ancients  battlecry  napoleonics  samuraibattles  thegreatwar   tricorne  medieval Support Us

Open Tournament 2017 Round 3

More
3 months 1 week ago #4995 by Mark-McG
Mark-McG created the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
...

Open Tournament 2017 Round 3

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
[img]

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago #4996 by Mark-McG
Mark-McG replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
Game 1
Austrian (Mark McG):1
French (plainscape): 6

French Bayonet charged straight into Obersanding. Austrians came forwards on their left, and managed to take their sole banner here before being destroyed. French then annihilated the Austrian right flank as it attempted to take back the village. Game time, 40 minutes.

File Attachment:

File Name: OT2017R3G1.vlog
File Size:50 KB

Game 2
Austrian (plainscape): 0
French (Mark McG): 6

French started with 5 Centre cards (of 5), and ergo attacked up the centre. French Light infantry ate up the Grenzers and an Austrian infantry on the Right.
By this stage I had the cards to respond to the Austrians taking Obersanding and booted them out, knocking off 2 Line in the doing. Austrians responded in the centre, and had a close call with the front most French Light before snatching the final banner on the Left.

File Attachment:

File Name: OT2017R3G2.vlog
File Size:61 KB

Not sure why this scenario has such a close balance rating, because the French seem quite capable here.

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
[img]
Attachments:
Last Edit: 3 months 5 days ago by Mark-McG.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • proyce
  • proyce's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Boarder
  • Junior Boarder
  • Long time war gamer. Started with all the old Avalon Hill games back in the 60's.
More
2 months 4 weeks ago #4999 by proyce
proyce replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
Hi Mark, I wonder if the scenario is more even using the original 70 card deck and no tactician cards - I know that is the setup I was using when I played it. Two extra tac cards can make a difference. I don't know how many games were played and results posted using which card set up.

- Phil

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 4 weeks ago #5000 by Mark-McG
Mark-McG replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
it is possible, but I don't recall any Tactician card play that made a significant difference, except possibly in the first game with the Austrians using Inspired Leadership to get the only Austrian banner.

But once the other results roll in, the picture may change

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
[img]

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 3 weeks ago #5002 by sansmerci
sansmerci replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
310 Eggmuhl 21 April 1809
Sansmerci 6 banners
Mantra 4 Banners

The French had great tactics cards First Strike, Infantry Combat First, and Canister which Chris used them effectively and probably would have won if some of his rolls where better. The action was mainly in the center and back and forth with the banner count at 4 each. The Austrians killed a two block LN in melee and then got a great four hit roll on four dice to end the match. The French would have won on the next turn for sure. Thanks to Chris for a nail biter we have a second game to play next week.

File Attachment:

File Name: OT17G1.vlog
File Size:79 KB
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 3 weeks ago #5015 by EZPickins
EZPickins replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
310 Eggmuhl Day 1
Game 1
EZPickins (Fr) 6 banners
Proyce (Aus) 0 banners

Game 2
EZPickins (Aus) 6 banners
Proyce (Fr) 3 banners

Both games saw the majority of the action around Obersanding. The dice and tactical cards favored me and allowed me to win although I think Phil was the better player. His sound tactics were foiled by poor shooting on many occasions. He was very patient as well with Vassal disconnect problems the entire time. I hope to play him again under better conditions.

File Attachment:

File Name: JohnvPhil1...-28.vlog
File Size:74 KB

File Attachment:

File Name: JohnvPhil2...-28.vlog
File Size:102 KB
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • proyce
  • proyce's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Boarder
  • Junior Boarder
  • Long time war gamer. Started with all the old Avalon Hill games back in the 60's.
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #5016 by proyce
proyce replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
Thanks for the kind words John. I don't know abut the better player part - I thought you did great. Disconnect problems with Vassal have plagued me from time to time. I talked to a computer guy about it and he said that when dealing with peer-to-peer play on the internet, things such as firewalls, security software, etc can cause problems. I am getting a new computer, should arrive on December 12. I am hoping that will take care of most if not all of the Vassal issues.
It was quite fun playing against you, in spite of the technical issues. I have issued an order to all my troops to go through their ammunition and make sure it is clean and the powder is dry, as their shooting was abysmal. It is either that, or you have gone back in time and issued Kevlar vests to all of your troops.
This scenario appears to favor the French, although there have been a couple of Austrian wins in this tournament.
The following user(s) said Thank You: EZPickins

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 2 weeks ago #5019 by sansmerci
sansmerci replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
Eggmuhl 21 April 1808
Sansmerci French 6 Banners
Mantra Allies 0 Banners

This scenario is a tough one for the Austrians with only 4 command cards. For the most part the Austrians could only react to the French as they peppered the end units causing block loses and retreats. A French Force March killed the last two to end it. Thanks again to Chris for setting up the matches we had a 14 hour time difference.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #5024 by Bangla
Bangla replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
310 Eggmuhl Day 1
Game 1
Bangla (Fr) 6 banners
christhibault (Aus) 2 banners

Game 2
christhibault (Fr) 6 banners
Bangla (Aus) 3 banners

In both games the decisive action centred around Obersanding. Game #1 was a more patient build-up, until the French took the town using Sappers, and then fought off the Austrian cavalry in that sector before winning the game by stealth in the centre. The game took the best part of 2 hours.
In game #2, after the Austrians played a Forced March card to move troops in the centre, the French counter-attacked and used it to blast their way past Obersanding on their left, wiping out two Austrian units in the process. From then on it became a battle to see if the Austrians could somehow squeeze out three banners and so win the aggregate point. They did, just, before the inevitable happened with their units fleeing off the board in their right rear. Game #2 lasted only 50 minutes!
Both games were played in great spirit between Chris and myself, and I really enjoyed the Sunday afternoon's gaming, even if he was rather brutal in the second game :)

Logfiles attached.
Attachments:
Last Edit: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Bangla.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 months 1 week ago #5025 by Mark-McG
Mark-McG replied the topic: Open Tournament 2017 Round 3
seem a few matches short, and the deadline is imminent. Anyone sitting on results?

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
[img]

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.390 seconds

Forum Statistics

  • Total Users:601
  • Latest Member:Bob
  • Total Posts:5094
  • Total Topics:582
  • Total Sections:2
  • Total Categories:14
  • Today Open:0
  • Yesterday Open:0
  • Today Answer:0
  • Yesterday Answer:2

Top Posters

Top Posters Posts
Bayernkini 1055
Mark-McG 640
Tarheel 257
Achtung-Panzer 171
TheMP 163

Top Thanks

Top Thanks Thanks
Bayernkini 294
Mark-McG 55
Grambo589 14
Tarheel 13
Grondeaux 13

Random Quote

It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished. ~Napoleon