battle cry

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending December 2015 Membership Trial Vote

Joe Harrison, KY

2015 Champion

Event History

2001 Ilan Woll 56
2002 Philip Shea 52
2003 Josh Githens 64
2004 Barry Shoults 52
2005 Robert Eastman 52
2006 Jeff Cornett 42
2007 Larry Lingle 64
2008 Jeff Cornett 48
2009 Steve Lollis 32
2010 Nicole Reiff 44
2011 Lyman Moquin 49
2012 Jeff Cornett 44
2013 Peter Stein 33
2014 Mike Wallschlaeger 34
2015 Joe Harrison 28

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jeff Cornett       FL    15    138
  2.  Philip Shea        VA    11     66
  3.  Ben Knight         MD    12     60
  4.  Peter Stein        OH    15     50
  5.  Lyman Moquin       DC    11     48
  6.  David Metzger      NY    12     45
  7.  Pat Mirk           FL    14     42
  8.  Robert Eastman     NV    05     33
  9.  Steve Lollis       MD    09     33
 10.  Mike Wallschlaeger NY    14     30
 11.  Ty Hansen          DC    14     30
 12.  Nicole Reiff       OH    10     30
 13.  Larry Lingle       PA    07     30
 14.  Barry Shoults      MI    04     30
 15.  Josh Githens       SC    03     30
 16.  Ilan Woll          CT    01     30
 17.  Jeff Mullet        OH    04     27
 18.  Bruce Reiff        OH    13     24
 19.  Ted Lange          GA    14     21
 20.  Roy Gibson         MD    11     21
 21.  Joe Harrison       KY    15     20
 22.  Aiden Powers       VA    13     18
 23.  Joe Powell         VA    12     18
 24.  Michael Dauer      TX    08     18
 25.  Greg Berry         VA    06     18
 26.  Bill Place         PA    03     18
 27.  George Sauer       OH    02     18
 28.  Mike Stanley       OH    15     15
 29.  Jim Bell           MD    13     12
 30.  Bill O'Neal        NY    09     12
 31.  Bill Alderman      VA    09     12
 32.  Tom Morin          MA    07     12
 33.  John Koskl         MD    02     12
 34.  Terry Coleman      CA    09      9
 35.  John Shaheen       MA    08      9
 36.  John Elliott       MD    05      9
 37.  Ryan Duncan        MD    02      9
 38.  Jeff Evich         MD    01      9
 39.  William Kendrick   uk    15      8
 40.  Alex Lange         GA    14      6
 41.  Scott Sirianna     NY    10      6
 42.  Stephen Buonocore  NJ    07      6
 43.  James Terry        NJ    06      6
 44.  Chuck Stapp        NJ    05      6
 45.  Ed Kendrick        uk    03      6
 46.  Rich Ogata         VA    02      6
 47.  Brian Conlon       OK    01      6
 48.  Alex Bell          MD    15      4
 49.  Eric Martin        MD    10      3
 50.  Jack Morrell       NY    09      3
 51.  Scott Nerney       RI    07      3
 52.  Bill Edwards       VA    04      3
 53.  Richard Moyer      MN    03      3
 54.  Gene Billingsly    CA    01      3
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 1

Mike Stanley, CA
2nd

William Kendrick, uk
3rd

Jeff Cornett, FL
4th

Alex Bell, MD
5th

Peter Stein, OH
6th


Past Winners

Ilan Woll ,CT
2001

Philip Shea, CT
2002

Josh Githens, SC
2003

Barry Shoults, MI
2004

Robert Eastman, NV
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006, 2008, 2012

Larry Lingle, PA
2007

Steve Lollis, MD
2009

Nicole Reiff, OH
2010

Lyman Moquin, DC
2011

Peter Stein,
OH
2013

Mike
Wallschlaegel, NY
2014

Joe Harrison,
KY
2015

Joe Harrison vs Dave Gubbay

Jeff Cornett vs Chris Moffa

Designer Richard Borg gives
Pete some pointers vs Alex Bell.

GM Stein watches
the Stanley—Harrison final match.

Roll Those Cross Sabers!

2015 was the poorest attended Battle Cry ever. I think the Saturday morning is a good slot for the least complex of the Richard Borg series of wargames, but maybe that 9AM start time is a little early after a week of tournaments. I’ll have to mull it over—perhaps some sort of Mulligan round earlier in the week. Feel free to write me if you have any thoughts.

The event was once again blessed with scenarios from designer Richard Borg. This year the semifinals and Final featured two new scenarios which no one, not even yours truly, had seen before. If you’d like a copy of these scenarios or the ones we used last year, send me an email at the below address.

We got to the single elimination portion of the tourney with only two 3-0 players. Your humble GM was one of them, but he ran up against three-time former champ Jeff Cornett in the quarterfinal and chose a poor time to lose his first game.

The first semifinal found Jeff playing the Confederates in the Camp Allegheny, West Virginia scenario against Mike Stanley. The Confederates were behind fieldworks, but the larger Federal forces had greater freedom of movement and were able to concentrate against the rebel right flank and garner five flags through a combination of eliminated units and occupied buildings and fieldworks. Mike’s victory once again put a CABS member in the Final (Mike’s no slouch at the gaming table, although he doesn’t get the pub some other CABS members get. Ahem.)

Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket, Joe Harrison, a veteran Command & Colors player, was trying his hand at Battle Cry for the first time in recent memory He had a perfect opponent in the first round to help get him through some of the rules—Aidan Powers, our young hero from two years ago (See the 2013 Battle Cry report). Unfortunately it wasn’t Aidan’s year and he was gone after two games (Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us). Meanwhile Joe got on a roll and made it through the other semi, beating William Kendrick five flags to two.

Joe & Mike met in the Final in the other new Richard Borg scenario, Mesilla, a battle which took place in New Mexico in July, 1861 and resulted in the establishment of the Confederate Arizona Territory. Unfortunately for Mike, the game did not model history and this time the Union forces prevailed. Joe attacked the more lightly defended Confederate right and won in relatively short order, although what looked like a runaway wound up being a tougher fight than anticipated when some good rebel die rolling knocked off a few union units and turned a rout into a very close Union victory, five flags to four.

Talking after the game, Mike and Joe realized that they had just played each other in a Command & Colors: Ancients game over the internet on Vassal, part of a ccancients.net tournament. They had been using screen names in that contest, and didn’t make the connection until their post-Battle Cry discussion. (Joe won the Ancients game, too. A gamer by any other name.)

(Thanks to Mike Stanley for his help with this report)

GM Peter Stein (1st Year) NA
attackpeter@aol.com NA

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