Saturday, February 28, 2015

Early FoWSA II will be May 30th, 2015!

Early FoWSA II will be May 30th, 2015!

The second annual EARLY WAR Flames of War San Antonio tournament will be at 10AM Saturday May 30, 2015 at Dragons Lair Comics, 7959 Fredericksburg Rd # 129 San Antonio, Texas (Fredericksburg Rd and Medical Dr). 

Since it's early war, it's earlier than the regular FoWSA event which will be in September as usual.

The tournament will accommodate 22 participants.  First registered and with lists in, first served; others on standby; and we will look for a volunteer on standby to ensure an even number of players.

The Tournament will cost $15.00, but $10 for LSHM members. Tournament fees are payable on the day of event at the door. Lunch is included in the entry fee.   On the day of the event, registration opens at 10:00 AM and play begins at 10:30 AM.

Make 1390 point lists from the Barbarossa, Blitzkrieg, Burning Empires, Hellfire and Back, or Rising Sun books; request permission for PDFs.  Please email all lists to by 5PM May 16, 2015 for approval.  

Bring a copy of your list and  the source book to show to your opponents.  Lists must show the source page and company name, types and numbers of stands in each platoon, and point costs; and should list any special rules and options that apply to them.

There will be three rounds played.  Pairings will be done with these priorities:  No repeat pairings; opponents from different cities; historical opponent armies.   And in round 3, priorities will be: No repeat pairings; the highest vs. highest- scoring players; opponents from different cities.  Rounds will be 2 ½ hours, plus up to 15 minutes to finish the current turn. 

Missions will be from the 3rd edition rulebook, will be announced at 10AM, and will include one fair fight and one defensive mission.

Tables will be themed to the theaters of war: France, Poland, Mongolia, North Africa, Russia.

Terrain will be appreciated, and I will give a prize for the best 4’x6’ table setup.  (We provide the table, which will likely be larger than 4x6; and you provide everything on top of it.)  We may be able to set up terrain on Friday evening at about 10PM.  Please tell me if you intend to participate in the table contest. 

Tables must have a density of at least one terrain feature per 2’x2’ area, and the whole table must have at least five terrain features that limit line of sight.  Impassable terrain and major rivers in the center of the board are not to be used, nor may more than half the table be difficult terrain.   Lone houses are not acceptable, as not realistic for any theater of this war.  Terrain will be defined in writing using the FoWSA table form.  

Miniatures must be 15mm of any brand or brands (other scales for aircraft are acceptable), and must be painted.  (Just primed or painted in one or two colors does not qualify.)  Proxies are only acceptable if close to the actual listed equipment, and “close” will be defined by arbitrary rulings of the Umpire.

Prizes will be awarded to best overall general and for 2nd place, as well as prizes for sportsmanship, best-painted army, best terrain table, and an award for worst dice rolls.  (There is no point talking about best Axis or best Allied in early war.  Where would you classify the Soviets?)

Ian Straus

Tournament organizer