BLITZKRIEG
2007/8/9 CMAK TOURNAMENT
"THE RELIEF OF BASTOGNE"

Welcome to the Blitzkrieg 2007 CMAK Tournament 'The Relief Of Bastogne' which started on 16th May 07. 

Please feel free to me if you have any questions.

The Umpire and tournament organiser :)


WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT ?
This is a two part tournament using CMAK.  The first part is comprised of 4 rounds of combat.  The players with the highest scores at the end of the 4th round, then play in a series of knockout rounds to decide the winner.  All battles will be fought on Mirror Maps.  The setting is Dec 1944, and is set around the area where Bastogne is under siege.  Players are encouraged to apply the European Theater graphic Mod to CMAK to provide more atmospheric games. 


QUOTATION:
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards..."
-        Creighton W Abrams     (comment on the Battle of the Bugle 1944)


INDEX

NEWS - THOUGHTS - RUMOURS FROM THE FRONT

PLAYERS

ROUND 1 - COMPLETED   
ROUND 2 - COMPLETED
ROUND 3 - COMPLETED
ROUND 4 - COMPLETED
ROUND 1-4 - PLAYERS POINT POSITION
ROUND 5 - COMPLETED
ROUND 6 - COMPLETED

ROUND 5 & 6 PLAYERS POINT POSITION 

ROUND 7 - IN PROGRESS
ROUND 8 - YET TO START

PLAYERS REPORTS / PICTURES

TOURNAMENT RULES

 


NEWS / THOUGHTS / RUMOURS FROM THE FRONT

4 Jan 09.    Round 7 game 1 between Madmann and Lord Bane has ended in a Minor Victory for Madmann.

1 Jan 09.   
Happy New Year to all involved with the tournament.

10 Dec 08.   
Round 7starts today.   I have sent the following E-Mail out to the remaining 6 players in the tournament:

"Guys
 Please find attached the map for Round 7 and 8.
 Tonight we start Round 7.
 Please check the web site to see who your opponent is:
http://www.axad75.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Round-7.htm
 The Axis player starts the game.
Please carefully check the parameters on the tournament rules page for Round 7. 
 http://www.axad75.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Rules.html

I would like to remind you check the force restrictions placed on the Axis player.  If in doubt, check with me....   

The Axis players is to send me the first file they exchange with the Allied player (so I can verify that the scenario setup has not been modified). 
Please give me a weekly update as to what file your up to exchanging."
 

23 Nov 08.    The map for the final round of games is 99.9% complete.   Just doing a final check over it.

10 Nov 08.   
The top 6 players from Rounds 5 and 6 go through to the final rounds of 7 and 8.  The player who scores best in that round will be declared the victor.   I'm currently working on the map and hope to start Round 7 on around 20th Nov 08.

9 Nov 08.   
Round 5 game 6 between Ralf and Raz_atoth ended in a Tactical Victory to Raz_atoth.  This concludes all the battles in Round 5.

23 Oct 08.   
Round 6 game 5 between Raz_atoth and Lt Bull ended in a Minor Victory for Lt Bull.  This concludes all the battles in Round 6.

9 Oct 08.   
Round 6 game 7 between Tagcm and General Mayhem UK. ended in a Tactical Victory to General Mayhem UK.

6 Oct 08.   
Round 5 game 8 between Wally and Tagcm ended in a Tactical Victory for Wally.


20 Sep 08.   
Round 5 game 1 between Madmann and Marshall666 ended in a Draw.

15 Sep 08. 
   Created a page to log the Round 5 and Round 6 points position.

13 Sep 08.
    Round 6 game 8 between Mashall666 and Wally has ended in a Minor Victory for Wally. 

1 Sep 08.   
The Rules for Round 5 and 6 have been modified slightly.  Players whose opponents drop-out or withdraw, are awarded a Tactical Victory, not a Total Victory.

2 July 08.   
Round 6 starts today.

24 Jun 08.   
Created the web page for Round 6.

12 Jun 08.   
Round 5 game 3 between Tonio and Letto [hirr] has ended in a Draw.

5 Jun 08.   
Round 5 game 7 between General Mayhem and Herr Schacht has ended in a Tactical Victory for General Mayhem.  

11 May 08.    One of the players has commented that he doesn't think the set up is very good for the US.  My reply was to remind him that you will each play this map from both sides, once as the German, once as the US, so everyone is faced with the same problems...  The challenge for you is to show how well you can do in both circumstances, with your equipment selection and tactical use...  

