Attack! 2017 - Devizes

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Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:32 pm

I know it's a while off (126 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes and a few seconds as I type), but just so everyone is aware - and in case anyone wants to do a little lobbying- here is what it currently says on the Devizes & District Wargames Group website for the 2017 Attack! show competitions guide.

"We are now (February 2017) considering which competitions will run in 2017.

Last year we had 40K, Field of Glory Rennaisance, DBM, Warmaster Ancients, War & Conquest, Flames of War and for the first time L'Arte de La Guerre 25mm. We are likely to add one or two new competitions for 2017 but lose one or two of those previously held."


Given the decline in numbers for the FoGR doubles from 12 pairs in 2013 to just 8 last year, and declining numbers in other FoGR tournaments, I have a feeling we might be in the firing line. Hope I'm wrong, but.....
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by steads » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:53 am

Izzy and I will not be going as we are going to the Para-athletics on the Sunday

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Stephen,

we will miss you and Izzy.

Ray and I are coming. If there are not enough teams for a doubles competition why can we not have a singles competition using 900 point armies.

Who is organising the competition this year - Don or Richard?

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by nigelemsen » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:36 am

I can't make it at mo... If I do I'll prob be doing something other than fogr.
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by donm2 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:02 am

Just to let you know that there will not be a competition at Devizes this year.

The numbers have been declining over the last couple of years and Devizes have taken the decision to use the space for other competitions.

Richard and I had declined to organise this year, so if someone else is willing to step up and there is enough support it may be worth contacting Phil Mackie.

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Sun May 07, 2017 6:52 pm

I had an email from Philip Mackie yesterday (I expect some others had the same email) asking if anyone would volunteer to run an FOG R competition. I have replied to say I will do it but given the time scale it will have to be a singles event.

I discussed some ideas at Campaign this weekend and whilst it is only rough at the moment it goes along these lines: -

Scale - 15mm
Points- 900 points
Theme - War of the league of Augsburg (1688 to 1697) - Armies from Austria, Bavaria, Brandenburg, the Dutch Republic, England, Ireland, the Palatinate of the Rhine, Portugal, Savoy, Saxony, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and France.
Restrictions in the lists - at least 4 mounted Battle troops with no more then 2 superior, No more than 3 superior foot Battle troops. We will also use the proposed amendments to the list and rules.

Let know what you think and if you will take part.

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Sun May 07, 2017 7:20 pm

Bob - I had the same email and replied that, whilst I'm not qualified to umpire, I would be happy to help with any admin, list-checking, etc. Funnily enough, I also suggested the same theme as above.

I shall definitely take part - 900-point singles should be very interesting. I'm not sure about anyone else from Wessex, though, as nobody at the club has an army for this period - no doubt inspired by my rip-roaring successes with the Bavarians!
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:41 pm

Brendan,

If you are happy to do the list checking that would be great.
I might make the dates to be from after the war in Ireland and only on the mainland of Europe.

I have a number of later armies if colleagues from Wessex are interested in playing.

I have promised Phil that I will let him have the full details by the end of the week.

Bob

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Mon May 08, 2017 12:56 pm

Bob - Yes, I'm happy to do the list-checking. I'll see if Patrick and David Hewkin are interested - how many could you kit out?
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:59 pm

I think I could do 4 armies including my own. It would be 2 Anglo-Dutch, 1 Bavarian and 1 Danish. The cavalry might be tight so I would have to use some of my ECW cavalry.

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue May 09, 2017 10:30 am

So three spares? I'll ask around - can you keep them aside until I come back to you?
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Tue May 09, 2017 2:14 pm

Just realised that the Danish army will have to pretend to be Bavarian.

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue May 09, 2017 6:18 pm

If it gets used as such, it'll be the first time I'll have been in a tournament with two Bavarian armies!
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:32 pm

I already have one so that would be three Bavarian armies!!!!

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by rayd » Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 am

I'm in. Hoping we can make this happen.

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Here are the full details of the singles competition that will be held at Attack! 2017 this year: -
War of the League of Augsburg
Dates: 1688 -1697
Scale - 15mm
Points- 900 points
Entry fee is £20.00
Armies to be chosen from the following lists: -
Habsburg Austrian Imperial (Western)
Later German States (only Bavaria, Brandenburg-Prussia, Saxony, Palatinate of the Rhine) – lesser state German allies will be allowed subject to date and other restrictions.
Later Spanish (in Flanders)
Later Restoration Portuguese
Savoyard
Later Louis XIV French
League of Augsburg Anglo-Dutch (not Ireland)

The following list modifications and additional restrictions will apply:-
General
1) We will be using the proposed amendments to the FOG R rules and lists. If these are finalised before the competition we will use the final version. Details are usually on the Slitherine FOG R Forum but if not a copy plus the latest version of the List generating spreadsheet can be obtained by emailing me (robertmedcraft2009@hotmail.co.uk)
Foot
2) No more than three of the foot battle troops groups in the army can be Superior or Elite.
Mounted Troops
3) The army must include at least 16 bases of mounted battle troops. In the case of Later Spanish is Flanders the maximum number of mounted can be increased to 16 to meet this requirement.
4) No more than 2 BG’s of the mounted battle troops in the army can be Superior or Elite. Under the proposed list changes where there are no superior mounted Battle Troops in the core part of the list then 1 BG per 3 of Average mounted Battle Troops from the Core Troops can be upgraded to Superior i.e. one BG of mounted troops can be superior and 3 will be average..

Artillery
6) For each Battle Group of Medium or Heavy Artillery, an army must contain:
- 12 stands of Foot Battle Troops (other than artillery), if the artillery BG is 2-3 stands
- 18 stands of Foot Battle Troops (other than artillery), if the artillery BG is 4 stands

List to Brendan Morrissey (bdtmorrissey@aol.com) by Friday 7th July 2017
Any queries on the proposed competition to robertmedcraft2009@hotmail.co.uk

Lets prove that there is a demand for FOG R on the competition circuit. We need at least 8 players but lets get more.

Entry form will be on the Attack! website soon - http://www.ddwg.org.uk/attack-2017-comp ... index.html

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Only two entrants shown on the Attack! website - Brendan and me. We need at least 8 to make a viable competitions but more will be better. So were are you all hiding!

Come on get you applications in. I am holding back on army selection as I do not know if anyone will want to borrow any on my armies.

Bob

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:31 am

We are now up to 9 players for the competition.
We need another player to make a balanced 10 players so we have no byes.
So come on and put your application in for a great competition.

Bob
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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by viking123 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:53 am

We now have 10 players. Army lists to Brendan by next Friday 7th July.
I will post the list of runners and riders once Brendan has confirmed he has received them.
I will also confirm start and finish times for the four games.

Bob

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Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Post by madaxeman » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Looks good... any of you enthused to book Britcon too ?
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