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David Constable
01-26-2012, 06:15 AM
The Midland Open will be held at Alvechurch on the 6th May 2012. The format is the same as previous years.

A flyer has been posted on Yahoo DBA web site, I shall be taking some to Penarth, but if you want a PDF copy please send me your email address via the private message facility.

David Constable

Martin Smith
01-26-2012, 08:36 AM
The Midland Open will be held at Alvechurch on the 6th May 2012. The format is the same as previous years.

A flyer has been posted on Yahoo DBA web site, I shall be taking some to Penarth, but if you want a PDF copy please send me your email address via the private message facility.

David Constable

Thanks David. looking forward to it.
Martin
see you in Penarth

Colin the Hittite
01-29-2012, 08:48 AM
I'm also looking forward to it. Nice village, great venue, players I don't often see elsewhere AND a lovely lunch - all for a fiver.

Colin

David Constable
04-12-2012, 05:08 AM
Just to remind people that the Midland Open at Alvechurch in the UK is about four weeks away.

Appreciate it is difficult to be certain you are going to be there, but it really does help, even to get rough numbers.

David Constable

Martin Smith
04-12-2012, 05:35 AM
Just to remind people that the Midland Open at Alvechurch in the UK is about four weeks away.

Appreciate it is difficult to be certain you are going to be there, but it really does help, even to get rough numbers.

David Constable

I'll be there, with Mr Hittite, all being equal. What to bring, though....??
Martin

David Constable
04-12-2012, 11:32 AM
I'll be there, with Mr Hittite, all being equal. What to bring, though....??
Martin

I think it was last year that I was going to use IV/76, until Scott very kindly reminded me that I could not use a section four army. I blame old age, insanity and WRG 6th players, not necessarily in that order.

David Constable

David Constable
04-12-2012, 11:34 AM
I'll be there, with Mr Hittite, all being equal. What to bring, though....??
Martin

I think it was last year that I was going to use IV/76, until Scott very kindly reminded me that I could not use a section four army. I blame old age, insanity and WRG 6th players, not necessarily in that order.

David Constable

# PS - hope fuel is OK, we have at least 12 at the moment, but would be nice to have 20 plus. #

Diades
04-17-2012, 04:32 PM
Just to remind people that the Midland Open at Alvechurch in the UK is about four weeks away.

Appreciate it is difficult to be certain you are going to be there, but it really does help, even to get rough numbers.

David Constable

Count 2 of us in from Herefordshire (if you haven't already!).
We think we know what we're bringing...

David Constable
04-18-2012, 05:05 AM
Count 2 of us in from Herefordshire (if you haven't already!).
We think we know what we're bringing...

We assumed you are comming, so I think we are at 16 at the moment, 20 plus would be nice.

David Constable

Denis the Menace
04-18-2012, 11:53 AM
We assumed you are comming, so I think we are at 16 at the moment, 20 plus would be nice.
David Constable

It's looking unlikely that I'll make it. Pity, since competitions with bars are my kind of competition!
DTM

David Constable
04-18-2012, 12:17 PM
It's looking unlikely that I'll make it. Pity, since competitions with bars are my kind of competition!
DTM

Bar at cheap prices and midday meal included in the 5 entry fee is not bad. Parking is good as well.

I know it was a problem for you, and not keen on a bank holiday myself, but tried to avoid last weekend in April as Legion at Bath might have run.
I think in future years we assume no Legion at Bath meeting anymore.

