The League is Over!!!
Richard M.J. Jarosz (Russian Cossacks) PtoG
Richard M.J. Jarosz (Russian Cossacks) PtoG
And Allen Kaplan (Russian Guard Infantry) PtoG
Tied for First Place at the Tournament that ended the League
And Believe It or Not!!!
Richard M.J. Jarosz won "Best Sportsman"??????
for some great pictures of our Last Tournament.
Forces for this escalation league will be Mid-War forces with a Eastern Front
Theme. They can be built using lists in Ostfront and posted PDFs from the Battlefront's website). Lists built
using Afrika, Festung Europa or any of the Normandy Campaign books are not permitted.
The League Administrator can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . The League Administrator
will play in the league and will be listed in the standings and is eligible to win prizes.
To make the gaming more fun and get players to complete the League each play will
contribute $10 to the prize pool. Each additional game will also yield a $1 contribution
to the prize pool. Payable in $3 monthly blocks each month. There will be no refunds for
unplayed Games! The cost of the Tournament at the end needs to be worked out but be are
currently looking at a $20 entrance fee. All the monies collected for the prize pool
will be use to purchase Gift Certificates to be used at the Game Room Store, our host for
this event. Note: Unlike previous Leagues this one will take on a
campaign feel so only one army per player will be allowed. Choose wisely!!!
Prior to the beginning of the league, each player will submit his name, email
address and force type (American Paratroopers, German Panzergrenadiers, Soviet Tankovy,
etc.) to the League Administrator.
1. An infantry army must look like an infantry army. (no minimum infantry and maximum
SUPER Tanks) (same for mech or armored) If you want an armored company make an armored
2. The intend of the above rule will be followed not the letter.
3. The administrator reserves the right not to allow any particular army list.
4. Since this is a participation based League Bonus Points will be made available where
and when deemed appropriate (usually for participating in activities benefitting the
5. Terrain will be generated using the Eastern Europe Terrain Chart, Page 245
Hardcover Rulebook (HCB), including General Winter, so plan accordingly.
Beginning of the Month
Prior to the first day of each month, each player shall submit a valid army list
at the selected point level to the League Administrator. All League games played during
that month must use that army list. While a players force type can not change month to
month without League Administrator permission (i.e. once an American Paratrooper, always
an American Paratrooper), a players army list does not need to contain all of the forces
he used during the previous month.
During the course of each month, each player shall play 3 games, each of which
shall be against a different opponent. The first league game between two opponents shall
be counted as their regular game. Points for regular games shall be as laid out in the
Flames of War rulebook (i.e. If the victor loses no platoons, he gets 6 points and the
loser gets 1, if the victor loses 1 platoon he gets 5 points and the loser gets 2, if the
victor loses 2 or more platoons, he gets 4 points and the loser gets 3).
Up to 3 additional games may be played each month against any league opponent.
The second or subsequent game against any opponent is considered as an additional game, as
are games played after 3 regular games have been played. Winners receive 2 points for an
additional game, while losers and draws/ties receive 1 point. A game can count as a
regular game for one player and an additional game for the other player.
The mission for each game is generated using the table shown below:
|12 or more
||Free for All
||Hold the Line
||The Big Push
|3 or less
||Not one Step Back
To go along with the Campaign Feel the League will use Linked
Mission Campaigns, page 232 HCB, method of Mission Selection. The player
with the highest total uses his total to determine the mission using the table above. Also
Using Victory Points to Change the Mission, page 238 HCB, will be used.
For 600 point games, all games shall be played using the Free for All mission. Terrain
features for this 4' x 3' table should be half in size and half in number rounding up.
For Not one Step Back games use the rules in the Scenerio (i.e. 4' x 3' table, etc.) and
pick one half of the table already gererated. Defender's choice.
Order of Set up:
1. Set up the Terrain as outlined above.
2. Select Mission (1000 and 1500 point levels).
3. Play game, keeping track of your victory points for this game (will affect mission
selection in next game).
600 point games will be limited to 2 hours while all other game (1000 point and 1500 point
games) will be limited to 3 hours.
