). But the hill advantage and a good hand of cards really gave me an advantage difficult to overcome. It was the first time I played with Stanislav and I really enjoyed it.

I take this occasion to restate something that I said on another forum on this website. In the second game, we had a guest (observer) that was interacting with the interface, pushing various buttons. Probably it is the coronavirus effect, but I see a lot of people online, new to VASSAL and curious about it. Consider that in general, they do not know that their interaction with the interface is propagated to players. This is understandable because this is NOT the usual behavior of a game interface. They do not want to annoy you, they just want to explore. My experience is that it is sufficient to tell them that their activities are seen to have them stop, apologize and remain quiet. If you feel so inclined, you can also send them a private message offering a tutorial or the possibility to play the game with you later. The presence of new curious people is a good thing. It should be taken as an opportunity to expand our community, not an assault to our privacy! And honestly, there is nothing they can do that cannot be undone with the magick clock button in the upper left corner.
scipio1zama replied the topic: #3262 2 months 1 week ago
log File for game 2
scipio1zama replied the topic: #3261 2 months 1 week ago
Ilorca OT2020 Game 2

Mike Stanley (scipio1zama) played the Carthaginians – won - 6 banners

Togan Alper played the Romans – 2 banners

After a lot of initial maneuvering and spear throwing, the Romans had removed 4 Carthaginian blocks while losing none themselves. Then in the center hills two Carth. Aux went after a Roman LB which could not evade but they didn’t succeed in eliminating it. The Aux were attacked in turn by Roman HI & MI which damaged both Aux but received damage in return. Then Hansdrubal Gisco swooped down with his Warrior and eliminated both the HI and the MI, chasing Scipio back to a 1-block LB, which was soon eliminated along with poor Scipio. A Carth. Aux also bit the dust.

Then both sides’ forces on the Roman right collided, with a Carth. MI lost, but not before taking 3 blocks from the Roman HI with a timely First Strike. This final battle saw the demise of the Roman HI and an Aux for the final 2 banners.

Togan noted that this played more like a typical Ancients game than our first match (and took about ¾ hour less time.) I was fortunate to always have a card I could use.
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stormwalker replied the topic: #3258 2 months 1 week ago
Round 1: AC22 Ilorca (211 BC)

Tomek (Carthaginian): 5 banners
stormwalker (Roman): 6 banners

The first battle was fought mostly between the light units in the middle section with both sides scoring banner for banner. The final score was settled with a decisive Roman attack on the right wing.

stormwalker (Carthaginian): 6 banners
Tomek (Roman): 1 banner

In the second battle a sequence of good cards allowed the Carthaginian army to close quickly on the Roman units. The Romans tried fighting back with a Double Time attack but in this battle luck was not on their side.

Many thanks to Tomek for playing!

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toganalper replied the topic: #3257 2 months 2 weeks ago
Unfortunately we had several disconnects during our game so my logfile is also quite partial but regardless here it is

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scipio1zama replied the topic: #3254 2 months 2 weeks ago
Ilorca OT2020

Mike Stanley (scipio1zama) played the Romans – won 6 banners, lost 25 blocks

Togan Alper played the Carthaginians – won 5 banners, lost 32 blocks

Hills and broken ground make for weakened attacks and a longer game, but we sure had fun. Most of the battles took place in the center, swirling around those hills and broken ground. I lost 5 of my 6 Roman units in the center, while he lost both Warriors and an Auxilia – and 2 LC from his right, but not before they took out my 1-block HI and MI, damaged in the earlier battles. His third LC was badly damaged, and withdrew to the rear rank, and the fighting switched over to the Roman right. After an exchange of pila, our HI and MI advanced to meet, and I was able to get 3 hits on a Carthaginian HI, but couldn’t take him out. Facing 2 HI with a leader, I thought I was in trouble. Unfortunately for Togan, the end saw the Carthaginians with two Right Flank cards, two Medium Infantry cards and a Mounted Charge – none of which were helpful. I was able to eliminate the damaged HI for the 6th banner in a close-fought, tense and exciting game.

Vassal hiccupped part way through the game, and unbeknown to me, My LogFile stopped running when I re-synched.
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Andygor replied the topic: #3251 2 months 2 weeks ago
Game1
Andygor (Carthage) 2
azzy (Rome) 6
Game 2
Andygor (Rome) 4
azzy (Carthage) 6
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taliapharaoh replied the topic: #3245 2 months 3 weeks ago
Game 1

Gonzo (Roman): 5

Travis (Carthage): 6

Gonzo did a great job keeping me off balance with his lights, and was ready to win the game when I was able to stave off sure defeat with a timely FS card. A game of maneuver and ranged attacks by both sides. He made me pay for leaving some exposed units alone, and played his 4-card hand expertly.

(problems with synching in this game messed up logfile...is only partial.)

Game 2

Gonzo (Carthage): 5

taliapharaoh (Roman): 6

Gonzo began the game smoking two units on the Roman right from long range, and it looked like this one would be an easy 6-0 victory for the Carthaginians. Fortunately, the Carthage melee dice failed Gonzo a number of times, and despite perfectly laid plans, the Romans were able to first counter-punch in the center, and then miraculously draw a Clash of Shields card when needed. The resulting carnage tipped the scales in favor of the Romans after two full strength Ws failed to pierce the Roman line of lights and Aux due to the dice. Even still, the Carthaginians were one hit away from victory, but did not get it, and the final cavalry unit was surrounded and eliminated for the final banner.

Two exhausting games, but both very even and fun. Both games decided by a single banner, and the blocks lost ended up dead even after the two matches.
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TTK replied the topic: #3239 3 months 3 days ago
Game 1

Player 1 TTK (Carf): # 4

Player 2 Gileforn (Rome): # 6

So maneuvring


Game 2

Player 1 TTK (Rome): # 6

Player 2 Gileforn (Rome): # 2

So maneuvring too
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #3238 3 months 3 days ago
VASSAL Game file

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Gileforn replied the topic: #3237 3 months 3 days ago
Where can we find a map? I think there is no this kind of map in this version of the module.

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