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Waterloo (WAT) PBeM Reports Updated May 16, 2018
 
 

2018 PBeM Tournament

Ed Menzel wins Waterloo 2017-18 email tournament. Ed defeated last years champion, Marty Musella. Ed took the PAA with a bid of 6. The PAA followed the typical strategy sacrificing small delay units while waiting for reinforcements to enter the game. Three French attacks during the middle of the first day, resulted in exchanges. A 3pm PAA counterattack resulted in the elimination of several French cavalry units in the Tilly Corridor. On the French 5pm turn, they launched several attacks including against doubled defenders on the Quatre Bras heights. The result was yet another exchange as well as an infantry soak off loss. On the next turn, the French attacked Steinmetz undoubled at 2-1 once again resulting in an exchange. With heavy losses, French prospects did not look good. On the 7am turn of the second day, they launched six 2-1 and 1-2 attacks trying to recover. Alas lady luck continued to treat Marty badly as the French took heavy losses. At that point Marty conceded. Further tournament details are available at http://watgame.com/.

There were 18 entrants in the tournament. The top six finishers in order were: Ed Menzel, Marty Musella, Joe Beard, Bert Schoose, Richard Beyma and Gary Dickson.

2017 PBeM Tournament

Marty Musella defeated defending champion Joe Beard in the Final matching the top two seeds from the field of 21 in the second BPA PBeM tournament. Details are available in pictoral form on the tournament web site, including turn by turn game maps of the championship match. The top six finishers were: Marty Musella, Joe Beard, Richard Beyma, Bert Schoose, Ed Menzel, and Gary Dickson.

2016 PBeM Tournament

Two years and 23 battles later, Joe Beard has defeated Richard Beyma in an exciting match of multi-year WBC winners in the 2016 Waterloo email tournament. Joe’s bid of 10 to play the PAA was accepted. Joe was able to rebuff Richard’s threat to the Braine Le Compte road sector during the first day. But the French made progress by pushing into the Quatre Bras gap and launching a successful surprise 1-2 versus Pirch II on the heights. On his 17-0700 turn, the French led by the Imperial Guard Ft Artillery killed the Prussian infantry defending the Thil River. The fighting continued during the second day with the French pushing west toward the town of Genappe. Late on the second day, a fierce series of attacks and counterattacks broke out at Nivelles with the French taking substantial losses. The French then launched several low odds attacks in an attempt to recover but came up short and resigned.

Also earning laurels from the field of 24 were Ed Menzel, John Clarke, Greg Smith, and Jim Tracy who finished third through sixth respectively.