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New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:57:19 AM »
Just to keep things tidy, and to allow posting of lists and thoughts on the day, I've locked the old thread and started afresh.

Martin suggested the following:


Thought I would start a new topic covering this  PBI day.

1. Held at Entoyment Saturday 18th January 2020.  This will make it an 80th anniversary of 1940.
2. 1940 Europe
3. Armies must confirm to 1940 list.  Stick with the company as listed in the Company architect.

I'll add the following rules for this thread.

No discussion on the benefits or negatives of one tank over another or one LMG over another. Let's just play this great game as it is written, building an army as it is written to the agreed points level.

1940 will be a great year to recreate. We know what happened historically, but can the allies change history?

The day will be 2 games. Each player will be representing either the Allies as they fall back in the face of the relentless German advance, or the Axis, trying to push the Allies back into the channel.

Every point counts. As it stands there will be 4 tables., and 8 games in the day overall. The points from each game will be totalled and the winner declared at close of play - either the Allies or the Axis.

I would like everyone to post their list here at some point between now and a week before the event.

I would also like players to sign a virtual pledge on here declaring that they intend to play in the true spirit of the game and not to have any falling out on the day. We all need to agree to this. It's the most important point I will make.

More from GHQ tomorrow.

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 08:55:51 AM »
Thanks Sean, another suggestion
Can 4 players take responsibility for the 4 tables?
Providing all the scenery and objectives?
This will cut down the boxes and clutter.

I can provide one table

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 09:31:10 AM »
Good idea. I'll bring one as well.
Ideally it would be nice if it was northern France themed.

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 10:09:56 AM »
I can provide one Full table.
Is this a set table or just provide the set amount pieces required and the set up to be done by each set of players, at the start  of each game as per Rules ?
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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 10:43:53 AM »
I don't have a problem with either....but it's probably fairest to follow the game as written so provide sufficient terrain for both players to choose.




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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 01:33:35 PM »
Thatís what I was thinking, and keep the pieces on That table, not swap them around.
If anybody needs any pieces to make a full table, tell me well before the day,and I can put those pieces in a box for the day. Rather than have to bring my big boxes full of pieces, I have most things to fulfil a European type table.
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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 02:03:30 PM »
Sean, well said. You have my pledge.

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 03:42:53 PM »
I will have enough scenery for s full game and enough pieces for whatever the player wants.
It will be my snow set all deep and crisp and even.

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 04:50:13 PM »
... all deep and crisp and even.

A level playing field indeed!

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 06:05:48 PM »
I agree with Miles and Sean.
Game provider supplies all the scenery, but does not place it. Placing scenery is a company commander skill.
Then Sean send people to whatever table is needed and that table will have a pile of scenery upon it.

Maybe to extend this, Sean could specify what is on each table so that they are "fair"?
We could always put out 5 tables so that games transitioning will be able to use the extra table in order to allow a longer game to finish?

I can bring a French themed table in terms of green cloth and french buildings.

Here is my offering.
A. 8 foot of road.
B. 5 Building pieces, 5 wooded pieces, 2 marshes = 12 pieces
C. 4x4 cloth (green)
D. 20 pieces of partial scenery
E. 3 objectives


I can bring spare road or railway if there is a shortage for anyone.
I also have a spare set of objectives if needed.
I have 2 spare cloths too.

Do borrow the above if it helps you complete a table set up.



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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 07:55:24 PM »
All sounds good.

Stewart,

Would you be able to provide a green table rather than snow? I'm thinking May 1940 Northern France? If it's a problem, don't worry...

Once players are decided upon for the teams, I'll allocate you a table. I'm thinking of one or two little fun twists. Nothing that will affect the rules or how the game is played but some fun additions.

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 07:58:51 AM »
Yes I can provide a green table, no Christmas trees and snowmen then?

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 08:15:53 AM »
1 Dutch= Mike
2 French= Graham+Stewart
5 German = Chris +Ben/Dave +Sean+ martin+Nigel H
1 British= Miles
1 Colin


Does this look correct to everyone at the moment?

November 30th 2019

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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 08:35:41 AM »
I can provide the Same as Martin, with extras if people say before hand please.
I might do 4 Buildings, 6 woods and 2 marshes though ? To make it a bit more Rural. And a slightly different mix, otherwise all tables are going to be the same?
Again I also have railways and loads of associated engines and rolling stock. Also an Canal. And a small river with Bridges.
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Re: New Thread for JANUARY 18TH PBI DAY
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 08:46:46 AM »
We don't see many bridge type games in PBI and securing bridges before they were blown was a key part of the German advance.

No snowmen or Christmas trees Stewart  ;D ;D ;)