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Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 2:11:40 AM   
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Hello all that are around these days.

I mainly play WiTPAE, but have taken up a CS challenge from fellow gamer and friend schanilec.

We will play East Front.

Scenario "The Claw of the Tiger"

I will take the Russians and he will handle the Germans.

I also have an ongoing PBEM in AE against bilbow and hartwig.modrow with team members denisonh and nashvillen. Take a look if you would like.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 2:23:26 AM   
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Here is the opening position for the Russians.

I will receive no additional reinforcements, and I have to use what I have at start. Proceeding NW from my position should lead to immediate action, and I am guessing the Germans are dug in with AT guns.

I am planning on moving units SW first below the forest that is directly SW of their position. I am guessing it is a mix of inf, inf guns, AT guns, MG platoons, and tanks, probably Tigers. Scenario information at start helps reinforce this.

I am confident in my T34s ability and will swing around and come in on their right flank. I don't plan on any opposition other than around the Victory locations.

Basically have my ten T34s units swing way left and then come in from the west, while my inf (four squads of SMG platoons, one AT inf, and one 76mm AT gun) will move through the cover of the forest and hopefully draw the majority of attention, and let the tanks swoop in and mop up.

Not sure if the Germans have reinforcements or not. I didn't look at the other side to see what they have at scenario start.




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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 2:38:16 AM   
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Here is how I plan to use my forces.

I don't have an artillery to use on tough infantry positions.

I plan on using the trees and ridges to get my infantry as close as possible to the ridges and spring out of the trees as fast as possible, with as much surprise as possible.

I am guessing he thinks I will come due NW up the road and into the teeth of his forces.

With a few turns of inactivity up front, I am guessing he will catch on, so I must act quick as possible.






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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 2:46:46 AM   
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I do have a 76mm AT gun I forgot to mention. I will post it on the small ridge to the west that has a clear shot north and east, covering the victory locations to the east and any approach to the ridge. This will cover the infantry and support the tanks I am guessing. With a hard rg of 12 and a soft of 6, I think that is plenty from the small hill.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:02:54 AM   
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Looking through things again, I originally thought this was a 20 turn scenario and it is only 10.

I have adjusted my plan so that my tanks down swing as far west, and have a shorter route to get there in time.

Turn sent back to Marc

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:08:02 AM   
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Never seen this game before in my life. Nice graphics though. Would you say that gameplay is roughly akin to Combat Mission?

IGO/UGO or WEGO format?

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:09:13 AM   
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Will you be able to effect your wide left hook in under 10 turns movement? Will you still have sufficient room / time for manuever?

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:10:27 AM   
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Wow, this forum IS dead. *One* other AAR, and that was back in April?

We need some AE'ers to come and slum over here for a while. No danger of being pushed back to the second page!

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:10:31 AM   
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Yes, IGO/UGO.

JT's Campaign Series combines East Front, West Front, and Rising Sun into one game. They were original Talonsoft games back in the day. This, CWG2, and Age of Empires was all there was to play growing up!!

They're a BLAST to play. A lot of scenarios.

I am having trouble showing a full screenshot, as it can only be 200ks to upload.

Any suggestions?

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:11:14 AM   
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That is why I mentioned maybe having an OT AAR in the WiTPAE forum lol.

I plan on doing a bunch of these. They go by fast, and Marc and I really like to play them.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:11:41 AM   
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Regarding?

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:12:17 AM   
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Will you be able to effect your wide left hook in under 10 turns movement? Will you still have sufficient room / time for manuever?



See above post, as I just discovered it was ten, not twenty turns. I am taking the tanks more on the original Inf route, and the Inf one turn due west, and then north through the forrest.

This could lead to a German victory if I don't act fast.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:12:39 AM   
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Hell, it's almost like our own chat room, Jeff.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:12:43 AM   
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quote:

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Any suggestions?


Regarding?


How to post a full, zoomed in screen shot, that isn't a huge data file to upload.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:13:41 AM   
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quote:

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Will you be able to effect your wide left hook in under 10 turns movement? Will you still have sufficient room / time for manuever?



See above post, as I just discovered it was ten, not twenty turns. I am taking the tanks more on the original Inf route, and the Inf one turn due west, and then north through the forest.

This could lead to a German victory if I don't act fast.


Roger that.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:14:32 AM   
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Hell, it's almost like our own chat room, Jeff.



Ha! That is quite alright.

I am probably going to call it a night though. Going to go in to work early, the crop report today made trading retarded, so I am going to go catch up on paperwork.

Going to see if Mrs. jeffk is in a good mood, and listen to the two knuckleheads on CNN...

Feel free to stop in. This is a fantastic game. It is a good change of pace from the momumental task of AE..

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 3:15:14 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Any suggestions?


Regarding?


How to post a full, zoomed in screen shot, that isn't a huge data file to upload.


I'm one of the least technically savvy guys out there to ask this of, Jeff. Alright, not as bad as AW1Steve (Steve: ), but close. I would use MS Paint and reduce image size to fit. 200kb sucks for resolution, so I'd columnate the heck out of my image / crop it to size.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 10:29:18 AM   
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Hey guys, it does seem dead here now, but there are a lot of guys playing the game still. More action for the game over at http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/forumdisplay.php?fid=8

Enjoy!!

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 2:20:42 PM   
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Yeah Mike is right, not too much action going on here but there sure are players still playing this classic.
Love to see a new AAR though!

