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Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 12:29:29 AM   
WMitty


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Hello,
I asked a mod question today, and feel I already started off on the wrong foot.
So let me just say hi to this forum.
I am a newbie (game-wise that is,I did play a little Uncommon Valor and War Plan Orange).

This looks really good, but oh my, so detailed.
I'm sure I'll have some questions, so be kind.

Thank you
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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 12:41:05 AM   
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Welcome! This a great forum. Recommend you read the whole manual and play a few rounds on the small scenarios first. The folks here are very smart, but will ask you to read past posts that probably answer your questions, BTW, this is the most bang for the buck you will find for wargames... you are in for a treat.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 12:50:36 AM   
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WMitty, welcome aboard....GP

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 12:52:34 AM   
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Thank you T Rav and General Patton,
I have mastered Coral Sea, and played a fair amount of Guadalcanal. But the work for the first turn of the Grand Campaign still leaves my head swimming (I haven't finished more than 3 days before I get swamped).
At least having been familiar with UV and WPO, I get it, but there is so much more to this.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 1:09:53 AM   
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The game is complex but very enjoyable. Just do reading of the manual and forum and you will enjoy it a lot.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 1:25:20 AM   
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(The best commercial PC wargame ever created and conceived for aeronaval strategy; worth every penny of its price and even more, and this thanks to the details amount (that could be further improved- particularly withinin the A/SW aspect)

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 1:26:30 AM   
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Welcome to the madness!

There are quite a few aids for newbies out there. Look for Sardaukar's tutorial for newbies for info on how to do things using the game interface.

And here is a link to help you set up the first turn - a spreadsheet by Kull for the Allied side. There is also one for the Japanese side but I did not have it bookmarked. Of course you can change things from Kull's plan if you wish.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2306421

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 1:30:22 AM   
WMitty


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To all, your welcome is most heart felt.
I just can't find the "pocketa-pocketa-Pocketa and brave Walter Mitty won" button

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 1:33:54 AM   
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Welcome. If you love the Pacific then this is the game. It might help if you like spreadsheets also...

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 2:10:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WMitty

To all, your welcome is most heart felt.
I just can't find the "pocketa-pocketa-Pocketa and brave Walter Mitty won" button


Since you are a newby, I'm gonna cut you a break. It's "ta-pocketa ta-pocketa ta-pocketa".

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 2:14:51 AM   
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I thought so - Salute
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ORIGINAL: geofflambert

Since you are a newby, I'm gonna cut you a break. It's "ta-pocketa ta-pocketa ta-pocketa".


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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 5:31:19 AM   
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Welcome. Welcome to the mad house. Beware Gorns baring movie quotes. There rumored to be speed challanged as your thread will be over and dead before they finish typing your answer. Must by those huge fingers trying to type on a keyboard as I don't see a lot of hissing so the voice to text translator must be down on his ship or something...

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 5:55:17 AM   
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Welcome!

Don't be intimidated by the Grand Campaign. You will make lots of "mistakes" no matter the scenario because of the volume of stuff you don't yet know. One good approach is to start the GC against the AI and play on no matter the mistakes you have make. Save the game every turn so you can go back a turn or three to undo grievous outcomes that would stop you from moving ahead and learning things (e.g. you can't practice amphibious invasions if your whole navy is wiped out). Restart when you feel the need to.

If you are into PBM it's a great experience when you feel you are ready to give it a spin.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 6:25:19 AM   
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Greetings, Mr. WMitty. It's always nice to welcome a new player aboard.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 8:43:20 AM   
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Welcome!

If you know UV/WPO you will find yourself familiar with many of the basic concepts. AE is simply bigger and better.

If you want a bit of nostalgia, the AE Guadalcanal scen is like UV on steroids. And if you want the same timespan and scen with bigger map, more units, and the best chance to recreate the historical situation I would reccommend the Guadalcanal scen of the DB Team.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 2:34:38 PM   
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Welcome aboard.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 3:43:21 PM   
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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 3:59:33 PM   
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Welcome to the Pacific Walter!...You have a head start because you have played Uncommon Valor.
This is the same game...after it was injected with steroids and the kid down the street tinkered with the carburetor!

