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What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 7:18:09 PM   
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I thought it would be an interesting tidbit of Matrix History to know what kinds of games are going on right now.
I'm concentrating on my D21 game right now and I'm wondering how many other games of D21 are going on.

What are you guys playing right now?

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 7:36:17 PM   
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I got the Steve (sPzAbt 653) syndrome... I find myself thinking about creating scenarios/tutorials rather than actually playing them! :O

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 7:41:11 PM   
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I got the Steve (sPzAbt 653) syndrome... I find myself thinking about creating scenarios/tutorials rather than actually playing them! :O

Klink, Oberst

Yeah, and Rhinobones said something along those lines too. I can well imagine the fullfillment you guys get from building
scenarios and have people actually like playing them. And saying so. Good for you.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 7:45:39 PM   
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I'm playing "Campaign for North Africa '40" (Italian start) as the Axis. I'm on turn two, and my valiant Italian troops are advancing (mostly) unopposed in Egypt. Alexandria lies just beyond the horizon...

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 8:00:30 PM   
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I'm playing "Campaign for North Africa '40" (Italian start) as the Axis. I'm on turn two, and my valiant Italian troops are advancing (mostly) unopposed in Egypt. Alexandria lies just beyond the horizon...

I assume you mean you're playing aginst the PO....where are the British ships? How come it's mostly unopposed? What
happened to the Indians? You've stated that you're on turn two and you're advancing.....cool. I'd be one who would
like to follow your progress. Any chance of an AAR?

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 8:20:55 PM   
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I assume you mean you're playing aginst the PO....where are the British ships? How come it's mostly unopposed? What
happened to the Indians? You've stated that you're on turn two and you're advancing.....cool. I'd be one who would
like to follow your progress. Any chance of an AAR?


The Italians have (like it historically happened) a " grace period". They advanced in Egypt almost unopposed (the so-called "Graziani Offensive") before they were stopped cold by... uhm... themselves: having made their show of force so to keep Mussolini happy, the Italian Army built a line of fortified camps - mostly unable to support each other - and waited (the game forces you to advance by having to conquer three named objectives by turn 5). It was in Dec, 1940 that O'Connor launched his famous "Raid" and routed the Italian Army. Hadn't a good chunk of his forces been diverted to Greece (a very stupid move, as everybody could see even then), O'Connor could very well have kicked the Axis out of NA before the DAK could enter the fray.

Sadly, I do not have the time to do an AAR. However, I'm curious to see if, as the Italians, I'll be able to do better and hold longer than the RL counterparts.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:09:21 PM   
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Bought the game last week and just now got time to play a bit. Was looking for a D-Day to Berlin scenario (and disappointed there isn't one included with the game) but stumbled upon Overlord 44 while I was looking and am going to give it a try as Germany. Love the scale and the map on this one.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:12:54 PM   
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Bought the game last week and just now got time to play a bit. Was looking for a D-Day to Berlin scenario (and disappointed there isn't one included with the game) but stumbled upon Overlord 44 while I was looking and am going to give it a try as Germany. Love the scale and the map on this one.

It would be interesting to follow your progress, hint, hint.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:12:57 PM   
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Cutting my teeth on "The Triumph Of The Eagle-Jena and Auerstaedt 1806" scenario by Ryuk and Largo.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:15:34 PM   
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Cutting my teeth on "The Triumph Of The Eagle-Jena and Auerstaedt 1806" scenario by Ryuk and Largo.

Does that scenario use the 19th Century Database? That would be cool.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:34:29 PM   
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Lots of converting and tweaking of pre TOAW IV scenarios going on, as you may have noticed

My "Saves" folder currently contains the following

American Front 1914 Entente PO 5.sal Playing as the US

Berlin 1945 12.sal Playing as the Germans

Italian East Africa 1941 Pizza Force 11.pbl ...that's the Italians of course

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 9:37:40 PM   
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Hm, I assumed it did, but now I am curious myself. I have the scenario open in the editor, is there a quick way to check which database is being used?
I just bought the game a couple of weeks ago, (my first TOAW iteration, I know, I know), and don't really know my way around at all yet.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:00:22 PM   
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Hm, I assumed it did, but now I am curious myself. I have the scenario open in the editor, is there a quick way to check which database is being used?

Most 19th century (and before) scenarios use that database
If the Graphics Override folder contains a folder with the same name as the scenario you want to play, then it will most likely contain a modded database of some kind and/or modded terrain graphics

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:01:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson

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ORIGINAL: jacktimes2
Cutting my teeth on "The Triumph Of The Eagle-Jena and Auerstaedt 1806" scenario by Ryuk and Largo.

Does that scenario use the 19th Century Database? That would be cool.

