Update 5/1: Well, the poll has run and the people have spoken. I would like someone to join me as a co-organizer, as now there is the tedious business of individually inviting back the people who I told we would be allowing freestyle. Assuming someone steps up, you can obviously have credit as a co-organizer, and I would still work with you to manage and run the tournament. If anyone is interested, please PM me. The co-organizer will also be able to have input into any other changes in the format ... and it may be that a total relaunch is needed, so if you have thoughts on how this could be better set up, I hope you will step forward. Thanks!
Update 4/16: It has been two months since the date signups started. While the number of participants has slowly grown, the number of recent drop outs suggests that interest in the tournament is tepid at best. I am not officially calling it off yet, but that seems where things are heading. I realize that the number of people dropping out has to do with the decision to allow freestyle settings, subject to some very important "equalizer" rules that I described on page 3-4. I want to explain why I'm not inclined to change the freestyle rule briefly... this tournament was conceived after reading a lot of posts by new or lower ranked players who complain that they don't see many top players joining their games, or at least not joining unless it's a team game and they have already got a locked up heavily favored team together. The thought was that a senior player would be challenged to play along side some junior players and in the process foster some much needed interaction across ranks, and also maybe have some mentoring, etc. etc. Getting teammates together at an appointed time to all jump on a freestyle game and lauch a coordinated attack could be part of that interraction. It's a risk-benefit decision for each team captain to make. So I resist telling any team that wants freestyle that they can't have it. So I'm now reevaluating whether this tournament should go forward at all. I've created a poll that will be open for 15 days. Please voice whether we should continue or call it off. If the vote is to continue without freestyle, I may ask for someone else to take over the tournament. Thanks all...
Teams comprised of 3 non-officer's and one team member with officer rank of Seargeant of higher. (Yes, Seargeant is technically not a commissioned officer, so if comes down to too much interest, teams with higher ranking officers will have priority).
UPDATE 3/27: I am considering what to do about the recent unannounced rank inflation. I seems to me not dynamic I was going for to have the possibility of a 1301 sgt. leading a bunch of 1299 CFC's. However, based on the fact that I've watched confirmed teams go up and down as (silly me) the sign-up process takes a little longer than I had expected, I'm also not inclined to be too much of a stickler. If you have any thoughts on the issue, please post up in the thread or PM me. Thanks (oh, and congrats to most of you on our recent rank promotions :lol: )
We will take 16 teams, total 64 players needed. We will not be taking reserves due to the nature of the tournament.
Teams will be paired randomly. Losing team will select one member as the "casualty". Those teams will then fall into a "tripples" bracket and face off in random pairs. Losers will fall into a "doubles" bracket" and ultimately a "singles" bracket. For those of you paying attention, this means lots of chances to score points even if you don't win the tournament. However the real bragging rights will go to the Army commander who is able to whip a team of cadets, cooks and privates into a victorious army.
To add another element of realism, each team will select one of the "historic battle maps" and the game elements (fog-of-war, cards, etc.). Each round will take place on the home battlefield's of one side, based on a random draw. In essence, officers must prepare their unit for battle at home or abroad on foreign soil in unfamiliar terrain.
Choices of Home Battlefield Are:
1) American Civil War
2) Battle for Austrailia
3) Battle of Actium
4) Berlin 1961
6) Duck & Cover
7) Pearl Harbor
9) WWII Eastern Front
10) WWII Iwo Jima
11) WWII Western Front
Commanding officers, post team member names here (soldiers please post confirmations as well). Commanding officers please PM to me - do not post - your choice of battlefield, which can be deferred until the tournament roster is filled.
If a member of a team "deadbeats", the game will go on as though the soldier went AWOL to the disadvantage of the that person's team.
This is the opportunity to show which of the top officers of cc are truly worth of the ranks bestowed on them as leaders of armies, and which are mere bushwackers praying in dark circles on the green noobs.
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