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OT2017 Round 3

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3 weeks 4 days ago #2041 by Mark-McG
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3 weeks 3 days ago - 3 weeks 3 days ago #2042 by g1ul10
g1ul10 replied the topic: OT2017 Round 3
Updated file with the tournament scenario compatible with module version 3.3. I strongly recommend to use the latest version of the module for the improved management of attacker/target tokens.

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P.S.: Or you can download from the Vassal page the module with all scenarios designed by Alessandro and update the scenario yourself using the "Refresh Counters" command in the Tools menu.
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2 weeks 3 days ago - 2 weeks 3 days ago #2044 by BrentS
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Round 3 - Ilorca

Game 1: BrentS (Roman) 6 - gottoman (Carthaginian) 5
Game 2: BrentS (Carthaginian) 6 - gottoman (Roman) 2

Game 1
This was a great game and could have gone either way until the very end. A shame I had a dropout and corrupted file (maybe Greg has a complete file?....edit: supplied by Greg and attached). The central hills were contested early and Carthage won out as Greg fully rallied his depleted Heavy Infantry. I was forced off, losing a unit and a leader to a 1 die leader check. 2-0 down, facing enemies on the hills above, cavalry flanking and pinning my lights and things looked grim for me.....but I was able to get the leader in from my right flank, Double Time around his cavalry and force a successful leader escape kill. At 5 banners apiece and with lots of 1 and 2 block units around, it was going to be a coin toss, and I was just lucky it fell to me. My unsupported light infantry close combated a Heavy in Broken Terrain, taking his last block with a red. Thrilling, tight game.

Game 2
This was a disappointment and Greg was hard done by here. A glitch forced me to resynch, then a turn down the track we realised that most of my left flank had been inadvertently deleted. We backed up to correct it and Greg had to redraw, apparently losing a Double Time for something less auspicious (he did get to use a Double Time later but at a less critical stage of the battle). Carthage again won the central hills but lost a leader to a 2 dice leader check. A First Strike foiled Greg's Clash of Shields, and that was probably the turning point of the battle. I was able to get another leader into the centre and attach him to a Warrior, eliminating all the Roman main line units there and forcing Greg's leader to retreat off the field. He wasn't able to get his leader from the right flank into the fray and the Warrior and cavalry mopped up the stranded lights pinned to the baseline on the Roman left.

Enjoyable couple of games (particularly the first). A nice scenario. Good job, Alessandro.

Brent.
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2 weeks 2 days ago #2045 by Mantra
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Round 3 - Game 1: Ilorca

Roma: KenW 3 Banners (32 blocks lost)
Carthage: 6 Banners (20 Blocks lost)

The battle kicked off in the central heights. Both side pushed into the hills. Carthage gained the upper hand in the exchanges with a well play first strike card and were also able to cut off Roma's retreat. In the end Rome was able to nail a few units and push Carthage off the central hills, but at a high price.

The game then turned to both flanks with lots of ranged fire slowly wearing each others flank out a block or two. Rome pushed hard their left forcing Carthage to reform there lines. Similarly, Carthage was doing the same on their left and were able eliminate Rome's heavy Inf., which forced them to turtle back on their rough and hill spaces. Finally, Carthage was able to bring their last warrior unit to the fray and create havoc on Rome's left for the final block and win.

The game was well fought by Ken, but it seemed no matter what he came up with, I always had the cards to counter his movements. The second game will be played next week. I am looking forward to it.

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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #2046 by Mark-McG
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Round 3 - Game 1: Ilorca
Stonewall (Roman): 4 Banners
Mark McG (Carthage): 6 Banners

a rough and tumble game. Carthage was slowly pressing back the Romans with a barrage of missile fire, and all looked in control until the Romans conducted a Double Time charge with the Heavy Infantry. The Carthaginian Heavy Infantry withstood the first blow, and fought back well, but fell to the 2nd attack. The Leader led infantry advanced and battled again, exchanging blows with Hasdrubal Barca. The Carthaginians were caught short here, no Left cards, but a move Mediums gave some response. The Medium Infantry attacked and brought 1 Heavy to 1 block, and the Warriors under Hasdrubal Gisco charged and took them out, followed up, but failed utterly.

Stonewall then played the next Double Time, and pretty much cleaned away my Left flank, though one spot of joy was the Carthaginian Heavy Infantry went down fighting, taking a Roman Medium infantry with them.

