Battles in Italy Husky Tournament!

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Postby Aberdeen » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:46 pm

I'm happy to play it out, or split it .... :roll:
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Postby Robjess » Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:19 pm

I get the impression that Aberdeen wants to play it out.. and I also get the impression that Kingpin doesnt.

So do I call it as Aberdeen as 3rd and Kingpin as 4th place getters?
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Postby Kingpin » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:43 am

Robjess wrote:I get the impression that Aberdeen wants to play it out.. and I also get the impression that Kingpin doesnt.

So do I call it as Aberdeen as 3rd and Kingpin as 4th place getters?


Sounds good
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Final Game of Tournament

Postby Carl Myers » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:48 pm

Stormcrow won.
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Re: Final Game of Tournament

Postby Kingpin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:12 am

Carl Myers wrote:Stormcrow won.


Surprise!!! Axis Wins!!!
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Postby Fantassin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:10 am

Wasn't the final mirrored games like in the testers tournament ?
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Postby Kingpin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:32 am

Fantassin wrote:Wasn't the final mirrored games like in the testers tournament ?


No, some people still hold the belief that this is a balanced scenario.
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Husky Balance

Postby StormCrow » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:05 am

I am beginning to believe that it may be a bit unbalanced...but with an Allied Advantage, not an Axis one.

Carl got off to a slow start. I believe he has been pummelling unwary Allied players and so was very careful. As a result he only lost two units the entire game.

But the wariness also allowed me to keep Palermo too long. Given an aggressive western strategy, and his famous luck, he would have been the victor. He picked up the pace around mid-game and I had to dance a lively jig to extricate most of the western defenders.

For those who like stats, the final was +373 Axis, just within the Draw line. I lost 28 Axis units, including one FJ regiment and a regiment of Assietta, both on attacks with under a 5% chance of success. Of around 15-17 surrender attempts, Carl missed only one. He succeeded in all four of the 40% chance surrenders he was offered.

Catania and Palermo both fell the first time he rolled with an opportunity for my men to retreat...Catania on turn 20, Palermo on turn 22. I had a 2/3 chance to hold Palermo turn 22 for the outright win, but since Carl was rolling the dice... :roll:

My game against Kingpin was also looking (to me) like an Allied victory until he got careless with some of his units. He was knocking on Palermo's gates by turn 10 and I would have been very lucky to get even one 100 VP turn out of that city. Not enough, without the unit kills, to overcome the initial Allied VP lead and the subsequent points they will get for SPs (around 100).

Looking forward to playing the winner of the tester's tourney. And I WOULD prefer a mirror game. Perhaps then we can put the Axis superiority myth to rest.

Or I might have to eat a heaping big dish of Crow... :shock:
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Postby Kingpin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:51 am

You're having a laugh with that post Stormcrow. :lol:
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Postby Carl Myers » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:08 am

A 3.48 and still complaints about my 'hot' die.
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Re: Husky Balance

Postby Fantassin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:48 am

StormCrow wrote:Looking forward to playing the winner of the tester's tourney. And I WOULD prefer a mirror game.

We already play mirror since the semi so whoever win the testers tournament, I'm pretty sure he'll accept a mirror game.
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Luck...

Postby StormCrow » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:17 am

Carl Myers wrote:A 3.48 and still complaints about my 'hot' die.


No, no complaints. Amazement is more likely. Even awe! :shock:

Take the Assietta regiment. You had the overrun, but it was a 4 step unit. I had a 50% chance to retreat, then a 67% chance, then an 83% chance. Your low rolling in that instance is what did the trick, especially that final '1' when I would get away 5/6 of the time. Overall on that one you hit a 1/36 chance, or 2.78%.

The FJ regiment was similar. Only a 25% chance for 2 dice, then quite low odds of hitting 3 steps and so taking two off the FJ. His accompanying unit retreated away, then surrendered on a 40%. Without the use of the recons attack factor (would have been expended if the Italian had not surrendered) you would have lost an odds shift on the final attack on the para.

So no, your overall average was just about right. But damn! I would give MUCH to have the placement you had! :wink:

And I'll leave it to pterrok to calculate the surrender probability...you hit 11 of 12 times at 70% and 4 of 4 at 40%.

Not to take anything away from you...you played a very good game. Your initial strategy was what did you in and you were modifying it well by the end. So given the same sides again I would not like my chances.
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Postby Robjess » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:30 pm

Congrats!

The results of this Tournament has been decided:

1st Prize and winner: Stormcrow
2nd Prize and Runner up: Carl Myers
3rd Prize : Aberdeen
4th Prize : Kingpin

I have emailed Matrix Games and advised them of the results, they will contact you shortly in relation to your prizes.
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Postby Manny » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:00 am

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Postby Gregor Whiley » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:12 am

Robjess wrote:Congrats!

The results of this Tournament has been decided:

1st Prize and winner: Stormcrow
2nd Prize and Runner up: Carl Myers
3rd Prize : Aberdeen
4th Prize : Kingpin

I have emailed Matrix Games and advised them of the results, they will contact you shortly in relation to your prizes.


Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated, and thanks to Matrix for the prizes. It's good to see effort and skill rewarded. Also, a special thankyou to Rob and all those who made the tournament possible.

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