JodelDiplom wrote:Hi there! I just registered here so I could let you know I thoroughly enjoy reading your AAR as well as the Kaiser Report Please continue keeping me (and the other lurkers) updated, we enjoy it a lot!
Jinx wrote:Dear sirs.
I hope this email finds you well.
I just finished a +16 hour work shift and running on 3 hours of sleep I got last night.
Add to that I'm feeling pretty depressed overall with the way the war is going. So I don't feel up to doing my turn tonight.
I am generally a good player, at least I thought I was.
But the pace of this game plus the the AAR mixed with trying to have a life only allows for about an hour or less for every turn. Plus my exhaustion when I do my turn doesn't help. So I miss things. A bunch of things. I sent both armies into the city unintentionally, resulting in that nice depressing death trap.
It's a shame because I really like this game, and I think you both are good players and I'm not doing the justice it deserves.
I'm not quitting or anything, or at least I don't want to quit.
But I am sad that I've botched up this game to this extent. Even though I think we can still win, it's been a painful string of mostly defeats for me.
I'm not sure exactly the purpose of this email. One could call it a miserable defense of my intellect and skill, as I seem to be faced with those that think I'm an inexperienced newbie who doesn't know a thing about the game.
To an extent its true.
I am an inexperienced newbie when it comes to played anything but the CP, and I've played them in two games with a Moltke against the AI, which is nothing compared to a PBEM.
And their armies are a lot more powerful at the start then anyone else's.
You both have had more experience than me in PBEM, and with your respective sides. Also, I'd imagine you both have more time then me.
As an example, this weeks work schedule has bagged me 60 hours of work in 4 working days and I now have caffeine instead of blood.
So please don't judge me too harshly for my idiotic blunders, and please don't degrade me too much to our fellow forumites, and please don't treat me too much like a newbie.
Advice is welcome, tips as well, but once at least it has been very costly to me. Again, I like advice and I learn all the time, and will accept any advice because I will always learn something new.
My apologies if I have offended anyone. Really, I do not mean this to be an aggressive email, but a very passive, sleepy, sad email sitting at the kitchen table, in front of some nice stew, while a blizzard piles up snow on the windowsill.
Paul, If you would like to switch me out with another player, by all means you can, I'm sure they would be more challenging and would leave less openings then I would. You guys could go on to fight a better war then I probably could.
Again, I'm not quitting or anything, unless Paul, you feel I should, and I would understand.
But anyways, for now, I need to sleep, sorry again.
TXcavalier wrote:Jinx, you can load and move units onto ships in one turn. Move the men onto the ships then plot the ships movement to the right location. Use the distant unload option. They'll be safe in a turn. Passive and evade combat to get away. The ships will wait for the men before moving. Test it in SP. So, you get the sequence right.
JodelDiplom wrote:Hooray!! An update!! Exciting to read your side of the Aachen battle. Can't wait for your comments on the next turn
My opinion on the newspaper clippings: They add some flair, but if they are a hassle, the AAR won't be poorer off if you leave them out.
Jinx wrote:Well boys, who ever still cheers for us, after pondering over my turn all day, I finally sent it it. Hopefully we can relieve our armies in Aachen, but...not sure if it will be possible.
I definitely sent one army into the town, as for the other...I could have sworn I didn't, and now they are trapped. Either ways, we will see what happens next turn.
Jinx wrote:Haha! We all know what happened there! :-)
Thanks for writing! its always nice to get feedback, it really encourages me to keep at this.
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