Unsurprisingly, being the organiser of the Northern Cup, I am also an advocate of the matched pairs style and also much prefer to play in those tournaments. However, I do feel that there is a place for true Open competitions and the Midlands Open, therefore, should stay as such, IMHO.
I can assure everyone that either format run by Simon has been fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed. I don't like limited lists personally cos that means I have to make something to play rather than bring what I have but do see the attraction of themed events.
One question, if anyone can help, how did the Italiot Landing work?
I.e can you land like that making a legal and illegal contact? If so I presume the legal contact couldn't turn to face, so what happened?
Good question. I think my opponent placed the Sp a few mm away from the Tamils. We played it that as the beach-bound Tamil 3Bd would have no room to swivel, the landing Italiot Hoplite group slid (leftwards in the photo) to conform with the Tamils who were looking down the coast...a long slog ensued.⚔️⚔️