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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/2/2009 5:48:07 AM   
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Document # 16 is ready to publish.  Odessa is under serious seige and the Finns are making progress toward Leningrad...parts of the Finn Stop Line are manned already.  The air war is going fabulous for the Axis.  Smolensk looks closer all the time.  You can find doc # 16 at this url:

16th Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?lyfz3hihowj


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/2/2009 7:25:37 PM   
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Document # 17 is ready to publish.  This is the tail end of turn 12.  You can find doc # 17 at this url:

17th Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?ngenyyzy1tz


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/3/2009 1:14:53 AM   
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Document # 18 is ready to publish.  It's got one of those fabulous entire front line in motion 'movies'.  Also a close-up of the entire front lines.    You can find # 18 here:

18th Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?ede33jmm2oj


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/3/2009 6:30:48 AM   
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Document # 19 is ready.  It's got some rather large pictures, some of them in motion and it's about the start of turn 13.  You can find it at this url:

19th Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?yzowq4hmg4z

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/4/2009 10:57:52 AM   
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Document # 20 is ready to publish.  It's about the turn 13 round 1 moves and attacks.  You can find it at this url:


20th Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?etgngm1zojy


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/4/2009 4:06:27 PM   
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Document # 21 is ready to publish.  I did something different this time.  sapper32 is a loyal follower of my AAR(s) and I thought he should have some kind of reward.  I've promoted him to General and put him in charge of the 206th Inf Div and made a movie showing he and his division from the start of the game until the fall of Minsk.  It's kind of interesting to watch a single formation to see what it did and where it went etc.  You can find document # 21 at this url:

21st Doc: http://www.mediafire.com/?1rq2qyjjy0z

Hey, that's an idea.....let's put the members of the forum in charge of a specific unit and watch them as they fight their formations.  Anybody want to be in charge of a unit?  Just lemme know and I'll do your movie for you and post it here.  My christmas present to you guys.

EDIT: the 206th was chosen completely at random, sapper32, and if you want to be in charge of something else lemme know and it'll be done.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/4/2009 6:31:55 PM   
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Me! STAVKA :D

No, some panzer formation.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/4/2009 6:33:31 PM   
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Nice one Larry i hope i dont get them wiped out Never thought i would rise to the dizzy heights of General how much did a German General of this Period get paid

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/4/2009 8:43:14 PM   
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Me! STAVKA :D
No, some panzer formation.


How about the 1st Panzer Div? You got it.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/5/2009 1:04:18 AM   
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Document # 22 is ready to publish.  This doc has Karri driving his own tank as the General in charge of the 1st Panzer Div from the start of the game until turn 7 round 1.  He plays a part in the fall of Riga among other things.  You can find doc # 22 at this url:

22nd Doc:http://www.mediafire.com/?jkyhkmhtjt0


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/5/2009 4:32:55 AM   
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Document # 23 is ready to publish.  This doc has Steve Sill in charge of the 10th Panzer Div from the start of the game until turn 7 round 1.  You can find doc # 23 at this url:

23rd Doc:http://www.mediafire.com/?y2ttemzmmnt


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/5/2009 6:18:37 AM   
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Document # 24 is ready to publish.  This doc has Rick Kessler in charge of the 20th Panzer Div from the start of the game until turn 7 round 1 and his division plays a major part in the fall of Minsk.  You can find doc # 24 at this url:

24th Doc:http://www.mediafire.com/?cr02ziwmqgj


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/14/2009 11:50:51 PM   
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Hi Larry,

find your helpful documents and now im trying to understand TOW again...i downloaded all the files

I will post a comment, if i succed- ok, otherwise too of course!

greetings from Hamburg Germany!

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/15/2009 2:32:58 AM   
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Hey Quilargo:  welcome to the forum ( I see it's your first post ).  We are a friendly lot and can answer your questions and really appreciate your comments of course.  Hamburg Germany ?  Cool.  I hope you find my documents helpful / entertaining.  I await your comments and questions on pins and needles.  Lemme know if you want some more documents or want some other kinds of detail(s) in them, etc. 

