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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG 101
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:36:27 PM »
Upon further review, I pretty much need to choose between playing on Saturday or Sunday. I think I will choose Sunday and the possibility for multiple games.

No problem. 

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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG 101
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:24:51 AM »
If you want to take a pass this Saturday that's ok with me.  I know your schedule is getting tight with everything coming together for your job.

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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG 101
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:49:33 PM »
There is a 40K doubles tourney at the Portal this Saturday, but I would think this game is small enough we could simply play on the tables in the front of the store.  Or we could let it pass for this week and meetup another day. I am also planning on attending the Havoc Tourney.  Registration is next month.  So a little more than a month for tutoring and I might be ready to give it another go.

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Bolt Action / Re: Escalation League Game Results
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:47:26 PM »
It seems the scoring system for the winter league is definitely going to be open to interpretation.  But, I should think, that in an objective driven scenario, for which there are several Mike and more missions in Campaign books ;), Achieving the goal of the scenario would constitute a Major win in itself.  Unless there are multiple objectives captured by both sides, in which case it comes down to who had the most claimed. That would seem straightforward enough to figure out Major/Minor victory.  In Force destruction scenarios, it becomes harder to determine the winner as the two opposing forces could be different in size while still fielding the same points.  But since it's by squads or teams, 6 squads/teams aside regardless of the actual size of each squad seems, to me, to be a simpler way to count it out.  A four squad, or more, difference between squads players lost would, to me, constitute a major victory/loss.  A three or two squad difference would constitute a minor victory/loss.  A draw is pretty simple.

And Mike, Warlord does encourage players to write scenarios, and even submit them for consideration for future publication.  here's the link;  https://articles.warlordgames.com/how-to-write-your-own-bolt-action-scenarios/

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Bolt Action / Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:17:34 AM »
Should I bring 500 points this weekend, then?

Not if you already have your 3 500 point games finished.  You can move on to 750 points.  Besides, I know you're dying to get that Churchill on the table  ;D

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Bolt Action / Re: Escalation League Game Results
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:51:56 PM »
Ok, so I conferred with other TO's.  The Win/Loss should be used for the Objective scenarios (Top Secret, Demolition, Key Positions, etc)  A margin of 1 in objectives is a minor victory/minor loss.  A margin of 2 or more is a major victory/ major loss.  The margin should probably be used for the force destruction as well.  though that will have to be worked out between the players as some of us *cough*Matt*cough*  have larger forces.  So the margin of win loss can be adjusted by agreement of the players.  So in my one game so far.  I destroyed 5 out of 6 of my opponents squads, while he only destroyed 2 out of the 6 of mine.  a ratio of 2-5 losses gives me a margin for a major victory.  Draws still get you 2 points.  Scoring is something we will be working on as we play more in this league.

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Bolt Action / Re: Escalation League Game Results
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:24:22 PM »
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Overall Result - Well, now this is a weird one that might be highlighting the weakness in the scoring system. As I understand it, despite losing 160 points worth of troops to Mike's ultimately ~425 and having 6 order dice left in the pool to Mike's 1, this is still a draw because the kill points are only +1 in my favor (3:2). It seems like having tiny super elite forces will sometimes make it hard to win outright if they are too small to have enough activations. But on the flip side, it will be hard to wipe the table against them and still have a 2+ unit killed disparity. So, commandos for semi-perpetual draws?

Hrmmmm, The first thing is if you actually won the objective, that kinda trumps (phrasing) everything else first.  So scoring starts by seizus honkus of the scenario objective.The squads destroyed is mostly for breaking ties in the league stats.  But they don't really quantify what a minor win vs a major win is.  I will see about clarification on this from BA.

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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:50:22 PM »
The Mycenaen light chariots don't have bows, so they're just considered Medium Cav.  and can function the same.  I had thought about grouping them all together as a Corps of 8 Light chariots and 1 Elite light chariot, but I'm not sure if that's more ideal than having them providing flank support in each corps.  This way, each Corps has a fast unit of 3 that can quickly threaten flanks or move around to cover their own flanks.  The corps would be arrayed like this:

I Corps:
             LI


          HIMIMIHI
            CvCvCv

II Corps:
             LI


          HIHIHIHI
             Gen
          CvCvCv

III Corps:
           LI

         HIHIHIHI
            Gen
          CvCvCv

Depending on how I would deploy the Army, the I Corps is likely to be a focus with the 2 MI in it (Who wouldn't want to crush Achilles?).  I would try and draw an opponent in to try and engage the I Corps, and use it's three chariots to threaten or charge  and turn a flank.  The Other two Corps can either hold flanks (Using the chariots and LI to screen out further), pile in to support I Corps or  Combine to push across the board and try and break an opponents corps.

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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:21:41 AM »
In my continuing interest in looking at other lists, no not Spartacus much as I would love to, so I have tinkered with a list for the Mycenaens.

I Corps Brilliant General (Included)
Medium Swordsmen, Impact, Armor, Elite x2
Heavy Spearmen x4
Light Chariot x3
Light Infantry Javelin x1

II Corps Competent General (Included)
Heavy Spearmen x4
Light Chariot x3
Light Infantry Javelin x1

III Corps Competent General (Included)
Heavy Spearmen x4
Light Chariot, Elite x1
Light Chariot x2
Light Infantry Javelin x1

26 units @ 200 points

The two smaller corps I'm thinking of dropping the generals to ordinary. There's the usual, Pikemen, Knights, Cataphracts, Elephants schtick, but I'm thinking that's just a fact of life for any list. 

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Bolt Action / Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:02:53 PM »
For those participating on the Bolt Action escalation league,  the weather is going to be a bit dodgy tomorrow.  So if you don’t want to try getting out tomorrow don’t worry.  I will extend the 500 point time to the following weekend to get those third games in.

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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG 101
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:21:43 PM »
The stars appear to be right for noon. Any thing you want to see thrown against you?

What won't wipe me out too quickly?

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Art de la Guerre / ADG 101
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:57:56 PM »
Anyone up for a learning game on Saturday?  Say around 12 noon?

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Bolt Action / Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:11:02 PM »
This is the last week at 500 points.  I will be at the BattleStandard this week to help them out.  For this last week at 500 you guys can pick any scenario of your choice, just pare it down for a 4x4 table.  Keep track of points, and I will be posting the first score update next week!

What's the mission list this week?

Ladies choice.  Any scenario you might like.  Then we up to 750 next week.

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Bolt Action / Re: Escalation League Game Results
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:09:45 PM »
Matt, without disclosing scores yet, is definitely ahead.  You, Mike Cunningham, Mike Laporte (TBS), and myself are all tied for second place.  You could switch to a regular Arty piece.  That give you the option of direct fire as well as indirect fire, and most let you add a spotter.

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Community Forum / May Activities
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:27:44 PM »
So may will see a return to 6mm Team Yankee.  100 points and open gaming to prep for the May TY tournament (date TBD).  See you there comrades  ;)

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