Archive for June, 2010

Sometimes you get the Brummbär…

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

On my Memoir ‘44 online hunting today I ran across Hawkmoon von Köln.  He was eager and looking for a fight, as usual, I let my opponent pick the battle.  He settled on First Wave at Omaha…choosing the Allies!  Easy game…or so I thought.  What I didn’t know is that Hawkmoon brought his lucky charms and all his skills.  He quickly assaulted my left flank and made every hit count.  While my shots could be effective always fell short of elimination.  (more…)

Memoir ‘44 Online – Beta Report

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Memoir '44 OnlineD-Day +7.
It has now been a week since I received orders to take post and prepare for the invasion.  I had been out of training for some time, but like riding a bike, it all comes back as soon as you get on.

I mounted my Tiger but the engine wouldn’t start (java problems on my mac).  I grabbed the nearest halftrack (PC) and made my way to the front.  It served well but still suffered some mechanical problems.  Fortunately, the Tiger was fixed and I was back in full action!

7 days of battle behind me now and I will soon pull out of the line to rest and refit.  Herein is my intel report of what actions were encountered and what trials we faced and what we hope the outcome is.

Jumping into the crew commander spot, I knew I would like this tank.  The opticals are simply outstanding.  It was much like the model I had trained on (the boardgame itself!) and much better than the opticals on the old PzIII (some of you may know this as Vassal). (more…)

Online Memoir ‘44 – Beta Testing

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club!

Ok while not quite that restrictive,  Days of Wonder is keeping a tight leash on the beta testers.  For good reasons…none of which I can talk about. I was delighted to receive an email about becoming a beta tester for the new Online Memoir ‘44 game.  I had an opportunity to get into some games today and had a great time.  I think this is going to be very popular.  Unfortunately, I can’t say more here.  Fortunately, DoW has a forum that we can discuss the game on.  You can find it here – Online Memoir ‘44 forum

I hope to get a chance to play all of you online very soon!