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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: US 2018 Congressional Election-A Congress Infinity AAR
« Last post by Tripoli on September 16, 2018, 04:16:37 PM »
17-24 August

Despite my best efforts, I've been having trouble keeping to my original intent to do a day-by-day campaign tracking the current senate race.  I'm going to switch to a weekly update until I get caught up  :-[

For the week for 17-24 August, I realize that my cash burn rate is too high, with only  $80.3 million left by the end of August.   I create two fund raising surrogates: Mitch McConell and  the head of the RNC, Ronna McDaniel.  While neither is as good as the POTUS or VPOTUS in fundraising, I need Trump and Pence to get out the vote.  I also start creating cheaper radio and web-based advertisements, while saving my powder for the more expensive TV ads for later in the campaign.

The DNC's ads seem to be directed mainly at Health Care and the Economy.  Thus far, these don't seem to be making much headway.  Currently, the RNC is slated to pick up Florida and Missouri, and West Virginia too close to call.  Arizona and North Dakota are also in the toss up category, so current projectsion have the RNC  picking  up as many as 54 seats.

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Tabletop AARs / Re: Close Action: the Indian Ocean: 13 September 1810
« Last post by MengJiao on September 15, 2018, 08:40:34 PM »

  Outnumbered two-to-one, the two French Frigates ran from the RN force only to bump into them at close range at night (in the image we see the French E (Iphigenia) and D (Astree) and the lead RN frigate (A), the Africaine.  The wind is 3 (Oceanic and gusty) and the sea is heaving a bit with oceanic swells:

   Africaine takes unrolls a broadside at Astree and does no damage.  The RN flagship, Boadicea (B), is in the picture:

   Africaine and Iphigenia exchange broadsides at  about 200 yds.  Iphigenia has a better crew and a first broadside bonus and scores some significant damage on the RN Frigate -- which has a bad crew rating but still with good morale -- they pass a morale check to fix their falling rigging and another morale check to avoid getting a worse crew rating:

   
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Tabletop AARs / Re: Close Action: the Indian Ocean: 13 September 1810
« Last post by MengJiao on September 15, 2018, 06:32:56 PM »

  Outnumbered two-to-one, the two French Frigates ran from the RN force only to bump into them at close range at night (in the image we see the French E (Iphigenia) and D (Astree) and the lead RN frigate (A), the Africaine.  The wind is 3 (Oceanic and gusty) and the sea is heaving a bit with oceanic swells:

   Africaine takes unrolls a broadside at Astree and does no damage.  The RN flagship, Boadicea (B), is in the picture:

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Tabletop AARs / Close Action: the Indian Ocean: 13 September 1810
« Last post by MengJiao on September 14, 2018, 12:29:18 PM »

  Outnumbered two-to-one, the two French Frigates ran from the RN force only to bump into them at close range at night (in the image we see the French E (Iphigenia) and D (Astree) and the lead RN frigate (A), the Africaine.  The wind is 3 (Oceanic and gusty) and the sea is heaving a bit with oceanic swells:

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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: US 2018 Congressional Election-A Congress Infinity AAR
« Last post by Tripoli on August 27, 2018, 02:16:14 PM »
15-16 August

I start the 15 August turn with only 2 command points, limiting my ability to take much action beyond beginning to run advertisements in Florida.  Pollilng continues to be problematic, with Montana and North Dakota either leaning Democratic, or a toss-up.



On 16 August I finish creating several successful advertisements addressing Trump Support and Leadership.  I begin running these ads in Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, Florida and West Virginia.  VPOTUS Pence is also available today, so I have him begin barnstroming for Mike Braun, the Republican challenger in Indiana.

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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Hastenbeck: July 26 1757
« Last post by MengJiao on August 27, 2018, 12:28:36 PM »
I'm enjoying your AAR :) Hope you're enjoying the game.

Just so people are clear on one thing, the reason Hameln is the big VP objective despite being a bit "off" to the side of the battle is that is where Cumberland's line of retreat ran.

   Oh yes!  This is a fantastic game.  I think the seven-years' war is pretty tricky.  Superficially, everybody seems to have roughly the same weapons so the balance is pretty close.  One slip and your army is a wreck (for example Kunersdorf).  Anyway, I think this game deals very well with a very difficult set of dynamics.

   And...in conclusion...Cumberland was probably wise to withdraw when he did even if it resulted in a strategic disaster.  The French force has pretty close to overwhelming cavalry and firepower and the infantry can do reasonably well most of the time.  So a reluctant salute to the Duke of Cumberland after all.
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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Hastenbeck: July 26 1757
« Last post by GaryMc on August 27, 2018, 10:53:52 AM »
I'm enjoying your AAR :) Hope you're enjoying the game.

Just so people are clear on one thing, the reason Hameln is the big VP objective despite being a bit "off" to the side of the battle is that is where Cumberland's line of retreat ran.
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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Hastenbeck: July 26 1757
« Last post by MengJiao on August 27, 2018, 10:27:09 AM »


   An hour and a half after the first clash and things are not going well for Cumberland and the Hanoverians:  The French Grenadiers and the Navarre Regiment have stopped the Hanoverian counterattack at a sunken lane and taken a lot of Hanoverian artillery.  Meanwhile French infantry and Cavalry columns are converging on the Hastenbeck area.  The few bright points for Cumberland and company are that the jagers are holding an objective and that the retreat route has been cleared of intruding French light cavalry.  And Hamlen (the really big point objective) is still under Hanoverian control (that's off to the west):

   And everything seems to be going OK for the French and then most of the Regiment DuRoy routs out of the sunken lane.  Good thing regiments Navarre and Picardie and the Grenadiers are on hand to fill the gap there:

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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Hastenbeck: July 26 1757
« Last post by MengJiao on August 27, 2018, 10:06:59 AM »
Is this John Tiller's Seven Years War ?

  Yep!
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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Hastenbeck: July 26 1757
« Last post by Pete Dero on August 27, 2018, 10:04:26 AM »
Is this John Tiller's Seven Years War ?
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