GMT's American Revolutionary War
This year's event features the following games from GMT's
American Revolutionary War Series: Saratoga, Brandywine (Tournament
Scenario), Guilford (Historical Scenario), Eutaw Springs
& Savannah. The bad news is that the game's designer
will not be on hand to GM the event for the first time. The good
news is that he won't win the event for the fourth straight year.
2006 is guaranteed a new champion!
This year's format will be SINGLE ELIMINATION.
Seeding for the 1st round will be random and will be determined
by Tournament Points (highest vs. lowest) for the subsequent
Sides will be determined by mutual agreement or by bid. Bids
will be for Army Morale Points, in whole numbers, and a bid of
zero is allowed. Players will bid the amount of Army Morale Points
they will surrender from their At-Start Army Morale Track for
the side they prefer. In the event of a tie bid, players will
bid again. If after three bids the tie is unbroken, and players
cannot agree on sides, they will roll a die. High die roll has
choice of sides.
In Guilford a draw will be scored as an American Marginal
In Saratoga, the Optional Fog Rule will be in effect.
The GM will designate a player to roll for fog and the outcome
of that die roll will apply to all games of Saratoga played
in that round.
In Saratoga, the Middle Branch Ford Rule, used in tournament
play at WBC for the last several years, will be in effect. "Starting
on turn 8, the American Player may subtract 1 from the Gates
Release Die Roll during any turn in which the British Player
does not control hex 1011. Control is defined as being the last
to pass through with a Parade Order combat unit, other than artillery,
regardless of enemy zoc."
Tournament Points will be awarded as follows:
DECISIVE Winner +4, Loser -2
SUBSTANTIAL Winner +3, Loser -1
MARGINAL Winner +2, Loser 0
DRAW Winner +1, Loser +1
If it is necessary to resolve a tie the sequence will be:
1st Cumulative Army Morale Point Differential
2nd Cumulative Victory Point Differential
3rd Die Roll
If a bye is necessary it will be awarded to the most recent
past champion present. The bye will be scored as a Marginal Victory
and the player receiving the bye will be awarded +2 Tournament
Points. If necessary, after all past champions present have received
byes, future byes will be given to the advancing player in each
round with the best record.
This year's tournament will be a "B" event and a
demo will be offered in Paradise Terrace beforehand.
Play will begin on Friday at 6 PM and will be continuous,
resuming at 9 AM on Saturday morning. Each round up to the Final
will last no more than three hours and games running long will
be adjudicated by the GM and his assistants. A 15-minute set-up
time will be allowed, off the clock, before each round. Finalists
and the GM may agree to an alternate starting time by mutual
consent. The Final will be played on a 6' x 4' version of Saratoga.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Saratoga will be the default
game in every round of play if a player is unwilling to play
the other games in the American Revolutionary War Series.
Medalists (plaque winners) will receive merchandise credits
of $15 for 1st, $10 for second, and $5 for third courtesy of