The Boardgame Players Association proudly presents
the Fifth Annual
Waterloo or Napoleon Returns North...
A Dedicated Mini-Con for play of The Napoleonic Wars with
a novel new and improved format
gaming will be available starting 1 p.m.
on Fri., Oct. 19, with tournament play commencing
at 6 p.m. Although tournament play is expected
to end by 3 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 21, open
gaming space will be available until 10 p.m.
will provide a competitive forum for repeated
play of this popular card-driven wargame
with the "buckets
of dice" combat
resolution system without distraction from
other events. Tournament
play will begin Fri., Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Those present will be divided into three-player
games. New games may commence until midnight
whenever a threesome is available. Play will
resume Sat., Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. and continue
until midnight. Three finalists will commence
play Sun., Oct. 21, at 9 a.m., while the
remainder of the field may enjoy some four- and five-player action.
are no “Rounds.” When
you complete a game, you merely wait until
two NEW opponents are available and play
again. You can take breaks as needed. The
Game Master will assist in making tables,
with the emphasis on each person getting to play each nation once,
and maximizing the variety of opponents. You can play as many games
as you can get in during the tournament time. You can take breaks
between games as needed and breaks during games as agreed.
determine which players advance to the
Sunday Final, tournament VPs will be
awarded for each game played as follows:
- Each Win: 2 Points
- Each 2nd: 1 Point
- Each 3rd: 0 Point
- Each Victory Roll:
1 Point [To score a point, player must be
able to win with a roll of 6, regardless
of the actual roll]
- Each Win by an opponent
you've defeated: 1 Point
Tie-Breaker: In the event of ties, the
player advancing first will be the player who has
- won the most games
with the Power with the least wins in the
overall tournament, and then the next lowest
- Any ties remaining
will be determined by Waterloo, playing a
randomly-assignly Allied or French side.
One side gets Napoleon + 8 and Ney +4 in
Picardy. The other side gets Wellington +
6 in Brussels and Blucher + 6 and Bulow +
4 in Munster. Each side draws one random
card from the deck. The French have the Guard.
Nappy must attack Wellington in Brussels.
Wellington can evade to Munster or bring
up Blucher/Bulow to fight in Brussels. If
Wellington falls back to Munster, Nappy must
follow but the French get to draw another
card. The To The Death event is active.
Neither side will withdraw after the first
battle. Thus, there will be between two and
four battle rounds. Either side may play
the card(s) they have. The winner of the
battle wins the tie.
CHOICE OF SIDE: A
player's first Power assignment is random. Thereafter, player's choose sides
in reverse order of the standings. For example, if player A won his game,
B finished second, and C was last, they select sides for their next
game in reverse order. If tied, they dice off to determine who selects first.
Choice of sides in the Final will be random.
3-PLAYER: In the opinion of your host,
the three-player game is the best balanced
of all the versions.
plaques will be awarded to all finalists,
plus best overall performance plaques for each
nation determined by average performance with
that nation. Thus, the competition provides
plenty of wood opportunities, as well as a
chance to improve your standing in BPA's annual Caesar competition.
WHERE: The convention will take
place at the Days Hotel, 9615
Deereco Rd, Timonium, MD 21093. Phone
1-800-235-3297 or 410-560-1000. Web site: www.dayshoteltimonium.com.
For lodging details and directions to the hotel, see our Days
Hotel page. Note
that BPA's group rate
($79 per night, plus
applicable state and local taxes of about 13%) is only available if
you identify your affiliation with the BPA's Waterloo gaming
conference and make your reservation before Oct. 1, 2007 (or
when our roomblock sells out, whichever occurs first). Call on weekdays
between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Eastern Time. After Octo. 1, reservations
will be accepted on a space- or rate-available basis. Please
identify your affiliation with our group, both to get the best rate
for yourself and to credit our group with your stay. Room rate includes
daily continental breakfast.
Regular weekend rates are $99 per night plus applicable taxes.
for a discount
Registration Form found here,
NOTE: The Waterloo pre-registration
or substitutions are
There are NO exceptions.
Kevin Sudy (left)
receives congratulations from Don Greenwood
for winning Waterloo IV in Greenville,
Waterloo IV, Ken Gutermuth (center) accepts
Mark McLaughlin, as Fred Schachter observes.