David Constable

Scott Russell
04-19-2012, 04:18 PM
Currently we have two trophies and five prizes (three armies, two books). Expressions of interest would be helpful to aid catering. About twelve expected at the moment.
Scott

Menacus Secundus
04-19-2012, 04:49 PM
Much as I enjoyed my visit last year, I fear I shall not be there this time around.

arnopov
04-20-2012, 08:01 AM
Currently we have two trophies and five prizes (three armies, two books). Expressions of interest would be helpful to aid catering. About twelve expected at the moment.
Scott
Very likely I will be there. Will check with Stevie if he is keen.

ciao
Arnaud

Dunctator
04-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Would really like to make it - I do enjoy an Open tournament! - but trains from London on the day don't add up :(

Good luck to all - may the SIX be with you :D

Dunc

David Constable
04-21-2012, 05:05 AM
Would really like to make it - I do enjoy an Open tournament! - but trains from London on the day don't add up :(

Good luck to all - may the SIX be with you :D

Dunc

I know the feeling, I even checked to Pershore, then we could have gone by taxi, no good. Sunday travel in the UK is c##p on public transport.

In fact you can get there earlier from London than I can from Pershore.

David Constable

Claudius Gothicus
04-21-2012, 04:27 PM
Apologies I will not be able to make it this year.

Agreed to go to a weekend school reunion last year and didn't realise that it would be the same weekend.

At least it will give somebody else the opportunity to come eighth!

Diades
04-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Only a week to go and no disinformation on who's taking what...
I'll be fielding an Ark at this rate!

Martin Smith
04-29-2012, 07:02 AM
Only a week to go and no disinformation on who's taking what...
I'll be fielding an Ark at this rate!

For what it's worth - my disinformation goes as follows - I MAY take Picts (see 'Picts in Open tournaments' thread elsewhere http://fanaticus.org/discussion/showthread.php?p=146514#post146514), or more likely one of a number of Chinese armies (for a change as I've never fielded them, and they came originally from Alvechurch) or a threat to your Ark (of the Covenant, I assume??*).
The other Martin

* ...or was that a reference to the 'drought' were allegedly suffering, as the waters rise across Olde Englande?

David Constable
04-29-2012, 08:54 AM
PART CUT

* ...or was that a reference to the 'drought' were allegedly suffering, as the waters rise across Olde Englande?

Hello Martin, rain due to my singing in the bath at retiring.

Would the Chinese be the Han you won a few years ago? If so did you use the shell cavalry for the General?

David Constable

Diades
04-29-2012, 10:54 AM
For what it's worth - my disinformation goes as follows - I MAY take Picts, or more likely one of a number of Chinese armies (... they came originally from Alvechurch)
The other Martin

I assume it is the Bwummie Dynasty that resulted from the migration to which you refer:rotfl

I noted the Pict thread.
My Jewish revolt will not be making an appearance this time, although they were briefly in the running!

Mark Skelton
04-29-2012, 04:13 PM
Evening Gents!

Sorry about the lack of notice, but I would like to throw my hat in the ring - the stars have aligned, and I can now make it to Alvechurch for the 6th. Not sure what I'll bring with me, although Myceneans are in the running (why break a habit?).

Whatever I bring, 5 cash as an entry fee will definitely be included - given that it is a week away, if I post a cheque to yourselves tomorrow it will take longer to arrive and then clear than for me to give you a fiver in a week's time. Is that OK with you, Dave and Scott?

Regards,

Marcus Aurelius

Scott Russell
04-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Mark,
looking forward to seeing you there. 5 on the day is pretty much the norm, especially with the new postage rates!
Scott

Martin Smith
05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Would the Chinese be the Han you won a few years ago? If so did you use the shell cavalry for the General?


Well, yes. It's the Han from Alvechurch (with a couple of minor additions), morphable to the Warring States or Three Kingdoms either side of them, chronologically - I work on the basis that if there's only a year's difference between one list and another, then the figs will do just fine for either.

For the general I used one of the LH figures in Han style hat, minus lance. His escort on the 3Cv are two of the 'shell' helmeted figures, one with lance, one with standard. Remind me to show you on Sunday.
See you there
Martin

David Constable
05-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Well, yes. It's the Han from Alvechurch (with a couple of minor additions), morphable to the Warring States or Three Kingdoms either side of them, chronologically - I work on the basis that if there's only a year's difference between one list and another, then the figs will do just fine for either.

