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Depth Charging the Nautilus - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J) (... - 10/15/2011 7:04:07 PM   
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Well, fellow board members, I am starting a second game with Nemo121. We are picking up the action in the Scenario 2 game played between Canoerebel and Q-Ball, which left off on January 30, 1943. CR's excellent AAR of this titanic struggle is worth reading to know the situation.

We are playing with very minimal house rules as I want to try to elevate my game and get the "full Nemo" effect. I will be playing the Big Green Machine, Nemo will take Japan.

I will not have the time to play 1 turn a day as I do with Cuttlefish. I also don't have time to do an AAR every day. I see this thread as a chance to provide news of "headline events" in the war and to get much-needed advice on strategy and tactics as I take on an opponent that frankly is my better. The whole goal is to sharpen my game from the relative comfort of Allied HQ (with its hordes of everything).

As you may recall, gentle readers, in the previous match Canoerebel planned to invade Sumatra in force and has his pixeltruppen aligned with that as his main effort. The first question I confront is whether to stick with CR's original plan or switch it up. I feel compelled to change course since Nemo followed CR's AAR and thus knows the plan. My instinct is to spend a month or two organizing, prepping and watching to see whether Nemo launches a grand offensive. Then I will launch an attack toward Sumatra that makes it look like I'm sticking to CR's script before unleashing my real offensives.

The questions presented to the board are: What do you think I should do? What do you think Nemo will do?

Discussion welcome! May God have mercy on my forces.

Note that we have agreed to a 7 day cease fire to allow each player to re-org a bit. We may need an exception to this for Diego Garcia as we pick up the game in mid-invasion of that base.

PS - Cuttlefish is welcome in this thread. Please remember not to say anything in this thread that would violate OpSec for either Cuttlefish or me in the other game.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 7:11:30 PM   
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I hope your wife has time in her weekly schedule for your counseling sessions. You're going to need it.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 7:17:15 PM   
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True that, Michael.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 7:29:42 PM   
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Cribtop, I'm glad you picked up this game, agreed to face Nemo, and will maintain an AAR as time permits.  Congrats and good luck!

However, the title of your AAR leaves very much to be desired:  "Prepared to take a beating"????

I can think of many better possiblities:

1)  Given Such a Great Start, I'm Going to Kick Nemo's Rear-End Across the Globe
2)  Cribtop's Charge!
3)  Cribtop Takes a Perfectly Executed Handoff and Scores!
4)  Rebels Destroy All Opposition, Yankee and Foreign

You get the idea.  Come on, man, buck up and fix that title!

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 7:45:44 PM   
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I like number one and number three.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 8:40:14 PM   
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Dan,

Nemo is the master of PsOps. I figure a title like this will make him think I feel beaten right out of the gate. The opposite, however, is the case!

That said, I may change the title as you suggest after a few days. That may send a confused message to Nemo.

PS - You did indeed leave me in good shape in this game, so if I do take a beating it's pretty much on me.

PPS - I played wide receiver, so perhaps it will be something about Cribtop catches a perfect fade route in the corner of the end zone.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 9:13:53 PM   
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Lucky you were not tight end!

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 10:30:15 PM   
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I like "Broken play, CR avoids a tackle and pitches to Cribtop on the outside ... "

This is GREAT!!! So glad this will be taken up, and couldn't ask for better contestants to carry the game forward. Now I have to go back and catch up on that AAR! There goes the weekend.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 11:13:33 PM   
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I was a lineman, and a poor one at that, so any time I touch the ball I'm likely to fumble it.  So beware of taking a handoff from me.

And that applies to the game too.  The Allies were doing okay, and should be in relatively decent position, but by no means did I leave Cribtop a perfect setup.  Some things are a bit sloppy - I was still learning pilot training and the like - and I had most of the Allied army way down south ready to hit Sumatra.  So, Brad will have his hands full straightening out things I left in a mess or in a lurch.

Some viewers (including Cribtop) may wonder why I didn't take on Nemo in continuing the game, since it was my game anyway.  I tried to get Nemo to start a new game (I've been trying for a year), but he preferred to pick up this one.  I didn't want to for two reasons:  (1)  at the time, I couldn't start for at least six weeks due to work duties; (2) more importantly, I was reluctant to pick up the game against a new opponent who had read my AAR.  I was going to have to reconfigure everything in light of Nemo's knowledge.  All the planning and effort that had gone into preparing for the Sumatra invasion was out the window.  That just sucked all the enjoyment out of the idea of continuing the game.

Good luck, Cribtop.  Nemo is experienced, smart, and very clever, but you are also a very capable player.  All of us watching will learn alot.  I hope (and think) you will do fine.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/15/2011 11:55:22 PM   
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I think we'll go with "Depth Charging the Nautilus"

Exactly, Dan. I feel compelled to switch plans given Nemo's knowledge. However, I hope to use that against him with a strong feint against Port Blair or Sabang.

My broad outline is for the main attack to advance via SWPAC towards the Moluccas, island hop the PI, capture or neuter Formosa, then take the Ryukus to put the home islands in fighter range. There will be lots of feints and diversionary attacks in different theaters.

Intention is to use the large number of bases available to avoid having to make any "big leaps."

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 4:54:53 AM   
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OK, title changed by public demand. Tomorrow I will work up the first turn.

Goals:

1) All air force must stand down for 7 days other than training missions.

2) We will take each AO in order. Permanently restricted troops will be put into good defensive positions to hold rear areas (CR pretty much has already done this). Each AO will then have 1 designated "gathering base" for unrestricted troops and one "gathering base" for restricted troops that can be bought out.

3) Subs are in pretty good spots, but we will review their dispositions. Kind of CR to let us take over the game right as torpedoes start to go bang.

4) Planning, Planning, Planning. Each AO will be assigned an offensive objective, but we won't expect immediate offensive operations. We have a lot of prep targets to switch up given the need to re-direct our LCUs to a different plan.

5) FYI, CR kept all Allied CVs afloat, awfully good of him. They are at Adelaide undergoing upgrades and will be finished, conveniently, the day the one week truce expires. That said, Cribtop HQ doesn't plan to use the fast carriers much until the Essex arrives.

6) I spent some time today just basking in the glory that is the Allied ship reinforcement screen. Good lord, the power that will someday be mine! Bwahahaha.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 5:13:36 AM   
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Fellow Texan, this is gonna be good.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 5:22:28 AM   
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Just because Nemo had read the Allied AAR is not in itself a good reason for changing the Allied plans.

1. Even if the general outline is known to the enemy, execution of a good plan is still better than executing a bad plan.

2. There is already a 7 day truce which is of greater benefit to Japan than the Allies. Changing plans with the consequent need to change force dispositions and objectives gifts Japan an effective truce for 2-3 months.

3. A change in Allied plans now takes the pressure off Japan. It allows Japan opportunity to get in spoiling actions and to contest the initiative.

4. The continuation of what has already been set in motion will be interpreted by the enemy in a particular manner. It affords the Allied player with a perfect cover for changing his second stage planning.

5. You overestimate just how much detail of the Allied planning had been previously disclosed. Had not a single word been previously disclosed, Nemo would already have taken into account the possibility of their existence and taken appropriate counter measures during the truce period.

If Canoerebel's plans were poor, then that would be a justifiable reason to abandon them. But don't do it just because Nemo had read the AAR.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 5:41:34 AM   
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Alfred,

Thanks for your thoughts. I will give them a lot of consideration. One of my assumptions is that Nemo will seek to mount an offensive or at least a faux offensive. I would be happy to absorb that before going on the offensive myself. No doubt, CR had a good plan. Novel, aimed at a strategically decisive goal (Palembang and the DEI), and IMHO achievable.

I do feel like pursuing that plan gives Nemo a big advantage in several arenas, not least of which is PsyOps as that is what he'll expect me to do. Still, I have learned enough from frequenting these boards to respect your opinion, so I will ponder it while quaffing a few frosty beverages tonight to celebrate the Rangers' ALCS title.

Whipple,

I agree brother. This will be FUN!


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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 5:45:30 AM   
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Truth In Advertising would render this statement:

"...while quaffing a few frosty beverages to celebrate the Rangers' ALCS Title"

To this:

"...while quaffing a few frosty beverages to forget that the Longhorns had a long day."


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RE: Depth Charging the Nautilus - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (... - 10/16/2011 5:49:22 AM   
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Dan, you're killing me! Worse yet, my second favorite South Carolina Gamecocks lost their superstar running back Lattimore, possibly for the year. Ugh, much easier to think about baseball right now.

PS - I found myself saying "Well, the Horns played ok and didn't get humiliated by a better team." Then I remembered savaging my brother the Baylor Bears fan for celebrating moral victories and realized that I've sunk to that level. Crapzor!





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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 9:26:03 AM   
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Cribtop,

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I think we'll go with "Depth Charging the Nautilus"



won't work. Back when I was stepping in for 2ndACR against Nemo, I informed him on the ceremonial scuttling of said vessel to no avail. You'll need to take your Psy-Ops to a higher level (Like: Nemo is aware that you will be aware of an advantage for him if you continue the broad, unblockable avenue to legendary victory that Canoerebel has prepared, thus he assumes that you will try to deny him this advantage, leaving said avenue and ceding an even bigger advantage. He may also be aware that it is in human nature that we want to achieve something "by ourselves", which may increase the likelihood for a deviation from the plans someone else has made).

