Ah camp tactics - I remember my first ever PAWS event, when I was kindly provided with Vikings (littoral). I am sure it was Martin, might have been Richard, who produced a box of multi dimensional camps, and dropped one of 1/2 bw by 3bw on a waterway as ‘an anti littoral landing’ camp. One learns fast in such environments.
I was interested how many of the potential participants, have had to recruit new armies for the event. The geography is definitely not one that I know well, and it has been interesting developing some knowledge to assist selection, and the subsequent commission for the painting...tricky to bring one’s painting gear to Guyana.
I saw in the recent Slingshot the write up that Martin provided on this Tourney, and excellent it was. Good to see a piece that looked at the mental approaches of different players. Some with strategies and others less so. The explanation has made put this in the diary as an Event to attend and catch up with all the great guys I have met at PAW’s events and Alton, and hopefully others.
How does one actually do this in practice. A situation came up at the recent Alton Matched Pairs on this theme, and many of the experienced players present had variations.
1. Do you have to move into the centre of the camp and stay there at the end of the bound. 2. Can you sweep through the camp centre and out the other side and call it captured. 3. Can you pass through a corner of the camp and call it captured? 4. Can you end a bound partly in a camp and call it captured.
When an element pursues into an enemy line when it has forced the opposing element to recoil, and ends in rear corner to rear corner contact with enemy element to both sides. Does this count in effect as a mutual overlap?