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Northern DBM Doubles League 2006

(The FUN and FRIENDLY League, Now in our 10th Year)

Final League Placings for 2005

Current 2006 League Standings

Northern DBM League Rounds for 2006

For more information contact Colin Betts

Competition Form/Army list/OB Sheet available to print off

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RULES OF THE COMPETITION

The competition is open for teams of two players, using armies of 450pts in total.
Each team may field any number of substitute players as long as one of the opening registered team members takes part in one of the rounds after the opening round.
The rules to be used are WRG DBM ver 3.0 amended to 3.1. (The organisers reserve the right to issue sanctioned amendments at their own discretion).
MS WORD download of 3.1 amendments file is avalible at BHGS site at www.bhgs.co.uk
All current DBM rules are to be used, including those for weather and time of the day.
EXCEPT (Time of the day only if both teams agree)
The valid armies are to be found in the WRG DBM army lists books 1 to 4 2nd edition, except as modified below.
As with other competition of this nature, players are required to supply their own terrain in accordance with their chosen army.

Players will share a COMMON SET OF DICE to be supplied by the attacking players. The defender chooses combat dice first.

Admission to the Northern DBM League is at the sole discretion of the organisers and their decision on all matters is final. An application to enter the Northern DBM League denotes acceptance of these rules.

Also by playing in the Northern DBM League you give the organisers the right to keep information about you and your team, (this will not be passed on to any body out side the NDBML), except for the end of the year results which are passed on to the BHGS for adding to the ranking points.

Each team must use one of the 3 classes of armies over the 5 rounds, and also one of your armies must only have irregular and or regular allied generals, (e.g. so you cannot interchange your pip dice from command to command).

Also each team must play in 3 round of the NDBML to qualify for BHGS ranking points.

Games will be played to 3 or 3.5 hours long depending on the venue at the time of the round.

Also this year we will be using the WHISTLE STOP RULES to end games see below.

"Whistle Stop": "Time" is called at a semi-random time, within 5 to 10 minutes either side of the published finish time. When "Time" is called, the game stops IMMEDIATELY and the result at that point is calculated, except that if in any bound combat has started (ONLY shooting or hand-to-hand) that bounds combats are all resolved.

The key advantages are that it largely removes the highly artificial "Last bound suicide attacks" where you can safely commit elements (especially generals) knowing the opponent has only one, or maybe no more turns. It also makes it harder to use "slow play" to stretch out the last few minutes to prevent the opponent getting in more bounds. It also speeds up collection of results by organisers, allowing a speedier turnaround between games. In terms of "fairness" between attacker and defender, it could be argued that any given player will defend/attack about 50% of the time anyway irrespective of their initial aggression factor given the mathís involved in combining of your and your potential opponents aggression factors, plus the aggression dice in determining who is attacker.


ARMIES LISTS MUST INDICATE

1. The Players Names

2. Which army class it is, which book it is from, it's list number and its date and variant used.

3. Troop type, individual value, number of elements of that type used and total value.

4. The different commands and which troops they contain, including baggage.

5. Each command EE level and army demoralisation EE levels.

All army list and entry fees must be submitted 15 days before each round of the competition date and must be on the Northern DBM league competition entry form if sent by post or by e-mail using Neil Hammondís DBM order of battle program or Microsoft excel or Microsoft word documents only.
Submission of inaccurate, incomplete or poorly laid out and late lists will be penalised.

The Restricted troops rules:

Each team must use one of the 3 classes of armies over the 5 rounds, and also one of there armies must have all non-pip swapping irregular and/or regular allied generals in the army,

(e.g. so you cannot interchange your pip dice from command to command).

Also a team must play in at lease 3 ROUNDS and also use all 3 ARMY CLASSES to qualify for BHGS ranking points.

Restricted troop types are elements of :-

All Knights, Camelry(S), All Artillery, War Wagons(O) & (S), All Elephants, Warband(S).

