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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2021, 10:05:58 AM »
Its not the winning or the losing its the learning and the satisfaction of understanding for me....especially when playing solo!
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2021, 10:51:01 AM »
That's quite philosophical dave :)  I think I would go for "The play's the thing" - an unfolding narrative, where one plays various parts, and generally has fun.  As David says, you always get to win, even as you lose.  Yes, you can be disappointed if you've foolishly taken sides or if your favourite unit/general/elephant gets the chop, but you've got no-one to blame and at least you can't argue about rules interpretations :)

Of course, you can play solo and lose by using pre-programmed scenarios, or if you set objectives  for yourself (e.g. A to capture the bridge in x moves).  I tend not to do this , though.

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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2021, 01:10:18 PM »
I like the way a battle unfolds like a story with a beginning a middle and an end...
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2021, 01:23:24 PM »
I like the way a battle unfolds like a story with a beginning a middle and an end...

Begining - This is going to be my day.

Middle - I dont believe it I could actually win this

End - How the heck did that happen I was bleeping winning half an hour ago
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2021, 01:32:17 PM »
I like the way a battle unfolds like a story with a beginning a middle and an end...

Begining - This is going to be my day.

Middle - I dont believe it I could actually win this

End - How the heck did that happen I was bleeping winning half an hour ago

(me)

Beginning - not sure I've got my deployment right

Middle - Yep, flanks have gone

End - I'm surprised I lasted that long to be honest
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2021, 09:27:58 PM »
I've got this:
I need to change my dice 🎲
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2021, 09:29:54 PM »
This could become a new poetic structure.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2021, 12:50:35 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2021, 08:42:16 AM »
Beginning - text book deployment, never fails.
Middle - why did I do the abovee?
End - never doing that again.

Next battle:
Beginning - text book deployment, never fails.
Middle - ...... I think you can guess the rest

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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2021, 09:09:24 AM »
It should work....!
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2021, 09:32:52 AM »
It should work....!
 ::)

Closely followed by: "what could possibly go wrong?" And occasionally punctuated by, "It's never done that before!"
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2021, 09:36:08 AM »
normally followed by

'well that makes sense...?!'  :-\
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2021, 10:27:52 AM »
It should work....!
 ::)

Closely followed by: "what could possibly go wrong?" And occasionally punctuated by, "It's never done that before!"

As the great Pratchett wrote "It's a million to one chance but it may just work"
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2021, 11:14:04 AM »
It should work....!
 ::)

Closely followed by: "what could possibly go wrong?" And occasionally punctuated by, "It's never done that before!"


As the great Pratchett wrote "It's a million to one chance but it may just work"

Million to one chances happen nine times out of ten.....😊
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2021, 12:23:30 PM »
always...
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