15mm DBA Theme Tournament
Cold Wars
Lancaster Host Resort
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

7 March 2003

A North American Society of Ancient and Medieval Wargaming (NASAMW) event
organized by the Washington Area De Bellis Antiquitatis Gamers (WADBAG)
and sponsored byFanaticus
in conjunction with the HMGS-East Cold Wars Convention.

Before Columbus, Cortes and Pizzaro, the Americas were home to a number of sophisticated civilizations ranging from the Aztecs and Mayans of Mesoamerica to the Incas of South America and the Pueblo and Mound-Builder Cultures of North America. This special theme tournament was designed to raise interest in a region often overlooked by ancient/medieval wargamers and to give these armies their due.

Tournament Champion David Zecchini
First Runner Up Jon Baldwin
The Butcher Award Ron Giampapa
(Last of the Mohicans)
Best Painted Army David Kuijt
Sportsmanship Award Roland Fricke

David Schlanger's Tlaxcallan General

Final Results

Place Competitor Army Results Points
1* Dave Zecchini Tupi (IV/29) 5g-4, 4-2, 4G-1, 4G-3 53
2 Jon Baldwin Tarascan (IV/19) 5-2, 4-1, 4-0, 4-1 53
3 David Schlanger Tlaxcallan (IV/19) 4-0, 3G-1, 2-0, 4-2 42
4 Ron Giampapa Last of the Mohicans (IV-9) 4-5G, 3G-1, 4G-2, 2-4 34
5 David Kuijt Aztecs (IV-63) 4-2, 5-2, 0-2, 1-4 26
6 Brian Reddington-Wilde Dog Peoples (III/41) 2-5, 1-3G, 4G-0, 3-4G 22
7 Mike Stelzer Eastern Forest Indians (IV-9) 0-4, 2-5, 2-4G, 5-1 18
8 Alan Hantz Tarascans (IV-19) 5-1, 1-4, 0-4, 1-5 16
9 Roland Fricke Chimu (IV/71) 1-5, 2-4, 0-4, 4-2 15
10 Russell Loiselle Mixtec (IV/53) 2-4, 1-3G, 1-4G, 2-4 6

* David Zecchini and Jon Baldin completed regular play tied at 53 points apiece and played a hard-fought sudden death playoff to determine the tournament champion.

The Armies of the Americas tournament was run in four rounds in a "Swiss Chess" draw format using points to determine placement. Armies were restricted to Pre-Columbian lists that were North, Central or South American in origin.  No Spanish, Portuguese, Viking, or Welsh were allowed.

For more information about the Armies of the Americas theme tourney, contact Chris Brantley at IamFanaticus@gmail.com.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2003