Caracole II -- Phase 2

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:22 pm

Result Pod B

flatsix518 (French (1494-1525)) 38% won vs rumguff (Italian (1494-1530)) 70%

Our battle was dominated by a good size wood. Rumguff occupied the wood with light troops and deployed a little behind with a portion of his right flank exposed. I charged directly to the center of rumguff's position with my Swiss pike, ignoring the light troops in the woods. Meanwhile, I swung a hard left hook with my gendarmes. Initially, I gained a big lead -- but in mid-game rumguff fought his way back into the battle. For quite awhile, we were only a few % points apart -- for a couple of turns 1% point apart. In the end, the Swiss earned their pay.

Thanks for a great game.

John

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:23 pm

Results posted to here.

John

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by batesmotel » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:18 pm

Pod A

batesmotel (Russian 1560-97) 47% beat RBS (Polish 1576-1610) 66%

In a battle of attrition the Russians out lasted the Poles. For most of the game both sides were neck and neck in losses with the only thing clear about the outcome was that it would be Pyrrhic. Thanks for a great game.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:33 pm

batesmotel wrote:Pod A

batesmotel (Russian 1560-97) 47% beat RBS (Polish 1576-1610) 66%

In a battle of attrition the Russians out lasted the Poles. For most of the game both sides were neck and neck in losses with the only thing clear about the outcome was that it would be Pyrrhic. Thanks for a great game.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:09 pm

Result posted.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by iandavidsmith » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:05 pm

Att: Hutze

challenge proposed

Spanish 1621 to 1634
vrs
Swedish 1630 to 1634

your pick ,
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by deadtorius » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:47 pm

Deadtorius (0%) German Catholic victorious vs Hrothgar Russian (44%)

Things started off a bit rough for the Germans as they initially planned to try and shoot their Russian opponents off a steep hill. Upon getting close to the Russian lines a few sneaky shot units in the woods made their appearance known, so the Germans decided to change flanks and marched across the battlefield taking artillery fire to assault the other Russian flank on a normal hill. The Germans left some cavalry and infantry behind to keep the Russians occupied on that flank. As it turns out, much to my surprise, the German cavalry was vastly superior to the Russian cavalry, easily breaking it and managing to swing around the Russian left and get mounted units in behind as my foot then moved up and began to shoot and get in a few charges. The unstoppable German cavalry managed to defeat all their Russian mounted counterparts grabbing our victory and keeping most of the foot units from even getting their uniforms dirty.

Thank you for the game Hrothgar, not sure what to say about your cavalry, I was as surprised as you as to how well the German cavalry was.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:35 pm

Result posted.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Hrothgar » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:07 pm

Managed to hold on to a victory:

Hrothgar: Russian 1598-1620 win [17%] vs kmaher: Polish 1576-1610

The Polish Hussars made my life difficult, as always, but between fire from my streltsy and flanking attacks by my cavalry I was able to prevail.
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Hrothgar » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:17 pm

As kmaher has modestly refrained from posting the results of our first match, here they are:

kmaher: Dutch 1640-1648 win [30%] vs Hrothgar: Spanish 1635-1648 [59%]

The Dutch marched across my front, and, with cavalry leading the way, enveloped my left. The Spanish cavalry weren't up to dealing with the Dutch, and allowed his cavalry to swing behind my line, taking the Spanish tercios from the rear while the Dutch infantry assaulted them frontally. The Spanish made some impact on the small force the Dutch retained on their left, but the larger battle on their right was decisive.
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:50 pm

Results posted to here.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2 -- My Plans

Post by flatsix518 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:54 pm

All,

It is my intention to close scoring for Round 2 on May 31 and post final results.

One nice benefit of the new scoring system is I can feel comfortable setting an arbitrary cutoff date.

In addiiton, I plan on taking a break from running the Caracole tournament for the Summer. Right now I'm looking at cranking another up in September. That can give others a space to recruit players into other formats -- or if someone else wants to run a Caracole while I'm taking a break, that is OK, too.

Best regards,

John

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by kmaher » Fri May 01, 2015 9:08 am

A bit late on this.. Deadtorius I've set up the challenge pw deadtorius. I've gone with the Polish army

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by kmaher » Fri May 01, 2015 9:14 am

Sushi

Challenge accepted and set up.. I've gone with the Dutch.. Pw susji

Cheers

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Tiopepe » Sat May 02, 2015 9:40 pm

Tiopepe (Scots) 49% won Pantherboy (russian) 64%

The numerical superiority and an a flanking charge cavalry was the key to the Scots side.

good game!

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by kmaher » Sun May 03, 2015 8:47 am

More than a little late I'm afraid but to all my Pod C opponents lets go with

Russian 1560-97 vs Ottoman 1560-1609

It a filter off Tercio to Salvo game, so let me know if this will be a problem.

Cheers

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by deadtorius » Sun May 03, 2015 1:06 pm

Kmaher game is created.
I chose Turks
Pw: theworst

figure its the worst 2 armies in the game so it seemed fitting :twisted:

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by pantherboy » Sun May 03, 2015 2:08 pm

Pod A results

My challenges:

Pantherboy (Covenanter 1639-1641) (33%) won vs rbodleyscott (Russian 1630-1648) (59%)
Pantherboy (Covenanter 1639-1641) (41%) won vs Aryaman (Russian 1630-1648) (62%)
Pantherboy (Covenanter 1639-1641) (26%) won vs Cavehobbit (Russian 1630-1648) (55%)
Pantherboy (Russian 1630-1648) (64%) lost vs Tiopepe (Covenanter 1639-1641) (49%)
Pantherboy (Covenanter 1639-1641) (45%) won vs batesmotel (Russian 1630-1648) (64%)
Pantherboy (Covenanter 1639-1641) (14%) won vs moncholee (Russian 1630-1648) (52%)
Pantherboy (?) (%) ? vs Dortmund (?) (%) - challenge not accepted yet

Opponents challenge:
Pantherboy (French Huguenot 1577-1588) (10%) won vs Aryaman (French Catholic 1562-1588) (47%)
Pantherboy (Royalist 1645-1648) (50%) won vs Cavehobbit (New Model Army 1646-1660) (60%)
Pantherboy (Dutch 1610-1639) (22%) won vs rbodleyscott (Spanish 1610-1620) (53%)
Pantherboy (?) (%) ? vs Tiopepe (?) (%) - no challenge yet
Pantherboy (Ottoman Turkish 1560-1609) (%) ? vs batesmotel (Russian 1560-1597) (%)
Pantherboy (?) (%) ? vs moncholee (?) (%) - no challenge yet
Pantherboy (?) (%) ? vs Dortmund (?) (%) - no challenge yet

Could I please get the challenges from my opponents otherwise there will be too many games in a rush. Also is Dortmund active?
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by cavehobbit » Sun May 03, 2015 3:00 pm

Pod A result

Cavehobbit (German Catholic 1639-1648) 31% won vs Moncholee (Swedish 1635-1648) 71%

Thanks for the game. More close than the numbers tells. I think I had a bit more luck, which made the difference.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Sun May 03, 2015 3:25 pm

Results posted to here.

John

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