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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:58 am
by GDod
Division B

GDOD (Syracuse) beats edb1815 (Persian) 53 - 15

A case of head down and hope the armor provides enough protection until contact... in this case it did. Thanks for the game edb.

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:39 pm
by markwatson360
Division A

markwatson360 (Byzantine) defeated paulmcneil (Armenian) 47% - 10%

Re: XLegione has won Biblical Division B!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:43 pm
by Jagger2002
Congratulation XLegionaire for a well earned advancement to division A!

I thought I would share some advice about Division A provided by my advisor, Maximus Veteranius. He is missing half an eye, one kneecap, three toes and talks with a stutter from his short stint in Div A...but learned much of value.

First, it is very important that you realize they no longer use soft wooden swords, rubber tipped spears or arrows in Div A. Don't let anyone in Division A tell you otherwise. They actually use sharp, heavy, pointy, metal swords, well sharpened! When you get hit by an pointy arrow, it will only bounce off if you are lucky and they hit your high quality, bronze armor. Best to make sure no part of your body is not covered by something that will definitely stop an arrow. Veteranius recommends crouching inside a big metal box which supposedly works fairly well unless hit by a catapult projectile. Which reminds me- no more falling over laughing when a catapult hits you in the ear with a rubber ducky with attached funny insult note. Division A catapults launch heavy boulders at you, or possibly Josephius who was captured yesterday on a scouting expedition. Very painful to get hit on the ear by either a boulder or Josephius. And unfortunately, boulders usually crush metal boxes. Anyways, definitely spend some money on rearming your troops with proper weapons and armor. If you don't, your only chance of survival is to escape in the few moments while the vets are laughing, pointing and falling all over themselves before they are after you.

Second, Veteranius strongly recommends obtaining the fastest race horse available- one such as mine, Swift as the Wind. At the first hint of possible trouble, immediately depart the field of battle to obtain reinforcements to heroically save the day. Leave Maximus Scapius Goatius in command, hat tip to GDod. Captivity is no longer remembered primarily for the comradery after game party as, well, ...captives are relatively unknown on the Division A fields of battle. And the few that are taken, are quite happy to depart this sad and too short journey on the physical plane after a few hours of the beastly treatment dreamed up by the vets of Div A. Best not to take the risk.

Also forget time outs, safe spaces and referees calling out penalties for someone "accidentally" stepping on your hand when you clumsily fell off your overly frisky horse. One division C referee unfortunately showed up at a Division A battle and was never found again- except for his pinkie toe-definitely identified by the small smiley face tattoo on the side. A smiley face earring was also found attached to an ear but those are so common amongst the debris of a Div A battlefield that it could not be definitely sourced to our missing referee. Just remember, they make their own rules in Div A.

So congratulation again! Good luck as you enter the 7th circle of Hades... good knowing you and hope you remembered me in your will!

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 pm
by XLegione
Morbio wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Division B

Morbio(Thracian) drew Jagger2002(Carthaginian) 40-34

(2-2)
I have to say thanks to my friend Morbio, you made me happy :-)
Jagger2002 you were a great opponent, and you deserved the promotion as well as me, next time you will be more lucky.
See you both, Morbio and Jagger in A division.
Ciao

Re: XLegione has won Biblical Division B!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:04 pm
by XLegione
Hi Jagger you have been a great opponent like all the players in B division.
You deserved the promotion as well as me, in the next league you will have your chance.

I appreciated your advises, I will need them in A division ;-)

I hope to see you soon in A division, that will mean 2 important things, first I will not be relegated and you will be promoted.

Ciao mate.

XLegione ( Tenth Legion)

Re: dkalenda has won Classical Antiquity Division A!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:35 pm
by nyczar
And with a pike centered list no less. Congrats.

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:56 am
by Morbio
XLegione wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Morbio wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Division B

Morbio(Thracian) drew Jagger2002(Carthaginian) 40-34

(2-2)
I have to say thanks to my friend Morbio, you made me happy :-)
Jagger2002 you were a great opponent, and you deserved the promotion as well as me, next time you will be more lucky.
See you both, Morbio and Jagger in A division.
Ciao
I have to say that Jagger suffered from the harsh learning I had in my initial matches. For those early battles, as a raw commander of this army, I sent my men out to face hoplite armies with wild enthusiasm and optimism, only to learn that MF peltasts and swordsmen don't last long at all and even MF offensive spears, at best, hold their own. In the second half of the season I developed hit and run tactics, utilising my missiles far more and refusing all inappropriate melee and my army achieved far more. The game against Jagger was the joint-final battle (along with my battle against GDod), and one of the most challenging battles, which although a draw where I had a slight lead, would probably have been won by Jagger in the end as most of his hoplites, including his sacred band were still viable units, whereas most of my better units had perished or suffered badly.

I hope to see you both next year!... but I doubt I will finish high enough :)

GDod is suffering the same tactics, but is doing well despite very limited skirmishers. Currently the game is in the balance.

Re: XLegione has won Biblical Division B!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:06 pm
by Morbio
Congratulations! :)

Tournament diary and news . . .

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:46 pm
by stockwellpete
June 1st - tournament opens
June 9th - all Themed Event matches must be in progress
June 23rd - first Time Control check (does not include Early Middle Ages)
June 28th - all group stage Themed Event matches to be completed
June 29th - Themed Event quarter-finals will start
July 7th - second Time Control check (all sections)
July 15th - Themed Event semi-finals will start
July 29th - Themed Event final will start
August 11th - tournament closes

Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:49 pm
by jjaquemond
Division C

jjaquemond (Kingdom Soisson) Defeats ggarynorman (Palmyran) 50%-20%

GG to my opponent - that arrowstorm / legionnaire combo is a tough nut to crack.

Another great season, thanks to all my opponents for some excellent matches - Messieurs je vous salue.

jjaquemond has won Late Antiquity Division C!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:23 pm
by stockwellpete
With 8 wins and a draw from his 9 matches, jjaquemond has overtaken greekiraklis to win Late Antiquity Division C with his Kingdom of Soissons army. Well played jjaquemond! :D

Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 pm
by Najanaja
Division C
Najanaja (Carthage) beat SLancaster (Macedon) 43 - 12

Re: XLegione has won Biblical Division B!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:00 am
by Cunningcairn
Congratulations and well played!

Re: XLegione has won Biblical Division B!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:52 am
by devoncop
Top man XLegione fully deserved and best of luck next season !

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:21 am
by paulmcneil
Division A

paulmcneil Syracusan beat nyczar Urartians 66:41 Remind me not to pick Syracusans in the next digital league.

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:01 am
by SpeedyCM
Division B

SpeedyCM (Median 626-550 BC) draws with GDod (Syracusan 550-461 BC) 21% Syracusan losses - 13% Median losses

(0-0)

Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm
by Breogan
Division A

Breogan (Sertorian) defeats nyczar (Soissons) 58-32

Thanks for the tournament and see you next season!

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:01 pm
by MikeMUC
Reported since my opponent didn't report it:

Division C

greekiraklis (Byzantine 493-550 AD) defeats MikeMUC (Arab (City) 300-633 AD) 53% - 21%

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:02 pm
by MikeMUC
Reported since my opponent didn't report it:

Division C

greekiraklis (Egyptian 570-525 BC) defeats MikeMUC (Achaemenid Persians 545-481 BC) 60% - 49%

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:27 pm
by dkalenda
Division A

GDod (Hepthalite) beats dkalenda (Hun, Sabir) 64-50

(3-1)