We are pleased to announce another Field of Glory 2 public tournament, featuring the various crises afflicting the Roman Empire in the 3rd Century AD. 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 any DLCs to enter.
To enter, go to the tournament page here.
The general tournament rules can be found here.
The first round will commence on Tuesday 17th October 2023 at 10.00 am GMT. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.
Specific tournament rules:
This tournament will involve five rounds. Each round will last 14 days. The battles will be Medium-sized custom battles:
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. In each round, all players will be playing on the same randomly generated map for both games.
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:
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.
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 18 turns, his score will be reduced proportionately, and his opponent will be granted (100 - the timed out player's adjusted score) if this value exceeds his current score. (This means he will get the full BYE score unless the timed out player's adjusted score is more than 25).
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.