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Re: US Evening Games

Post  skelos on Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:37 pm

I am looking to get more playing time/learning the system more. My main issue is that I am at work when the non-weekend games start.

So, I am seeing how much interest there would be for players wanting to play/learn on Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings. Perhaps start out with a training session or two (hopefully an advanced volunteer to show us some stuff like how to host a game, basics working with the KS mod format, etc.). Say around 9PM Eastern Standard time to give US West coast players an opportunity to get home and play a bit.

Ideally I would envision a training session or two (or more if warranted/wanted) and then a progression to scenarios that last an hour or two to get our feet wet, etc.
The goal would be to attract more US players, become more fluent in the game mechanics, more experienced in the game play overall and then able to help build mods, etc. to take some pressure off of other mod builders and for fun!

Based on this experience we might be able to recruit a bit more on the Norb/Matrix forums to attract like players. I have noticed that a lot of the non KS games that are being played through Steam really operate under the same time frame that the current KS group plays under (Mitra looks to be leading this and he is in Italy), so there could be a pool of US players that have like issues.

Feedback would be appreciated to see an interest level.

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Post  Mark87 on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:01 pm

I would definitely show up to some events Tom. I'm not very good at teaching being as I am very mercurial player, but I would be happy to interject my two cents here and there.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:10 pm

I put this topic into its own thread, Tom. I hope you don't mind.

Yes, I think this would be a good idea and would be happy to help out. There must be at least a few US players who would find evening play more convenient than playing in the afternoon.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:17 am

There is a Matrix forum member called ETF. He has an account at NSD forums too. I know he is looking for a US based evening MP group. I'll tell him about this thread.

This is a great initiative Tom. If I am not working the next day I could even do an all-nighter occasionally.

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Post  skelos on Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:42 pm

Thank guys. We shall see the response that it received for this idea. Very Happy
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Post  Captal on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:03 pm

I would be interested in playing also.
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Post  skelos on Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:26 pm

Great to hear Captal. Let's see if we can wait another week and get a couple others.

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Uncle Billy on Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:33 pm

Now someone needs to pick a time.

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Captal on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:13 pm

Now that I have participated in my first MP game (a massive Russian v French affair that lasted almost six hours on Sunday), I have some thoughts/suggestions for the US evening game:

- 9PM Eastern start is going to be painful for work the next day. Do we know roughly how the American and Canadian players are spread across the continent i.e. Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific? I am Eastern.

- Based on the OP desires, and after the chaos I just participated in Sunday, perhaps we focus this game on smaller training-like scenarios?

So, I was thinking maybe a small two-hour Division v Division fight with players taking Brigades. Something like 4 v 4 with 2 Inf Brigades, 1 Cav Brigade and 1 Art Battery each? Maybe start at 8PM Eastern? Maybe Wednesdays (when wife has tennis Smile )?

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Post  Uncle Billy on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:17 pm

I live in Colorado but I am flexible on the starting time. When an American group was playing SOWGB during the weekdays, we'd start at 7-7:30PM EST.

Training sessions are a good idea, but for the life of me, I'd say you got a good dose of boot camp in that battle yesterday. I doubt that we'd have enough players for PvP, so we'd likely play co-op against the AI.

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Captal on Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:02 pm

Uncle Billy, I think you are the senior guy in this conversation.  Are you or somebody else willing to host a small co-op game this Wednesday starting in the lobby at 7:30 EST and see who shows up?  Or is there already another game on this Wednesday at 8:00 GMT?
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:04 pm

I usually make a scenario for a Wednesday fight, it can be a smaller affair that runs 2 hours. I'll put something together for a planned 19:30 EST battle.

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Guest on Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:56 pm

I might be able to join some Wednesday night games.

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Post  Captal on Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:10 pm

Uncle Billy wrote:I usually make a scenario for a Wednesday fight, it can be a smaller affair that runs 2 hours.  I'll put something together for a planned 19:30 EST battle.

That sounds great.  Should we post an announcement in the "arranged games" section?   Thanks again.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:30 pm

I put together a small co-op scenario for a game this evening starting at 19:30EST. It is primarily geared for brigade command and will run for 2 hours. There will be one mixed division on each side. We will be playing as the Austrians.

