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Offline Pete Dero

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Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« on: July 15, 2022, 01:06:29 PM »


Running out of Friday over here and no Friday thread ...


Playing Decisive Campaigns Ardennes Offensive.

Used my 50% Matrix anniversary coupon for this.  If somebody wonders, found out this year that no matter how much you buy the coupon is capped at 50%  :).

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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 01:37:57 PM »
 Finishing getting my butt kicked in FoG2 and FoG2-Medevil tournament.  Getting started on getting my butt kicked in the Combat Mission: Cold World tournament.  CMO work trying to nail down the sound levels of various cold war submarines.
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2022, 02:23:53 PM »
Well doing some PBEM WDS ACW in a tournament and one with Grim Reaper as a teaching tool.  Playtesting a solitaire scenario for the upcoming WDS Rumyantsev '43 Panzer Campaign title and testing Flashpoint Campaign Southern Storm scenarios.  And for a break I'm working my way through the Campaign South Vietnam tutorials.  C'mon retirement!  2 more weeks to go.  Wife kept saying I couldn't sit around and play games all day but since she's leaving I guess I can do just that if I want.

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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2022, 07:02:13 PM »
I too am finishing getting my butt kicked as Baktria in Rome: TW with the Imperium Surrectum mod, billed as ' challenging' and they were not kidding. Was destroyed twice by Rome and Carthage as Syracuse and now getting wrecked by the Saka and Seleucids.

I was originally going to try out DEI for Rome 2 TW but I may switch it up a bit and try out 634 Fire & Swords mod for Attila TW, not sure which faction yet...Tuareg are an available faction (northern Sahara) which sounds epic.

May dabble in some Assassin's Creed: Valhalla as well.
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2022, 11:29:00 PM »
Somewhat of a theme developing here as I am also having my rear end regularly booted in MP Strategic Command ACW ...my record currently stands at 2 and 9 and our Colonial cousins apparently term it on the sporting field :hide:

Lots of Camels as the Tuareg Gus....try not to marry one. ;)
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2022, 09:04:52 AM »
True. It's hard to find a really good Camel-Divorce lawyer. Gonna try to get in some WitE time. Not looking too promising at the moment.  :-[
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2022, 12:39:48 PM »
No gaming.  Watching my favorite golf tournament of the year, the British Open.  Yes, I know it's The Open now but that feels condescending to me and I grew up with it called the British Open.
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2022, 05:04:41 PM »
I too am finishing getting my butt kicked as Baktria in Rome: TW with the Imperium Surrectum mod, billed as ' challenging' and they were not kidding. Was destroyed twice by Rome and Carthage as Syracuse and now getting wrecked by the Saka and Seleucids.

I was originally going to try out DEI for Rome 2 TW but I may switch it up a bit and try out 634 Fire & Swords mod for Attila TW, not sure which faction yet...Tuareg are an available faction (northern Sahara) which sounds epic.

May dabble in some Assassin's Creed: Valhalla as well.

  Those sound good.  As for me -- Unity of Command 2: Desert Rats and boardgame: Wing Leader in its various incarnations.

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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2022, 06:25:26 AM »
Well doing some PBEM WDS ACW in a tournament and one with Grim Reaper as a teaching tool.  Playtesting a solitaire scenario for the upcoming WDS Rumyantsev '43 Panzer Campaign title and testing Flashpoint Campaign Southern Storm scenarios.  And for a break I'm working my way through the Campaign South Vietnam tutorials.  C'mon retirement!  2 more weeks to go.  Wife kept saying I couldn't sit around and play games all day but since she's leaving I guess I can do just that if I want.

Thanks nelmsm for playing against a newbie like me.  He has been providing very good tips/teachings along the way as this is my first PBEM with any of these games.  No doubt I will end up slaughtered but have already learned enough to make it worthwhile:)

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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2022, 06:51:05 AM »
My games room (board games) is recklessly in the conservatory - off limits now it 30+ in the UK!

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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2022, 09:49:21 AM »
The Barry Cunliffe book I am reading on the Scythians has brought me back to the Hellenistic Age, so once my Baktria campaign is over, one way or another, I think I will stick with my DEI plan and AssCreed Odyssey - hoping to break the 'losing on all fronts' theme also.
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Re: Beyond the burning FRIDAY
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2022, 10:33:31 AM »
Well doing some PBEM WDS ACW in a tournament and one with Grim Reaper as a teaching tool.  Playtesting a solitaire scenario for the upcoming WDS Rumyantsev '43 Panzer Campaign title and testing Flashpoint Campaign Southern Storm scenarios.  And for a break I'm working my way through the Campaign South Vietnam tutorials.  C'mon retirement!  2 more weeks to go.  Wife kept saying I couldn't sit around and play games all day but since she's leaving I guess I can do just that if I want.

Thanks nelmsm for playing against a newbie like me.  He has been providing very good tips/teachings along the way as this is my first PBEM with any of these games.  No doubt I will end up slaughtered but have already learned enough to make it worthwhile:)

My pleasure sir!  Always glad to help someone learn the nuances of the Tiller games.  Offer is open to anyone else that might be interested.