OT2020 Round 3

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3 weeks 2 days ago #6741 by Mark-McG
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Open Tournament 2020 Round 3
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OT2020 Round 3

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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #6742 by Mark-McG
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To avoid the inevitable questions, here is the VASSAL game save file

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2 weeks 6 days ago #6744 by toganalper
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Round 3

Game 1
ToganAlper (Allies) 7 Banners
Nekegren (French) 4 Banners


Game 2
Togan Alper (French) 7 Banners
Nekegren ( Allies) 3 Banners


Game 1

Unfortunately we both forgot to start a logfile until the end of the game. We were chatting about bunch of stuff and we never got around starting the logfile :((

The French tried to attack on their right flank. The Allies realizing that they are very weak on that side tried to pull the French attention to their left flank. Most of the struggle took place on the French left flank The Allies moved forward and backward couple of times just keeping the French busy on that side and alluring them to come closer. Finally the Allies attacked first on the French left then on the center left and got enough of the units to finish the game before even getting the 3 VP from the town.

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Game 2
The Second game

French decided to move swiftly on their right Flank and Attack the weak Russian flank. Thanks to the rolls and good combo of cards After couple of turns the Russians caved in with 3 units lost and the last remaining 1 unit Russian lt on the left flank managed to run to Amstatten for cover.

The French then started to prepare for an attack initiated by their left flank cav group. As they were preparing the Allies attacked forward with an Cavalry attack. The Attack was a near disappointment, due to very bad dice luck and French counteracted with their Cavalry attack in response. That reactive Cav charge damages the already broken Austrian cav and repelled the attack. The Russian artillery got also killed during the action. At this point the Austrian attacks to repell the French were mostly under-powered and the final banner came from the Allies CU. It was a fast struggle that lasted one hour.

Thanks to Neil for being such a great sport despite the bad dice luck and card draw luck.

Both times we never got around to gain 3 vp from the Amsteten


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2 weeks 3 days ago - 2 weeks 3 days ago #6747 by Mark-McG
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Game 1
Mark McG (Allies): 7
Justin (French): 1

Play virtually never left the Allied right flank, aside from a brave French artillery advance on the Left that was dealt with severely.

Hard to judge the merits of this scenario off this play, not only did I dice Justin quite a lot, he diced himself as well. French couldn't hit, Allies couldn't miss.
The reinforcement star never moved.

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1 week 3 days ago #6765 by scipio1zama
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Amstetten – game 1

Player 1 – scipio1zama – French – 7 Banners

Player 2 – EZPickens – Allies - 3 banners

The majority of the fighting took place in the center, with the Allies getting first blood taking out a French Grenadier AND the leader Laplanche. But a French Cavalry Charge put three allied units into square (2) and Battalion Mass (1), all of which were later eliminated. Further center fighting cost each side a Grenadier, while an ambitious thrust by an Austrian Cavalry unit left it vulnerable to encirclement and destruction. General Bagration then led a desperate combined arms attack on a French Cavalry unit but lost his life in that endeavor.

Throughout the game the French Field Artillery fired away at the Allied LT and LN units on that (French right) flank, and eventually reduced three of then to 1-block units. The coup-de-gras came on the last turn when a French LT on that flank used ranged fire to eliminate a 1-block Russian LN for banner #7.

What about the Russian reinforcements? Three Allied Scout Card plays almost got them to Amstetten – but The French never played the Scout card that he drew in the initial deal – nor the second Scout card he drew right after his first turn. Nonetheless, I was fortunate to always have a card I could play to purpose, plus my die rolling was above average, while that of my gallant opponent was not.

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1 week 3 days ago #6766 by scipio1zama
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1 week 1 day ago #6769 by gottoman
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Game 1
Greg O (Allies) 7 Banners
Andras Kopcsik (French) 4 Banners

The battle began with both sides moving into position, closing the gaps and establishing a line across the battlefield. A French bombard eliminated one of the precious Russian Grenadiers. The Allies responded with a Bayonet Charge causing a casualty but the French responded with a Forced March, pushing back the Allies but not eliminating a unit. The allies took advantage of the separation with a Fire and Hold whish eliminated a Grenadier and took another down to 1 block. The French played two leader unit reforms on two units but failed to recover any blocks. The French pushed on the left and lost another Gren in a battle back although the Allied right was in bad shape, and a Gran Man. refused that flank, getting some weak units out of danger. The French launched into the Allied HA and Austrian GRZ in melee but took them both to 1 block but they survived. The Allies struck back in the center with the CU, HA, and a LC, eliminating a French LC, leaving the CU exposed, who was then surrounded. The CU survived the first round of attacks, but not the second which also took another Allied GRZ down to 1 block. The Allies rallied both 1 block GRZ's who fell back and fired a volley that almost eliminated the French Grens. The Allies were able to eliminate two French Grens that were down to a single block to seal the victory.
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1 week 1 day ago #6770 by g1ul10
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From the scenario special rule:

Bagration is a Leader of Honor

What does it imply?

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1 week 15 hours ago #6774 by Mark-McG
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at this stage (pre-Expansion 7), the only think we know about Leaders of Honor is they have a bonus affect on "Take Command" cards increasing the number of units activated

www.commandsandcolors.net/napoleonics/th...37-take-command.html

so that is the only implication for the tournament.

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3 days 20 hours ago #6785 by scipio1zama
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Amstetten – game 2

Player 1 – scipio1zama – Allies – 7 Banners

Player 2 – EZPickens – French - 2 banners

Both sides began the game with two Scout cards in hand, and the French soon drew a third – a very bad start for them, and a very good start for the Allies. Initial turns saw maneuvering and artillery fire – the first 6 French shots of counter-battery fire missed, while the Allies got 6 hits with their first 7 artillery shots, damaging three French infantry units (all three of which, though hors de combat, nonetheless survived the battle.)

Things started happening when the Allies drew two Cavalry Charge cards in a row. I moved Cav & HA units forward. John reacted by attacking with two of his Cav units first, doing some damage. The first Allied Cav Charge saw the Austrian LC eliminate a French LC and reduce the other one to 1 block, while the CU unit attacking the French HA ran into cannister fire, then completely blew the roll. The French were forced to play a Scout card, moving the Russian reinforcements within 1 hex of Amstetten, but enabling the French LN to eliminate the CU. The second Allied Cav Charge followed. This time it was the Austrian LC that blew the dice roll against the seemingly indestructible French HA, losing 2 blocks in return. The Russian LC did put the French LN into square, compounding the French card problems.

Things then went downhill quickly for the French John had to play another Scout card, and the Russian reinforcements arrived in Amstetten, giving me the three additional banners. I played a Forward card and was finally able to eliminate the 1-block French LC (and drive leader Fauconnet from the board) and also eliminate the LN that was in square. Finally, an Allied Force March in the center moved up two Austrian GRZ and two Russian GR that did some damage. The French were able to eliminate one of the GRZ and chase leader Nostitz back to Castle “Edla”, but the Russian GR eliminated the French LN for banner #7 and the win.

The Russian reinforcement “thumb on the scale” seemed a heavy presence, although it was perhaps unusual that so many Scout cards showed up so early in both of our games. John took it with good humor throughout – it is always a pleasure to join him on the battlefield.

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