Sunday, April 6, 2014

FoWSA 9 Announcement

FoWSA 9 announcement:

Announcing the ninth annual Flames of War San Antonio Tournament, otherwise
known as FoWSA 9. The tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept 6, 2014 in the Annex at  Dragon’s Lair Comics, 7959 Fredricksburg Rd # 129 San Antonio, Texas (Fredricksburg Rd and Medical Dr).

This  Late War Tournament will cost $15.00 with a $5 discount for LSHM members who pre-register.
Tournament fees will be payable on the day of event at the door. Lunch (pizza) is included in the entry fee.   On the day of the event, registration opens at 09:00 AM and play begins at 10:00 AM.

The Tournament will use 1550 point Armies built from the current Army books and official PDF lists available as of 1 Aug 2014.

There will be 4 rounds played. The first two rounds will use 775 point lists on 4' X 3' tables with each round lasting 1 hr 30 min. The third and fourth rounds will be 1550 point battles lasting 2 hrs 30 min.
with an option (up to the second player) to take 10 more minutes to finish the current turn or to end it immediately.

When composing your list, please also  create a 775 point list to be used in rounds 1 & 2. These lists must be subsets of your 1550 point list and must contain at least a company HQ and 1 combat platoon. You may reduce or increase the number of squads or vehicles within a platoon up to the maximum or down to the minimum; and you may take or give up upgrades to listed equipment, in order to get as close as possible to 775 points,  but you may not use a platoon not included in your 1500 point list.
Please Email all lists to Ian Straus at by 28 Aug 2014 for approval.

Missions will be announced at sign-in.
Priorities in pairings in rounds 1 & 2 will be:  No repeat battles with the same opponent; pair Axis vs. Allied;  pair opponents from different cities.
Priorities of pairings in rounds 3 & 4 will be:  No repeats vs. the same opponent; pair Axis vs. Allied; Highest cumulative scores vs. highest.

Terrain will be appreciated, and I will give a prize for the best table.  (We provide the table, you provide everything on top of it.)  We will set up terrain on Friday evening at about 10PM.  Please tell me if you intend to participate in the terrain table contest.

Prizes will be awarded to best overall general, best Axis, and best Allied players as well as
prizes for sportsmanship, best-painted army, and best terrain table.

Ian Straus