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/17/2009 10:56:08 PM   
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Hi Larry,

where can i find the scenerio "Directive 21"? I think it has something to do with operation Barbarossa...

Has your tutorial the intention to play it and read the tutorials you write simultaneously?

If its so i must find this scenario

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/18/2009 1:42:32 AM   
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Directive 21 is the scenario designed by Steve Sill and it's still in the playtesting stage but I've found it remarkable so far.  It's like Fire in the East ( you know the big monster scenario of Germany's invasion of Russia in June 1942 ( yes operation Barbarossa ) and is different in that it's designed for a player to play the Axis side against a Soviet PO. 
I'm playing it even as we speak and yes I'm putting together an AAR of what I find about it.  You can find my AAR here:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2292828

Needless to say I like this scenario a LOT. 

The very latest version of Directive 21 is the 29 NOV 2009  version and it can be found at this url: 

http://www.mediafire.com/?znz2rygmrzn


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/21/2009 8:13:24 PM   
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Larry,

Thanks for doing this! I got TOAW a year or so ago and have fiddled with it some, but needed something like this to really get me going. Great stuff.



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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/21/2009 11:21:06 PM   
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Larry,
Thanks for doing this! I got TOAW a year or so ago and have fiddled with it some, but needed something like this to really get me going. Great stuff.

You're welcome. It was a labor of love. Really. I love TOAW so much it's just about all I play anymore. After Curt Chambers and I played a game of FITE I took a month off because I was burned out. 287 turns over a period of four months with an average of about 0.9 turns per day tends to do that. I dreamed about TOAW. I saw hexes in the carpet. I was absorbed in the game. Total immersion. It was really cool. Now I'm playtesting Directive 21 and August Fog both of which were designed by Steve Sill. He did a really good job on those bad boys and I'm having a blast. Thanks for your interest in TOAW and good luck on your contests. Have a great day.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/22/2009 6:55:58 AM   
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You're welcome. It was a labor of love. Really. I love TOAW so much it's just about all I play anymore. After Curt Chambers and I played a game of FITE I took a month off because I was burned out. 287 turns over a period of four months with an average of about 0.9 turns per day tends to do that. I dreamed about TOAW. I saw hexes in the carpet. I was absorbed in the game. Total immersion. It was really cool. Now I'm playtesting Directive 21 and August Fog both of which were designed by Steve Sill. He did a really good job on those bad boys and I'm having a blast. Thanks for your interest in TOAW and good luck on your contests. Have a great day.


How the hell did I miss this? This is excellent stuff. These should be hosted somewhere more permanent.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/22/2009 8:49:34 AM   
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I'm putting together a collection of html documents that explains my modus operandi for rank beginners. These are the documents I wish I had when I was learning the game. I'm limiting the size of the documents so that they are under 10M bytes in size so it won't be much of a burden to download them. These things read like a very very detailed AAR.

So um......I collected all the urls for all the documents and put them into this one post.  Maybe I can get one of the moderators to make this post sticky or something. 


