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Postby yeti_c on Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:29 am

I reckon it was a trick from Cairns to see who was the most observant of us all...

Pep wins the prize - and gets a years premium...joke

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Postby MrBenn on Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:36 am

pepperonibread wrote:You can't attack from Ney 04 to Reille 07, and if I understand the legend, you should be able to because Ney 04 is a cavalry territory.

The red arrow on the screenshot points to R06, not R07...

Edit: Just checked Cairns' updated XML, and he's got it right in there... panic over!
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Postby edbeard on Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:42 am

One more thing

Although, it appears in the legend, Unit 2 managed to get his name on the map


There is a word in between and a 0 before the 2 but it is there nonetheless
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Postby BENJIKAT IS DEAD on Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:40 am

edbeard wrote:I'm quite surprised at how long that took to be noticed in a game by someone


Yep I am very surprised I hadn't noticed it before, especially as I have completed nearly 50 games so far (record: 46:3 :) ) - and have 15 more active.

Once again - marvelous, marvelous map cairnswk. =D> =D> =D>
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Postby Suzy1 on Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:17 pm

Cairns, I am still in both games that you invited me to play in. I also played in a couple other ones, doubles and quadruples. The more I play this map and understand it better, the more I love it. Elijah and I both think that you are incredibly talented. Keep the maps coming!!!!
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:50 pm

Suzy1 wrote:Cairns, I am still in both games that you invited me to play in. I also played in a couple other ones, doubles and quadruples. The more I play this map and understand it better, the more I love it. Elijah and I both think that you are incredibly talented. Keep the maps coming!!!!


Thanks Suzy1...apreiate that! Watch out for Das SChloss....
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Postby BENJIKAT IS DEAD on Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:13 am

Thank you once again for this wonderful map! I never imagined that I was a good enough player to get to Colonel, but with this map as a crutch I actually managed it!

I'm now looking forward to doing similar things with Gazala.


The map does have a slight weakness from an aesthetic perspective in that the configuration of the artillery either side of the road, means that many games become left vs right rather than French vs Allies - a very minor point indeed, but one I thought I'd point out.
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:13 am

BENJIKAT IS DEAD wrote:Thank you once again for this wonderful map! I never imagined that I was a good enough player to get to Colonel, but with this map as a crutch I actually managed it!

I'm now looking forward to doing similar things with Gazala.


The map does have a slight weakness from an aesthetic perspective in that the configuration of the artillery either side of the road, means that many games become left vs right rather than French vs Allies - a very minor point indeed, but one I thought I'd point out.


Yes, Benjikat, there are several weak points, one being that Napoleon can't be attacked from the left because of the artillery sitting above left.
However, I might consider a review of this whole gameplay in the near future to make it more equal. Would you be up to being included in that?
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Postby yeti_c on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:23 am

The only changes I would advocate in game play...

Are
a) making Artillery able to attack each other (only ones next to each other)

And

b) add a couple more breaks to the Brussels road
or
c) Adjust M03 to be able to attack RS1

And

d) perhaps make the Napolean & Wellington bonus - autodeploy.

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Postby cairnswk on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:27 am

yeti_c wrote:The only changes I would advocate in game play...

Are
a) making Artillery able to attack each other (only ones next to each other)

And

b) add a couple more breaks to the Brussels road
or
c) Adjust M03 to be able to attack RS1

And

d) perhaps make the Napolean & Wellington bonus - autodeploy.

C.


Considered...but i still don't lilke v. Blucher begin able to gather without bombardment.
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Postby yeti_c on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:29 am

cairnswk wrote:
yeti_c wrote:The only changes I would advocate in game play...

Are
a) making Artillery able to attack each other (only ones next to each other)

And

b) add a couple more breaks to the Brussels road
or
c) Adjust M03 to be able to attack RS1

And

d) perhaps make the Napolean & Wellington bonus - autodeploy.

C.


Considered...but i still don't lilke v. Blucher begin able to gather without bombardment.


That's the beauty of Blucher - it's a bitch to hold though... as it's got very many fronts...

The only applicable cannon for it would be M04 (The allies aren't going to "go american" and kill their own troops - friendly fire style)

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Postby BENJIKAT IS DEAD on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:36 am

cairnswk wrote:However, I might consider a review of this whole gameplay in the near future to make it more equal. Would you be up to being included in that?



Yes I very much would - I'm pretty certain I understand it's subtleties better than anyone.

As I intimated above - the left-right thing is what bugs me most.
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Re: Battle of Waterloo [Quenched]

Postby yeti_c on Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:11 am

Cairns... I love your work...

Please consider this as a map idea...

http://home.gci.net/~stall/pics/trafalgar%20map.jpg

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Re: Battle of Waterloo [Quenched]

Postby cairnswk on Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:54 am

[quote="yeti_c"]Cairns... I love your work...

Please consider this as a map idea...

http://home.gci.net/~stall/pics/trafalgar%20map.jpg

C.[/quote]

C.....thanks for that link....i had targeted trafalgar before but it got put aside in favour of other maps.
it is still on my list for later.
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Re: Battle of Waterloo [Quenched]

Postby yeti_c on Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:17 am

[quote="cairnswk"][quote="yeti_c"]Cairns... I love your work...

Please consider this as a map idea...

http://home.gci.net/~stall/pics/trafalgar%20map.jpg

C.[/quote]

C.....thanks for that link....i had targeted trafalgar before but it got put aside in favour of other maps.
it is still on my list for later.[/quote]

Excellent news!!

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PS just been reading back through this thread to see how the map took shape again... it's quite a journey... Page 10 is where it starts looking like the eventual product!!!
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