OT 2018 Round 3

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2 years 2 days ago #5575 by mantra
Replied by mantra on topic OT 2018 Round 3
Yes, sorry have been battling a cold last week
Game 2
Greg O (French) 4
Chris (Allies) 7

The battle started much like the first one with the Spanish able to push back the early French advance. Not to be outdone, the French regrouped on the hill with both FAs blasting away. The Brit GG got lucky here and one shotted one of them off the hill with ranged fire. The French swung back and took revenge on the GG and softened a few others. The battle was getting tight. The Brits had a number of units on the R hill but no cards to move them. They had to draw the French away with their centre cards. The French push away on the hill, with each side taking hits. Finally the Brits were able to push back the French in the centre and take command of the hill at the same time. The French had no cards to counter the Brit control of the and lost the final VP. Fun battle to the end.

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2 years 1 day ago - 2 years 1 day ago #5576 by Kandras78
Replied by Kandras78 on topic OT 2018 Round 3
Just to reinforce Cavie's candid reports.

1st game
After repelling the early French attempts on both flank, the Brits had local numerical and situational advantage. A failed attempt to finish battle early by forcing melee on the left flank prooved to be a fatal error by the Reds. Also marching two units into the effective range of the French artillery in the mid was another mistake. All this gave the opportunity for the tactical and disciplined French to turn the tide.

2nd game
Very tense and tactical game. After a couple of turns maneuvering both sides were able to develop their lines in good order. French were able to bring a solid mass of infantry up to the hills, while the Brits had a good forward position on their left.
French advance gained momentum on the hills, but was contained on the other side. The charge of the Heavy Cavalry in the Center was stopped by a deadly effective First Strike from the British Artillery, slaining Gen. Ruffin as well. The counterattack of the Royal Guard Grenadiers had shaken the French Left, but just before the complete collapse, the French Grenadiers led by Gen. Leval managed to run down the Portuguese Line forced into square by the cavalary earlier in the Center.

Excellent play from Dan. Nice examples of flexible defence followed by cunning and devestating counterattacks. The second battle could have gone easily the other way.
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #5577 by EZPickins
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Game 2
CaptTonio 3 (French)
EZPickins 7 (Allies)

The Allies got off to a great start when I played La Grande Manoeuver as my first card and was able to send the Brits to the ridge to bolster the Spaniards. From the start luck was on my side in that I got the better rolls and had a card for this flank on almost every turn. Anton did his best but it just wasn't his night. On top of that he had issues with vassal much of the time. He was a great opponent who deserved better.

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1 year 11 months ago #5581 by Gonzo
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Game 1
Zamba Bone (French) 7
Gonzo (Allies) 3
French range fire devastating all game, including 7/8 vs GG. French pushed forward all over board, Allies laid there like a slug, it was their only defense. The block count must have bee 3-1 in favor of French.

Game 2
Zambo Bone (Allies) 3
Gonzo (French) 7

Most of action on French right/Allied left. Allies moved far forward to set firing line, but French HC charge kiilled the Brit art and squared a unit. British range fire killed the HC and they again tried to set firing line. The French fire pushed them back and a bayonet charge on that flank sealed it.

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #5582 by scipio1zama
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Game 1
Scipio1zama – French - 7 Victory Banners
Stanislav27 - Allies - 2 Victory Banners

The French started with an Assault Center and moved up 2 LN and 2 Art, then the Allies moved up units on his left. (It turns out he started with 4 Left Flank cards.)

The French second turn was a Bayonet Charge with 4 LN – I killed one Spaniard LN, reduced 2 others to one block, and retreated the fourth. I Also took the hill for a second banner – and never relinquished it.

Now we mixed it up, back and forth. I took out one of the 1-block Spanish infantry, he moved up his GG, we fought. He took out a French LN and reduced my 2 units with leaders to one block each, but I took out one of his GG. I then used a La Grande Manoeuvre to move both of my Grenadiers onto the hill, and with one of them and some other units, I screened my two 1-block units w/leaders. Then continued fighting saw me take out the other GG and a LN, at the cost of another French LN. Finally, I got another British Line, which gave me 7 and the win. I had the perfect cards from the start, and rolled well, too.
I don't know why this is in red. Also, having trouble attaching the vlog. I'll try that again in a separate post.
Last edit: 1 year 11 months ago by scipio1zama. Reason: add logfiles

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1 year 11 months ago #5583 by scipio1zama
Replied by scipio1zama on topic OT 2018 Round 3
OK, I'll try to attach the logfile for what I just posted.
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1 year 11 months ago #5584 by scipio1zama
Replied by scipio1zama on topic OT 2018 Round 3
Game 2
Stanislav27 – French - 7 Victory Banners
Scipio1zama - Allies - 3 Victory Banners


The French started on their left and used the LT to take 3 blocks from a Spanish LN while the Allies sought to move the Spaniards back while bringing the British onto the hills. The French continued to probe that flank, but the Allies short supplied a LN w/leader back to the French baseline. The French then shifted to their left and launched an assault that eventually took out the British RL and LT.

Considerable fighting took place on the hill but to minimal effect at first, as both armies suffered from cold dice for a time. The Allies used a Capable Tactician card to retrieve Short Supply and then used it again on the French. But the British troops couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn – 4 or 5-dice fusillades against French LN repeatedly resulted in no hits, or just one hit. On one occasion, my 6-dice roll complete whiff prompted my opponent to comment, “That has to be the worst roll of the game,” an assessment with which I sadly had to agree. Ah, well, we have all been there. (By contrast to my Brits, my two still active Spanish LN seemed able to get at least one hit whenever they fired, and eventually killed one of the French LN.)

The French came to bat with a Leadership Card and on his right used his GR to melee and get 4 Inf hits on 6 dice to eliminate my full-strength British LN (who had foolishly come out of hiding the previous turn and whiffed HIS roll.) My left flank was now completely denuded. With that same card on the hill, however, the French missed against my 1-block GG.

After more hill fighting, I killed a French GR, and it stood 3-2. But then Stan Probed the Center and eliminated a British LN and the leader Dilkes AND a GG unit all in one turn! My forced March got me one more of his LN units, taken out by a Spanish LN, but then his Left Flank attack got 2 hits on my brave Spaniards and the kill for the seventh banner. (At game’s end, after all that fighting, neither of us owned the hill.) A well-deserved, hard-fought victory for the French.
Both my opponent and I forgot to start log files until we were about 2/3 of the way through it. I'll attempt to attach it to another file, but I am having no luck so far. I click on "attach files", find the vlog file on my computer, double click on it, but it doesn't attach - ?

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1 year 11 months ago #5585 by scipio1zama
Replied by scipio1zama on topic OT 2018 Round 3
OK, one more attempt to attach the log files for these two games. If it doesn't work - sorry. Well, I can see them now, but they don't look right.

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1 year 11 months ago #5586 by scipio1zama
Replied by scipio1zama on topic OT 2018 Round 3
OK, sorry for all these entries. The vlog files did not look right in the preview - but look correct now. And I guess 1 click on each file is sufficient, not two. Anyway, there we are.

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1 year 11 months ago #5587 by CaptTonio
Replied by CaptTonio on topic OT 2018 Round 3
John, you deserved the win. You played well -- as you said, it was just not my night. Vassal was working great.....until it wasn't, but we fixed it. I'll make sure next time to reboot my machine and clear everything out of memory before I load up Vassal. Maybe that will work.

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