Sounds like Gary Trezza’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’. 16 players took about year to play each other at various tournaments and FtF. Some of the games were ‘double jeopardy’ and counted for two tournaments at once. I played Paul Sidhu in the final, Paul Won.Thanks for another entertaining episode!
Regarding your thoughts on arranging an 'ASL Champion of the World' event, I remember a discussion I had over a decade ago (I think with Peter Struijf), about whether some kind of event like the one you describe could ever be feasible. I seem to recall being invited to a friendly gathering of a few top European players for some gaming but not being able to make it - that's the most that transpired.
My own suggestion would look something like a tennis championship - use the AREA (or similar) rating to invite the top 16 active players in the world. Top up that group from another 16 who can be the winners (or top runners-up, if someone already invited has won) of a selected group of tournaments.
Regarding travel - the country with those players whose combined monetary bid is highest (to subsidise the travel of those coming from abroad) should host it, methinks. Exactly how the bids would be made, I'm not certain.
It would be an amazing experience, for sure. I think many of the world's top players would pay a fair bit to enter, if push came to shove - I know I would.
Anyway - keep up the good work and I'll see you both in Blackpool next month.
That's a good one. I'd play it in a second.I tried to play this one recently but my opponent could not find his hillock overlays. But looks to be a fun one, there are only a couple of medium desert scenarios out there. Hope the new edition of Hollow Legions will change that.
I really appreciate the analysis by Rob. one suggestion for future armour fest is this one: https://www.aslscenarioarchive.com/scenario.php?id=56349
You guys were right in the post game analysis, Germans could/should have swept up to down or down to up. The main reason is it only engages a portion of the defence, not the whole firing line. The other is this allows more concentrated firepower on the less targets on the one flank and also works well with the sun blindness.Rob MacGinley's great analysis and history accompanies our playing of this journal scenario.
We also chat about how the ASL Champion of the World might be figured out!