Age of Belisarius Tournament

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by Daniele » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Age of Belisarius Tournament

We are pleased to announce another Field of Glory 2 public tournament. This will be played using the normal Field of Glory 2 Multiplayer system and our automated tournament system.
Anyone who has Field of Glory II can enter. You do not need to own the Age of Belisarius DLC to enter.

To enter, go to the tournament page here:
http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp

The general tournament rules can be found here:
http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/r ... terStatus=

The first round will commence on Thursday 14th June 2018. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.

Specific tournament rules:
This tournament will involve three rounds. The battles will be medium-sized custom battles.
Round 1: 542 AD. Byzantine (493-550 AD) vs Ostrogothic (493-561 AD). Mediterranean Hilly.
Round 2: 567 AD. Avar (558-632 AD) vs Gepid (493-567). North European Agricultural.
Round 3: 576 AD. Byzantine (551-578 AD) vs Sassanid Persian (477-590 AD). Middle-Eastern Agricultural.

Games are paired, so each matchup will be played both ways. Each player will be able to choose his forces using the normal force selection system. Random maps are in use, so the two battles in each pair will be on different maps.
First round pairings will be selected randomly, subsequent rounds using the Swiss Chess system. Nobody will play the same opponent in more than one round.

The scoring system is as follows:
• If a game runs to the turn limit, each side scores points equal to the enemy % routed at the turn limit. If the game times out, adjustments may be made, depending on how far the game has progressed and who took longer over their turns – see below.
• If one army breaks, the victorious player scores 60 points plus the difference between the enemy % routed and his own % routed. The loser scores points equal to the winner's % routed.

Examples:
1) If Ben defeats Tamas's army, and has inflicted 45% routed on Tamas, and Tamas has inflicted 15% on Ben, Ben will score 60 + (45 – 15) = 90, Tamas will score 15.
2) However, if Ben defeated Tamas’s army by inflicting 62% routed on Tamas, and Tamas had inflicted 56% routed on Ben, Ben would get 60 + (62 – 56) = 66 points, and Tamas would get 56.
3) If the game is unfinished (or it reached the turn limit) with Ben inflicting 20% routed on Tamas, and Tamas inflicting 10% routed on Ben, Ben would score 20, and Tamas would score 10. (Provided that between them they have played at least 24 turns in all – see below).

Note that this system rewards aggressive play over desultory skirmishing. If you rout an enemy unit then hide for the rest of the game, both players will get extremely low scores - lower than if they played hard and lost.

Byes:
If an odd number of players sign up for the tournament, one player will get a bye in each round. In the first round this is random. In subsequent rounds it will be the player with the lowest score. The score for a BYE is 75 points for each game.
Round times and timing out:

Each round will last 14 days.

Any battles that are not completed by the end of the round will be timed out. The player who has had the game in his “My Turns” box the longest overall will be the one who is deemed to be timed out. This will not normally incur any penalties, unless insufficient turns have been played: If the timed-out player has played less than 12 turns, his score will be reduced proportionately, and his opponent will be granted the BYE score if it exceeds his current score. If the timed-out player has played less than 6 turns, he will not be included in the draw for the next round. This is to prevent someone else’s enjoyment being spoiled by being drawn against someone who has apparently dropped out of the tournament.

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:20 am

Just a reminder that you don't need to own Age of Belisarius to enter this tournament.
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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by Ludendorf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:44 pm

I'm setting up a few practice games. Was a bit late getting to this this time, but there should still be time to get a bit of practice in. Might even finish the games if we're quick.

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by ratprince » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:06 pm

what do we do if our opponent hasnt picked up the game yet? Ive been waiting three days.

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by Flashman1956 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:06 pm

can someone please withdraw me from this Belisarius tournament? I have been having technical issues and the game keeps crashing and I have to keep reloading my opponents move and replaying mine and hope that I can send it before my computer crashes again. This makes the game virtually unplayable for me and generates the appearance of cheating on my part as I keep redoing my moves. Sorry for the inconvenience. This is a great game and Slitherine's technical support has been excellent. Thanks for all your help.

(And no, Ratprince is not my opponent) :D

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by ratprince » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:20 pm

haha...well, ironically my current opponent isnt playing either ;)

Its been five days since a turn was processed. What do we do or who to tell ? Seems a touch unfair if we lose points by our opponent not playing.

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:30 pm

ratprince wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:20 pm
haha...well, ironically my current opponent isnt playing either ;)

Its been five days since a turn was processed. What do we do or who to tell ? Seems a touch unfair if we lose points by our opponent not playing.
The system is automatic. If you have played less than 12 turns each and the game has been longer in his in-tray than yours, you will get 75 points for each game.
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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by ratprince » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 pm

oh, cool! Thanks.

I guess that is better than nothing ;)

Wait...aren't you the creator? :) That is some service!

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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:05 pm

This tournament is now complete.

Places:

1. SnuggleBunnies
2. pantherboy
3. Ludendorf

Congratulations to all three.
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Re: Age of Belisarius Tournament

Post by Pixel » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks for another fun tournament and congrats to those who made the top 3. Some really fun army match ups in this one.
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