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Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 3:00:24 PM   
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Like a chess game played with a clock. Had anyone tryed to give say 30 min per turn?
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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 4:50:06 PM   
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What I would like to know is if anybody has played in real-time - and is it at all possible..?

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 4:59:48 PM   
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Some turns take less time, some more time. A clocked game with 30 minutes per turn would not do the game justice and would turn it into a farce.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 5:19:47 PM   
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Some turns take less time, some more time. A clocked game with 30 minutes per turn would not do the game justice and would turn it into a farce.

I understand that assessment.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 5:20:32 PM   
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What I would like to know is if anybody has played in real-time - and is it at all possible..?

Fred

What do you mean real time?
If you mean one turn per day that is what I am trying to do.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 5:53:47 PM   
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What I would like to know is if anybody has played in real-time - and is it at all possible..?

Fred

What do you mean real time?
If you mean one turn per day that is what I am trying to do.

No, I mean that the game is "live". I know this can be done in "Silent Hunter". I've never done it, though.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 6:01:14 PM   
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I'm fine with the Allied player on a stop watch, but the Japanese player should get a sundial.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 6:38:57 PM   
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I'm fine with the Allied player on a stop watch, but the Japanese player should get a sundial.


rofl - great line.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/15/2019 6:39:01 PM   
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I'm fine with the Allied player on a stop watch, but the Japanese player should get a sundial.


Only on cloudy days or at night . . .

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 1:55:06 AM   
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I don't think this isn't the kind of game where that would work. The two sides have different time requirements which also go up and down depending on what's happening. Figuring out an equitable system would be about impossible.

There have been nights when I'll come back from the pub and run a turn in 15 minutes, but then at some point I'll have to harvest pilots, form an invasion armada, get a couple of new supply convoys running, set up some sub patrols, etc., etc.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 8:43:48 AM   
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As Allied, there are often 15 min turns..as Japan, I don't think so.

After 1st turn as Allies, turn can take anything between 15 mins to hour, in my experience. Even more if preparing complex operation.15 min turns are usually when you are waiting your units etc. to arrive..

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 9:35:15 AM   
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There have been nights when I'll come back from the pub and run a turn in 15 minutes, but then...


I check the game the next day and realise I only did 10% of what I should have.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 11:26:03 AM   
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I once played Uncommon Valor as a hot seat game meeting a friend after work at a coffee shop.

We limited orders phases to 15 minutes per side.

Watching the turn resolution together was great fun.

AE is simply too large to be able to do this with.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 12:00:17 PM   
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I once played Uncommon Valor as a hot seat game meeting a friend after work at a coffee shop.

We limited orders phases to 15 minutes per side.

Watching the turn resolution together was great fun.

AE is simply too large to be able to do this with.

You can still do this with Coral Sea or Guadalcanal scenarios. Grand Campaign is out of the question of course

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 7:13:40 PM   
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It would be a farce at expense of Japanese side, chess can be played with a timer because the value of each piece is the same for both sides, but in WITP for example a Japanese carrier is much more valuable since there are much less replacements, that makes a Japanese mistake potentially much more costly.

Besides Japanese side also have to control industry, setup resources, expand factories, expand aircraft production, expand the aircraft engines production concurrently with that airframe production, all with care always in the thin line to not wreck supply within that industrial expansion. 1000000 supply points is a piece of cake for Allied side, to get that for Japanese side is a giant effort.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 8:24:20 PM   
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By what time? It's 44 and I have over 3,000,000.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 9:01:41 PM   
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When you are expanding, and the 1000000 was to be set apart to support a major operation.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 11:28:37 PM   
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You can still do this with Coral Sea or Guadalcanal scenarios. Grand Campaign is out of the question of course


Agreed.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/16/2019 11:29:46 PM   
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By what time? It's 44 and I have over 3,000,000.


Maybe a bit low. I'm in mid '43 and have over 4M.


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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 12:03:45 PM   
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By what time? It's 44 and I have over 3,000,000.



Where?

In January 46 I have 26m at SanFran and 10M at Pearl

I have 22 Supply Divisions consisting of 40 Liberty or Victory ships each, capable of carrying 250K.
This means at any given time I have 5.5m supply plying back and forth between SanFran and The Home Islands.

Yes, for the Allies, the 1m supply threshold is a minor target achieved and bypassed quite easily.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 2:59:18 PM   
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Total probably. They are Japanese side, supply is much less than Allies, and if you expand industry too fast and/or have too much training you can crash the economy draining all of your supply.

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 4:21:27 PM   
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Yaab sat in repose, clutching his ceremonial timer. And sat, and sat, and sat...

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 5:25:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HansBolter


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By what time? It's 44 and I have over 3,000,000.



Where?

In January 46 I have 26m at SanFran and 10M at Pearl

I have 22 Supply Divisions consisting of 40 Liberty or Victory ships each, capable of carrying 250K.
This means at any given time I have 5.5m supply plying back and forth between SanFran and The Home Islands.

Yes, for the Allies, the 1m supply threshold is a minor target achieved and bypassed quite easily.


Damned AFB's. As a JFB I would get a.... Well never mind because I'll never see that kind of supply.


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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 5:35:00 PM   
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If wanting to give good edge to Japan/Allied opponent, do your turns when drunk. Trust me, it works...

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RE: Has anyone played a game with a timer? - 9/17/2019 6:05:04 PM   
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If wanting to give good edge to Japan/Allied opponent, do your turns when drunk. Trust me, it works...


Nah, I just fall asleep, and never get the turn done. Then I can't remember where I left off and just start the turn again.


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