Game #989 Tournament game#18 | Round 3 : 2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament #18

Jean_de_Metz vs  HellBrick vs  xlnt vs  Henrysix

Match Details

Rating 2 - Nice Game
Amount of Humans:4
Kind of Report:2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 65
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 Jean_de_MetzWarlordElves1500here
1 HellBrickSorcererDraconians1900here
2 xlntArchdruidElves2-60-30here
2 HenrysixWarlordGoblins2-90-30here
Posts to the game:
Published on Mon, 08 Jul 2019 04:40:35 +0200

Confirmed by Henrysix
Confirmed by Henrysix

Published on Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:08:32 +0200

Published on Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:44 +0200

Hi! Please remember to report. Congratz to Jean and Hellbrick.

Published on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 08:13:32 +0200

Hi guys,

Jean have shared the screenshots.
Jean and Hellbrick win the game on score, margin of victory was 117%

Here is the full table of the score:

NameTeamScore Total
TotalTeam 18119
TotalTeam 217618
Final score8119 - 17618
Win margin in %117.00%

Game can now be reported.

Published on Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:57:51 +0200

It was really nice to play with you, Henry and Xlnt. Even though this game wasn't full of fights between each other, I could feel the tense. Fortunately for us, Xlnt was caught by Hellbrick, so the result of the game was decided at that point. I will make my turn later, I still have some fights to do and then I will make the screenshots of the score and send them to the judges.

Published on Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:56:00 +0200

Yep, xlnt was defeated.

Published on Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:47:13 +0200

Do you mean xlnt died?
There is one hour left until end of round, so this is probably the last strategic turn.

Published on Sun, 30 Jun 2019 09:46:20 +0200

Congrats to Jean and HellBrick! I don't know what the final scores will be, but I can't imagine my score alone will be close to your combined scores. I guess I did raze one of HB's vassals, but we really didn't come close to damaging you in any significant way.

Good luck for next round!

Published on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 22:55:39 +0200

My reading's fine. I don't think I've ever participated in this "decision by score" ritual, so I have no prior experience with it. And if you consider just the post itself, without any additional context, it's really not that hard to misinterpret it.

You are right about the rules though: they indeed phrase it in a more clear way. I didn't think about double-checking your post against the rules, but I'll try to be more more vigilant the next time. Lesson learned, I guess =)

Published on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:37:15 +0200

Very unfortunate that you are the only ones who understood that. It was always very clear the tournament was ending AFTER the deadline. Jean asked me several times about it and it was always clear. Also tournament rounds have ALWAYS ended like this, never before the deadline. The rules also specify scores are checked AFTER the time allocated is expired. So I can't take a message like this.

The original announcement was:
"Hi! Round 3 ends in a bit less than 3 days (see the time count here: https://www.the-battlefield.c... )
It seems very unlikely that your match will be won before the deadline. It will therefore be decided by score. The procedure is as follow:"

You have a very selective reading.

Published on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:26:44 +0200

Well, that's unfortunate. I played my turn yesterday after reading the steps that clearly said that the current strategic turn was going to be the last, so I adjusted my actions according to that. If I knew we were gonna get a possibility of one more turn I would have done some things differently. Can we just follow the original announcement and make this turn the last? =)

Published on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:29:36 +0200

You should follow the procedure only after the end of the deadline, not before. Sorry it is indeed not very clear in the steps.

You need to Save & Quit after the surrender and screenshots.

Published on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:38:11 +0200

Hello, Hiliadan!
I am the last player in the turn order. To be honest, I didn't expect your message to appear so soon since we still have more than 2 days and we can probably make 1-2 more turns as there are only 3 of us now.  But it's fine.
I have understood the procedure. Just 1 little detail: Having taken the screenshots and surrended, can I quit the game just by shuting it down? Will it be fine?

Published on Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:03:01 +0200

Hi! Round 3 ends in a bit less than 3 days (see the time count here: https://www.the-battlefield.c... )
It seems very unlikely that your match will be won before the deadline. It will therefore be decided by score. The procedure is as follow:

1/ the current strategic turn is played until the last player in the turn order
2/ that player plays his turn, saves & quits, copy the save game to a backup folder
3/ that player re-enters the game and surrenders, then takes screenshots of all the scores. He does NOT end the turn. Instead he quits the game without ending the turn.
4/ he sends the screenshots to judges (Marcus, Jonny and me)
5/ judges check the scores and take a decision

Could you please confirm who is the last player in the turn order? Can this player please confirm he read this message and understood?

Published on Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:47:21 +0200

and another sorry all post - lightning strike after a week of rain in Bulgaria, i had to go change my network card ):

Published on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:40:52 +0200

My apologies to all. I have been having problems with fatigue/concentration and some days I can barely get 1 or 2 turns out. <smiletext6> I've had a few days like that recently and I just try to deal with the turn timers that are running out. 

