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05-28-2004, 05:34 AM
Welcome to the forum game thread. I've done a new thread so we can discuss/arrange times etc. Patches, updates etc will be posted here.

If you would like to take part, please post your location(including country) and if you know your time zone.

May the force be with you.


05-28-2004, 05:35 AM
So far

Admiral Vostok: GMT -4
lukeiamyourdad: GMT -4
DarthMaulUK: GMT (in a few weeks)
Frozticles: ??
pbguy1211: ??
saberhagen: GMT
General Nitro: GMT -5

Thanks to Admiral to sorting this out!


05-28-2004, 10:55 AM
Ill Join..

Im in london, england (duh) and i think my time is GMT..

05-29-2004, 03:38 PM

US, EST time zone

05-29-2004, 09:49 PM
pbguy is GMT -4

06-01-2004, 07:23 AM
Are we going to try again next week? I think we need to arrange for everyone who's interested to meet up in the same chat room or irc channel, cos atm it's a bit disjointed with forum pms being slow and unreliable and some people on msn and some not.

06-04-2004, 04:37 PM
Check out GB's new chat room.

mIRC click here (irc://irc.gamesurge.net/galacticbattles), or if you don't have mIRC, click here (http://www.gamesurge.net/chat/galacticbattles).

Good idea saber. Hopefully we can get more active and discuss more in chat and here.

06-04-2004, 10:21 PM
i have to F*****G work this Sunday... and I'm NOT happy about it...

Admiral Vostok
06-06-2004, 12:33 AM
I have returned from my trip to Los Angeles, and would very much like to see a game happen this Sunday. I guess IRC is probably the best way to go, so everyone should meet at the address Phreak posted above.

I have only just returned, and my room-mate who looks after the router is away again, but hopefully he'll be back before the game so I can play this time...

Admiral Vostok
06-07-2004, 10:05 PM
Well I don't know what happened today.

StarWarsPhreak, saberhagen and I showed up in the chat room for the game at 7pm GMT, and thankfully we managed to figure out my router problems. Unfortunately no one else showed up. We figured no-one else knew about the change of time DMUK had suggested (although he wasn't there either!) so decided to wait for the usual time of 9pm GMT. So I headed back to the chat room then... but no-one else was there!

Hopefully we can get organised enough to play a game next Sunday. We need to agree on a time for starters!

06-08-2004, 10:04 AM
I was online aagain at 9pm but I couldn't find the chat room cos I couldn't get into the forums to click on the link! I did go to CCRM2 for about half an hour but no-one I recognised was there.

But let's keep trying...

06-08-2004, 05:56 PM
Sorry guys, I won't make it. My finals are next week and I have to study a LOT. So 'til next time. I really want to at least play once before I go to 'Nam.

06-09-2004, 02:29 AM
On top of PC problems (again - how i hate microsoft) i couldnt click on the link to get in. Then my pc crashed.

After the kinda couple of weeks ive had with my pc, i gave up! And its all thanks to microsofts so called tech support :-(


Admiral Vostok
06-09-2004, 08:55 AM
Well it would seem the fickle computer gods are against us. Yet we must keep trying! What time shall we meet this week?

06-10-2004, 02:06 AM
7pm GMT is good for me.

How does everyone else fit in with the time? Its not too late and not too early for most. If we set the same time every week, people will start to remember (hopefully!)


06-10-2004, 06:35 AM
Sounds good to me.

06-11-2004, 10:07 PM
So this Sunday 6-13 is there a game planned?

Admiral Vostok
06-12-2004, 01:47 PM
There is now.

Sunday, 13th June 2004.
7pm GMT / 2pm US EST
Meet in the #galacticbattles IRC room on irc.gamesurge.net

Be there or be... elsewhere!

06-12-2004, 07:45 PM
I'll make every attempt to be there. The only problem is I haven't been on irc in years...

06-13-2004, 04:45 PM
I'll try to mak eit, but I have relatives coming, and next sunday I'll be on a cruise ship...

06-14-2004, 02:03 PM
sitting on the irc server with vostok and saberhagen, anyone else coming?

Admiral Vostok
06-14-2004, 05:01 PM
Well at last the inaugural forum game was played, after four long weeks of computer problems and bad turn-outs. What follows is a report of the proceedings.

pbguy1211, saberhagen and myself were the only ones who showed this time. A little disappointing, but at least enough for a decent game. We agreed on a free-for-all, even though I didn't like my chances going up against the two best players on the forum.

The game was chugging along nicely. saberhagen was Confederacy, pbguy was Rebels and I had decided on Republic (I would have chosen Rebels too but thought I'd mix things up a bit).Of particular note was the number of nerfs on the map we played: pbguy had a nursery and a half, I had two full nurseries and about 12 that I slaughtered, and saberhagen had about four nurseries full. Not too far into the game - possibly in tech 2 or earlier - saberhagen dropped out of the game. Well I was worried because pbguy said "I was just about to attack him", and I had little in the way of a defensive force. I managed to hold off his first few strikes, but eventually my pitiful base fell to his swarm of mounties. pbguy more than tripled my score in that one. :eek:

Upon returning to the irc room after the game, we met up again with saber. As the first game hadn't taken too long, we decided upon a second game. This was an asteroid one, though we weren't on separate asteroids. saber and pbguy were Confeds and Rebels again, and I thought I'd give Naboo a try, still wanting an Air/Jedi civ but not wanting Rebels and soured on Republic. With saberhagen not dropping out this time, he and pbguy were content to fight each other and leave me pretty much alone... that was a mistake. After some time saberhagen indicated he was about to die. Well I didn't like the sound of that, as soon as he was finished off pbguy would come for me! So I sent in some fighters too clear pbguy out of saber's base, though it looked as though it had been an intense fight as there were only a handful of pbguy's troops to clear out. Next, I began my assault against pbguy. I distracted him to the back of his base with a handful of Jedi Masters, then assaulted the fron with everything I had. After churning out wave after wave of fighters and crusaders, I finally managed to wipe out pbguy's standing army... but his massive base would not be destroyed quickly. I sent in my newest swarm of fighters, and I guess pbguy didn't like the looks of them because he decided to resign right then, so I didn't have to worry about finishing off his base after all!

