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Updated May 28, 2015

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Justin Rice, VA

2014 Champion

2nd: Raynald Foret, fr

3rd: Thibault Nguyen, fr

4th: Rob Doane, RI

 5th: Peter Putnam, PA

 6th: Ted Drozd, IL

* Stonewall Jackson's Way

** Great Campaigns 1862
prior to 2005


Event History
1993    Ed Beach*      22
1994    Ray Rooks*      22
1995    Bruno Passacantando*      22
1996    Paul Tisevich *      27
1997    Jeff Otto*      22
1998    Bruno Passacantando*      13
1999    Ken Lee*     18
2000    Chris Withers**     19
2001    Chris Withers**     20
2002    Chris Withers**     18
2003    Chris Withers**     19
2004    Chris Withers**     16
2005    Chris Withers     26
2006    Chris Withers     19
2007     Chris Withers     22
2008    Ed Beach     17 
2009     Ed Beach     20
2010    Chris Withers     18
2011    Chris Withers     17
2012    Rob Doane     10
2013    Dave Cross     17
2014    Justin Rice     17

Ed Beach, MD
2015 GM

Six-time Top Six GM Nominations



Great Campaigns of the American Civil War

We had an enthusiastic showing last year with players joining us from as far away as France; we hope to see an equally good showing for the 2015 event. We will keep the same format as last year with three preliminary rounds with eight advancing to the quarterfinals and strict start times allowing everyone to schedule their trip to WBC. One new wrinkle this year will be the addition of alternate scenarios for each round. If, after pairings have been announced, both players agree to switch to the alternate scenario then the change can be made for that pairing. Stonewall Jackson's Way II and Battle Above the Clouds are the only games necessary to bring; the GM will provide copies of Grant Takes Command for the later rounds. We will also have a number of tournament copies of both SJWII and BAC available for play.



Swiss Elimination Qualifying Day


Learn the mechanics of the system from some of the best players. Try out a brief scenario: "Crossing Chickamauga Creek" from Battle Above the Clouds. This will then be the game in the first tournament round.

Round 1: Crossing Chickamauga Creek (BAC #2), [Alternate: Jackson's March (SJW II #4)]

Round 2: Bag the Whole Crowd (SJW II #6), [Alternate: McLemore's Cove (BAC #1)]

Round 3: Battle of Chickamauga (BAC #3), [Alternate: McDowell's Opportunity (AGA #3).


Elimination Rounds

Quarterfinal: Sheridan Rides South (GTC #5)

Semifinal: McLemore's Cove (BAC #1)]


Final: The Battle of the Wilderness (GTC #1)


Games not completed by the start time of the next round are subject to adjudication by the GM and his assistants.

Bidding for sides: Players must bid for sides. First, players secretly select what side they want by placing a Confederate or Union counter in their hand. If players pick opposite sides, play proceeds with no VP modifier. If players pick the same side, roll dice to determine the first bidder. Players then bid VPs until a player passes. That bid becomes the VP modifier for the game.

Pairings: Round 1 pairings will be made at random. Round 2 & 3 pairings will be random among players with identical records. In all preliminary rounds, we will ensure no two players meet more than once.

Advancement: Players who win at least two preliminary games will be eligible to advance. We will strive to advance eight players to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal round will be seeded first based on total preliminary wins, and then points. Typically two wins and you will advance.

Points: Players receive points each time they win. No points are awarded for a loss. Points are given to the winner by taking the loser's AREA rating and multiplying by the scenario multiplier (longer scenarios have higher multipliers)

Scenario Multipliers:

Round 1 - 1.0

Round 2 - 1.2

Round 3 - 1.4

Supplementary Prizes: Multi-Man Publications will supplement the WBC plaques with merchandise credits of $10 per prize level. GM will supplement the prizes with out-of-print GCACW merchandise.

 GM      Ed Beach  [14th Year]  NA   NA 

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