Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Points

by: farmpunk


The Able Kompanie Christmas Battle of the Bulge tournament was announced last week. I'm pretty excited. I'm also surprised. Not by tournament details:

Pleased to announce the Able Kompanie 5th Annual Christmas Charity Tournament.  

Battle of the Bulge theme LW 1650pt three round tournament on Saturday December 6th.

Location: Games2Die4 55 South Raceway Road Avon, Indiana 46231 (317)271-4234 www.games2d4.com

Date: December 6th 2014

Theme: Battle of the Bulge: The German Offensive: 12/16/44 - 12/24/44

Tournament Format: Three Rounds, Red vs. Blue
Points: 1600  LW

Players: 24 

Entry Fee: $10 (Prize Support)

Charity Support: Toy(s) donation for Toys for Tots
Able Kompanie will be collecting new, unopened, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.  For every toy donated of $10 or more, the player will receive a "Nuts" Token that can be used to reroll any die in game.  Only one "Nuts" Token can used per round.  See http://www.toysfortots.org for donation suggestions.      

Lists must be from the following
·         Devil's Charge
·         Nuts
·         PDF - Panzers to the Meuse (No 9. Panzer Division )
·         PDF - Grossdeutschland in the Battle of the Bulge
·         PDF - 53rd (Welsh) Division (No 79th Armored Division Support)

Weather: Snow and Fog can be a in game factor

Boards: Plan for tables with Medium to Heavy woods (It is the Ardennes Forest).

Lists Due: Monday December 1st to Joe Lewis (joelewis@joesystems.com)

Tournament Schedule:

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Briefing
10:30 - 13:00 Round 1 - Mobile Battle
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 Round 2 - Defensive Battle
17:00 - 19:30 Round 3 - Blind Domination 
19:30 - 20:00 Awards and Wrap-up
First two Missions will be chosen randomly using Able Kompanie's Spinning Wheel of Doom

PDF Resources
·         Panzers to the Meuse (No 9. Panzer Division ) (PDF - http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=108&art_id=3730&kb_cat_id=100)
·         Grossdeutschland in the Battle of the Bulge (PDF - http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Briefings/Fuhrer-Brigades.pdf)
·         53rd (Welsh) Division (No 79th Armored Division Support) (PDF - http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Briefings/53rd-Welsh-Division.pdf)

Weather Rules:
Fog (from Nuts) - 
·         Moving in Fog is same as moving at night except teams can move at normal Cross Country speed on Roads
·         Shooting in Fog is same as shooting at night except the rolled visibility distance applies to all teams whether or not they fired their weapons. 
·         Furthermore Fog does not conceal teams seen through it.

Snow-Covered Terrain (from Nuts and Devils Charge)
·         All teams treat snow covered roads as Cross Country and all other snow covered terrain as Slow Going.
Any questions, let me know.
What Surprised me was how freakishly fast the 24-man tournament filled up. The E-mail to the club went out on the 21st, The post on the Battlefront forums went up on the 22nd...

and a waitlist for the tournament (both for Axis and Allies) started on the 25th. HOLY COW.

That's fast.

In other happenings....

Battlefront announced points levels for the 2015 Tournament circuit:
Early War (1939-1941): 1390 pts.
Mid-War (1942-1943): 1710 pts.
Late War (1944-1945): 1900 pts.

Yikes! I think 1390 is a bit small for Early War. I also think 1710 is a bit high for mid (I think 1650 is plenty for that peiod). The kicker though is 1900 for Late! (1750 is pretty good there)
I guess you get to have everything in your lists, and not have to leave stuff out. I can bring this with me to tourneys:


Not left out of lists anymore.

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