20th ANNIVERSARY - SCANDINAVIAN OPEN 2017 (February 22-26)

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Usually in Albany the complex PBS are released many months in advance, while here they are not available one month before the event.
Changing the rules one month before the event may be perceived as disrespectful for those which have already booked their trip. Some may consider it is not a critical element, but it is a substantive one. And since 95% of the registered players have never been at Albany, you'll have some explanatory work to do on the spot i guess. Just my two euro-cent
 

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Usually in Albany the complex PBS are released many months in advance, while here they are not available one month before the event.

Changing the rules one month before the event may be perceived as disrespectful for those which have already booked their trip. Some may consider it is not a critical element, but it is a substantive one. And since 95% of the registered players have never been at Albany, you'll have some explanatory work to do on the spot i guess. Just my two euro-cent
George
The change was neither intended or perceived as disrespectful by me and Michael. We like the system we tried at Albany and decided to copy it for ASO 2017. We did not consider it a dramatic change or expect people to be upset about it. We are very sorry if that is the case and people decide against coming to our tournament.

It is a pretty straight forward system, imo. I blatantly stole the PBS example from the Albany Website and put it into our rules.

For as long as I can remember there's been balancing bidding at ASO and traditionally we at ASO have released our ABS balances around February 1st. 3-4 weeks prior to the tournament. I haven't discussed a particular date for it with Michael since we spoke this weekend, but I would be surprised if we didn't have it ready February 1st. It is in the works.

I am saddened if you don't show up for ASO this year, but we are sticking to it for this edition of ASO.


/Bo
 

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The ASO Website has been updated with all the currently available information.

UPDATED
- Updated PBS for all scenarios in rounds 1-3 and 5

More details at our website:
http://asl-so.dk/



PBS can also be found here below:

ROUND 1 (early start) - FRIDAY 10.00 to 18.30

J168 - Katyushas Embrace (G5/R3)

ID Bid Points German/Romanian
A 1 Increase the Russian SAN to 4
B 1 Add an LMG to the Russian OB
C 2 Add a 7-0 leader to the initial Russian OB
D 2 Decrease VP requirement by one in Victory Conditions
E 3 Add one SU-76m to the Russian Turn 2 reinforcements

ID Bid Points Russians
A 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
B 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to German/Romanian OB
C 2 Replace German/Romanian MMG by an HMG of same nationality
D 2 Increase VP requirement by one in Victory Conditions
E 3 Add one FT to the Romanian reinforcements

SP74 - The Last Tiger (G57/R65)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Russian SAN to 4
B 1 Delete the German 9-1 AL
C 2 Replace Russian 7-0 by an 8-1
D 2 Add one 447 to Russian OB
E 2 Replace one German MMG by an LMG

ID Bid Points Russians
A 1 Increase the German ELR to 3
B 1 Increase the German SAN to 5
C 2 Replace one T34/85 by one T34 M43
D 2 Germans may use HIP for one MMC and any SW/SMC stacked with it
E 2 Add a 468 to the German OB

180 - The T-Patchers (A82/G55)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 In SSR 2. Decrease fortified building locations by one
B 1 Decrease German SAN to 3
C 2 Delete one 467 from German OB
D 2 Add one 667 to American OB
E 2 Replace one German HMG by one MMG

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to German OB
B 1 Replace two 467's with two 468's
C 2 exchange a LMG for a MMG in German OB
D 2 add 6 AP minefield factors to German OB
E 2 Delete one 667 from American OB


ROUND 1 (late start) - FRIDAY 13.30 to 18.30

A69 - Broich Bash (A102/G112)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete one 247 from German OB
B 1 Increase American SAN to 4
C 2 add an 8-1 AL to American OB
D 2 Replace two 666's with 667's.
E 2 Exchange the German 7-0 for a 6+1

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to German OB
B 1 Increase German ELR to 3
C 2 Delete one American MMG
D 2 Replace German 8-0 leader with an 8-1
E 2 Replace one German LMG by one MMG

SP154 - On the Road to Hell (A46/G50)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Allied SAN to 3
B 1 Add a DC to the Queens Battalion
C 2 Add a PIAT to the Queens Battalion
D 2 Replace one German MMG with a LMG
E 2 Add a 2-2-7 to the American OB

ID Bid Points Allies
A 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
B 1 Add a DC to the German Turn 2 reinforcements
C 1 Delete the British 9-1 AL
D 2 Replace the 9-1 with a 9-2 from the German Turn 2 reinforcements
E 2 Replace two German 4-6-7s with 4-6-8s

