the napoleonic wars 5-player [Updated April 2006]

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Lampeter Rds

Ed Rothenheber, MD

2005 Champion

2nd: Bruce Young, SC

3rd: Francis Czawlytko, MD

4th: John Emery, SC

5th: Steve Jansen, MD

6th: Scott Pfeiffer, SC
Event History
2003    Forrest Speck     69
2004     David Gantt     64
2005     Ed Rothenheber     50

AREA Ratings:

GM: Mark McLaughlin

the game's designer

and the most requested new WBC event was ...

Three years removed from its election as the WBC's most requested new event in the annual 2002 membership survey and still going strong, we bring you a multi-heat, single elimination tournament hosted by designer Mark McLaughlin in all of its five-player, Campaign Game glory. Finalists can expect to play on the BIG board with Mark's deluxe miniatures.

There will be two heats of five-player games. You may play in either or both heats, but winners of the first heat will be excluded from the second heat if necessary to make an even multiple of five. Otherwise, as few four-player games as possible will be played to accomodate all players. Players will be assigned to games at random by the GM

Side determination: Each player rolls two dice: highest roll has first choice of country, next highest second choice, etc.

Advancement: Only the winner of each game will advance to the Semi-Finals. Exception: any Prussian player whose game ends on turn ONE is guaranteed advancement into round two PROVIDED he REMAINED NEUTRAL AND did not give up a card to end the game.

Selection points: Each WINNER receives Selection points based on the power he played: Prussia 5, Russia 4, Austria 3, England 2, France 1. Selection Points are used in the next round to choose the power the player gets to play; thus lessening the chance of a player being randomly assigned the same power twice.

Round Two (Semi-finals): The number of players in Round 2 will determine the number of players at each board: while five- and four-player games are preferred, should there be only seven players in the round, there will be a four and a three-player table. If there are only six players, there will be two three-player tables. Players will be assigned to games at random by the GM

Semi-Final Side determination:

1, At boards with players who consolation advanced, place one unit of each player power in the box top.
The consolation-advanced player will draw a power at random. If they draw Prussia, they must decline it and draw again

2. After consolation advancement players have drawn, other players at the table EXPEND their selection points to buy their countries. The player with the most selection points at the table gets first choice of power, the player with the second most gets second choice, etc. If two or more players have equal points, they dice for order of choice.

Should there be five or fewer players for Round 2,they will play together on a single board and that round will become the final. The winner will be awarded First Place in the tournament, the player who comes in second will get Second Place, etc.

Otherwise, Winners of Round 2 advance to Round 3. Selection points and Consolation advancement
for Prussia are awarded as per Round 1.

Alternates or runner-ups will NOT advance.

Round Three (Finals)

The type of game to be played will be based on the number of remaining players. Should there be five or fewer players for Round 3, they will play together on a single board. Selection Points from Round 2 are used to determine choice of power.

Should there be six or more players in the final, the players will be divided as evenly as possible into two or more boards. The player with the most Victory Points in Round 3 will win the tourney, the player with the next most will take second, etc. Ties will be borken in Reverse Movement Track Order. If still tied, the player whose game finished first, will prevail.

Version 1.3 of the living rules will be in effect. See for a link to those rules.

 GM      Mark McLaughlin  [4th Year]   NA   NA

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