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by GentlemanRanker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Ottoman team event : Round 3
Replies: 33
Views: 857

Re: Ottoman team event : Round 3

Bloodbath in the Crimea – GentlemanRanker’s Ottoman Turks defeat TomoeGozens’s Russians: 42 – 61. The map consisted of a large central bowl, with plenty of forest cover and rough ground for both armies on the adjacent high ground. The Ottoman infantry drew up on the lip of the bowl, with the artille...
by GentlemanRanker
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Ottoman team event : Round Two
Replies: 76
Views: 1952

Re: Ottoman team event : Round Two

smjohnso77's Teutonic Knight 1543 – 1561 beat Gentleman Ranker's Ottomans 1560 – 1609: 38 - 60 smjohnso77 chose to forego the potential 200 point advantage, and set up a battle with ‘very large’ forces.  These huge battles are insane; the Knights fielded more units of lancers and pike keils than I c...
by GentlemanRanker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Ottoman team event - Round One, Mohacs
Replies: 56
Views: 2213

Re: Ottoman team event - Round One, Mohacs

Miracle proclaimed at Mohacs! GentlemanRanker’s Hungarians repulsed the Ottoman horde of snooky51, 49 – 61. Both sides started carefully; the Hungarians withdrew out of artillery range and dressed their line, interspersing pike blocks and gendarmes, trying to keep the vulnerable infantry in close su...
by GentlemanRanker
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Ottomans and their enemies - new team event
Replies: 36
Views: 1198

Re: Ottomans and their enemies - new team event

Thank you to Alan, Andre and Brian for taking the trouble to organise another friendly P&S event - I too would like to participate. My preference would be to play as the Nottomans rather that the Ottomans, if only because the Sultan had a decidedly robust approach to dealing with losing generals! Ho...
by GentlemanRanker
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 30 Years War - Round 4 - set-up and results
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: 30 Years War - Round 4 - set-up and results

Referees ruling required: Seeing as a clearly drunken GDod has posted the AAR of our battle to the wrong thread, does that make it technically a win for me? I claim a magnificent Spanish (moral) victory! Admittedly we left the field to the enemy, and may have suffered a just a few more casualties .....
by GentlemanRanker
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 30 Years War - Round 4 - set-up and results
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: 30 Years War - Round 4 begins

Game posted for GDod.

Password: ForlornHope

Which says it all really ...
by GentlemanRanker
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Horse and Musket Campaigns?
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Horse and Musket Campaigns?

I am certainly one of those who would love to see the well balance gameplay mechanisms implemented in this family of turn-based tactical wargames extended to new P&S2 and Horse and Musket games. In the meanwhile, talented modders, such as the late Odenathus, edward77 and Cronos09, and Paul59 (to nam...
by GentlemanRanker
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 30 Years War team event - Round 4
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: 30 Years War team event - Round 4

I increasingly feel the need to get in on this action, even if it is only to provide SnuggleBunnies with yet another walkover.
by GentlemanRanker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Idle curiosity
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Idle curiosity

Thank you for the swift reply, good to know that the TopTeam are on the case.

I can certainly see how appearing to be based in Silicon Valley or L.A. might provide more international cachet for a company than having a head office in, say, Epsom.

Best wishes,

Nick
by GentlemanRanker
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Idle curiosity
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Idle curiosity

When the PBEM++ server logs an event, it uses a Pacific Time timestamp. Why does, what I take to be a British company, Slitherine, appear to have its servers located on the West Coast of America?

A long way to go for a reboot surely?
by GentlemanRanker
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Battle Academy : Scenario Design
Topic: Viewing Multi Player Scenarios
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Viewing Multi Player Scenarios

You can create a multiplayer game using the Slitherine PBEM++ server, and then pick it up and play both sides in a hotseat game. To be able to pick up your own multiplayer games, there needs to be a file called USER.TXT located in ..\Documents\My Games\BBCBA , which contains the line: ALLOWMPHOTSEAT 1
by GentlemanRanker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: the manual hardly explains anything
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: the manual hardly explains anything

Vik, this is not an easy game to master, I find that one of the best ways to get to grips with the complex gameplay is to watch good players in action. Have you checked out SnuggleBunnies’ YouTube channel yet? He offers excellent advice covering force selection, using the terrain, and manoeuvring, w...
by GentlemanRanker
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Modders Corner
Topic: UNDO command in P&S
Replies: 48
Views: 1711

Re: UNDO command in P&S

Many thanks to you both; following the instruction given, I have installed and tested the ‘Undo / Immediate score update’ mod for single player and multiplayer – the mod worked as advertised in both modes. I found a couple of slight departures during installation: To update for SP, added the TEXTURE...
by GentlemanRanker
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Modders Corner
Topic: UNDO command in P&S
Replies: 48
Views: 1711

Re: UNDO command in P&S

Thank you Cronos09, for your continuing efforts to update and enhance this fantastic game. I am sure that every regular player would agree that the immediate change in the battle score is a very welcome, and much needed, UI improvement. The Undo command has cleverly been made to work with the reacti...
by GentlemanRanker
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: SnuggleBunny's Pike and Shot, Field of Glory II, and Sengoku Jidai Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 2012

Re: SnuggleBunny's Pike and Shot, Field of Glory II, and Sengoku Jidai Channel

To help me improve at Pike & Shot and Sengoku Jidai, find that I have enrolled at OUS (Online University of SnuggleBunny). Watching a match on YouTube, then setting up a hot seat game using the same forces, is a good way to get to grips with some of the more elusive aspects of the gameplay. I suspec...
by GentlemanRanker
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: SnuggleBunny's Pike and Shot, Field of Glory II, and Sengoku Jidai Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 2012

Re: SnuggleBunny's Pike and Shot, Field of Glory II, and Sengoku Jidai Channel

This is very welcome news Jack; I have long been a cheerleader for Richard Yorke’s sterling efforts to promote the multiplayer aspect of these excellent, underated games via YouTube. I have found your insightful comments following my numerous losses to you to be most helpful; to have a player of you...
by GentlemanRanker
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Round 2 Challenges
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Round 2 Challenges

It would appear that the honour falls to me to challenge the Team Usagi champion – the fearsome SnuggleBunnies.

Game posted, password: pincushion

[Thank you Brian, I wonder if the rugby term “hospital pass” finds any resonance with this multi-national group.]
by GentlemanRanker
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 2020 team event Round One
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: 2020 team event Round One

GentlemanRanker (Uesugi) beat TheGrayMouser (Tokugawa) 55-62 The Uesgui samurai established an early lead, sweeping away Tokugawa units facing their right flank (this is going to be easy!), only to throw it all away due to the propensity of pursuing units to present their backs to the Tokugawa battl...
by GentlemanRanker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 2020 team event Round One
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: 2020 team event Round One

GentlemanRanker (Uesugi) beat Eobrian2 (Oda) 43-18 The two armies, arrayed in deep formation, clashed on a narrow front between areas of woodland. The superior Oda troops were generally able to prevail in the centre, but space to break through was initially limited. Uesugi ashigaru hidden in the woo...
by GentlemanRanker
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: 2020 team event Round One
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: 2020 team event Round One

GentlemanRanker (Uesugi) beat ahuyton (Toyotomi) 44-18 The Uesugi were gifted a large hill on the right wing, so the Toyotomi thrust favoured their right wing. However, on that side the Uesugi were anchored in broken woodland, bristling with ashigaru , with yari samurai free to operate unhindered in...

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