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2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 28 April 2012 18:01
The WBC Memoir '44 tournament will be held Thursday-Friday, August 2-3, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

> Thursday evening: Demo and Mulligan round.
> Friday: 6-rounds, 2-game matches, single-elimination. Tournament begins at 9am and continues into the evening.

Last year's tournament had 70 players, including several who play Memoir Online or post on the Forums here.

This year's tournament will feature 6 scenarios from the Campaign Book's Fall Gelb campaign -- specially chosen by last year's champion, JJAZ, because they took place near his home in Belgium. Click the website link, below, to read the full Event Preview.

For the first three scenarios, you only need the base game. Rounds 4-6 use elements from the Terrain Pack. (Roads, railroads, marshes, rafts, rolling dice to blow up bridges.) Summary cards will be provided. Air Rules will not be used.

> Mulligan & 1st Round: Battle of Hannut-Merdorp
> 2nd Round: Valkenburg Airfield
> 3rd Round: Battle of the Lys
> 4th Round: Resistance in Gembloux
> 5th Round: Assault on the Wattenberg
> 6th Round: Moerdijk Bridges

> Tournament details have been posted at: http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/m44pge.htm

> WBC home page, with links to all other details: http://www.boardgamers.org/

> You can post questions here, or PM me, or email SamM44@optonline.net .

In addition, we'll have several Overlord games:
> Thursday 2pm - Prokhorovka (Kursk)
> Saturday 10am - Roi-Namur Landings (from Campaign Book 2)
> Saturday 2pm - Sword of Stalingrad (with Combat cards)
> Plus, the notorious "Midnight Madness" Overlord Friday at 11pm - Rzhev
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Tue, 26 June 2012 14:48
It's just over a month away, and I'm gearing up for it.

In preparation for the Overlords, my second copies of Eastern and Pacific arrived yesterday. Second base game is due to land tomorrow.
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Tue, 26 June 2012 20:00
Intresting scenario choices Johan ! Cool

Thumbs up for organising Sam ! Cool

Good luck to all participants and have fun ! Very Happy
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 27 June 2012 20:26
I'll be going

But as I am GMing NW5 and hope to make the Semis in HIS, I doubt I will have the opportunity to play in the tourney


I get to play online here, so as WBC is my one FtF gaming week in a year...



Love to get some Overlord action though
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 27 June 2012 21:37
van Voort, did I meet you at WBC last year? At one of the Overlords?

Sam
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 27 June 2012 21:53
I was, IRC, Allied Right hand side at one of the Overlord demos and got creamed


You may check my sign up date and cite me as evidence that demos work


Rest of you look away now

Real me (on the right)

http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/nw5pge.htm



I am mentally kicking around the idea of suggesting an online tournament in the autumn, but I need to pick a few brains on that, including yours if you'd be interested.

      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 27 June 2012 22:15
I had no idea! Great to connect the person to the screen name!

You were my Allied Left FG at Bastogne OL. Yes, we got creamed, but it was fun, anyway.

Re: Tournaments... Are you aware of the League we run on Memoir Online, and the occasional multi-player Overlords I run on Vassal?
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 28 June 2012 06:10
I am also looking forward to the Overlord games and the Memoir '44 tournament this year.

Hope to see many of you in Lancaster this year.
Richard Borg
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 30 June 2012 06:45
RBorg wrote on Thu, 28 June 2012 00:10

I am also looking forward to the Overlord games and the Memoir '44 tournament this year.

Hope to see many of you in Lancaster this year.
Richard Borg



Hi Richard.

I was very pleased to meet you at WBC '11 and to be able to talk with you.

Glad to see you attend this year's WBC too. I can only make it for one day,so Sam has taken over running the OL games.

I will play in Friday's big event and be very happy to converse with you again.

John
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 04 July 2012 21:05
Hey, by the way, who among you is planning to be at WBC this year?
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 04 July 2012 21:34
My wife says I may not come until I am actually retired. So lets see you in about 5-10 years. Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 00:40
A bit too far away for me.
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 01:09
You guys are great, but I was especially hoping to hear from the people who will be there. Smile
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 01:37
In - all week - for the 23rd year in a row

[Mis à jour le: Thu, 05 July 2012 01:38]

      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 11:28
--JP wrote on Wed, 04 July 2012 19:37

In - all week - for the 23rd year in a row



Wow!! Impressive run there.

This will be my 5th year in a row attending the WBC, which happens to be a convention attendence record for me (the prior mark set was 4 years in a row). My stays have been for 2 or 3 days - this year I could only manage to get time off for one day.

This will be my 16th convention - my first was Origins '79.
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 12:59
tank commander,

Origins '79? was that the one in Philly?
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 22:56
--JP wrote on Thu, 05 July 2012 06:59

tank commander,

Origins '79? was that the one in Philly?



