RoR Companions Cup III (June - August)

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RoR Companions Cup III (June - August)

Post by Morbio » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:52 am

This is the third Companions Cup where team Alexander defend their crown against the challenge from the world's other great generals; Hannibal, Caesar and Pyrrhus.

Team captains please confirm your willingness to lead your armies to glory/ignominy (delete as applicable) and determine your commanders for the forthcoming campaign. You can keep the same team or draft in new blood whichever you decide is best.

Reminder of rules, new armies and terrain

This will be a team event with teams representing 4 world regions; British Isles (UK & Ireland), Europe (excluding British Isles), North America (US & Canada) and Rest of World (all other places). The format will not be dissimilar to golf's Ryder Cup and hopefully will be a fun and challenging event. The reward for winning will be bragging rights and the satisfaction of contributing to the glory of your team.

Tournament Format

The first round will consist of two separate matches, each between 2 of the 4 regions (Determined by a random draw by me).
Note: The first named team in each match will be considered to be the home team.

Example: British Isles vs Rest of World and North America versus Europe.

The winning teams will then play in the final, the losing teams play to determine 3rd and 4th place.

I'm hoping that this competition can complete in 2 calendar month (it’s only 2 games per person) and we can make this a bi-monthly event.

Teams, Captains and Selection

The teams;
Hannibal (representing British Isles) will be captained by Ericdoman1
Caesar (representing North America) will be captained by BatesMotel
Pyrrhus (representing Europe) will be captained by Lysimachos
Alexander (representing RoW) will be captained by CheAhn

Each team will consist of 5 players. We may increase this in the future if demand is high. Note: Ideally we want an odd number of players to make it more likely we get a result without recourse to summing BPs won and lost.

The captain of each team;
- will select players for the team, whether they do this based on LoEG position, their knowledge, first-come requests, etc. is up to them. The following forum document viewtopic.php?p=191294#191294 will be used to determine a player's location and eligibility for a team. So, if you want to be considered for this event then please update the document!
- will determine which army each of his players commands.
- will have some influence regarding which armies fight each other (more later)
- may want to give guidance regarding army composition and tactics

Armies, Points and Terrain

I will select a set of armies, points size and terrain selections that will be used for the tournament.

The 5 armies for this tournament will be 650 points and are;
- Later Carthage(Africa)
- Early Armenian(Khosrov I)
- Parthian(Saka Campaign)
- Hatran
- Bosporan(Mid)

The terrain (with match number) for this tournament are;
1. Very Open
2. Open
3. Mixed
4. Open
5. Very Open

Determination of Matches

The match-up of all 5 armies will be determined before any battles begin. The process for doing this is as follows;
- The captain of the away team will nominate an army to fight match number 1.
- After seeing the enemy army the captain of the home team will then nominate an army to fight match number 1. He will also propose an army to fight match 2.
- After seeing the enemy army the captain of the away team will then nominate an army to fight match number 2. He will also propose an army to fight match 3.
- After seeing the enemy army the captain of the home team will then nominate an army to fight match number 3. He will also propose an army to fight match 4.
- After seeing the enemy army the captain of the away team will then nominate an army to fight match number 4.
- Match 5 is determined by what's left.

N.B. A captain may not chose the same army for match (i.e. civil war) unless it is the 5th match.

I figure this may give a slight advantage to the home side... and why not!

Both captains will then assign their players to the armies and PM them to me. I will publish them once I have received both selections.

Players then create their respective 650 point armies.

Each home player creates his battle (with FoW and double moves on), PMs his opponent and fightthe battle. Note: This relies on both players to select the correct terrain for the battle!

The winner should publish the results on this forum.

Determination of Team Match Results

A win will gain a point, a draw half a point, no points for a loss.
A team wins if it gets 3 or more points in a match.
If both teams get 2.5 points then total team BP difference will count (total team BPs for minus total team BPs against).
If still a tie then the team with most BPs for... to encourage attacking play!
If still a tie then captains will play-off with 650 point mid-Republican Roman armies (it is a Rise of ROME tournament!) - repeated until a winner is found.

Administration

I will administer the tournament, which comprises of;
- The selection of armies for the tournament
- Decding upon the points used for the tournament
- The selection of 5 terrain compositions
- The random draw of opening matches, the final and the 3rd/4th play-off (I'll use a die). This will determine home advantage too.
- The collection of army-player assignments and publishing of them
- Arbitration on any rule disputes (hopefully I've thought of all eventualities)

I hope you will all trust me to be impartial in the draw and not to abuse any information I may see regarding team selections. Of course, if I'm not selected for team Hannibal it will be a moot point!

Initial draw to follow soon....
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Post by Morbio » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:53 am

Eric, TGM, Hidde: Please can you confirm that you are going to lead your compatriots into season III? If not, please can you help find a successor, thanks.

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Post by batesmotel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:11 pm

It seems TGM has decided to end his career as Team NA leader with our resounding 4th place finish in ROR II and I've foolishly volunteered to replace him. I'd appreiciate it if the the current Team NA members would let me know if they are willing to continue on for ROR III.