10 May 08.   
Please note I will start Round 6 in early Jul. 

7 May 08.   
Round 5 is re-started today.

4 May 08.   
Major screw up with the scenario I've chosen.  It is not 'fit for purpose'.  Round 5 is hold for a couple of days whilst I get this sorted.

27 Apr 08.   
Slight confusion today, as the link to the map file wasn't working.  This is now sorted.

26 Apr 08.   
Round 5 starts today.   I have sent the following E-Mail out to the top 16 players from Phase 1 of the tournament:

"Guys
Round 5 starts today.  Apologies to all for the delay in getting this round going. 
The round 5 web page can be found here:
http://www.axad75.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Round-5.htm
 As before, it is up to the Axis player to start the game using the parameters shown on the rules web page against this round.
http://www.axad75.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Rules.html
 If you have any problems don't hesitate to ask...
 Please let me know when you exchange your first file with your opponent (this is important)
 Have a good battle gentlemen
 Strength and honour !
 Vulture"


27 Apr 08.   
The top 16 players from the first phase of the tournament go through to the second phase.  The second phase initially involves 2 games each on the same map. 

26 Apr 08.   
Round 4 game 28 as at today was still not complete.  I have declared the result to be a Draw.  We need to move onto the next round. 

25 Apr 08.   
I'm having a creative problem at the moment, and am unhappy with the mirror maps I've designed.  As a result round 5 and 6 game will be played using a stock scenario adapted for use as a Quick Battle.

15 Apr 08.   
Round 4 game 18 between Haksaeng  and Raz_atoth has ended in a Major Victory for Raz_atoth.

6 Apr 08.   
Round 4 game 24 between Ribster and Panzerjaeger (FGM) ended in a Minor Victory for Panzerjaeger (FGM).

5 Apr 08.   
Currently on with designing a map for the next round.

4 Apr 08.   
Three active games remain in Round 4.  Hopefully they will be completed very shortly.

11 Mar 08.   
Round 4 game 10 between Falco and Mixmaster ended in a Major Victory for Mixmaster.

3 Mar 08.   
Round 4 game 15 between Pioneer [RT]  and Dogface 65 ended in a Tactical Victory for Dogface 65. 

28 Feb 08.   
Round 3 game 38 between BertBlitzkrieg  and Dexter has finished with a Major Victory for BertBlitzkreig.

20
Feb 08.    Round 4 game 9 between Antoni Chmielowski (FGM) and Geordie has ended in a Draw. 

17 Feb 08.   
Round 3 game 26 between Owl and Sphinx ended in a Tactical Victory for Sphinx.

15 Feb 08.   
Round 3 game 21 between Fullhouse and USS Wycoming ended in a Major Victory for Fullhouse.

13 Feb 08.   
Round 4 game 20 between Marshall666 and Ratzki has ended in a Draw.

6 Feb 08.   
Round 4 game 19 between Dadsturf and Huzaar ended in a Major Victory for Huzaar.

3 Feb 08.   
Round 4 game 13 between Moneymaxx and Herr Schacht has been awarded to Herr Schacht.

2 Feb 08.   
Round 3 game 23 between Bootie and Col Falkenberg has ended in a Minor Victory to Col Falkenberg.  In addition game 35 between Shane and Cap Dan has ended in Total Victory to Cap Dan.

26 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 29 between Ralf and Skilgannon has ended in a Draw.

25 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 6 between Herroberst and TufenHuden has ended in a Minor Victory for Herroberst.

20 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 2 between Ekrommen and Nemo_SE has ended in a Tactical Victory to Nemo_SE.

15 Jan 08.    Round 2 game 14 between Raz_atoth and Lighthorse-FGM has ended in a Total Victory to Raz_atoth.

11 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 22 between Clown and Chris Martino (FGM) has ended in a Draw.

10 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 14 between Lighthorse-FGM and Cillmhor has ended in Total Victory to Cillmhor with the withdrawl of Lighthorse-FGM.

4 Jan 08.   
Round 4 game 21 between USS Wyoming (FGM) and Tanker has ended in a Tactical Victory for Tanker.

3 Jan 08.   
Giving some thought to the format for the next Round at the moment.

2 Jan 08.   
Realized I hadn't updated the Index above to show Round 1 Games 3 and 4 along with the Round 1 Points Scored thus far. 

