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Title: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 15, 2018, 03:06:52 PM
Well, I truly hoped it would not come to this, but it seems likely we'll have to track the game's progress here.

S!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: panzerde on November 15, 2018, 03:12:20 PM
Yeah, I was going to give it the rest of today, but I'll email my guys
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 15, 2018, 03:32:03 PM
Just so.

Also, asked Brant to correct spelling up top.

Moves like this are always soooo complicated.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Hatricvs on November 15, 2018, 04:41:46 PM
Is this the start of the end of the beginning of the death of Grogheads?
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Post by: bob48 on November 15, 2018, 04:42:44 PM
Its possible, although the situation is far from clear at present.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on November 16, 2018, 04:06:09 PM
Sadness if so.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2018, 04:07:44 PM
Indeed, Jason. A more amicable outcome would have been preferred, but at least we now have some continuity.
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Post by: Advocator (Scott) on November 16, 2018, 09:15:31 PM
Is this the start of the end of the beginning of the death of Grogheads?

Seems that the site is back up and running... what did I miss out on that would lead to there being any thought of there being a beginning to an end here?
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 16, 2018, 09:46:59 PM
Not that at all, really.

Just that Doug and I had always intended to move the games once these ended, but we honestly didn't know when the GH site would be back up.  I'm working fatigue as I type this...

Glad you made it.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Hatricvs on November 17, 2018, 03:39:13 AM
Is this the start of the end of the beginning of the death of Grogheads?

Seems that the site is back up and running... what did I miss out on that would lead to there being any thought of there being a beginning to an end here?

True, but for me at least the site seems to have lost some of the dynamism that it used to have...I know people need to find their feet and all, but I don't know...there just seems to be little going on and all seems a bit flat!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on November 17, 2018, 09:11:30 AM
The two sites share a lot of the same members, former or current, and by sheer mathematics the time spent typing or reading on one site means less time on the other site. So splitting attention, or migrating all attention here, causes GH to naturally have less content from that member by proportion.

I don't want to impose, so I'll mostly stick with GH (probably, assuming their host migration teething works out), aside from special projects like this.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: panzerde on November 17, 2018, 11:35:08 AM
Let's try and keep the conversation focused on the ongoing Kriegsspiel games in these threads, please.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 17, 2018, 03:01:09 PM
2230 17th April

As I must not let Doug get too far out ahead of me, I will be running the clock either tonight or tomorrow!



Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 18, 2018, 11:05:58 PM
0030 18th April

I can say without fear of correction that that was the craziest run of fatigue calculation I have ever done.

MANY dispatches out.

And, remember, dawn is only four scant hours away.

S!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 25, 2018, 11:07:41 PM
0130 18th April

Dawn in a scant THREE HOURS!

But Bavaria is not quiet.

S!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 27, 2018, 10:06:59 PM
0230 18th April!

TWO HOURS UNTIL DAWN!!

If you seek sitreps, please let me know?

Also, if you have morning orders, time to start deliberating them!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on November 28, 2018, 08:08:24 AM
Time to get busy this afternoon (irl).  :rockon:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on November 30, 2018, 10:13:23 PM
0330 18th April!

One hour 'til dawn.

ONE!

Mua-ha-ha!
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Post by: Advocator (Scott) on November 30, 2018, 10:54:12 PM
What he's trying to say is that in a few short hours Vandamme will arrive and show everyone how to get things done properly.
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Post by: JasonPratt on December 03, 2018, 07:41:47 AM
Is he from Brussels? Does he have muscles? Will he be a hard target?
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 03, 2018, 08:01:46 AM
Most relevantly, can he do those crazy splits?
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Post by: panzerde on December 03, 2018, 05:02:50 PM
Most relevantly, can he do those crazy splits?

Asking the important questions.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 04, 2018, 11:08:07 PM
Heading to dawn shortly.

PLEASE check your in-boxes.

There are folks who (I suspect) want to give me dawn orders that have not.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 05, 2018, 10:19:47 PM
OK, dawn comes TOMORROW.

OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 07, 2018, 12:07:02 AM
0430 18th April!

This, right here, is about to get real.

DAWN!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on December 07, 2018, 03:04:37 PM
Remember, the French are allowed to surrender.

They are not allowed to run away, unless that's part of the plan.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on December 10, 2018, 09:23:07 PM
So, was it a day that lived in infamy?  >:D
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 11, 2018, 12:29:42 PM
So, was it a day that lived in infamy?  >:D

It is proving to live as a day that involved an awful lot of MATH!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 14, 2018, 12:20:36 AM
0530 18th April!

That was an hoot!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on December 14, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
So, was it a day that lived in infamy?  >:D

It is proving to live as a day that involved an awful lot of MATH!

Hm, sounds like artillery.

0530 18th April!

That was an hoot!

....also sounds like artillery? {whhoooooooooooooooot as the shells go whistling by}
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 09:16:06 AM
if you want a thundering broadside, listen to Cyrano go off on this week's podcast :)
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on December 25, 2018, 10:02:56 PM
0730 18th April!

What happened to 0630, you may ask?

Well, ask.

I'll wait.

In the meantime, presume it was consumed along with so much eggnog and rum balls by the holidays.

Oh, and now this sucker is ON.

Merry Christmas, brave ones!


Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Hatricvs on December 31, 2018, 02:16:32 PM
Wishing a Happy New Year to my Marshals and fellow antagonists from your Emperor!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on January 01, 2019, 07:10:21 PM
Why his emperor-ship is looking very fine here in 2019!

And, oh, yes..

0830 18th April!

Between this and the Jena KS, we're now at over 1,000 dispatches received.

ROLL ON!

And Happiest of New Year's to all!





Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on January 07, 2019, 11:56:25 PM
0930 18th April!

So much...so much.

Glad I've still got the videos!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on January 14, 2019, 11:37:22 PM
1030 18th April!

I do not recall J-A being this insane!

Must find a way to blame Vance.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Barthheart on January 15, 2019, 06:18:30 AM
Hey now!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on January 15, 2019, 08:18:51 AM
Are there jeeps involved?

(Who was it who decided to shoot all the jeeps years ago...? I've legitimately forgotten.)
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Barthheart on January 15, 2019, 10:04:42 AM
That would be Cyrano.  :Loser:
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Post by: Cyrano on January 15, 2019, 10:58:45 AM
JK ACTUAL reporting.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 15, 2019, 11:57:39 AM
JK ACTUAL reporting.


Next TTS fight - everyone in jeeps w/ machine guns, in a hedge maze.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on January 16, 2019, 11:29:45 AM
Radio signals sent by emails, routed through comm nodes.

........come to think of it, that might be simulated on CommandOps2.... must ponder this.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on January 16, 2019, 11:32:55 AM
Meanwhile, without going into spoilers, I agree with Cyrano on his judgment of the missive recently sent by Liechtenstein: it was just the best.  :ROFL:

Hopefully it gets into the video record.  :bigthumb: :rockon:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on January 29, 2019, 12:27:02 AM
1130 18th April!

As Doug has said, I think the time has come to gallop a bit.

I'd like to get in a turn every three days or so, especially as things really are hotting up out there!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on January 30, 2019, 07:34:50 PM
1230 18th April!

What say a turn on FRIDAY as well, eh?

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Post by: Cyrano on February 12, 2019, 11:57:05 PM
1330 18th April!

A long way until evening!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on February 17, 2019, 07:18:59 PM
1430 18th April!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on February 20, 2019, 08:02:02 PM
1530 18th April!

This is it, lads!

We can strike while PanzerDe is stricken by illness!!

We'll catch him for sure :D!!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: panzerde on February 20, 2019, 08:18:57 PM
I'm not sick, I'm just going to St. Louis. It isn't San Diego but it isn't that bad...
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on February 20, 2019, 09:24:03 PM
I'm not sick, I'm just going to St. Louis. It isn't San Diego but it isn't that bad...

