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Game#15 | Round 2 : PBEM 2v2 team tournament 2016 #13
Played: 2017-01-29Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: PBEM 2v2 team tournament 2016 Kind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 62
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1HiliadanNecromancerDraconians21400here
1rickyroo222SorcererDraconians263310here
2EvgendilArchdruidTigrans1-200-30here
2marcuspersArchdruidElves1-200-30here

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Written on 2017-03-05 06:34:00

Better than a report, a video of the match (from my side) is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playl... />


The map of the surface (you can see a map of the underground on the video from turn 24):


Here is what you can see in each turn (one video per turn):
Turn 1
Explanations of the plans for the game: expansion, cheap Shrines, level up heroes and get going with Whispers of the Fallens.
Hiliadan cleared 2 sites: Gold Mine and Resource site (no replay), leveled up twice with both heroes to get Raise Cadaver (balance mod v1.18 requires 1 level up to get it).

Turn 2
Hiliadan cleared 4 sites: 2x Gold Mines, 1 Magma Forge and 1 Farm. Hero and Leader level up once, and gets Lesser Reanimate Undead for the hero, and Throw Curse and Life Steal for the leader.

Turn 3
Hiliadan cleared 2 sites: 1 Draconian Village and 1 Quarry. Hero leveled up once and Leader leveled up twice. Migration is launched for the Village (needs 1 turn). Whispers of the Fallens is cast.
The fight in the Quarry is shown in the video.
The Leader gets Protection from Light and Control Undead (to try to mind control a Reanimator on next fight on a Lost Library). The hero gets Necromancy I to cast more Stiffen Limbs.

Turn 4
Hiliadan clears 1 Ancient Ruins and 1 Lost Library (fight shown in the video). 3 cadavers die in the Lost Library fight as the fight goes bad after an Evangelist Turn Undead successfully on the Draconian Raptor, but the day is saved after some good moves and splitting of the enemy units.
36 RP + 12 RP earned from Whispers of the Fallens.
Hero and Leader level up: Throw Curse and Life Steal for the hero Siris, and Exploit Despair (wrongly chosen instead of INFLICT Despair) for the Leader.
(sorry for the loud music during the fight)
The video cuts abruptly because I reached 10min. The end of my sentence was: "I want Empire Upgrades especially the Harbingers of Death one which gives Archlich to heroes and leaders."

Turn 5
Hiliadan reaches Racial Governance 1 for Draconians and chooses Patron Economic. He clears a Animal Den and a Column of the Champions. He uses Befriend Animal on one Baby Shock Serpent successfuly. A Quest from the Goblin Outpost is accepted.
Siris reaches level 6 and receive Inflict Despair and Hiliadan's leader gets Inflict Despair on level 7 (after the mistake on turn 4 of choosing Exploit Despair). With 621 gold, Hiliadan shares some with his ally to help him get a Settler quickly.
rickyroo found a Giant Dwelling.

Turn 6
Hiliadan does 3 fight: a quest from the Goblin Outpost where he was able to mind-control a Archon Infantry, a Quarry was cleared (not displayed in the video) and a siege of the Goblin Outpost. The Baby Shock Serpent acquired on turn 5 reaches Elite level but does not evolve because Champion I is required to evolve with the PBEM & Single Player Balance Mod. 1 Shrine and 1 Embalmer's Guild are completed and 1 Shrine and 1 Siege Workshop are launched (to build a Builder later-on to get some eyes with Watch towers near Cave Entrance). The conquered outpost is migrated to Draconians.

Turn 7
Hiliadan clears a Champion Column and his hero and leader level up during the fight so they get two levels that turn, the Baby Shock Serpent evolves into a Mature Shock Serpent. A Node is also cleared.
Master of Puppets is researched thanks to Whispers of the Fallens and the research of Harbingers of Death is launched.
rickyroo is about to buy a Giant Dwelling (with gold sent by Hiliadan), his leader and hero are both level 4.

Turn 8
Hiliadan clears a Mercenary Camp and starts to clear a Sphynx Temple (Legendary) but fails (shown on the video). Sphynx Temple is defended by Sphynxes and Mystics so are difficult for Necro who have Fire and Spirit weaknesses. He lost his Mature Shock Serpent, 2 Cadavers and 1 Archon Infantry but managed to retreat with his hero and leader. That's a big loss as the Serpent could have evolved to King Shock Serpent.
Mac meets Hiliadan and rickyroo. He is very close to rickyroo and has a High Elf Longbowman near the Giant Dwelling. Mac is playing Grey Guard and Expander, which is a strong combination to expand as a Tigran.
(sorry for the loud music this turn)

Turn 9
Hiliadan finishes the Legendary site: the Sphynx Temple he tried to clear on turn 8 (shown on the video). He gets more than 400 RP from the site and finishes research of Harbinger of Death on turn 9! He also research Necromancy II. No other site is cleared as his troops are moving toward next sites.
Mac drew the first blood of the game by killing rickyroo's Hatchling. He also bought the Giant Dwelling, allowing Hiliadan to cast a Lost Soul in its domain and kill a Dread Monkey from Mac.
Evgendil is met by Hiliadan and rickyroo, he is playing High Elf Arch Druid with Keeper of the Peace Master and Partisan. Mac and Evgendil are likely to be close and play both on the surface.

Turn 10
Hiliadan loses his throne to roamning Lost Souls. His own 2 Lost Souls killed Mac's Longbowman and drains his CP during the auto fight. He clears 1 Item stack and ghouls a White Witch and then clears a Spider Shrine and gets 2 more units, and eventually clears a spawning site and gets 3 more units. He is researching Reanimator (2 turns needed). At that time of the game, he is low on mana and thus building Shrine and then Temple (later in the game, he is in large excess of mana).
Mac has a level 5 leader, a lvl 3 AD and a total of 8 units, near the lands of rickyroo. The location of Mac is the topic of guesswork from Hiliadan during that turn.
rickyroo is very close to Mac with his (smaller) army and has a vulnerable Settler with him.

Turn 11
Hiliadan takes back his throne with his Goblin Warlord hero and 2 Hatchlings. He does 8 fights during the turn thanks to Haste Berries (including one fight between 4 Cadavers and 2 Cheetah and 2 Shredders won by the Cadavers!). The Dread Monkeys synergize well with Ghouling Strike as they decrease resistance by 1 thanks to Disgusting Stench. One of the 8 fights wa a siege against a Goblin Outpost, which is then migrated to Draconians Ghouls. 30 RP were gained thanks to Whispers of the Fallen for a fight won by rickyroo within 15 hexes of Hiliadan's cities, so not even for his own fight, making Whispers even more ridiculously OP than if the RP were gained only for one's own fights. Reanimator is researched and Banshee's researched is launched. A cartographer tent is consumed and Mac's Dwelling is discovered. His leader gets Undying as he reaches lvl 11. Siris is lvl 10 and gets Greater Reanimate Undead. The snowballing of Necromancer is at full speed.
Mac seems to retreat with 2 Cheetahs and 1 Dread Monkey moving north-west and the leader disappears from the "radars" of the Phoenix Rising team.