Well next I sent what I had into a preliminary attack on saber's base... and he had not been idle. A host of anti-air mobiles greeted me and made short work of my fighters... but by then I had another replacement wave/swarm. Having managed to snag four holocrons during the start of the game, I was able to churn out fighters, bombers, crusaders and Jedi masters until eventually saberhagen's massive force was gone, and the destruction of his base had begun. Fortunately for me, I think saber's resources were by this time virtually extinguished, so in no time he resigned.

"What?" I hear you say. "Vostok beat pbguy and saberhagen?" Yes. I'm as surprised as you are. If saber and pbguy had focussed on me instead of each other at the start of the game, and hadn't let me get as many holocrons as I did, such a thing would not have happened. But it did, and it looks good taken at face value, so I'm happy. :D

Very good game, guys. Hopefully next week we'll have more of a turn out. Sorry you couldn't make it Phreak, we got your message. So everyone, next game is:

Sunday, 20th of June
7pm GMT / 2pm US EST

General Nitro
06-14-2004, 05:22 PM
the story of the second battle is an inspiration to myself as well as to bantha fodder all over the world. hopefully, everyone will make the same mistake against me. and, i'd prolly still lose. anways, good game.

06-15-2004, 03:19 AM
well, game 2 was a tale of mistakes.
saberhagen and i each attacked eacj other in t2 and t3. i'll have to go back and see what vostok did in that time. but while we were fighting each other, i at the least let vosotk get too big without attacking him. in that time he got 4 holocrons, and at the time i left had 15000 more nova because of it. i left because he was simply able to keep churning out all the air forces in mega amounts and my air couldnt compete and my AA wasnt able to be made fast enough. so his stupid air is what won it. :) and that he was able to snatch 4 holocrons uncontested on my part. at t4 he was pretty tough since i wasted a lot of my efforts on saber. though i think they also faught. i recorded the game, i'll have to go back and see how it unfolded.

went back to see the error of my ways. in hindsight, vostok could have easily been had in t2... but hindsight is always 20/20 now isn't it? in t3 he was vulnerable. but he never got a full attack on him. so he prospered.

at about 1 hr of gametime i took out 2 cc's a bunch of workers and a lot of saber's army. then i retreated when vostok's air came around saber's base.

vostok though still had 1 cc left i didnt see so he was still in enough shape to play a factor.

saber could have had me in t2 at one point if he micro'ed his troops well enough.

late in t2 vostok had a bunch of troops. so he was defended enough.

though i cant remember the last game i played where i lost to a guy with no mech center! :p

so game 1 i won, but only because saber got disconnected.

and game 2 vostok one. friggin holocrons...

06-15-2004, 07:45 AM
I thought I was getting the upper hand in the trooper ar against pbguy, but ironically I let him off the hook by trying (and failing) to stop vostok grabbing a holocron. My troops chased his padawn all the way into his base where vostoks troops massacred mine. After that I decided to lay off and go T3 instead of building more troopers. Then I did the most stupid thing I could possibly have done: I went strikes. I know pbguy is always talking about how he likes to mass mounties and strike rushes don't stand a chance against him, but I did it anyway, and he was dead right. Nemesis follows hubris. :(

A couple of mounty floods wiped out a lot of my base and from then on I was just left to hope pb and vostok would concentrate on each other so I could rebuild.

By the time pbguy resigned, I'd clawed my way back and was T4. I tried bombarding vostoks base with cannons, but he kept sending out wave after wave of fighters, bombers and crusaders. There was massive slaughter on both sides as my aa mobiles and repeaters chewed up the attackers, but eventually attrition caught up with me as there was virtually no carbon or nova left anywhere on the map.

Overall, it was a very fun game and anyone could have won it. looking forwrard to the next one. :)

06-15-2004, 03:45 PM
yeah his nova was the killer. i just couldnt keep up the air and the aa he had so much.

Admiral Vostok
06-15-2004, 05:14 PM
My troops chased his padawn all the way into his base where vostoks troops massacred mine.Ah yes, I had forgotten that bit. It was funny. My Padawan was running scared from an army of Super Battle Droids. Fortunately back at base there was an even bigger army of Royal Security Guards waiting to wipe them out. :D

There's no doubt the holocrons won me that game. In fact in my other greatest victory over lukeiamyourdad, it was the holocrons that helped me in that one too... in fact if I remember correctly I was Naboo in that game too...

I think I've finally found my civ to specialise in!

06-15-2004, 10:37 PM
Welcome to the club of holocron haters pbguy and saber :D

Yeah you were playing the Naboo vs my Rebels. My casualties we're out of the roof because I could only churn out repeaters and aa infantry. Damn holocrons...

06-18-2004, 08:55 PM
Anyone up for a game this weekend?

06-18-2004, 11:14 PM
I probably could make it this Saturday (not making any promises), although cautionary word: Im so completely out of practice for this game, its not even funny. Im GMT -4, BTW.

*runs off to try to remember build order*

06-19-2004, 04:39 PM
Sunday only for me. I have a birthday party I must attend on Saturday. You know where I'm from.

06-19-2004, 11:28 PM
I may be free Sun, but I didnt say it because there was a better chance of being free on Sat, but, if we must do it on Sunday, Ill try to be there.

06-19-2004, 11:30 PM
I may be free Sunday, so if thats the day, Ill try to come.

Admiral Vostok
06-20-2004, 10:55 AM
Yep, Sunday's the day.
7pm GMT
Same bat-time, same bat-channel every week until we decide to change it.

Hopefully we'll have a bigger turn out this week. I don't think I'll be able to beat saberhagen and pbguy again!