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Post by TheGrayMouser » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:24 pm

batesmotel wrote:It seems TGM has decided to end his career as Team NA leader with our resounding 4th place finish in ROR II and I've foolishly volunteered to replace him. I'd appreiciate it if the the current Team NA members would let me know if they are willing to continue on for ROR III.

Chris
Hey, dont forget we also have the honours of third place prior! :D

I'd like to remain as a player if having a former dictator amonst the ranks is ok :)

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Post by deeter » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:10 pm

Count me in. Thanks for your service, TGM.

Deeter

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Post by Blathergut » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:25 pm

am fine with staying, but if some new blood wanted in, they could have my spot

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Post by hidde » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:33 pm

Fellow teammates, can you confirm your participation in the third C.C.
Also, feel free to try out as captain if you like.

Edit: Lysimachos will be captain this tournament.

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Post by petran1978 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:41 pm

Please do count me in fellow warriors! :wink: 1 more vote for Lysimachos and many thanks to Hidde!

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ROW Team

Post by CheAhn » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:56 am

Massina_nz has decided to have a break and Jonno has joined the team. The ROW team is - Davouthojo, CheAhn, pantherboy, dazzam and Jonno.

Bring it on.

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Post by razorback77 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:28 pm

I'm in. Lysimachos for president.


Vota Antonio



Cheers

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Post by tofman04 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:48 am

Hi,

I'm in too. OK for Lysimachos.

Cheers

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Post by Morbio » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:00 pm

Team Captains have been updated in the original post.

Initial Draw....

Team Name (die roll, reroll(s)) in descending die roll to determine sequence. First name team is home, then away team opposition, followed by second home team, then the opposing team.

Hannibal(6,3), Ceasar (6,1), Pyrrhus(3), Alexander (2).

So, the 1st round matches are;

Hannibal vs Caesar

Pyrrhus vs Alexander

Captains: Please select and post the list of your team members. Use whatever method you want for selecting them.

Caesar and Alexander Captains: Please nominate the army (not player) to fight match one.

Pyrrhus and Hannibal Captains: Once your opposing captain has nominated his 1st army then please nominate your opposing army for match 1 and the army to fight match 2.

Reminder of Armies, Points and Terrain

The 5 armies for this tournament will be 650 points and are;
- Later Carthage(Africa)
- Early Armenian(Khosrov I)
- Parthian(Saka Campaign)
- Hatran
- Bosporan(Mid)

The terrain (with match number) for this tournament are;
1. Very Open
2. Open
3. Mixed
4. Open
5. Very Open

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Post by CheAhn » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:39 pm

Team Alexander sends the Carthaginians into game 1.

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Post by Lysimachos » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:33 pm

This is just to thank hidde for the previous job and the other team members for the trust put in me and also to confirm that the Pyrrhic armies will be led during this round by the following generals:
hidde
Lysimachos
petran1978
razorback77
tofman04

Let's go for taking the laurels! 8)
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(Good luck favours the brave)

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Post by Lysimachos » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:37 pm

Team Pyrrhus sends the Bosporans in game 1 and the Armenians in game 2.
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Post by CheAhn » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Team Alexander responds with Parthians for game 2 and send Armenians to game 3.

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Post by batesmotel » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:20 am

Team Caesar sends the Parthians for game 1.

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Post by Morbio » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:54 am

I'll post the latest status in one post to make it easy to see where we are...

Hannibal vs Caesar
Match 1 (Very Open): TBA vs Parthian(Saka Campaign)
Match 2 (Open): TBA vs ?
Match 3 (Mixed):
Match 4 (Open):
Match 5 (Very Open):

Eric:
- Which army is Hannibal sending to fight match 1 and match 2?

Pyrrhus vs Alexander
Match 1 (Very Open): Bosporan(Mid) vs Later Carthage(Africa)
Match 2 (Open): Early Armenian(Khosrov I) vs Parthian(Saka Campaign)
Match 3 (Mixed): TBA vs Early Armenian(Khosrov I)
Match 4 (Open): TBA vs ?
Match 5 (Very Open):

Lysimachos:
- Which army is Pyrrhus sending to fight match 3 and match 4?

No need to PM me, just post the reply here.

Reminder of Armies
- Later Carthage(Africa)
- Early Armenian(Khosrov I)
- Parthian(Saka Campaign)
- Hatran
- Bosporan(Mid)

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Post by Morbio » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:05 pm

Latest Position regarding team linups...

Alexander
TBA

Caesar
TBA

Hannibal
TBA

Pyrrhus
hidde
Lysimachos
petran1978
razorback77
tofman04

Please could the team captains for Alexander, Caesar and Hannibal please confirm their lineups, thanks.

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Team Caesar

Post by batesmotel » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:15 pm

Same team as the previous two rounds:

TheGrayMouser
deeter
Blathergut
deadtorius
batesmotel

Chris
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