Turn 12
Hiliadan tried to clear a Castle of the Lich King but failed (miserably) and lost a Dire Panther, 1 Butcher, 1 Dire Warg and 1 Cadaver but managed to retreat his Leader and hero. He only hurt enemy units but didn't kill them (because of the Undying battle enchantment). 54 RP are gained thanks to Whispers of the Fallen (a majority from rickyroo's fights). He ponders how to settle the area near the Castle of the Lich King later on, to benefit from the Library of the Dark Arts' Mythical City Upgrade which is very nice for Banshees and Lost Souls.
Mac makes strange moves and make team Phoenix Rising perplex. He has not yet settled any city and did not meet the Naga Dwelling discovered by Hiliadan underground.
Evgendil has settled 1 city and vassaled one.

Turn 13
Hiliadan finishes the Castle of the Lich King with appropriate units (that he lacked on turn 12): 1 Mystic and 1 White Witch, and by adopting a different strategy based on the disunction of the battle enchantment right at the beginning of the fight (the fight is shown in the video). A very powerful Shield is obtained as well as 188 gold in the process. He then clears the Well of Souls and Controled 1 Carrion Bird, ghouled 1 Crow, and eventually an Inn. Siris levels up and chooses Undying. His Lost Souls are getting ready to strike Mac's vassal. Siris, the leader and the main army of Hiliadan are about 3 turns away from Mac.
Mac's leader is lvl 8 and Imane is lvl 6. Mac cleared 2 sites, Befriended a Dire Bear, and then took the Vassal of rickyroo (and lost the Dire Bear in the fight).

Turn 14
Hiliadan's 4 Lost Souls take a Watchtower and kill 1 Sun Guard, 1 Shredder and 2 Cheeaths (using Syphon Life during the fight, for 30 CP, to deal damage and heal 2 Lost Souls). He discovers that Mac is settling an outpost, protected by 2 Sunguards. He sends his Crow and Carrion Bird to the surface to scout. Hiliadan's main army clears a Shrine of the Skull Lord and refrain from attacking a Sphynx Temple. His Warlord army (accompanied by a Reanimator) starts to snowball with its first Cadaver, obtained at a cleared Bandit Camp.
Mac's army clears an Inn west of the old vassal of rickyroo.
rickyroo moves toward Mac with his main army.
(sorry for the loud music this turn)

Turn 15
Hiliadan's 4 Lost Souls take the newly settled outpost and kill its 2 Sunguards garrisoning it (fight shown in the video). The plan to cast a Banshee is foiled as the AI wasted 40 CP to cast Death Ray twice during the auto combat. So only 4 Lost Souls are left to defend in case of counter-attack from Mac. Hiliadan clears a new Sphynx Temple in 1 turn (no retreat), this time with much more ease than on turn 8-9 as: he has 1 Mystic, 1 White Witch to use efficient range damage on enemy units, all his units are undead (including his hero and leader) thanks to Archlich and thus he is immune to Watcher's Doom Gaze's immobilization, and he remembers about (enemy) Mystics' Break Control so he does not waste Stiffen Limbs. The Sphynx Temple fight is shown in the video. About 440 RP are obtained as reward, as well as a nice Amulet allowing its wearer to Swim (which will reveal itself very useful later on) and be Concealed on Water. Dark Ritual is researched and Healers of the Dead is being researched.
rickyroo moves toward Mac and reveals all his units by putting his stacks adjacent to the border.
(sorry for the loud music this turn)

Turn 16
Hiliadan launches the production of Peak of the Forefathers (to build Draconian's T3, the Flyer). He clears a Necromantic Circle and a 3rd Sphynx Temple as well as a Gold Mine (with his 2ndary army). The Sphynx Temple's fight is shown in the video. His leader reaches lvl 13 and takes Unholy Champion (to give +5 damage against the enemy AD's animals). Healers of the Deads is researched thanks to the Sphynx Temple's RP reward. He now has a lot of mana and starts researching Necromancy.
Mac attacks his old outpost with a hero and 3 more units and kills the 4 Lost Souls of Hiliadan, losing only 1 unit in the process.


Turn 17
Hiliadan is moving his army toward Mac and keeps an eye on Mac's hero thanks to a Watchtower Mac did not find. After a Scrolls fight, Siris reached lvl 13 and took HP, defense and 20% Spirit Protection upgrades. He also cleared a Flowrock Quarry with his underground stack, losing many Cadavers in the process. Undead Plague's research is launched.
rickyroo takes back his old vassal while Mac Leader's army is out of sight.

Turn 18
Hiliadan clears a Tomb with his Warlord's undead army (thanks to Arch Lich): his Warlord had 100% Blight, 40% Frost and 80% Spirit (thanks to Lion's Courage) resistance and was able to tank the Dread Reaper, while it was burned by the Hatchlings. His Draconian Empire is starting to overflow with mana. The Warlord levels up and take 20% Fire resistance, extra HP, defense and resistance. His lone Swarm Darter probably found Evgendil.

Turn 19
Hiliadan clears a Ziggurat (shown on the video) and gets a crazy +3 def and +1 res armor and a 2nd Pendant of the Holy Chalice (that he sends to his ally rickyroo). His Warlord clears two Gold Mines and one Hatchling evolves to Charger - at the same time as the activation of Draconian military RG2 giving Regrowth to Charger! -. But then on the 3rd fight, on a Magma Forge, the Charger dies... The casting of Undead Plague started.
Mac's leader remains invisible.
(sorry for the loud music in that video)

Turn 20
Mac moves his hero south-west.
Hiliadan hides his leader's army outside the line of sight of Mac's hero, anticipating his movement against a Heart. His Lost Souls and Banshee's attack stack position itself to take Haste Berries and attack his city. And Undead Plague is ready to be cast against Mac's throne. Hiliadan's Warlord's stack cleared a site underground.

Turn 21
Hiliadan attacks Mac's Pimton hero who has moved to the Heart as planned (but who did not attack it) and kills him with minimal losses (auto-combat shown on the video). He casts Undead Plague both on Mac's throne and his Outpost. His Karakg's Village thus has +1128 population/turn thanks to the Undead Plague. Hiliadan then clears the Heart and moves toward Mac's Vassal and 2 cities. Jetta, the Goblin Warlord of Hiliadan clears a Necromantic Circle and Ancient Ruins. He moves his Builder to create one Fortress to collect income from Gold Mines cleared UG. His throne finished the T3 Building, it is now building an Arena, and will then start producing Draconian Flyers. His Leader chooses Spirit Protection, and 2x HP for his level 14.
Mac moves toward Fulizaihr with his leader and Imane (total 13-14 units probably).
rickyroo retreats from Fulizaihr with his leader and his main army (8 units), and moves east toward his other cities.
Evgendil remains unseen.

Turn 22
Hiliadan makes a positional mistake by moving too fast toward Mac's Vassal and ends up with Siris almost alone against the Vassal's units and Mac's Cheetah, he thus moves all the troops that can adjacent to Siris. The typical PBEM trick of putting a unit adjacent to a Vassal to force auto-combat (and not manual combat as usual against independents). Hiliadan also changes his plan and do not move toward the throne of Mac but instead attack Krodarax and kills the garrisson of 2 Sunguards and 1 Mystic. The first Draconian Flyer is launched and is going to be built in 2 turns.
Mac took rickyroo's old vassal (and not his throne as I wrongly say in the video).
1 Hunter from Evgendil eventually appears on the west of Mac's units.
rickyroo very dangerously moves his leader to his throne, which is defended only by one more unit (so he would die if an attacked killed both units and took the Throne).