Admiral Vostok
06-27-2004, 10:41 AM
Don't forget everyone, we're playing again at the same regular time this Sunday. Post here if you're going to try and make it so we know who to expect.

06-27-2004, 09:59 PM
i was just about to ask if we're on for tomorrow. i probably wont be able to play for a few weeks after tomorrow. so i'll try to make it.
next week is july 4th, so...
and the next weekend i'll be recovering from a hangover ;)

General Nitro
06-27-2004, 10:07 PM
i wont be able to make it tomorrow. vacation, ya know how it is.

06-28-2004, 09:30 AM
I'll be there today, and Connemara might be coming too.

06-28-2004, 12:22 PM
I won,t be there. Busy. Next week though, I'll be there.

06-29-2004, 07:37 AM
Errr, so what happened last night? It's all a blur. I remember I fought long and hard, and lost. Three times. Even though we only actually played two games!

06-29-2004, 10:50 AM
i still dont know how i won both of those games. i need to go back and watch the recordings at some point today. the first game was 1v1v2. me and saber were alone and vostok was on a team with saber's friend.
you see, the problem with our games is this. me and saber are probably the 2 best. so we decide to fight each other generally first. because if we don't the other could get wiped out if our army is attacking someone else and we leave our base open to a full on attack from the other person.
but the flaw in this logic is that while we're fighting, Vostok has gathered at least 3 holocrons and has gotten to T4 and maxed out his units already and is massing a rather large army. which if he's the naboo, generally means he's an air whore. :p self admitted at least.
so in game 1 bombers and fighters after awhile took out saberhagen... he thought. oh yeah, saber's friend was gone at this point via me.
as i tried to make a foward base on Vostok, waves of bombers and fighters came at me and kept knocking out my stuff. So finally I made like a 100 AA units, and some jedi and assaults. used the AA to get all his air, and then converted his air bases. :)
mountie raids then killed the rest and he was pretty much done, but trust me when i say it sounds easier than it was. he took out at least 3 of my foward bases before i got him!
so then i sold a lot of crap and got the spynet. and found vostok hiding. and eliminated him.
I also found a new surprise. saber hadnt been totally killed and had rebuilt almost his entire base with 1 worker! so he had LOADS of repeaters and AA troopers. but eventually, assaults sandwiched him and ended his comeback attempt.

game 2 is another long story, which i'll tell later if no one else has by that point. i'll see about uploading the games tonight too if i can.

Admiral Vostok
06-29-2004, 11:20 AM
It appears pbguy posted a report at the exact same time I did. So now you have both sides of the story :D

Ah yes, since I'm the official battle reporter, I'll remind you, saberhagen. I'm sure there are others out there eager to know too.

Again I'm going to tell the battle entirely from my perspective as that's all I've got, so others may need to fill in the exciting parts I wasn't witness to.

The first game we played was an epic. It went for almost two hours. The teams were the usual (Me Naboo, pbguy Rebels, saberhagen Confederacy) but we were also joined by Connemara, long lost forum member, who I believe played the Empire, though can't quite remember. Connemara was my ally.

The game went for a long time before there was any attacking. Because pbguy and saberhagen were both on their own, they were too concerned that should they launch an assault on one player, another would attack their base.

This worked fine for me, as I was quite content to sit back in my base and build up my army. In fact, I believe I was the first one to T4 by a long shot. About this time, or perhaps a bit before, Connemara was annihilated by pbguy - which is why I can't completely remember what civ she was. Looking back, I wish I had have researched holonet (I always forget) so I could have known she was being attacked. If only she had have sent me a message I might have been able to defend her. So her defeat came as a bit of a shock.

Pbguy came and built a forward base in Connemara's old territory, right next to me. I knew it was only a matter of time before he attacked me. Throughout the game, both saber had been sending small detachments of Geonosian Warriors in to mess up my workers, and pbguy had also been sending in small detachments of A-Wings to mess up my workers. Oddly enough, each separate occaision they did this, they did it at exactly the same time. So I was fighting off Geonosians from one direction and A-Wings from another. This happened a couple of times until I started thinking they had joined forces against me! Needless to say they were successful at destroying a huge chunk of my workers each time. At any rate, I knew I would have to deal with both threats soon. I decided to remove pbguy's presence at my doorstep, then take out saberhagen.

The attack on pbguy's forward base was tough. He had built a fortress right at my doorstep, so the first step was to take that out. My Cannons deployed, but there was a more serious threat - pbguy had his own Cannons deployed to take out my protective fortress and shield. I sent in my bombers to quickly dispatch them, and discovered that most of pbguy's ore had gone into building anti-air turrets. As soon as the Cannons were taken care of, with heavy losses to my Bombers, I dealt with the fortress with my Cannons. Next was to take out the AA Turrets. I used both Cannons and Bombers for this, and then focussed on his AA Mobiles. Although I took massive losses, I managed to destroy his AA abilities - until the A-Wings zoomed in. Well they began decimating my air force, but again I managed to come through. Then there was a new threat - Jedi Masters. I quickly built up some Bounty Hunters and sent them in to reinforce them air force which was now laying waste to pbguy's huge forward base. The Bounty Hunters didn't get all the Jedi, but managed to neutralise the threat enough. Although I hadn't finished destroying the base, I new I had eliminated the threat for now, and since I had just seen a mob of Super Battle Droids enter my line of sight to the North, I decided it was time to focus on saberhagen.

It didn't take long before my army was back to strength, and I launched my attack. It was an incredible success, as saberhagen wasn't quite as well defended against air attacks as pbguy had been. He had a decent amount of AA Mobiles and AA Troopers and AA Turrets, but not enough, and my force of Fighters, Bombers and Cannons was able to deal with them quickly. I managed to destroy his entire base in quite a short space of time. I even discovered a hidden-away Command Center and destroyed that. I thought saberhagen was finished, and then I made a big mistake. I had a strange feeling pbguy was just about to attack (mostly because I'd seen a swarm of A-Wings zoom into my line of sight, then zoom out again). So instead of killing Saberhagen's last worker who had been at this hidden away base, which I should have done and quite easily could have done, I zoomed back to base to await the attack.

