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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2017, 06:03:37 AM »
OK, I'm still hungover but here's what you need to do.

1. Choose Start Campaign from the main screen.

2. Click on the word "Allies" in the Opponents box. It should change from Ai to Human. Make sure Fog of War is checked. Check Passwords and Historical Campaign. Then click Start.

3. Read all the dialog boxes. Choose whatever cards you want to use at the start. Then play the Go to War card.

4. Choose Login to set your password. Then choose Login again to start your turn.

5. Play the game. If you want to save in the middle of your turn then use the Save icon, not the End Turn icon, to save your progress. When you start the game up again choose Load Saved Game in the main menu. This will take right into your turn.

6. When you actually finish your turn and want to send me the file, use the End Turn icon. You'll go to a screen that says "Poland, it's your turn. Please login". Click the "Save+Quit" button. You then get to save the game in a new file. Choose a name with our names in it and a turn number so we can keep track. You won't see anything of my units.

7. Email me this new file. I'll set my password and play my turn and send the file back to you. Then we're off and running. You can't login to Poland and I can't login to Germany so all our info is safe.

I'll PM you my email address.

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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2017, 07:42:30 AM »
OK, I'm still hungover but here's what you need to do.

The only thing I didn't do in that list was set up passwords at start. There was, of course, not the slightest inkling anywhere that this was how to set up a pbem game.  ::)

I'll test this soon to make sure I'm doing it right.
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2017, 07:46:45 AM »
Yay, everything went as described!  :bd:

(That wasn't my actual turn, tho, I just sped thru everything fast to test it out.)
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2017, 08:16:49 AM »
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2017, 10:00:45 AM »
Yay, everything went as described!  :bd:

(That wasn't my actual turn, tho, I just sped thru everything fast to test it out.)

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Now stop being nice to each other and start killing each other instead  :knuppel2: :smitten:
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2017, 10:15:34 AM »
I have begun production.

Soon, there will be blitzing. I'm aiming to get Barth's first turn to him by this afternoon.
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2017, 11:04:44 AM »
Don't rush Jason. He's a 'crafty' devil.  :hide:
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2017, 01:48:43 PM »
"Don't rush" is my blitzkrieg motto!  :bd:

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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #83 on: March 18, 2017, 02:39:21 PM »
"Festina lente."  Augustus Caesar.
(Hasten, but slowly.)
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #84 on: March 18, 2017, 03:00:07 PM »
"Don't rush" is my blitzkrieg motto!  :bd:


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There was no Blitz in the Krieg yet in Fall Weiss. In Fall Gelb, there was, perhaps, but they did not realise it at the time then either. 

edit typos. Damn cellphones, Germans had them they'd never conquered anything
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2017, 08:28:00 PM »
True, they only kinda discovered blitzkrieg by accident after the fact, including for Fall Gelb. Even though they had a daring strategic thrust plan for demonstrating a Schiefflinesque attack into the Lowlands and then racing some panzer troops across the Ards to cut off the French marching up to help (and still flanking the Maginot that way), the Germans still expected the conquest of France to take basically all winter and maybe next spring. They were as surprised as anyone at how quickly France collapsed. Come to think of it, this might have informed their expectations of what the Bulge would accomplish (even if on a lesser scale against stiffer opposition): the Blitz had never really failed them before.

Anyway. Haven't done my first turn yet; I've only been working on the introduction so far. My loose plan is now to do the first turn tomorrow morning and send it in before continuing with AAR production.
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2017, 07:24:11 AM »
Jason, you're right at the german's being surprised at the success of blitzkrieg.  But they earned that success.
Arguably, the biggest factor was that early on Guderian insisted on a dedicated corps for panzer divisions.
If the divisions had been put into a regular army corps, with infantry walking to contact, the speed of blitzkrieg could not have occurred.  Each corps commander would hold back the panzer division to not outrun his other formations.
After a few training exercises as a mechanized corps, he realised it would be revolutionary.
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2017, 08:38:33 AM »
Jason, you're right at the german's being surprised at the success of blitzkrieg.  But they earned that success.

True. I'm not gonna lie, I squee'd when I randomly clicked on Guderian -- whose mechanized corps is sitting around ready to go (with arty and engineering support from the 4th Army.)
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Re: DC3 Barbarossa, Bart vs Jason, aftermath discussion thread
« Reply #88 on: March 19, 2017, 01:58:05 PM »
Whew! 1st Turn sent off. Going to be a while before my AARs start coming in, but material has been generated!
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.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.