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Event is approved for the Enfilade convention and table space is reserved.

 

Enfilade 2018 Flames Of War Mid-War Tournament
Ruleset: Flames of War v4 published by Battlefront Miniatures Ltd. with Lessons From the Front v4 updates
Date: May 26, 2018
Location: Enfilade convention Olympia, WA
Convention Website: http://www.nhmgscitadel.com/enfilade/
Room: State Room (same as last year)
Scale: 15mm
Era: Mid-war
Points: 71 points
Rounds: 3
Duration: 2h15m per round
Registration: Must be registered for the Enfilade convention. Tournament is free.
http://www.nhmgscitadel.com/enfilade/

Regular sign-up via con website and in person, limited to 22 players. Along with signing up on Enfilade site, post here that you are signing up with info:
first name and last initial, axis or allied, and nation.

Organized by: Rose City Dukes FoW Ranger Group
Tournament Organizer: Steve McCuen pdxwar@gmail.com
Club Website: rosecitydukes.wordpress.com


Force Lists:
The following books are allowed and standard v4 force construction should be used:
Afrika Korp
Desert Rats
Fighting First
Avanti
Armoured Fist (April drop expected)

List Submission: Email your army to: pdxwar@gmail by May 23rd 12:01 Pacific timezone for verification. Get it in earlier to make sure it is valid and get feedback.


Schedule for Saturday 26 May 2018
09:15 Final registration/Player Briefing
09:30 – 11:45 1st Round (9:30-11:45 AM)
              lunch break
12:45 – 15:00 2nd round (12:45-3:00 PM)
              break
15:30 – 17:45 3rd round (3:30-5:45 PM)
              break
18:00 Awards Presentation (6:00 PM)


Missions: Missions for the round will be randomly determined by the TO.
Command cards are allowed.
Battleplans will not be in use.
Fog of War cards are NOT allowed.

Attacker/Defender Determination will be using the same method that mid-war Nationals is using this year to calculate Attacker Defender (subject to change after Adepticon if needed):

  • Tank Units - 2pts - meaning any unit with Tanks with an Armor Value (not "-") that is not a Transport Unit or have the Spearhead Rule.
  • Mech Units - 1pt - meaning any unit with Transports (Armored, Unarmored,or Horse-drawn), Unarmored Tank Teams (like British Portees), Any Tank Unit with the Spearhead Rule, or Cavalry
  • Infantry/Gun Units - 0pts. - Any Unit made up of only Infantry Teams and Gun Teams.

Game Play:

Players are responsible for monitoring the time and the judges will announce time intervals throughout the tournament. A true act of sportsmanship is not starting a new turn if both players will not be able to finish that turn. The game should be called if both players cannot finish their turn and the results should be calculated.

Slow play is to be actively discouraged.

When time is called the game must immediately end regardless of the action taking place in the game. New turns cannot be started even if starting a new turn would award an immediate victory or cause a player to make a company morale check.


TOURNAMENT SCORING (running scenarios still but this is probably the scoring)
We will be using a spreadsheet for scoring and here is the breakdown we will use for the Enfilade 2018 tournament.

Awards: list of the awards that will be presented

  • Renaissance Award (Overall Winner)
  • Best Allied General (VP)
  • Best Axis General (VP)
  • Best Sport
  • Best Painted Axis
  • Best Painted Allied

Renaissance Scoring Breakdown

  • Generalship: 45%
  • Painting: 45%
  • Sportsmanship 10%
  • Draw Match-ups Ranking
  • Victory Points then Wins

Best General Scoring Breakdown

  • Generalship: 90%
  • Sportsmanship 10%
  • Draw Match-ups Ranking
  • Victory Points then Wins

Sport Scoring Breakdown

  • Will be determined by player vote casts.

Painting Scoring Breakdown

  • During the lunch break, each army should be put on the designated table to be reviewed for a painting score and to be photographed. During the course of the tournament each army will be additionally reviewed. Historical accuracy, realistic weathering, realistic paint schemes for desert, etc will be considered.

Tiebreakers: In case of a tie all tiebreakers use the following order to determine a winner

  1. Generalship
  2. Number of wins
  3. Strength of schedule
  4. Favorite Opponent votes
  5. Rock, scissors, paper (Best 2 out of 3)!


Tournament results will be posted here and also submitted to https://battlerankings.com/
 

Pre-Signed up via Enfilade site: Alan G, Robert G, John W, James B, Rick A, Jacob A, Zach B (aka n/a), Dan L (Danimal), Ed A (Centurious).

