Historical Boardgames sponsored BATTLE OF THE AGES Tournament



  • @Veqryn:

    MIR, throughout this entire tournament, whenever someone has dropped out or not started a game, I have switched their opponents around.
    Almost all tournaments have people drop, especially as they realize what they have committed themselves to.  Making it to the end of the tourney with 50% of people still here will be considered a success.

    You can go back through this thread to find that from the beginning I have been forced to switch opponents around as people dropped or did not start.

    I also quote myself from earlier in this thead:
    @Veqryn:

    I should add this to the rules, although it is technically covered by point 1.

    I am very very much against giving people “byes” in this tournament.

    If you opponent never shows up, or you never make it past round 1, then I do plan to if at all possible, give you a new opponent.

    The whole point of the tournament is to get people playing these different maps.  If you skip a round, that means you’ve skipped a map, and that makes me incredibly sad.

    The fact that you could win a little something is a nice bonus, but the real incentive is the fun you will have playing on all these different boards.

    So ya, if it is possible, I will find a new opponent for anyone who’s opponent is not playing.

    Most people have not yet started their Round 4 games yet, so there is bound to be 1 other person who is missing an opponent.  Don’t worry, I’ll find you an opponent real soon.

    I’ll agree with your verdict so long as Noll takes a loss for this round; it was his choice not to play it through.


  • Customizer

    Yes, of course any people who drop or quit before the game gets going (Past first round of turns) take a loss for that round.

    I’m going to do a checkup and see who has not yet started their Round 4 games, and then we’ll find out how many other people do not have an opponent for this round.

    I’ll also update our round 3 status.


  • Customizer

    We are waiting on 3 games to finish in round 3 NWO.

    In round 4 Great War, there are a number of people dropping, so I will have change 4 matchups for that.

    I’ve sent out some PM’s, and if I don’t get any responses from people not yet started in their games, I will assume some people are dropping and will change the matchups accordingly.

    HBG_BotA_tournament_triplea_2013_feb_4.zip



  • i find it unfair that people who dropped are listed above people who lost and got 0 points,

    droppers should get negative points imo

    ice


  • Customizer

    Alexgreat (Allies) Defeats Most Holy (CP) in Round 4

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29630.0



  • Gekkopop (Roman Alliance) conceded to Admetus (AntiRoman Alliance) in round 20

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29210.150


  • Customizer

    @Veqryn:

    MIR, seeing as how you guys didn’t make it past the first round of turns, (noll didn’t even play at all), I am going to try to get you a new opponent.

    Unless we are unable to find you an opponent for Great War, I can not give you a “win” just yet.

    Sorry if you are a little disappointed.  Whole point is to get people playing the maps after all.

    MIR and Kabloom,
    I’m matching the two of you up for Round 4.

    Please have at it!



  • Narushima surrenders to Lalapalooza in 270BC.
    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29583.75



  • Santa surrenders to Narushima rd17 in Great War:
    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29614.msg1061213#msg1061213

    When will the LoTR pairings be posted?



  • Same question, I’m ready for that.



  • Kabloom surrenders to Make_It_Round, Great War round 5:

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29967.45



  • So when are we going to start the next round? I think the only remaining round 3 game has stalled.


  • Customizer

    I’ll start round 5 real soon.  This weekend or next.

    Anyone who has NOT YET BEGUN THEIR ROUND 4 GAME, please post here or send me a message.

    If your opponent never showed up, or your game has not yet made it past the first round of turns and now your opponent has disappeared, Then I need to match you with someone new.


  • Customizer

    @ice:

    round 4 greatwar
    ajmdemen(allies) vs ice(cp) –- winner ajm
    20 rounds of awesomeness muchos thanks to ajm for such a good and fun game.
    i send the save to Veqryn, so when he posts it u can take a look at this historical match.
    ice

    ice vs ajm

    greatwar_ice_ajm.tsvg


  • Customizer

    The following people have NOT YET STARTED their round 4 games of Great War:

    Gekkepop
    Nothing to see here
    Hepps01
    moilami

    Hepster has responded to me in the online lobby that he has tried contacting his opponent.

    For the other 3, I have sent out a private message today, requiring a response from them.  Are they alive, or are they dropping?

    I will post Round 5 (lord of the rings) matchups this Friday.

    And I might go see “the hobbit” this friday too.  yay!