Turn 23
Hiliadan attacks Mac's vassal without his Cavalry to prevent its death in the auto-fight, and his Life Steal units vainquish Mac's troops with only 1 loss (auto-combat shown on the video). He then clears a Trading Post and Ghoul Strike the 2 defending Draconian Flyers (combat shown in the video)! He sends one Mystic to back up his leader.
Evgendil' army finally shows up in the south-west. One of his city can be guessed from houses on the map in the fog of war explored by Hiliadan's Goblin Swarm Darter (dead several turns ago).

Turn 24
The big battle plan is shown on the strategic map (dezoomed). (sorry I cleverly explained everything pointing key areas with my mouse but you can't see it in the video.... I changed the settings of Bandicam so that the mouse will be visible for future videos)
Hiliadan dispatches a fast attack stack accross the water with Swimming (White Witch later on), Floating (Banshees, Lost Soul) and Flying (Draconian Flyer) units, together with his Swimming Necromancer Leader with a Swimming item put to good use (the Amulet of the Ocean Soul obtained many turns before, which also gives Water Concealment). He does 8 fights in that turn: 1 Tomb, 3 Gold Mines, 1 Great Farm. His Leader Ghoul Strikes a Troll and a Elf T1. Siris moves toward Mac's old throne with 3 stacks (15 units).
Mac made a very clever choice at his throne, transforming it into a Vassal, removing Undead Plague and getting a free garrison for it.
Evgendil gave one Elven city to Mac: Illinor, in the fast north-west (which was the target of Hiliadan's Undead Plague on turn 24).


Turn 25
Hiliadan takes Mac (marcuspers)'s old throne, clear one mythical site with his leader's army and achieves Pure Evil after migrating all of Mac's cities to Ghoul Draconian and Heroic Skills with his leader (his Necro hero, Siris, is level 14).

Turn 26
Hiliadan reaches Monoculture and then gives 1 city to his ally rickyroo so that he gets a new, safe, throne. He splits his troops, his leader going on an island to clear a Dungeon with flying and floating troops who then move toward Evgendil and Mac's new throne (given by Evgendil), and his Necro hero, Siris, going south to strike Evgendil and Mac in their back.
Mac and Evgendil move closer to rickyroo and Hiliadan's territory.

Turn 27
Hiliadan moves about 30 hexes in 1 turn with his fast flying+floating offensive stack, clears a Dungeon in Mac's territory and capture his new throne with the units from the attack stack and rewarded from the Dungeon.
Mac gets in range of the cave entrance opening toward Hiliadan's territory. Evgendil moves closer to Bracas where rickyroo prepares for a last stand.

Turn 28
Evgendil suicides his throne's defenders on Hiliadan's troops who then take his vassal (3 T3 with less than 50% health vs 5 defenders including one T3) and move toward his last two cities (including his throne). Mac gets two units killed while trying to beat one Crusher from Hiliadan, rickyroo takes back his throne for one turn, which is then successively captured by Evgendil and Hiliadan.
Hiliadan's leader moves closer to Evgendil's throne and Siris moves closer to rickyroo's old lands.

Turn 29
Hiliadan clears a Bandit Hideout. His army in the west take Evgendil's throne. His Leader moves south to clear sites. His Warlord hero continues to move north from where he is to take back his Outpost invaded by roamers.
Mac attacks the stack of Hiliadan which defended the Cave Entrance and wins but loses 3 units. His Leader's stack clear a Forbidden Sanctum.
(sorry for the really loud music, really hard to hear what I say for this turn)

Turn 30
The sound is bad (worse than usual) on that recording, sorry.
Hiliadan's leader clears 3 sites on his way to Evgendil's Dwelling Vassal, his main army led by Siris moves 2 turns away from his opponents' cities, and his defense regroup underground.

Turn 31
The sound is bad (worse than usual) on that recording, sorry.
Evgendil moves UG to attack Hiliadan, through a second cave entrance, while marcuspers (Mac) clears sites to keep them alive in terms of mana and gold income, near the main cave entrance.
rickyroo finishes the Giant's Quest and buy the Dwelling.
Hiliadan's leader move one turn away from Evgendil's (supposed) last Dwelling while Siris' army takes back the old vassal of rickyroo and gets closer to the last city of Evgendil. A glimpse on the siege battle is shown in the video.

Turn 32
The sound is bad (worse than usual) on that recording, sorry.
Mac (marcuspers) also moves UG, one turn after his ally did. He enters through a cave entrance about 3 turns north of his ally and put pressure on Hiliadan.
Evgendil takes an outpost from Hiliadan UG.
rickyroo slowly moves back toward his old land, which Siris (Hiliadan's Necro hero) is bout to take back.
Hiliadan clears a Ziggurath (no replay) and hesitates between staying defensive or trying his luck on an attack on Mac (who would lose if his leader dies because of his lack of throne). He eventually stays defensive and casts Dark Ritual to get 3 cadavers to support him in a probable fight against Mac.

Turn 33
The sound is bad (worse than usual) on that recording, sorry.
Possibly a turning point in that game? Evgendil killed Hiliadan's 2ndary hero while Mac took Hiliadan's throne and 1 city. Evgendil also casted a spider near his Archon Dwelling, forcing auto-combat if Hiliadan attacks it. Without throne, Hiliadan decided not to attack with his leader and moved farther to clear sites including 1 Ziggurath (no replay).
rickyroo and Hiliadan moved toward both cave entrances, with 3 stacks each, to face Evgendil and his ally UG.

Turn 34
Hiliadan reaches Heptatopia (with 8 Towns and 1 City), moves 1 turn away from the cave entrance with Siris' army, finds a new vassal from Evgendil and send units back to defend his city at the border with Mac.
rickyroo continues to move toward the second cave entrance, north of the one where Siris is heading.
Evgendil goes south in the UG to get some income from clearing sites.
Mac tries an attack on Hiliadan's border city but his 2 Gryphons get killed against 3 concealed Cadavers and his leader and hero stay at Hiliadan's old throne.

Turn 35
Evgendil clears 3 sites to replenish gold and mana and mind control 1 Node Serpent and 1 Mamoth Rider with his Rogue hero. His ally Mac manages to sneak a Bleak Warg through enemy's lines and is ready to strike one of Hiliadan's producing city. He leaves the old throne of Hiliadan lightly guarded while he moves his main (1 stack) army toward Kidora, garrisoned by Hiliadan.
rickyroo is about to enter the underground with 3 stacks, his leader left behind at Baccas.
Hiliadan's leader found a cave entrance in the west and is ready to enter it to clear sites and come back to the action. Siris entered the cave entrance and is dispatching a 2nd Flyer to take back Hiliadan's old throne. A small team of 3 units of Hiliadan is also getting ready to attack Evgendil's Halfling vassal.

