Author Topic: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7  (Read 1047 times)

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Greetings folks!

There will be a 2 day long campaign at Council of 5 Nations in Schenectady NY on October 6-7.  It will be an all day Saturday + Sunday event but it will be loose in regards that you don't have to dedicate the full day(s) to event if you want to do other things.  I'm working out the details but should have something concrete up in a week or two.  Stay tuned!

http://www.swa-gaming.org/council

UPDATE:  While I'm still working out the particulars, the main shake up I'm instilling in this event is that each player must select TWO factions.  During the course of the event, you must play each of the your chosen factions at least once.  So if you played all your games with faction A all weekend and you're down to your final game, you must play Faction B. 
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I will assisting Marcus with this event.  I also will be running an Axis and Allies event Friday night.  Starting at 7pm and running through 11pm.   Fun, fun, fun.......:)  Come early so you don't have to play just Russia.  :)

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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 01:55:45 PM »
Event updated.  I'll have it finalized in a few days.

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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 09:54:18 AM »
My hope is that everybody that can make it, does.   Can we start to generate a list of people who will be playing in Marcus' event?

I'm going to be there on Friday.  I'm running a Axis and Allies event Friday night, but will be playing Battleground all day leading up to my event.  This will be another good opportunity for people to get used to the new ranged rules which will be employed. 

Here I'll start:

Committed: Brook, Marcus, Joseu

Possible: Chris (working some stuff out will let Marcus know soon)

Hopefully these guys will play because they'll be at the Convention: Dave Cheng, Eric Stolar

Have no idea if they are coming at all: Ron, Jaime, Kevin

Who ever does come we'll have a blast as we always do, but it's always better with more players.
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 11:25:48 AM »
Can't make this year due to my overloaded October, but have fun, kids!  Play Wuxing and I'll be there in spirit.    :)
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 12:39:24 PM »
Can't make this year due to my overloaded October, but have fun, kids!  Play Wuxing and I'll be there in spirit.    :)

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Anyway, sorry you can't make it.......
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 09:21:16 PM »
Hopefully these guys will play because they'll be at the Convention: Dave Cheng, Eric Stolar.

I'll give the range rules one last shot.  Marcus has made claims they are better now.

But giving fair warning now if I hate them as much as I did last time I.ll prob drop out.
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 09:23:36 AM »
Well, I hope you don't do that.  However, I'm not sure if they have changed all that much.  The changes that I do know are that the extreme range penalty was added and that the ammo for pure range units went from 8 shots to 6 shots.  I would like both of these things to change. Specifically, the extreme range modifier to be taken away and the ammo shots to go back to 8.  That being said, I am getting used to the new range rules now that I've played with them a bit.  There are still some weird situations that come up on the "off turn" that still give me reservations though. 



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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 04:53:22 PM »
Without getting too deep into a ranged rules discussion here, the biggest thing about the switch is re-wiring your brain as an experienced player.  We've learned that doing some things with the new ranged rules can get you really good results while doing others really suck.  Brook and I have the advantage that we've been using these rules for the last couple of months but you can rest assured that if I'm playing a game with someone and they deploy a ranged unit or give it a standing order that is going to screw you in the long run, I'll let you know about it.

Like exhibit A - NEVER give a low arc weapon a short ranged standing order.  Yeah, we went there...
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 09:44:57 AM »
For reference here are those rules:  BGFW 4.0 Shooting Rules revision

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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2018, 10:49:47 AM »
Should we put up the list of other stamped errata?  I think there's only the Rat Swarm and the Triarii, but I can dig through and see if there's any others we've done.

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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2018, 11:05:21 AM »
Nah, that's fine
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 06:51:32 PM »
I'll be there. Forgot to pre-register.  Is there any Battleground going on Friday night?

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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 12:01:29 PM »
I'll be there. Forgot to pre-register.  Is there any Battleground going on Friday night?

Well, this is my plan.  I'm going to game master Axis and Allies in the 7-11 slot.  Then I'm up for what-ever.  I also plan on making a trip to the Rivers Casino at some point during the weekend.  Possibly Saturday.  So yeah, let's do some Battleground stuff on Friday
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Re: Battleground Sat+Sun Event at Council of 5 Nations Schenectady NY Oct. 6-7
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 06:37:26 PM »
I couldn't get a room nearby, so I'm staying out by Albany Airport with my fam.  We did end up making plans Friday evening, but if I can swing it I'll text you!