At Door: Bill N (aka Noland), (aka Lord Hanaur Italians), Chase C (aka n/a...Americans).  Zach G?,  Bill B - brit tank or dak inf. Zach G (aka n/a).

Roster:

Axis:

James B (a.k.a. 'barca'), Axis, Germany, Mech Unit

Dan L, (Danimal) Axis, Germany, infantry company. 

Ed A, (Centurious) Infantry Company from Afrika Korps.

Zach B, Italian tank company

Allied:

Jacob A. -Allied, US, Infantry Company

 

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Glad to coach u. If u want to come to PDX before ENFILADE, we can set something up.

As for lists, if I recall, your fav was German Motorized Panzergrenadiers. With Afrika Korps Command cards, most of that can be replicated. Here are 2 samples:

NOTE: Both the Softskin transport and Pioneerr Company are commnad cards that can enhance the lists in the unit cards/Africa Korps handbook.

Softskin Transport is a UNIT card, so you pay the point(s) for each unit that uses the card. It is not an All-or-Nothing.

Pioneer Company is a FORMATION card, so the point(s) cost is for the entire formation, not individual unit.

= = = =

List #1 Africa Rifle with Guns and Trucks, 3x Rifle platoons, no 8cm mort

Command Card - Pioneer Company - 1pt, formation card:
<Applies to all Rifle units in the same Africa Rifle Company>
- Cross minefield 2+
- Dig in 2+

Africa Rifle Company HQ (p.28) - 2x MP40 SMG Team (2 pts)

Africa Rifle Platoon (p.28) - 4x MG34 Teams, 1x 2.8cm anti-tank rifle (7 pts)
- Add sMG34 HMG - 1x sMG34 Team (1 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per 2x Infantry (1 pts)

Africa Rifle Platoon (p.28) - 4x MG34 Teams, 1x 2.8cm anti-tank rifle (7 pts)
- Add sMG34 HMG - 1x sMG34 Team (1 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per 2x Infantry (1 pts)

Africa Rifle Platoon (p.28) - 3x MG34 Teams, 1x 2.8cm anti-tank rifle (6 pts)
- Add sMG34 HMG - 1x sMG34 Team (1 pts)

5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (p.29) - 3x 5cm guns (12 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

10.5cm Artillery Battery (p.34) - 4x 10.5cm howitzers (14 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

Panzer II OP Observation Post (p.34) - 1x Panzer II OP (2 pts)

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (p.32) - 2x 8.8cm AA gun (12 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

71 Points

= = = = = =

List #2 Africa Rifle with Guns, Trucks and Armored Cars, 2x Rifle platoons, with 8cm mortars

Command Card - Pioneer Company - 1pt, formation card:
<Applies to all Rifle units in the same Africa Rifle Company>
- Cross minefield 2+
- Dig in 2+

Africa Rifle Company HQ (p.28) - 2x MP40 SMG Team (2 pts)

Africa Rifle Platoon (p.28) - 4x MG34 Teams, 1x 2.8cm anti-tank rifle (7 pts)
- Add sMG34 HMG - 1x sMG34 Team (1 pts)
- Add 8cm Mortar - 1x 8cm Mortar Team (2 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per 2x Infantry (1 pts)

Africa Rifle Platoon (p.28) - 4x MG34 Teams, 1x 2.8cm anti-tank rifle (7 pts)
- Add sMG34 HMG - 1x sMG34 Team (1 pts)
- Add 8cm Mortar - 1x 8cm Mortar Team (2 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per 2x Infantry (1 pts)

5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (p.29) - 3x 5cm guns (12 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

Sd Kfz 221 & 222 Light Scout Troop (p.33) - 2x Sd Kfz 222 (2cm) & 2x Sd Kfz 221 (MG) (3 pts)

10.5cm Artillery Battery (p.34) - 4x 10.5cm howitzers (14 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

Panzer II OP Observation Post (p.34) - 1x Panzer II OP (2 pts)

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (p.32) - 2x 8.8cm AA gun (12 pts)
- Softskin Transport - 1x Truck per gun (1 pts)

71 Points

 

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We should be using the latest Lesson From the Front:

Lessons From The Front: V4 (6 pages; .pdf; 445KB)...
https://flames-m58ip69dfg.netdna-ssl.com/portals/0/Documents/Version4/LessonsFromTheFront-V4.pdf

Lessons From The Front: V4 - Printer Friendly (6 pages; .pdf; 338KB)...
https://flames-m58ip69dfg.netdna-ssl.com/portals/0/Documents/Version4/LessonsFromTheFront-V4-NB.pdf

Although the domain on the link looks funky, I verified that the link above is on an actual flamesofwar.com page.