Turn 36
The game ends abruptly...


Written on 2017-01-30 20:27:48


3/4 of the Match was a fascinating battle of move and counter-move played by some skilled players.  I would have appreciated a proper end to the match


Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

Match has been reported, please confirm!
Back to the game page




For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#14 | King Serpents vs Team Italy
Played: 2016-11-15Amount of Humans: 8
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 88
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1Jonny ThunderRogueGoblins161300here
1marcuspersTheocratDwarves12000here
1Jean_de_MetzDreadnoughtHumans11900here
1EvgendilArchdruidElves12000here
2Warlord KeldonWarlordOrcs2-240-50here
2Mr. HawkDreadnoughtHumans200-94here
2TasslehoffRogueGoblins200-57here
2FistandantilusSorcererFrostlings2-270-50here

Remark:


Written on 2016-11-24 17:36:50

Nice game <smiletext1>


Written on 2016-11-24 17:34:03

Confirmed by Mr. Hawk


Written on 2016-11-17 14:27:01

Confirmed by Warlord Keldon


Written on 2016-11-17 13:57:14

I think Jonny`s maneuver started on 15-20 turn brought us victory. Then many people in our team believed this maneuver is suicidal, and even I shared this point of view. But in the end, thanks to Jonny, we can strenghten our positions in the North West of underground and take all seals in this area. Since Jean lost control of seals on the surface, these underground seals decided the fate of this game.


Written on 2016-11-16 17:04:36

Nice game, i was not of much help though. At least i could take a sneaky little revenge after Tasselhof razed my throne. Long live the goblin rogue ;-)
GG


Written on 2016-11-16 16:45:25

Confirmed by Jonny Thunder


Written on 2016-11-16 14:03:54

I have quite a few screenshots and videos of the match, i guess best is to start from the video in turn number 30, where you hatched the plan <smiletext0>

Will try add a few more interesting ones later on.



Written on 2016-11-16 12:28:35

I hate seals and towers victory condition, but we made some big mistakes in the early game.

See you guys.

Ciaone :-)


Written on 2016-11-16 11:39:30

Confirmed by Fistandantilus


Written on 2016-11-15 23:28:40

A nice game, I'm gonna edit the report tomorrow, now it's 2 a.m. at my place! Many interesting battles in the game, I hope other players share some screenshots and thoughts as well!


Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

Match has been reported, please confirm!
Back to the game page




For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#13 | 4vs4
Played: 2016-11-07Amount of Humans: 8
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 86
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1marcuspersArchdruidTigrans11600here
1Jean_de_MetzSorcererDraconians11500here
1EvgendilArchdruidElves11600here
1Jonny ThunderRogueGoblins157280here
2Skuns453Lirik902NecromancerFrostlings200-93here
2TussellNecromancerFrostlings200-51here
2Ix329DreadnoughtHumans200-95here
2DreadReaprArchdruidTigrans2-220-50here

Remark:


Written on 2016-11-17 13:39:17

Confirmed by Evgendil


Written on 2016-11-14 17:57:13

Confirmed by Skuns453Lirik902


Written on 2016-11-08 12:47:03

Confirmed by DreadReapr


Written on 2016-11-08 09:21:43

Confirmed by Skuns453Lirik902


Written on 2016-11-07 18:25:24

Confirmed by Jonny Thunder


Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#12 | Russia vs GermanySavegame
Played: 2016-08-23Amount of Humans: 8
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 84
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1marcuspersArchdruidHumans21500here
1MelciarNecromancerGoblins271350here
1EvgendilArchdruidElves21500here
1Jean_de_MetzTheocratGoblins247230here
2gladisRogueTigrans1-210-50here
2EarL1893RogueDraconians1-260-50here
2MARKYMARKArchdruidHalflings1-200-50here
2MoridinTheocratOrcs100-96here

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Written on 2016-08-27 11:23:24

Confirmed by Moridin


Geschrieben am 2016-08-24 11:27:28

Excellent played from Jean.

Had a small Island, less resources, not good land.
My stacks are going to the Center of the map and try to get map control on Center with stack in UG and a stack on Island near frostlings cities.

But i make a mistake on a fight and lost my king. After i had lost my king, Jean has attacked me in capitol, maybe a defense was possible, but we have not seen him. Very well played from Jean.

Think our Team has lost because of me, sorry. But maybe, try to make more pressure to others capitols too.
Maybe we can continue this game too, and use ranking positions to make Teams more justified.

GG to all


Written on 2016-08-24 07:43:00

Confirmed by Moridin


Written on 2016-08-24 07:41:54

Grats to Team Russia. They worked fine as Team.We had some communication problems and especially my evolvement and progress was due to island hopping way to slow.


Geschrieben am 2016-08-24 00:09:32

Bestätigt durch EarL1893


Geschrieben am 2016-08-24 00:02:58

Bestätigt durch gladis


Written on 2016-08-23 23:17:45

Thanks all for the good game. In final I risky attacked Moridin, the strongest of our opponents in the naval battle and win <smiletext0>


Written on 2016-08-23 22:44:22

Will comment more tomorrow when I have my turn.
Rated game low due to so many leaving game early.

Poor map with many bottle-necks, walls wasn't adjusted I think.


Written on 2016-08-23 22:40:13

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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#11 | Round 1 : PBEM 2v2 team tournament 2016 #1Savegame
Played: 2016-08-18Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: PBEM 2v2 team tournament 2016 Kind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 64
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1TussellNecromancerTigrans235170here
1gabthegabNecromancerTigrans2800here
2EvgendilRogueFrostlings1-130-30here
2marcuspersNecromancerDraconians1-160-37here

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Written on 2016-08-18 00:20:30

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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#10 | B&I vs King SerpentsSavegame
Played: 2016-07-30Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 64
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1HiliadanDreadnoughtDwarves11200here
1cbowerNecromancerDwarves1900here
2EvgendilArchdruidElves2-150-37here
2Jean_de_MetzArchdruidTigrans200-51here

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Written on 2016-08-01 05:59:30

Excellent write up Hiliadan and Jean!


Written on 2016-08-01 05:44:19

I liked the final gambit, in the end a bit too ambitous this time, but it took preparation, coordination, and courage. I have played alot of games where people just don't have a plan to win. They fall behind, further and further until they become irrelevant, ending squashed like a bug. Serpents may have lost, but they lost by giving themselves a chance to win and I for one admire that


Written on 2016-07-31 18:43:04

Thanks Jean and cbower for the report! Both very interesting! <smiletext0> I just finished cbower's report and indeed, Arcane Catalyst for AD would have been the end of us. I also agree that if Jean would have moved towards us when he had the chance (when his lone Goblin Wolf rider moved towards us), it could have been very different. I also think you attacked (and surrendered) too early because it was not yet the end.

