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Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/23/2013 12:55:49 AM   
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Finally getting some MP time in. My worthy opponent is Phoenix and the Scenario is a semi-historical one.

To my opponent - The attached files contain enemy intel!!! Although I will definitely be lagging our play time, some info may be considered a spoiler for the game.

For the others..enjoy - it will be a long one as the match is 15 days long and I am sure we will likely not get much more than a day or two in a week.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/23/2013 2:19:55 AM   
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Looking forward to this, always enjoy your AAR's.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/23/2013 10:33:14 AM   
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Look forward very much to reading it when it's all over, Gary. Great AARs, sure this will be too!

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/24/2013 7:09:30 PM   
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Love MP - anyone who has not playes needs to remedy that. Nothing beats head to head play.

Our first session....

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5jlaceflhskxme/Spearhead%20AAR%20-%20Session%20One.mht

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Enjoy

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/24/2013 9:09:33 PM   
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MP ruins a game for me. First I hate being tied to any game for any amount of time and end up resenting having to play..second after playing MP single player feel pointless so I then not only play MP in the end but never play against the AI again either, therefore I never go back to the game. I'd rather play against the AI in ignorance when I feel like it.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/24/2013 9:16:32 PM   
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That's an interesting account, Wodin.

It's true that it takes the shine off playing the AI.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/24/2013 9:50:27 PM   
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It's just me who is like this I'm sure. I used to love Squad Battles despite it's limitations..and played PBEM, but after abit I kind of got fed up having to play it everyday cos a turn was a due and one turn didn't satisfy the itch when I actually wanted to play it. So I stopped PBEM and never bothered playing the games again as playing the AI wasn't the same.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/24/2013 10:08:28 PM   
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I can understand that view. Perfectly. The difference for me is exactly the same, actually, as playing computer chess versus human. Playing a human, for some reason, is very intense, very serious. A lot more seems to be at stake.

At the moment I'm getting trounced in the above MP game, but it's v diff to playing the computer and losing. I'm learning a lot. It's about fifty times more challenging and engrossing and fun than playing the AI, great as that is.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 12:05:28 AM   
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Phoenix..precisely why I wont play MP..as afterwards the game will never feel as good once played MP against the AI. If your happy to play MP constantly thats not an issue. I as said can't stand HAVING to play.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 12:44:39 PM   
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Greatwork with the AAR Yakstock

I'll refrain from making any comments on how the game is playing until is finished, but it's turning out to be very interesting. phoenix, are you looking forward to post your take on what's happening on the scenario?

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 1:13:57 PM   
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Oh. Am I meant to do that? I haven't read what Yakstock has posted, so can't 'reply'. We started playing without the idea of doing an AAR, and then decided to, since Dave had requested MP AARs. BUt I'll have to see if I have enough saves to put something together. I've taken no pics. That would be interesting, yes. It certainly looks like I'm going to have to do some explaining some time, (to my superiors, when I'm pensioned off....), give some account for all the needless death due to my bungling. My previous experience of this scenario is solely against the AI. Yakstock writes great AARs, but, as I quickly found out, he's also a great player. I'm having some difficulty containing his mobility.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 1:18:34 PM   
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OK. Ran into a problem. I would usually put an AAR together from single player saves. But I can't open any of my MP saves to get at them. Any ideas how to get round this? Otherwise I can't really do my bit at all.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 11:52:03 PM   
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OK. Ran into a problem. I would usually put an AAR together from single player saves. But I can't open any of my MP saves to get at them. Any ideas how to get round this? Otherwise I can't really do my bit at all.


I think the initial stages of the battle are lost. MP saves can only be opened within an MP session. If you just keep a few notes on your thoughts and take a few screenshots from now on, it will be enough to comment on Yakstock's AAR once the game is done.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/25/2013 11:53:24 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 8:41:20 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE) - 3/26/2013 8:56:05 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE)... - 3/26/2013 9:21:25 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE)... - 3/26/2013 9:34:54 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE)... - 3/26/2013 9:55:51 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE)... - 3/26/2013 10:04:23 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR - ALLIED SIDE)... - 3/26/2013 10:10:14 AM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 1:35:57 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 1:59:32 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 2:34:41 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 2:52:48 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 5:07:37 PM   
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Ok Bletch. Thanks for the windows 7 idea! I tried it and yes, I can open my MP files on just one windows 7 computer! I open 2 instances of the game and put in the IP address given in the host dialogue (not the one that automatically comes up on the joining machine).

So then I tried running a scenario like that. You can do it! Not sure of the point, but it looks like it's possible to play myself in MP. Normal dell windows 7 machine. Pretty impressive. Seemed stable (I tried a small scenario), you just use the windows key to tab between instances and sides. Certainly no need that I can see for VM or network sockets or whatever (don't know what they are...). It just does it.

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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 5:27:53 PM   
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RE: Spearhead Vs Reich (Multi-player AAR) - 3/26/2013 5:47:38 PM   
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Dave - please Move part of this thread - 3/26/2013 6:19:01 PM   
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RE: Dave - please Move part of this thread - 3/26/2013 11:23:30 PM   
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Whoops, you're totally right, phoenix

It's a bit of a pain, but you can do that yourself by editing your posts, copying the markup and pasting them in newly created posts in the new thread.

As soon as you have opened your own thread, I'll do the same with my comments

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