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by sourdust
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

Seriously, well done. I've been playing around with this a bit. Some of your wins obviously require extensive save-scumming, as you freely admit. But a few others draw on tactics that never occurred to me. Following your tip about preventing Germans from moving into Kursk, I just did the Don Offensi...
by sourdust
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

Wow, somebody even more obsessed with the game than I am!

Well done mate, most impressive.
by sourdust
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

How long did it take... well, I think I have 400-odd hours in the game all up! For this most recent effort at "ultimate speed runs", I'd say I gave most scenarios between 3 and 12 tries; a few which require a lot of luck I might have restarted several dozen times until the dice came out th...
by sourdust
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Game Crashes iMac 27 In Middle of Turn
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Game Crashes iMac 27 In Middle of Turn

I run UoC successfully on a 13-inch MacBook Air, 2015, 8GB RAM, running OSX 10.9.5. I run it out of Steam. That's probably not hugely helpful, just thought I'd let you know there is no fundamental problem with Mac compatibility. Are you certain the UoC version is fully updated on Steam? Have you don...
by sourdust
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Degrees of Success
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Degrees of Success

Cool!
by sourdust
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

I know I'm pretty much talking to myself here. But anyway, man was it fun revisiting all the core scenarios now that I really know the game inside and out, and seeing how far I could push it. The best surprise was Rovno-Korsun, which I have always regarded as the hardest scenario, mostly because of ...
by sourdust
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

Red Turn scenarios: Rumyantsev – BV in 5, possible in 2 Advance on Kiev – BV in 8, possible in 7. Maybe 6? Crossing the Dnieper – BV in 5, possible in 4 Lower Dnieper – BV in 5, possible in 4 Kiev – BV in 6, possible in 3. Leningrad – BV in 9, possible in 6. Rovno-Korsun – BV in 8, possible in 5. To...
by sourdust
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Degrees of Success
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Degrees of Success

There's a standard problem in strategy game design around "snowballing". Many games give you rewards for success, and in turn you need those rewards to invest in more stuff for future battles. And standard game design gives you greater rewards for accomplishing increasingly difficult thing...
by sourdust
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

And no sooner do I post that, and I manage a BV3 win on 3rd Kharkov! Low odds but possible...
by sourdust
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Better than brilliant victories
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Better than brilliant victories

And here's the original UoC scenarios... interesting that all of them can be done faster than the "brilliant victory" thresholds, except for Voronezh (I think!). 2d Kharkov – BV in 5, possible in 3 Voronezh – BV in 3, possible in 2 with immense good luck! Case Blue – BV in 6, possible in 5...