Still on Trial ...
Battleline is a card based game from GMT. Its best
described as Alexander the Great meets three-card poker,
without the betting. It plays fast, 20-30 minutes a game which
weighs heavily against it in the BPA playing time Century formulas,
so until it qualifies for Legacy status or reaches the top 25
events in total entrants (coming close last year), it will have
to settle for leading the membership vote for Continuing Trial
status every year.
About the tournament:
Play will be Round Robin in four-player groups for the first
round so that all players get to (and must) play a minimum of
three games. The winners then advance to single elimination play.
A few notes:
If you come to play, you are playing for the entire first
round of three games, which is two hours long, win or lose. You
cannot drop out in the middle of a round - at least not if you
ever expect to play again. However, you are not obligated to
advance if you are eligible to do so.
We will be using the Advanced Rule found
on page 4 of the rulebook. You can only claim a battle flag at
the START of your turn. Also, Guile Tactics cards cannot be used to alter the play of an
Environmental Tactics card (Official GMT Ruling). Minimal record keeping is required of contestants. Medalists (plaque winners) will
receive merchandise credits courtesy of GMT.