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#141 Fairway

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:47 AM

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I win the rematch as well :)  B)


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#142 KissMyCookie

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

I just played against a character calling himself MOLOS. This word is a Greek word for "jetty" although his profile shows an American flag. He came down one of my flanks and took a quality piece with his marshal. He had scouted one piece on another row, and on this flank I took a scout with my captain. So, his using the marshal was perhaps his third move. Unfortunately for him, he did not know that he was entering a situation which was going to go from bad to worse, for him, very quickly.

 

After he took this "choice" piece, I wanted to know his reasoning for such an early reveal of his marshal, so I chatted him:

 

"YOW!!! That is a very bold move. When I use my marshal so early, I usually screw things up. Does this work well for you?"

 

I waited for a reply and I was about to type this face " :-( " when I got a chat from him:

 

"Your [sic] a loser like your nation. Shut up and play."

 

I wrote back, "Well, just for that, I am going to have to take your marshal." Upon sending my message, I used my spy and captured his marshal. He was not happy. He then tried to bluff two pieces on the same flank and I scouted one being a miner...so I used my captain to take the other which turned out to be a sergeant...it was too much of a bluff like situation on his part.

 

From the other side of the board, in a similar placement to his marshal, I figured he was going to make an attack with his general on my weak side. He got cowardly with my pieces there because I moved them with too much authority, and I was keeping a bluff sergeant protected at all costs. He finally chatted something to me about my mother, then something about going to a hospital, and all sorts of other "well wishes."

 

My reason for not taking screenshots is that it really is not so important to me in this case. Much has been discussed about banning various players, and also trying to keep the player pool from dwindling away. As i really do not take any of this nonsense personally, I could enjoy walloping this guy by keeping cool. I chatted to him, "Your general is next." I had scouted the big boy earlier so I knew where it was, but he had ZERO information on me. He was wasting scouts on captains and sergeants, and then he scouted a major and started to move upon it with his general. Finally, after convincing him that my known captain was trapped, that my major needed to get out of the way, and that my marsh and gen were still unknown and had not moved...he made a play for my captain.

 

I took his general and chatted, "I TOLD YOU SO!!!"

 

He became even more pleasant with sharing even more thoughts about my mother, and I wrote back, "Why do you speak about your mother this way? I don't understand you."

 

"IM TALKING ABOUT YOUR MOTHER LOSER!"

 

I chatted back, "But my mother just took your general, so what does your mother have to do with this?"

 

He actually surrendered instead of disconnecting, but he did this after wishing us some astrological sign of the crab or something about Cancer or Gemini...I forget which one.

 

Oh well...it was a great pleasure to crush such an ill-mannered person.

 

Carry on!

 

KMC



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:03 PM

Sounds like ya doled out a beating ! NICE KMC ! Your correct, MT does have other cases to handle. March on!  :)  ;)  :D


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#144 KissMyCookie

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 10:04 PM

Brother Ray...you are the sunshine in this desolate place of despair and depravity!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Great to hear from you!

 

Erin go Bragh!!!!


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

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I win the rematch as well :)  B)

Get in to platinum :)


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#146 Fairway

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:54 PM

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The screen tells it all. Amazing. This was my wrong setup- I chose the wrong setup (its' very bad). I though I was going to lose- I should've. I knew one bomb and had one chance to find the flag with my gen.. amazing


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

I can't get away with a boring game today :D

 

So I got matched with a plat sarge- if I win, I become gold marshal, if I lose, I go back down to gold colonel

 

In the beginning, he was extremely aggressive. This: https://imgur.com/a/c2jaHuJ was pretty much the situation. He scouted my cols pretty quickly and came down on each with his marsh and gen, unfortunately my defenses were swapped: the col guarded by the spy was threatened by his gen, and the col guarded by my marsh was threatened by his marsh. I wasn't in a good situation because he also had brought down his cols on the flanks and was threatening my pieces.

 

 

Then, all hell broke loose. This: https://imgur.com/a/vCftt4f tries to explain it. He took both cols with his marsh and gen, and I couldn't do anything about it. So, I decided to lotto on the left flank with my gen- when I approached his troops, he hit my gen with his col. Then my gen went on a little lotto and snagged a major, lieutenant, and miner. After losing his major, he took one step further with his marshal and took my known capt on the right lake, allowing my marshal to go free. When my marshal approached his side, his other col hit it. So: Now I'm up a major, 2 sergeants, and a lieut and miner, down two captains. Later in the game, I make what I think is a really smart move. After we've traded marshals and our other two majors, I allow him to take a sarge with his leuit next to my major without taking the leuit. Just then I discover a bomb with a scout and I rush my major up to pretend he's a miner and take it. He hits my major with his unmoved captain. Then I trap his gen with mine, and trap his capt with my major, and trade leuits. In the end I have a major, sarge, and miner to his capt and scout.. easy win , and he surrenders: https://imgur.com/wwbMq47

 

With this win I reached gold marshal and am on the gold leaderboard for the first time, around rank 140, and I feel that platinum is finally within reach 

 

:) :D


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:44 PM

I pulled a Dobby. Why not? :D

 

https://imgur.com/a/03TqQzA


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

WOW. Absolutely crazy, amazing win just now. Can't believe it. I clicked on ranked and kind of forgot... and came back 15 minutes later to this: https://imgur.com/a/7N4yYHM

 

Then I'm doing really bad because my setup is terrible, but I catch a HUGE break when he does this: https://imgur.com/a/5CrdeRR

 

And then I bluff my miner as my marshal and eek out a victory doing this.. without ever moving my marshal!  :o https://imgur.com/a/9sUt8Hg

 

The funny thing was, before he moved his marshal next to my spy, he had moved his marshal next to my flag easily 10 times  :P


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:09 PM

This is the very reason random setups work better than some think lol. Nice job! To be honest, random setups will cause you to play creative which increases skill tremendously.

Your marshal and flag is one great example of what a bluff can do :)

Just think of what you can do with an intentional setup using these same tactics.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:15 PM

Earlier tonight, I managed to beat Nortrom in a friendly game. :) I felt outplayed from the start but caught a break when my 2nd colonel found a major and my general sneaked past his in the center lane. After a lot of piece trapping from both sides, during which my gen may or may not have hit an unmoved major that I thought had moved (haven’t recorded, we both weren’t sure afterward), the endgame left me a major up and I managed to get a miner to his flag. :)

Thanks to Losermaker for his setup tutorials!
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:28 PM

WOW. Absolutely crazy, amazing win just now. Can't believe it. I clicked on ranked and kind of forgot... and came back 15 minutes later to this: https://imgur.com/a/7N4yYHM

 

Then I'm doing really bad because my setup is terrible, but I catch a HUGE break when he does this: https://imgur.com/a/5CrdeRR

 

And then I bluff my miner as my marshal and eek out a victory doing this.. without ever moving my marshal!  :o https://imgur.com/a/9sUt8Hg

 

The funny thing was, before he moved his marshal next to my spy, he had moved his marshal next to my flag easily 10 times  :P

 

That was a nice win!  Some of my favorite wins are very long games where I never move my Marshal.


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