As for an attempt to stall, no, given the events of the last couple turns, I think trying to win on points would be very bad for us...

I'll send the turn shortly. Again, my apologies for the delay.

Published on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:07:10 +0200

I have no idea who is winning this game at the moment and I would hate to finish it by score. Unfortunately, we can not finish it in time with such a pace <smiletext6> I won't deny it: I hate score victories and my last team games in the previous 2-2 tournament were finished exactly by it. 
It's absolutely no problem if Henry can not make his turn but in such a case he should try and notify one of the players via battlefield, steam, etc. Otherwise he might skip a turn and I don't want it at all (fair play, you know).
I have talked to Hiliadan and have decided to turn off the timer: let's first wait for a reply from Henry, whether he can continue the game or not. 

Published on Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:14:51 +0200

Jean - tell me, are you guys going to win this game, are you the better team and do you believe i know it?

I have no communication with Henry the last couple of days and i assume that everything is possible - not sure if he's trying to gain by not playing (:

I don't like playing slowly but this is what AoW3 is at the end.

I promise you i will reserve time to play very fast with you when AoW4 comes out if you play at the finals with HB in this tournament - i just love reading your reports - hehe

Published on Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:11:26 +0200

Henry, please, stop stalling the game.
More than 2 days have passed since you got your turn, no reaction from you and you haven't informed us about any circumstances which might prevent you from making it. 
Xlnt returned home on Sunday and the only reason I didn't turn on the timer again was that I believed it would be better to do it when I get my turn. Seems like I was wrong. The timer is on again from now on. 

Published on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:40:07 +0200

Hi all

i'm off to a team building event for the weekend - starting and including Friday. No i-net and no computers ):
will be back on sunday so maybe i will play my turn then

Published on Mon, 27 May 2019 17:54:42 +0200

Turn timer is now on, do not miss your turn! =)

Published on Sat, 25 May 2019 23:42:15 +0200

Turn 22.

Published on Sat, 25 May 2019 23:32:37 +0200

Hi! About 29 days left. What turn did you reach?

Published on Sun, 05 May 2019 23:41:27 +0200

Alright. Have a nice trip, Henry! <smiletext0> 

Published on Fri, 03 May 2019 21:23:38 +0200

I will be away for a couple weeks from 6 May to 22 May. Sorry for the delay!

Published on Thu, 02 May 2019 18:07:01 +0200

sorry all for the delay - had no i-net on the 1st of may

Published on Wed, 01 May 2019 16:34:42 +0200

We are on turn 17.

Published on Wed, 01 May 2019 12:32:00 +0200

Hi! What turn did you reach so far?

Published on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:03:14 +0200

Hi all
i'm going to the mountains tomorrow morning and back on sunday - hope this won't slow the game but still there is a chance for more than 24h offline for me. Please consider this (:

If i am not back on Sunday - please cast ravens over my capitol of Sofia and scout!! I'll take a Halfling Robot with me so all should be allright

Published on Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:04:28 +0200
System notification

Round 3 : 2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament #18
Please click here to read the rules.

In order to avoid advantaging one team or the other, for each match, the team who will host the match was randomly selected.
The first team in the "turn order" above (who is also the team on top in the tree here must host the game).

Any of the players in the team can host.
Tournament Game #18 Round !

When players do not show up for their match, the Tournament Judges have the right to change the match!

Published on Sat, 06 Apr 2019 22:01:55 +0200

Hi! The settings look good and we have everyone's class/race so you're good to start.

Good luck & have fun!

Published on Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:34:27 +0200

Hello, Xlnt and Sir Henry!
Many years have passed and I am now a very old man whose stomach is no longer capable of eating tons of beef. Once a young brave knight, The Great Metz now can't defeat his own rheumatism...A bottle of Burgundy, which was an eternal guest near his bed, is now replaced by a clyster. But even though my ass is fat and my legs are weak, I still have enough power to kick the shit out of...*sencored*.
It's gonna be a pleasure to play with you, guys!
Here are the screenshots!

Published on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:55:11 +0200

Hey Jean, HellBrick (:

Nice to see you again guys!

Sorry you are getting such an easy round.. i tried to talk Henry into just saving us all time and givving up but he insisted so i guess i'll have to do my best . Hope we don't get to inspire Hiliadan to create Arena N3 this time around - i'm still sad about those SunGuards you slauthered back in the day with DN Jean...

Good luck everyone!

Published on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 22:47:22 +0200

Hi! Round 3 started! We need the class/race of both teams. Pandapocalypse is hosting.