As you no doubt have guessed, saberhagen managed to rebuild his entire force with just a couple of workers. Although he didn't really cause me too much trouble for the rest of the game, my biggest regret was that I didn't wipe him out when I had the chance.

Feeling confident from my last assault against pbguy, I threw myself into combat again. But he was ready for me this time. Huge mobs of FU AA Troopers awaited me, and I just couldn't deal with them fast enough, unlike AA Mobiles which Bombers can eat up. Thinking back to our game with lukeiamyourdad, I decided to buy an Air Cruiser, which was pretty dumb really. Anyway, pbguy's huge amount of AA Troopers destroyed my air force, and then came the combined Jedi Master and Assault Mech attack. Within a few minutes pbguy had converted all of my Airbases and my Spaceport and my Mech Factory. Well, this pretty much was it for me. I still had plenty of resources (I'd managed to snag three holocrons again) but without any buildings with which to reinforce my army, I was screwed.

In a desperate attempt, I sent a contingent of Workers to establish a new base quite close to where saberhagen's old base had been. Unfortunately I discovered saberhagen was now back in full force. Limited with where I could go, pbguy soon found me and destroyed me.

Well, perhaps I'll leave the tale of the second battle for another post a bit later, I'm almost exhausted after typing that as I was after playing the game.

06-29-2004, 01:01 PM
oh yeah, i think i forgot to add how saber and i were fighting off and on in the middle of the map for terrain purposes. we kept nuking each others bases...

06-30-2004, 03:45 PM
I've just watched the rec of the 2nd game, and all I can say is:

I'm sooooo stoopid!

By about 35 minutes it looked as if I had pbguy, but how could I miss him building that second CC just on the other side of the house wall? Duh! I also never found those totally unprotected nova miners, who were also outside the house wall. And I had units sooo close to that 3rd CC near the top of the map, but didn't find it until way too late.

Once I lost my forward base on his side of the river, it looks like I just went to sleep. Although I still had a decent econ going, I didn't build enough military, even though I had spare res, and forgot to go T4 until it was too late.

The funniest thing is that while Vostok was destroying the other half of my base, I wiped out over 2/3 of his workers with about 8 fighters. He went right down from 89 to 25! Also tried to harass pbguy's econ but he had plenty of a-wings about.

Admiral Vostok
06-30-2004, 06:21 PM
Here's the battle report for Game 2... at least what I can remember.

Connemara decided not to join us for the second game, so we all went free-for-all. Saber and I were bored with our usual civs, so he chose Wookiees and I went Trade Federation. Pbguy stuck with his Rebels.

The game was fairly uneventful for me early on, I guess because as usual pbguy and saberhagen focussed on each other. It was a precipice (sp?) map, so the fighting was fairly intense around the river crossings. Eventually I had amassed a huge enough army, and saber had just shot some of my utility trawlers, so I decided to attack him. I was unaware that pbguy was already halfway through destroying his base. When I met his invasion force, my mass of Droidekas made short work of the Repeaters and Mounties while my AA Mobiles managed to fend of the A-Wings. Unfortunately I let me Assault Mechs get too far away from the AA protection and his swarm of Airspeeders made short work of them. As saber mentioned, while this was happening he had sent a handful of fighters into my base to pick of my workers, and he had got through a huge number before I even noticed him. That was his last ditch effort before he was wiped out, and it did set me back a bit. As saberhagen later said, this game saw a role reversal of he and I: I was the mech whore and he was the air whore instead of the other way around as usual.

Next I moved to invade pbguy's base. My first assault was quite successful, I managed to take out the Fortress that had been guarding against saber and also wiped out his expansion base, which included a Command Center and a few production facilities. However, his main base was on the other side of some trees, and from there he launched a counter-attack that sent me into a retreat. The real killer was the fact I was using a ground force - the river crossings were too narrow and caused my units to get stuck while crossing, which got a lot of them killed.

I regrouped in my own base and began replenishing my army, in particular my Anti-Air Mobiles, the loss of which had sent me into the retreat. I struck back at pbguy, but my attack was unco-ordinated, and I tried to cross at a different river crossing that was better defended than the last. My forces were soon whittled down again, and I was starting to get a little low on resources. Once again, it was pbguy's Jedi Masters that turned the tide of the battle, as he converted critical components of my army - in particular the two Cannons bombarding his Fortress were suddenly turned against mine. I realised too late I had forgotten to buy the tech that makes units die instead of turning. It was pretty much all over after that as Jedi Masters, Mech Destroyers, Assault Mechs and Cannons invaded my base.

At this time I should announce that due to most people not being able to make it next weekend (something about July 4th?) we won't be meeting, but we shall continue the weekend after.

06-30-2004, 09:16 PM
Well I was able to watch parts of the games so far... don't ask why only parts...
in game 2 saber was up my butt in a hurry. Part of the problem of a 1v1v1 is that if you stay in t2 to attack someone else, and then the 3rd guy goes to t3, you can get porked rather easily. so i made a small army, which saber outnumbered and attacked. he was winning.. easily. then i teched to 3. and started my mass comeback. I soon had 3 CCs up, and had mounties mechs and troopers push back saber and his foward base. whooped on it actually. so i eventually moved in. then i ran into vostok... RETREAT!
Apparently as saber and I were engaged in early on combat, again Vostok was able to build up and apparently came in and SLAUGHTERED everything saber. ;) So I ran into his army of Destroyers, Mech Destroyers, AA and Assault Mechs. So then I decided it was time to research the armored air speeders.
Then I took out a fort with some cannons. Converted a few cannons and assaults, built up an army of mechs and moved in. Shortly after I think it was over.

Admiral Vostok
07-06-2004, 01:25 PM
Don't forget everyone, the game is on again this Sunday.

