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by madaxeman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2019 27/8 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4034

Re: Roll Call 2019 27/8 April

15mm Theme "A Turnip for the Books" , aka The Rise of The Swedes Date Range - 1618 - 1648 ​Lists allowed Later 80 Years War Dutch Later Imperial Spanish Early 17th Century French 30 Years War Dutch Early 30 Years German Catholic Early 30 Years German Protestant Later 30 Years Germans Early Swedish L...
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 3475

Re: Roll Call 2019

Signups so far:
Philip Jelley
Lynda Fairhurst
David Fairhurst
Andy Ellis

(We're now more than 50% sold out already, so get your skates on!)
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2019 27/8 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4034

Re: Roll Call 2019 27/8 April

Hopefully Oxford will have an opportunity to schedule the ECW round on a different date. Between avoiding Easter, staying in the school holidays (as we run in a school) and keeping away from Salute! the number of viable weekend in April for Roll Call is somewhat limited - it was basically this one o...
by madaxeman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2019 27/8 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4034

Roll Call 2019 27/8 April

At Roll Call this year there will be one FoG:Renaissance period, which following discussion elsewhere on the forum will be in 15mm The theme is being worked on by the mystical elves of the BHGS, and will be published soon. You've probably got an army that fits it anyway, so no need to worry. Yt will...
by madaxeman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 3475

Re: Roll Call 2019

Roll Call 2019 is now open for bookings http://www.bhgs.org.uk/roll-call-2019.html At Roll Call there will be one FoGAM Version 3.0 Period in 15mm All games will be played on standard 6x4 (ish) tables and the event will be run as a 4-round Swiss-draw competition. Theme: 800 AP with any list from the...
by madaxeman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Tournaments 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3508

Re: Tournaments 2019

OK - I'll put it up as a 15mm event then. Oxford are doing 25mm so being able to have more than 6 players is more important I think.
by madaxeman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: UK Rankings
Replies: 340
Views: 45321

Re: UK Rankings

by madaxeman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

Back in my list of suggestions to promote FoG from a month or so ago, I put forward the idea of setting up a Yahoo Groups FoG Group. This takes no technical expertise, the format is familiar to many already, it combines advantages of both an email list and a forum (a decision made at the choice of e...
by madaxeman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

A simple 0-10 score would do the job, with points conceded deducted from those scored. You'd get closer games and closer league tables. That might also lead to more interesting games, with players having to manage their resources more carefully. Chris - I you've actually explained your proposition ...
by madaxeman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

The other thing that puzzles me about FOG's scoring system is that points conceded aren't taken into account at all . General Greedy says "Let's grab as many points as possible, never mind the cost!" Don't most real life generals want to minimise their own casualties as well as inflicting more on t...
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September

Teams to date Field of Glory Steve Brown Paul Bartlett Plymouth Field of Glory JOHN PATRICK DAVE MORRISON GLOUCESTER Field of Glory Martyn Simpson Owain Simpson WessexWinchesterWargamers Field of Glory Kevin Ellis Andrew Ellis Impalers Field of Glory David Lynda Oxford Field of Glory Terry Shaw Ali ...
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Oxford events for 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 8563

Re: Oxford events for 2018

Have we got a theme and decision on the October event then?

:-)
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

The new scoring system encourages aggressive play. If you kill more you get more points, as a winner or a looser. I have thought for a while that what stops some players from improving further is the desire to not loose. They play very defensive and try to stay alive. Under the old system this got ...
by madaxeman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

OK, forget 2015. I've now looked at the very first FOG ranking table, from April 2012. The facts and figures are even worse than the 2015 ones I quoted. No fewer than 30 of the current ADLG top 50 are ex-FOG. 28 of these have improved table positions over their FOG ones and almost HALF have improve...
by madaxeman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2904

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

The problem with such exaggerated scores is we're forgetting about the players on the receiving end. I've argued before that walloping less experienced players will lead to many of them dropping out and had various replies rubbishing my claim. Well, I've done a quick check of the recently published...
by madaxeman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Tournaments 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3508

Re: Tournaments 2019

Roll Call is neither here nor there for me, as I don't have a 25mm army for FoGR (ditto the October Oxford event). Burton isn't too far, provided they've finished messing about with the roads - last year, it took me over 4 hours to travel 170 miles, of which all but the first 3 and last 7 were on M...
by madaxeman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Oxford events for 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 8563

Re: Oxford events for 2018

I'm happy either way for the 21st, with a slight entirely personal leaning towards 25mm ECW stuff, as that's probably been the longest sat in the box of all of my FoGR stuff.
by madaxeman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September

Teams so far:

Steve Brown Paul Bartlett Plymouth
JOHN PATRICK DAVE MORRISON GLOUCESTER
Martyn Simpson Owain Simpson WessexWinchesterWargamers
Kevin Ellis Andrew Ellis Impalers
David Lynda Oxford
Terry Shaw Ali Shaw Reigate
by madaxeman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - What would you like to do?
Replies: 64
Views: 3699

Re: Britcon 2019 - What would you like to do?

I'm losing the thread here. As I understand it : 1. The FoG community has just gone though an extensive process to revise FoG from V2 to V3 with the no1 objective in that process being to make games more decisive and therefore shorter. Even on this thread people have said that V3 makes standard-size...
by madaxeman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon runners and riders
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Britcon runners and riders

The BHGS site now has all of the results we have been sent from the various umpires and tourney teams - so you can see where you and your clubmates ended up in your event http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-2018-results.html We posted loads of photos of the event on our Facebook Page throughout the weeke...

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