First of all, fold yourself a helmet from Aluminum foil and start wearing it when sitting in front of your computer to protect yourself from the Psy-Waves his E-Mails and turns emit . More seriously, remember that most likely the game reaches out to E-Mail communication and act accordingly, protecting your OODA loop. Edit: Note that he will also feed you with "success" on map in order to influence said loop and keep you from something more relevant. If something starts working really well, ask yourself about its real value.

Still more seriously, I believe the most important thing is sound strategic analysis (which is independent of your opponent). If you have established a valid strategic solution, you should execute it. Currently, I have the feeling that you account much for eventualities that may be induced by Nemo's actions. Ideally, you should be able to summarize the strategic approach you want to take at this point of time. You don't need to share it with us, but you must know your road to victory and must not wait for a situation on the map that will show you a possible road to victory.

If you want to add some opponent-dependent thinking to your considerations, my starting point would be why Nemo wants to continue this game. Nemo plays for the challenge, he loves taking over in bad situations and achieve a turnaround. That means that based on his own analysis, he is most likely in a dangerous situation and CRs strategic approach to date has been evaluated and considered to be good. If you can clearly formulate a better approach, by all means go for it, but if not I believe Alfred's comments are -as usual- pretty much on spot.

Last not least: Congrats, you are in for a real blast and a great gaming experience. Do enjoy it !

As always, just my 2cts.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 4:23:45 PM   
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Hartwig, your post is an excellent contribution. Many thanks.

Point one. It is true I can't worry overmuch about the "Nemo mystique" and fear what he is going to do. The quote from General Grant below says it all:

"Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do."

I need to settle on a sound strategy and pursue it.

Point two. I agree that Canoerebel's strategy against Q-Ball was sound. It does concern me to try to execute a plan known to the enemy, though. Midway comes to mind as a possible outcome when the enemy is reading your sheet music. Still, we now have 2 votes from good players (yours and Alfred's) in favor of continuing ahead. How would that look if I tried it? I would probably have to engage in some pretty convincing Maskirovka and feint offensives on other fronts to lead Nemo to believe I'm going elsewhere. Or, better yet, to convince Nemo that I'm falling for whatever his narrative is (assuming I can figure that out, which can be a risky proposition).

Point three. I'm a Texan that descends from South Carolinians. As such, I'm already a bit crazy, so hopefully the PsyOps waves will bounce off of my madness. More seriously, no doubt that e-mail communications are part of the game with Nemo and I will proceed with that assumption.

Point four. You are spot on about Nemo. He plays for the challenge and each game has a theme, per his AAR posts in other games. For example - "How can I win with just LBA?" "How can I win by using interior lines?" etc.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 5:49:16 PM   
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Alfreds post #13 (note#1) is now a sticky, very simple, very true.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 6:14:24 PM   
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Cribtop,

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Hartwig, your post is an excellent contribution. Many thanks.

Point one. It is true I can't worry overmuch about the "Nemo mystique" and fear what he is going to do. The quote from General Grant below says it all:

"Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do."

I need to settle on a sound strategy and pursue it.

Point two. I agree that Canoerebel's strategy against Q-Ball was sound. It does concern me to try to execute a plan known to the enemy, though. Midway comes to mind as a possible outcome when the enemy is reading your sheet music. Still, we now have 2 votes from good players (yours and Alfred's) in favor of continuing ahead. How would that look if I tried it? I would probably have to engage in some pretty convincing Maskirovka and feint offensives on other fronts to lead Nemo to believe I'm going elsewhere. Or, better yet, to convince Nemo that I'm falling for whatever his narrative is (assuming I can figure that out, which can be a risky proposition).

Point three. I'm a Texan that descends from South Carolinians. As such, I'm already a bit crazy, so hopefully the PsyOps waves will bounce off of my madness. More seriously, no doubt that e-mail communications are part of the game with Nemo and I will proceed with that assumption.