9. ArmeeKorps: Feldmarschalleutnant Ignaz Gyulai (8880 Inf. 944 Cav. 12 Guns))

Division Gyulai: Generalleutnant Gyulai (8880 Inf. 944 Cav. 12 Guns)
Brigade Colloredo: Generalmajor Colloredo (4500 Inf. 7 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.4)
Brigade Schmidt: Generalmajor Schmidt (1500 Inf. 3 battalions Avg. Exp. 3.0)
Brigade Hager: Generalmajor Hager (2880 Inf. 4 battalions Avg. Exp. 7.0)
Frimont Husaren (Regt No 9): Oberst Count Von Gilsen (944 Cav. 4 squadrons Avg.Exp. 5.0)
7. Coy 6. Artillerie Regt: Hauptmann Brigade Batterie 7/6 (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
8. Coy 2. Artillerie Regt: Hauptmann Brigade Batterie 8/2 (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)

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Post  Captal on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:51 pm

Thanks Uncle Billy.  Guess seven would be the optimum number of players.   I will make a new announcement in the Arranged Games forum
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KS Napoleon Small Co-Op Battle Weds, Feb 10th, 00:30GMT, 19:30EST

Post  Captal on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:07 pm

Uncle Billy has put together a small co-op scenario.  Start time and size is focused to allow new North American players to get some MP experience.  It is designed for brigade command and will run for 2 hours.  There will be one mixed division on each side.  We will be playing as the Austrians.  Meet in the TS lobby at 19:30 EST.

9. ArmeeKorps: Feldmarschalleutnant Ignaz Gyulai (8880 Inf. 944 Cav. 12 Guns))

Division Gyulai: Generalleutnant Gyulai (8880 Inf. 944 Cav. 12 Guns)
Brigade Colloredo: Generalmajor Colloredo (4500 Inf. 7 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.4)
Brigade Schmidt: Generalmajor Schmidt (1500 Inf. 3 battalions Avg. Exp. 3.0)
Brigade Hager: Generalmajor Hager (2880 Inf. 4 battalions Avg. Exp. 7.0)
Frimont Husaren (Regt No 9): Oberst Count Von Gilsen (944 Cav. 4 squadrons Avg.Exp. 5.0)
7. Coy 6. Artillerie Regt: Hauptmann Brigade Batterie 7/6 (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
8. Coy 2. Artillerie Regt: Hauptmann Brigade Batterie 8/2 (6 Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)


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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:08 pm

I think it would be clearer to everyone if the US evening games were announced in the US evening games thread Wink

I had assumed that everything would happen there.

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Post  Captal on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:54 pm

The time was discussed there also.  Figured it was best to make a separate announcement also, in case people were not following that thread.
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Re: US Evening Games

Post  scauispo on Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:56 pm

I should be around for it.
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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Captal on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:42 am

Uploaded screen shots from last night to dropbox, but can't share the URL yet as a new member.  I will pm the url to Uncle Billy and see if he can post.

Basically the screen shots show the initial French cavalry attack on our right supported by Italian infantry.  Our Austrian grenadiers are in squares in the foreground; making pretty easy work of the French horsemen. Our artillery is off screen just to the left. Then a French infantry brigade coming over hill to support the Italians.  And then the last two slides are our cavalry counter-attack which routed the Italian and French infantry.

Sorry about having to leave before the finish.  Think my guys would eventually have moved up the hill, but they kept worrying about the remnants of Italian infantry and French cavalry on their right flank.

PS: Was thinking about the leader death issue we had.  I understand trying to achieve realism, but dying a half dozen times while standing 50 yards behind my own infantry got pretty old.  Maybe leaders than get within 50 yards of the enemy die, but otherwise no deaths.  This would prevent leaders standing invincibly next to an enemy formation, while still allowing more playability for us as humans.
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Post  Hunter1212 on Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:57 pm

Hey guys - I am new to the game about a week or so. I live on East coast and would love to be involved in some training/MP battles. I am pretty busy with a bunch of kids so evenings are best for me the 730 - 8 start time should usually work.

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Captal on Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:37 pm

Ok, apparently I am not yet allowed to pm or e-mail a URL either.   If you would like to see the screen shots from Wednesday evening, go to the base dropbox url and then paste this string: s/1mclgchx55vatgp/02Feb16USGame.zip?dl=0

Hopefully this works.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:50 pm

Very nice screenshots. Good to hear you enjoyed the game.

You should really turn that radar off though Wink

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Re: US Evening Games

Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:21 pm

I've made another small scenario and will be available to play , Wednesday at 19:30EST. We will be the Russians, (1807 variety). This will be another scenario focused primarily on brigade play. It will last 2 hrs.

3-y Diviziya: General'nyy leutenant Baron Fabian Osten-Sacken (8646 Inf. 1002 Cav. 24 Guns)
Brigada Gersdorff: General-Mayor Baron Gersdorff (3135 Inf. 6 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.0)
5-ya brigada: General-Mayor 5-ya brigada (2400 Inf. 6 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.3)
Brigada Alekseeva: General-Mayor Ilya Alekseeva (3111 Inf. 6 battalions Avg. Exp. 5.0)
4-y diviziya kazak Polk: Polk polkovnik kazach'yego (1002 Cav. 6 squadrons Avg.Exp. 2.0)
5-y Konnaya Artilleriya: Kapitan 5 loshadi artilleriyskaya batareya (12 Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
25-y Batareya Truppa: Kapitan 25 svet artilleriyskaya batareya (12 Guns Avg. Exp. 6.0)

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