It sure does Mr Larry

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:13:51 PM   
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Turning Point and Ia Drang

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:17:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Silvanski
Most 19th century (and before) scenarios use that database
If the Graphics Override folder contains a folder with the same name as the scenario you want to play, then it will most likely contain a modded database of some kind and/or modded terrain graphics

Hey, that’s great! Thank you for the info.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:33:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Silvanski

Lots of converting and tweaking of pre TOAW IV scenarios going on, as you may have noticed

My "Saves" folder currently contains the following

American Front 1914 Entente PO 5.sal Playing as the US

Berlin 1945 12.sal Playing as the Germans

Italian East Africa 1941 Pizza Force 11.pbl ...that's the Italians of course

I thought I was the only guy that had several ongoing games. I've got folders that hold the files I
produce. I'm working on my D21 game right now. When I get bored with that or need a break for
some other reason I can work on one of my other games. There's also, periodically, a PBL file that
the PBEM++ system writes but I keep deleting it.

Thanks for all the scenaros you're producing. You're a golden community asset.




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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 10:35:08 PM   
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Turning Point and Ia Drang

I've never heard of Turning Point. What's the theme?

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 11:08:25 PM   
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I thought I was the only guy that had several ongoing games.

I like variation... One of my PBEM opponents has his peak and down moments due to his job, so I always make sure I got something at hand PO-wise
quote:

Thanks for all the scenaros you're producing. You're a golden community asset.

Thanks... I wanna have my own collection up-to-date, so why not share it with the community while I'm at it


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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 11:10:00 PM   
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I've never heard of Turning Point. What's the theme?

Rumble on the Wolga... Stalingrad

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/25/2017 11:44:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson
What are you guys playing right now?


Your TGW scenario. (What does that stand for anyway?)

Also working on a modified terrain set, tinkering with creating a hypothetical continental sized map (currently dealing with plate tectonics) and thinking about creating a NNN (NATO, Nukes & Nazi's) scenario which I am surprised has not been done already...please tell me if I am wrong so I don't waste time.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 12:06:59 AM   
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This is my first toaw, I've just finished kasserine as axis side and now I'm playing South front 1942 still as axis, I'm having a great fun saving von Paulus's army therefore changing history, despite it's not a real challenge as playing versus ai

In future I'll try directive 21 for sure

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 1:27:54 AM   
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I'm testing my "Shiloh 1862" scenario. (The one that shipped with the game was created so late that it went out the door untested other than PO vs. PO). I'm on my fourth trial. The three aborts so far have each triggered significant changes. But I think I'm about there with the latest.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 1:54:20 AM   
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Was looking for a D-Day to Berlin scenario (and disappointed there isn't one included with the game)

D-Day to the Ruhr started as D-Day to the Elbe [with Berlin included] but the distance from the Rhine to Berlin is huge and the lack of effective German resistance at that point made the end game boring [just moving a slew of Allied units eastwards every turn].

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 5:36:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson
What are you guys playing right now?

Your TGW scenario. (What does that stand for anyway?)
Also working on a modified terrain set, tinkering with creating a hypothetical continental sized map (currently dealing with plate tectonics) and thinking about creating a NNN (NATO, Nukes & Nazi's) scenario which I am surprised has not been done already...please tell me if I am wrong so I don't waste time.

The TGW scenario was a play on the DNO scenario in that tgw stands for Three German Words.

And your scenario idea about nato, nukes, and nazi's sounds like a cool idea. Good luck.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 5:49:56 AM   
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I'm testing my "Shiloh 1862" scenario. (The one that shipped with the game was created so late that it went out the door untested other than PO vs. PO). I'm on my fourth trial. The three aborts so far have each triggered significant changes. But I think I'm about there with the latest.

I volunteer to playtest it for you.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 6:00:44 AM   
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ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson

I thought it would be an interesting tidbit of Matrix History to know what kinds of games are going on right now.
I'm concentrating on my D21 game right now and I'm wondering how many other games of D21 are going on.

What are you guys playing right now?
warspite1

I'm considering another Campaign for North Africa 1940-43 - switching sides to play the Axis - although another option would be to remain as the CW and just see if I can learn from previous mistakes. If I go the former route I will do an AAR.


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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 6:15:54 AM   
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I'd like to see either situation, the way you do AAR's.

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 7:16:28 AM   
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actually Directive 21, turn 11 soon Finns will activate
5 hexes to reach Smolensk & Kiev

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RE: What are you playing now? - 12/26/2017 7:53:10 AM   
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actually Directive 21, turn 11 soon Finns will activate
5 hexes to reach Smolensk & Kiev

Cool. I'd like to see a screenshot.

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