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Companions Cup, Round 3, nearly

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:00 am
by ericdoman1
Hi gents

Still waiting on Mike. Have pmd and emailed him but Europe and ROTW may as well begin

Round 3

Europe vs ROTW

Game 1 (very crowded) Thracian(ROTW)- jonno vs Classical Indian(Europe) - Finir
Game 2 (crowded) Thracian(Europe) - cavehobbit vs Skythian (ROTW)- Massina_nz
Game 3 (mixed) Classical Indian (ROTW)- rexhurley vs Skythian(Europe) - Boores
Game 4 (open) Alexandrian Macedonian(Europe) - dvorkin vs Later Archie Persians (ROTW)- tullius
Game 5 (very open) Alexandrain Macedonian (ROTW)- Fedem vs Later Archie Persians (Europe) – Hidde

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:43 am
by ianiow
Since Mike has obviously been captured by Cilician Pirates and nobody wants to pay his ransom, the UK satrap of the mighty Persian Empire has made up his mind to unilaterally invade the US colony of Macedonia.

Game 3 (mixed). Achmaenid(UK&Eire) vs Alexandrian Macedonian(NA)

Prepare to defend yourself!

password LAPdance

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:24 pm
by stockwellpete
And as I am almost certain that Mike had me down as the Alex Macs again I am going to respond to todd645's challenge now so that we can keep this competition moving . . .

Game 4 (open) Skythian (NA) vs Alexandrian Macedonian (UK&Eire)

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:13 pm
by ericdoman1
Well still no feedback from Mike and now waiting for Graham to get back to me

I can't see a problem with beginning your games

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:19 pm
by batesmotel
Very Open challenge for LAP(NA) vs Thracians(UK&Eire) posted. Password "laps".

Chris

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:52 pm
by ericdoman1
Hi Chris

Again bear with us on your game

Still waiting for Mike and I may end up having to make a telephone call

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:58 pm
by ianiow
ericdoman1 wrote:Hi Chris

Again bear with us on your game

Still waiting for Mike and I may end up having to make a telephone call
I have just re-read Mike's last email to us. He will be back in contact on the 15th.

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:19 pm
by ericdoman1
I haven't received an email or a pm

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:26 pm
by ericdoman1
Round 3

What the heck. let the games begin

North America vs UK & Eire

Game 1 (very crowded) Classical Indian (UK&Eire) – ericdoman1 vs Thracian(NA) -TGM
Game 2 (crowded) Classical Indian(NA) - iversonjm vs Skythian (Uk&Eire) – maharg25
Game 3 (mixed). Achmaenid(UK&Eire)- ianiow vs Alexandrian Macedonian(NA) - deeter
Game 4 (open) Skythian (NA) – Todd645 vs Alexandrian Macedonian (UK&Eire) - stockwellpete
Game 5 (very open)Thracian (UK&Eire) - Triarius vs Achmaenid (NA) - batesmotel

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:24 pm
by iversonjm
Crowded NA/UK game posted (I think its actually under the miverson name). Password "crowded"

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:24 pm
by ericdoman1
Hi TGM

Have issued our comp cup challenge, pw = mouser

Cheers


Eric

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:19 am
by todd645
Game 4 (open) Skythian (NA) – Todd645 vs Alexandrian Macedonian (UK&Eire) - stockwellpete

Skythian 42/67 Macedonian 56/52

Go NA!

There was some nice terrain despite it being open. The Skythian general picked the battlefield with an orchard and hill on the left, and the same on the right with a few small steep hills. I knew that I had no hope against the Macedonian pike, so the plan was to delay that clash as long as possible and use the Greek hoplites as the sacrificial lambs in the center. The Thracians took up the left, but the Macedonian MF was there in force and looked like a bad bet. On the right, the Skythian commander took all of the cavalry in an attempt to overwhelm the superior Macedonian lancers. This gambit paid off, and the Macedonian horse was destroyed during a running battle against Skythian archers. The Greeks were crushed in the center, but our superior numbers allowed that to be an OK trade. The Thracians did well on the left, but it was pretty much a wash in the end.