1 Jan 08.   
Happy New to one and all. May 2008 be full of Combat Mission success for you :)

31 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 30 between Stndrtnfhr and BertBlitzkrieg has ended in a Draw.  In addition Round 4 game 17 between Colonel Talvela and Letto [hirr] ended in a Minor Victory for Letto [hirr]. 

21 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 7 between Lt Bull and 95 Bravo (FGM) has ended in a Tactical Victory for Lt Bull.

20 Dec 07.   
Round 3 game 16 between Raz_atoth and _UXcva has ended in a Tactical Victory for Raz_atoth.

19 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 3 between Tagcm and Chewbacca has ended in a Tactical Victory for Chewbacca.

17 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 25 between General Mayhem UK and Bootie has ended in a Major Victory for General Mayhem UK.

16 Dec 07.   
Round 3 game 22 between Panzerjaeger (FGM)  and Clown has ended in a Tactical Victory for Panzerjaeger (FGM).

15 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 32 between Konrad and JoMc67 has been awarded as a Total Victory to Konrad with the withdrawal of JoMc67 from the tournament.


14 Dec 07. 
   Round 4 game 16 between _UXcva  and Airborne Bob ended in a Minor Victory for _UXcva.

13 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 11 between Baron von Beergut and Zweihorn has been awarded as a Total Victory to Baron von Beergut with the withdrawal of Zweihorn from the tournament.  In addition Round 3 game 10 between Skeld (FGM) and Falco ended in a Tactical Victory for Skeld (FGM).

12 Dec 07.  
  Round 4 game 34 between Combat Junky and Nidan1 ended in a Major Victory for Combat Junky.

8 Dec 07.   
Round 3 game 17 between Huzaar and Colonel Talvela ended in a Tactical Victory for Colonel Talvela.

7 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 4 between Yellowcanoe and Tonio ended in a Major Victory for Tonio.

6 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 27 between Proniakin and Wally ended in a Major Victory for Wally.

5 Dec 07.   
Round 3 game 4 between TufenHuden and Yellowcanoe ended in a Total Victory for Yellowcanoe. 

1 Dec 07.   
Round 4 game 8 between Andre and Risnervich ended in a Major Victory for Risnervich.

18 Nov 07.    Round 4 game 1 between Lord Bane and FFL Stofa ended in a Draw.

17 Nov 07.   
Round 3 game 7 between Geordie and Lt Bull has ended in Total Victory for Lt Bull.

11 Nov 07.   
Round 3 game 35 between Nemo_SE and Shane ended in victory to Nemo_SE.

10 Nov 07.   
The first game of Round 4 has been completed.  Game 31 between Madmann and Soldier ended in a Total Victory for Madmann.

7 Nov 07.   
Round 3 game 8 between Mixmaster and Andre ended in a Major Victory for Andre. 

6 Nov 07.   
Round 3 game 18 between Ratzki and Haksaeng ended in a Major Victory for Ratzki.

5 Nov 07.   
Round 3 game 25 between Wally and General Mayhem UK ended in a Minor Victory for General Mayhem UK.

4 Nov 07.   
Round 4 starts today.   I have sent the following E-Mail out to all players:

Guys
I've decided that to keep the impetus of the tournament going.  As now more than half the round 3 games are completed we should start Round 4. 
The round 4 web page can be found here:
http://www.667.hab.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Round-4.htm
 As before, it is up to the Axis player to start the game using the parameters shown on the rules web page against this round.
http://www.667.hab.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Rules.html
 If you have any problems don't hesitate to ask...
 Please let me know when you exchange your first file with your opponent (this is important)
 Have a good battle gentlemen
 Strength and honour !
 Vulture

2 Nov 07.    Round 3 game 27 between Skilgannon and Proniakin ended in a Total Victory for Skilgannon.

1 Nov 07.   
Round 2 game 23 between Wally and Col. Falkenberg ended in a Tactical Victory for Wally.


31 Oct 07.   
Back on line and able to update the web site after series of PC software and hardware problems.  I shall be starting Round 4 later this week.

28 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 26 between Squadleader and Owl ended in a Major Victory for Owl.

26 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 15 between Letto [hirr]  and Pioneer [RT] has ended in a Total Victory to Letto [hirr].

24 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 11 between Herr Schacht and Baron von Beergut has ended in a Minor Victory for Herr Schacht. 

14 Oct 07.   
Round 2 game 20 between Panzerjaeger (FGM) and Marshall666 ended in a Tactical Victory for Marshall666.  

10 Oct 07.   
Round 2 game 21 between Bootie and USS Wyoming (FGM) ended in a Draw.

9 Oct 07.   
Round 2 game 2 between TufenHuden and Ekrommen ended in a Major Victory for Ekrommen.

8 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 1 between Chewbacca and Lord Bane has ended in a Minor Victory for Chewbacca.