Game location and reporting
Players can play games anywhere then report results either in person using the Escalation League Score Sheet,
reporting it on the Path to Glory Yahoo Group or
via email to the League Administrator. The
winner of a game is responsible for reporting the results to the League Administrator.
When reporting game results the following items should be included:
- Player names
- Club and/or Store affiliation
- Game date & Start time
- Mission played
- Point level of Armies
- Winning player
- Winning player losses (# of Platoons)
- Losing player losses (# of Platoons)
- If and whom is using Victory Points to change the Mission at the 1000 and 1500 point
After Action Reports
The losing player of a regular game, or both drawing players in an
additional game, may earn 1 additional point by publicly posting an after action report of
the game by emailing it to email@example.com.
AARs should include, at a minimum, player names, player force types, player army
compositions, mission, terrain description, initial plan, description of the action and
As this is an escalation league, the focus is on players raising new forces or
augmenting an existing one. Players will receive 0 6 points at the end of each
month based on the painting of their figures. So, while you can start with unpainted
figures, the point is to have your army list for a particular month painted at the end of
that month. Historically accurate, well painted, 3 color minimum paint jobs with flocked
bases will receive a maximum of 6 points with an army of bare lead and resin receiving 0
points. An army completely painted to a normal, wargame standard will receive 4 points,
with bonus points for terrained bases, highlighting, decals, etc. Other factors (having
troops professionally painted, using an existing, previously painted army, etc.) maybe
used to assess painting points. A bonus of 1 point per painted objective, up to a total of
2 points is available each month for those with appropriate painted objectives. The League
Administrator or delegated club member will judge painting points, and it is each players
responsibility to ensure that his army gets judged before the end of the month.
Players can receive up to 10 additional points for completing a historical
background write-up for their unit. This write-up should include what unit your troops
represent, where they are fighting, what time frame the unit is fighting, who the
attachments are coming from. (D/502 PIR, 101st Airborne during the fighting in Normandy,
June 1944, with Armor attachments from C/1-66 Armor, 2AD for example) Bonus points for
photographs, unit insignia, commanders names, combat history to that point in the war,
etc. The number of points awarded will be determined by the detail of the write-up, the
amount of work that went into it, and the difficulty of researching a particular unit. The
League Administrator or delegated club member will subjectively rank the historical write
ups in order of quality, with the best receiving 10 points, 2 nd best 9 points, etc. down
to a minimum of 3 points if some sort of acceptable historical background is submitted. If
you have questions, or want help in researching a particular unit, contact the League
Write-ups are due along with 1000 point army lists to be scored.
|1st Month (October 1 October 31)
|2nd Month (November 1 December 31)
|3rd Month (January 1 February 6)
|Tournament (February 7th)
Special Rules for 600 point games
All games are played on a 4' x 3' table with both players deploying on the short
ends of the table. Army construction follows all normal rules with the following
Only one combat platoon is required to be taken.
If only one combat platoon is taken in a tank company, the HQ tanks do not have to be
of the same type as the tanks in the combat platoon.
No proxies are allowed with the exception of aircraft, without the approval of
the League Administrator. Aircraft can be represented by another model of aircraft used by
that nationality. Variations within a type of tank can be declared to be any model of that
type. (i.e. A PzKw IIIL could act as a PzKw IIIJ, but not a PzKw IVG or Panther) If you
are having problems finding a particular model, talk to the League Administrator and he
will assist you in finding an appropriate model.
Players may enter the league at the 1000 or 1500 point levels with the permission
of the League Administrator. Players that enter at 1000 points or 1500 points will be
given an initial point total equal to that of the lowest active player.
Following the end of league play, a 1750 point tournament will be held, open to
all league members and the general public. Placing 1st through 4th in the tournament will
generate bonus points to contribute to determining the league championship. 1st place
gives 25 points, 2nd place gives 15 points, 3rd place gives 10 points and 4th place gives
|Tournament 1st Place
|Tournament 2nd Place
|Tournament 3rd Place
|Tournament 4th Place