Sunday, 11th July
2pm USEST, 7pm GMT

Who can we expect? pbguy? saberhagen? I know lukeiamyourdad is in Vietnam, so he won't be joining us.

General Nitro
07-06-2004, 01:29 PM
hopefully i will be able to show up

07-06-2004, 02:16 PM
i will be slowly recovering from a hangover around that point in time... and not home either. so i will NOT be able to make it. make sure you record though! i want to watch! :p

07-08-2004, 06:48 AM
I'll probably be free then.

07-12-2004, 11:55 AM
home, almost hangover free... i'll see if i can hold up for a game

07-13-2004, 04:12 PM
alas, just me vs vostok vs saberhagen... again. twice.

well, in game 1 i got smoked royally. my side was acomedy of errors from the start. i got off to a slow start, though somehow still got to t2 before anyone else. and got into a few skirmishes with saber.
one of my big issues was the lack of flat land in my area where i could build military buildings in groups. i also missed a ton of free food at the start so i wasted a bunch of carbon on farms early.
so because of my slow start i didnt really attack early. did i mention i forgot to buy the first 2 farm upgrades? i got into a few scuffles with saber, killed a foward base or 2 he set up and kept farting around. i tried to then go for a fort of vostoks. bad idea. he came back firing with cannons and LOADS of mechs. his MD's kinda owned all. i converted a lot, but it wasnt enough. we were fighting for awhile, he was winning. then saber came back on the other end and i just gave up. the sandwich was too much. i could have tried to hold on, but i figured i didnt have much of a chance so i quit. eventually saber overcame vostok by simply making a lot more military units than he did. vostoks were stronger, but saber had the numbers. vostok eventually ate a lot of wookiee repeaters and some mechs and bombers.

in game 2, i was on a mission. i got to t2 and sent about 6-8 troopers for vostok early. they got a handful of carbon workers, but wrecked his nova guys.
i then sent them away to the west... in search of saber, and my revenge. i then sent a second batallion of troops towards saber. they got into a skirmish with his troops and lost by a few guys. the first batallion was close by, but too small in #'s so they waited for help to arrive. i finally had more troops arrive to help the #'s out. then i sent a bunch of mounties as well. this was near the north of saber's base, whereas the first scuffle was in the south. as the 3rd party was ready to attack, i sent the troops in the carbon worker area and the mounties in the same area but for the turret. the turret came down, and then down went a bunch of workers. when his troops came up from the south, i sent my troops at his and also sent my mounties at them to take the brunt of the fire so my troops would still be alive. i won that little battle, and then went for the power core. the power core eventually came down as saber still was pumping out troops, and then the additional mass of mounties came. down came the CC and the workers followed. at about 40 mins of gametime in fastspeed, saberhagen was defeated.
what followed was something to the effect of:
"Vostok: what the? oh crap!"
some point in the fighting we all got to t3.
so i fully upgraded all my troops and sent some normal troops at vostok his mechs got them. i then sent a bunch of mounties, AA and regular hvy troops near vostok. i knew he had MD's, so i massed mounties. the flood was on. down went the mechs, the down came the power cores. then down came the forts and CCs. vostok had died, even after hiding, and i had somewhat vindicated the whooping i had received the game before. and it took less than half the time of the first game! :)
next sunday i'll be in vegas, so have fun all!

07-13-2004, 05:19 PM
I don't suppose little old me will be able to join in now that i've made my triumphant return to the forum

07-13-2004, 06:15 PM
why not? our 1v1v1's are a little stale. it usually ends up as me vs saber, and then whoever Vostok attacks first gets steamrolled since we ignore him. Then the other person fights with Vostok til the end. That winner is then dependent on how many holocrons Vostok has. ;)

07-14-2004, 02:49 AM
I've heard this same holocron stuff for the last 3 weeks and still he can pull it on you.

07-14-2004, 07:24 AM
This time pbguy grabbed 4 holocrons in the first game and vostok only got one. When pbguy resigned, I demolished his base, pushed vostok back and stole the holos, which generated enough nova for FU wookie art and fighters. I had to build a lot of MDs to deal with vostok's droidekas, but it was the art/repeater combo that did the real damage. I think Wooks are the best civ in a 1v1v1 because they've got everything you need.

07-14-2004, 11:10 AM
Well, in a 1v1v1 game, you don't get to trade. But in the same breath, saber and i know we're going to try and attack each other early... so we can't really be bothered with the nova gathering too early or we're dead. so while we concentrate on fighting each other, it gives vostok the ability to usually grab the majority of the holocrons. and since we cant trade, more free nova for him. it's a HUGE advantage later in the game in a 1v1v1.

Admiral Vostok
07-14-2004, 12:07 PM
Yeah, in the first game I only had one holocron but still managed to steamroll pbguy, who had the other four. I would have had more, but it seems my scouting was rather unfortunate in that I must have just missed them all, since pbguy said he collected them fairly late in the game. So I change my stance on whether holocrons can make or break you... but they are still nice to have.

DK_Viceroy, welcome back, you are most welcome to join, particularly since pbguy will be in Vegas next week. It would be nice if Nitro and Phreak would turn up too, since they keep promising to do so :)

General Nitro
07-14-2004, 03:39 PM
doh. i missed it again. i went fishing sunday morning and when i got back i totally forgot. im writing it on a sticky note. i will not forget again...hopefully.

General Nitro
07-14-2004, 03:41 PM
oh yeah, if one of yall still have the recording of any of the games, could i please take a look at one. thnx.

07-14-2004, 05:03 PM
i posted one, scroll back a little it still may be in this thread somewhere. i have 3 others i think as well. of course, i FORGOT to record the one where i smoked them both in a half an hour! :mad:

Admiral Vostok
07-16-2004, 04:58 PM
What one where you smoked us in half an hour? That didn't happen! You've got no proof it ever happened! ;)

Admiral Vostok
07-19-2004, 12:26 AM
Not meaning to double post, but no-one else has posted since me and if I just edit my previous post this thread won't show up as having a new post. :)

Anyway the game is on again this weekend. I believe pbguy has a prior engagement, but saberhagen and I should be there as usual. Please someone else join us!

