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07 Mar 2018 2:09 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Jun 2017 6:54 p.m. PST

Would you be interested in participating in a tournament where you don't bring troops because the armies are supplied by the organizers?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

No. When I played, I liked to bring my own stuff.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

Don't 'do' tournaments…

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

That is a good idea. Avoids max/min pre-game calculations. It would make players deal with the "situation". Problem is, who would lend troops to potentially clumsy players??

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

Not much of a tournament player.

But I've run one like that. It was more of a campaign. There were a number of forces with different objectives, previous battles influenced the next round's set up, and players rotate amoung the different armies.

JMcCarroll08 Jun 2017 3:17 a.m. PST

If your the type of person that likes "the luck of the draw", then yes. I would think, the battles would be closer. Maybe even historical! Crazy talk I know.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

I played in a DBA tourney and used one of the loaner armies they had. I wouldn't have played without it.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

While I very, very rarely do tournaments I would certainly be more likely to if the armies were supplied

Rich Bliss08 Jun 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

I'm more interested in Tournaments like that. Of course I have zero interest in the standard tournament.

Yesthatphil Inactive Member08 Jun 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Yes … and yes, they exist and 'yes' – yes, they work.

3 or 4 of these have been running in the UK for a decade or more and are enduringly popular.

Unfortunately it is thought logistically difficult for some of the bigger events (just managing the 'army pool' … ) …

Although there are still some 'old' thinkers, the randomised formats that are usual in such events tend to weigh against the 'uber' army and the over playing players … making for a friendlier playing style (if UK tournaments could get any friendlier, of course).,


PzGeneral10 Jun 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

I play in Convention events that supply the minis….while I don;t play in tournaments, I think I would play in one if the armies were provided. grin

Ottoathome Inactive Member26 Aug 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

And who is going to pay for and construct thirty or forty armies that might be needed to do this?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 5:27 p.m. PST

When I run DBA events, I always have a pool of loaner armies for new players or those who don't have an army of their own for the historical theme of the event.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

The only tournament I was in provided the figures. But it would not make me more likely to be in a tournament. No interest in them.

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