J161 - Riding to the Rescue (B11/G15)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the British ELR to 3
B 1 Add an LMG to the British OB
C 2 Delete on 467 from the German OB
D 2 Add one 447 to British OB
E 2 Add one ATR to British OB

ID Bid Points British
A 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to German OB
B 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
C 2 Add one 467 to the German OB
D 2 Delete one 447 from British OB
E 2 Add one ATR to German OB


ROUND 2 - FRIDAY 19.00 to 01.00

J165 - Among the Dead (G8/A17)

ID Bid Points Allied
A 1 Delete one Greek and two NZ Concealment counter(s)
B 1 Delete one Trench counter from the Allied OB
C 1 Replace one New Zealand 4-5-8 with a 4-5-7 from the Turn 3 reinforcements
D 2 Exchange a 458 with a 248 in NZ initial OB
E 2 Add one 4-6-8 to the German OB

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete one LMG from the German OB
B 1 Add one LMG to the New Zealand at start OB
C 1 Delete one ATR from the German OB
D 2 Replace the 9-2 with a 9-1 in the German OB
E 2 Delete one 4-6-8 from the German OB

J173 - Assault on Baerendorf (A19/G7)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete 2 concealment counts from German OB
B 1 Exchange a 447 for a 237 in German OB
C 2 Replace two 666's by two 667's
D 2 Replace one German MMG by one LMG (German choice)
E 2 The Americans are Elite (C8.2)

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Replace the German 7-0 for an 8-1
B 1 Add a 237 to German OB
C 2 Delete one 666 from American OB
D 2 Germans may battleharden 2 squads…
E 2 Add one PSK to German initial OB

ESG12 - Road Kill (A18/G20)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete one German LMG
B 1 Increase the American ELR to 4
C 1 Replace the German 8-1 with an 8-0
D 2 Delete one German 4-4-7
E 2 Replace two American 6-6-6s with 6-6-7s

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Replace the American 10-2 AL with a 9-1 AL (Gyro still available from SR 5)
B 1 Delete one BAZ 44 from the American 5th Division
C 2 Replace one German MMG with a HMG (German player’s choice)
D 2 Replace the German 9-1 with a 9-2
E 2 Replace two American 6-6-6s with 3-4-6s


ROUND 3 - SATURDAY 08.30 to 15.30

J175 - Bedburg Bite (G20/B17)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Canadian SAN to 3
B 1 Add one DC to the Canadian OB
C 2 Replace one German MMG with a LMG
D 2 Delete 6 minefield factors from the German OB
E 2 Replace two German 4-6-8s with 4-6-7s

ID Bid Points Canadian
A 1 Increase the German SAN to 5
B 1 Add four Concealment counters to the German at start OB
C 1 Delete one Canadian PIAT
D 2 Replace one German MMG with a HMG
E 2 Delete one Canadian 4-5-8

J178 - Old Friends (A8/G12)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete 2 concealment counts from German OB
B 1 Increase American SAN to 3
C 2 Delete the German 9-1 AL
D 2 Replace two 666 with two 667’s
E 2 Delete one 447

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to German OB
B 1 Increase German SAN to 4
C 2 Replace Two American 667’s for two 666’s
D 2 Add one 467 to the German OB
E 3 Replace one German MMG by one HMG

J170 - Red Churchills (F16/R5)

ID Bid Points Finns
A 1 Increase the Russian SAN to 4
B 1 Delete 4 concealment counters from Finns
C 2 Delete one 447 from Finnish OB)
D 2 In VC delete “with functioning MA”
E 2 Replace Finns HMG with an MMG

ID Bid Points Russians
A 1 Add 4 concealment counters to Finns
B 1 Increase the Finns SAN to 5
C 2 Exchange the 248 in turn 4 reinforcements with a 648
D 2 Replace two 447's with two 548’s in Finnish OB
E 2 Replace Russian 9-2 Leader with a 9-1


ROUND 4 - SATURDAY 16.00 to 01.00
Secret round. Scenarios and PBS will be released Saturday 16.00


ROUND 5 - SUNDAY 08.00 to 14.00

J167 - Hart Attack (A48/G43)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add a LMG to the British OB
B 1 Delete the DC from the German OB
C 2 Delete one 50* MTR
D 2 Replace two British 4-5-7s with 4-5-8s
E 2 Delete one 2-3-8 from the German OB

