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Author Topic: ATTN Wargamers: Training MBX  (Read 15545 times)
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« Reply #20 on: 3 November 2009, 22:14:36 »
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I won't participate, you guys have the experience...I still don't know if I need a pencil and paper or if I'll get an excel map or something....sorry

Come on, Koen, you *can* do it, you do not need experience at all  (check the MBX FAQ if you are not sure; ), let yourself get "carried" along, it will work out just fine (you have the brain, you dont need a pencil in this one!).

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5. Are MBX games just for military buffs or can anybody play?

In theory anybody can play. If you own or are familiar with the computer game being used to model the action, that should be enough to get by. If you don't own the game but have a firm grounding in basic military jargon and tactics, you'll have no problem. If you do not fit into either of these categories, you may need to get some quick tutoring in this area. The upside of this is that your teammates will have a definite interest in teaching you.


6. As a newcomer, will I hurt my team's chances of winning?

Having newcomers on one's team is usually not a deficit to team performance. For one thing, umpires are usually careful to balance the teams so that both sides will have an equal share of veterans and newbies. For another, newbies will usually not be commanding very large forces at first so any errors they make will generally not be serious ones.

In any case, you certainly do not need to be knowledgeable to have fun playing in an MBX. Interestingly, some of the most "junior" players often recount their game experience with the most enthusiasm.

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« Reply #21 on: 3 November 2009, 22:30:04 »
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I won't participate, you guys have the experience...I still don't know if I need a pencil and paper or if I'll get an excel map or something....sorry

Come on, Koen, you *can* do it, you do not need experience at all  (check the MBX FAQ if you are not sure; ), let yourself get "carried" along, it will work out just fine (you have the brain, you dont need a pencil in this one!).

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5. Are MBX games just for military buffs or can anybody play?

In theory anybody can play. If you own or are familiar with the computer game being used to model the action, that should be enough to get by. If you don't own the game but have a firm grounding in basic military jargon and tactics, you'll have no problem. If you do not fit into either of these categories, you may need to get some quick tutoring in this area. The upside of this is that your teammates will have a definite interest in teaching you.


6. As a newcomer, will I hurt my team's chances of winning?

Having newcomers on one's team is usually not a deficit to team performance. For one thing, umpires are usually careful to balance the teams so that both sides will have an equal share of veterans and newbies. For another, newbies will usually not be commanding very large forces at first so any errors they make will generally not be serious ones.

In any case, you certainly do not need to be knowledgeable to have fun playing in an MBX. Interestingly, some of the most "junior" players often recount their game experience with the most enthusiasm.

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ok, but I warn you, I'm really in the dark here...dunno what to expect...

don't forget, been playing the same wargame for some 7-8 years so all I can imagine are small tanks and units battling it out on a map in 3D
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« Reply #22 on: 3 November 2009, 22:43:58 »
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Smiley Fine!

One player more, and it is explicity a "training" MBX, so don´t worry.

JFTR; it is my first MBX ever as umpire, while I am quite firm in designing/running CPXes and have paritcipated in a few major MBXes with success this is a first time for me also, so bear with me, I am sure we all will have many LLs after the fact... Smiley

From my POV it is all about just having fun while trying something new! (...and I am more afraid of fucking up than you players, for sure!)

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« Reply #23 on: 4 November 2009, 15:09:24 »
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LOL,

When I did my first cpx...I had no clue whatsoever.
James Sterret was busy trying to fight a battle, where I  was only asking questions:)
When the battle was almost over and won buy our team, I finally got the big picture Knipoog
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« Reply #24 on: 6 November 2009, 08:38:21 »
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So far we have five players:

- Stoffel
- EricR4b
- KG AirborneBob
- Mad Russian
- Koen

I expect possibly two more players to sign up, Cainal from IMF and maybe FacMan, so recruiting will be left open til Saturday.

Please all those ppl let me know any side preference (US or OPFOR), I want to organize tams on Sunday.

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« Reply #25 on: 6 November 2009, 08:53:17 »
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Are there any lurking positions open as I am reasonably interested but I would like to see what sort of time requirements and abilities are "actually" needed before I commit to it.
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« Reply #26 on: 6 November 2009, 09:02:04 »
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Yea im interested guys:)  im a newbie. Brede lach    

what do i need to do to sign up etc etc?

oh and if possible could i be on the US side   whistle  please
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« Reply #27 on: 6 November 2009, 16:45:23 »
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@ MontyB: You can do a a one-side lur for starters, this would make you kind of a "reserve" for the tam in question with all rights of a team member except having a command.

@ Cainal: Your are signed up now... Smiley. US preference is NOTED

So, the current status:

With 6 players we now have sufficent commanders to run it, two more would be nice but not necessarry, this means the MBX is a go and I will distribute teams on Sunday.

If someone feels inclined to commit to being CO of his team, please let me know, the earlier I know that the earlier we can start briefing.

Players:

- Stoffel
- EricR4b
- KG AirborneBob
- Mad Russian
- Koen
- Cainal (US)

One side Lurker:
- MontyB

Dual lurker (if I do not hear different from him):
- 13th_redneck

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« Reply #28 on: 6 November 2009, 17:08:41 »
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Since MR had a higher rank than me and served with bn HQ  xangel he should be the co, off course I will be his aid to support him wherever he needs help Smiley
Hail the chief!  smallclap smallclap champ
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« Reply #29 on: 8 November 2009, 09:24:10 »
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sweet.    am i awaiting an email of some sort? salute
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« Reply #30 on: 9 November 2009, 23:36:29 »
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Hi Rattler, put me down as a player. Wherever is fine.

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« Reply #31 on: 9 November 2009, 23:46:27 »
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Hi Rattler, put me down as a player. Wherever is fine.

Christian


Great to see you back, from the other side, this time... Smiley  Please, feel free to give me helll as umpire after all the strain I gave you as player... Grijns

To the matter: NOTED. You are RED, I will appoint you to the mailing list and bring you up to speed.

On another angle, I cannot find the SADR CITY MBX page anymore? Is there at least a memorial somewhere?

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