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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Macedonczyk » Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm

Round 4
Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) defeats Nyczar (Scots-Irish 50 BC-476 AD) 43:13

Hard game where terrain was good for Arab (no rough terrain in centre and hill + forest on wings which limit possibility of flank attack by chariots).
Scots has made some gambit attack uphill with medium foot on lancers to unlock road to my back for chariot but my lancers keep disrupt nearly all attacks. At the same time my veteran spearmans slowly win battle with other Scotts medium foot.

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by nyczar » Wed May 20, 2020 3:55 pm

Macedonczyk wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Round 4
Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) defeats Nyczar (Scots-Irish 50 BC-476 AD) 43:13

Hard game where terrain was good for Arab (no rough terrain in centre and hill + forest on wings which limit possibility of flank attack by chariots).
Scots has made some gambit attack uphill with medium foot on lancers to unlock road to my back for chariot but my lancers keep disrupt nearly all attacks. At the same time my veteran spearmans slowly win battle with other Scotts medium foot.
Stymied by skill and offensive spears exposing the weakness of the Scot horde: low staying power and little armor... back to the drawing board... Good game well played.

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Semi-final draw details here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 am

The semi-final draw for the 2020 KO Tournament will take place on Sunday at the usual time - 9pm (BST).

1. Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD)
2. klayeckles (Indo-Greek 175 BC-10 AD with Indian 500BC-319 AD allies)
3. harveylh (Andalusian 756-1049 AD)
4. Questar17 (Pontic 110-85 BC)

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Questar17 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:21 pm

Quarter-Final:

Questar17 (Pontic 110-85 BC) beat Schweetness101 (Andalusian 756-1049 AD) 36:27 ended on nightfall

On very rough and mountainous terrain with deep stream in the middle both opponents preferred to use very cautious tactics, mainly challenging via lots of skirmishers
However every score point was valuable for both parties taking into how difficult was to gain them

Very challenging game till the end

Thank you for the game and see you soon

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Schweetness101 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 pm

Questar17 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Quarter-Final:

Questar17 (Pontic 110-85 BC) beat Schweetness101 (Andalusian 756-1049 AD) 36:27 ended on nightfall

On very rough and mountainous terrain with deep stream in the middle both opponents preferred to use very cautious tactics, mainly challenging via lots of skirmishers
However every score point was valuable for both parties taking into how difficult was to gain them

Very challenging game till the end

Thank you for the game and see you soon
GG Questar. here's a pic about mid game for those interested in what the terrain looked like:
https://i.imgur.com/cOEVLZo.jpg

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Re: Semi-final draw "live" this Sunday 9pm (BST)

Post by stockwellpete » Sun May 24, 2020 10:31 am

Semi-final preview
The two favourites harveylh and klayeckles made it though their quarter-final matches safely although ConstantinIX came very close to causing an upset, narrowly succumbing to klayeckles 62-50 in the end. The other two players in the draw have never played in the "A" divisions of the Digital League and both have done exceedingly well to reach this stage of the tournament. Macedonczyk has looked very secure throughout the tournament winning his matches with comfortable margins of 50-24, 26-0, 44-10 and 43-13 and looks to have a real chance of making the final, while Questar17, who must be considered the outsider to reach the final, had another close match in the last round narrowly outpointing Schweetness101 with his unfashionable Pontic army.

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun May 24, 2020 7:01 pm

Semi-final results start here

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Re: KO Tournament: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun May 24, 2020 7:02 pm

Semi-final matches start here

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Re: Semi-final draw "live" this Sunday 9pm (BST)

Post by stockwellpete » Sun May 24, 2020 7:23 pm

Semi-final draw
1. Questar17 (Pontic 110-85 BC) v klayeckles (Indo-Greek 175 BC-10 AD with Indian 500BC-319 AD allies)
2. Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) v harveylh (Andalusian 756-1049 AD)

Matches to be completed by 9pm (BST) Sunday 7th June

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Re: KO Tournament: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by harveylh » Sun May 24, 2020 8:07 pm

Semi-final

harveylh (Andalusian 756-1049 AD) challenges Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD), pw mace, pm sent

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Re: KO Tournament: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by klayeckles » Mon May 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Semi final
klayeckles (indoGreek, indian) vs Questar (pontic 110) pw indian pm sent

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Re: Semi-final draw details here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Mon May 25, 2020 5:29 pm

Both semi-finals are under way now.

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Macedonczyk » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 pm

Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) defeats Harveylh (Andalusian 756-1049 AD) 55:19

Map: Mainly plains with a big hill in the middle.
Link to screen with map and moves:
http://imgur.com/a/q383ENk

Plan: Since I could be first only on the right side of the hill, I set all the forces except 3 lancers, camelem and 2 massed arches on the right side.
The center was to conquer a piece of the hill, right wing(the strongest) to deal with the enemy as soon as possible (or push his horses outside the map) and attack the hill from the side (maybe together with the center). The left wing was only to defend itself and retreat. As a result the front would turn 90stp and I would be on the hill.

