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challenge 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:53 pm

G’day,

Time to talk themes for next year,

challenge 2018 will be held again at the Birminham NEC on the 1-3 June.

It’s not sure if we can play all three days as of yet (currently in negotiations)

Does anyone have a suggestion for a theme?

We haven’t seen an elephant or Eastern European theme for a while.

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by spedders » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:50 am

How many elephants did you use at Britcon!!!

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by kevinj » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:20 am

We had an elephant theme at Derby this year. Personally I think it's better suited to an event like that as not everyone has elephant based armies.

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:00 pm

I only had 10 elephants

Not including generals...

:D :D :D

Stephen had more than me though

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by madaxeman » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:46 pm

Challenge will be a 2 day event, but the question is then 3+2 games or 2+2.

3+2 would mean an 830-9pm finish on Saturday, which may well not be to everyone (anyones..?) liking.
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Re: challenge 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Or play 650 points if you want 5 games and a normal finish time?
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Re: challenge 2018

Post by spedders » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:31 pm

From a personal perspective I need an ordinary finish time, as am already committed on the evening!

5 games at 650 is interesting, we haven’t done that yet. Do we need a smaller playing area?

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:47 pm

spedders wrote:From a personal perspective I need an ordinary finish time, as am already committed on the evening!

5 games at 650 is interesting, we haven’t done that yet. Do we need a smaller playing area?

5' x 3' works at 650 - played some a few years ago, went well. 3 games of 2.5 hours fit into a normal day more or less. 5 games would mean day 2 was quite relaxed, or run 2 800 point games on day 2 to make it real variety.
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Re: challenge 2018

Post by madaxeman » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:29 pm

Actually, come to think of it 650 would be like playing a 25mm event with 15mm miniatures.

If the table was 4x3 it would also all be scaled down 50%.
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Re: challenge 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:05 am

madaxeman wrote:Actually, come to think of it 650 would be like playing a 25mm event with 15mm miniatures.

If the table was 4x3 it would also all be scaled down 50%.

Certainly an opportunity for a different format whatever is chosen which is nice.

However, I cannot make this so any preference I have is rather moot :?
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Re: challenge 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:07 pm

So,

what about a theme, or shall we go for an open comp?

I like the idea of a smaller game, will shake a few things up, plus I don't have to carry as much.

Also give me more chance to go buy things!

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:19 pm

G'day everyone,

Current thoughts for The Challenge 2018 is

650 points, open competition
table size 5x3
using all current amendments

5 games over the weekend, three on Saturday, two on Sunday. 2.5 hours per game, plus D10 extra time
Game will finish when time is called, you complete the phase you are in.

I'm going to be doing some practice this week on deployment zone.

Who would be interested?

As FoGR didn't run last year, I've been asked to gauge interest in the comp as The UK Games Expo doesn't want to run a comp that may be cancelled.

I'll be there, already paid for my hotel
Keith S has said he's in.

Ideally, we'd get a minimum of 12 people.

The venue is quite nice, I was there last year for the ADLG comp, we had space and there is a pub on site.

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by madaxeman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm

Folks

With no track record of a viable number of entries in recent years, and only 2 expressions of interest on the forum I think we will give FoGR a miss this year from Challenge.

Sorry!

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 pm

Co*k!

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Re: challenge 2018

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 pm

Cork? I thought it was in Birmingham....?
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