Potrero War

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Thursday May 22, 2014 - Monday May 26, 2014


2014 May War Armored Combat Scenarios

MARSHALING

The Marshal of the War requests that each Fighting Unit provide one Marshal for each day. Any authorized fighter (with a fighter dot) may be used as a Marshal. This marshal does not need to be one of the fighters, and may be signed up as an MIT at the event. If we have no marshals or help with hay bales, we cannot run our scenarios. MITs (Marshals in Training) are also needed! Remember, you do not have to be a fighter to be a Marshal.

* Any volunteers interested in marshaling may report to Marshal's point each day to check in.

ARMOR INSPECTION

Inspections will happen at the Marshal Point before any fighting begins. Any fighter found with substandard armor will be ejected from the field until they have corrected the problem, they are the free to get re-inspected for the remainder of the weekend.

WEAPONS INSPECTION

Starts at 10:30 AM Friday morning, and 9 A.M. Saturday & Sunday morning at Marshal&'s Point. ALL pole weapons must be inspected and marked prior to entering the Field. All combat arrows must conform to current Caidan rules. No experimental arrows will be used at this War.

BATTLE FIELD HOSPITALITY

Volunteers are needed to help with Battle Field Hospitality for fighters each day. Anyone is welcome to help bring water/gatorade/pickle juice to the fighters, as we will have bottles and bags for people to carry and distribute. Each fighting unit is encouraged to bring at least one flat of water for each fighter.

COMBAT ARCHERY

  • Combat Archery (CA) will be allowed in every battle with the following restrictions

  • During bridge battles CA will only be able to fire while they are on the bridge. They will not be allowed to fire from the sides onto the bridge

  • There will be very little time between battles for arrow inspection. There will be time between each set of battles. Make sure you have enough arrows.

  • If there are large amount of CA on one side, it might be necessary to balance the number of CAs per side. We request that CAs work with the Marshallate and the Fighting Steward to accommodate attempts at balance.

  • There might be restrictions on CA fields of fire during the castle battle, this will be determined by Marshallate and Fighting Steward after the castle is constructed.

SIEGE ARTILLERY

  • Siege weapons will be allowed for all battles.

  • The placement of siege pieces will be done in review with the Marshalls and the Fighting Autorcrat, before each set of battles. This is for safety and fairness.

  • Siege weapons will have no effect on the walls of the castle.

We are looking forward to the amazing fighting at War this year! If you have any questions, please contact the Heavies Autocrat at -

Friday, May 23
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armor/Weapons Inspection
Description: All armor and weapons can be inspected at this time.
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armored Combat Friday
Description: Sides will be divided as evenly as possible, colored tape to be distributed by marshals.

3 Broken Field Battles

* Each battle roughly 5min
* Time between battles 3min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED!
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

2 Bridge Battles

Must hold the center of the bridge. Battles will be fought to the last man or for 20 minutes, at end of 20 minutes side with most minutes holding bridge wins. There will be a flag held at the center of the bridge to indicate which side is in control.

Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED

Hard start times! Please, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

2 Castle Battles

These are timed assaults; there will be a large central gate and two side gates. Attackers have unlimited resurrections, defenders do not get any resurrections.

Side with the shortest time to kill all of the enemy defenders wins, if there is a tie between both sides another battle will be fought, a coin toss will determine who is the defender and attacker.

Each battle approximately 10 min

Time between battles 3 min

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

30 Minute Resurrection Battle
Saturday, May 24
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armor/Weapons Inspection
Description: All armor and weapons can be inspected at this time.
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armored Combat Saturday
Description: 5 Open Field Battles

* Each battle approximately 5 min
* Time between battles 3 min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED!
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

5 Bridge Battles

* Must hold the center of the bridge. Battle will be fought to the last man or for 20 minutes, at end of 30 minutes side with most minutes holding bridge wins.

* Time between battles 3 min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED, UNLESS THE TERRAIN FAVORS ONE OVER THE OTHER.
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

4 Castle Battles

* These are timed assaults; there will be a large central gate and two side gates. Attackers have unlimited resurrections, defenders do not get any resurrections.

* Side with the shortest to get kill all of the enemy defenders wins, if there is a tie between both sides a 5th battle will be fought, a coin toss will determine who is the defender and attacker.

* Each battle approximately 10 min

* Time between battles 3 min

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

1 Hour Long Resurrection Battle

* To be fought under the trees, if the castle or bridge is within the battlefield dimensions these will be considered obstacles and What You See Is What You Get.

If sides are uneven because of attrition then sides will be shifted to even up sides
Sunday, May 25
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armor/Weapons Inspection
Description: All armor and weapons can be inspected at this time.
Time: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Battlefield
Summary: Armored Combat Sunday
Description: 3 Open Field Battles

* Each battle approximately 5 min
* Time between battles 3 min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED!
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

3 Broken Field Battles (Under Trees)

* Each battle approximately 5 min
* Time between battles 3 min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED, UNLESS THE TERRAIN FAVORS ONE OVER THE OTHER.
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

1:00 PM - 3 Bridge Battles

* Must hold the center of the bridge. Battle will be fought to the last man or for 20 minutes, at end of 30 minutes side with most minutes holding bridge wins.

* Time between battles 3 min
* Sides WILL NOT BE SWITCHED, UNLESS THE TERRAIN FAVORS ONE OVER THE OTHER.
* Hard start times, if tired sit out a battle.

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

4 Castle Battles

* These are timed assaults; there will be a large central gate and two side gates. Attackers have unlimited resurrections, defenders do not get any resurrections.

* Side with the shortest to get kill all of the enemy defenders wins, if there is a tie between both sides another battle will be fought, a coin toss will determine who is the defender and attacker.

* Each battle approximately 10 min

* Time between battles 3 min

15 Minute Break to switch battlefields

1 Hour Long Resurrection Battle

* To be fought under the trees, if the castle or bridge is within the battlefield dimensions these will be considered obstacles and What You See Is What You Get.

* If sides are uneven because of attrition then sides will be shifted to even up sides

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