The details again:
Sunday July 18 2004
2pm EST, 7pm GMT
Meet in the #galacticbattles irc room at irc.gamesurge.net

Do it!

08-01-2004, 02:45 PM
Come on then dish out the time and date i'm ready for a real RM

I May have been an inovatrr of scenarios on the zone but it's a case of stauration on the zone now so it's no fun.

I may not post as often now i started doing an animation project at school and now i'm so captiovated by the storylines i came up with i'm making an entire universe{anyone who wants a sample is welcome to look at it}

Admiral Vostok
08-01-2004, 05:49 PM
Viceroy, we'll be having another game this Sunday.

Sunday, August 1, 2004.
2pm USEST, 7pm GMT.
Meet in the #galacticbattles irc room at irc.gamesurge.net.

You are most welcome to join us.

General Nitro
08-01-2004, 06:22 PM
What if we have more than eight? There's been a surge of people on the forum lately.

Admiral Vostok
08-01-2004, 10:26 PM
We'll worry about that when it happens :)

08-02-2004, 07:04 AM
That is for mirc right?

Admiral Vostok
08-02-2004, 11:39 AM
That's right. Just connect to the irc.gamesurge.net server, then join #galacticbattles.

08-03-2004, 04:58 AM
Luckily i found it just in time.

09-08-2004, 02:15 PM
Anyone up for a game this Saturday?

09-08-2004, 10:46 PM
:bdroid2:Yuppuro well if more people come:bdroid2:

09-08-2004, 10:58 PM
The Maul will be present this Sunday evening.


Admiral Vostok
09-09-2004, 06:19 AM
I'll be in for both Saturday and Sunday, pbguy.

DMUK, glad to have you back. Perhaps we could try taking on the awesome might of the pbguy-saberhagen alliance once more with you on our side.

09-09-2004, 06:58 AM
Or perhaps recreate that Ice Lak Epic and see if you could withstand the combined might of the alliance we had then or perhaps we could rotate saber with phreak either way it'd be fun but it's have to be ice lake i seem to have several good games on that map and one of them was with maul.

Admiral Vostok
09-09-2004, 08:41 AM
You seem pretty keen to replay the Ice Lake Epic, Viceroy.

However it would be pretty hard for us to replicate it. The main reason it went for so long was the fact that both pbguy and saberhagen where in the pockets for their teams. Without that, which is hard to get, the game wouldn't be any more epic than the rest of our games.

09-09-2004, 08:47 AM
Come on who wouldn't be keen to recreate that since you can call practically every other match we've played short but no sweet. Maybe we could have players as the same colour that might work it propably will so saber and pb will have to be red and orange respectively my oposite maybe nitro and me will have to be grey and purple repctively and you and your opposite will have to be their colours which i think were blue and teal respectively.

Vostok you cannot deny that was our best game

Admiral Vostok
09-09-2004, 09:00 AM
I don't deny it, and never have. What I do deny is our ability to recreate it.

09-09-2004, 09:12 AM
Come now vostok we can always try and i mean always.

Someone so full of ideas should be able to come up with something.

Admiral Vostok
09-09-2004, 09:49 AM
The only way we could do it is to keep restarting the game until we're in the right positions, and I'm sure you'll agree that isn't worth the effort. I'd prefer to strive for a new epic battle rather than live in the past.

09-09-2004, 11:00 AM
Though Ice lake is the perfect map for an epic every other map is too open so that means PB levels everyone else too quickly. maybe we could make it illeghal for pb to rush in that game.

Admiral Vostok
09-09-2004, 12:37 PM
So we're going to have a game on Saturday then? Same time as Sunday I presume?

Perhaps we could have this every week. A game on Saturday and a game on Sunday. That way people could try and get to one or the other or both. It would allow for more flexibility.

09-10-2004, 09:30 AM
What time is it on Saturday?

I might be there, or I might not...

Admiral Vostok
09-10-2004, 10:19 AM
We'll make it the same time as Sunday normally is.

Admiral Vostok
09-11-2004, 02:14 PM
Saturday, 11 September
Well there was only a small turnout for our first Saturday game, and pbguy was curiously absent despite it being his idea.

The first game saw myself (Naboo) and Viceroy (Confederacy) up against saber (Rebel Alliance) and Phreak (Trade Federation). I was near Phreak and Viceroy near saber, and early rushes from saber concerned us for a bit. Phreak managed to pull a great bait and trap on me - as Viceroy pointed out, falling into traps is something I'm prone to do - as I accidentally obliterated my bombers on his defences, but for the most part I left Phreak alone and focussed on saber. Eventually Viceroy was ready to mount an assault, and called me in for air support, and we were munching through sabers base when he disconnected. That was the last we heard from him, his whereabouts are still unknown.

Phreak couldn't join us for the second game, but DMUK had popped in so we decided to do a free for all (me vs Viceroy vs DMUK). Viceroy and myself took our predictable civs, and DMUK took Republic.

We decided to be a bit silly and set the game to be an Ice Lake on a Giant map. Needless to say we were in for an epic game.

The game went for about two and a half hours, and we still didn't finish it. Just thinking back to it is almost as exhausting as playing it. We were all turtling pretty much, and I was the first to mount an attack against DMUK. His defences were formidable, and I learnt that without a regular Republic player I hadn't developed a decent way to deal with Jedi, and least of all Jedi Starfighters. So my attack was over pretty soon. I made a second attack but the result was the same. At about this time DMUK executing a massive pummel drop and Jedi rush, and my base was devastated, though far from destroyed. It was sometime around here that Viceroy researched Spynet. Yes, Spynet. While DMUK and I had been spending our nova on air forces and Jedi, Viceroy had been saving it.