Voluntarily going to St. Louis might be taken as illness by some.
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Post by: panzerde on February 20, 2019, 09:29:24 PM
I'm not sick, I'm just going to St. Louis. It isn't San Diego but it isn't that bad...

Voluntarily going to St. Louis might be taken as illness by some.

I can't really argue that.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on March 03, 2019, 06:17:57 PM
1630 18th April!

Not done nearly as well as I might have liked.

Ah well, many orders are out!

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Post by: Cyrano on March 07, 2019, 09:13:22 PM
1730 18th April!



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Post by: Cyrano on March 13, 2019, 08:47:12 PM
1830 18th April!

One more for sure before Vance leaves us (for a bit).

Oh, and four hours until dark!
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Post by: JasonPratt on March 14, 2019, 03:28:19 PM
1830 18th April!

One more for sure before Vance leaves us (for a bit).

Vance is critical to our strategy, so he must be prote----! uh, I mean, we'll still be here when he gets back, I'm sure!  :rockon:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on March 15, 2019, 09:54:30 PM
As threatened...

1930 18th April!

JUST THREE HOURS UNTIL DARK!!
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Post by: Cyrano on March 30, 2019, 05:06:04 PM

2030 18th April!

No, no, no.

Too long between turns.

This won't do at all.

TWO HOURS UNTIL DARK!!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on April 02, 2019, 10:49:42 PM
2130 18th April!
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Post by: Cyrano on April 13, 2019, 05:08:06 PM
2230 18th April!

And that, dear ones, is NIGHTFALL.

Shout for sitreps, &c.

Fatigue calculation will begin very, very soon.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on April 13, 2019, 07:07:05 PM
Well, I definitely want a local sitrep, camp position, etc. Just some basic information.
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 15, 2019, 03:08:04 PM
Me too...in fact just about any information would be appreciated....heartily sick of being on the sidelines looking in and not being able to to do a damn thing....well that might be about to change as dawn will bring the beast of Europe to the battlefield!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on April 15, 2019, 03:36:03 PM
......boasting that the antichrist is about to arrive on our captured soil, is not exactly a point in your favor.

But sure, great! -- bounty on the Antichrist now! To the man who shoots him, I shall build a monument and commission an opera for the ages! Who will head the list?!
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 15, 2019, 05:24:58 PM
Ha not if we find you first my friend!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on April 16, 2019, 02:09:36 PM
Whomever you find first, gets first opportunity to rid the world of your infection.

But we won't be hard to find. Just pick a river and follow it until you run into our defenses. We'll be glad to give you a warm, even hot, welcome to Austria! It will be just like you have gone home to your reward before your time!  >:D
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Post by: Cyrano on April 17, 2019, 09:43:40 PM
Gentleman, gentleman.

You're both pretty.

2330 18th April!

Really diving down into Prof. Gill's trilogy and I'll say these things:

1.  I once felt badly about the march rates.  They are merciful.   He records one corps (Austrian) marching for 15 hours and making 13 km.
2.  I once felt badly about the message delay.  They are nothing short of generous.  Charles occasionally got messages over one day late.

The grievous fatigue calculation commences...NOW...

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on April 18, 2019, 09:02:17 AM
I AM NOT EITHER PETTY!


.... .......... oh. Uh. Oh.  :3musketeer:
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 19, 2019, 03:28:28 AM
Hey game time and real time are almost in sync ...well bar it being two hundred and ten years apart....however it is 19th April real time and we are just on the cusp of entering a very important day in the game also the 19th of April... Will it be momentous or just a damp squib...huzzah!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on April 19, 2019, 01:59:18 PM
Incidentally, I applaud your icon referencing the old Legion game!
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 19, 2019, 06:25:36 PM
Well I thank you Sir. It is a game I really enjoyed and what I liked about it was the standard bearer or signifier who is cropped in this icon; for my sins I studied Roman standards and their bearers for quite a few years, therefore the image most definitely has an appeal!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Hatricvs on April 25, 2019, 04:33:42 PM
Anyone have or seen the Vae Victis no 144 game called The Eagles of the Danube: The Campaign of April 1809. I saw a report about someone playing it and it was the first I have heard about this magazine game. Anyone had any experience with it? I am tempted to buy a copy and am just wondering if it is any good... Thoughts?
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Post by: Cyrano on May 08, 2019, 11:18:58 PM
Anyone have or seen the Vae Victis no 144 game called The Eagles of the Danube: The Campaign of April 1809. I saw a report about someone playing it and it was the first I have heard about this magazine game. Anyone had any experience with it? I am tempted to buy a copy and am just wondering if it is any good... Thoughts?

