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First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/22/2013 2:27:09 AM   
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This will be my first AAR as I prepare to play my second ever BFTB scenario - "We Will Fight and Die Here."

I'm hoping the process of creating this as I go will improve my planning and gameplay. I welcome any and all constructive criticism and positive feedback. I've also noted questions I have regarding strategy, equipment, etc.

Because I have not yet reached my tenth post, I am not allowed to embed a link. Perhaps a more senior member could copy this link in a reply so that folks can just click to see my AAR?

https colon forward slash forward slash
www dot dropbox.com/s/rsd6sxocswucadq/AAR%20-%20We%20Fight%20and%20Die%20Here%20-%20Planning.pdf


Thanks!

Scott
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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/22/2013 2:44:18 AM   
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petdocvmd's Planning AAR

There you go :)

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/22/2013 3:07:41 AM   
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Thank you - one note - it's httpS, not http

Best,

Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/22/2013 10:38:15 AM   
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I'm not getting anything come up?
This is the address I'm putting in, and BG's link does not work either?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rsd6sxocswucadq/AAR%20-%20We%20Fight%20and%20Die%20Here%20-%20Planning.pdf

Edit: Fixed it now :)

< Message edited by dazkaz15 -- 10/22/2013 10:44:22 AM >

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/22/2013 10:46:32 AM   
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Looking forward to the next part now

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/26/2013 3:13:47 PM   
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Well, I've survived so far into the late evening of Day 2. It hasn't been pretty, but I can see the ghostly resemblance to a plan if I squint hard enough ;-)

Here is the link to the next installment of the AAR. Again, if someone could be so kind to post it as a true link, I'd be most appreciative. Reminder that it is HttpS, not http. Thanks!

h-t-t-p-s colon forward slash forward slash

dub dub dub dot dropbox.com/s/wy3uyzidiiblgim/We%20Fight%20and%20Die%20Here%20Day%201-2.pdf

-Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/28/2013 6:31:12 PM   
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Here is the actual link:

Days 1-2

I look forward to your comments and advice

Thanks!

-Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 10/30/2013 9:11:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: petdocvmd

That said, can anyone help me understand why only one of the
3 battalions I ordered to attack at 0400 on day 2 did so? I
thought I had rested the others long enough, but they slept in
until after 0800???



It's hard coded that the units will sleep when it gets dark. This was done because people were not (or forgetting to?) resting their troops.
Once the rest period starts they will rest for 8 hours.
To avoid this always tick the no rest box for your orders.
If you do this though you will have to monitor them to ensure they get rest when they need it.
If they are too fatigued they will bunker down and rest anyway. This happens at about 80-87% fatigue.
I personally would like to handle the rest periods myself. Maybe it can be made an option in future releases, where you have a tick box in the options dropdown that has auto rest on by default, but can be turned off by more experienced players, to prevent the click fest of having to tick on rest for all the orders at night.

I'm enjoying your AAR. Wish I had more time to discuss it with you fully, but I have a busy schedule at the moment.

Good luck.
Daz

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/1/2013 2:35:13 AM   
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Hi Daz,

Appreciate the tip! Yes, I agree it would be nice to globally change rest to manual control. Well, at least I can coordinate things better going forward.

I know what you mean about time! I've only been able to work on this scenario here and there this past week. I feel like I need at least an hour (if not two) available to invest in playing so as to ensure I'm up to speed, and I've just not had many chunks of time recently

Thanks!

Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/4/2013 12:39:59 AM   
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Okay, here is the report for Day 3:

Day 3

Do or die time tomorrow. This scenario is proving to be very frustrating! I feel that I have put a decent effort into planning and execution, but have nothing to show for it. There may be several reasons for this:

- Too late I learned of how to manually implement resting so I could time early morning attacks.
- Too many directly controlled arty units. I think I should have left most if not all mortar units attached, and stuck to issuing bombard orders to the big guns.
- Being too conservative with arty supply - not bombarding with everything I have, as often as possible.
- Expecting too much of my paratrooper units at the start. I was hoping to quickly grab the Oberweywertz crossroads, but met stiff resistance. In hindsight, I should have fallen back, regrouped, and re-attacked with a greater force.

Well, maybe I can turn it around and eke out a draw or slight victory. I am close to taking the Dom, and might be able to separate the NE allied units from the rest of their army. Stay tuned for Day 4!

Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/7/2013 11:03:10 PM   
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Kind of feel like I'm talking to myself - but what the heck, it's been helpful to do this and I've learned a lot

Here is the link to Day 4:

Day 4

Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/8/2013 12:00:01 AM   
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Hang in there Scott. I just read your Day 4. Nice!

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/8/2013 1:26:57 AM   
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I just started following your AAR. Looking forward to reading about day 5!

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/8/2013 2:07:33 AM   
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Thanks guys! Here is Day 5 - I just finished. Kind of feel like I was robbed a bit! I understand that during the game the "Win/Lose" meter may not be accurate, but didn't realize it might reflect differently than the result after the game ends

I did manage a draw after a slow start. Hopefully the many things I learned along the way will improve my next result

Hope you enjoy the AAR - I know I had fun doing it. Wish I had more time to spend on it so that I could improve the detail.

Day 5

Thanks!

Scott

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/8/2013 3:12:56 AM   
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Just read it Scott. Good summary. Recon is key! I am new also to this game and putting out recon forces to open up the map so to speak is critical.

Chris

PS I've never seen the meter be that off.

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RE: First AAR - BFTB - Planning - 11/8/2013 4:40:35 AM   
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Thanks for posting the AAR - I waited until it was all posted before reading beyond the first report.

I particularly appreciated your after action "lessons learned" you summarized each day with.

Thanks
rick

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