Well needless to say this made things difficult. Not only could Viceroy see attacks heading towards him, but just to annoy us he'd report when DMUK or I were about to attack each other! He had to be stopped. About here I was beginning to get bored, so I just whored air with no support force. Wave upon wave of fighters and bombers closed on Viceroy's base, and I was making some great headway when the worst possible thing happened. DMUK made another giant pummel drop and Jedi rush on my base. Had I been able to keep sending hordes of air against Viceroy he would have eventually been dead, but DMUK's attack forced me to return to base and allowed Viceroy to fix his defences and top up his AA Troopers.

I still managed to destroy DMUK's invasion force, though in the battle I had lost two of my three holocrons. This made things more difficult for me, though the game was certainly not over for me as Viceroy believed the loss of holocrons would do. After rebuilding and sending another couple of air strikes against Viceroy, I decided it was time to get serious and build some support for my air force. After much econ management I had a huge swarm of fighters, bombers, strike mechs and some cannons, and was at Viceroy's borders.

Then we had to quit. Viceroy had to stop playing, which spelt the end of our game. After so long the saga was over. Viceroy saved the game, perhaps thinking sometime in the future we'd continue, but I'm not sure that will happen. Such a shame really. I would have liked to have seen how my assault went, but it was not to be.

So after two games we failed to see the end of, I hope we have a great turn-out tomorrow and some great games to go with it.

09-11-2004, 02:29 PM
Great Write Up Vostok except for one ever so tiny eensy miny detail


That game was funny though and since the apir of you were rediculously Nova reliant it was easy to save up all i needed nova for was upgrades and boy did i upgrade i upgraded everything and i mean everything, Vostok you seem to have convineiently forgotten my numerous raids and assaults at your econ, you of course cannot know about DM's assault and of course you remeber of all people DM defedning you from my Rekk Raids I think i'm gonna go back to what i'm good at and drop all the fancy stuff troopers and animals all the way it would have been fun to sweep you from ym borders like I did many many times before you started to make any Headway and that was before DM's timely assault I wasn't worried because i saw it coming I even think i provoked it by saying that you were vulnerable without holocrons.

Oh how easy it is to push the buttons on the pair of you.

anyway after DM's timely assaults i started to be more aggressive constantly animal raiding to keep vostok off balance in preparation for a grand offensive which was unfortunatly brought to an end by my having to leave But vostok never actually dealt a crippling blow because Even before he started his assaults I had build over 18 barracks and 12 nurseries and my base was becomming more heavily fortified If that match had went on another hour Vostok would have been the first to go swiftloy followed By DM since his sole pummel drop against me propably cost more to execute than it did damage to me especially in terms of nova. Honestly I cannot see why people decide to base strategies around the most rarest of resources.

09-11-2004, 03:22 PM
Despite some of your 'terror calls' DK, i too had spynet. I saw everything that was going on after a while, anyway.

I kept picking at your base trying to find a weak spot in. i did find it, but i really was about to build up a distraction force so i could do a huge drop in your base.

But i settled for an early jedi raid, which took out a few of your barracks, as did an earlier pummel drop. I felt kinda sorry for Vostok. I tore his base to pieces, stole his holocrons in a cheeking raid to his Jedi Temples (lost 4 Jedi Masters in the process!!) before 'aiding' him taking out your reeks.

Funny thing was, he was sending over a large force of air when it stumbled onto my air building up for a raid and needless to say, i weakned that attack squad.

Vostok was very close to me on that map, so i made AA defences early on - which ensured that i was safe from his attacks. It was fun and my PC is back to full health...roll on tomorrow!

As for my pummel drops. I had alot of nova coming in (Had 4 holocrons plus selling carbon/food) and i like the drops..makes me laugh sometimes.


09-11-2004, 03:36 PM
That wouldn't have made much profit food and carbvon only sold for something like 17 and 11 nova.

It was really unfair how you two near the end kept double teaming Me. I must have been either a real threat or annoying either way I was very succesful.

If we ever do that again I certainly hope the two of you don't defend each other that's not the point of Free for all i've got half a mind to call for a foul and give someone a red card, preferably the both of you, I'm well aware of that weakness it was part of an elaborate scheme of baiting and trapping with the end of creating a massively obviuos percevived weakness while having A highly mobile Defence force to entrap an enemy and demolish his oofensive capabilities in order to allow a crushing counter attack needless to say the first part worked my having to leave prevented a successful counter attack, If you'd been that muhc more aggresive that game could have been over. maybe not though since you might have loached in the corners with jedi starfighters lol.

Also may i ask what on earth were you thinking in putting unconcentrated AA all over the map surelyt that could have better been used concentrated in your base making an impenatrable force which would have freed up your defence force, Needless to say mu reek's certainly did engoy munching on buildings all through the game they're much cheaper than pummels and far easier to mass, also you can make the nurseries and no one can be a hundred perecnt sure as to what your gonna do.

After suffering plenty of Nitro's pummel drops most people have had to learn a method of defending against them, and my method was quite effective either prevention or Massed Mech destroyers. Vostok is the exception but he should really have known better going up against the pummel king.

09-11-2004, 05:16 PM
I still wish we could restore our first game... I was doing good for myself. I think it's just the good map we were on. Those nerf really helped. You guys said you were killing saber, but I was too focused on my base. If saber woulda alerted me or something, I could have sent ****loads of Destroyer Droids, troop/mounties, and mobile AA to make it more painful for them to continue.

Same time tomorrow?

09-12-2004, 12:12 AM
It wasnt a case of 'teaming up' with Vostok. He took a hard beating from my attacks. I simply looked at the scores on the board and though, ok, time to switch targets.

My fighters still attacked and took out his and your reeks and remember, we all agreed to no rushing early on, which always leads to long drawn out fights on such a massive map!


