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[TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [Round 1 games sent]

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:14 pm
by Dukasaur
Links to the bracket:
Dukasaur wrote:Tournament bracket is on Challonge.com. Challonge seems to have changed a lot since the last time I used it. The bracket image no longer seems to be post-able. Hope you can all see it if I post a link.


Group stage match list:
https://challonge.com/3bbybd1z


Standings:
https://challonge.com/3bbybd1z/standings



This tournament is part of the TPA 7 tournament series. The original version of this tournament was run during the TPA 4 tournament series back in 2013.

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Struggles in the Snow II
----- A TPA 7 Premier tournament for 20 teams of 3


Battles in the snow are legendary as some of the most brutal struggles in the snow that men have ever lived through. The names alone evoke a shiver: La Rothiere, Battle of the Ancre, Borodino, Bogesund, Raate Road, Stalingrad, Leningrad, Weihaiwei, Chosin Reservoir, Bentonville, Barents Sea, Valley Forge, Mount Marmolada, Kutna Hora. All of them were horrible in their own way. Often the death toll from hypothermia and starvation was higher than the death toll from the enemy. At Borodino, the cavalry had to eat their own horses. At Chosin Reservoir, it was said that you do not stop marching, ever, because if you stop your boots will freeze to the ice and you will be trapped, a statue until the spring. At Leningrad, there were a million military casualties but also nearly a million civilians killed or wounded. In terms of sheer numbers, Stalingrad is the big one: more than a million soldiers died, another half a million went into captivity, another million were wounded or sick, the city was reduced to rubble and all its pre-war citizens left homeless. This, the greatest of all the struggles in the snow, is the centrepiece of this tournament.

Tonight in my real life job, I begin winter patrol for the 2020-21 snow season. This naturally makes me think of snow and the many battles it has influenced, and made it an easy decision to run the second edition of this tournament. This is also my 150th tournament overall; I will be marking the occasion with special prizes. Not quite ready to announce all the goodies, but I think you can take it as a given that there will be major prizes to the winners and surprise spot prizes along the way. Stay tuned!
;)


Basic structure: 20 premium-only teams will participate in a full round-robin. Each set in the round robin will consist of 3 games: one of each team's home map from the list of Optional maps, and a third on the mandatory map, featuring the most terrible struggle in the snow that ever happened: the Battle of Stalingrad. After the round robin, four or more teams will advance to a final round.

How to sign up: (please pay close attention!)
  • Sign up with a complete team of 3 premium members. I will not play matchmaker or accept singles.
  • Choose one map from the list of Optional maps. In order to produce reasonable variety, each of the Optional maps may be chosen only three times. Please look over what Optional maps teams before you have signed up for to avoid the hassle of being asked to change your home map.
  • All games will be Sequential, Automatic deployment, 24-hour turns, and a 50-round limit. When you choose your optional map, you may choose Fog or No Fog, Trench or No Trench, and any Spoils and Reinforcement options. The default if you don't choose will be No Spoils, Chained, Foggy, non-Trench.
  • The Stalingrad map will be played on the default settings unless both teams in a match agree to different settings, in which case I will grant their choice. One match will start at a time, a few days apart and the list of who you are playing will always be posted in advance, so there will be time to engage in these kinds of discussions if you wish.

Game frequency: I will not wait for all games in a round to be finished before starting the next round. I'm trying for a frequency of approximately one round every 15 days, depending on my work schedule. The hard limits will be 10 to 30 -- definitely not starting a new round less than 10 days or more than 30 days after the previous one.


show: optional maps


show: the mandatory map stalingrad


Scoring: you will score three points for winning on your home map, four points for winning the mandatory game, and five points for winning on your opponents' home map.
This point system will apply both in the initial round robin and in the Finals, but in the Finals you will have two home maps and two away maps, so the point totals per round will be higher. All scores will reset between the initial round and the Finals.

show: Special scoring rules


show: the Finals




This is my 150th!
For a complete list of my tournaments, click here.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:15 pm
by Dukasaur
Teams:
    • Tin Trumpet
      shoop76
      enormastitz
      Das Schloss, default settings
    • TheJonah
      DukeHazzard
      Kotaro
      Antarctica, escalating parachute
    • TX AG 90
      william tennant
      Dukasaur
      NW Passage trench
    • grt
      General Cod
      Ukey
      Das Schloss, default settings
    • 4 U 2 NV
      cheffed
      The_Samurai
      Antarctica, default settings
    • *Pixar*
      Happyfeet
      Heads or tails
      Das Schloss, escalating
    • DrJusticles
      bsleavitt
      leeroy jenkins
      Transsib 1914, default
    • gorehound
      Paul Tabinor
      Coors1
      Eastern Front, parachute
    • groovysmurf
      Caymanmew
      misteryforall
      Antarctica, escalating
    • CaronylKluster
      dwilhelmi
      Tiberius Maximus
      Canada
    • JesseColinScott
      Hansei
      TheFanny
      Nordic Countries -- ? spoils, fog, trench
    • samwilson323
      hudson_guyver
      ahdavo1991
      Arctic - Fog, Flat Rate, Chained
    • .SCuD.
      Extreme Ways
      Swimmerdude99
      WWII Ardennes, fog, no spoils, trench, chained
    • celliottii
      Lord Arioch
      DP757
      Soviet Union
    • Lancelot du Lac
      Unai
      Donelladan
      Transsib 1914 - Chained - Trench - Fog- no spoils
    • AlexV
      volrazz
      mishalex
      Map: WWII Ardennes, fog, no spoils, trench, parachute
    • Bantam
      Frank Martel
      Shoe555
      Map: NW Passage, Fog, Chained, and No Spoils
    • Parked
      srmaster
      General So
      Arctic, Flat, Unlimited, Trench, Fog
    • Team Name: Three Tracks in The Snow
      Silly Knig-it
      jseal
      tamaynet
      WWII Ardennes fog, trench, flat, para
    • remo18
      General Marshall
      11mi15
      Nordic Countries - Trench, Fog, NS, Unlimited
    • Snow Bunnies
      itake
      dshedd
      elddir
      Transsib 1914, No Spoils, Fog, Trench, Adjacent



