Thursday, 29 November 2012

2000 pt Tourney - "Nuts"

Ok Guys and Gals,

As previously advertised we're going to hold a 2000 pt "in house" LW tourney starting 15 Jan 13 and ending 12 Apr just before our MW tournament - "Paths of Glory 13". Here are the details:

a. Concept: 3 x rounds of play. Each round of play (RoP) is stretched over an approximately 30 day period. Matched opponents will schedule their own game based around their personal schedules;

b. Time limit per game: none.  Game ends when a knock out blow occurs to your opponent in accordance with the victory conditions stated for the scenario;

c. Registration: signup sheet is now available at the shop (see Gary). All players must be signed up no later than 14 Jan. Players will not be accepted after that date. $10 registration fee to cover the cost of prizes. Should a player drop out of the competition at any time for any reason their $10 registration will be forfeited;

d. Scenarios: scenarios will be determined by die roll the day prior to the next round of play. There will be one selected form each of the 3 major categories. 1st RoP: Mobile Battle (15 Jan to 15 Feb) / 2nd RoP: Defensive Battle (16 Feb to 15 Mar)/ 3rd RoP Fair Fight: (16 Mar to 12 Apr). All battles will be conducted on the same table and terrain for each RoP. Terrain will be altered for each RoP. Note that we have designated a table that will be strictly reserved. When scheduling your game with your opponent ensure you reserve the table;

e. Prizes: TBD based on the number who register and the amount of registration money collected;

f. Scoring: Battlefront Tournament software will be used based on the following formula: 80% generalship / 10% sportsmanship / 10% army presentation. Scores from the tournament will not be used as a regional qualifier and therefore not registered with Ranking HQ.  Results of the tournament will be announced on 14 Apr 13 as part of our Paths of Glory activities;

g. Army: Any approved V3 list will be accepted. There will be a dress parade (date and time TBA). No changes can be made to your army once the tournament commences.

Good Hunting !!!!



Monday, 26 November 2012

Battle Cry 2012 - AAR

Hey Guys,

I know that we have received plenty of pats on the back with regard to our recent tournament on Sunday, but what about some constructive criticism.  I'm essentially looking on feedback on the following 3 topics:

1.  Winter Tables - any glaring concerns from those who actually fought on one of the two tables?  As you know we came up with our own modified movement distances and then threw in a couple of rules from " Devils Charge".....

2.  Night Fight - In hindsight I probably lost my 2nd game because of this (fortunes of war) and I know that this was a surprise too many.......any concerns??

3.  Player ratings - this is the first time we used player ratings in the software and I personally think it worked out for the best, particularly in the first round of play.  However, a valid comment was raised to me about the criteria that was used to rate each player.  For this tournament it was relatively subjective.  Those rated as expert were those that have been rated nationally in the top 10.  Experienced were those folks that have been playing for some time and have tournament experience.  Average were those that have played off and on and may have had limited to no tournament experience. Inexperienced were those relative beginners that have recently learned the game and have had essentially no tournament experience.  It was suggested, and I certainly see the point, that if we are going to use the player ratings we should perhaps have a firmer definition.....thoughts???  The spectrum of player experience was spread out from at least two guys who had not yet even played v3 to the top of the list where there were 4 that are rated in the top 10 national listing.  If this is worth pursing I'd like to amend our tournament pack to include something on the issue.



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

FoW - Sell and Swap - 25 Nov

Hey Guys,

Gary and I were talking yesterday and decided that as part of the upcoming tournament on 25 Nov we should take an opportunity to have a "Sell and Swap".

So if you have any FoW you want to sell or items you're prepared to trade (doesn't matter how big or small the numbers) or maybe you have some "bits" that might be useful to other players...bring them along.

At lunch time we'll have a table set aside where you can display what you want to sell or trade.  We suggest that if you want to sell some stuff you have a minimum selling price in mind.  If you have lots of small pieces whether they be "bits" or miniature soldiers you may wish to bag and tag them...again with a price in mind along with your name on the bag.

So.....if you've been thinking about downsizing or have some extra stuff you just want to get rid of, bring it along on the 25th.  Cheers.


Friday, 9 November 2012

German Warrior and Independent Teams - Stormtrooper

OK....................Dan C. brought to my attention at our last gaming night the little known rule found on pages 68 and 70 (MRB) that states Warrior and Independent teams that are not permanently part of a platoon move as a platoon on their own.  He therefore felt that German Warrior and Indepnedent teams could Stormtrooper move on their own.  I dismissed this out of hand at the time but have since given it more thought.  I therefore submitted the following observation and question to Battlefront:

"The rule on making Stormtrooper moves is clear "Any German platoon with a Platoon Command team may attempt..."  To date we've played that Warrior and Independent teams that attach themselves to a platoon can certainly Stormtrooper as long as the player has declared such before
the actual die roll.  However, it was brought to my attention at our last game night that Warrior and Independent teams that are not permanently part of a platoon move as a platoon on their own (pages 68 and 70 of the MRB).

My question therefore is:  Can German Warrior and Independent teams make Stormtrooper moves on their own without having to attach themselves to a platoon?"

Blake's Coster's response at Battlefront was:
Thank you for your e-mail regarding Flames Of War. Yes, Warriors and Independent teams can attempt to Stormtrooper without being attached to a platoon. I hope this helps."
Drew........DON"T GET ALL "I told you so !!!!!" on us.................