OT2020 Round 1

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #6602 by Mark-McG
Replied by Mark-McG on topic OT2020 Round 1
I'm into guessing territory here, but I think you have another (earlier) fan extension already

either delete that file from the extensions folder, or expand the tree in the VASSAL Library and deactivate that extension and see how it goes.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #6603 by sduke12
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I deleted my original CCN and reloaded, then added your fan file. interesting how one fan scenario conflicts with another. I think we're good to go now, thanks.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #6606 by Rand
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Game 1

Nekengren – French – 8 Banners – 35 Austrian Blocks Destroyed

Rand - Austrian – 1 Banner – 17 French Blocks Destroyed

The French start with some repositioning and slight movement in the center. Elements of the French calvary deploy in the mud of the battlefield, and the damp weather begins to affect the Austrian artillery, as they misfire for the first of many times at the approaching French.

Supply issues force an Austrian Line to flee from one of the villages, but their place is quickly taken by a Grenadier unit force marching to fill the gap. The French advance is hindered by continually drawing Probe cards with Tactic cards hard to come by, though the aggressiveness of the French Right wing pins the Austrians in place along a hill line.

The Austrians have slight luck by enforcing some of their units with Unit Leader Reform, one a Line unit trapped in Battalion Mass by encroaching French calvary. Two Grenzer units, hampered by their lack of mettle in melee are smashed aside despite forming square. Two different Austrian generals, Mesko and Lederer, try to shore up the faltering Austrian Left flank, but their units are destroyed, and they are both forced to flee. Lederer had led an ill-fated attempt leading a Cuirassier group to try to hold back the French but they are quickly overrun.

In the center, the French are able to gain a strong foothold on a plateau despite the Austrian artillery catching them in a crossfire with a Bombard Card. Little to no damage is done on 11 dice. Damp gun powder starts to affect the Austrian morale…

In a counterattack, a French Line vaporizes an Austrian Light Infantry trying to help a Line unit pinned down by the French Lancers. The Austrian Left Flank collapses completely and combined with the destruction of a number of units in the center, the French score the winning banner. The French handily outmaneuver the Austrians in the field, while the Austrians can only hold their heads high that no French troops were ever able to hold any of the villages.

A rather crushing defeat for the Austrians as they are smashed 8 banners to 1 by the French, though technically no French units were destroyed. A thank you to Nekengren for showing me some rules I missed and his patience in showing me the ropes in my first game in a Vassal Napoleonics Tournament. I enjoyed the banter and I look forward to our second game, hopefully I can make a better showing!

- Rand.
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1 month 1 week ago #6621 by Mark-McG
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has anyone not hearrd from their opponent?
Please contact me ASAP if you have not arranged a date for matches yet.

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1 month 1 week ago #6622 by Mark-McG
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has anyone not hearrd from their opponent?
Please contact me ASAP if you have not arranged a date for matches yet.

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1 month 1 week ago #6626 by Rand
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Game 2 Ekengren vs. Rand

Austrians - Ekengren – 8 banners
French - Rand – 1 banner (No villages occupied)


The French move first, advancing on the Left flank towards one of the village objectives, though French artillery are cut down on the plateau after a tentative advance. A tactical withdraw and reshuffling of their line by the Austrians allows them to pounce on a second French artillery unit that is smashed apart (also heavily damaging a horse artillery unit) in a cavalry charge. A counter charge by the French traps an Austrian Light Calvary and destroys it. However, four French cavalry units are overextended and in a Leadership +1 die attack, led by Mesko and Lederer, a French Heavy Calvary and it’s leader, Latour-Maubourg, are killed. The French right wing starts to crack, though they attempt an assault in return, the Austrians bat it away, giving the French a bloody nose for their efforts. Despite a Grenzer Light Infantry in square, the Austrians still have strong cards, playing a Command Any Section. Through a combined arms attack and skillful handling of Tactic cards, the French right collapses in the Austrian counterattack. Paris weeps.


8 blocks lost for Austrians, one leader (Latour-Maubourg) + 24 blocks lost for French with no villages captured.

Thanks again to Ekengren for the games, learned a lot with some discussion on strategy and tactics. I wish him well in the rest of the tournament and appreciate his time and gamesmanship.

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #6633 by jaboskov
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Game 2
Player 2 (French): jaboskov - 8 banners
Player 1 (Allies): scipio1zama - 5 banners

Action began in earnest on French left with Austria advancing into a defensive line and the French attempting to weaken their position in and around Weissenwolf. After attacks and counterattacks, units on both sides were left depleted, but with the board largely unchanged. The battle then bleed over to the center. The Austrians inflicted heavily casualties as the French aggressively advanced into the town. In an attempt to relieve the pressure, the French assaulted the right flank. The Austrian cavalry vigorously attacked in return, advancing deep into the French lines. A French cavalry charge eliminated these advanced units. This good luck was rewarded with a successful French attack on the Austrian center, just outside the town. Sensing weakness on the French right, the Austrians continued to attack hard, but the French reply proved decisive. Banners: 8 (FR), 5 (AUS). Casualties: 39 (FR), 45 (AUS) - with no replacements for either side. Very grateful for the game with a skilled, patient, and kind person.

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1 month 1 week ago #6640 by RiverWanderer
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Game 1
Grecian Formula (French) # 5
RiverWanderer (Allies) # 8

The French opened with a cavalry assault against the Austrian Left. Austrians stalled for time until their Light Infantry Force Marched to cut off and annihilate some over-extended French Cuirassiers. Still the French cavalry came on but now the Austrian Cuirassiers could be brought to bear and were able see off the threat once and for all. Meanwhile, Austrians attacked in the centre, provoking a French response in force. Here the battle was more even, but earlier cavalry losses put the French under time pressure. The French tried to prolong the battle with a Light Infantry Skirmish taking the central town hex in the heart of the Austrian line; consequently, this noble effort was doomed, as the occupying force was weak and soon overwhelmed. A final French attack failed to gain the banner it might have and victory came to the Austrians in a battle-back.



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1 month 1 week ago #6641 by Gonzo
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Game 1
Gonzo (Fench) 8 banners 37 blocks killed
Charlescab (Austrian) 2 banners 26 blocks killed
Some art traded shots for awhile. Austrians push onto plateau but take losses from range fire and pull back. French Cav manuever on right then Cav Charge. Although had some uneven luck, able to sq two non LN Austrians which greatly hampered his hand. Able to surround and kill unit and leader and HA kill a square until serious losses Grand Mauevered the damaged units back to the French line. French advance on Left against battered Austrian inf captured the town and eliminated enough for the win. Thanks to Charles for good game.

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1 month 6 days ago #6646 by scipio1zama
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Game 1
scipio1zama – French – 8 banners
jaboskov – Allies - 5 banners

I won the first game as the French, 8-5, and it was closer than it seems. (He lost 46 blocks and I lost 32.) I started with an attack on his left flank (with Assault Right Flank, Leadership Right and Leadership Any Section cards), but did not make the headway I thought I would. I eliminated his LC, GRZ and HA, but it cost me an LC, HC and later a LI on that flank, PLUS considerable damage to my other cavalry. I did play a rally card and rolled 4 yellow horses, getting two of my cavalry units back up to full strength and a third just one block short – great roll, just what I needed. I eventually had four of his Infantry in Battalion Mass or Square, but he came back when my right flank cards ran out and managed to get three of them out of hock. Meanwhile, he whittled my cavalry back down to 2- or 1-block units.
My cards were flat for a few turns, and I lost a LT, while he lost a CU in a battle back. Then a succession of Force March, Bayonet Charge and another Force March allowed my LI on the rear ranks to get into the action, and the French melee vs infantry advantage started paying off. I eliminated 4 of his LN in short order for the win. At one point, I took the village in the center, negating his victory banner for my having none of the villages, but he took that one back. On my last turn, I took the village on the left of the board, removing his Austrian banner once again. Good game, good opponent, good fun.
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