  • Customizer

    sadly the gf had no interest to see the hobbit today

    anyway, rolling to determine matchups:

    high
    Rolling 1d5:
    (1)  
    Rolling 1d4:
    (1)  
    Rolling 1d3:
    (1)  
    Rolling 1d2:
    (1)

    mid
    Rolling 1d8:
    (7)  
    Rolling 1d7:
    (6)  
    Rolling 1d6:
    (6)  
    Rolling 1d5:
    (5)  
    Rolling 1d4:
    (1)  
    Rolling 1d3:
    (1)  
    Rolling 1d2:
    (1)

    low
    Rolling 1d9:
    (3)  
    Rolling 1d8:
    (3)  
    Rolling 1d7:
    (6)  
    Rolling 1d6:
    (6)  
    Rolling 1d5:
    (2)  
    Rolling 1d4:
    (2)  
    Rolling 1d3:
    (3)  
    Rolling 1d2:
    (1)


  • Customizer

    Round 5 Matchups for Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth

    Ajmdemen
    vs
    soulfein

    ice
    vs
    Admetus

    Veqryn
    vs
    DeadTom

    Make_It_Round
    vs
    wirkey

    alexgreat
    vs
    lalapalooza

    Noll
    vs
    Hepps01

    pug6000
    vs
    Bacala

    P@nther
    vs
    Narushima

    Most Holy
    vs
    Gekkepop

    Wassmuss
    vs
    SantaClaus2

    kabloom
    vs
    AmorphousCube

    Funcioneta
    vs
    Nothing to see here

    HBG_BotA_tournament_triplea_2013_mar_12.zip


  • Customizer

    Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth

    Rule Clarifications and Hints

    -> The game uses Revised rules.

    Neutral air and normal blitz clarification:

    -> You can fly over neutrals with air units.

    -> You can NOT blitz neutrals with land units.

    -> You can however blitz through formerly neutral territories on noncombat move phase.

    -> Good understanding of these rules is crucial in the first rounds, especially for Goblin and Elf player.

    -> Low Luck is On by default, you can switch it off in game options.
    (Low luck means that all attack or defense powers get added up and divided by 6 to determine the number of hits a side will do. The remainder is then rolled for.  So, for example, 3 trolls have 9 attack total, so they will get 1 hit for sure and roll one dice at 3 to determine if they get a second hit.)

    Strategical Hints for Beginners:

    -> Saruman should attack and retreat Fangorn ents rnd1 (by attacking with everything except for 3 uruks he can safely kill 7 of them in 2 combat rounds, assuming low luck).

    -> Goblins can take Lorien rnd 2.

    -> Elves should try avoiding getting their Lorien army trapped.

    -> Buying extra nazguls with Mordor can be effective as it threatens both Gondors land and naval units. Take advantage of 2hit by attacking (and possibly retreating after few combat rounds) small stacks.

    -> Gondor (and others in range of possible nazgul attack) should therefore aim to keep stacks big.

    -> Mordor can also send nazguls north to help against elves, but it can be risky due to increase in Gondor’s power.

    -> Due to number of nations in the game there is great potential for conducting attacks on a target with several’s nation armies in succession- watch out for that!

    -> Another thing to keep in mind is the possibility of removing blockers with allied armies so that you are free to blitz.

    -> There are 12 capitols in the game, sometimes they can fall easily, but on the other hand losing 1 capitol doesnt mean game has to be over yet.

    middle_earth_small.png



  • Ice (evil) surrendered to the superior forces of Admetus (good) in round 11

    Thx for a fun and interesting game Ice

    BotA - r5 - LotR - Admetus vs Ice.tsvg



  • Veq,

    Wirkey is diametrically opposed to using dice.

    I am diametrically opposed to low-luck. Hates it hates it hates it!

    Could you please help each of us find more suitable opponents for Round 5?

    Cheers, MIR


  • Customizer

    would you guys be willing to make this compromise:

    **first 2 rounds are Low Luck

    all future rounds starting top of round 3, are Dice**

    what do the both of you think?

    please answer ASAP



  • Low-luck literally sucks all of the fun out of it for me.

    I’ve tried it, despised it, and don’t want to waste any more time with it.

    I’d play chess or tic-tac-toe if I wanted a game with a script…


  • Customizer

    really, not even for a round?

    ok will look for a new opponents for both of you



  • Cheers Veq.

    And… since we’ve got your attention here, what’s the ETA on your TripleA 1914 emulator?  😉


  • Customizer

    MIR, you and Bacala will face off in round 5, playing with Dice

    wirkey and pug will likewise face off, playing with LL

    get to it


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