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HEROES 2020

Wed 4 - Sun 8 Mar 2020

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HEROES 2020
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HEROES is an opportunity for ASLers to shake off the winter blues and get in some ASL action in the UK.

As normal the action starts on Thursday and continues through to Sunday so you can play in an ASL tournament and/or play friendly games (or even try your hand at a campaign game if you can find an opponent).
The focus of the weekend will be the main tournament, in which players of like record are paired off to allow us to determine the winners. Depending on the numbers taking part, there will either be one round on Friday or two (one in the morning, the second in the evening, two more on Saturday, and a final round on Sunday morning, finishing around 2pm. Each round sees players choose from three carefully selected scenarios. Main tournament entrants are to be familiar with the rules through to the first half of Chapter G.
Don’t worry if you are a new player (someone who has only ever played five or fewer games against a live opponent), as several experienced players are on hand to play against who will be happy to assist you in learning the game - if there are sufficient numbers there will also be a special tournament based on the ASL Starter Kit on Friday. There will never be a better time to try your hand at ASL!
Remember, you can also drop in just for part of a day if you can't make it for the full weekend.

Venue

The Headlands (611 New South Promenade, FY4 1NJ) offers plenty of gaming room for the whole weekend. Meals and good beers are also available in the hotel, and numerous alternative food outlets are close by.
Single rooms are available from £35 (including breakfast) - please contact the hotel for rates if you wish to share a room. Do not try to book using the hotel website, as it will tell you there are no rooms available - instead, phone them and mention that you are wanting to book a room to attend the games tournament!

The hotel is easily accessible from the M55 and the train station is a 5 minute walk away.




(click a map to view a larger version in a new window)
Train travel can be booked at www.thetrainline.com - you need Blackpool Pleasure Station (the last stop before Blackpool South) as your destination station; the station prior to that is Squires Gate so prepare to Unload when it leaves there :-)

Cost

Weekend registration for the tournament costs just £15 if registering by Sunday 23 February - thereafter it is £20. There is no need to pay in advance, simply pay on arrival at the tournament.
To register simply log in to your account and click the link on that page to view forth-coming tournaments


Confirmed Attendees

Ian Ainsworth arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Joe Arthur arriving Tue 3 Mar 2020
Andy Bagley arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Craig Benn arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Mark Blackmore arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
David Blackwood arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Neil Brunger arriving Tue 3 Mar 2020
Peter Burbery arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Gerard Burton arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Paul Case arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Steve Cook arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Shawn Decaluwe arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Alan Hume arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Morris Legge arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
William Lobban arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
John Martin arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Ian Morris arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Gary Norman arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Pete Phillipps arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Ian Pollard arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Ray Porter arriving Thu 5 Mar 2020
Magnus Rimvall arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Simon Staniforth arriving Wed 4 Mar 2020
Martin Vicca arriving Fri 6 Mar 2020

Tournament Scenarios

(ROAR ratings in brackets)

Friday (9.30am - Midnight) 14.5 hours – Vichy
A119 Showdown in Syria (British 18, French 15)
81 Fratricidal Fighting (British 18, French 17)
80 Play Ball (American 31, French 31)
Players may alternatively choose any scenario they wish to play if they do not want to play any of the scenarios on offer for this round instead.

Saturday AM (9am - 3pm) 6 hours – The French in Norway
A108 Sudden Death (French 45, German 34)
75 Strangers in a Strange Land (French 134, German 117)
BB13 Triumph Atop Taraldsvikfjell (French 29, German 22)

Saturday PM (4pm - Midnight) 8 hours – Croix de Guerre
77 Le Herisson (French 171, German 165)
76 End of the Ninth (French 61, German 33)
79 Bridge of the Seven Planets (French 47, German 49)
Players may alternatively choose any scenario they wish to play if they do not want to play any of the scenarios on offer for this round instead.

Sunday AM (9am – 2pm) 5 hours – The Battle for France
J183 A Real Barn Barner (French 65, German 51)
A104 In Front of the Storm (French 107, German 114)
SP149 Labarthe's Charade (French 18, German 24)
(view the analysis from Schwerpunkt 13)

 

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