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Games => Bolt Action => Topic started by: bigchris on January 23, 2018, 09:59:31 AM

Title: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on January 23, 2018, 09:59:31 AM
Starting Sunday, February 4th, we will be embarking on a multistore escalation league.  This will be held, concurrently, at both the Portal in Manchester, and the BattleStandard in East Windsor.  I will also be getting prize support for this from Warlord for multiple awards. I am finishing the details up now and will have a hand copy of the league rules and scoring for any interested persons to look over this Sunday, as well as a sign up sheet I will be posting in the store.  It is my goal to attract a larger group by running this in two locations.  A few highlights of the event;

This will run for 9 weeks stating in February and ending in April (a tournament will follow, date TBD)
three point levels; 500, 750, 1000.  There will be list requirements for each level.  Each point level will last three weeks.  Games will be recorded along for points towards prizes at the end.  Prizes will also be awarded for modeling skill as well as just winning games.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on January 23, 2018, 04:58:10 PM
*rubbing chin thoughtfully*

Tell me more...
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on January 24, 2018, 12:39:13 PM
Come in Sunday and find out  ;D
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on January 26, 2018, 01:55:31 PM
Well, I was going sit at home trying out how this new sharp stick interacts with my eye, but I guess I will come out and try to learn some more Bolt Action.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 03, 2018, 07:05:59 PM
 I'll be over at the Battlestandard tomorrow to make sure they get a good start.  I figure Matt, and Sean will be able to keep the people who show up at the Portal on the right path.  Missions for week one are Meeting Engagement, Key Positions, and Demolition played on a 4x4 space.  Don't forget to keep track of points for the total event.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Mean Saloney on February 03, 2018, 08:36:55 PM
I'll be over at the Battlestandard tomorrow to make sure they get a good start.  I figure Matt, and Sean will be able to keep the people who show up at the Portal on the right path.  Missions for week one are Meeting Engagement, Key Positions, and Demolition played on a 4x4 space.  Don't forget to keep track of points for the total event.

Chris, can you post the rules document? I can print it out so there's a copy at the Portal too.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 03, 2018, 09:21:27 PM
I emailed a copy to Matt.  It’s too big a file to post on here.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on February 03, 2018, 10:18:55 PM
Sean, download the link below. I will leave it up for a few days so anyone else who wants it can grab it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ma3ersuykdpg23/BA%20Winterleague.odt?dl=0

Also, can I assume you will be there to play tomorrow? I expect to only have time for one one game (that whole sport ball thing is kind of relevant to my wife and I - she is from Philly), but would be happy to get a rematch with your file assault rifle toting tottenkophers.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Mean Saloney on February 03, 2018, 11:34:51 PM
Yes, I will be there to take revenge on the despicable fiends blasting my men with anti tank rounds.

Thanks for the link  ;D
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Mean Saloney on February 04, 2018, 04:50:35 PM
We had a question today on scoring. The rules packet mentions major and minor victories, but we couldn't find where they were defined.

 We kept track of killed units and their points values, as well as the scoring for the specific scenario (key positions in this case) so hopefully we can figure out minor/major victory from that info?

Also can you explain how to determine score for the Pass The Ammo Award and how we should be keeping track of it (ie is it scored every game, or at the end of each round, etc?)
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 05, 2018, 10:04:56 AM
Yeah, it is a bit confusing.  Besides the standard victory conditions, like in Key positions, the basic scoring is 1 point for every unit destroyed.  tally up how many of each sides squads were destroyed and compare the results.  A 0-1 point difference is a draw, a 2 point difference is a minor victory or minor loss, a more than 2 point difference is a clear Winner or a clear loss.

So, in my game yesterday,U.S. Airborne vs Italians in Demolition, I won by destroying my opponents base, so scoring is thus;  He destroyed 2 of my squads (Bazooka Team, Light Mortar Team) so he gets two points.  I achieved the objective, and destroyed 5 out of 6 of his units as well. So I had 5 points and a mission win.  ratio is 5-2  I therefore have achieved a clear win.  For the league then, scoring is thus;  I have a Major Win (4 points), no need for a tiebreaker based on destroyed units so thats done.  MVP is decided between players, we didn't have any real outstanding units going rambo across the table so nothing there.  Logistics scoring started yesterday so the only scoring would be for theme, and best painted.  Theme you're only going to get once, painted is by Army every three weeks.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on February 06, 2018, 01:09:42 PM
Thanks Chris.


A few more questions still.

MVP, we decide on a single unit between both of us? The packet made us think it might be each player picking one unit on their side and one on the enemies.

How is theme defined? Are we voting for our own or our opponents' army each game? Or a later vote out of all participants at a later time?

Best painted is a vote for our own, or our opponents' each week? Or a later vote out of all participants at a later time?
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 07, 2018, 09:38:40 AM
MVP;  if a particular squad/team performed particularly well, and both players are agreed, then a point for MVP can be awarded to the owning players total.  It is possible that both sides may have an outstanding unit, and can agree for mutual awards.

