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Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:26 am
by nikgaukroger
A long way off yet, but the Warfare team are asking for what should be run for Warfare 2018.

Therefore a theme, etc. is needed.

So if anyone has any thoughts/ideas please post them :D

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 am
by nikgaukroger
My initial thought is that we don’t appear to have a traditional TYW period comp in the calendar at present.

So I’d suggest a straight traditional TYW/ECW theme. Defenestration of Prague to the Peace of the Pyrenees, 1618 to 1659 - just armies in Wars of Religion allowed.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 pm
by urbanbunny1
Sounds good

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:25 pm
by nikgaukroger
This option has been floated in an email conversation so posted here to keep all in the loop.
A less usual format could be the 650 points games on 5x3 tables, 2.5 hours a round, mooted a bit back for the Challenge (as this is now a definite no go).

Could play 3 games one day and 2 on the other, allowing for an extended shopping and early get away on the day with 2 games.
Suggested in relation to the theme mentioned above, but could apply to whatever theme is chosen.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:30 am
by nikgaukroger
Hi all,

Looking at the (email) feedback I think we should go with the 650 points and 5 games option. Quite a number of people are in favour and nobody wholly against it.

So it’d be Wars of Religion armies 1618 to 1659, 15mm, 650 points.

Games 2.5 hours – or actually 2 hours 20 mins + 1-10 variable.

3 games Saturday with 45 mins between games.

2 games Sunday with 90 mins between the games to allow for extra shopping time? Longer? Shorter?

5' x 3' tables.

10" flank sectors.

Deployment remains at 10"/15".

Terrain sizes remain the same but players choosing 2-3 in addition to the compulsory piece.

Sound OK?

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:01 am
by urbanbunny1
Sounds good.

Will be interesting to shake things up

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:42 am
by viking123
As I have said before I have a number of 5' x 3' felt cloths that are available if wanted.

Bob

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 am
by nikgaukroger
viking123 wrote:As I have said before I have a number of 5' x 3' felt cloths that are available if wanted.

Bob
At this stage I am assuming that WAR will be able to mark out the 5x3 playing area, however, your cloths may be useful and thanks for the offer :D

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:42 pm
by viking123
Tickets are on sale and there is only 10 places available. I have booked mine so that leaves 9 for the rest of you.

Bob

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:20 pm
by nikgaukroger
viking123 wrote:Tickets are on sale and there is only 10 places available. I have booked mine so that leaves 9 for the rest of you.

Bob
If they get snapped up fairly quickly there may be a chance of a few more being made available later - happens sometimes.

Anyway, bought mine as well so 8 left.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 pm
by benjones1211
7

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 am
by rayd
Keith & I are booked. Now showing only 4 left!

Ray

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:49 am
by urbanbunny1
I'm in as well

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:03 pm
by urbanbunny1
1 ticket left as of 29/8/2018

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:39 am
by RonanTheLibrarian
Can only make one day this year, so a "no" for rme, I'm afraid.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:56 am
by nikgaukroger
These are the comp rules that will be up on the Warfare site soon.

Warfare 2018 FOG: R 15mm


1. Theme: Wars of Religion: Armies 1618 to 1659, 15mm, 650 points. 5' x 3' tables

10" flank sectors; Deployment remains at 10"/15".
Terrain sizes remain the same but players choosing 2-3 in addition to the compulsory piece.

2. Entries

All entries should be booked through the Warfare website. The organisers reserve the right in their absolute discretion to transfer unsold seats if there is a waiting list for another ruleset.

E-mail enquiries: may be sent to David Clubley (demogames@wargamesassociationreading.co.uk) or Tim Child (tjp.child@gmail.com).

Admission to the tournament is at the sole discretion of the organisers and their decision on all matters is final. An application to enter denotes acceptance of these rules.

3. Rules

The rules to be used are the relevant published Field of Glory: Renaissance rules, together with the published update.

4. Lists

The list-checker will be Nik Gaukroger, email address nikgaukroger@blueyonder.co.uk.

The list submitted must not exceed the points specified and be from one of the official FOG:R list-books as permitted by the Theme.

Army lists must specify the number and size of battle groups and their order of march for deployment, and the number and type of commanders chosen. They should also include the territory list for the army. Once an army list has been submitted it may not be changed or altered other than to correct any errors. Players may only correct their errors by making reasonable changes to their list. It is not allowed to completely re-write the list, and the list checkers decision on this is final.

