29th November post- Simon replying to Diades…my bold section. “ diades Nov 27, 2021 at 10:29am diades said: Simon Nov 26, 2021 at 8:25am Simon said: Good question Stephen. The General's element will not count as one of the two allowed with a base factor of more than 3 v Foot or mounted.
Simon Hi Simon, Just to be clear, I believe you are saying a general’s unit does not count as one of the two allowed elements with a base factor of more than 3 v foot or mounted as long as the element type meets the criteria. So, for example, a cavalry general does not count, but a spear general would. I assume the logic is that a general’s unit has the same base factors until the bonus for being a general is applied. This also means that a 6Cv element is not one of the two as it has base factors of 3 and 3. Is that all correct?
It is intended exactly as you describe. Thanks for clarifying.
so an army with lotsa 6Cv is an option…..bring it on!! 😎⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹
Hi All Selling off wargames kit for a retiring wargamer, still, and have these items which I could bring along to Bakewell:-
Painted DBA Army - I/1c Early Sumerian, Great Sumerian Revolt Army
1 x General in battle car (HCh) 1 x Battle car (HCh) 4 x Spearmen (4Pk) 2 x Archers (4Bw) 4 x Skirmishing javelinmen.
Figures all by Magister Militum (Chariot Miniatures). Figures from their SUA range, codes SUA 6, 1, 4, 5. Painted to a good wargaming standard. Total 2 x 4 p-onager heavy chariots and 32 infantry.
*** Asking £40 ***…DBA ARMY IS NOW ‘SPOKEN FOR/NABBED’
I also have a box of 20mm Italian WW2 figures and light tanks, unpainted, plus a box of WW2 vehicles/tanks, some painted (£5 each) and others unpainted (£2.50 ea)…early war Germans, Italians, Russians etc etc
If anyone might be interested in ANY of this please let me know, and I’ll bring it along. cheers Martin Smith
Thank you to the 18 players who turned up for the Bakewell Blinded by the Lights tournament yesterday and it was also good to see some new faces in Bakewell, particularly those who had travelled a long way.
Congratulations to winner Pete Duckworth who went away with some Blemye 15mm figure packs kindly provided by Gavin at Alternative Armies www.alternative-armies.com/
Very close runners up were Mark Johnson and Rob Rush in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
The Blind General rule was in play, whereby your opponent threw your PIPS dice and didn't let you know how many you had until you ran out. There was also a tournament requirement that only two elements in an army could have base combat factors of 4 or more and so there were some interesting armies on the tables.
I will post full results and armies used later today.
Next Bakewell Tournament is 2 July and this will be the Midland Open.
Here is the list of players and their armies in rank order:
1. Pete Duckworth III/55 Early Samurai 2. Mark Johnson III/70 Tuerag 3. Rob Rush IV/42 Islamic Persian 4. Neil Mason IV/60 Catalan Company 5. Mark Skelton I/8c Dilmun 6. Neil Alexander II/49 Anatolian Turkoman 7. Phil Johnson II/14 Ariarathid Kappadokian 8. Arnaud MarmierIII/55 Early Samurai
9. Colin Alcock II/57 Later Moorish 10. Tom Whitehead III/29 Thematic Byzantine 11. Martin Smith I/35b Phoenician 12. Stevie Andrews II/47f Suevi 13. John Saunders II/69a Sassanid 14. Tim Rogers II/14 Ariarathid Kappadokian 15. Stephen Finn I/8b Makkan 16. Pete Davis III/40 Norse Irish 17. Pete James III/18 Breton 18. Paul Murgatroyd III/29 Thematic Byzantine
Out of the 54 games, 47 were win/lose, 5 were winning draws and 2 were level draws.
Simon, thanks for a well run and enjoyable tournament. Good to see a friendly crowd, smiling beneath their masks, no doubt, and some new faces.
‘Blind General’ is a challenge (but what makes it good is that it's a challenge for both sides… wouldn’t fancy playing it every game that way, mind you 🙃), and the restriction on the strong elements certainly made for a very different feel to the competition. Not so much ‘super armies’ as people trying to bring an army which was not a complete pup! What a refreshing change!
Thanks again to Simon for organising and running the tournament yesterday and a special thanks to Mrs Wilson for getting out of her sick bed to cook the excellent (as usual) brownies and flapjack.
It seemed that the 'only 2 elements with a factor of over 3' ruling led to people choosing either Kn, Bds or Bw for their 2, (at least in the armies I saw), with the rest being made up of Cav (or 6Cv) plus Ax and Ps. I also can't remember seeing anyone fielding elements requiring 2 PIPs to move.
With the majority of combats taking place at 3-3 or 3-2 with push backs, the dice scores seemed to become even more important, though in my first game v Arnaud it seemed like every combat I should have won, I lost and every combat I should have lost, I won!
Blind general certainly makes you think about what your priorities are. It also adds the extra suspense of not knowing whether you can complete all the manoeuvres you have planned, so it seemed that sometimes a fair number of PIPs were not used, as people didn't want to start manoeuvring around, not be able to complete and getting caught hopelessly out of position.
Good fun, some challenging and close games, all played in a great spirit as usual. Also despite the extensive ventilation I didn't have to resort to wearing my woolly gloves, though how Thomas played in a T shirt I don't know!