Elephanta Gepanta, 21th July 2013.
This tournament has been an experiment to see if is feasible to play three games in a day with 350AP armies and h 2.45 of time for each battle.
In our club we have noted that the one day tournament is a model used in Fow, Impetus and WH competitions, and would help many clubmates to attend more tournaments.
To have an original competition, just armies with at least 6 elephnats were allowed, with a score bonus for fielding more.
|1- Vecchia (Late Muslim Indian) 59 (+0)
2- Mele (Cham) 53 (+8)
3- Cisotto (Seleucid) 51 (+0)
4- Grombi (Seleucid) 47 (+0)
5- Paglianti (Khmer) 15 (+8)
Peroni (Hindu Indian) 0 (+4)
In the brackets the elephant bonus to be added to the above final score
Players attending, Grombi, Vecchia, Mele, Cisotto, Paglianti and his daughter, Peroni
Round by round results
|Peroni - Mele 0-25
Grombi - Paglianti 12-13
Cisotto - Vecchia 14-11
|Mele - Cisotto 13-12
Paglianti - Vecchia 2-23
Peroni - Grombi 0-25
|Mele - Grombi 15-10
Vecchia - Peroni 25-0
Cisotto - Paglianti 25-0
The tournament formula worked well. The armies size and game lenght were balanced.
We noted that the game balance is very different from the 400AP battles
1- Irregular armies have much more appeal, not only for the size but also because the troop density on the table is different: there is much more possibility to manouver and outflank the enemy. This is a marked change from the 400AP games were regular armies are preferred
2- Army structure can be thought in a different way. As example, I used Cham instead of Khmer because the two allies used gave me 20AP to spend elsewhere, an important feature with so few AP, while Vecchia used a two corps army with a reg CiC and an Irr SG to switch at will the pips.
3- The table is bigger with so few troops: manouver, outflank and the use of army reserve is much more important
4- Attacks are quicker and bring to a faster decision, due the lower break points.
My personal opinion is that the 350AP games are lot of fun.