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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2016, 04:06:22 PM »

And you shall have it!  Now, about my impending invasion of France....

Which begs the question... If the French invade France, who surrenders first?!
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2016, 04:32:35 PM »
The result is Seduction, not Surrender. 

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2016, 06:02:16 PM »
and we're back to porn...
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2016, 06:59:16 PM »
Only if it's a public display.  :)

Though either way we have drugs too, given the inevitable presence of alcohol.   :D

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2016, 07:30:33 PM »
I turn my back for one minute...

I still need to hear from Lancer4321, Blackhorse, and Leg22 over at the organizational e-mail.

Bob (to my great regret!) has had computer difficulties punch him out of this one so I've activated Dom to the ranks of the regulars.

Morale post to come shortly.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2016, 08:28:43 PM »
I am ready.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2016, 09:04:35 PM »
@Dom:  Glad of it!

And so to feelings, mood rings, serotonin deficiencies, and other things like marching that affect morale:



Nothing too complicated here.  The longer one marches each day, the more the morale drops.  Only full days of rest can restore lost morale.  Zero morale troops are, well, hard to control.

And combat...

Battlefields are areas 5km X 5km.  They will be set up based on the terrain and other circumstances whenever two large forces make contact.  Vedettes, obviously, do not start combats.  I will explain those details of combats leaders need to know when they occur.  However, again as should be evident, units are not eligible to participate in a combat unless it has entered the square described above.  This is why the length of troops on the march can matter so very much.

I'm going to give the missing players a few more days, but these, in sum, are the rules as they will be given to the commanders.  I will gladly entertain any questions you might have.

Following final preparations, I will be mailing the two sides a group e-mail encouraging them to consult.  Then, I will ask the respective commanders for final orders as well as initial troop dispositions.  Thereafter the game clock will start running and all communication should only be through the umpire.

Salute!





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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2016, 09:38:13 PM »
Morale post to come shortly.

On any other website, this would not be a dangerous proposition. With the misanthropes we have around here, tho...
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2016, 09:53:19 PM »
Morale...

Not moral.

I know better than to hope for the impossible.
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2016, 06:26:56 AM »
Trust me, these guys know how to keep up their morale ;)
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2016, 01:28:31 PM »
To all corps commanders: if I receive word you or your divisional or brigade commanders have crossed into Spain during this operation, I shall require a full report. -- Napoleon

I hear Russia is quite nice this time of year...

Per my subsequent communique, Russia is right out. It is a very silly place! With huge...

{groping for the best description}

...tracts of land!!


{rummaging around}

Look! This report justifies my concern that Russia will be a ruinous distraction!

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2016, 01:17:00 PM »
So, Spain (nor Egypt) is not so distracting, it appears.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2016, 02:07:05 PM »
But their women are generally much cuter, so they have that advantage.  :coolsmiley:
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2016, 07:09:42 PM »
Well played, sir. Well played.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Organizational Post
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2016, 09:38:11 PM »
OK, before you straight loonies drive your armies into some weird ditch...or cul-de-sac at a minimum...I've taken the liberty of swapping in those who have contacted me for those who have not.  I realize this gives us a very thin reserve, but I figure a good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow.  Check the OP for new assignments.  MetalDog...saddle the hell up, brother.  You might well be going to Montana soon.

With that said, I'm going to give to evening tomorrow (Tuesday, GMT -6) to squawk and then I'm sending out briefings to both sides.

To the fields of honor, men!

To the fields of honor...
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