Caracole II -- Phase 2

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Ulysisgrunt » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:33 pm

Should we start the challenges now, or wait for a consensus on options allowed?

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:51 pm

Start fightin'.

I'm planning to allow all new options, but not require them.

If someone hasn't bought the expansion, they can decline the proposal and explain.

If someone doesn't like the terrain option, they can decline and offer an alternative.

I'll post instructions to this effect -- once I get through my spring yard work tasks.

John
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Pod C

Post by Ulysisgrunt » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:48 am

Dear fellow bottom-feeders-

I would like to propose the following games; all are from Tercio to Salvo; if this is a problem please let me know:

deadtorius- Dutch 1620-1639 vs. Spanish 1621-1634

egos: Dutch 1620-1639 vs. Spanish 1621-1634

ggarynorman: Dutch 1640-1648 vs. Spanish 1635-1648

Hrothgar: Dutch 1640-1648 vs. Spanish 1635-1648

susji: Ottoman Turkish 1560-1609 vs. Polish 1576-1610

Triarius: Ottoman Turkish 1560-1609 vs. Polish 1576-1610
If acceptable, please post challenges and let me know.

Many thanks
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Dortmund » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:05 am

rbodleyscott wrote:Challenge proposal for Dortmund:

Russian 1598-1620 vs Polish 1576-1610 Terrain: Agricultural
Hello, Richard! Please, don't laugh :P. The problem is that I've lost my credit card somewhere in my house and I don't have yet the new expansion. If you don't mind we can wait until I have the new card ready.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:19 am

Dortmund wrote:
rbodleyscott wrote:Challenge proposal for Dortmund:

Russian 1598-1620 vs Polish 1576-1610 Terrain: Agricultural
Hello, Richard! Please, don't laugh :P. The problem is that I've lost my credit card somewhere in my house and I don't have yet the new expansion. If you don't mind we can wait until I have the new card ready.
Am I at least allowed to smile a bit?
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Hrothgar » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:50 pm

Ulysisgrunt,

I'll take the Dutch. What sort of terrain did you have in mind?

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Ulysisgrunt » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:01 am

Potluck?

Agricultural?


Your choice!
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by Hrothgar » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:59 am

Ulysisgrunt,

It's set up. I went w/ Agricultural, which seems to be the default. PW = ulysis.

Good game!
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:07 pm

Pod A result:

rbodleyscott (French Huguenot 1600-1610) (13%) won vs Aryaman (Spanish 1600-1609) (49%)

The terrain was Pot Luck, but pot luck decreed that the battle be fought on heavily wooded terrain. The Spanish picked a good clear position on a hill, but their position was compromised when the French commanded arquebusiers won the battle for the wood on their right, so they advanced off the hill. The Royal Swiss made up for the deficiencies of the rest of the French infantry, by quickly defeating one Average Tercio, and fighting one of the Elite Tercio Viejos to a standstill until they were charged in the rear by French cuirassiers. French cuirassaiers, assisted by commanded shot, dealt with the Spanish gendarmes, although not without heavy losses amongst the arquebusiers.

Many thanks Aryaman for an interesting game. Sorry about the terrain.
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by cavehobbit » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:24 am

Pod A challenges:

Aryaman: German Catholic 1639-48 vs English 1634-41

Batesmotel: Spanish 1635-48 vs Russian 1630-48

Dortmund: Weimarian 1635-43 vs German Catholic 1632-48

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:42 pm

Results posted to here.

Note I modified the scoring system to what I hope is a final form.

Players receive 1 point for a loss and 3 points for a win. This is to reward not just winning, but also playing.

Best regards,

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:53 pm

All,

I have updated the instructions to address the "Tercio to Salvo" module and terrain options. Also note the change to run on "medium" maps.

Best regards,

John

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Pod3 Game Results

Post by Ulysisgrunt » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:59 pm

In a well fought and bloody battle the experience of the Spanish Infantry was decisive, overcoming my ineptness (chasing hose into the woods, where I could not charge).

Hrothgar (loss) Dutch 1640-1648 loss 56%

Ulysisgrunt (win) Spanish 1621-1634 loss 28%

Many thanks for the game
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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:09 am

Result posted.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by flatsix518 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:26 am

Open challenge to all my Pod B dance partners:

Hutze
iandavidsmith
rumguff
shawkhan2
Thegraymouser
Vadim84

Italian Wars - Pot Luck Terrain - French 1494-1525 vs Italian 1494-1530

'You've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?'

:D :D :D

Best regards,

John

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by shawkhan2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:54 pm

Alrighty then flatsix.

I am going to re-constitute the Roman empire, while you impatiently await the days of French glory.

PW, as always, khannnn

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by rumguff » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:23 pm

Challenges posted via PM for Hutze and Flatsix.

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by rumguff » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:41 pm

Flatsix - our game is posted - I took the Italians. Password is "flatrum".

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by TheGrayMouser » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:25 pm

flatsix518 wrote:Open challenge to all my Pod B dance partners:

Hutze
iandavidsmith
rumguff
shawkhan2
Thegraymouser
Vadim84

Italian Wars - Pot Luck Terrain - French 1494-1525 vs Italian 1494-1530

'You've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?'

:D :D :D

Best regards,

John
took the Italians, password: "pizzapie"

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Re: Caracole II -- Phase 2

Post by deadtorius » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:25 am

deadtorius (54%) victorious Vs Hrothgar (63%)

It was an interesting match as I deployed to my far left in the hopes of making for a hill over there. The Transylvanians sent their horse off to my right flank and by turn 3 I had made the hill only to discover the lure of spring flowers had attracted some crafty Transylvanians who were hiding on the hill in the woods. A bloody fight which could have gone either way, but God smiled upon the righteous Catholic forces and broke a unit of Transylvanian pike and shot before the enemies final turn, taking the win, barely.
Thanks for a great game.

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