To start back at the beginning...
My build was Dwarf Dreadnought with Shadowborn Master and Destruction Adept, a pure bad guy!
I played a racial Dreadnought and never tried to build class units, especially not machines, as most people usually play Dread. Machines are too slow, both to research, to build and to move. UG, Dwarves move fast and that's a bid advantage compared to slower races like Evgendil's Elves. In order to harness this speed advantage and to get the most of Dread's Empire Upgrade, I focused on Boar Riders.
I focused on researching Empire Upgrade and getting as much as gold as possible to build many units. On turn 17, I hit +300 gold/turn. I was able to produce 2 Boars every turn at Helmdal, the pearl of the Dwarf's Empire (173 production/turn) and at my throne.
Unlike cbower, I ensured my domain was safe and built Watchtowers at all the UG entrance and positioned units there to ward off invaders. Evgendil sent a few Pinguins/Wyverns but I afraid them away. Unfortunately, I had not secured the entrance nearer to cbower's cities and Evgendil caught us off-guard around turn 23.
Helmdal had been given to me by cbower who had conquered it initially. We exchanged a few items and mana/gold. This choice of focusing empire building on me was very good as it allowed me to get a very strong production base and cbower did not much as his main stack was self-sustaining and even snow-balling.

During that initial phase, we spotted a Dragon Dwelling (surface, middle) and a Naga Dwelling (UG, Jean's side). We were not sure if Jean was UG or surface. I was pretty worried by the Dragon Dwelling and what would happen if Evgendil developed it. It was behind rapids that our troops could not cross easily and had no cave entrance nearby so it was very hard to take. We were discussing a raid by Supercharged Banshees to take it down when Evgendil struck us and we never had any opportunity to attack it afterward.

The fall of Helmdal and the first encounter at Fal-Fala
Almost at the same time, I took the Fairy Dwelling at the center of the map and encountered Jean's main army (turn 22) and Evgendil struck in our southern border (turn 23). I decided to move toward Jean's army, protected by a rock cavern, in order to force them in a 1.5 (1 stack + swimming unit in the flank) vs 2 which would have been very bloody and which I would probably have won.


One turn later, Evgendil took my jewel from me. I had one rapid-intervention stack not far away and I moved them back, at a junction, with the possibility to move toward Hemldal in 1 turn or to my throne in 1 turn too. Unfortunately, as cbower described, Evgendil had played smartly and I could not take back Hemldal without being crushed the subsequent turn. I thus stayed put and Hemldal was razed, causing rage and hatred in the Dwarf's ranks.



The Simple Plan and the skirmishes at Fal Fala
As Jean described, cbower and me then agreed on a simple plan: I would move North and he would move South, to take Jean on both fronts at the same time. cbower first wanted to go back to defend our homeland but we agreed we could probably defend it with our current units there and it would make more sense to put pressure on our enemies.
Around that time, cbower sent me very powerful items he had gotten from high-level sites, as we chose to create a "super-hero" and chose my Dwarf leader for that. The key abilities of the items were: +40% physical resistance (to stack with the +20% from Dreadnought), Life Stealing through a Vampire Spider Queen, Tireless. With these, I would be basically invulnerable or at least very hard to kill, especially against summoned animals. Unfortunately we were far and the items took 4 turns to arrive (and arrived in my accompanying Theo, which was pretty risky!). And the egg still had 4 turns to hatch.

I considered Fal-Fala, the Fey Dwelling, to be pretty strategic as it was at a crossroad between Jean's lands, my northern cities and, through a longer route, our homeland. I wanted to control it and build some feys so we had several skirmishes with my Champion Toad Fairy and animals sent by Jean. After several siege, Jean decided to send a tougher beast and I had to decide what to do against a Dire Bear. As my leader stack was already 2-3 turns away and moving toward target (Jean's outpost in the north), I considered the Fairy could not rejoin them and I had nothing to lose to try. I brought back 2 Spy Drones and bought the last remaining unit in the nearby Inn (Jean had bought all the other): a Civic Guard. I then tried my luck, hoping the Bear would go against the Drone and give me time to (more or less) one shot all the T1 units with the Fairy and then finish the Bear off. Unfortunately, the Bear went straight at my Fairy and I lost the combat. It was the last fight of Fal-Fala.



I consider the game was lost during that phase for King Serpents. Had they developed the Dragon Dwelling or even more simply, had Jean pushed East of Fal-Fala with his main stack or even with 2-3 strong units, he would have arrived to my northern, poorly defended, cities and plundered them. But he moved West instead and these cities were never worried.

The final phase and the final mistakes of the King Serpents
Having decided not to research machines, and knowing the mobility of AD, I had decided to research Shadowborn techs instead, in order to get the Angel in the long run. Given my poor research capacity (especially after losing Helmdal and later the city south of my throne), I was far from achieving this objective. But still, even the 1st spell of Shadowborn Adept would have been very useful to me: Embrace Darkness gives Life Stealing to all units in the enchanted city's domain and I had a lot of units in my throne!

Jean got a Chtonic Guardian from a site (as he described in his report) and showed it to me by killing my Spy Drones. However, I had no idea where his leader stack was (because of the Drones being killed and because Drones do not have Night Vision so see nothing anyway). I moved as planned with my main stack and I tried to get 8 cities to get Monoculture and send the 3 Firstborns I would get through the lava to get one city from Jean (by the way, I crashed one Drac Flyer I had bought for a lot of money at Fal-Fala's Inn very stupidly against a Sun Guard earlier near that city... I knew Pikeman would be good against Flyer but I underestimated how good, very stupid). But even though I had been very close to Monoculture for a lot time, the loss of Helmdal and a 2nd city had delayed me. I took a Goblin's independent Jean had not spotted and migrated it, and eventually reach Jean's, took his northern outpost and migrated it (1 turn) and I was suppose to get Monoculture at that time... but Jean took back the old Goblin's city!... So delayed again! And then at that point, I discovered that Jean's main army was just in front of me, waiting for me it seemed!

I discussed with cbower as I had an opportunity to get Monoculture that turn by getting my old vassal from the game's beginning in my Empire. Eventually I did just that and reached Monoculture, surprising Jean, killing his Chtonic Guardian sitting in the lava one hex from my main army (with the help of a Forge Priest who saved one Firstborn from death with Guardian Flame) and positioned myself to get a 2 vs 2 against Jean.
To do that, I had to finish a quest from my Dwelling with only 2 Boar Riders against 1 Banshee, 1 Bone Wyvern, 1 Dread Spider Baby and 1 Skewer. It was very very hard and I almost failed (I retreated once with 1 Boar dead and the Wyvern + Skewer remaining and then casting a Drone to attack again) but I made it! It may have played a role in my subsequent defeat at my throne because the 2 Boar Riders came from my throne and thus lacked during the defence of the throne.

You know the rest as it was well described by Jean.

I mentioned Embrace Darkness earlier... I finished researching it one turn after Evgendil's suicide attack on my throne. Too bad because had I gotten it one turn earlier, Evgendil would probably not have won that fight!


I also mentioned a Vampire Spider Queen's Egg. It was about to hatch 2 turns after Jean's attack. At that point, my leader would have been able to take many of his units alone I think (he only lacked Total Awareness to be a true stack killer).

The items and stats of my leader.



The score (no one showed it) is below. Actually Jean was 1st for a significant time. cbower raised up in the end through Research (site clearing + Whisper of the Fallens I guess). Evgendil stayed back because of his raid which hampered his progression. But we were all pretty close.



