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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:23 pm

Just curious what this might be. We played a Russo-French game a few nights ago with 4 players vs the AI with 100,000 men on the field at a 6:1 sprite ratio. It worked very smoothly.

I have a figure of 108,000 men and 160 guns. Sprite count won't be an issue as we can go to a ratio of 8:1 or 10:1. Such a game would need all our players and its computer speed that drags us down. More players = more chance of a slow PC and a dropped player.

It would be spectacular to see a game that big with about 8 players a side.

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"I had forgotten there was an objective." - Generallieutenant Mikhail Borozdin I
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Post  Ike on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:31 pm

I agree. Eight players with 100,000 troops around the town of Borodino .... ah....Wink
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Post  Baldwin1 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:47 am

According to Norb, there is no limit. It's like you said; the computer specs and internet connection are what bogs us down. I guess how many sprites you can fit on a map is the only true limit in a world where we all had super computers.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:12 pm

I have a scenario with 99,000 men on the field, that we can try Saturday if we are not having a campaign game. It is designed for 4-10 players and uses the new Lynchburg map. Ideally, we'd need 8 players to fully man both sides. However 5 players would make a challenging co-op game. That is especially true with Martin taking the role of corp commander, General Lieutenant Borozdin. It may well result in another dark page in Russian military history. affraid

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:35 pm

Suits me.

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I'm away this weekend drinking beer, scoffing French grub and playing a 1941 eastern front wargame so I hope you all have a splendid rout time.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:40 pm

Coward!

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:32 pm

It was a choice between Martin's superb rendition of Borozdin weeping and stamping on his hat or free beer for 2 days.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Well now that you put it that way, I see your point.

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Post  Martin on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Actually, you need the free beer to endure my superb rendition of Borozdin weeping and stamping on his hat.

I shall be there Saturday, and if I must order Uncle Billy into the shadow of the valley of death, then I will do my duty. My only regret will be that his partner in crime, Digby, will not be there to join him!

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:42 pm

C'est magnifique, c'est ne pas la guerre.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:51 pm

I have a feeling General Borozdin may not be left with a hat to stomp. Sad This battle could go south in a hurry. It a good thing that's along the Russian LOC.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:29 pm

General Borozdin has received his situation report. A passing aide de camp has reported the stench of fear wafting from the general's tent. Extra hats and hankies have been ordered. Shall we get together at the normal time, Saturday, 20:00BST?

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Post  Martin on Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:01 pm

Sounds good to me.

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