Friday, April 8, 2011
HAVOC 2011 FoG Report
For the first round of the tournament, tables were randomly assigned, with the winner of the initiative roll picking which side of the table to deploy their army on. In the succeeding rounds, the lowest scoring table of a Swiss format matchup got the first choice of table, with the rest of the players next picking theirs in an inverse order to their place in the standings. For these rounds, the winner of initiative got to pick the table, while the loser got to pick what side to deploy on. I think that using pre-set terrain was a nice variation on tournament play. Terrain had a greater impact on deployment and tactics, and armies and list were used that varied from the same-old. It also seems that at least 30 minutes was cut off each game, comfortably reducing the length of the rounds from 4 hours down to 3 1/2 hours each. Most of the players thought it was a lot of fun, and for next year's tournament, we are discussing doing the same with a early Medieval theme instead of an open format.
The only negative for the whole event was that the tournament was held in the basement on a cloudy day, so the lightning wasn't very satisfactory. Not so good for some of our aging eyes, and none of the photos I took really are good enough to post here. Oh well, not that big of a deal.
Finally, for anyone interested, here are the results for FoG HAVOC 2011:
Bob Rioux French Ordonnance 56.3
Matt Iverson Later Ottoman 49.1
Justin Tebo Medieval Northern German City 41.6
Hal Edgett Palmyran 37.8
Peter Celella Early Successor 37.2
Scott Kimball Later Indian North Hindu 35.7
Paul Georgian Later Ottoman 29.9
Matt Fullmer Swiss 28.8
Tucker Saglio Italian Condotta 23.2
Mike Sammarco Gallic 18.5
John Goodman Early Teutonic Knights 10.3 (2 rounds only)
Len DiBello Samnite 0.9 (1 round only)
Dean Hollembaek Late Republican Roman 0.7 (1 round only)
In the middle of the pack once again for me. Now back to league play as soon as I can get a chance.