ID Bid Points Allies
A 1 Delete the ATR from the British OB
B 1 Add four Concealment counters to the German OB
C 2 Replace British 9-2 with an 9-1
D 2 Replace one German MMG with a HMG
E 2 Delete one 4-5-7 from the British OB

193 - Abandon Ship! (G95/A91)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add 4 Concealment counters to American OB
B 1 Increase American SAN to 5
C 2 Increase VP requirement by 2
D 2 Americans may use HIP for one MMC and any SMC/SW Stacked with it
E 2 Delete one 447 from initial German forces

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Delete 4 Concealment counters from American OB
B 1 Increase German SAN to 3
C 2 Decrease VP requirement by 2
D 2 Add one 447 to the German OB
E 2 Replace one German MMG by one HMG


SP20 - Slaughter at Krutik (G59/R28)

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Russian ELR to 3
B 1 Delete an LMG from German forces (German choice)
C 2 Replace one PzIIIJ with one PzIIIH
D 2 Add one 447 to Russian OB
E 3 Add one T34 M41 to Russian OB

ID Bid Points Russians
A 1 Add one Trench to German OB
B 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
C 2 In German turn 2 reinforcements replace one 436 with one 468
D 2 Germans FLAK 36 need not set up limbered
E 3 Add a PZIIIH to German reinforcements
 
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Should "J170 - Red Churchills (F16/G5)"
instead be
"J170 - Red Churchills (F16/R5)"?


And I think bidders should be reminded to check out the ASO SSRs for the affected scenarios.
 

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Should "J170 - Red Churchills (F16/G5)"
instead be
"J170 - Red Churchills (F16/R5)"?


And I think bidders should be reminded to check out the ASO SSRs for the affected scenarios.
It should. Typo. Lazy webmaster who didn't proofread it properly :)
You are right of course, the ASO SSR is significant. It is on our webpage. We will as always hand out scenario packs at the tournament with all the relevant information summarized for each round. So, hopefully we will be alright.

Thanks for pointing it out :)
 

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The ASO Website has been updated.

UPDATED

- Scenarios for the mini tournaments decided.



MINI 1:
J170 - Red Churchills (F16/R5)
J175 - Bedburg Bite (G20/B17)
J167 - Hart Attack (A48/G43)

MINI 2:
3 Scenarios from the soon-to-be-released scenarios from Journal 12.


More details at our website:
http://asl-so.dk/
 

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Number off pre-registered players reached 50 today.
11 players will start gaming Wednesday, 5 more joining Thursday.
40 will participate in the main tournament Friday, the rest just playing for fun or mini tournaments..... or both :)

We have a little room left though ....

Michael
 

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The ASO Website has been updated. Likely to be final update prior to the tournament.

UPDATED
- Updated list of registered participants. Stands at 51.
- Updated the scenario list for the mini tournaments.
- Updated "Equipment needed for ASO 2017" to include the secret round and the mini tournaments.


More details at our website:
http://asl-so.dk/
 

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The tournament is underway
It is ground snow conditions in Copenhagen, 24 players are preparing for the early start scenarios in round 1. Later another 18 players will join and play the late start first round for a total of 42 players in the main tournament.

What a difference 3 years make.
In 2014 we introduced the scenario Katushya's embrace (J168) in our secret round as an unpublished scenario. No one would play it back then ... this time around there will be 7 playings in the first round. There are also 4 playings of the Last Tiger and 1 playings of The T-Patchers.

Lots of happy faces in the room and lots of complaining about the sun. We are boardgamers after all.
 
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The tournament is underway
It is ground snow conditions in Copenhagen, 24 players are preparing for the early start scenarios in round 1. Later another 18 players will join and play the late start first round for a total of 42 players in the main tournament.

What a difference 3 years make.
In 2014 we introduced the scenario Katushya's embrace (J168) in our secret round as an unpublished scenario. No one would play it back then ... this time around there will be 7 playings in the first round. There are also 4 playings of the Last Tiger and 1 playings of The T-Patchers.

Lots of happy faces in the room and lots of complaining about the sun. We are boardgamers after all.
Enjoy your games guys.....very jealous.....from Yola, Adamawa State, NE Nigeria. Boko Haram kept me busy this winter.....
 

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Scandinavian Open 2017 has come to an end.