You will start playing this game maybe 5 to 10 times before you have learned about many of the great toys hidden "under the box" and each time you restart, you will wonder why the game did not come with a scenerio starting on day two, (after the Pearl Harbor attack where you just sit back and eat an entire pizza till the computer has worked up a sweat.)LOL

Many great people here in the forums will jump to help you...and very few have tender toes, so don't worry about that.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 4:20:26 PM   
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Welcome. Never mind the grumpyness.


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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/6/2016 8:53:45 PM   
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Hello, WMitty.

Welcome to the forum.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/7/2016 2:20:55 PM   
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Welcome aboard!

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/7/2016 3:36:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WMitty

Hello,
I asked a mod question today, and feel I already started off on the wrong foot.
So let me just say hi to this forum.
I am a newbie (game-wise that is,I did play a little Uncommon Valor and War Plan Orange).

This looks really good, but oh my, so detailed.
I'm sure I'll have some questions, so be kind.

Thank you



Welcome Mr Mitty.

Indeed I am a relative newbie myself.

I have always found this forum and these experienced forumites to be helpful, kind, intelligent, and informative.

I am unsure there is a 'wrong foot'; other than to say you will have many many questions no doubt.

My advice is:

1) Be specific as much as possible; with the title of the thread and the question. So many details within this game can be answered "it depends" on your circumstances.

2) Post a screen shot, a picture is worth a 1000 words.

3) Check out the Newbie thread FAQ in the war room, and other links such as the tutorial mentioned by BBFan. There is a tremendous amount of self help contained in these links.

You may end up reading something you don't understand yet...but 6 months (game time) you will say "ohh that makes sense".

Further clarification is often provided by the helpful community




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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/7/2016 7:16:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5

quote:

ORIGINAL: WMitty

Hello,
I asked a mod question today, and feel I already started off on the wrong foot.
So let me just say hi to this forum.
I am a newbie (game-wise that is,I did play a little Uncommon Valor and War Plan Orange).

This looks really good, but oh my, so detailed.
I'm sure I'll have some questions, so be kind.

Thank you



Welcome Mr Mitty.

Indeed I am a relative newbie myself.

I have always found this forum and these experienced forumites to be helpful, kind, intelligent, and informative.

I am unsure there is a 'wrong foot'; other than to say you will have many many questions no doubt.

My advice is:

1) Be specific as much as possible; with the title of the thread and the question. So many details within this game can be answered "it depends" on your circumstances.

2) Post a screen shot, a picture is worth a 1000 words.

3) Check out the Newbie thread FAQ in the war room, and other links such as the tutorial mentioned by BBFan. There is a tremendous amount of self help contained in these links.

You may end up reading something you don't understand yet...but 6 months (game time) you will say "ohh that makes sense".

Further clarification is often provided by the helpful community





+1 to all Macclan5 said. I would also suggest the following:

Find a few AAR's to follow. There is typically a lot of wisdom dispensed in these postings.

Pay close attention to any post by forum member "Alfred". He is THE authority on how the game works internally. I also suggest you read his "Logistics 101" and "Ship Repair" guides.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/7/2016 7:39:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: dave sindel
Find a few AAR's to follow. There is typically a lot of wisdom dispensed in these postings.

There is also a treasure trove of all sorts of AARs accumulated through years.
A couple of newbie-useful ones are Sardaukar's Newbie GC Tutorials http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2940156, http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2564541 and Mike Solli's all-things-Japan encyclopedia http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2959613
Too hard to mention all the others, there are so many of them, ranging from dry-report ones to full blown historical novels. AAR sectionof this forum can provide countless hours of enjoyment if you like to read

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/7/2016 8:35:51 PM   
WMitty


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Thank you all for the welcome and helpful advice.

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/8/2016 1:57:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WMitty

Thank you all for the welcome and helpful advice.


Awesome!!!

Welcome WMitty!! Glad to have you here!!

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RE: Introducing myself - newby - 11/8/2016 2:07:51 PM   
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A new victim! Bwhahahaa

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