For the general I used one of the LH figures in Han style hat, minus lance. His escort on the 3Cv are two of the 'shell' helmeted figures, one with lance, one with standard. Remind me to show you on Sunday.
See you there
Martin

Thanks Martin

Nice to see them returning home. I remember you liked the shell helmet cavalry.

See you Sunday.

David Constable

arnopov
05-05-2012, 06:16 PM
Not enough progress on the DIY fronts, and Monday won't be enough.

Would have loved to bring the Tamils for a last 2.2 hurrah. B******s

Have a good one.

Ciao
Arnopov

Martin Smith
05-06-2012, 01:49 AM
Not enough progress on the DIY fronts, and Monday won't be enough.

Would have loved to bring the Tamils for a last 2.2 hurrah. B******s

Have a good one.

Ciao
Arnopov

That's a pity, Arno----think your Tamils would give my lot a right drubbing! Hope to see you at ? Sheffield / Summer PAWS ?
Off to the Smiff-mobile...........
Martin
settled Sea Peoples person (wot ?)

Scott Russell
05-06-2012, 03:31 AM
Karl will be using Tamils, so they will at least be represented.
Scott

Scott Russell
05-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Bare bones only (until John Minchin's modem is fixed):

1. Scott Russell (northern dynasty Chinese)
2. Karl Farrell (Tamil)
3. Martin Myers (Alexandrian Imperial)
Novice Patrick Myers (Georgian)
Plate Martin Smith (Philistine)

Thanks to all competitors for a good natured day. Nice to see some new faces. Thanks to David Constable for most generously donating the prizes, and John Minchin and Martin Myers for the administration.

Scott

Martin Smith
05-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Martin Smith (-Philistine !!)

Scott

My inability to appreciate art has at last been recognised...........;)

Many thanks to all at Alvechurch for a fun day's gaming. The Hampshire carload enjoyed the day, despite a few minor glitches in our collective dice throwing abilities (tee hee).
Well done to Scott, Karl, Martin M and Patrick. Also MAXIMUM KUDOS to David for both providing the prizes* :up and also for taking the Tuaregs, an army which is exxxxxxtrrrrrreeeeeemely challenging to use in an open competition - still smiling as the last camel steak was added to the barbeque - well done that man. (Should have taken them Picts, shouldn't I?).

Cheers all
Martin
*(mine was great thanks - passed it to Mark to build his collection up, Pyrrhic b can morph into so many others, an adaptable army pack if ever there was one, useful choice)

Diades
05-07-2012, 07:44 AM
A huge thank you to all. A very friendly-spirited event; excellent catering, challenging games and very generous prizes. Well done to Scott for triumphing on the day (how would things have turned out if I had taken the cynical Draw option on that last bound instead of throwing everything in to let the dice decide?).
(...and for the cognoscenti, Patrick and I are still on speaking terms :D ).

Scott Russell
05-07-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks to my near neighbours for leaping to my aid when my Chinese got inundated by the coffee coloured waters of the Jaxertes when engaged in a border dispute with the Alans. All appear to have survived intact, even if the bases are now a bit more shaded than they were.
Scott

Diades
05-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Thanks to my near neighbours for leaping to my aid when my Chinese got inundated by the coffee coloured waters of the Jaxertes when engaged in a border dispute with the Alans. All appear to have survived intact, even if the bases are now a bit more shaded than they were.
Scott

I've been so close to doing that so many times. More dangerous than rolling your coffee from an easily done point of view, I find is drinking the paintbrush water or spoiling your coffee with paint!

