World War I

"1914"

2020 Tournament
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"1914" - The Beginning


On August 4, 1914, German troops crossed the border into Belgium. In the first battle of World War I, the Germans assaulted the heavily fortified city of Liege, using the most powerful weapons in their arsenal, enormous siege cannons, to capture the city by August 15. The Germans left death and destruction in their wake as they advanced through Belgium toward France, shooting civilians and executing a Belgian priest they had accused of inciting civilian resistance.


Attention potential participants of the "1914" tournament:
We will be using the JTS Squad Battle game

First World War - Squad Battle

Our tournament battles will concentrate on the year 1914.


TOURNAMENT CODE


The purpose of this tournament is to provide a registered TWS event in which players can gather and engage each other in entertaining combat. It is intended to be a fun way for members to interact, meet other members who they may never have met, and strengthen the bonds between the officers across our society. Officers participating in this tournament are to conduct themselves with honor at all times, remaining respectful of their opponents and abiding by the rules outlined herein. This tournament is intended to be a fun, social event of learning and interaction among the fine officers that we have in TWS.

ROUND 1 - SCENARIO


The Battle Begins May 30, 2020
and
Ends July 24, 2020

1914-Charleroi-01, "Enter the Guards"
25 Turns

One of the opening battles of the Great War, the action around Charleroi was desperate as the French tried to oppose the German crossing of the Meuse-Sambre bend near the city of Namur. The French moved forward bravely to oppose the crossings, attacking with bayonet and were shot down en masse.



ROUND 2 - SCENARIO


The Battle Begins July 27, 2020
and
Ends August 28, 2020

1914-Gheluvelt-02
"Counterattack of the 2/Worcestershire"
12 Turns


Immediately following the loss of the town of Gheluvelt to the Germans, the British recognized that the situation was critical as southeastern tip of the Ypres salient was now vulnerable to a German push up the Menin Road to Ypres.



ROUND 3 - SCENARIO


The Battle Begins August 31, 2020
and
Ends October 9, 2020

1914-Messines-02
"The Defense of Messines Ridge"
16 Turns


The German offensive was rolling towards Ypres and the English Channel beyond. The British Expeditionary Force raced to stop this advance on the high ground east of Ypres.


ROUND 4 - SCENARIO


The Battle Begins October 12, 2020
and
Ends November 23, 2020

1914-Stallupoenen-01
"Sowing the Seeds of Destruction"
12 Turns


One of the opening battles of the Great War, the action around Stallupoenen in East Prussia was a meeting engagement.



OPITIONAL RULES


All battles will be played with the "Fog of War" option selected and the Slider Bar set to dead center.
Opponent pairings will be determined by the moderator of the tournament.
All questions and any disputes will be handled by the Moderator with all decisions rendered by the Tournament Moderator in such instances being final and binding to all parties.



TOURNAMENT AWARDS


The participants of the victorious army will receive the victory medal and all members particiapting, will receive the ribbon... And all those participating will be awared double battle points based on the turns completed.



ROUND 1 COMBATANTS



Triple Entente
Mark Jones

Daniel Cote

James Breckenridge


Central Powers
Trevor Preston

Mike Peccolo

Al Kling

ROUND 2 COMBATANTS



Triple Entente
Mark Jones

Daniel Cote

James Breckenridge


Central Powers
Mike Peccolo

Al Kling

Trevor Preston


ROUND 3 COMBATANTS



Triple Entente
Mark Jones

Daniel Cote

James Breckenridge


Central Powers
Al Kling

Trevor Preston

Mike Peccolo


ROUND 4 COMBATANTS



Triple Entente
Mark Jones

Daniel Cote

James Breckenridge


Central Powers
Mike Peccolo

Al Kling

Trevor Preston

TOURNAMENT RESULTS AFTER ROUND THREE (3)


TRIPLE ENTENTE     CENTRAL POWERS
TOTAL POINTS       TOTAL POINTS
25             11

"1914" WINNER=???

TOURNAMENT SCORING


Scoring is based on tournament points earned for each battle:
Major Victory - 4 Points, Minor Victory - 3 Points, Draw - 2 Points, Minor Defeat - 1 Point, Major Defeat - 0 Points...

Points awarded will be totaled at the end of the tournament with the tournament victory going to the Army with the most points..

Upon completion of each game, THE "WINNER" MUST register the game at:
http://www.wargamingsociety.com/battlerecords/battlereport.htm

This is the ONLY way you will get credit for battle and victory points for your ranking within your Army...
Game Points will be collected from your registered games

NOT A MEMBER OF THE WARGAMING SOCIETY


If you would like to participate in the TWS WW1 "1914" Tournament and are not a member...
You can join the Wargaming Society and sign up for the tournament..
Checkout the WW1 army pages to find a regiment you would like to command...
If you are interested in other Ages of Battle, you can join more than one age...
Visit: http://www.wargamingsociety.com/joinsociety/wgsenlist.htm