Point four. You are spot on about Nemo. He plays for the challenge and each game has a theme, per his AAR posts in other games. For example - "How can I win with just LBA?" "How can I win by using interior lines?" etc.


your response provokes a few more comments:

a) I absolutely love the idea that you will continue Canoerebel's game in the spirit of General Grant.

b) I believe that operation MI was not based on a sound plan (I guess you have read "Shattered Sword", if not I can only recommend it).

c) thanks for putting me in the "good player" box, but I am more aware of my many faults than my few qualities, thus I feel a bit misplaced. Put me in the avid learners box instead.

d) Whatever feint you use, make sure it is strategically sound as well, otherwise it will be dismissed. The failure to provide valid threats was one of my key mistakes in the turns I was allowed to play against him. You can be sure Nemo does his assessment homework, and he does it adroitly.

e) Point four leads to an interesting question (which I cannot answer, but provides something to think about): Is there a theme that comes to mind in view of the starting situation? Identifying the theme may open interesting options.

As always, just my 2cts.

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RE: Depth Charging the Nautilus - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (... - 10/16/2011 6:22:44 PM   
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It pains me to play like a Yankee, but it occurs to me that dogged refusal to quit and reliance on mass is a good way to approach the game. So, Grant it is. Perhaps a little Sherman thrown in for bad measure (dude literally burned my family digs in S. Carolina, so that one hurts even more ).

You are right about the feint. Grabbing an island here or there won't move the needle with Nemo. It has to be real in order to look real enough.

I will ponder his theme. On some level I think it is "Q-Ball wasn't beaten and the Japanese position is ok and I will prove it." However, there's more to it than that as his themes tend to be more operational/strategic in nature. I also think he is intrigued generally by the middle of the game. He has played the end game a lot via Downfall scenarios, and mentioned to me he often played the early game but never got to the middle years.

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RE: Depth Charging the Nautilus - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (... - 10/16/2011 6:52:03 PM   
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Cribtop,

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It pains me to play like a Yankee



I was hesitant for a very short while whether I should dilute this thread by posting this, but in view of the bantering between Canoerebel and you my hesitation melted away.

I spent a part of my life that I still consider to belong to the best parts of it in Baton Rouge. At the institute of LSU that employed me, once a week there was a soccer afternoon where basically the entire scientific staff members formed two teams playing against each other. When Gesa, a visiting female scientist from Germany insisted in participating, you could identify a difference between playing like a Yankee and like a Southern Gentleman:

First, Gesa was pushing towards the goal with a defender born and raised in New Orleans. The defensive action essentially consisted in the defender prancing along next to her, smiling and congratulating her after she had scored.

Later, she was pushing toward the goal, but the other team had switched the defensive positions, so a guy from Chicago opposed her. Much more successful - his sliding tackle worked .

Thus I know what you are talking about

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 7:27:59 PM   
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The problem with going for Sumatra now is not that he knows you're going there, but that he knows you could go there and several other places given the initiative the Allies have at this point in the game. His first goal will be the organization of a stout defense in ALL regions and the mobility to change direction dependent on where you go. But he certainly won't leave Sumatra as he found it. He also will realize that you either go there now or you wait for a few months and go eslewhere. By waiting you bring more tools to the table and it won't matter much if he knows you're coming or not.

I also believe that to attack is much harder than to defend, and you have to have a feel for your opponent, your forces and the logistics that only comes through being IN the game for a while. You won't have this right away most likely when you pick this game up. I would suggest having multiple contingencies depending on what you find when the truce is over, and just go from there.

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RE: Depth Charging the Nautilus - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (... - 10/16/2011 7:29:12 PM   
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Exactly. Really a question of strategic priorities. I might be more interested in Gesa than in stopping her from scoring, you see.

Zuluhour, I agree that Alfred has dropped some serious wisdom on us and his post really got me thinking. I am strongly considering following his advice. If I pursued that plan, it would probably involve a variety of small feints that would be intended to appear as just that. Then go in hard on some other target, probably the Gilberts as CR has troops prepped for those locations. We are talking a prolonged effort that clearly doesn't look minor. THEN, maybe around July '43 when the Essexes (Essexi?) really start flowing, we hit Sumatra out of the blue.

Thoughts?

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/16/2011 9:18:11 PM   
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Dan,

Nemo is the master of PsOps. I figure a title like this will make him think I feel beaten right out of the gate. The opposite, however, is the case!

That said, I may change the title as you suggest after a few days. That may send a confused message to Nemo.

PS - You did indeed leave me in good shape in this game, so if I do take a beating it's pretty much on me.

PPS - I played wide receiver, so perhaps it will be something about Cribtop catches a perfect fade route in the corner of the end zone.


Perhaps I should step in and provide a comprehensive review of his psyche, provide a profile, apparent strengths and weaknesses as he does for every opponent that I play.

I will simply say this. The man is ARROGANT and condescending. Use this to beat him.

Have fun and breakout a good piece of Hickory.


