Here is the breakdown of the players, their force alignment and final scores. A max of 6 points was available for each of the three rounds. 3 points for accomplishing the round's objective, 2 points for accomplishing your subplot and 1 point if you prevent your opponent from accomplishing his objective. Tie breaker for individual tournament champion determined by kills during all three rounds.
Player Character's Name Total Points Character's Promotion Points
Nick G Squinting Dog 10 Natural Trait
Croft Lieut. Fontainbleu 2 1 + Natural Trait
Tim H. Lieut. Temps 9 1 + Natural Trait
Kevin S. Lieut Chiroc 9 1 + Natural Trait
Tom M. Lieut. Weatherby 9 0
Jeff C. Stalking Elk 10 1 + Natural Trait
Matt D. Lieut. Dalton 8 Natural Trait
Jeff W. Lieut Wiltrout 8 0
As you can see from the above scores we had a tie for first place between Nick and Jeff C. The tie breaker was number of points of enemy figures killed or routed from the board during the three rounds of tournament play. Nick took the final honors having eliminated 254 points of enemy during the three rounds compared to only 154 points for Jeff C. Congratulations to Nick for taking the individual honors.
Campaign Results. For those that may not be familiar with the Campaign format of these games please take a look at this Campaign format discussion French & Indian War Campaign Game Format
Each round of the tournament had an impact on the following round and on the overall Campaign Game. This tournament reflected the opening year of what would become the French and Indian war and each round was reflective of objectives and sub-plots that would likely characterize the French, British and Indian maneuvers in the Ohio River Valley 1754 on the eve of this great conflict. The tournament rules can be found here Ohio River Valley Tournament Rules
Round 1: Testing the waters: Scouting Objective vs Scouting Objective.
French Points: 13 (A French victory by a narrow margin)
British Points: 12
Round 2: War Begins – Raid!: Raid Objective vs Defense Objective. French players may choose objective and table edge due to winning the scouting round. Three French players chose Defense and one chose Raid as their objectives.
French Points: 14 (a resounding French victory)
British Points: 4
Round 3: It’s time to battle: Engagement vs Engagement. French are still in the lead for the Campaign and may choose the table edge and whether or not to deploy first or second.
French Points: 3
British Points: 19 (a major British victory)
Here is what the campaign game overall situation looks like leading into the next round.
|The British lead the overall campaign with a total of 42 points. (35+7)|
Here is a great battle report from Kevin S. and the exploits of Lt Jacques Chiroc. Lt Chiroc in the Ohio River Valley 1754 Really great Battle Report. Thanks Kevin.
Some pictures from the tournament.
French Regulars surrounded by hidden movement markers during the scouting round. Where is that Chasseur Company when you need it? Do they hold their ground or take the initiative? What would you do?
French Provincials move through a settlement as they prepare to defend against the British raid in round 2 on the "Fall Board". British Light Infantry are about to emerge from the woods on the other side of the stream.
Coureurs des Bois (in the foreground) move towards an orchard to secure the right flank of the provincials as they defend in round two against British Light Infantry Raid.
British Militia Raiding party successfully lights a cabin on fire just before they are attacked by an Indian force allied with the French. Here we see Lt Thomas Weatherby (mounted) trying to rally the militia after taking devastating losses from the Indian Ambush as he brings up a supporting unit of militia.
The British had a hard time with the Raid Objective in round two. There were some successes as seen in the picture above. Just not enough to make a difference and complete the objective.
All in all a great time had by all. Thanks for everyone who helped set up and tear down.