Maps chosen thus far:
Antarctica T2, T5, T9 no more Antarctica teams, all three spots taken
Arctic T12, T18,
Canada T10
Das Schloss T1, T4, T6 no more Das teams, all three spots taken
Greenland poor Greenland, got no love at all
Nordic Nations T11, T20
Northwest Passage T3, T17,
Soviet Union T14,
Transsib 1914 T7, T15, T21 all 3 spots taken
WWII Ardennes T13, T16, T19 all 3 spots taken
WWII Eastern Front T8


show: players

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:55 pm
by Dukasaur
Note: When this tournament was first run in 2013, it specified No Trench. When I posted this year's version, I was copy-and-pasting and the No Trench snuck in. However, I have now edited it to allow Trench. The reason for the change is that in 2013, Trench was still a fairly new and highly controversial setting. However, seven years has gone by and there's no controversy any more; Trench is generally accepted in Clan play and other Team settings. Since nobody has signed up yet, I think I'm fairly safe making the change, but I just wanted to be explicit in case some people have already read the rules and made plans.

2nd Edit: Just in case it isn't clear, non-Trench remains the default setting if you don't specify.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:15 pm
by Tin Trumpet
In please with shoop76 & enormastitz

Das no spoils, fog, chained

Cheers

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:22 pm
by TheJonah
TheJonah + 2.....(probably DukeHazzard and Kotaro if they`re still talking to me)

Antarctica, foggy, escalating, parachute.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:16 pm
by TX AG 90
In Please with william tennant and Dukasaur

NW Passage

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:34 pm
by grt
In pls with general cod and Ukey

Das Schloss - ns, chained fog

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:51 pm
by 4 U 2 NV
In please
4 U 2 NV
cheffed
The_Samurai

Home Map:
Antarctica - No spoils, chained, foggy

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:37 pm
by *Pixar*
In with Happyfeet, Heads or Tails, *Pixar*

Das, Fog, No Trench, Escalating, Chained

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [6 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:49 am
by Dukasaur
Updated to here.

Of the six teams so far, 3 are Das Schloss teams, so there are no more Das Spots available.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [6 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:14 am
by DrJusticles
in please with bsleavitt and leeroy jenkins.

Transsib 1914 no spoils, foggy chained.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [6 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:16 am
by gorehound
IN PLEASE.
gorehound
Paul Tabinor
Coors1

Eastern Front- fog, no spoils, parachute

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:50 am
by DBandit70
*Pixar* wrote:In with Happyfeet, Heads or Tails, *Pixar*

Das, Fog, No Trench, Escalating, Chained


I know I would get invited after what I did last time haha

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:02 am
by Dukasaur
updated

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:46 am
by groovysmurf
I'd like to play, please. With Caymanmew and misteryforall. (Preferably at the same time! ;))

Antarctica - escalating, chained, fog, NO trench

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:56 am
by CaronylKluster
We are in:

Caronylkluster
dwihelmi
Tiberius Maximus

Home Map - Canada

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:41 pm
by JesseColinScott
In w/

Hansei + TheFanny

Home Map - Nordic Nations (do you mean Nordic Countries actually?)

Standard Spoils, Trench, Fog

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:16 pm
by DoomYoshi
What about Hannibal crossing the Alps? Did he ever end up fighting up there?

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:35 pm
by Elior
If there are people looking for one person or individuals that want to try let me know :D

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:42 am
by samwilson323
In Please :P

w/

hudson_guyver
ahdavo1991

Arctic - Fog, Flat Rate, Chained

Thx

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:40 am
by .SCuD.
In like slim, baby.

The team:
.SCuD.
Extreme Ways
Swimmerdude99

Home map:
WWII Ardennes, fog, no spoils, trench, chained

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [8 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:27 am
by celliottii
In Please

celliottii, Lord Arioch, and DP757

Supermax, Fog, Flat, Parachute

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [13 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:59 pm
by Dukasaur
Updated to here


Maps chosen thus far:
Antarctica T2, T5, T9 no more Antarctica teams, all three spots taken
Arctic T12
Canada T10
Das Schloss T1, T4, T6 no more Das teams, all three spots taken
Greenland
Nordic Nations T11
Northwest Passage T3,
Soviet Union
Transsib 1914 T7,
WWII Ardennes T13
WWII Eastern Front T8,


JesseColinScott wrote:In w/

Hansei + TheFanny

Home Map - Nordic Nations (do you mean Nordic Countries actually?)

Standard Spoils, Trench, Fog

PM sent to clarify what are "Standard Spoils".

DoomYoshi wrote:What about Hannibal crossing the Alps? Did he ever end up fighting up there?

No, I don't believe so. The fighting started after he came down from the Alps and entered the Po Valley.

celliottii wrote:In Please

celliottii, Lord Arioch, and DP757

Supermax, Fog, Flat, Parachute

I've tentatively marked you in, but you will need to choose a map from the list to make your registration valid.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [13 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:03 pm
by Dukasaur
Soviet Union and Greenland have gotten no love so far.

Re: [TPA7] Struggles in the Snow II [13 of 20 teams in]

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:26 am
by Lancelot du Lac
In please with Unai et Donelladan
Lancelot du Lac
Unai
Donelladan
Transsib 1914 - Chained - Trench - Fog- no spoils