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3 years 2 months ago #3800 by Mark-McG
Open Tournament 2016
Welcome to the Open tournament, and I hope...

Open Tournament 2016 Round 1

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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3 years 2 months ago #3801 by Gonzo
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Hey Mark, is it too late to get in? New to this particular title but have played several basic games.

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3 years 2 months ago #3802 by Mark-McG
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not at all, good timing because I was otherwise having a bye.

so I'll substitute you in for the BYE, and that means you play me.

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3 years 2 months ago #3804 by Bangla
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To EZ Pickens
Hi. I sent you a private message last week about setting up our games. Not sure if you've seen it. Can you get in touch?
Cheers
Bangla

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3 years 2 months ago #3805 by Bayernkini
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To EZ Pickens
Hi. I sent you a private message last week about setting up our games. Not sure if you've seen it. Can you get in touch?


Same here to "asyncritus" ;)

My dice are the hell!

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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #3807 by tlangston28
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Hi All,

I understand that most of the open and mini tournaments are played using the VASSAL chat window rather than SKYPE and in speaking with Bangla, he mentioned that there are conventions for using the chat window to communicate intentions. He has mentioned that he would go over those but is there a summary or explanation page on the 'etiquette' of playing in a mini or open tourney? We all do use SKYPE in the CACCN tourney but I would like to make sure that I am following the open tourney rules concerning any of these conventions.

Thanks,
Tony

EDIT - Nevermind - I found the conventions link on the article page with the matchups :oops: :)
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3 years 1 month ago #3813 by Bangla
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Not a great start to the tournament. I haven't heard back yet, and I'm wondering whether EZ is on vacation. But with a deadline of Sept 15th, I'm travelling for vacation and business from Sept 5-22, so time is getting tight. Especially if EZ is in the US or Oz as I'm in Europe.

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3 years 1 month ago #3814 by Mark-McG
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EZ played a Great War scenario yesterday, so he is around

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3 years 1 month ago #3815 by mk20336
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Just drop an email to John (EZ) - he usually answers very quickly

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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #3816 by TheMP
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Well lets slip a game result in amongst this in order to show something is moving along.

GAME 1- Elchingen

Vince Hughes TheMP (Allied) 7
SansMerci (French) 6

Let it be said from the off that this was a very close and very tough game that went down to the wire. In fact, it was one of those games that are great to watch as an observer. Both players were probably on their last card needed for a win when the result was finally decided.

The French attacked initially but were hit hard by the dice losing 2 banners very quickly. The Austrians then assembled their cavalry within charge range before playing the Cavalry Charge card. Despite 2 x CU units being used, it was their LC that had the most success and the charge really ended up as Much Ado About Nothing ... Ineffective alas.

The game settled into more of a thinking session as both sides ate away at the other, gaining and losing advantages. At one point it seemed as if the French were ready to tip things their way, and then the Austrians came back for more fight. A French Bayonet Charge also looked as if it might capture the Abbey, but the Austrian Grenadiers there held out allowing reinforcing troops to arrive and then in turn, hit the French hard in reply destroying at least 2 more units.

The score reached 6-6 and with only left flank cards in my hand, I had to use them to get my HA unit on the left and a deplted CU unit to chase a French LN unit on its own with a leader. The HA gained the advantage with a 'Cannister' card when the French LN attacked them and a card or two later, they eliminated the French LN unit for the win. This was not before time as the French themselves looked set to win with their next card play as their strong attack against the hill-line that had already knocked off some banners was about to demolish another unit in battalion mass up there. A very exciting and tense game. Sansmerci has the logfile and I presume will no doubt post it when he writes.

I'm not up to the level I'd like to be yet on the new expansion, and I did realise some time after playing this game that I forgot to leave garrisons in town hexes I vacated. I did re-populate with a unit but shouldn't have had to worry in the first place. Must remember to deploy a Garrison in future as empty town hexes provide banners to the opposition in some scenarios (like this one).
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