the napoleonic wars two-player [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report  

 2005 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

Scott Moll, VA

2004 Champion

2nd: Richard Beyma, MD

3rd: Chris Byrd, CT

4th: Keith Hunsinger, OH

5th: Ben Knight, MD

6th: Jesse Boomer, KS

Event History
2003    Roy Gibson     26
2004    Scott Moll     16

WAM Event History
2003    Don Greenwood     12

Waterloo Event History
2003    John Emery     14
2004    John Emery      8
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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. John Emery

SC

04
70
 2. Don Greenwood

MD

04
50
 3. Roy Gibson

MD

03
46
 4.  Kevin Sudy

VA

04
33
 5. Richard Beyma

MD

04
30
 6. Chris Byrd

CT

04
30
 7. Scott Moll

VA

04
30
 8. Rob Beyma

MD

04
28
 9. Ben Knight

MD

04
24
10. Keith Hunsinger

OH

04
  9
11. Nick Frydas

UK

03
  9
12. Scott Fenn

 MD

04
  6
13. Phil Bradley

IL

03
  6
14. Marvin Birnbaum

NJ

03
  4
15. Jesse Boomer

KS

04
  3
16. Alan Sudy 

VA

04
  3
17. Jason White

VA

03
  3

Past Winners

Roy Gibson - MD
2004
 


a pox on multi-player ...

The second year for this event and a new location and time. A full day on Thursday devoted to the 2-player version of Napoleonic Wars. The event didn't draw nearly as many people as in the first year and your GM made the not altogether popular decision to only play campaign games instead of the 1812 scenario that we had originally planned. My apologies to those who were disappointed by the late the change of plans, I felt most people would be happier with the campaign but I realized too late that deviating from the published schedule, no matter how well intentioned, is not a good idea. So onto the-16 player event.

The difficulty in running Napoleonic Wars with its indterminate ending in a tournament setting were evident during the first round. Three games finished in the mminimum one turn in two hours or less while two games went the other extreme ... requiring every bit of five hours. The large downtime between rounds works against the full day event format. I guess we will re-think this again next year. Not surprisingly, drop outs at this stage reduced the field to only six players. I guess that's why we were supposed to use the scenarios until the field had been pared to nine or less.

The final was to be a 3-player game with two of the three players returning from last years final,.The GM was the third player last year but was eliminated by the eventual champ as Scott Moll served notice on the Napoleonic Wars world that he is a force to be reckoned with - a fact that dawned on some of them when he returned to Hunt Valley Inn and swept the 5-player event at Waterloo two months later.

The final was a hard fought battle with Scott 's French prevailing. It took a while and was not without difficulties but the French were not to be denied. Congratulations Scott.

 GM      Roy Gibson  [2nd Year]   NA
   triumphtrophy@comcast.net   NA

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