The competition is single list format. Any incorrect list discovered after a game has commenced (after set up dice have been rolled) must be corrected prior to deployment if spotted in time, and fully corrected in any case before the next match.

Army lists must be submitted for checking in advance and must be received by Nik not later than 26 October 2018.



5. Timetable (all games 2h 20m + 1-10 minutes)

Saturday (3 games):
Check-in: 8.30 am to 9.15 am (The earlier everyone gets here, the earlier we can get through check-in and “let the games begin”)
Round 1: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Round 2: 12.45 pm to 3.15 pm
Round 3: 3.45 pm to 6.15 pm

Sunday (2 games)
Round 4: 9.00 am to 11.30 am (n.b. earlier start-time than Saturday)
Lunch: 11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Round 5: 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Prizegiving: As soon as we can work it out!

Tables will be numbered and the draw for the next round will be published as soon as we can. Once they know their opponent, players can always commence games earlier by mutual consent.


6. Competition rules

i. The scoring system will be the standard FOG 0-25 tournament system.

ii. A modified Swiss Chess system will operate throughout the competition. Players may not play against fellow club players in the first 2 rounds, nor players whom they have played in earlier rounds, nor against any relatives in the first degree of consanguinity. Thus an entrant cannot be matched against his/her spouse, parent, brother, sister, and/or child (unless both entrants specifically inform us beforehand that you would like to have this rule disapplied to yourselves).

iii. Players must fully define their troops as they are placed on table. Figures must provide a reasonably accurate representation of the troops they are trying to represent – they must not look deliberately misleading.

iv. Table size: The tables will be approximately 5' x 3’. Players must supply their own terrain pieces. These must be to an acceptable standard, and umpires will have the discretion to remove unsightly items. In addition all figures must be representative and painted and based to an acceptable standard.

v. Players must be present and ready to start the match at the appointed time. Where a player has a reasonable excuse for arriving late the match start will be delayed by up to 15 minutes, after which time the affected player will be awarded a bye.

vi. If a player resigns from a game at any stage after the first set-up dice have been rolled the game will be scored as if the resigning player’s army had been routed at that point. Players are expected to play their games to a conclusion if they may have any relevance to final placings, as a courtesy to other competitors.

vii. When time is called play will continue only until the end of the current phase, regardless of whose turn it is.

viii. Time will be called after 2 hours 20 minutes plus 0 – 10 minutes. The random factor will be determined by the umpire prior to the start of the round, and will not be revealed until the announcement is made. Players may always commence games earlier than the stated time by mutual consent.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:35 pm
by RonanTheLibrarian
It will be interesting to see if anyone enters an ECW army, now that the rules have been altered to make them less vulnerable. My memories of my New Model getting minced at Godendag 2017, by horses of superior cuirassiers costing 20 points per BG less than my NMA determined (to die hopelessly) horse, have still not gone away.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:55 pm
by nikgaukroger
nikgaukroger wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:56 am
Army lists must be submitted for checking in advance and must be received by Nik not later than 26 October 2018.

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 am
by TimChild
Hi all, I have now heard that we have been able to arrange that parking this year will be free for all competitors. However, you will need to log in with your vehicle details at the front desk, or you will get ticketed. Please remember, as ticket companies have a pretty strong reputation for being "jobsworth" about that sort of detail!

However, the car parks are no bigger than usual, so we strongly suggest that you do car-share wherever possible, as otherwise you may find that you can't find anywhere to park in the free car parks!

Finally, can I just reinforce Nik's message to get your lists in to him if you haven't done so already. Sooner everyone is in, the sooner we get the R&R published and the banter can commence!

Tim Child

Re: Warfare 2018 - what theme?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:29 am
by nikgaukroger
The runners & riders:

Simon LeRay-Meyer Later TYW Swedish & Weimarian (Weimarian) 1641
Keith Spedding Hungarian-Transylvanian 1622
Bob Medcraft Hungarian-Transylvanian 1632
Ben Jones Early Louis XIV French (Royal) 1650
Nik Gaukroger Later TYW Swedish & Weimarian (Weimarian) 1640
Ray Boyles Early ECW Royalist (Cornish) 1643
Lynnette Maxim Early TYW Swedish 1632
Paddy Bray French TYW 1642
Stephen Stead Early TYW Swedish 1632
Andrew Kitcher Early ECW Royalist 1643