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2005 WBC Report  

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James Marousek, VA

2005 Champion


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 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  James Marousek     VA    05     20
  2.  Scott Sirianna     NY    05     12
  3.  Gordon Rodgers     PA    05      8
  4.  Dan Hoffman        NC    05      6
  5.  Mike Wojke         NJ    05      4
  6.  John Kilbride      PA    05      2
          

 

2005 Laurelists

Scott Sirianna, NY
2nd

Gordon Rodgers, PA
3rd

Dan Hoffman, NC
4th

Mike Wojke, NJ
5th

Johhn Kilbride, PA
6th


Guerilla moves to Bastogne

Dressed in a WWII US infantrymen's uniform, the designer provided a briefing on the cards of Combat Soldiers. The following morning 19 cold, tired and hungry troops in the Ardennes region faced off in the first ever WBC tournament for that new game from Lost Battalion Games.

In the one-deck, 5-player Final, Mike Wojke could not combat the effects of several bad die rolls resulting in massive loss of combat troops, and a near total lack of leaders.

Dan Hoffman lost the Citie Du Cheval only to gain Hill 205 which he ended up losing at the very end of the game.

Gordon Rodgers made several successful attacks including one airborne drop against Wojke and a 1 to 5 attack versus the River, however the casualties and even the resulting control of the River were not enough.

Scott Sirianna skillfully used Intelligence cards to cancel a majority of attacks against him throughout the game. In the end, he gained control of the River, but could not overtake Jim's point lead.

Jim Marousek maintained a quiet presence on the battlefield ,all the while gaining controll of the two main objectives he had selected at the beginning of the game. His cunning use of a barrage to destroy the enemy garrison on Siriana's Bridge drew attention away from his main objective, Hill 205. He unleashed a major offensive vs. Hill 205, winning 22 to 11. In the end the objective control VP swing given to Marousek was too much for the others to overcome as he climbed from fourth to first place as the action came to a close.

 GM      Neal Schlaffer [1st year]   NA
   nschlaffer@comcast.net   NA

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