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by ChrisTofalos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2758

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

I don't have a strong preference but I think the move to a 35-0 system encourages players to be more aggressive in army choice and use, so would favour keeping it. You're a very successful player, Graham, so whatever scoring system is used is almost irrelevant (although, given you pipped Paul Bartl...
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2758

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

In the new system people will score more points
And have even more scored against them...
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2758

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

I'll get my popcorn. :-)
Ha ha! 😀
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2758

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

Although there was a vote for the adoption of the new 35-0 scoring system at the start of the year some players, including myself, missed the post completely and didn't get the chance to either air their views or vote. Now that we have a Players' Association, with a growing number of members, I'd li...
by ChrisTofalos
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Books or themes?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Books or themes?

Not sure I particularly like the idea of running tournaments based on Book 1 one year, then Book 2 and so on. Book 3, when it arrives, will probably stand on its own as Medieval, but the other books cover some pretty wide dates; Biblical to Late Republican Roman for Book 1 and Imperial Roman to Norm...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: BHGS Doubles - 22/23 September

You can add Chris Tofalos and Pamela Naughton/MAWS. Looking forward to an enjoyable event! 😊
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - What would you like to do?
Replies: 64
Views: 3308

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

We do not need 4hr games, if you want that, play the games at your club on a weekend.
So why are we playing a five and a half hour game on the Friday?
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FOG-AM Players' Association Chairperson...
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: FOG-AM Players' Association Chairperson...

It's a mailing list of known FOG-AM players, created for the purpose of keeping everyone on it up to date about such things as topics on this forum, news and events, etc. When matters arise which require a vote (such as the recent change in the scoring system) it will give everyone the chance to vot...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - What would you like to do?
Replies: 64
Views: 3308

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

I'd like to see just two games on the Saturday rather than three, with more time for each (4 hours?). We've got a set of rules which is now quicker, encouraging larger armies, so more time to play could be much more satisfying.
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FOG-AM Players' Association Chairperson...
Replies: 2
Views: 389

FOG-AM Players' Association Chairperson...

Someone is needed to run this new body. If he's up for it, I'd like to nominate Pete Dalby as chairperson/chairman/organiser.
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Open terrain...
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Open terrain...

Makes sense. Thank you both.
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Open terrain...
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Open terrain...

Cavalry in uneven terrain charge some MF who are lining the edge of the terrain (but not in it). Do the cavalry get the +1 for charging MF in the open and do the MF get a -1 for fighting mounted in the the open if they lose?
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

It's not up to me...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

This would then mean those middling players being put off coming, you would be playing them 100 points down yourself Chris Fair comment. At MAWS we include the middling players by handicapping from 800 (most successful/experienced) to 850 (middling) and 900 (least experienced). SEEMS to work and no...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

IMO (and lets face it its all anecdotal) the thing that puts people off comps the most is not losing to a more experienced player, or by how much they lose to them, but where they lose because the experienced payer is able to leverage a loophole or quirk of the rules that appears to them to be game...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

So that rules out 100% of players that have ever played in a FoG tournament. I meant a top twenty finish in the overall rankings, not in a comp. But you could also exclude anyone with a top three finish in an individual comp (so players like Peter don't get the extra). Would that do? Regards a play...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

The ELO rankings don't work. We've been down this route many, many times....
For starters how about: New players and those in the bottom quarter of the rankings (unless they've previously had a top twenty finish) get 100 points extra?
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

Thanks Chris. Don't fall out with me, Dave. I like you, you've always got a smile on your face (and not always alcohol-induced!) and you've earned the respect of all FOG players at MAWS (and, no doubt, elsewhere). But I think you're wrong on this one. Some of the replies I've received border on tro...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

prb4 wrote: ↑17 Jul 2018 07:44 I don't enter enough competitions to get a good ranking score so I shall look forward to my handicap. I doubt a simple system based on current rankings will work because the rankings depend on the number of tournaments played as well as the outcome of games. We probab...
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The new scoring system...
Replies: 159
Views: 6291

Re: The new scoring system...

I have the email addresses for most of the regular competition participants and we do communicate as and when the need arises. I do not have yours Chris but if you’d like to remind me of it via PM I’ll happily add you to my list. And if anyone else would like to do the same please feel free. Sounds...

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