Martin Smith
05-07-2012, 03:11 PM
I've been so close to doing that so many times. More dangerous than rolling your coffee from an easily done point of view, I find is drinking the paintbrush water or spoiling your coffee with paint!

ooooh yes - when painting, it's obligatory to, at some stage, take a sip of coffee that is both cold and mixed with acrylics...:D . yum yum

In the process of uploading a file of photo's onto the Yahoo DBA Group, entitled '2012 Midland DBA Open'. Enjoy !!
M

David Constable
05-08-2012, 04:50 AM
A huge thank you to all. A very friendly-spirited event; excellent catering, challenging games and very generous prizes. Well done to Scott for triumphing on the day (how would things have turned out if I had taken the cynical Draw option on that last bound instead of throwing everything in to let the dice decide?).
(...and for the cognoscenti, Patrick and I are still on speaking terms :D ).

You played the game in the true spirit of a DBA player, unlike one other, shame it did not work for you.

Glad you are still speaking to Patrick, he is a nice lad, and is getting better as a DBA player by leaps and bounds.

David Constable

David Constable
05-08-2012, 04:58 AM
I've been so close to doing that so many times. More dangerous than rolling your coffee from an easily done point of view, I find is drinking the paintbrush water or spoiling your coffee with paint!

Know the feeling, started to spray my Burgundian/WOTR with varnish, only to realize it was white undercoat, luckily a quick application of enamel thinners did the job.

David Constable

Colin the Hittite
05-08-2012, 07:18 AM
Also MAXIMUM KUDOS to David for both providing the prizes* :up and also for taking the Tuaregs, an army which is exxxxxxtrrrrrreeeeeemely challenging to use in an open competition


Strongly seconded!! Well done David - not many competition players would field an army with such a difficult task in so many scenarios. Mind you, your camels almost crushed me and my camels in a small corner of the board! Perhaps we should have a camel themed competition sometime soon... I've now got more camels than I could shake a Tuareg at!

Thanks everyone - well worth the bank loan to buy the fuel

Colin

Scott Russell
05-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Should the prizes have gone:
First, second, novice, plate, and cahones?
Scott

David Constable
05-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Should the prizes have gone:
First, second, novice, plate, and cahones?
Scott

Cahones has alternative definitions, so not suitable I think.

David Constable

David Constable
05-09-2012, 04:46 AM
Strongly seconded!! Well done David - not many competition players would field an army with such a difficult task in so many scenarios. Mind you, your camels almost crushed me and my camels in a small corner of the board! Perhaps we should have a camel themed competition sometime soon... I've now got more camels than I could shake a Tuareg at!

Thanks everyone - well worth the bank loan to buy the fuel

Colin

Nearly won two, so it would have been nice if I had two wins, two draws and two losses, was not to be.

Fuel is a pain, but think about us living up north, we go south way more often than you come north. Never mind, most of the time it is worth doing.

David Constable

Dunctator
05-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Congratulations to Scott! Sorry I missed this one.

Dunc

Denis the Menace
05-09-2012, 05:45 PM
Congratulations to Scott! Sorry I missed this one.
Dunc

Ditto. And ditto.
DTM

Martin Smith
05-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Scott / David - can you tell me..........
Was the Somerset crew Steve P, Mike W and Bob S?? What about Steve Andrews - is he Somerset or Scimitars or local to Alvechurch? and Greg Higgs?
Was the initial draw 'locals vs aliens' ?? (!!)
Martin

see you at Triples!

David Constable
05-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Scott / David - can you tell me..........
Was the Somerset crew Steve P, Mike W and Bob S?? What about Steve Andrews - is he Somerset or Scimitars or local to Alvechurch? and Greg Higgs?
Was the initial draw 'locals vs aliens' ?? (!!)
Martin

see you at Triples!

Not sure about Steve Andrews but think he is Scimitars.
Gregg Higgs is one of the Alvechurch Templer bad boys.

We try to draw it so people either play an Alvechurch player, or at least one they did not travel with.

David Constable

Scott Russell
05-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Martin<
Steve, Mike and Bob are from Somerset. Steve Andrews is from Nottingham or similar.
Scott

Martin Smith
05-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Many thanks....back to scribbling. :yawn

Martin