MacArthur - Master of Battle Tournament

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Postby Robjess » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:35 pm

Only if they take to the battlefield.
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Postby XXAvengedXX » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:57 pm

Hey, what date we starting the tourny?

When does the map get released?

Map looks great!
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Postby Robjess » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:17 am

Scenario is now available via the SSG/Run5 Scenario Download Page

http://www.ssg.com.au/Run5/scenarios.htm

I am in the process of issuing Tournament Setup files now.
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Postby CESteman » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:02 pm

Downloading it now. I can't wait to start :)
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Postby Robjess » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:26 pm

All Tournament files have now been issued to the Axis players.. if you are an Axis player in Round 1 and you have not received your PBEM file via email then please let me know.
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Postby pete AU » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:02 pm

Robjess wrote:For those who want to know the finer details.. all registrants were listed in an excel spreadsheet in the order that I received their emails (oh oh Manny!) and then I went through and randomly typed out the names of colours next to their names - I then resorted the order based upon the alphabetical list of those colours. That - gentlemen is how you got your opponent.
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Wow - must have been hard to think of that many colours - were they crayon names? Who was 'periwinkle'.?

On other colour related matters - the ladder seems to be black on dark green - its very hard to read, any chance of a quick fix?
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Postby taiaha » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:39 pm

Robjess wrote:For those who want to know the finer details.. all registrants were listed in an excel spreadsheet in the order that I received their emails (oh oh Manny!) and then I went through and randomly typed out the names of colours next to their names - I then resorted the order based upon the alphabetical list of those colours. That - gentlemen is how you got your opponent.



Hi Rob, if you are using excel you might save some time by using the random number generator =rand() for your future draws... :wink:


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Postby Robjess » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:47 pm

Arh.. didnt know about that.. I will look into it - thanks!
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Postby Robjess » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:28 pm

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Postby sorcerer » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:31 am

Downloaded the scenario and it looks great and everything..but, 3000VP advantage for the Axis seemed a hell of alot to turn around.

I tried a game against the AI and even though most units were destroyed Axis still had a 1000VP advantage near the end. And obviously a human player will be better than the AI and not suicidally defend the Airfield and block the coast roads of course.

So has this scenario actually been tested for balance?
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Postby pete AU » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:18 am

I havent had a chance to look at it in detail yet, but, is there a big VP jump for holding the objectives at the end of the game like in Breakout?

I'd be interested to know what approach you took sorcerer - however, such information is probably CLASSIFIED lest it spoil the tourney (Is this the case Rob?)
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Postby CESteman » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:00 am

I haven't played with the scenario yet because I want the "fog of war" feeling :) Take no prisoners!
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Postby JSS » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:50 pm

sorcerer wrote:
So has this scenario actually been tested for balance?


Yes, the Americans have an excellent chance to win. There's many options available for beach landings and for the airborne drops.

Starting turn 11, the Americans can reload amphibious transport and invade beaches again! Also, periodically the airborne troops will receive resupply airdrops.
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Postby Robjess » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:51 pm

Yeah come on guys no spoilers please! The whole point of playing a blind tournaments is that players shouldnt have played the scenario before, and therefore dont know whats going to happen.

If Tournament players do happen to load the game up and play/look at it before they play their Tournament then I think that thats in bad spirit.

Im generally speaking here and not having a shot at anyone in particular.. but please refrain from sharing too much in the early stages of Round 1.

We only get this sort of a thrill the first time we play a scenario so lets try and keep the FOW for as long as we can.

Community Service Announcement over :)
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Postby Noakesy » Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:19 pm

As Sorceror's opponent in rd 1, I should say he may be pleasantly surprised. I'm quite keen on suicidal defence :wink: I agree with Christian, it's good fun to play with full FOW effect.
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