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Since we don't need depression,although it has been creeping in lately,we better huddle ourselves in good memories.

What were the moments when you felt like the greatest general ever?With which brilliant move did you turn the game around?Or did you just blitzed on through there?

I personally haven't yet defeated another player by a stroke of genius,maybe with some luck... so my best memery uptill now would have to be my game against Jordy in which I managed to conquer the whole of Europe.Russia was a trench situation on the Dnjepr and around Leningrad,Med and Iraq were Allied.Eventually Jordy landed in Spain and slowly pushed me back to Berlin.I couldn't pull troops from the eastfront cos else I would have to deal with a bunch of reds going on the offensive as well.It was a good fight,learned a lot about defending and small counterattacks.

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During the Ryder Cup game against Archibald. As the Axis I was already seriously behind schedule in Russia and had lost North Africa and Sicily to the Allies. On the plus side, I had Leningrad and could have pushed for Moscow -- which I was three hexes away from and in force -- except I didn't want to trigger the Siberian Reserves. Elsewhere I had Spain and all of Scandinavia, so the Axis wasn't exactly on it's last legs, only losing the momentum.

Applying pressure on all fronts a turn came where Lisbon, Gibraltar and Kiev fell simultaneously. For that brief moment I felt as though I might slowly grind out a victory.

But Archibald, fine player that he is, read the situation correctly, my L=4 airfleets were very worn down and I couldn't afford to continue reinforcing them on all fronts. He kept hitting back with his own air and, unable to effectively counter him, I resigned the game rather than force both of us to play through a slow grind.

It was very instructive because it showed how the Russian Campaign can be lost in Sweden! I spent too much time conquering Norway and it's neighbor and had four armies with an HQ stuck there, despite the fact Sweden had capitulated the previous turn, while the rest of my forces were jumping into the USSR.

The allies also had a substantial MPP bonus from a larger bid than usual, but the basic principle still applies.

Not having those units where they should have been meant the difference between winning and losing the game. A fine example of losing the war by winning a campaign!

Anyway, point gained or given, that was a very enjoyable game against a very fine and gracious adversary and I don't regret it. A far more enjoyable experience than many of my victories, which I also enjoyed immensly against fine opponents.

[ October 02, 2003, 01:19 PM: Message edited by: JerseyJohn ]

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Kurt88, when I read the title of the topic, I was also going to sight that game. By far the longest game I've ever played and at several times I thought I had lost the war. I believe the battle in Africa went back and forth as well for about 1 1/2 years and until the landings in Spain it was following quite a historical path. Until the last 3 or 4 months of the war That game could of gone either way. Ahhhh, the memories smile.gif

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In one early game against my worthy opponent Immer Etwas, he had a particularly tough defense of France but had moved a Med garrison unit. Italy entered unexpectedly. I was able to operate Rommel and a couple of tanks south to outflank the French line and complete the conquest of France more or less on schedule, but it was looking dim before that. I've managed a few other interesting "snatches of victory from the jaws of defeat" in other games, but that was the most memorable. Flexibility is important.

And then there was my lone wolf U-boat sub lurking in the middle of the Atlantic that managed to surprise and sink an unescorted UK HQ transport. But that was just pure luck ... smile.gif

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Kurt88, when I read the title of the topic, I was also going to sight that game. By far the longest game I've ever played and at several times I thought I had lost the war. I believe the battle in Africa went back and forth as well for about 1 1/2 years and until the landings in Spain it was following quite a historical path. Until the last 3 or 4 months of the war That game could of gone either way. Ahhhh, the memories

Yeah,I remember it like it was yesterday!

I just joined the tcp/ip league.Iron Ranger,Leopard and Some God trampled all over me.

With you I had my first game in which actually had things going for a while.

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:D Love it.

I think you made a posting on that a long time ago, about how the AI does it if Germany takes too long to DoW on LC.

I have to admit the AI has also surprised me a few times. But mostly in situations where I'm expecting a massive counterattack but instead the AI lifts it's skirts and flees! There's something about the way it's done that always seems funny.

Sometimes it also sends sacrificial lamb corps to cover the armies which have just abandoned a perfectly fine defensive line.

[ October 03, 2003, 07:27 PM: Message edited by: JerseyJohn ]

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A game against Sand Castle. He got bogged down in Spain because of highly entrenched fighters and was slow to start in the Soviet Union. There was trench warefare breaking out on the German-Russian border. I needed to break the stalemate so I Landed the Anglo-American force in the Baltic near Berlin to provide a distraction. Meanwhile I made a HUGE attack to link up with the landing forces. Unfortuantly, his line held. Due to that, his lucky tech rolls, and the breakdown of my eyes I gave him the victory.

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One of my best/favorte games was against Zapp. It was after we were both experenced and when patch 1.06 was still out (carrier in port bug). As axis I lasted till early 1945 before surrendering. Twice I failed the currage check and didn't attack aggressively with my navy and sacrifice it for the kill on the all important carriers. This left the land battle around Paris as the Key.

Paris 1943 - The allies have landed and the German High HQ has pulled all reserve forces out of Russia and sent them to the LC to counter attack the American forces in eastern France. The itialians attack out of the south and cut the allied troops supply line to Breast. For three turns the germanys throw everything at an American army in Paris (four sides, no air support). Every turn the unit is ruduced to 1 and allied air destoys several damaged units. Germany sends new fresh units into the breach, after three turns the axis retreat to the MT hexs and Rhine river (and go from L2 to L4 armor in two turns!). I hold out for 30+ more turns but conceade after a failed Battle of the Bulge and facing overwhelling Air/Carrier power from Air King Zapp.

This was a great game with lots of combat as I went for subs in the alantic to cut into the UK MPPs and slow the Air Ace Race.

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When I was playing a game VS Terif and I sank his entire Fleet cause he wanted to kill my German Baltic Fleet soooo bad...he locked it all up until I got Sweden. Then I used air combined to destroy his...Problem was that despite this he used Corps to protect what he had remaining, carriers and still managed to drive me nuts with his Carriers. I thought that I would get a chance to finally do his Navy in entirely...see the expression on my face, how the hell

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As a long time lurker, my favorite was the AAR between Archibald & Rambo. It was a very close fought affair, and if I remember revolved around an attack on London.

Anyway there was a line in one of Archibald's posts that has stuck in my mind since:

Playing Rambo is like trying to stuff a wildcat into a shoebox

That has got to be an SC Classic Quote :D

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Jim:

talk about a close affair. I had game VS Hombre Plin. I was really underestimating this guy. I took him all the way to Stalingrad and even let him back up by taking huge tracts in France by this point. I couldn't do him in! I got lazy and wasn't resupplying my foreign legions tongue.gif That guy proved there that he was the 4th best SC player I've met. Though I still think it was an extremely close match

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