This November, Nigel Slater will be running Tumult, which is a MW campaign tournament. Now I haven’t been to The Tumult FoW event before, however, I have been to a very similar event Nigel runs for LW and the tournament format is an absolute cracker.
Rather then your standard tournament format where you a competing as an individual, this is team based. Your team is split by Axis or Allied and further split by Western and Eastern front, making for very thematic games.
You also get to bring 2 lists to the tournament, a 1500 pt list and a 1750 pt list. You need to keep the compulsory component of your list the same, but the rest can completely change, which opens you up for different tactical options. For example, your 1500 pt list my been designed to tackle infantry, whereas your 1750 pt list is designed to take on tanks. How many points you use depends on if your team has supply points and how your team general allocates them.
How does your team get supply points? Easy, just win games, a win = a supply point. A supply point allows you to use your 1750 pt list.
the Team general performs this allocation in secret before each round commences, creating very interesting mind games with the opposing general. I know this as I was the team general at the late war event. A lot of tactical thought and guessing goes into allocating those supply points.
So as you can see, this is a very different tournament from your standard event, but is easily one of the most enjoyable tournament formats I have participated in, not to mention, Nigel is a fantastic TO with a lot of experience running tournaments.
I can’t wait for this tournament and already have it locked into my calendar. I hope to see a lot of people there so we can have the campaign operating on both fronts. Given we had 30 odd people at the MW GT, I think we can easily get the minimum required for the 2 fronts and make this a cracker of an event.
Below a the official tournament details from Nigel:
Tumult is a Tournament where the events emphasise a Campaign and team environment rather than the usual single player approach.
Flames of War Tumult Campaign 2014.
Hornsby War Memorial Hall
Period: Mid War
Each player will be in one team – there are four – in two Alliances (Axis v Allies):
(Using North Africa)
(Using East Front)
There are 5 positions available in each team on a first in basis. Once entrants reach 20, players will be entered to maintain balance in numbers in each team. Each team will elect one player to be the Commanding General. The CG gives the orders for that round to the TO.
You will only play against players from your opposite team (eg Western Allies only play against West Germans). Exception: German army transfer – see below.
Point size: two lists required 1500 and 1750. You will use 1500 unless your General allocates you a Supply Point – in which case you use your 1750 list. You must use the same type of Troop platoons in both lists. You may expand/upgrade the platoons in the 1750 list, but you cannot downgrade or shrink.
Loaner Armies: There will be a wide variety of Loan armies available for use. Just because you don’t have a Mid-War list does not mean you can’t play. Soviet, German, British and US will all be available.
Games: Each player will play 4 normal games and one Campaign game. Winning a normal game contributes a Supply Point to your alliances pool for the following round. Winning a Campaign Game gains a Campaign Victory point. The Alliance (Axis and Allies) with the most Campaign points wins the Campaign.
Scoring: Win. There is no History. No Comp/Lists. No Sports. If the prize pool permits there will be a player voted Painting prize. Normal rules for victory are used with one exception: in Fair Fight scenarios you may still win without an Objective eg 2-1, 3-1, 3-2 is a win. A draw (1-1, 2-2, 3-3) yields neither Supply points nor Campaign points to either side. Players are expected to bring painted armies and participate in a friendly manner.