Thanks for a great series of games!

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:29 am
by stockwellpete
Sorry team. :oops: I'm no good with "ancients" I'm afraid - I just play medieval these days and I should have been firmer with my initial "no thanks" to Eric when he asked me to stand-in for the player who dropped out. I hope you can make up the deficit in the other games. Well done to Todd who completely outplayed me from beginning to end in our match. As for me, I am back into my time machine and the dial is set for the 13th century! :D

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:02 am
by massina_nz
Round 3 - ROTW vs Europe

Skythians (ROTW) [massina_nz] 57/75 vs Thracians (Europe) [cavehobbit] 74/74

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:32 am
by ericdoman1
Pete - no problem mate, you have done very well so cheers.

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:42 pm
by iversonjm
iversonjm wrote:Crowded NA/UK game posted (I think its actually under the miverson name). Password "crowded"
Maharg hasn't picked this up yet, but I wanted to let folks know that I will be away for the next week. So if I am slow to respond, that is why.

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:03 pm
by ericdoman1
Hi Matt

just played and lost agst him so he knows about the challenge.

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:26 am
by rexhurley
massina_nz wrote:Round 3 - ROTW vs Europe

Skythians (ROTW) [massina_nz] 57/75 vs Thracians (Europe) [cavehobbit] 74/74
Yippee go captain, I'm still at it with boores but due to commmitments he is only doing a couple of turns in the weekend hopefully finish this week

So far

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:21 am
by ericdoman1
UK & Eire = 7 pts (649 bps)
North America = 7 pts (574 bps)
ROTW = 5 pts (540 bps)
Europe = 3 pts (445 bps)

Round 3

North America vs UK & Eire

Game 1 (very crowded) Classical Indian (UK&Eire) – ericdoman1 vs Thracian(NA) -TGM
Game 2 (crowded) Classical Indian(NA) - iversonjm vs Skythian (Uk&Eire) – maharg25
Game 3 (mixed). Achmaenid(UK&Eire)- ianiow vs Alexandrian Macedonian(NA) - deeter
Game 4 (open) Skythian (NA) – Todd645 - 1 (43/67) vs Alexandrian Macedonian (UK&Eire) - stockwellpete - 0 (56/52)
Game 5 (very open)Thracian (UK&Eire) - Triarius vs Achmaenid (NA) - batesmotel

Europe vs ROTW

Game 1 (very crowded) Thracian(ROTW)- jonno vs Classical Indian(Europe) -Finir
Game 2 (crowded) Thracian(Europe) - cavehobbit 0 (74/74) vs Skythian (ROTW)- Massina_nz 1 (57/75)
Game 3 (mixed) Classical Indian (ROTW)- rexhurley vs Skythian(Europe) -Boores
Game 4 (open) Alexandrian Macedonian(Europe) -dvorkin vs Later Archie Persians (ROTW)- tullius
Game 5 (very open) Alexandrain Macedonian (ROTW)- Fedem vs Later Archie Persians (Europe) – Hidde

As for my game with TGM.

Firstly due to tiredness (feeble excuse), I chose the wrong map.

It is the map with a very large hilly area in the centre, crested by steep hills, small plateau in the centre and a large plateau on the right. Open ground my far left.

TGM had his hoplites in the open and a mass of skirmishers across the board. His MF were able to occupy parts of the steep hill and so have a very good defensive position agst all of my mounted.

My left is about to go but then I will have a number of archers on top of a steep hill to try and secure the flank. My right will succumb to the pressure of TGMs mf and the centre is in the balance. I think I am on 28/58 and TGM is on 30/76 BUT we are taking equal amounts of bp losses, something I can not afford.

So not looking good chaps.

Re: Companions Cup

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:20 pm
by rexhurley
Round 3 - ROTW vs Europe

Classical Indians (ROTW) [rexhurley] 43/65 vs Skythian (Europe) [Boores] 61/56

Thanks for the game Boores and continuing to pay even though it was uphill for you in the second half of the game.

Thanks for the event Eric would love to be involved in another if the opportunity arose.

And yes finally a victory for the Punjabis against the Skythians!