6 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 33 between Cap Dan and Sross has ended in a Minor Victory for Sross.

5 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 13 between Dogface and Moneymaxx has ended in a Minor Victory for Moneymaxx.  In addition game 6 between Risnervich and Herroberst has ended in a Tactical Victory for Herroberst.

4 Oct 07.   
Round 2 game 13 between Letto[hirr]  and Moneymaxx has ended in a Minor Victory for Moneymaxx.

3 Oct 07.    Zweihorn has had to withdraw from the tournament due to RL issues.  He had two games in progress and one pending.  In Round 1 game 5 Filip von Izabelin has been awarded victory.  In Round 2 game 7 Lt Bull has been awarded victory.  In round 3 game 9 Antoni Chmielowski (FGM) has been awarded victory.

1 Oct 07.   
Round 3 game 19 between Tanker and Dadsturf and has ended in a Draw.

30 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 2 between Tonio and Ekrommen ended in a Major Victory for Tonio.

29 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 14 between Airborne Bob and Lighthorse-FGM ended in a Total Victory for Lighthorse-F
GM.   

24 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 20 between Chris Martino (FGM) and Marshall666 ended in a Tactical Victory for Marshall666.

21 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 29 between Soldier and Ralf ended in a Major Victory for Ralf.  In addition, Round 2 game 6 between Mixmaster and Herroberst has ended in a Minor Victory for Herroberst.

19 Sep 07.    Round 3 game 12 between Cillmhor and Nort ended in a Major Victory for Cillmhor.

18 Sep 07.   
Round 2 game 26 between BertBlitzkrieg and Owl ended in a Minor Victory for Owl.  In addition in Round 2 game 10 between Cillmhor and Falco ended in a Tactical Victory for Falco.  

17 Sep 07.    Round 3 game 34 between FFL Stofa and Combat Junky ended in a Major Victory for FFL Stofa.

16 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 24 between Sphinx and Ribster has ended in a Tactical Victory for Ribster.  In addition Round 3 game 32 between Nidan1 and Konrad has ended in a Total Victory for Nidan1.     

7 Sep 07.   
Round 1 game 36 between Shane and TufenHuden has ended in a Major Victory for TufenHuden.

4 Sep 07.   
Round 3 game 30 between JoMc67 and Stndrtnfhr ended in a Draw.

3 Sep 07.   
Round 1 game 18 between Chris Martino (FGM) and Haksaeng ended in a Major Victory for Chris Martino (FGM).  In addition Round 2 game 29 ended in a Tactical Victory for Ralf over Major Victory.

2 Sep 07.   
Round 1 game 14 between Lighthorse-FGM and Ratzki ended in a Draw.  In addition Round 2 game 35 between Tonio and Shane ended in Total Victory for Tonio. 

27 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 17 between Tanker  and Colonel Talvela ended in a Total Victor for Colonel Talvela.

24 Aug 07.   
Round 3 starts today.   I have sent the following E-Mail out to all players:

Guys
 I've decided that to keep the impetus of the tournament going.  As now more than half the round 2 games are completed we should start Round 3. 
The round 3 web page can be found here:
http://www.667.hab.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Round-3.htm
 As before, it is up to the Axis player to start the game using the parameters shown on the rules web page against this round.
http://www.667.hab.dsl.pipex.com/Wargaming/CM/2007-CMAK-Bastogne/2007-CMAK-Bastogne-Tournament-Rules.html
 If you have any problems don't hesitate to ask...
 Please let me know when you exchange your first file with your opponent (this is important)
 Have a good battle gentlemen
 Strength and honour !
 Vulture

24 Aug 07.    Round 2 game 19 between Fullhouse and Dadsturf ended in a Major Victory for Fullhouse.

23 Aug 07.   
Round 1 game 17 between Colonel Talvela and Fullhouse ended in a Major Victory for Colonel Talvela.  

22 Aug 07.   
Round 3 will start in a couple of days.

21 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 16 between Ratzki and _UXcva has ended in a Total Victor for _UXcva.

20 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 22 between Sphinx and Clown has ended in a Draw.

18 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 1 between CEV Gunner and Lord Bane ended in a Major Victory for Lord Bane.

13 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 25 between Skilgannon and General Mayhem ended in a Major Victory for General Mayhem.

