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29 Dec 2016 8:53 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "SMAC's Average Joe VI FOG Tournament, February 27, 2016" to "SMAC's Average Joe VI FOG Tournament, February 27, 2016"
  • Removed from Field of Glory board

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Berthier214 Feb 2016 5:42 a.m. PST

The Southern Mississippi Armies of Conquest (SMAC) is eager to announce the 6th Annual "Average Joe" Field of Glory Tournament to be held on February 27, 2016, in Gautier, MS. This will be a 3 round, 1 list tournament played on a 4x6 table. Each round will be 3.5 hours with 3d6 minutes of random time.

Tournament Rules and Format
1. Lists may not have more than 800 points.
2. V2 rule book and current BHGS rule interpretations will be used.
3. All judge's rulings are final.
4. Any list from a published army book is allowed. Only the "Average Joes" may participate, i.e. No Superior, Elite or Poor troops will be allowed.
----Bill Rule: Any list may be used. Even those lists that have mandatory "Superior" troops may be used. However, the "Superior" troops must be purchased as ‘Average" for the list to be legal for the purposes of this tournament.
5. The highest ranking general allowed is an FC, so no ICs allowed.
6. Lists are capped at 18 BGs (Ricky says make bigger BGs).
7. Ricky Jones will referee. Lists are due to no later than February 20. Late lists give opponent +1 PBI bonus.
8. Three rounds. 3.5 hours with 3d6 minutes of random time per round.
9. When time is called, players will finish the phase.
10. Registration starts at 9:00 AM. Round 1 starts at 9:30 AM.
11. Cost is $10 USD per person.

Tournament to be held next door to maCnarB Gaming, 2307 Hwy 90, Gautier, MS.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2016 6:17 a.m. PST

Some nice ideas there, Berthier2. Be good to see if you find these work or not. Here in the UK, we tend to limit Superior or Elite units to 50% of mounted or foot battle BGs, but I still think it gives an unfair reflection to have that many "good" troops on the board. Armies of this period were broadly all made up of either Average or Poor troops, and I think that more tournaments should reflect this. Personally, I like having bigger cavalry units (6 instead of 4 bases) and infantry (8 instead of 6) where possible, but always have to downsize to get the BG – and autobreak – count up.

What do you do about artillery? For some time now it has been the norm in UK tournaments that you must have 6 bases of foot per heavy/medium gun (base, not unit). Recently, organisers have been requiring that such guns are either the first units deployed (historically much more realistic), or cannot be deployed so as to be able to fire into the flank zones (picking off 4-base cavalry).

Berthier218 Feb 2016 6:05 p.m. PST

This is the 6th year we have run the Average Joe. We have not had any issue with artillery and gave not found any need for special rules for them. This will be the first year of the Bill rule and we will see how it goes.

Berthier228 Feb 2016 6:08 p.m. PST

Congratulations to Justin Morris for winning SMAC's Average Joe VI this past weekend.

Final results and armies are below:
1. Justin Morris – Alexandrian Macedonian – 64.8 points
2. Joey Miller – Dailami Dynasties – 46.5
3. Gino Agnelly – Dominate Roman – 46.5
4. Christopher Anders – LRR – 45.5
5. Thomas Demers – Later Picts – 24.6 *
6. Dan Henderson – Kofun Nara – 20 *
7. Brett Stiefel – Later Medieval German – 14.1
8. Bill Sierichs – Etruscan – 14

* Only played two rounds
Tie break between Joey and Gino was generals killed and camps sacked.

Thanks to Ricky Jones for refereeing. It was a blast.

Full round by round results will be up on the GCC Facebook page later this week.

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