Monthly Archives: July 2014

A visit from Sam and a Rant!

Sam1812, an electronic friend from Memoir ’44 happened to be in my vicinity a couple of days ago so we met up.  It was great to finally meet Sam face to face (and his lovely wife).  I was a poor tour guide and they were gracious guests.  We did manage to get in a couple of games of M’44 in.  Sam took meticulous short hand notes of every turn in the battle (which I assume he’ll add in the AARs).  All in all, a fun time!

So…in playing, it sparked my interest again.  Despite my past experience, I decided to give Online another whirl.  Having no credits, I played Juno.  With no takers, I decided to play solo.  Loving a challenge, I played as the Axis and lost.  Undaunted, I tried again and lost again. Hmm…played again and surprised, lost again.  In fact, over the last two days, I’ve played 7 times as the axis and lost every time.  I’m no slouch in the game and Johnny is no brilliant tactician to say the least.  I never managed to quite finish off units and Johnny always got the needed hits.  There can be no doubt in my mind now that Johnny is a cheat!

I was about to leave the game when I noticed an open multiplayer game of Juno and decided, against my better judgement, to play.  I didn’t even get to finish my first turn and the game froze.  So I sat patiently only to be rewarded by being informed my internet connection was down (it wasn’t) and on top of it, couldn’t quit out of the game, I had to force quit to get out!

Moral of the story…Face to Face or Vassal.  Online is now officially done in my books.