Implementation: The enemy had some other plans. Probably he wanted to drag me to the hill and encircle so there was no problem with getting up the hill. Because turning the front 90stp made it harder to encricle I did not change my plan. And the fight started mainly on my right wing, skirmished and my lancer quickly routed one horse and disrupted lancer, rest retreat. The left wing (especially as the opponent strengthened his by 2 more horses ordered an evacuation to the hill. The center slowly turned left. I didn't want to attack there because the opponent had an advantage in numbers of units and had a lot of defensive spearman so he waited too. Waiting also had one disadvantage - my 2 veteran spearman suffered heavily from skirmishes. My skirmishes at that time were busy with attacking other skirmishes especially LH on the right wing. Although at some point I was leading 18:0 (most of them were skirmishes + 1H) I wasn't sure if the tactic of removing the skirmishes at the cost of punching my veteran spearman is right. Fortunately my right wing was moving faster than my opponent's right wing and I was able to attack the center from flank first. Additionally one of my lancers from the right wing turned back to help the left wing and very fortunately attacked 2 horses of the opponent. At peak it reached a score of 36:0 but then on my left wing flank attack started and I lost quickly about 15pts there. In centre I lost a Cnc from autobreak in mele (the one that had been heavily shouted earlier) but the lucky rest passed the cohesion test.

It was a very interesting and tough game (my hardest in KO) which if I wasn't lucky or the attack on my flank started 1 or 2 turns earlier I could lost.

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Re: Tournament Results round-up . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm

Semi-finals
1. klayeckles (Indo-Greek 175 BC-10 AD with Indian 500BC-319 AD allies) beat Questar17 (Pontic 110-85 BC) 53-26
2. Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) beat harveylh (Andalusian 756-1049 AD) 55-19

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by harveylh » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:27 am

Macedonczyk wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 pm

It was a very interesting and tough game (my hardest in KO) which if I wasn't lucky or the attack on my flank started 1 or 2 turns earlier I could lost.

It was a very tough game. Macedonczyk made no significant mistakes and considering I had twice as much cavalry as him trying to turn both his flanks, that is outstanding. He had the hill which he used well and that slowed me down 2 turns. And then his lancer from his right-wing arrived in time to take out two of my light spear cavalry. My last chance occurred when I did kill his C-in-C but the five or six units in range all passed their cohesion tests. Well played by Macedonczyk.

Considering the potential matchups, I fully expect his Arab Conquest Army to be the new KO champion.

Harvey

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by klayeckles » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:19 pm

klayeckles (indo-greek+ indian) defeats Questar17(pontic) 53:26

a fun battle that was close until the last turn where a third of his army broke in a massive chain reaction...a broken unit and a dead leader, resulting in a rampaging elephant etc etc. well played and a worthy semi-final match.
Can the hodge-podge olio mixer that is the indo-greeks stand up against perhaps the most feared "super-army" in FOG??? The betting and odds makers, start your predictions here (harveylh has already put his money on the Arabs) we shall see...looking forward to the challenge!

current line... 1.5 to 1 for the Arabs.

klay

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by harveylh » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:22 pm

Since there is interest in this final, I suggest either or both the finalists post some screenshots during the battle. I would enjoy it.

And I think klay has the odds about right. Of course, the terrain map could significantly alter the odds.

Harvey

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Re: Tournament Results round-up . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:29 pm

Final
1. Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD) beat klayeckles (Indo-Greek 175 BC-10 AD with Indian 500BC-319 AD allies) 43-7

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Re: Tournament diary and news . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:32 pm

So this year's final will be between klayeckles (Indo-Greek 175 BC-10 AD with Indian 500BC-319 AD allies) and relative newcomer Macedonczyk (Arab Conquest 638-684 AD). Congratulations to both players for reaching the final and well played too to harveylh and Questar17 for doing so well to reach the semi-final stage. The two finalists can have a break for a few days now and I will get the final under way on Sunday. :wink:

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Re: KO Tournament: winners post your results here . . .

Post by klayeckles » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:56 pm

As Las Vegas odds makers take a closer look at the match up they'er seeing that the Arabs are the perfect "Indo-killer" army... overpowering Cav, more numerous equivalent HF, better MF, and greater number of skirmishers. And overall numbers are almost equal...the one place Indo usually dominates. Only plus in the Indo column is the Army general has more Lifetime KO victories--but that means nothing once the bell rings...

odds now are 2.5:1 in favor of the Arabs, including an accounting of terrain possibilities!

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