A few final screenshots of the UG and the surface and my leader slaying Jean himself and slaying Rikki the Filthy, the nasty hobbit who tried to defy the Dwarves!




Rikky the Filthy one-shot by Hiliadan the Impaler's own hands! That's a lesson for the Hobbits!!!


Jean the Unworthy killed by Hiliadan the Impaler, who rode the whole battlefield to face his enemy, and then decided he was not worth hitting properly, so splashed him with magic (the worst of the insult from a Dreadnought!)!!


Written on 2016-07-31 15:04:22

GG  <smiletext0>
Congrats to team B&I. Smart tactics, smart play, good victory!


Written on 2016-07-31 04:00:26

First excellent write up Jean. From the start I moved west in the UG as described. Early on I was able to take a wizard tower at the city of Osx. Once I had that I knew what I wanted to do. I pushed mana, built only one city, and built arcane catlyst and summoned units at Osx, so they would be supercharged. Downside was I wasn't casting scouts, so we didn't catch E coming from the surface. The upside was it left me with reasonable defense force. When E hit I had just assembled about 15 units with 6 supercharged units. Which meant that I had a sizable enough threat to E, maybe not enough to win, but a threat nonetheless.       Since I was focused on summoning and I was able to clear early. I gave Helmdal to Hiliadan, and cleared some nice area between us for him to settle. With both of us clearing and setting up space, Hiliadan was able to be an economic force. Hiliadan did not stop pushing forward, he kept building economy, and quickly was turning out many boars. So When E hit Hilidian was able to divert some boars back home, without pulling his leader stack.      This I think is where we won. We were able to each build a sizable defense, maybe not enough to take on entirely a leader stack invasion but a credible resistance. One where walls and units would create bloody battles. So when E hit he spread as one does attacking our economy. Even though we were caught off guard we were able to retreat a few units. E took position outside helmdal to ensure the raze I would gather. It was a well positioned maneuver. He stayed off the city in a position to be able to counter. But what made it successfully is he bought out the cheap inn units, forcing us to have to commit an actual army to take it back, but with E in a position to counter we would lose any army we sent in. I lost another city because it was too far away from my troops, and had to be careful with my one defense force I had. I couldn't thin them out. However ensuring the raid on Helmdale allowed us to take back a city beneath Hiliadan's throne with a reanimator. At this point E doubles back towards I chase with my units and the rest unfolds as described above.  
 
The point I am trying to make here is that while E has enough to possible defeat either of our defensive armies he doesn't have enough to defeat both. Which means he can't control the zone, it's no longer and invasion it's a raid. So we are able to control our zone, while continuing to apply pressure forward. Jean Doubled back to defend but we were patient and continued to build our forces. Outnumbered 2 to 1 with very real threats. It is hard  to face down 2 leader stacks.    The other problem is Hiliadan's leader stack has summon and animal slayer +6 damage on Jean's t3's. Boars with medals and solid engineering and pistols are pretty strong. Hiliadan's leader itself was also very strong. My leader stack was good but I was far behind what a necro would normally be accustomed to. My ghouling was up and down, I went through a drought where I missed repeatedly, then I nailed like 4 t3 in a row. The no mind control ghouling makes a significant difference as well. Still by the end I think I had amassed a very decent invasion force for this game.   Serpents positives:     Have the surface ug split worked in their favor. E was able to have the surface to himself and avoid our detection as the bulk of our force was committed in ug. E spread and committed his units carefully in his attack. He gauged the landscape well, positioned his units well and safely razed cities. Similarly jean was cautious with his leader stack, he knew where we were and didn't throw his units away. As we advanced Jean was able to sneak behind and recapture the faeries. So he didn't bail entirely on his double back, so basically he kept Hiliadan honest as he moved forward. Forcing him to thin if he wanted to keep hold of his spoils.  
 
B&I positives:  
 
We built into a complementary strategy. We shared resources, we coordinated, and Hiliadan is a great communicator. We created significant advantages of both economy and units. Economy was Hiliadan’s domain, and pitched in with some clearing. Hiliadan twice was able to use solid UG positioning to give himself advantages in important fights. We are able to snipe back some cities stalling razes.  
  Corrections:   My units were not held together by being undead, as it turns out undead will dessert but you need to be really behind in gold. In this game I was not producing alot of units, and I was clearing alot. Most of my units came from ghouling and summons. So I was able to easily stockpile gold. The razes caused me to have negative gold and mana, but even at the end I I think 5+ turns before I had to worry about hitting 0, and the whole time I was being attacked i was building and summoning additional units. We were close to turning the corner, I was about to stabilize my economy for the most part. The successful ghouling did create more of a gold issue but it was serious yet. It actually takes awhile for it to become serious.    Final Thoughts:      My only real fear in this game was when E first hit. Jean Was at the center of the map. I was afraid instead of doubling back he  would collapses with E onto Osx. If this happens Osx is likely lost and The two stand a very good chance being able to reinforce with summons of completely overrunning our homelands. Which would cause us to have to commit to defense or attack. Abandoning our homelands is not a real good option for us. Hiliadan's strength is built upon his production and then there is the issue with losing Osx. Until that moment it didn't really occur to me how dangerous it can be to build an arcane catlyst against two AD's. Can you imagine a supercharged army of high level animal summons? Abandoning the zone had real consequences, a trade would have probably done us in since our homelands were better setup and we were still a ways away from them. So even though we would have been able to slip behind them and control their homelands.      I think this is a thing to think about with AD, it setups up fast with a strong attack, and it does so without having to have a strong base. Therefore it can be almost mindlessly aggressive, because trades seem end in their favor, and that puts all the pressure on your opponents. I think if you double up on AD, no half measures, go all in on the attack.   Now production based setups, I think you need to be more cautious. You need to scout better then we did, because your optimum strategy is more fluid and you need to react. In this sort of way you need to have both offense a defense, and be able to play both equally well.   


Written on 2016-07-31 03:47:32

match rating.


Written on 2016-07-30 16:03:33


(Attention! Remove children from your monitors, the text is 18+)
Hello, guys.
First of all, I would like to thank you for the game. It was a great pleasure to play in team with such a cool guy as Evgendil and to fight such sophisticated opponents as Hiliadan and Cbower (or Cbower and Hiliadan - I'm not sure about the order as I don't know who is jedy and padawan here ). I'm looking forward to playing with you again soon. 
Secondly, I've made up my mind to share the report with other bf players cause I consider the game to be very interesting due to many maneuvers on strategic map, unexpected and unpredictable events and several final "grand battles".
So have fun reading it!

Chapter 1. Dark clouds over our heads. 

It's common knowledge that druid's level uped armies are powerful at the beginning of the game due to timing. That's why if you happen to find the bitch who cursed me and Evgendil in this game then don't hesitate to pm us. We are available at any time. Astrologists announced the month of boars. Not even a single penguin to take a gold chest on the water (it turned out that the guy who lost it due to the shipwreck wasn't very rich). It took me 5 attempts to summon a baby serpent here. That's why we both didn't manage to level up even one tier-4 serpent in this game (but maybe we are just bad at level uping, who knows).

Chapter 2. First meetings and planning the route.

