or The Tale of 2 Men, 18 Snipers, and the Largest Frozen Synapse Map Ever.
(Video and game number at bottom of post under THE RESULTS: section)
THE RULES:Deep within the wonderful digital bowels of IRC, a discovery was made:There it was in all its sweet delicious glory. It was like discovering the lost city of gold. 9cityblocks.enc is (to my knowledge) the largest playable map in the game. It even has two sister maps: 9cityblocks2 and 9cityblocks3. Both are equally large, all are equally impressive. We decided on the first 9cityblocks because it's more open. This is the perfect arena for a grand sniper duel; the buildings have many entrances, and even more windows. The ground outside is littered with boxes for the sneaky bastards pleasure. The pathfinding itself can't even handle this level, and frequent crashes occur. It was beautiful, and we were going to have a sniper duel to test it out.
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Coded_One: WOAH... Coded_One: Urufu, load the level called 9cityblocks.enc Urufu: Mmmk, it's loading... Urufu: WOAH...
THE PICTURES:We both were to start off with 9 snipers each. There is a 50 turn limit, and we are playing in the dark.
So far, it's been quite an experience. Many of the first glimpses of the enemy occur outside of the sniper's range. The planning is a long and arduous process, but it's simply fun to enjoy the scale of it all. If you have a willing friend, I totally recommend playing this map.Here is the link to the starting positions of our snipers. I dare not put it in image tags, as it's quite large.
When the game is finished I shall post the Youtube video and the replay link. Me and Urufu are even considering writing a turn by turn analysis when it's all said and done.
If a mod wouldn't mind it, would it be OK to post this in the tournament section as well?
Updates will be posted as they occur.
Turn 5: All snipers are still moving into position. No glimpses of the enemy. 0 casualties.
Turn 10: Contact has been made on several fronts. Coded_One has lost 1 unit while Urufu has lost 2.
Turn 15: We pretty much know the full whereabouts of each others units. Since the last update, I have lost 3 more units and Urufu has lost 2, leaving us both with only 5 units left.
Turn 20: Urufu has 2 units left, Coded_One has 5.
Turn 24: And it's all over! Coded_One won with 9 kills and 5 losses with a score of 90.
The game number is -92269, and here is the Youtube link in glorious 720p HD: