ASL Scenarios and Wargaming Tournaments

Friendly Fire ASL Tournament

Introduction

Friendly Fire is an Advanced Squad Leader tournament held on 21-23 September 2018 in Rimforsa, south of Linköping, Sweden.

More information about reservations here (in Swedish). Please contact us if you have any questions.

The tournament is a swiss-style four round tournament. Each player get three points for a win, and one point for a loss. The player with the most points wins. In cases where the players have the same number of points, the player who lost his/her first game latest in the tournament wins. If two players have the same number of points and lost their first scenarion in the same round, the are ordered on the average rating of the opponents they've met during the tournament. Friendly Fire use ELO-style ratings with K=40.

The current ratings and the tournament results for years 2003-2017 can be found here.

Friendly Fire ASL tournament attendence fee is 100 SEK, and includes a copy of the final version of the scenario pack.

Rounds and Scenarios

For each round there are two scenarios to choose from. All scenarios are from Friendly Fire Pack 12.

All participants in the tournament will have an opportunity to receive draft versions (in digital format) of the scenarios on 1 September.

To play any scenario in the pack, you need to bring these boards: FrFA, v, x, y, 4, 6, 17, 21, 38, 48, 62, 69, 70, and 71. Nationality-wise you need: German, Russian, Rumanian, and British. American M10 TDs are also needed. . The overlays needed are: Hi9, Hi10, Hi11, O2, OG5, P4, RR2, RR7, Wd3, Wd4, and Wd5.

Round 1
Friday 17.00 - 24.00
IdNameCombatantsBoardsOverlays
FrF94 Death from Above Russian-German/Rumanian 38, 62, 69
FrF99 Boy Soldiers Russian-German 6 Wd5, P4, RR7
Round 2
Saturday 08.30 - 16.00
IdNameCombatantsBoardsOverlays
FrF98 Amerikanskaya Suka Russian-German 71, FrFA
FrF100 Deutsch Lesson British-German 17, y RR2, O2
Round 3
Saturday 18.00 - Saturday 24.00
IdNameCombatantsBoardsOverlays
FrF93 Wiener Walzer Russian-German 4, 21 TBA
FrF95 Blood Red Snow German-Russian 48 Hi9, Hi10, Hi11, OG5
Round 4
Sunday 08.30 - 14.00
IdNameCombatantsBoardsOverlays
FrF96 The Flying Circus German-Russian 70 Wd3, Wd4
FrF97 Wrecking the Rentals Russian-German v, x

Pairing

Players with equal number of points will be playing each other (to the extent possible). If there are more than two players at a given score, pairing is done arbitrarily by the tournament director, taking into account when in time opponents are available, but also trying to avoid having players play their regular opponents.

The top priority of the pairing is to have a smooth running operation with the minimum waiting time for the players, while avoiding having regular opponents play each other.

Scenario Selection

To select which of the round's two scenarios to play, both players secret note down their preference. If the players choose different scenarios, roll a dr. On 1-3, the youngest player get to play his prefered scenario, otherwise the oldest player. If the players were born on the same day, they must play the RB5 The Last Bid (all 21 turns).

Side Selection

Friendly Fire uses the Australian Balance System (ABS) with secret bidding.

With the ABS, each scenario have eight levels of handicap; level 0-3 for each side. Each player secretly chooses a side and a handicap level. Upon revealing their bids, one of three things can happen:

  • The players have bid on different sides. Both players play the side and use the handicap level they bid.
  • The players have bid on the same side with different handicap levels. Whoever bid the highest level gets to play that side, and the other player is treated as if he'd bid at the other side at handicap level 0.
  • The players have bid on the same side with the same handicap level. Each player rolls a DR, and the player rolling the lowest gets to play the side and handicap he bid, the other player is treated as if he'd bid at the other side at handicap level 0.

ABS

ABS to be announced at a later date.