doc 1 http://www.mediafire.com/?m4wm0mwiwld
doc 2 http://www.mediafire.com/?2rzmgjwghyg
doc 3 http://www.mediafire.com/?zx1dnql3yjm
doc 4 http://www.mediafire.com/?zdgwygit5x5
doc 5 http://www.mediafire.com/?jqrnothltwt
doc 6 http://www.mediafire.com/?ndiunyyyxyw
doc 7 http://www.mediafire.com/?mmmmo32j32y
doc 8 http://www.mediafire.com/?jggg1gynhkn
doc 9 http://www.mediafire.com/?mkm1355znjz
doc 10 http://www.mediafire.com/?nyyzgmumzgt
doc 11 http://www.mediafire.com/?gmmmqzyymqn
doc 12 http://www.mediafire.com/?o3t02c4zj3f
doc 13 http://www.mediafire.com/?zn0n0zmhojy
doc 14 http://www.mediafire.com/?nzb5muo2i2m
doc 15 http://www.mediafire.com/?kvydlhmmnji
doc 16 http://www.mediafire.com/?lyfz3hihowj
doc 17 http://www.mediafire.com/?ngenyyzy1tz
doc 18 http://www.mediafire.com/?ede33jmm2oj
doc 19 http://www.mediafire.com/?yzowq4hmg4z
doc 20 http://www.mediafire.com/?etgngm1zojy
doc 21 http://www.mediafire.com/?1rq2qyjjy0z
doc 22 http://www.mediafire.com/?jkyhkmhtjt0
doc 23 http://www.mediafire.com/?y2ttemzmmnt
doc 24 http://www.mediafire.com/?cr02ziwmqgj


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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/22/2009 5:00:27 PM   
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Larry, put a post similar to the one above into the TOAW Article Index Thread here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2231803

I could do it for you, but I think it's better when the authors do it themselves.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/22/2009 8:50:49 PM   
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I had no idea we had such a thing.  It's cool.  Really.  Thanks for coming up with this idea.  I put 'em over there.  Thanks.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/30/2009 8:39:24 AM   
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Those documents are very usefuls, thanks a lot and excuse my poor english!

Saluti from italy.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 12/30/2009 9:34:26 AM   
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You're welcome Topo.  I'll do some more if you really want me to.  Right now I'm playtesting August Fog ( it's a great simulation of the Battle of the Bulge ) and Directive 21 which is Operation Barbarosa with a Soviet PO if you're really into Monster scenarios.  TOAW is the best wargame I've ever played and I hope you find it enjoyable too.  Ask any questions you want to...I'm sure somebody has the answer for you.  Welcome to the forum.

EDIT: I've since come to my senses, I had a senior moment you see, and recognized your forum name. Welcome anyway.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 1/19/2010 2:28:44 PM   
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Hi Larry. I just got this game and I must admit I am kinda overwhelmed right now. It seems like a good game but I am having trouble understanding everything. I downloaded your first document but no pictures will show up when I open it. I'm kind of computer retarded I guess. Any suggestions?

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 1/19/2010 3:09:44 PM   
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I dl'd it, and the narrative and pictures are in different folders. Did you click on the 'images' folder? That should open a different window for all the pictures.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 1/19/2010 6:06:44 PM   
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Wow I feel silly. Did not even notice the other folder. Thank you.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 1/19/2010 6:10:38 PM   
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So um.......all you have to do is unzip the zip file and double click on the file that ends in 'html'. Your browser, hopefully, will open the html document and look in the images folder for the pictures that the html file calls upon. All I can say is that while I'm writing the html document and saving the pictures to the images directory it works for me. I can't imagine what is going wrong on your computer or what it is that isn't working correctly for you.

Did you unzip the html document only?

Did you move the html document so that it's no longer in the parent folder with the images directory as a child folder?

I'm attaching a picture of the directory(s) that I'm using while I build the package. Maybe that'll help.

EDIT: Thanks Steve for your help. And Hey Allredyded, welcome to the forum. I think you'll find all of us, well....most of us, as friends, and feel free to ask your questions. Somebody will have an answer for you. I myself can answer ANY question. Sometimes I have to say 'I donno'. But hey, that's an answer.




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RE: A how-to for beginners - 1/19/2010 7:41:10 PM   
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I dl'd it, and the narrative and pictures are in different folders. Did you click on the 'images' folder? That should open a different window for all the pictures.


I think you might have disabled "ActiveX", at least that was what happened to me. Browser gave me a "warning" so I enabled ActiveX and the problem was solved.
And thank you Mr. Fulkerson for the helpful hints and tips. Very much appreciated.

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RE: A how-to for beginners - 11/26/2010 10:03:22 PM   
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The articles are great! I just started reading them, they are very informative.
Many thanks

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