the history of nuclear war series I first conceived this series in June of 2011. The idea began with DoomYoshi, who was in love with Nuclear Spoils at the time and mentioned to me that there weren't enough good Nuclear tournaments. By a bit of serendipity, I was doing some reading at the time concerning Hahn's and Leitner's experiments, and I formed the idea of doing a grand tournament encompassing the full history of nuclear war from the early experiments to the distant future.
As I gathered maps to go with different parts of the nuclear story, I realized it was just too much to do in one tournament, and so I split it into four. Eventually four became more, and at present the series is expected, including the Grand Finale, to include ten tournaments.
History of Nuclear War I -- explored the early days of nuclear research, from the discovery of elemental radioactivity in 1896 to the entry of the U.S. into WW II in 1941. It was first posted on June 25th, 2011, and concluded on May 17th, 2012 Finalists:
History of Nuclear War II -- focused on the time from the entry of the U.S. into WW II in 1941 until the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. First posted November 19, 2011, and concluded on January 3rd, 2013. Finalists:
History of Nuclear War IV -- looked at current and future possibilities of nuclear war, now that the Cold War no longer dominates the political scene. First posted October 02nd, 2012, and completed December 1st 2013. Finalists:
History of Nuclear War V -- was a precise clone of History of Nuclear War IV, to accomodate people who had signed up for IV and hadn't gotten in. First posted November 9th, 2012; completed in December of 2013. Finalists:
DK's Best of 2011 Series: There were a lot of new maps in 2011 that really impressed me, and I wanted to honour them. In this series I use the same 40-35-30-25-20-16-14-12-10-Final8 elimination pattern that I first used in the History of Nuclear War series. The nine maps are always the same, but spoils and other settings vary.
Winner of the GA medal for the most victories in the first eight Phases: Regan the great
Grand Champion: Regan the great
DKs Best of 2011 V - Randomized -- Originally scheduled to feature randomized spoils only, I have expanded it to randomize other settings as well, including game types, deployments, forts, and special gameplay settings. First posted on January 14th, 2013; currently in Phase 7.
I have also been re-examining some of the rules used thus far, and the Randomized tournament will feature a 50-round limit instead of 100, as well as the abolition of the rule used in previous tourneys for replaying games that are won by Map Victory conditions.
Each of the 25 tournaments in this series will celebrate some aspect of a different town or city on the map. To avoid favouritism, I have randomized the order of the towns. For more information on this series visit the DKs CSFR Frag series Infocentre.