It was close to Philly - it was held at Widner College, Chester ,PA
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 05 July 2012 23:33
yikes - we could have met then.

I'm gettin' old...
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Fri, 06 July 2012 01:02
--JP wrote on Thu, 05 July 2012 17:33

yikes - we could have met then.

I'm gettin' old...



Lol - hey wait - what does that make me? Shocked

The funniest thing (I can almost laugh about it now)I recall about that now is the "sleeping" arrangements when I attended Origins '80 at the same location.

I went with a buddy of mine that second year and we were housed in a dorm with no AC. This was in late June and the temp and humidity were both very high.

Well, we walk into the room and friend of mine states "I will take the bottom bunk". I did not think too much of it at the time and agreed. Well, my top bunk location was a tad warmer than the lower bunk and the score after that night was "friend" 1,me 0.

On a side note, we rode down in my almost new '80 Camaro Rally Sport.

Several months ago I special ordered it with just about every option except AC. I wanted as much bang for the buck (read possible speed) as I could get and the added weight of an AC on board would slow me down a bit.

As I had the removable T-roofs, I figured that AC would not be needed often. Well, it did not cool things down much with the t-roofs off and worse still, we had to leave them on during a prolonged thunderstorm on the way back. That my friend is when I wish I had ordered the AC. Crying or Very Sad

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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 07 July 2012 04:50
so.. only 3 attending?
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 07 July 2012 18:40
--JP wrote on Sat, 07 July 2012 04:50

so.. only 3 attending?


they must be all saving for the french open 2014, we should play in tents on the normandy beach ! ! !
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sun, 08 July 2012 15:22
Man, wish I could go. Too far to drive with a family of five and too expensive to fly for the same reasons Crying or Very Sad

Hope you all have fun for me.
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Mon, 09 July 2012 22:57
My son and I are likely going to attend, at least to compete in the Memoir tournament. Not a firm commitment yet, but we're working on the arrangements.
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Mon, 09 July 2012 23:38
Nice! My son will be joining me, as well as a neighbor from Indiana days, and his son, as well.

Looks like a possible 7, Sam!
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 14 July 2012 07:48
For those of you who will be at WBC, I should be able to make an exciting announcement later this weekend.

Sam
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 14 July 2012 16:39
Sam,

Is there a minimum age requirement for the tournament? My son is 11. I just want to make sure he can participate.

Thx,
Lew
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 14 July 2012 21:05
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 14 July 2012 01:48

For those of you who will be at WBC, I should be able to make an exciting announcement later this weekend.

Sam

Am I seeing Equipment Packs in the stars!!!

Surprised Surprised

Maybe the tea leaves!!!

Rolling Eyes

Or the chicken bones..... Shocked

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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 14 July 2012 21:09
winner gets a new car... Smile
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sat, 14 July 2012 22:40
Sgt Storm wrote on Sat, 14 July 2012 10:39

Sam,

Is there a minimum age requirement for the tournament? My son is 11. I just want to make sure he can participate.

Thx,
Lew

As long as he has a "Convention" badge -- not a "Junior" badge -- he's eligible. I look forward to seeing you both.

Sam
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sun, 15 July 2012 18:09
Here's the news.

Not only is Richard Borg planning to be there, but in addition, we'll have a pre-release copy of two new Overlords from the Equipment Pack.

One will be played as our "midnight madness" Overlord, Friday 11PM, instead of the prevously scheduled scenario.

The other will be played in our Saturday 2PM slot. I'm told that this scenario will use Combat cards - 2 per Field General.

Who's coming now? Smile
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Wed, 18 July 2012 11:17
Seriously guys, you are making me regret spending my vacation here in Spain...
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 19 July 2012 03:40
Nygaard wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 05:17

Seriously guys, you are making me regret spending my vacation here in Spain...

"The Dane in Spain plays mainly in his brain."
      
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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 19 July 2012 06:07
sam1812 wrote on Thu, 19 July 2012 13:40

Nygaard wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 05:17

Seriously guys, you are making me regret spending my vacation here in Spain...

"The Dane in Spain plays mainly in his brain."


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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Thu, 19 July 2012 08:57
Nygaard wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 11:17

Seriously guys, you are making me regret spending my vacation here in Spain...


Nah... you won't regret of your great holidays in Spain ever.


Cheers,
A spaniard Very Happy

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Re:2012 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 2-3 Sun, 22 July 2012 14:56
Almilcar wrote on Thu, 19 July 2012 08:57

Nygaard wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 11:17

Seriously guys, you are making me regret spending my vacation here in Spain...


Nah... you won't regret of your great holidays in Spain ever.


Cheers,
A spaniard Very Happy


Maybe you two could get together for an evening ...

Tal vez ustedes dos podrían reunirse para una noche ...

Måske to kunne finde sammen for en aften ...
      
    
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