12 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 28 between JoMc67 and Dexter ended in a Major Victory for Dexter.

11 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 34 between Chewbacca and Combat Junky ended in a Minor Victory for Combat Junky.  In addition Round 2 game 9 between Herr Schacht and Antoni Chmielowski (FGM) ended in a Minor Victory for Herr Schacht.

10 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 32 between FFL Stofa and Konrad ended in a Tactical Victory for Konrad.

7 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 31 between Cap Dan and Madmann ended in a  Manmann.

6 Aug 07.    Round 2 game 15 between Huzaar and Pioneer ended in a Tactical Victory for Huzaar.    

5 Aug 07.   
Round 2 game 33 between Nemo SE and Sross ended in a Minor Victory for Sross.

30 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 3 between 95 Bravo (FGM) and Tagcm ended in a Major Victory for Tagcm. 

27 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 11 between Dogface 65 and Baron von Beergut has ended in a Minor Victory for Baron von Beergut.

25 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 15 between Tanker and Pioneer [RT] and Tanker ended in a Major Victory for Tanker.

24 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 30 between Nidan1 and Stndrtnfhr has ended in a Minor Victory for Stndrtnfhr.

21 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 27 between Soldier and Proniakin has ended in a Minor Victory for Proniakin.

20 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 4 between Risnervich and Yellowcanoe has ended in a Minor Victory for Yellowcanoe.


16 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 21 between USS Wyoming (FGM) and Wally has ended in a Minor Victory for Wally.

14 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 8 between  Skeld (FGM) and Andre has ended in Total Victory for Skeld (FGM).

13 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 10 between Falco and Airborne Bob has ended in a Major Victory to Airborne Bob.

12 Jul 07.   
Round 2 game 24 between 10-3  Squad Leader and Ribster has ended in a Minor Victory for Ribster.

11 Jul 07.   
The first game of Round 2 has been completed.  Game 12 has ended in a Tactical Victory for Nort over Airborne Bob.  In addition the Round 1 game 16 between _UXcva and Chris Martino (FGM) has ended in a Tactical Victory for _UXcva.

10 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 18 between Haksaeng and Panzerjaeger (FGM) has ended in a Tactical Victory for Haksaeng.

9 Jul 07.    Round 1 game 3 between Tagcm and Geordie ended in a Major Victory for Tagcm.

6 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 12 between Nort and Raz_atoth ended in a Minor Victory for Nort.   

5 Jul 07.   
Round 1 game 28 between Dexter and Nidan1 ended in a Tactical Victory for Dexter.

27 Jun 07.   
Round 1 game 19 between Dadsturf and Odies has ended with victory to Dadsturf with Odies dropping out of the tournament. 

26 Jun 07.   
Round 1 game 32 between Konrad and Chewbacca has ended in a Draw.

25 Jun 07.   
Round 1 game 11 between Baron von Beergut and Letto [hirr] ended in a Major Victory for Letto [hirr].

20 Jun 07.   
To keep the momentum going in the tournament, now that more than half the Round 1 games have finished I've decided to start Round 2 today.M10

19 Jun 07.   
Round 1 game 31 between Madmann and Nemo_SE ended in a Major Victory for Madmann. 

17 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 23 between Col. Falkenberg and Skilgannon ended in a Major Victory for Skilgannon.

16 Jun 07.   
I've got the look of the Round 2 map right, but am not happy about the settings; still working on game balance issues at the moment. 

15 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 34 between Combat Junky and CEV Gunner ended in a Tactical Victory for Combat Junky.

14 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 4 between Yellowcanoe and Mixmaster ended in a Minor Victory for Yellowcanoe.

13 Jun 07.   
I'm on with designing the map for Round 2 and 4 of the tournament.  Round 3 will be a re-fight of the Round 1 map, but with players switching sides.

11 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 7 between Lt Bull and Herr Schacht ended in a Minor Victory for Lt Bull.

10 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 27 between Proniakin and Major Victory ended in a Draw.

9 Jun 07.   
Several Round 1 games have finished today:
                    In game 1 Lord Bane achieved a Total Victory over 95Bravo. 
   
                     In game 13 Moneymaxx achieved a Minor Victory over Huzzar.
                      In game 24 Ribster achieved a Tactical Victory over BertBlitzkrieg.
                    In game 33 Toni achieved a Tactical Victory over Sross.  