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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/17/2011 2:56:54 AM   
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Geez, all this psychological gab really plays into the hands of the Puppet Master. I wouldn't even read the man's e-mails if I was concerned about oogalalalal loops, evil eyes and psycops. I probably wouldn't read his e-mails anyway as he writes rather "windy" missives. If not a lawyer, he certainly has many in his genetic tree:).

But seriously, this should be a really interesting and very fun game between two admirals that know their stuff. Also, the situation when OddBall jumped ship and swam to the coast at Odessa (the one in the Ukraine, not in Texas) was very interesting. Having never followed a senario 2 game, it was also very revealing. I am really pleased this challenge worked out. Have a great time playing the game, Crib. Kick those LYBs silly.

I'm going to trip Romeo the Ruiner next time I see him.












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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/17/2011 2:35:16 PM   
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quote:

The man is ARROGANT and condescending. Use this to beat him.


I would say an arrogant person would state "you have no chance". Nemo is simply very confident is what he does not know. I have enagaged in many interesting PM conversations. Always knowledgable and confident in presenting his thougths. Although a razors edge in closeness, it is much different. Certainly I think Nemo thinks this is an interesting match-up and I have yet to see a posting where as Nemo has stated that Cribtop has no chance. he simply thinks that 8-Ball gave up too soon and the situation is salvagable ...and states it quite confidently ..

Ok back to the war ..

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/17/2011 4:00:05 PM   
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Cribtop, two more things to consider:
- If I had to bet any money on Nemo's 'theme', I'd look to his recent postings on Deep Battle. I'd bet (a small amount of) money that he's looking to show how to do it as Japan.
- Regarding OODA loops: IIRC, he once posted that he flips turns pretty quickly. Don't get suckered into being fast for the sake of being fast. Take your time and be prepared to pause (for 'N' days, if necessary), if you think you're missing something. Fight the game at your pace.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/17/2011 4:03:07 PM   
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Too bad Crackaces we are judged by how we treat all people not just some we come in contact with --- I'll probably regret sharing this but ....

I did some art for his mod and had a lull for studying the japanese side and personal issues. During the lull Don Bowen on the open forum asked for a volunteer for some planes he requested, I fixed Don up and it got me feeling creative again being I was stumped for a piece of art Nemo asked for . I had trouble making a Japanese version of an Amerika Bomber stripping it down and painting it to IJAAF and IJN colors, it took me about 2 weeks of work totaling about 5 to 6 hours but finally had a version I really liked. When I tried to contact Nemo via PM on this site to give him a preview and tell him what I was up to I found out I was green buttoned. Confused I sent him an email asking "why am I green buttoned did I do something to you?" In his response he told me something to the effect that all people connected to the John 3rds mod was green buttoned and he got me by accident. He requested any further contact be only through email, a request I found strange. He also mentioned something like we're colored by the people we associate with, which led me to believe if it was an accident why did he tell me that?

I thought it was petty and didn't really believe the story about the green button but figured I'd give him the benefit of the doubt and continue on with artwork. I sent him the version and heard nothing back which didn't make me happy of course because I knew how much effort I put into the plane. I sat on it a few days thinking the last two pieces of art I did (one email) there was no response either , I waited four or five days before breaking ties. I should have told him how I felt about the treatment but didn't feel like having conflict at the time so told him I'm ready to play a game (which I am) "maybe next summer we'll continue" (which I won't) and didn't recieve a response to that either .... Oh well...

I know there are many that give him a free pass in this community because he plays the game very well and offers tips and such and that's okay but I try to surround myself with people that treat others decently. Nemo is my only green button on this forum.

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RE: Prepared to take a beating - Cribtop (A) vs Nemo (J... - 10/17/2011 4:18:40 PM   
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I did not know about that SuluSea. Makes a lot of sense though. Totally concur. His obsession over FatR as well as horrendous treatment of several other members of this Forum has lead to direct conflict with the Moderators. I never sided in that dispute though I had several conversations with my fellow Mod Designer. It is Nemo's continuing actions that color my view of him. SuluSea, who does FANTASTIC work, just serves to further add to my judgement. This is not meant to hijack the thread so I apologize to Cribtop for even commenting. Nemo is a solid and good player but has gone out of his way to hurt, drive out, and put down many a fine player on this Forum.

I totally concur with the above comment regarding Nemo's obsession with the Deep Battle concept. He adores the Soviet Model. You can use that to fight him as well. As said earlier Mr. Cribtop: fight your battle, keep up the 'skeer,' and don't allow him to get his feet underneath him. Dan was doing marvelous work in this scenario and you are in excellent shape.

Can you refresh the reader's on the state of sunk major ships in the game?

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