While expanding and scouting I've made up my mind to visit a Naga dwelling hoping to get a good quest nearby. It was a good idea => I got 2 more baby serpent animals here and managed to stabilize my army a bit. Closer to the center of UG I found a Fey dwelling and some very good objects including one with a Grey Archangel in defence. And a crazy idea came up to me "Why not give a try here?". You see, I had a very good hero, a halfling Rogue guy with charm. This guy was known for having sex with more than 2000 halfling women (a local 'Pierre Woodman I believe). Well, I shall not continue this...you got the idea.
Screen # 1. As Evgendil was the only player on the surface he felt himself quite safe and was able to clean all the objects he needed while moving towards our opponents. We expected them to attack me in the undeground so Evgendil was to hit in the back unexpectadly. 


Screen # 2. My route to the center of the map where I met Hiliadan's army. 


Chapter 3. Mid game. 

Screen # 3. My idea was to block the bridges in order not to let him come to my domain and get more time (for producing shamans and researching gargantua). Grey Archangel helped a lot killing drons here. 
At this time Evgendil had already attacked Cbowers domain and started to raze cities...


So at this point our opponents' plan became very clear. Cbower was moving with his main forces towards me in the south part of the UG, slowly getting more and more units. Hiliadan was coming from north. If Cbower hadn't been Necromancer then all Evgendil's actions would have been very strong here making Cbower lose his towns and forcing his troops to rebel. But, unfortunately, undead never rebel. They have no brains at all. Retards I should say. So our plan became like this: Evgendil should take Hiliadan's throne city while I had to try to kill his main forces including the leader => destroying one of our opponents completely. But it never happened.

Chapter 4. The end.

It all started with the Grey Archangel. It was killed in a very funny way. There was nobody in the Hiliadan's army who could possibly stay on lava so my scouting and killing drons was quite logical. But Hil got the monoculture quest and the reward - 3 firstborn delivered by Airbus directly to his leader killing my Archangel nearby. "Thanks for choosing our airlines. We hope you liked the flight". 
I expected this Archangel to help me a lot in the final battle if honestly. 


Then when Evgendil took the throne city (almost losing his whole army), Hil forced me to attack 2 vs 2, not 3 vs 2 as I hoped. Well, we didn't have many illusions here. I hate UG sometimes xD


We just needed to win the battle or to kill the leader.


Unfortunately, we lost this battle and conceaded. It was our only chance to fight for the win as Cbower was doing very well in ghouling the enemies <smiletext0>



If you, guys, can add something describing your strategy, moves, etc and show some screens it would be very cute!
And once again thanks for the game <smiletext1>
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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#9 | Tournament Practice - 2nd LineSavegame
Played: 2016-06-27Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: Live-Multiplayer
Game-value: 60
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1marcuspersNecromancerDwarves125120here
1EvgendilRogueFrostlings122110here
2orlyzzzNecromancerDraconians200-62here
2DreadReaprWarlordHumans200-31here

Remark:


Written on 2016-06-28 01:05:44

Confirmed by Evgendil


Written on 2016-06-28 01:02:55

In one turn I could destroy 2 Orlyzzz settlers with help my scouting raven! One of them is already build a city, the other was preparing for this.


Written on 2016-06-28 00:59:07

Marcus, thank you very nice video, may be someday I will play necro too

About this game - I knew that Dread can expand very quickly and after 25 turns he can be very strong. So I initially decided to use the already proven tactics to get 3 stacks (as quickly as possible) and defeat him before he will be able to defend.

Fortunately I quickly raise my leader to 7 level for charming. On the way to Dread`s throne I was able to charm 3 units and other 3 units  I bought in the tavern. And I was so lucky to not lose any units in manual battles. When I arrive to DreadReapr I had 3 stacks and 1 stack of ravens, that was enough.


Written on 2016-06-27 20:50:22

GG!


Written on 2016-06-27 20:19:47

Too bad the game was over before it really got started.
I was enjoying trying a new class and get some experience with Necromancer.

I think if you are 4 players on a medium map you are kind of forced towards the middle in starting position, me and Orlyzz was more to the sides.

I have some videos uploaded, but didn't expect match to finish so quick, so still have 8 last videos to upload.
https://www.youtube.com/playl...


Written on 2016-06-27 19:30:24

Well played DreadReapr, well played. But your ally Orlyzzz haven`t give up yet. I`ll wait when he confirm a report and after I post my opinion about this game. May be with some screenshots 


Written on 2016-06-27 12:29:33

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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#8 | Tag Team DuelSavegame
Played: 2016-06-17Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 62
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1marcuspersArchdruidTigrans246230here
1EvgendilArchdruidElves241200here
2EskildTheocratDwarves1-170-30here
2AlXStormrageDreadnoughtHumans100-24here

Remark:


Written on 2016-06-26 20:15:56

Continuing Eskild`s review I post 2 screenshots with the 2 last battles.



Written on 2016-06-17 21:25:42

Confirmed by AlXStormrage


Written on 2016-06-17 19:37:08

I will probably post some screenshots a later occasion. The report is quite accurate as it stands, even though I didn´t count the game as a slow one. Well played of our opponents. I find high elf arch druid a very solid pick in this game - and fun to play.

Dwarf theocrat was also fun to play in this game, would have wished it lasted longer so I was not forced to make what felt as a rush against our opponents, which had clearly bought some vassals?

The seal victory score should have been way higher. 20 charges made way for a lightning strike of our opponents.

I promised some screenshots. I might find more eventually. These are from after the game was decided. Just before Liam (Marcuspers) went for the seals that wasn´t really within my reach - I started UG - far NW corner. All seals were on the surface in the middle of the map, which did pack many walls and lava streams in the UG and water on the surface.



These two are when I got pressed at home meaning I couldn´t support the cunning AlX on the surface, which was doing a great job harassing the opponents without his capitol. I eventually granted him a newfound outpost, but at that point it was too late.

The last screenshots here are from my flying stack of powers point of view. At the moment defeat was realized. Two bone dragons and a large stack holding the 4th seal. Nevertheless we fought to the bitter end. Preparation for seal assault is going on in the latter screenshot.





Written on 2016-06-17 19:33:12

I have nothing to add to said Marcus. Eskild and AIXStormrage gave us a good and interesting battle!

Nina is a cunning woman. And elusive 


Written on 2016-06-17 19:04:58

Confirmed by Evgendil


Written on 2016-06-17 17:41:11

A very tough game, fought on what felt like a XL map (large map+UG is absolutely massive for 4 players!), but it meant loads of battles with independents and a significant time before we actually met and engaged, which gave everyone time to prepare and build a good army/base.

From turn 2 I found a UG passage and followed it for the next 30 rounds.
In the meantime Evgendil was making his way to Nina's base on the Surface.
We eventually joined our forces, with Evgendil taking the main battles and I took Nina's (AIXStormrage) throne. Then I left 1 stack to defend the city and absorbing it, and then going back to the UG to find Eskild. I brought 3 very strong stacks, but in turn 35 Eskild attacked 2 of my stacks, I placed them stupidly and left myself open for an attack. It was a good battle (24vs11 i think), with many losses on both sides, ending with my leader sent to the void. I tried to run away with my 3rd stack, but Eskild soon caught up with me.
After this battle, and seeing the strength of Eskild, we decided a Seal Victory might be a better option, since I had no plan to go back 20 turns to reach Eskilds base another time. The Seal charges was set to 20, so after capturing 2-3 it took about 9 rounds to get the win. And Eskilds main forces was too far away to interrupt the charges.