After 5 days of gaming we found a familiar winner - Melvin Falk. In a wide open tournament we found ourselves in the unusual situation of having 3 undefeated players going into the 5th and final round.

Mikko Lukkari suffered his first loss of the tournament at the hands of Mathias Bergwall in an exciting game of Slaughter at Krutik. Therefore the game between Melvin and dane Kenneth Knudsen would decide the outcome of the tournament in their game of "Abandon ship!". After some intense fighting around the roadblock Kenneth will surely rue some missed opportunities to get across the gully and secure the win. So, in the end the experienced Melvin Falk found a way to win the game and win ASO once again. Congratulations Melvin.

The tournament featured 40 players in the main tournament and another 10 players, mostly local Danish, the tournament directors and a handful of swedes made an appearance to take our numbers to 50 total. A pair of new Norwegians, a pair of Swedes and a new Danish player provided some fresh excitement and enthusiasm to the event.

Thanks to all those who attended and help make ASO 2017 yet another successful event. We are already looking forward to 2018 where we will once again offer an extended tournament. 2 days of friendly gaming followed by 3 days of the classic ASO tournament. The dates for the 2018 tournament will be February 28th through March 4th 2018.

Winner - Melvin Falk
4-1 players - Mikko Lukkari, Kenneth Knudsen, Mattias Bergwall, Arnaud Sanchis

The final standings will be posted here in the forum and on our website within the next few days. Results will be submitted to the AREA rankings and results of the scenarios will be added to the ROAR.


ASO would like to thank our sponsors for 2017
- Multimanpublishing (www.multimanpublishing.com)
- Keys Games And Hobbies (Email only - hobbies747@gmail.com)
- Trojan Games (www.trojangames.se)
- Bounding Fire Productions (www.boundingfire.com)
- Lone Canuck Publishing (www.lonecanuckpublishing.ca)


Thanks

Bo & Michael
/ASO
 
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The results of ASO 2017 has been added to the ASO Website and each result has been submitted to the AREA Rating system.
(www.asl-so.dk)

This was the final standings of ASO 2017 (Main tournament)

Rank - Results - Player
1 - 5 wins - Melvin Falk
2 - 4 wins - Mikko Lukkari
3 - 4 wins - Kenneth Knudsen
4 - 4 wins - Mattias Bergwall
5 - 4 wins - Arnaud Sanchis
6 - 3 wins, 1 draw - Ketil Høgenhaug
7 - 3 wins, 1 draw - Olav Heie
8 - 3 wins, 1 draw - Andreas Carlsson
9 - 3 wins, 1 draw - Lars Thuring
10 - 3 wins, 1 draw - Josh Kalman
11 - 3 wins - Derek Ward
12 - 3 wins - Mathias Rönnblom
13 - 3 wins - Bjørn Lorenzen
14 - 3 wins - Jonathan Kay
15 - 3 wins - Carl Alex F Nielsen
16 - 2 wins - Tim Hunsdorfer
17 - 2 wins, 1 draw - Ran Shiloah
18 - 2 wins, 1 draw - Kåre Jacobsen
19 - 2 wins, 1 draw - David Kalman
20 - 2 wins - Timo Kärnä
21 - 2 wins - Niels Larsen
22 - 2 wins - Olivier Dietsch (4 games)
23 - 2 wins - Martin Kristensen (4 games)
24 - 2 wins - Rich Domovic
25 - 2 wins - Tron Ljodal
26 - 2 wins - Anders Olsson
27 - 1 win - Martin Houmøller
28 - 1 win - Jes Touvdal (2 games)
29 - 1 win - Hans Bugge (2 games)
30 - 1 win - Nils Bakke
31 - 1 win - Tomas Vestelid
32 - 1 win - Pär Worbis
33 - 1 win - Sami Pelkonen
34 - 1 win - Magnus Rimvall (4 games)
35 - 1 win - Göran Andersson (2 games)
36 - no wins - Søren Sandager Sørensen (2 games)
37 - no wins - Armin Deppe (2 games)
38 - no wins - Kirby Vincent (2 games)
39 - no wins - Øyvind Bjorkås (2 games)
40 - no wins - Stephen Burleigh (2 games)
Minitournament winners
Mini 1 (J12 Scenario Mini) - Jes Touvdal (Denmark)
Mini 2 (Super Scenario Mini) - Stephen Burleigh (UK)
 
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Thanks to Bo and Michael for yet another fantastic tournament. Looking forward to the next 20 years!
 
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