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 6:54:35 PM   
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holy crap that first screen shot brought back memories! have to admit, i never could get used to the 3D sprites...think i used the nato symbol icons...never made it to the pacific module, but may have to fix that now that i've seen this...

it's been a while, but 10 turns doesn't seem like enough time to execute that wide left hook, especially if he's dug in to any extent...but, we shall see......go get em!

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 8:04:16 PM   
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holy crap that first screen shot brought back memories! have to admit, i never could get used to the 3D sprites...think i used the nato symbol icons...never made it to the pacific module, but may have to fix that now that i've seen this...

it's been a while, but 10 turns doesn't seem like enough time to execute that wide left hook, especially if he's dug in to any extent...but, we shall see......go get em!



Youre correct on the 10 turns.

I have since moved the tanks on the inf route and the inf through the forest basically. I think I screwed up from the get go going so far west on turn one. Probably going to do a mad rush with tanks... we shall see.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 8:51:33 PM   
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Hey all, for those interested in Korean War, I made a game from the Rising Sun module, it is available here-http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=62587

Also made a sci-fi from West Front dealing with an alien invasion during WW2, everyone against the K'talan, a humanoid species with ground tech of 21st century.

I'm always updating graphics as well, I love this series!!

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/12/2012 9:59:11 PM   
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Hey all, for those interested in Korean War, I made a game from the Rising Sun module, it is available here-http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=62587

Also made a sci-fi from West Front dealing with an alien invasion during WW2, everyone against the K'talan, a humanoid species with ground tech of 21st century.

I'm always updating graphics as well, I love this series!!


Korean War would be fun. Not a big sci-fi guy. I like historical games.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/13/2012 8:21:15 PM   
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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/13/2012 10:49:03 PM   
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Sorry for the OT Jeffk.  What type of Scen's does this game have?   I have been looking for a new AI or something small to get into with PBEM.  This games looks pretty good.  I have been wanting a good cold war game.  Good luck will follow to see how the game looks a feels.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/15/2012 5:23:54 PM   
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Sorry for the OT Jeffk.  What type of Scen's does this game have?   I have been looking for a new AI or something small to get into with PBEM.  This games looks pretty good.  I have been wanting a good cold war game.  Good luck will follow to see how the game looks a feels.


Thanks for the post. I will try to answer..though I am not sure what you mean. This game has many scenarios. It is a combination of a three games, plus their add ons. East Front, West Front, and Rising Sun. I am sure you could guess which nations are involved in which game...

It has scenarios with all types of units involved. Scenarios range for five turn tutorials with mainly battalion sized engagements to corps sized engagements that have hundreds of units and last fifty turns or so.

I personally think this is one of the better games on the market for the tactical level of play involved. Its incredible. Especially really getting into it and using armor facing effects for firing, opportunity fire (firing while the other side is moving if you have enough points to fire), line of sight, assaults, artillery fire, and soft/hard range factors.

It is very straight forward, easy to pick up, and you won't play each scenario the same way. You can play both sides in all scenarios I think, but not campaigns..one is historical, the other isn't. UGOWEGO system. Point and click. Nothing else is used. Some scenario info on the menu bar during the game, and numerous map display options, and a mini jump map.

Very, very fun game that requires very little reading to pick up on.

I have spent numerous hours playing this game, and rediscovered it when I found out about Matrix a handful of years ago. WF and EF stopped worked on my computer as I would upgrade computers...

For everyone here that doesn't have this, it is the best $30 you will spend if you want instant fun and good return for your money.

Also, from what I understand and have read, there is a big mod community for this game. I have seen scenarios all the way up to modern battles.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/15/2012 5:26:38 PM   
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Thanks for the AAR!

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Thank you for the comment.

Looking forward to doing a lot of these with schani. We're both really into this game, and have become very good friends meeting on the WiTPAE forum.

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/15/2012 5:30:42 PM   
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Turn in inbox. Will process today and update everyone.

Marc doesn't have internet at home. Only at his office. So, there is usually a day's delay...unless I do a turn at the office, which I am going to start doing. Our fall is pretty much booked, now all we need to do is sit back and haul everything and make sure we get paid and pay everyone. A lot of thumb twiddling. Our youngest son was dedicated to the church this weekend, so daddy had zero time for himself. Should crank them out this week.

Marc mentioned in the email that he saw some of my boys in the trees. By boys, I am guessing he means tanks, as my infantry is still loaded up...I think....

I am basically going to make a mad dash for the victory locations with time slipping away. Visibility is good. I am going to use "Save APs for Firing" when moving my tanks. I really love using opp fire to catch units while they move. Especially his tanks... I have no idea how many he has, but I want to be able to fire first... especially if he has Tigers...

Tanks will go in, followed by the inf.. which are slower.



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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/15/2012 5:32:35 PM   
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Hey guys, it does seem dead here now, but there are a lot of guys playing the game still. More action for the game over at http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/forumdisplay.php?fid=8

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Thanks Warhorse.

How come there isn't a lot of activity here? I am guessing the game isn't as popular as WiTE and AE..

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RE: Crickets and Echoes - 10/15/2012 5:33:05 PM   
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Yeah Mike is right, not too much action going on here but there sure are players still playing this classic.
Love to see a new AAR though!


Thanks Josh. I plan on doing a lot of them like I mentioned.

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