The Guards Counterattack!
ASL remains in a pre-con slot. A five-round Swiss tournament
(two rounds each Saturday, Sunday, and one Monday starting at
9:00 AM and 4:00 PM) will determine the BPA Champion. Best record
takes home the wood. Will JR Tracy repeat? Will another champion
return to reclaim past glory? Will it be you? RECON 2006 means
three days of ASL gunning free of distractions and schedule
conflicts! Make plans to join us in our larger digs in Lancaster
Registration information can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/recon.htm;
Travel and accommodation information is located at http://www.boardgamers.org/hotellan.htm.
New for 2006: All pre-cons are Free to Tribune-level
RECON '06 will be conducted as a five-round swiss tournament.
Players will be matched with opponents in each round by the tournament
staff; places 1 through 6 will be determined by W/L record. Ties
between players with the same number of wins will be broken based
upon strength of schedule.
Tournament prizes provided by BPA will be supplemented by
Before pairing for each round, each player chooses which column
he desires to play that round, A or B. To the extent feasible,
pairings will be made with these choices in mind (although, after
the first round a player must have a loss to elect Column B),
but players should be prepared to play in column A if necessary
(but may move to B even without a loss by mutual consent).
After pairings are determined for each round, each player
secretly rank orders three of the five scenarios (1 to 3 in descending
order of preference). Scenario choices are then compared and
the common scenario with the lowest combined ranking is chosen.
* If only one scenario matches, play that scenario.
* If two or more scenarios match, play the scenario with the
lowest total ranking.
* If there is a tied total rank among common scenarios, low dr
gets choice of the two.
EXAMPLE: The round has scenarios, A, B, C, D and E. John chooses
in order; 1-B, 2-E and 3-C. Jeff chooses in order; 1-A, 2-B and
3-E. In this case, scenarios A, C and D are not common choices.
Scenario B is a common choice with a combined rank of 3 (John
1 + Jeff 2). Scenario E is a common choice with a combined rank
of 5 (John 2 + Jeff 3). The scenario with the lowest combined
rank is scenario B. If there is a tied combined rank, a dr is
made with the player rolling lower receiving his choice of the
two scenarios. Use A26.5 (or any mutually acceptable method)
to determine sides.
Please note that even if your ASL set is not particularly
travel-worthy, mapboards, overlays, and status markers (i.e.,
Prep Fire, DM, First/Final Fire, etc.) are always in high demand.
MMC/SMC/SW/Guns/Vehicles are typically in ready supply. Please
try and at least bring the necessary overlays and boards for
the scenarios you expect you'll select in each round and your
tray of status markers if possible.
The following scenario list is subject to amendment by the tournament
staff to account for published errata and tournament balance.
1: Saturday 9 AM -
|23 Under the Noel Trees
|A106 Scouts Out
|51 Taking Takarouna
|84 Round One
|113 Liberating Bessarbia
2: Saturday 4 PM -
|12 Confusion Reigns
|I Buckholz Station
|PP2 Supply Detail
|ASLXX6 Reprisals, Patrol, Pursuit
3: Sunday 9 AM -
|T1 Gavin Take
|112 Out of Cowardice
|A47 White Tigers
|DB52 Jungle Rats
|ASLXX8 Counterstroke at Carentan
4: Sunday 4 PM -
|PP6 Under a Sky of Lead
|U3 The Factory
|J35 Siam Sambal
|A86 Frontal Assault
|ASL XX10 Come Seven Come Eleven
5: Monday 9 AM -
|6 Red Packets
|G37 Forth Bridge
|J90 A Time of Humiliations
|J95 Typical German Response
|DB036 First Crack at Hellzapoppin Ridge
Supplementary Prizes: Multi-Man Publications will supplement
the WBC plaques with merchandise credits of $10 per prize level;
i.e. $60 for first, $50 for second, $40 for third, $30 for fourth,
$20 for fifth, and $10 for sixth.