The game's a little uncharacteristic of my other experience with VV, if only because it adopts a point-to-point system for managing the campaign.  In this it resembles a less lovely version of Napoleon: 1806 from Shakos.  Let it be noted that I'm counting on those lads to make their way through ALL the campaigns.    Rules are straight-forward and light.  Nothing much to compare it to, but I liked it.  Shouldn't cost much to obtain either.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on May 08, 2019, 11:20:21 PM
0030 19th April!

FAR too long between turns!  I apologize for that.

Fatigue calculation was some real work, though.

We'll plow through the evening quickly and, remember, dawn is only four hours away!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on May 09, 2019, 09:47:21 AM
Exciting days so far! -- should continue tomorrow!

Without spoiling details or passing along information outside of the courier system, please allow me to honor all the Austrian commanders in their struggles for Operation Maechtiger Panzer!  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on May 09, 2019, 09:54:54 PM
0130 19th April!

Yep, I did it, and I'm not sorry.

Brace for another one shortly.

And then the call for morning orders.

Always open for SitReps, questions, and the like.

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Post by: Cyrano on May 12, 2019, 03:45:42 PM
0230 19th April!

...and the train it won't stop going no way to sloooooow down...

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Post by: Cyrano on May 23, 2019, 10:05:37 PM
0330 19th April!

You are a chatty lot of late and that's excellent.

To stress something Doug mentioned over in his longer posting (well worth a read), there's no real substitute for communication in this game!  Yes, it slows turns down a bit, but it makes everybody's experience that little bit better.

Besides, is there anything so delightful -- or horrifying -- as coming home from work, or perhaps waking up, to find a KS missive you didn't expect waiting for you?

Last call, lads for morning orders!!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 06, 2019, 01:38:37 PM
Well long enough!

Dawn comes tonight.

Last call for morning orders.

Regards,

Control
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Post by: Cyrano on June 06, 2019, 07:25:13 PM
0430 19th April!

All right party people.

This, at least in the history, is where it call got really, really interesting.

Let's see what happens!

Look for a quick couple turns over the weekend as well, especially as Origins soon awaits.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 08, 2019, 05:21:35 PM
0530 19th April!

Rolling right along now!
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Post by: JasonPratt on June 09, 2019, 01:40:29 PM
Rollin Rollin Roland,
Keep those French dogs rollin,

Snowy wind and weather!
Hell bent for leather!

My heart's calculatin'
My true love will be waitin'
Waitin' once we're kickin' out their hides.

GIDDYUP RUN EM DOWN
RUN EM DOWN GIDDYUP
GIDDYUP RUN EM DOWN, RAWHIDE!

DRIVE EM OUT, CUT EM UP
CUT EM UP, DRIVE EM OUT
DRIVE EM OUT, CUT EM UP
CUT EM OUT! -- RAWWWHIIIDDDEEE!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 10, 2019, 11:34:20 PM
0630 19th April!

Whooooeeee...

OK, now the fun really starts.

However, likely the last turn until after I get back from Origins.

S!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 21, 2019, 10:21:01 AM
Turn advances TONIGHT.

Write 'em if you got 'em.

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 21, 2019, 09:02:07 PM
0730 19th April!