The same links are also listed in the FoW Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/flamesofwargame/
See the Posting by Chris Townley, March 15 at 8:17pm

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23 hours ago, Lord Hanaur said:

I bought the cards so i could look them over tomorrow.

If u want to come down to PDX, we can coach, practice and gripe together about the v4 rules. Core stuff is the same. We are not experts, but we are comfortable with the new system.

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On 3/23/2018 at 10:27 PM, barca said:

If u want to come down to PDX, we can coach, practice and gripe together about the v4 rules. Core stuff is the same. We are not experts, but we are comfortable with the new system.

It's quite a drive but I do make it more frequently than one would think.  Sundays look more likely for that sort of trip, for me right now because I have Sakura-Con this next weekend, D&D on the 7th weekend (but Sunday the 8th maybe), Im on Vacation on the 14th on, D&D on the 21st (So Sunday the 22nd maybe), and then nothing yet planned April 28th which would seem the best possible weekend for stuff down there.

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On 3/25/2018 at 10:19 AM, Lord Hanaur said:

It's quite a drive but I do make it more frequently than one would think.  Sundays look more likely for that sort of trip, for me right now because I have Sakura-Con this next weekend, D&D on the 7th weekend (but Sunday the 8th maybe), Im on Vacation on the 14th on, D&D on the 21st (So Sunday the 22nd maybe), and then nothing yet planned April 28th which would seem the best possible weekend for stuff down there.

Sunday the 22nd if you already plan to be in PDX area.

If you prefer SAT 4/28 or SUN 4/29. Let me know.

  • If you are running Germans, then I will run Brits, since i have a Desert Rats combined arms force.
  • My curent fav is DAK/German Combined arms force, built around a combo of Africa Rifles or Panzer III's
  • My Americans are all-armor right now, but I can also throw those on the table as your sparring partner

 

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20 minutes ago, barca said:

Sunday the 22nd if you already plan to be in PDX area.

If you prefer SAT 4/28 or SUN 4/29. Let me know.

  • If you are running Germans, then I will run Brits, since i have a Desert Rats combined arms force.
  • My curent fav is DAK/German Combined arms force, built around a combo of Africa Rifles or Panzer III's
  • My Americans are all-armor right now, but I can also throw those on the table as your sparring partner

 

I think I'll try for the 28th because it will be less of a crazy weekend plans wise.  I'd like to get there as early as they open Saturday so we can get more than one game in.  The first game is likely to be fraught with mistakes while i learn so probably want to get at least two in.

I like my Germans of course.  I would play Afrika Corps naturally.  Because: Afrika Corps!  I have Japanese early war and Italian Midwar.  but Germany is probably easier?  I have the cards now so i guess i just need to read between now and then.

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16 hours ago, Lord Hanaur said:

I think I'll try for the 28th because it will be less of a crazy weekend plans wise.  I'd like to get there as early as they open Saturday so we can get more than one game in.  The first game is likely to be fraught with mistakes while i learn so probably want to get at least two in.

  • Reserved 2 tables at Guardian Games for SAT 28 APR, 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • One table for you and I, and
  • the second table for anyone else who wants to get a buddy and practice their list for ENFILADE!
  • I will bring 2 Allied lists: 1 US and the other British, 71 points each.

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I will not be able to attend enfilade this year. Its my 20th anniversary, birthday and a 4 day weekend. Spending the time camping on the beach. Reservations already confirmed. I will miss the games. good luck all.

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24 minutes ago, phyfor88 said:

I will not be able to attend enfilade this year. Its my 20th anniversary, birthday and a 4 day weekend. Spending the time camping on the beach. Reservations already confirmed. I will miss the games. good luck all.

So I guess you wont be crushing me beneath your PZ III's :)

Wish you were coming but have a great time on your Vacation!

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Anyone want a Saturday or Sunday ENFILADE practice session in April?

I know some peeps have hard time getting to GG/PDX on Thursday evenings.

I was thinking about 3-4 hours on a weekend early afternoon, say 11AM-3 PM or 12-4 PM:

  • SAT APR 14, or
  • SUN APR 15, or
  • SAT APR 21, or
  • SUN APR 22

Tables are limited at GG on weekends, so I would need to know at least 2-3 days in advance to reserve a table.

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22 hours ago, Souldier3 said:

I would be up for a Sat game maybe on the 14th. 

Also the No dice no glory podcast is starting a firestorm campaign in April. We could do that as well.

1. I will setup a reservation for SAT 14 APR.

2. I quickly look at the NDNG Firestorm. Interesting. I will post a separate ORDO thread on that campaign in the next day or 2.

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