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.
Six Rounds at 1 Month/Rounds Starting on
15 September 2021 and Ending on
30th March 2022...
Tournament combatants will be matched at random for each round... No one will battle the same opponent for more than one round.
As in the other TWS tournaments JTS is supplying a JTS Game of their choice to be giving away to 1 of the tournament participants...
This is a game of your choice..
To be eligible you must participate in all 3 rounds of the tournament...
In addition to this we are giving away 3 Wargaming Society T-Shirts...
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 victory going to the Combatant & Army with the most points.. Upon completion of each game, register the game at: http://www.wargamingsociety.com /battlerecords/battlereport.htm
This 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...
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.
Optional Melee Resolution is to be turned on!
The victor will receive the victory medal and all those members particiapting will receive ribbon...
And all those participating will be awarded double battle points based on the turns completed.
The army with the most points will be awarded the Army Victory medal...
Everyone's game score impacts the outcome for the Army Victory Medal..
John Tiller Software (JTS) is once again contributing a game to be awarded to one player... All participants completing all three rounds of the tournament are eligible for a drawing for the game of their choice...
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Discounted Games for $29.95 The First Blitzkrieg, Middle East '67, Campaign Wagram, War Over Vietnam, Campaign Ozark, The War of 1812, Spanish Civil War & Tsushima...
062_(Weather)_New Market May 15th, 1864.scn
New Market May 15th 1864 (18 Turns)
(Historical) With Union General Grant's plan to strangle the South into submission, he ordered that the Shenandoah Valley and its rich farm lands be denied to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his army fighting to defend Richmond and Petersburg. He ordered General Sigel and his army of about 10,000 to occupy the valley area. Defending this area was General John C. Breckinridge, with about 4500 men, including 247 cadets from V.M.I. On May 14th, the Union army was camped just north of the small village of New Market. With information of this Union movement, Breckinridge decided to move forward and attack his enemy on the following day.. In this battle, you must either repulse the Union invader, or drive the rebels further down the valley until all resistance has collapsed. Note that Imboden and the 18th Va had earlier moved off to the Union left flank, and did not engage during the battle. Do not underestimate your opponent, and watch your flanks.
078_(Weather)_LynchburgJune 18th, 1864.scn
Lynchburg June 18th 1864 (25 Turns)
(Historical) This scenario is the June 18th battle. For the overall situation notes, please read the historical June 17th battle description.
On the morning of June 17th, Union General Hunter issued orders for his command to march toward Lynchburg, but were delayed at the Great Otter River. By 4pm, General Averell's cavalry division encountered the Confederates, entrenched and blocking the road about 3 miles from the city. Defending the city was Breckinridge's Division, and several smaller units, including student cadets. With this small force at hand, it was doubtful that the Confederates could hold the city against Hunter's superior force. On the 16th of June, having received a telegram from Gen. Breckinridge, that Union troops were nearing Lynchburg. Lt. Gen. Jubal Early, who had previously been ordered to the Valley by General Lee on June 12th, and who was now in Charlottesville, ordered that the trains be loaded and sent immediately to Lynchburg. General Early, with two brigades from Ramseur's Division, were the first to arrive, at about 1pm on the 17th. With the Confederates growing fast in numbers, Hunter's Union army would need to strike quickly, or lose the advantage. Notes: General Breckinridge was sick during this time, and his division was commanded by D.H. Hill. Also, as Hunter's army was rushed into the area, and his supply trains were being constantly attacked, his overall suppy of ammunition was at a critically low level.
086_(Weather)_Monocacy July 9th, 1864.scn
Monocacy, July 9th, 1864 (21 Turns)
(Historical) Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early, under orders from Robert E. Lee, invaded northern territory with nearly 15,000 men in early July 1864. This effort was intended to threaten Washington D.C., and draw troops away from Grant's Union siege of Petersburg. If successful, it could provide the opportunity Lee needed to counter-attack Grant, and even lead to the capture of Washington D.C. Even if just one of these events were to take place, President Lincoln's effort to be reelected would be severely undermined. This battle would be fought near Monocacy Junction. The Union forces, commanded by Lew Wallace, and his nearly 6,000 troops, were hoping to delay the Confederates long enough to help prepare Washington D.C. for the coming attack. Now, prepare for battle, and take up arms.
132_(Weather)_Summit Point, August 21st, 1864
Summit Point, May 21st, 1864 (27 Turns)
(Historical) The Confederates attacked a line of Union pickets in front of Summit Point, on the 21st of August. This attack by Confederate Gen. Richard Anderson, along with another same day attack by Jubal Early, were attempts to disrupt and disorganize the Union army in the Valley, now commanded by newly arrived, Union Maj Gen. Philip Sheridan.
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3rd Winchester, Sept. 19th, 1864
(Historical) It's the final battle of the 1862 Valley Campaign. Confederate General Jackson was determined to dislodge the Union invaders from the Shenandoah Valley for at least the foreseeable future. On the 9th of June, the day after the Battle of Cross Keys, Jackson's men were directed to build a bridge over the Shenandoah River and attack the Union forces across the bottomland. Winder's brigade would lead the attack. Facing this assault, were about 3,500 men from Shield's Division, commanded by Union Brigadier General Erastus Tyler. As either the Union or Confederate commander, you will have the task of defeating your enemy and influencing the outcome of the war. Good Luck!
151_(Weather)_Fisher's Hill,22nd, 1864.scn
(Weather) Fisher's Hill, Sept. 22nd, 1864
(Historical) Outnumbered by the Union Army commanded by General Sheridan, Confederate General Jubal Early positioned his army in a more defensible location, Strasburg. Despite this strongly defended position, Sheridan attacked, hoping to destroy Early's army and return to Petersburg to help end the siege and war defeating Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
It is important to your opponent that you return game turns in a timely manner.
This will insure tournament rounds are completed on time and everyone can move on to the next round..
Please think of everyone on either side of the battlefield as a friend..
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