As threatened!!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on June 22, 2019, 05:20:21 PM
As threatened....  >:D

LET OKTOBERFEST IN APRIL.... BEGIN! {scattering applause}

(Note: the internet has failed me, as I could not find a specific clip to explain this joke from around the halfway point of Steve Martin's modern day Cyrano de Bergerac romantic comedy Roxanne.)
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on June 30, 2019, 08:29:15 PM
0830 19th April!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on July 06, 2019, 10:03:23 AM
Just saw a rather well done video about Kriegsspiel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seIA9tukDs&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seIA9tukDs&feature=youtu.be)
  Very well done history of the game in about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on July 11, 2019, 09:21:01 PM
Just saw a rather well done video about Kriegsspiel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seIA9tukDs&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seIA9tukDs&feature=youtu.be)
  Very well done history of the game in about 15 minutes.

Best part from my angle are the photographs and clarifications of Hellwig's game which I knew of, but had not seen in this much detail.

Well, and still yet more photographs of my favorite piece of furniture on the PLANET.
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on July 11, 2019, 09:21:52 PM
0930 19th April!

This week as been an hoot...

BUT WE HAVE A TURN!!!

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Post by: Cyrano on July 14, 2019, 09:28:57 PM
1030 19th April!
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Post by: Cyrano on July 17, 2019, 09:33:58 PM
1130 19th April!
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Post by: Cyrano on July 20, 2019, 04:52:00 PM
1230 19th April!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Barthheart on July 20, 2019, 07:41:46 PM
Springtime in Bavaria!  :rockon:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on July 21, 2019, 12:22:07 AM
Hm. My original timing estimate seems to be correct.

Accidentally.

And unfortunately.

For someone.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on July 24, 2019, 11:06:02 PM
1330 19th April!
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on July 28, 2019, 11:37:53 PM
1430 19th April!

Oh, yes, oh yes...

There will be another turn before I make my way to Ratisbonne...yes there will...

Look for it TUESDAY EVENING!!!

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: JasonPratt on July 30, 2019, 08:40:06 AM
...and then the game will slow down for a while?

 >:D
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on July 31, 2019, 12:11:28 AM
1530 19th April!

And, yes, as Charles (Jason) suggests, I'm about to board plane for these very battlefields.

See you all in just a few.

Try to not burn down Bavaria in my absence?

Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Barthheart on July 31, 2019, 06:24:41 AM
Good journey fine sir!  :peace:
Title: Re: "The Death Ride of Jean Lannes" -- Game Time Is...
Post by: Cyrano on August 22, 2019, 10:17:56 PM
1630 19th April!

And we are back at it.

Quick turns now, gents.

Quick turns.

I am filled with inspiration.

And whiskey!
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Post by: JasonPratt on August 23, 2019, 01:36:33 PM
and photos!  :D
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Post by: Cyrano on August 24, 2019, 05:12:41 PM
1730 19th April!

As I said, gentlemen.

BRISKLY!!!
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Post by: Cyrano on August 26, 2019, 09:58:09 PM
1830 19th April!

Briskly!!!

Questions, &c., please shout.  Dusk is now only three hours away...full dark in four.



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Post by: Cyrano on August 28, 2019, 09:25:51 PM
1930, 19th April!

Some fun now, gentlemen.

Some fun now.

Always available for questions!
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Post by: Cyrano on September 05, 2019, 04:48:48 PM
Holding our breath a bit as one of our players (Treb) weathers the hurricane.

Very rude of the weather to interrupt our fine sport.

Still, living as I do in the land of the snowpocalypse, I can't imagine what it's like waiting for something like that to land.

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Post by: Cyrano on September 08, 2019, 02:09:03 PM
2030, 19th April!

Only two more hours until dark!

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Post by: Cyrano on September 18, 2019, 07:45:54 PM
2130, 19th April!

Did all the work and forgot to post last night.

May...may...have been drinking.

It is now DUSK.

One hour until dark.

Surely I can be forgiven this omission such that we can have another turn tomorrow P.M.?
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Post by: Cyrano on September 27, 2019, 12:26:48 AM
2230, 19th April![/i

So bloody much for my lofty ambitions.

Ah, well, it is now NIGHT and time will pass quickly!

Fatigue calculation in just a few short hours.

