Breakout Normandy Weekend
Nov. 10 —12,
Days Hotel, Timonium, MD
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designer/developer will once again be hosting a dedicated gaming weekend
for fans of Breakout Normandy at the Days Hotel in
Timonium, MD on Nov. 10 through 12 as a wargaming alternative adjunct to
Euro Quest IV. Play is restricted to the first 32 pre-registrants.
Like the first
eight events, this one will be dedicated solely to the play of that game
in five Swiss rounds using a format similar to that used at WBC. You may
play in as many rounds as you like, but since there will be no other wargames
to lure you away, it is hoped most will compete in all five, win or lose. Indeed, last
year’s event generated more Breakout Normandy games played than the WBC
begins Friday at 6 pm, with late arrivals paired as they arrive thereafter.
Alternately, those unable to arrive Friday afternoon may substitute a game
played prior to that weekend either live or by email for the first round
provided both players are pre-registered and will attend. Second round
begins at 9 am on Saturday. The fifth and final round will be at 8 am on
will continue using the banked supply bidding system introduced in 1999.
Instead of bidding VPs for sides, all games will be played to 9.6 VC. Players
desiring the same side will, instead, auction bid the number of extra supplies
they will grant the Allied player at start for the privilige of playing the
Germans. The player bidding the highest gets the Germans; his opponent starts
the game with that many supplies banked in reserve which can be used ONLY to
buy extra impulses. A player wanting to play the Allies can bid negative supply
if necessary. If players desire opposite sides, they will play their preference
with no bid.
all players are expected to play in all five rounds, strength of schedule
(number of opponent’s wins) will be used as a tie breaker. WBC plaques will
be provided for first through sixth place.
is $30 for BPA members who pre-register by Nov. 1. Non-member preregistration
price and the at-the door price is $40. Download
the Registration Form and send your
check to BPA, 1541 Redfield
Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. The D-Day pre-registration fee
is a discounted rate extended in exchange for a guarantee to attend. As such,
no refunds are allowed. The
event will run concurrently with Euro Quest but will be housed in a separate
room. Those arriving early or having spare time between rounds may avail
themselves of the Euro events at no extra charge.
Days Hotel is located at 9615 Deerco Road, Baltimore, MD 21093. Phone:
800-235-3297 or 410-560-1000. Fax: 410-561-3918. It is off I-83 Exit 17,
Padonia Road, about 3 miles south of Hunt Valley. It is a half-mile walk
from the Light Rail connection to BWI Airport and 4 blocks from Timonium
Fairgrounds station. BWI Airport Shuttle is available. See BPA’s
Day Hotel page for a map and more hotel information.
IX offers a convention special discounted rate of $79 per night plus applicable
taxes until Nov. 1 or our room block sells out, whichever occurs first. Mention “D-Day
or Euro Quest” when reserving your room. Room options include one king
or two queen size beds. Reservations must be received no later than Nov.
1. Room rate includes daily continental breakfast served from 6:30 am-9:30
am on second floor. Regular weekend rates are $99 per night plus applicable
taxes. Chili’s restaurant is attached to the hotel and is open for lunch
roommates or carpools may notify Don Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org who
will inform other attendees.
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