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Campaign update 11/5

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Campaign update 11/5

Post  Father General on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:13 pm

Hello all!

What a great battle on Saturday! Simply fantastic.

The campaign will resume tonight, or sometime tomorrow at the latest. I have a set of orders in queue, which I will process very soon. I am making another upgrade to my computer tonight, so this could happen as late as tomorrow.

With regard to game time, I may have to add a later option. Little does anyone know, I had to take off work early to make Friday's game. (Dedication, Sir!)

We'll be moving along shortly.

-Neal
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Re: Campaign update 11/5

Post  FlashmanKBE on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:54 pm

I had a great time too - thanks to all involved in the planning and the playing. I look forward to more monster HITs games in the future - we've shown that it can be done now! There's no excuse!

Shame Martin dropped at the beginning, although I don't think the result would have changed...

I hope to write an AAR soon - is it ok to make this public for all to enjoy? I doubt it contains anything of value to the opposing team, apart from the occasional humourous anecdote?
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Post  Father General on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:26 pm

I greatly encourage fan fiction, but yes, be mindful of what you say. Don't put your corps commander in a spot.

Remember, the Union Boys have no idea that I'm sending Lee with 60,000 troops to Harper's Ferry.

Oh, did I just say that? Nevermind...
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Re: Campaign update 11/5

Post  Martin on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:53 pm

FlashmanKBE wrote:Shame Martin dropped at the beginning, although I don't think the result would have changed...
But, but......surely they always say of me that my mere presence on the battlefield is worth 20,000 men? Opinion is divided as to which side however.

The frustration of dropping, has finally prompted me to order some powerline adaptors, so I should effectively have a wired connection next time we play. My ISP delivers 60 meg to the wireless router, so if the PAs work as well as promised in terms of stability, I should be able to host some future games.

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Post  Grog on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:41 pm

Martin,

I'm not sure about 20,000 men fella (well, not in Corps v Corps anyways) but I sure appreciated your guidance during early part of the game.

I was just about to follow the AI Div commanders orders to advance north up the Hagerstown Turnpike! when I got your orders to retreat through the town. It was only afterwards that I twigged that we didn't have a human div commander except yourself as 'senior Brigadier'.

Good to meet you in the field, and Baldwin who was a great help to me on Seminary Ridge but must have got frustrated with my fumbling at times.

Well played all and thanks for the awesome experience.

Mike
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Re: Campaign update 11/5

Post  Father General on Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:09 am

AT THIS TIME

I have processed all couriers in my box including those from several weeks ago immediately prior to contact.

We will begin the July 28 turn next.

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Re: Campaign update 11/5

Post  Martin on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:25 am

Grog wrote:Martin,

I'm not sure about 20,000 men fella (well, not in Corps v Corps anyways) but I sure appreciated your guidance during early part of the game.

I was just about to follow the AI Div commanders orders to advance north up the Hagerstown Turnpike! when I got your orders to retreat through the town. It was only afterwards that I twigged that we didn't have a human div commander except yourself as 'senior Brigadier'.

Good to meet you in the field, and Baldwin who was a great help to me on Seminary Ridge but must have got frustrated with my fumbling at times.

Well played all and thanks for the awesome experience.

Mike
It was a delight to fight alongside yourself & Baldwin (however briefly), and I look forward to many future happy retreats together............err but don't tell the Father General.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:44 pm

Martin wrote:But, but......surely they always say of me that my mere presence on the battlefield makes 20,000 men run away?
Fixed that for you. Wink

Neal - can you pls send me the strengths and experience levels of my regts asap as my next order depends on those numbers. Thanks.

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Re: Campaign update 11/5

Post  Martin on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:29 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:
Martin wrote:But, but......surely they always say of me that my mere presence on the battlefield makes 20,000 men run away?
Fixed that for you. Wink

Neal - can you pls send me the strengths and experience levels of my regts asap as my next order depends on those numbers. Thanks.
Sir, this is an outrage! I would demand satisfaction, but I see General Georgia has made off with my dueling pistols.

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