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Post by: JasonPratt on September 27, 2019, 08:32:00 AM
Kind of amazed the day turned out like it did...  :whistle:
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Post by: Cyrano on September 27, 2019, 11:34:37 AM
Kind of amazed the day turned out like it did...  :whistle:

Oh the video I have to record tonight...
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Post by: Cyrano on September 30, 2019, 10:02:31 PM
2330, 19th April!

The chimes at midnight!

Fatigue!

SitReps!

Messengers twacking crisply into trees in the Bavarian night!

All these will come very soon!

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Post by: Cyrano on October 11, 2019, 10:10:56 PM
0030, 20th April!

MERCY, but that one took a while.

SITREPS are DONE!!

AVANTI!!!
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Post by: Cyrano on October 13, 2019, 08:55:03 PM
0130, 20th April!

Remember, dawn comes in only a few hours!!!
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Post by: Cyrano on October 15, 2019, 09:09:31 PM
0230, 20th April!

We are having some fun now, aren't we kids!!!

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Post by: Cyrano on October 17, 2019, 10:09:09 PM
0330, 20th April!

With dawn in one hour, I will now slow my roll a bit waiting for your...

DAWN ORDERS!!!

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Post by: Cyrano on October 21, 2019, 07:22:23 PM
Dawn will come TOMORROW!!!

Dawn orders if you have them, please.

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Post by: Cyrano on October 22, 2019, 11:11:55 PM
0430, 20th April!

And it is DAWN!!!
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Post by: JasonPratt on October 25, 2019, 09:37:05 AM
Wow, wait, really??!

Man, I wasn't keeping up! -- I was sure there'd be messages incoming by now, but I received practically nothing (from teammates) overnight.

I've got things I have to do tonight, but I'll try to get orders set up soon!
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Post by: Cyrano on October 25, 2019, 09:53:02 AM
Wow, wait, really??!

Man, I wasn't keeping up! -- I was sure there'd be messages incoming by now, but I received practically nothing (from teammates) overnight.

I've got things I have to do tonight, but I'll try to get orders set up soon!

I had begun to wonder...
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Post by: Cyrano on October 27, 2019, 05:33:29 PM
0530, 20th April!

A wise man who runs a lot of these once told me that nothing focuses the mind quite like shouting "GAME CLOCK ADVANCES"!

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Post by: Cyrano on October 30, 2019, 10:58:56 PM
0630, 20th April!

This should be fun.

Please know that Dr. Rouy rides over all your shoulders.  He is very pleased this second KS has endured so long and is going along so well!

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Post by: Cyrano on November 05, 2019, 10:05:25 PM
0730, 20th April!

Will this fun NEVER STOP!!!

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Post by: Cyrano on November 12, 2019, 09:56:46 PM
0830, 20th April!

And the train it just keeps rollin', no way to sloooooooow down...

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Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2019, 08:42:11 PM
0930, 20th April!

And again many march...
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Post by: JasonPratt on November 21, 2019, 09:08:33 AM
Let Maechtiger Panzer... finally lean over..... into beginningness!

I love it when a plan comes together. {insert Hannibal Smith smiley here} {THE INTERNET HAS FAILED ME THIS SHOULD EXIST!}
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Post by: Cyrano on November 21, 2019, 10:58:08 AM
Let Maechtiger Panzer... finally lean over..... into beginningness!

I love it when a plan comes together. {insert Hannibal Smith smiley here} {THE INTERNET HAS FAILED ME THIS SHOULD EXIST!}

With no exception, the busiest hour of the game thus far!
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Post by: JasonPratt on November 21, 2019, 01:00:09 PM
And considering how hot the action has been until now, that's saying something!

What I can say, is that I'm doing nothing at all.   8)

All the work, and the glory, goes to the guys with the boots on the ground, and the guys who are making sure they get fed and pointed in the right direction.  :applause:

(I would give specific credit where it's due, but on an 'open' channel that would compromise operational security.  >:D )
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Post by: Cyrano on November 22, 2019, 12:04:25 AM
1030, 20th April!

Jeez that was nuts...if in the best possible way.

I hadn't intended to, but I was driven to fashion a special mid-day video just for the memory.