09-12-2004, 01:03 AM
True and Vostok is propably Seriuosly rethinking the wisdom in air whoring, I didn't think my score was that high really. It was funny though that we'd harvested practically every piece of nova and ore and were well on the way to carbon, I think that map has been most useful it's shown me how Superior Reeks are to Pummels while they may not have as much armour they move a lot faster are cheaper and Not many people will suspect you of using them if you have nurseries unless like me you had 12 of the things when their wasn't a single nerf on the map which was strange

09-12-2004, 01:40 AM
Reeks were certainly a cheaper bet, but had we allowed rushing early in the game - who knows ;-)

But yes, no nerf was very odd. Roll on tonight


Admiral Vostok
09-12-2004, 06:57 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot theres an Official Battle Report thread... oh well.

As for defenses against pummel drops, I had them originally. Mounted Troopers munch through them, and I had a whole lot around my command center and fort. Alas, by same sad coincidence Viceroy attacked me a split second before DMUK's first pummel drop, which, because I had forgotten to set the Mounties to defensive stance, made them rush out of my base and leave it open to pummel drops. Probably my biggest mistake was not building mounties again to defend against future pummel drops, but that was the point in the game where I began to give up hope and just massed an air force rather than make a proper army.

DMUK, you probably shouldn't have defended me against those reeks. Sure, they munched through a command center or two, but my fighters were on the way and fighters make extremely short work of reeks. All it did was give Viceroy a reason to complain!

Although I suffered in that game because I was playing as Naboo, I'm not going to so hastily abandon them as I did before. Naboo really aren't geared for battles of attrition, virtually all their decent units use nova and once the nova is long gone they're in trouble, even if you have holocrons. At the end I had researched all my resource trading techs and was constantly exchanging carbon and food. Fortunately not too many battles turn into such drawn out affairs as that.

09-12-2004, 08:50 AM
I Hope i'll be able to show up for the first game so please in the spirirt of good will and generosity please wait till at least quarter past seven it was all i could do to get online at the hospital And i am so worried about my grandad how was admitted with a heart attack

09-12-2004, 09:51 AM
Not good news.

I certainly hope he has a speedy recovery.


Admiral Vostok
09-14-2004, 01:20 PM
Will Saturday games continue from now on, in addition to Sunday games?

09-14-2004, 03:21 PM
Sounds good to me. So if someone can't make Saturday game, they can aim for sunday and the other way around.

Admiral Vostok
09-15-2004, 07:54 AM
Yeah, that's what I figured. Of course I hope we'll have more of a turn out on either of the days than we did this weekend.

09-15-2004, 12:39 PM
the last thing i read in this thread was that the game was on for sunday...

i didnt know anyone had said they'd play saturday... :confused:

i'll show up this saturday if you give me a time...


Admiral Vostok
09-15-2004, 03:45 PM
Well you mustn't have read the thread since you first suggested a Saturday game.

As we discussed above, we'll probably just make it the same time on Saturday as we do on Sunday for now. So that's 2pm EST.

09-15-2004, 04:44 PM

09-15-2004, 08:53 PM
I would play if the times were better for my timezone. But 4am is way to late........

Admiral Vostok
09-16-2004, 08:00 AM
Well we are going to change the time sooner or later. We'll have to do it when I return to Australia anyway. It's probably too late to do any time changing for this weekend, but perhaps we could move the Saturday game at least to a new time for next weekend.

09-16-2004, 08:23 AM
That would get too confusing, at least for me. 2 different times, 2 different days. We should just start picking a new time, and stick with it for both days. I can pretty much play all day and all night (til like 12AM), but we have to calculate possible gametime for 2 hours, so the game would have to start by 9 or 10PM.

[All times are in EST]

Admiral Vostok
09-16-2004, 09:00 AM
Well unfortunately although everyone in USEST has said they can stay up late, that won't help us because the UK is only five hours ahead, which means even if we start at midnight it will only be 5am in the UK.

The only way it will work is Saturday Afternoon US/Canada -> Saturday Evening UK -> Sunday Morning Australia. US/Canada and UK are so close together time-wise they have to be on the same day whenever we do it, and Australia is about 10 or so hours ahead of the UK, so they'd have to be the next day. We can have the same time on both days but Australians won't be able to join in the Sunday game, because it will be Monday morning there.

09-16-2004, 01:15 PM
Well now you gotta make it all complicating and confusing :p

How about we keep it as it is til you go back to Australia.

Or else you do all the claculating cuz Phreak hates timezones.

Admiral Vostok
09-16-2004, 04:04 PM
Well I was going to leave it until I got back to Australia, but Froz indicated he would like to join in. Froz, what's the earliest time on a Sunday morning you'd be willing to play?

09-16-2004, 06:48 PM
holy shizzle...
when did phreak become a moderator?

09-16-2004, 06:54 PM

He's a mod on most of those forums. I think somebody resigned and he took over.

09-16-2004, 07:17 PM

Now if I was only good enough to kick your ass in GB, then I'd make threats and "abuse" my power... :p

09-16-2004, 07:23 PM
I guess 8am is the earliest.

Admiral Vostok
09-18-2004, 07:37 AM
At the moment with daylight savings things are pretty hard. When it's 8am in AEST, it's 11pm in the UK, which I think probably won't be acceptable.

Froz, what state are you in? Because during Summer in Australia things will be much easier, and they'll be even moreso if you're in a NSW or Victoria. When it's 8am in Sydney in Summer, it's only 9pm in the UK in Winter, which is much more acceptable.

So, Northern Hemisphere Summers/Southern Hemisphere Winters are our biggest problem, because daylight savings in the make things just a little harder. For those in the US and Canada, what is the earliest time on a Saturday you'd be willing to play? Because it might work best (if Froz doesn't mind being up quite late) trying it morning US/Canada - midday UK - evening Australia.

09-18-2004, 08:29 AM
11am or 12pm EST is fine for me. Even 10/10:30 am.

09-18-2004, 09:52 AM
Or better yet dig up that time site i found a while ago and posted up on here.

10-16-2004, 08:17 AM
Nitro If You read this there's also a game on saturday as well as sunday.