8 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 20 has finished with a Major Victory to Marshall666 over Sphinx

7 Jun 07.   
Round 1, game 6 has finished with a Total Victory to Herroberst over Skeld (FGM).  

4 Jun 07.   
Sent a message out to chase up players who hadn't reported yet whether their games had started.

3 Jun 07.   
Round 1, Game 22 has finished in Draw between Clown and 10-3  Squad Leader.

2 Jun 07.   
Round 1, Game 2 has finished.   Ekrommen achieved a Tactical Victory over Risnervich.  

1 Jun 07.   
A couple of players have commented to me that they feel the map is slightly bias towards the Heer forces.  I'm hoping this is not the case, however, if there does prove to be large disparity between the number of Heer victories to Allied victories, then Round 2 will be a re-fight on the Round 1 map. 

31 May 07.   
Round 1, Game 29 has ended.  Cap Dan suffered a Minor Defeat at the hands of Ralf.

28 May 07.   
Round 1, Game 25 has ended.  Soldier suffered a Major Defeat at the hands of General Mayhem UK.  In addition Andre inflicted a Minor Defeat on Cillmhor.

23 May 07.   
Round 1, Game 26 has ended.  JoMc67 suffered a Major Defeat at the hands of Owl.

21 May 07.   
Additional players still applying to join in.  We are now up to 66 players playing, and 1 reserve.  I will close the tournament to new entries this coming Sunday.   Added a new web page to record players points.

19 May 07.   
The first game of the tournament has been completed.  In round 1 game 9 Antoni Chmielowski (FGM) suffered a Tactical defeat at the hands of Dogface 65.

18 May 07.   
A few more players have joined in.  We now have 62 playing :-)  .  There is a specific thread on the Blitz Message Board for discussion / comment on this tournament.  Here is the link.

17 May 07.   
Another 3 players have joined us, and we already have over 12 games where the first files have been exchanged.  As we have only just started, new players are still welcome to join in.

16 May 07.   
The tournament starts today.  The following message has been sent out to all players:

"I am pleased to announce the start of the the tournament.   Please check on the Round 1 page for details of the Draw.
Players E-Mail addresses can be found on the PLAYERS web page.  The Axis player starts the game.  
The game parameters are on the Rules page, as is the Quick Battle Map to be used.  Please note that map has just been amended, so please ensure you have downloaded the latest version.
As is normal with my tournaments I would be grateful if you could please notify me when you send your first file to your opponent.  (this is important)
Have a good tournament guys.
Strength and honour !!
Cheers
Vulture

15 May 07.    Now up to 53 players :)

13 May 07.   
Now up to 44 players.  I've had a couple of questions about CMETO. Myself I'm running two versions of 

 of CMAK.  One standard and the other moded to ETO standard.  They both run fine.  Its a while since I did the Mod, so my best advise is to go to the Battlefront forums and search the CMAK Forum  for the following words:   announcing cmeto 
You should find all the info u need there.

12 May 07.    Over 37 players recruited thus far.   Created the Tournament Rules, which are currently still just a Draft set and need checking through.  Have organized a draw for the first round based on the players recruited thus far.  Settled on a map to use for Round 1.  

11 May 07.   
The response on the forums has been enthusiastic.  Decide to go ahead and create this web site. 

10 May 07.    Posted the following message at the Blitz and FGM forums:

"Guys, I'm thinking about running a CMAK tournament, called 'The Relief Of Bastogne'.  Here are my initial thoughts:

1.  The tournament would be split into two distinct phases.  The first will comprise of four rounds.  The players with the most points at the end of that will then move forward to a series of knockout rounds.        

2.  Timescales wise it would be set in Dec 44.  

3.  The maps used would be Mirrored ones designed by myself, and will vary in size.  They will reflect the terrain and weather conditions found during the Battle Of The Bulge.

4.  All games would be meeting engagements.

5.  Forces will vary from Round to Round, but will be between 1,000 and 2,500 points worth  (so nothing too unmanageable).  Players will be free to chose their own forces, within certain constraints.    

6.  It's not essential, although very desirable for players to load the CMAK European Theatre of Operations (ETO) graphic mod (sometimes called CMETO).

More details and the mod itself can be found at:  http://www.tspindler.de/cmak_mod/.   Alternatively, do a search on the Battlefront CMAK Forum for CMETO.

7.  It would be an open competition so anyone will be able to play.

Let me know guys if the idea interests you.  If I get enough positives I'll create a separate thread in my Tournament area (and the normal series of web pages of course).

Strength and honour !

Vulture"

1 May 07.    Came up with the idea for this tournament. 



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