This left Carthage with 1 Warrior and a bunch of Light Troops, but again missile fire rescued Carthage, finishing off the 2nd Roman Heavy.
Action then switch the the Carthaginian Right with the Warrior and assorted units cutting off a Auxilliary and the Warrior did the deed this time and finished him off, snatching victory from what was starting to look like a rout.

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"I will either find a way, or make one."
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1 week 3 days ago #2047 by plainscape
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Round 3 - Ilorca

Game 1: plainscape (Roman) 6 banners, 14 blocks. - gcallari (Carthaginian) 1 banners, 19 blocks
Game 2: plainscape (Carthaginian) 6 banners, 32 blocks - gallari (Roman) 4 banners, 34 blocks

Game 1
Romans got really lucky. After some initial losses, they were able to draw the enemy into their center and over extended. With some well placed line commands, they were able to wear the enemy down.

Game 2
Very bloody engagements that shifted from section to section. The Romans right flank was repelled with minimal losses to the Carthaginians. Then as the slow moving Romans center moved forward, the Carthaginians managed to surround the leader and then later take out some stragglers for the win.
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1 week 3 days ago #2048 by Mantra
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Round 3 - Game 2: Ilorca

Carthage (KenW) 2 Banners
Rome (Mantra): 6 Banners

Much like the first match the battle kicked off in the central heights. Carthage, card after card, pushed into the central heights making a massive line. Carthage tried a lot of range fire across the board, softening up Carthage's lines. Rome's skirmishers were soundly pushed off the central heights by Carthage's savage warriors.

Rome doubled timed up the heights with their 2 Med. Inf. and Hvy. , knowingly holding both the First Strike and Clash of Shields card. In the ensuing rounds Rome was able to gain 4 banners to Carthage's 2. Carthage, with the contest lost, surrendered and withdrew from the field with honors.

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5 days 25 minutes ago - 5 days 24 minutes ago #2051 by craniumgroup
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First Game Report (craniumgroup/scipio1zama)
craniumgroup (Cathage): 6 (27 Blocks lost)
scipio1zama (Roman): 3 (31 Blocks lost)

A rough and tumble first game. Carthage held the center early and repulsed an early push. Carthage Warriors were largely ineffective on the right causing a mid-game retreat for Carthage, but a strong push into the Left with the Heavy Infantry seized the hills and collapsed the Roman right after a very bloody engagement. A lot of action with light units as both sides struggled to get the needed cards to engage effectively. A well fought battle.

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4 days 9 hours ago #2052 by Stonewall
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Illorca Game 2 - Joe Carthage 6 - Mark Romans 3

The left side of the board was minimally engaged in the battle.

The Carthaginians surged forward in the center and took the hills. Roman missile fire was doing more damage than Carthaginian, completely destroying a full-strength Carthaginian Auxilia with a Darken the Sky card. The Romans Double Timed onto the hills in the center and destroyed a second Auxilia, and threatened to take the hills. Score 2-0 Roman favor. But Carthage played a Counter Attack for a Double Time and battled back with a warrior, an auxilia and a light, and destroyed the Roman Heavy infantry and killed Gnaeus Scipio--a real blow for the Romans. Game tied at 2. The Romans played a Counter Attack for a another Double Time and trapped the Carthaginian 1-block Warrior and Gisco, but the dice totally failed them and Gisco battled back and destroyed the Medium, then next turn finished off the other Medium and reclaimed the hills. Score 4-2 Carthaginian favor.

Rome was down to 3 lights in the center and battling the Carthaginian Heavies (from the Carthaginian left flank) that were moving forward along the hills in the center and hitting them. Rome played another Double Time Card (technically 4 during the game, though only 2 of them really moved units 2 hexes), and brought the Roman right flank over for an attack on the Carthaginian line of Heavy and Medium infantry along the center hills, but the attack only damaged and did not destroy. The Carthaginian played a Leader Plus 3 card and shifted the line. The Carthaginian 1-strength Medium attacked to weaken a unit and was destroyed. Score 4-3 Carthaginian favor. Then the Carthaginian Heavies eliminated the Roman Heavy and Medium for the win, 6-3.

This was actually a very close game all the way through, with key battles turning on dice rolls and a leader loss. At the end of the game the Carthaginians had three 1-strength units and three 2-strength units on the board.

Joe

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4 days 9 hours ago #2053 by Stonewall
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