In turn 44-45 there was some great battles around the Seal of Luxi Vidara. First Eskild and Storm mount a joint attack on my defenders, then the following turn Evgendil revenge my loss and the game is basically won.

Nina fought heroic to remain in the game after she lost her throne and main forces, which should be applauded!

I think if we didn't take the Seals, this game could easily have lasted over 100 rounds and 6 months of time.

Well fought Eskild and Storm.

For those interested, there is some videos uploaded already, the last 3 turns will be uploaded tonight/tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/playl...


Written on 2016-06-17 17:20:02

Match has been reported from marcuspers!
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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

Match has been reported, please confirm!
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For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#7 | Duel #4Savegame
Played: 2016-06-06Amount of Humans: 2
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 43
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1EvgendilTheocratHumans224120here
2DreadReaprArchdruidTigrans100-25here

Remark:


Written on 2016-06-06 17:31:29

Good game for me.
I admit, I underestimated the opponents power, as I easily won in our first duel. On 20-22 turn I walked up to the Dread`s base with 3 stacks and 3 reserve units. and met 4 enemy stacks. After the big battles all Dread`s armies were destroyed, and I have only 2 units - strong warlord hero and gold medal knight. I quickly came a second wave of reinforcements and I summoned angels, one of whom captured Dread`s throne. After an unsuccesfull attempt to retake the throne, Dread gave up. 
Thanks for the game.


Written on 2016-06-06 08:35:36

Match has been reported from DreadReapr!
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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

Match has been reported, please confirm!
Back to the game page




For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


Game#6 | rrrrookie bowl IISavegame
Played: 2016-06-05Amount of Humans: 4
Kind of Report: ffaenKind of game: PBEM
Game-value: 58
ResultPlayerClassesRacesTeamPointsExtra PointsMissed PointsQuitterRate
1rrrrookieTheocratTigrans198490here
2EvgendilArchdruidElves273-50here
3EskildDreadnoughtFrostlings3-260-40here
4BlechhowerSorcererDraconians400-111here

Remark:


Written on 2016-06-05 12:28:45

Yes, the map was very unfair to Eskild, he was surrounded by rivers which you cannot cross. But despite this he organized a good defence, I have a many sacrifices in the battle against him.


Written on 2016-06-05 12:15:16

Well, Rrrrookie win "Rrrrookie Bowl 2", I think it`s absolutely fair result <smiletext0> Congratz!

Mally was better in scouting, he managed to befriend giant dwelling, and his exalted were impressive. 
After the victorious war with Eskild I had only one strong stack, but I quickly create a secondary army at my base, so I had a chance a counterattack. I even destroyed one of the Mally`s cities, but then I made a crucial mistake and fell into the trap in other tigran`s city. By this time I had lost the throne, and my leader had no choice but to go on the attack in hope for a opponent`s mistake. But in a big battle near giant dwelling I was completely defeated by the superior forces of Mally.


Written on 2016-06-05 12:02:34

Perhaps dread is just not my kind of class, or perhaps I should have moved differently. The map was clearly not in my favour, I got the rabble stream preventing access to the frostling neighbors of mine, which was supposed to be vassalized or captured early on. But I did build two expansions, but the coming invasion from Evgendil´s side, I was not possible to withstand. It should be said, that close to this point I lost the one tier 3 unit I had gotten (an high elf gryphon rider) in a silly battle at a shrine of frozen beauty around the should-have-been vassal SW of my capitol. However, it would probably not have made a difference in the decisive battle.

There´s always the choice to try to flee with your main armies and wreak havoc in the territory of your enemy, but as speed isn´t exactly the force of a dreadnaught, that would probably also not have turned out well.

As you can see on the turn count - this is turn 22, I didn´t have any t3´s by then and was just starting to produce musketeers. Another option would of course have been to retreat to the capitol to defend, but that would have equalized being outproduced. So I felt inclined to attack, even though it surely said proable or very likely defeat.

Well, I should probably try it once again (that race/class combo) - and stop whining. Well played Evgendil, and congratulations to rrrrookie!






Written on 2016-06-05 01:09:25

Good game everyone. By around turn 20 I had moved west to defeat blechhower while evgendil had gone west to defeat eskild. I had an advantage though because blechhower declared war on me out of the blue and the following turn after I found and sent his leader into the void, he left the game. I proceeded to vassal all his draconian cities.

I was hoping to catch evgendil off guard by showing up right as he defeated eskild, but his army was very strong with a few elite spider queens. I retreated toward my cities to get myself an advantage and evgendil followed, allowing me time to defeat his second army and gather superior numbers for our final battle. Evgendil is very skilled and deserved to win this game as much as me.

As for the vasyan mod: While the mod does not explicitly say how it limits the leveling of heroes, I felt like mine leveled slower than usual. Part of me wanted to see eskild get to mid/late game to see if dreadnaught could snowball with the changes in the mod, but another part of me is relieved evgendil got to him quick enough to keep that from happening. Halflings got a much needed and appropriate buff.
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Written on 2016-04-18 10:37:51

Match has been reported, please confirm!
Back to the game page




For the sake of good sportsmanship, please find 2 screenshot of my round. Not sure you can see time stamp, but they are taken in 16.10-16.11


Game is under way! 
Good luck and I look forward to a good but tough game.


Good evening everyone! I`m ready to play.


Age of Wonders 3

2 Experienced players looking for like minded.
Too many times I've started games to see one player leave after a few turns when luck is against you. Lets try if we can find some committed players here.

PW>2vs2


Written on 2016-03-31 19:30:29

Evgendil joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 19:23:42

I am willing to team up.  I joined the game and took
the last slot since my timezone is different.


Written on 2016-03-31 18:26:11

Hi Olop and Jonny

I've created the game in Age of Wonders PBEM - The Battlefield 2vs2 - So far it's just me and my teammate Evgendil that are there. Do you guys want to team up?
All settings are set to default.

Evgendil is at this moment not a member of this website, but I've asked him to join.

Password is 2vs2 if you didn't see it in the description.
Hope to see you both there soon.

/Marcus


Written on 2016-03-31 17:07:01

I am interested in playing.

I have played lots of duels and FFAs, but only one team game.
Though my teammate dropped dropped out (around turn 50)
due to hardware issues.


Written on 2016-03-31 16:59:44

Olop joined !!


Written on 2016-03-31 15:25:51

Jonny Thunder joined !!

I would be happy to be in for some serious business ;-)


Written on 2016-03-31 05:55:06

Welcome on the Battlefield marcus!

I suggest your announce your game (and put the link to it) on the player pool: http://www.the-battlefield.co... (I assume your game is a PBEM one?)

Eskild and AlX from my team A Song of Blight and Ice may be interested to play against you.
Please let your friend join the game here too, though.


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