The 2011 tournament will feature new rules and scenarios
from the 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition. Players will be
coached on the rules changes before play begins. You may play
with the original edition including the original edition card
Scenarios for the first five rounds will be Falling Waters,
Wilson's Creek, Belmont, Dranesville, and Little Sugar Creek.
Later in the playoffs, scenarios will be determined randomly
from the last six in the new game.
Each match will consist of a single game. Because there is
no guarantee that the scenarios are completely balanced, skill
at recognizing the possibilities for each side in a scenario
could be important. Therefore, players will bid replacement
card draws for choice of sides. A replacement card draw can
occur at any time in the game, and consists of drawing a card
and then immediately discarding a card (including perhaps the
card just drawn).
Players with at least four wins in the 5-round Swiss competition
will advance to the single elimination playoff. As needed, players
with three wins will be randomly selected and added to the playoff
to achieve an optimal number of players (most likely 8, but perhaps
16 total). Top 6 rankings will be based on the ranking of the
player who eliminated you from the playoffs.