Armies to be in three classes:-
1. Class 1 army = must include 200AP up to 450AP of restricted troops types

2. Class 2 army = must include 100AP up to 199AP of restricted troops types

3. Class 3 army = may include no more than 99AP of restricted troop types

C-in-C's element who are of a restricted troops type do not count in the restricted troop type total.

Sub-generals and Allied Generals elements who are of a restricted troop type do count in the restricted troop type total.

Army classes are further re-classed by size:-

4. A Class 3 army with MORE than 82 EE's is re-classed as a Class 2

5. A Class 2 army with MORE than 82 EE's is re-classed as a Class 1.

6. Class 1, 2 and 3 armies of 82EE or less are not re-classed

SCORING SYSTEM

In the competition game each army is worth 5 victory points (VP), 1 VP is assigned to each sub or Ally generalís command, the remainder to the C in Cís command.

BONUS VICTORY POINTS (BVP)

Winning players who have broken there enemies army and are of a lower class army than the enemy will receive the difference between the classes of the two armies. E.g. class 3 beats a class 1 army it will gets 2 bonus victory points (BVP),

class 2 beats a class 1 army it gets only 1 bonus victory point (BVP).

1. Class 1 army is the superior/higher army

2. Class 3 army is the inferior/lower army

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Dates for the 2006 Rounds

Round 1. Sunday 5th of February 2006 at Vapnartak in the Knavesmire Suite - York Racecourse, York. Players to Arrive at 08:30 for a 09:00 start, Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 19/01/06.
York Wargames Society - Vapnartak 2006

Round 2. Sunday 9th of April 2006 at Emlyn Hall on Emlyn Street, Walkden Manchester
at the Manchester Area Wargames Society  meeting hall Map to the hall
Players to arrive at 09:30 am for a 10:00 start to the games. Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 18/03/06.

Round 3. Sunday 18th of June 2006 at Emlyn Hall on Emlyn Street, Walkden Manchester
at the Manchester Area Wargames Society  meeting hall Map to the hall
Players to arrive at 09:30 am for a 10:00 start to the games. Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 23/05/06.

Round 4. Sunday 3rd of September 2006 at Emlyn Hall on Emlyn Street, Walkden Manchester
at the Manchester Area Wargames Society  meeting hall Map to the hall
Players to arrive at 09:30 am for a 10:00 start to the games. Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 19/08/06 (Britcon weekend).
(Note this is a change from the previous advertised venue which was in Blackpool)

Round 5. Sunday 26th November 2006 at The Leeds Royal Armouries
Players to arrive at 08:30am for a 09:00start to the games. Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 10/11/06
Players arriving by car please contact Colin for parking arrangements



Dates for the 2007 Rounds

Round 1. Sunday 4th of February 2007 at Vapnartak 2007
in the Knavesmire Suite - York Racecourse, York.
Players to Arrive at 08:15 for a 08:45 start,
Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 18/01/07.
York Wargames Society -
York Wargames Society - Vapnartak 2007

Round 2. Sunday 1st of April 2007 at Emlyn Hall
on Emlyn Street, Walkden Manchester at the Manchester Area Wargames Society
 meeting hall Map to the hall for map.
Players to arrive at 09:30 am for a 10:00 start to the games.
Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 16/03/07.

Round 3. Sunday 1st of July 2007 Venue and date yet to be confirmed

Round 4. Sunday 9th or 30th September 2007 Venue and date yet to be confirmed

Round 5. Sunday 25th November 2007 at The Leeds Royal Armouries
Players to arrive at 08:30am for a 09:00start to the games. Army list to Colin or Geoff by the 09/11/07
Players arriving by car please contact Colin for parking arrangements



The entry fee for the 2006 season will be kept at £7.50p per team per round, this will include Admission into the venues.

For more information and Enquiries, list and entry fees, (cheques only please),
15 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT TO,

Mr Colin Betts
24 Taylor Street
Hollingworth
Via Hyde
Cheshire
SK14 8PA
Home Tel: 01457 764471
FAX: 01457 763553
E-Mail = colin.ceasefire@virgin.net

For more information about the Northern DBM League, visit the web site at
www.maws.org.uk and Geoff Pearson (web master) geoff.pearson3@btinternet.com
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