Sam1812, an electronic friend from Memoir ’44 happened to be in my vicinity a couple of days ago so we met up. It was great to finally meet Sam face to face (and his lovely wife). I was a poor tour guide and they were gracious guests. We did manage to get in a couple of games of M’44 in. Sam took meticulous short hand notes of every turn in the battle (which I assume he’ll add in the AARs). All in all, a fun time!
So…in playing, it sparked my interest again. Despite my past experience, I decided to give Online another whirl. Having no credits, I played Juno. With no takers, I decided to play solo. Loving a challenge, I played as the Axis and lost. Undaunted, I tried again and lost again. Hmm…played again and surprised, lost again. In fact, over the last two days, I’ve played 7 times as the axis and lost every time. I’m no slouch in the game and Johnny is no brilliant tactician to say the least. I never managed to quite finish off units and Johnny always got the needed hits. There can be no doubt in my mind now that Johnny is a cheat!
I was about to leave the game when I noticed an open multiplayer game of Juno and decided, against my better judgement, to play. I didn’t even get to finish my first turn and the game froze. So I sat patiently only to be rewarded by being informed my internet connection was down (it wasn’t) and on top of it, couldn’t quit out of the game, I had to force quit to get out!
Moral of the story…Face to Face or Vassal. Online is now officially done in my books.