Theme; Theme is defined by several things.  Is a force based on a particular unit/battle?  Is it winter themed with snowy bases?  Or perhaps themed for urban fighting with bases of stone rubble and streets?  This is awarded only once, most likely near the end to give you time to finish your theme.

Best painted will also be voted on near the end with group voting.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 10, 2018, 10:12:32 AM
I will be at the portal tomorrow for the escalation league.  See you guys there around noon.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on February 10, 2018, 11:06:44 AM
I will be there as well.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 15, 2018, 12:26:16 PM
This is the last week at 500 points.  I will be at the BattleStandard this week to help them out.  For this last week at 500 you guys can pick any scenario of your choice, just pare it down for a 4x4 table.  Keep track of points, and I will be posting the first score update next week!
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Mean Saloney on February 15, 2018, 02:37:22 PM
This is the last week at 500 points.  I will be at the BattleStandard this week to help them out.  For this last week at 500 you guys can pick any scenario of your choice, just pare it down for a 4x4 table.  Keep track of points, and I will be posting the first score update next week!

What's the mission list this week?
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 15, 2018, 04:11:02 PM
This is the last week at 500 points.  I will be at the BattleStandard this week to help them out.  For this last week at 500 you guys can pick any scenario of your choice, just pare it down for a 4x4 table.  Keep track of points, and I will be posting the first score update next week!

What's the mission list this week?

Ladies choice.  Any scenario you might like.  Then we up to 750 next week.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on February 15, 2018, 08:24:36 PM
I just wanted to give you all fair warning that the Churchill AVRE will be in my list starting at 750 points. Please be sure to include something in your lists that can deal with it!  :)
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 17, 2018, 05:02:53 PM
For those participating on the Bolt Action escalation league,  the weather is going to be a bit dodgy tomorrow.  So if you don’t want to try getting out tomorrow don’t worry.  I will extend the 500 point time to the following weekend to get those third games in.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on February 19, 2018, 09:56:37 PM
Should I bring 500 points this weekend, then?
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 20, 2018, 08:17:34 AM
Should I bring 500 points this weekend, then?

Not if you already have your 3 500 point games finished.  You can move on to 750 points.  Besides, I know you're dying to get that Churchill on the table  ;D
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on February 20, 2018, 06:54:47 PM
Not if you already have your 3 500 point games finished.  You can move on to 750 points.  Besides, I know you're dying to get that Churchill on the table  ;D

True enough! I just primed it today.  :)
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 24, 2018, 06:11:09 PM
So assuming everyone has gotten their three 500 point games in, tomorrow kicks off 750 points.  Games are now played on the regular 4x6 table and you can begin exploring the attacker/defender scenarios.  Oh, and Everything is available now.  Tanks, free units.  So have at it.  And I will be by with both 500, in case someone missed a game, and 750 points of US Airborne!
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on February 24, 2018, 07:23:30 PM
Very good, I'll see you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on February 26, 2018, 01:06:34 PM
Matt, or Mike,

Don't forget to post a link for the tournament rules so people can look them over.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 02, 2018, 11:04:43 AM
The Winter league continues at 750 again this Sunday.  I will over at the Battle Standard moving them along.  So have fun!
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on March 03, 2018, 03:45:46 PM
I hope to be in tomorrow. Will anyone else be there?
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on March 10, 2018, 02:46:01 PM
I will be in tomorrow (March 11). I hope to see you all there!
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on March 10, 2018, 06:26:46 PM
The red army will be holding its ground against any comers.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 10, 2018, 10:16:44 PM
The 82nd Airborne will be dropping in as well.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 16, 2018, 10:41:49 AM
We are entering the final phase of the escalation league!  games are now 1000 points.  I hope to see everyone out in the next few weekends!
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: samclaughlin on March 17, 2018, 02:01:25 PM
I'll be there tomorrow. Chris, could you bring the German Halftrack, if you are going to be there. I have not gotten all my Warlord order in yet:(
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 18, 2018, 05:00:07 PM
Sorry I missed this.  I was entertaining some of my wife’s family visiting from out of the country
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 24, 2018, 08:24:21 PM
I’ll be assisting Jon at CTgamercon at Mohegan Sun tomorrow.  1000 points for games and I’ll see ya next weekend.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: AvogadroTheMole on March 24, 2018, 08:31:24 PM
Mike C and I will be there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on March 25, 2018, 08:44:57 PM
Since next Sunday is Easter, would you be interesting in meeting on Saturday instead, Chris?
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: bigchris on March 26, 2018, 08:57:25 AM
Since next Sunday is Easter, would you be interesting in meeting on Saturday instead, Chris?

Sunday will be a pass for the holiday, we will continue starting in April running right up to the tournament.  Saturday, I'm hoping to get a last training session in for ADG before the tournament at Havoc.
Title: Re: Bolt Action Winter Offensive; Escalation League
Post by: Michael on March 26, 2018, 05:42:14 PM
Very good!